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  • Summary: (Also known as "Cleopatra: Riddle of the Tomb") You are in the middle of a civil war in ancient Egypt, pitting Cleopatra's supporters against those of her brother and husband, Ptolemy, who is ravaging the country. In the midst of all this, you are a young apprentice to Akkad, Cleopatra's chief astrologist and astronomist and you fall in love with your master's daughter. But one day, you discover that both of them have been kidnapped. You learn from Cleopatra that he has a prophecy that holds the fate of Egypt. Set out on their trail through the ruins of Egypt, including such legendary sites as the Library of Alexandria and the Lighthouse, all while meeting a whole host of mysterious characters. Can you save Egypt and its Queen, too? Expand
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  1. The bad dialogue took away for the otherwise sold Egyptian feel to the title.
  2. 77
    High quality visuals, appropriate atmosphere, and puzzles that go beyond finding keys (even to open doors!) all combine to make a good adventure game.
  3. This is a nice enough game for adventure enthusiasts who are looking for an inexpensive game with lots of puzzles. The Egyptian setting is nicely done, too. A longer game time, plus more Egyptian history, would have been a good addition.
  4. In some ways, Cleopatra: Riddle of the Tomb feels like a family-friendly, casual version of an adventure game. It's engaging, it's simple, and it's short, and it has a premise that's easy to identify with.
  5. Authentic puzzles and ancient atmosphere make Riddle of the Tomb a cut above the average point-and-click adventure.
  6. This Cleopatra is no legendary beauty, but it is an adventure that will appeal to genre fans. [Sept 2008, p.69]
  7. If you do finish Riddle of the Tomb, you won't be drawn back into the story by an interesting denouement. Like the rest of the game, it splutters and fades, leaving you cold and bored.

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