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 (57 reviews) - 70% of the 57 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 (57 reviews)
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5-Stack Developer
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 2
I'm sure it was a good game on whatever console it was meant for or an old PC (4:3 screen) with gamepad. Currently you need to adapt way too much to the game for it to be playable. There are unrebindable keys (movement and more) and no wide screen support.
Combat is typical playstation combat in games like these. What bothers me most is the 4 second cutscene when opening doors, which plays over and over again when trying out locked doors.
Only good for lovecraftian fetishists. Not related to the radical islamist group at all.
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LOLZ
2.5 hrs
Posted: June 28
The game is fine, it runs well on my PC, but I can´t use some of the prompted keys (I wonder if my computer is responsible for that).
My main problem is that I can´t bring up the map, so I got lost very often, that´s why I don´t recommend this game (and a search on the internet didn´t show one). Or maybe I missed it, but I thoroughly searched every room.
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JonesR
12.6 hrs
Posted: June 4
Curse: The Eye of Isis is an action adventure on the likes of early Resident Evil games where you play the role of two different characters on a mission to remove a curse from your family as a result of displacing the Isis statue. While the overall story is reasonable, I got really frustrated with the game on so many levels.

The keyboard controls were so awful I ended up using a controller, but those controls were only slightly less awful. The biggest pain was the ever changing camera angles which seemed to be almost purposely meant to frustrate movement on a level I have never experienced. The combat was absolute trash, especially the boss fights. When a billy club can dish out more damage than a mortar cannon, you know there's some serious issues. There's an endless supply of respawning minions that further make combat more mundane than entertaining. Finding the next objective is near impossible. There are no way points and there is no objective list to aid your quest. You do have a fat dude sidekick that always spawns after whatever obstacle you were trying to overcome, but he can't help you get past the obstacle. The inventory system was a mess to the point of not having slots available to pick up key quest items and no way to actually drop items other than giving them to said fat man or your alternate character.

I honestly can't believe I finished this game because there were so many moments where I just wanted to rage uninstall. If you're like me and enjoy enduring constant pain and misery, then this is a title worthy of playing. I'm going to go walk on some broken glass barefoot now.
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Spitfire
2.2 hrs
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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¤ ϟ Sayaka ϟ ¤
0.2 hrs
Posted: February 19
AMAZING
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A very hot piece of Kek™
1.5 hrs
Posted: February 11
This is not the ISIS you're looking for
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StarNate
0.3 hrs
Posted: January 25
nope
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Ithaqua
2.7 hrs
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
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
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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1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I'm sure it was a good game on whatever console it was meant for or an old PC (4:3 screen) with gamepad. Currently you need to adapt way too much to the game for it to be playable. There are unrebindable keys (movement and more) and no wide screen support.
Combat is typical playstation combat in games like these. What bothers me most is the 4 second cutscene when opening doors, which plays over and over again when trying out locked doors.
Only good for lovecraftian fetishists. Not related to the radical islamist group at all.
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88 of 126 people (70%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
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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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
This is not the ISIS you're looking for
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Curse: The Eye of Isis is an action adventure on the likes of early Resident Evil games where you play the role of two different characters on a mission to remove a curse from your family as a result of displacing the Isis statue. While the overall story is reasonable, I got really frustrated with the game on so many levels.

The keyboard controls were so awful I ended up using a controller, but those controls were only slightly less awful. The biggest pain was the ever changing camera angles which seemed to be almost purposely meant to frustrate movement on a level I have never experienced. The combat was absolute trash, especially the boss fights. When a billy club can dish out more damage than a mortar cannon, you know there's some serious issues. There's an endless supply of respawning minions that further make combat more mundane than entertaining. Finding the next objective is near impossible. There are no way points and there is no objective list to aid your quest. You do have a fat dude sidekick that always spawns after whatever obstacle you were trying to overcome, but he can't help you get past the obstacle. The inventory system was a mess to the point of not having slots available to pick up key quest items and no way to actually drop items other than giving them to said fat man or your alternate character.

I honestly can't believe I finished this game because there were so many moments where I just wanted to rage uninstall. If you're like me and enjoy enduring constant pain and misery, then this is a title worthy of playing. I'm going to go walk on some broken glass barefoot now.
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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