Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Indiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis andIndiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with mysterious, alluring partner Mei Ying, you'll leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales, fighting hand-to-hand combat from street brawls to martial arts battles. It will take more than just your trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to possess the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon?" [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Game Informer
    83
    This title's epic scope, engrossing story, and addictive combat system easily outweigh these minor concerns. [Aug 2003, p.92]
  2. This may not be the prettiest game, but it plays great. It's a little mellow, yet still very addictive.
  3. 80
    It's well worth your time to play through, if only for the motorcycle and gun turret scenes, and some of the more freakish weirdoes to cull later in your romp.
  4. A classic adventure that doesn't try to innovate yet still manages to deliver the goods.
  5. 60
    A mix of intense head-bashing against smart A.I. and an occasional crate-smashing balance out to some solid gameplay.
  6. Indy has a game that is worthy of his name in terms of gameplay and style, but definitely not technically on the Playstation 2.
  7. Edge Magazine
    40
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Happyman
    Jun 30, 2003
    10
    This game is the best game ever... buy this and theres no reason to buy another game!!! EVER!!! im naming my first born indiana... if i everThis game is the best game ever... buy this and theres no reason to buy another game!!! EVER!!! im naming my first born indiana... if i ever stop playin this game enuff to get a girl! Expand
  2. PaulH.
    Dec 7, 2003
    10
    Brillent my son loves this game and so do i.
  3. [Anonyomous]
    Jun 29, 2003
    9
    I played this game on xbox and I think its great. The story isn't too good, but the game play makes up for it. Don't buy this game I played this game on xbox and I think its great. The story isn't too good, but the game play makes up for it. Don't buy this game right away, but if you're interested rent. I really enjoyed it. Expand
  4. TomC.
    Feb 22, 2004
    9
    Good story line and great hand to hand combat. A must for any Indy Fan.
  5. AndrewJ.
    Jun 26, 2004
    7
    It's no Tomb Raider, but I still had fun! :)
  6. Oct 2, 2015
    7
    I have a soft spot in my heart for the Indiana Jones movies and so whenever there will be an Indiana Jones game coming out, I will hope andI have a soft spot in my heart for the Indiana Jones movies and so whenever there will be an Indiana Jones game coming out, I will hope and pray it will be worthy of this great movie series.

    But alas, so far I haven't played an Indiana Jones game which is as high quality as the movies they are based on. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (2009) had rather poor gameplay and unattractive graphics. Only the music was nice. Whenever i hear the Indiana Jones main theme it automatically brings me in a good mood and a smile will appear on my face.

    Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb is an older game but for me it has nicer gameplay and feels more true to the movies. The graphics are not very pretty on the PS2 even for a game made in 2003, but the sound is nice and the levels interesting. It feels a bit like playing the Tomb Raider games, which reminded me of the Indiana Jones movies when i first played them many years ago.

    The Indiana Jones games are not nearly as good as the Tomb Raider games though. The controls are just awkward and feel clumsy, the enemies are annoying coz shooting them is such a hassle. The best feature of this game is the whip, which can be used to jump over ravines but also to smack the enemies around a bit. It feels all the more satisfying to do so because the shooting and fighting mechanics are so poor.

    The face of Indy looks like Harrison Ford's and the voice actor who did the voice of Indiana Jones delivers a sound pretty similar to Harrison Ford's voice. The music is atmospheric and creates a nice movie feel.

    The game would be a lot less enjoyable if it didn't bring back those fond memories of going to the cinema to see the Indiana Jones movies and become emerged in this exotic world of adventure. But because it does exactly that, i rate this game a score of 7 out of 10.
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  7. Sam
    May 17, 2006
    6
    Now I love Indiana Jones just as much as the next guy, but this is just sad. Not to say I didn't enjoy myself, but it could have been so Now I love Indiana Jones just as much as the next guy, but this is just sad. Not to say I didn't enjoy myself, but it could have been so much better if the controls were improved. It feels clunky, confusing, and really holds it back from what it could have been. Expand