Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The addition of action elements to this adventure game really help keep it moving and exciting.
  2. A solid adventure title that features great graphics, nice atmosphere and excellent sound. However, poorly implemented controls and a tricky camera mar the gameplay.
  3. A fun and imaginative game that, while not particularly engrossing or challenging, will entertain and amuse quite well.
  4. The game doesn't innovate the genre in any way, but it does provide long hours of fun gameplay for those of us who are fans of action-adventure games.
  5. It's stylish, fun and let's you go nuts with a whip.
  6. 80
    The music, puts the game right up over the top giving it an epic theatrical feel that makes it a fun play every time.
  7. Manages to capture the spirit of the films and packs a ton of combat and action sequences into a good old-fashioned adventure game. The puzzles are mindless so check your brain at the door.
  8. 72
    My biggest gripes against the game are the tricky camera and the horrible and frequent swimming bits. The interface is also somewhat clunky interface but, outside of these three issues, I had a lot of fun.
  9. While Emperor's Tomb has a few control issues that will take some time to get used to, the game's fast pace definitely makes for an interesting adventure.
  10. Though it's no classic tale, Emperor's Tomb has both actioning and adventuring in spades, whisking you off on a gorgeous cross-continental tour of exotic locales. [June 2003, p.68]
  11. Provides solid 3D platforming action with some panache - and the occasional little graphics glitch. [June 2003, p.94]
  12. 68
    Rather than approaching the controls from a PC-centric point of view, the developers seemed to be trying to graft the Xbox's analog stick control-pad system directly onto a mouse and keyboard setup.
  13. Despite the occasionally clunky controls, Emperor’s Tomb does impress with its hand-to-hand brawls (Ms. Croft would be lost without HER weapons) and the free-range exploration allowed within each level.
  14. It gets the feel of the character right, and while the levels and controls can become annoying at times, most of the gameplay - particularly when fighting - is entertaining. [July 2003, p.82]
  15. Instant deaths, glitchy combat, uninspiring boss encounters and twitchy controls conspire to make this a below-par experience. If it wasn't for the occasional flashes of imagination and the familiarity and richness conveyed through the license then The Emperor's Tomb would be utterly forgettable. [May 2003, p.99]

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