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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. This title's epic scope, engrossing story, and addictive combat system easily outweigh these minor concerns. [Aug 2003, p.92]
  2. 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.
  3. 80
    I'd only get this if I were desperately in need of a new adventure game (any adventure game), or a ridiculous Indy fan. Or, if I'd never played an Indiana Jones game before, I'd get it but on another system.
  4. A classic adventure that doesn't try to innovate yet still manages to deliver the goods.
  5. Indy has a game that is worthy of his name in terms of gameplay and style, but definitely not technically on the Playstation 2.
  6. The framerate here bogs down so much that it actually hampers gameplay. And there's no excuse for that - Emperor's Tomb isn't doing anything PS2 can't handle. [Aug 2003, p.98]
  7. 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: 5 out of 6
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  1. PaulH.
    Dec 7, 2003
    10
    Brillent my son loves this game and so do i.
  2. 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 ever stop playin this game enuff to get a girl! Expand
  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 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. 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 much better if the controls were improved. It feels clunky, confusing, and really holds it back from what it could have been. Expand