Strange things are happening at Great Britain’s museum of natural history in 1890. A gang of ruthless thugs has broken into the establishment, the Eye of Isis Egyptian statue has been stolen, and a mysterious fog has overtaken a number of areas of the museum killing and transforming all it comes into contact with.
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Mostly Positive (52 reviews) - 75% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2003

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“Curse: The Eye of Isis is a fun, creepy, good looking horror game.”
78% – IGN

“The graphics are dripping with dark Victorian depravity. The environments look and feel old and worn and gloomy.”
73% – GameZone

“It's worthy of a spot in your collection beside Resident Evil and Silent Hill and should provide several good evenings of fright.”
69% – Game Chronicles

About This Game


Strange things are happening at Great Britain’s museum of natural history in 1890. A gang of ruthless thugs has broken into the establishment, the Eye of Isis Egyptian statue has been stolen, and a mysterious fog has overtaken a number of areas of the museum killing and transforming all it comes into contact with.

In this survival horror game you will be playing as museum curator/archeologist Victoria Sutton and her childhood friend Darien Dane, you’ll have to fight the various beings and entities created by this fog. You'll spend considerable time in the museum, take a steam train to the coast and travel the seas in a huge cargo ship before finally entering the pyramid tomb where you must find and destroy the source of this ancient evil.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium® III 600 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce III or ATI Radeon 9000
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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Mostly Positive (52 reviews)
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Spitfire
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is awesome. Maybe the game is old but its scary for me :) and it run on my old 2008 computer.
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A very hot piece of Kek™
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11
This is not the ISIS you're looking for
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StarNate
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
nope
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Ithaqua
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
Pro:
Creepy dated horror game
Low system spec
Decent Story

Con:
Crap Controls

Overall:
5/10 +1 story -2 controls = 4/10

Thumbs sideways. Thumbs up ... but ONLY if you can get this for under $1.
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beak2002
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
For whatever reason my entire review got deleted when I went to post! Ugh! Long story short, this is a fun survival horror game that was unfairly maligned when released. Solid game play with an adventure feel like mixing Resident Evil 1-3, the Silent Hill series, Eternal Darkness and the Indiana Jones movies. Definitely give it a check.

Pros:

-Old school survival horror gameplay
-Decent graphics with fun monsters to fight, excellent locations to explore and entertaining bosses
-Excellent, creepy sound design
-Engaging story with 2 characters to switch between
-Travelling inventory save/storage character is well-implemented
-Satisfying campaign length (took me about 10 hours, some of my gameplay time was spent paused)
-Solid selection of weapons
-Cool mix between puzzles, exploration and combat

Cons:

-Clunky controls and unable to remap movement keys (you get used to it)
-Story conclusion is somewhat half baked
-Character models could use some work
-2 different characters but no different abilities
-More melee weapons would be fun
-Body part targeting mechanic is under-utilized (necessary in boss fights but really nowhere else)

Rating: 7.8/10

Fans of overlooked, underrated horror games like Cold Fear, Cursed Mountain, etc., should have a blast with this!
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yuru
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 20, 2015
This game really accomplishes to fetch the vibe of old resident evil games in looks, atmosphere and feeling. If you like those early third person shooters give it a try!
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Merim
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 16, 2015
Its a good game, the controls were a bit strange at first but you get used to it. The story was interesting, and the horror is quite good. Just remember to ALWAYS be on your guard whenever you notice something.... Uncomfortable, or strange. I have no issues when playing this, runs smoothly and was able to beat the game. I would recommend it, may be a worth of your time.
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‡ Arthedain ‡
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 1, 2015
Thought I'd be able to kill members of ISIS....but it turned out better than that.
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Addictiveme
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28, 2015
Picked this up cheap on sale, around 20c I think.
It will never launch through Steam, you gotta open it through the Steam folder and run the exe.
(edit: if you go to the game folder in SteamApps and delete the installScripts files it will launch through Steam)
Overall quite an enjoyable game, got about 6.5 - 7 hours worth of gameplay and it was fun.
There were a few "jumpscares" throughout (if you can call it that), but not many actual scary moments. I don't think it detracts from the game, though. It has it's own charm.

Pros:
- Some scary moments/jumpscares (not too bad)
- Decent puzzles
- Story was alright
- Good amount of gameplay
- Holds up decently for a 15 yr old game
- Abdul has always got your back
- Definitely worth picking up on sale

Cons:
- Fighting gets really easy once you get the hang of it, I never died from combat.
- Some vital information is never explicitly given to you (ie, that you can manipulate Abdul's inventory so he can hold stuff for you. He does technically say "I can hold some items for you" but it never tells you how to do that. Just open your inventory while facing him)
- No objective tracking, tough if you stop playing for a while and forget what you were doing.
- You never really have to use any ranged weapon, Truncheon is OP.
- No way to remap movement controls
- Boss fights are insanely easy
- Some controls are really poor ( ie: The hook controls in that one boss fight )

Overall I'd give it 6-7/10, I had fun playing it and I'd recommend giving it a try.
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The Weredragon
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23, 2015
Doesn't work. Some video issues that all I see are two startup video logos and game itself is all black; And I mean monitor dead black. I tried all video res setting but nothing.
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Orlacktherof
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13, 2015
While this game might be old and very linear, I had fun with it. It's got a somewhat weird story progression, but It is understandable. Solid game, not many bugs, but controls could fare much better.
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SEO
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25, 2015
since they bothered to put this game on steam to get some money, they could have spent some time making the control system at least...decent.
For me ..it's simply unplayable; too bad 'cause it looked great.
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FUCKING PRINCESS KENNY TWEEK
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18, 2015
I remember when I played it on my PS2, and I was really frustated because the save was like, 2 MB... LOL
I didn't remeber how cool was this game though, really happy for buying it, and I recommend it if you like old and classic third person survival horror.
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Daddy's Nippy
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11, 2015
Has fixed camera angles like in the first batch of RE games.
Always loved that in horror games; makes the player anxious and uneasy as they have no way of knowing whats around corners or in the rooms they just entered.

Game's a little dated but still holds up well interms of the story and atmosphere. (compared to most horror titles now, the enemies seem a bit goofy and unthreatening, but the soundeffects they make are enough to still get your heartrate up, especially when you hear them coming but dont know where from)

Overall enjoyment: 8/10
Especially when you get it for a buck like I did.
(recommed Hard Difficulty on first playthrough)
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brk
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5, 2015
Pretty good game,

The cutscenes are still pretty nice, even for a game made in 2003. Uses suspense to drag you in and scare you. These can usually subtle things like someone walking past a door or a door mysteriously opening or closing. The one problem was the controls, they are extremely weird. But, there is a pretty good guide on the community page, helped me alot.
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Ric
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6, 2015
Resident Evil of late 19th century. Great gameplay and atmosphere. Totally recommend! 5/5
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KissyMe ArSe
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6, 2015
Stupid game.....controls suck could'nt even figure out how to protect myself while getting attack. ugg
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Diamond Ducky Deluxe
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23, 2015
Nice atmosphere and story, decent voice overs, and decent graphics, considering the time its made.

But .....

Controls are just really oldfashionned, using arrowkeys to move. (When your avatar moves forward, use up, moves back , use down, moves left (from avatar view) hit left, and ofc. move right with the right arrow key, but all movement is from avatars perspective)

There is barely room to turn with your mouse. I been hugging quite a lot of walls. when you move forward, and are almost at the end of the screen, the picture in the screen moves to the next scene. No way to look around decently. And when you look at your avatar while trying to move, you have to think in opposite direction (left = right and vv) very confusing!

I am sure the controls take some time to get used to. I doubt I will finish it, so far I found it too annoying to continue. Been hugging too many walls.

So recommended? For the atmosphere and story, YES, but for the ancient controls NO. Not to be played anymore anno 2015, unless its for old memories' sake.

Because it is now 2015 and gaming world changed a lot, I put it on not reccomended. Time for a remake maybe? In modern style, I will sure play it again.
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Kanastro
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9, 2015
This is an old game. Dont come here expecting the latest graphics and effects.
The gameplay and the ambiance are very nice. Havent played much, but enjoying so far.
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Thought I'd be able to kill members of ISIS....but it turned out better than that.
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Posted: August 24, 2014
A fun survival horror game from a company that mainly made just straight adventure games so it has plenty of story and puzzles
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Posted: February 6, 2015
Resident Evil of late 19th century. Great gameplay and atmosphere. Totally recommend! 5/5
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
A fun but cheesy survival horror reminiscent of Eternal Darkness for GC, or Obscure. Graphics are a little rough and the controls suck... but the atmosphere is great, and that is what counts with these types of games.

Regarding compatability issues, Im on windows 7 with and AMD card and a i5 processor and had no issues what so ever, other than an arm stretching glitch in one room, which was just silly to me. Nothing game breaking.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
For whatever reason my entire review got deleted when I went to post! Ugh! Long story short, this is a fun survival horror game that was unfairly maligned when released. Solid game play with an adventure feel like mixing Resident Evil 1-3, the Silent Hill series, Eternal Darkness and the Indiana Jones movies. Definitely give it a check.

Pros:

-Old school survival horror gameplay
-Decent graphics with fun monsters to fight, excellent locations to explore and entertaining bosses
-Excellent, creepy sound design
-Engaging story with 2 characters to switch between
-Travelling inventory save/storage character is well-implemented
-Satisfying campaign length (took me about 10 hours, some of my gameplay time was spent paused)
-Solid selection of weapons
-Cool mix between puzzles, exploration and combat

Cons:

-Clunky controls and unable to remap movement keys (you get used to it)
-Story conclusion is somewhat half baked
-Character models could use some work
-2 different characters but no different abilities
-More melee weapons would be fun
-Body part targeting mechanic is under-utilized (necessary in boss fights but really nowhere else)

Rating: 7.8/10

Fans of overlooked, underrated horror games like Cold Fear, Cursed Mountain, etc., should have a blast with this!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Wow what an oldie. I had this on back on the Xbox original consol, it sold as a budget title. So $5 is no bad deal for a trip down memory lane for me. This game is a Resident Evil 1, 2,3 knock off. It does have issues, but most of this is due to the age of the game. The story is solid. The character moves when you need him to. The clues are all laid out. The Settings are fun. I am especially fond of the museum. The grafics are dated and so is the gameplay. The movement especially , no matter what way you are facing you must press up in order for your character to move.
All and all I do recomend the game it is one of those older games that got missed back in the day. If you have an afternoon free and you are waiting for the next big release game, try it is only about $5. If you do not want to pay that I am sure this game will go sale on the big Steam Sales possibly for $1 or less. And it is anly about 600MB. not much room at all, barly took me 3 min. to download. So I say give it a try.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Has fixed camera angles like in the first batch of RE games.
Always loved that in horror games; makes the player anxious and uneasy as they have no way of knowing whats around corners or in the rooms they just entered.

Game's a little dated but still holds up well interms of the story and atmosphere. (compared to most horror titles now, the enemies seem a bit goofy and unthreatening, but the soundeffects they make are enough to still get your heartrate up, especially when you hear them coming but dont know where from)

Overall enjoyment: 8/10
Especially when you get it for a buck like I did.
(recommed Hard Difficulty on first playthrough)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A survival horror game that the atmosphere on the game is spot on. The controls may be a little meh but you can change buttons to your own preferences. The game may be overlooked but it is a classic gem. The background noises in the game are eerie and bone chilling. The only con i have about this game is the game doesn't like Steam overlay and the In-game status always crashes and it tells you you're not even playing the game even though you are but it's not that big of a deal. But I wished that they fixed that. Besides that, Curse: The Eye of Isis is an awesome survival horror game. I definitely recommend trying out this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
It's an old game, but modern horror game developers could learn a thing or two from this era.. definite gem. Only minor problems with the game, controls seem a little clunky at first but they don't take much to adapt to. It's been awhile since a game truly gave me the feel of suspense without resorting to jump scares, gore or even music. the ambiencde is subtle but effective.I'm not even a horror gamer, the only game that I'd play is the Last of Us and that was probably the worst i went, as creepy as some others may be they don't achieve what these 2 games do.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A fun little horror/adventure game if you don't mind some clunky controls. Buy on sale, though it's pretty cheap to begin with.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
This is an old game. Dont come here expecting the latest graphics and effects.
The gameplay and the ambiance are very nice. Havent played much, but enjoying so far.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Truly a remarkable game. Graphics 10/10.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Has a good "older game" feel to it. Runs smooth too.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Pro:
Creepy dated horror game
Low system spec
Decent Story

Con:
Crap Controls

Overall:
5/10 +1 story -2 controls = 4/10

Thumbs sideways. Thumbs up ... but ONLY if you can get this for under $1.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
While this game might be old and very linear, I had fun with it. It's got a somewhat weird story progression, but It is understandable. Solid game, not many bugs, but controls could fare much better.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015
This game really accomplishes to fetch the vibe of old resident evil games in looks, atmosphere and feeling. If you like those early third person shooters give it a try!
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15 of 33 people (45%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2015
Nice atmosphere and story, decent voice overs, and decent graphics, considering the time its made.

But .....

Controls are just really oldfashionned, using arrowkeys to move. (When your avatar moves forward, use up, moves back , use down, moves left (from avatar view) hit left, and ofc. move right with the right arrow key, but all movement is from avatars perspective)

There is barely room to turn with your mouse. I been hugging quite a lot of walls. when you move forward, and are almost at the end of the screen, the picture in the screen moves to the next scene. No way to look around decently. And when you look at your avatar while trying to move, you have to think in opposite direction (left = right and vv) very confusing!

I am sure the controls take some time to get used to. I doubt I will finish it, so far I found it too annoying to continue. Been hugging too many walls.

So recommended? For the atmosphere and story, YES, but for the ancient controls NO. Not to be played anymore anno 2015, unless its for old memories' sake.

Because it is now 2015 and gaming world changed a lot, I put it on not reccomended. Time for a remake maybe? In modern style, I will sure play it again.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
since they bothered to put this game on steam to get some money, they could have spent some time making the control system at least...decent.
For me ..it's simply unplayable; too bad 'cause it looked great.
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