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  • Summary: 1947. The nazis have been crushed, the Cold War has begun and Soviet agents are sniffing around an ancient ruin. Grab your whip and fedora and join Indy in a globespanning race to unearth the mysterious "Infernal Machine". Survive the challenges of unusual beasts, half the Red Army and more (including - oh no - snakes!) . Puzzle your way through 17 chapters of an action-packed story. Travel the world to exotic locales, from the ruins of Babylon to Egyptian deserts. All the weapons you'll need, including firearms, explosives-and of course Indy's trusty whip and revolver. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. If you get past the controls, you'll be rewarded with a fun, thoughtful adventure.
  2. If you've never experienced "Tomb Raider," this game will rock your world. Otherwise it'll be about as familiar as a two-year-old pair of shoes.
  3. 80
    The "Tomb Raider" that Nintendo 64 owners never got. It's a complex, sometimes downright difficult puzzle-filled action-adventure with beautiful visuals and a fun storyline.
  4. A consistently excellent action/adventure with original level design and excellent visuals and audio.
  5. An adventure game that looks and plays shamelessly like "Tomb Raider," only without the oversized breasts.
  6. A big game, to be sure, with enough levels to keep you busy over a three-day rental period. The puzzles within them aren't very original or entertaining, but seeing that this is the only Tomb Raider-style game to come to the Nintendo 64, it deserves at least a little leeway.
  7. The slow-paced gameplay and monotonous platform-style action is likely to grate on your nerves and provide more than a few bouts of exhausted frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Bobsyourapple
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    Thrilling.
  2. Joe
    Sep 22, 2001
    9
    It's a pretty hard game and very challenging, but it's still lots of fun.
  3. AdamA.
    Jan 30, 2002
    9
    I wish there weren't so many little gliches in the game. Other than that the game was awesome.
  4. MarkM.
    Mar 21, 2007
    3
    "Nope". Controls are lousy, can't seem to climb a 2ft ledge without having to press the A button more than 4 times.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 19, 2007
    3
    Due to horrible controls, a depthless storyline and the awfully simple puzzels compared to previous Indiana Jones titles, no more than a 3 is justified. LucasArts should have put more attention to the technical side as well as to the storyline. It's a shame title considering the potential of the Indiana Jones series and character. Collapse