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  • Summary: Step into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic adventure! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must useStep into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic adventure! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions - the Staff of Moses. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings features completely interactive environments, where players need to call upon their wits and daring to make each spring-loaded environment a weapon in order to dispense of foes in clever and unexpected ways. Also, embark upon thrilling action sequences that remain true to the spirit established in scenes such as Indy's pursuit of the motorcade in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the mine-cart scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the free-for-all aboard the tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a pity, because although it has very interesting aspects, the final result is not as good as it should have been.
  2. Even so, its relatively short escape to parts unknown, coupled with its limited gameplay, can make this adventure feel like another in a growing string of low moments in Indy's console career.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    It all feels a little soulless. [Sept 2009, p.106]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Very successful PS2 port. Staff of Kings is very hard game, but it provides a lot of fun! It's great game! Great battle system, puzzles andVery successful PS2 port. Staff of Kings is very hard game, but it provides a lot of fun! It's great game! Great battle system, puzzles and interface. This game is great back of Indiana Jones and I recommend that for everyone. Expand
  2. May 15, 2011
    7
    This game is very enjoyable but pretty liner. I don't think this game should be rated as bad as this. Though they could have made it better.This game is very enjoyable but pretty liner. I don't think this game should be rated as bad as this. Though they could have made it better. They could have made it much more open, and have alot more things for you to do. Collapse
  3. Sep 28, 2015
    4
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is the second Indiana Jones game I've played on the PS2, after The Emperor's Tomb, and it really didn'tIndiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is the second Indiana Jones game I've played on the PS2, after The Emperor's Tomb, and it really didn't feel like an improvement at all.

    The controls feel somewhat unresponsive. The graphics in this game are really bad, even for a PS2 game. The environments are dull and empty. The face of Indy looks weird, even on the front of the box he looks less like Indy than on the box from the older game.

    You can't use a weapon whenever you want. There are fixed points in the game where you get to shoot a gun without being able to run around, just like an old -fashioned on rail shooter. But the controls feel clunky and make the shooting sequences very unpleasant.

    The person who did the voice acting for Indiana Jones did a rather good job, he really sounds a lot like him.

    The Indiana Jones movie series delivered some of the best adventure movies ever, but unfortunately there is no good Indiana Jones game made for the Playstation console as to this date.

    I can't give this game more than 4 out of 10.
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  4. BryanFear
    Sep 6, 2009
    2
    Utter crap. Fate of Atlantis and The Infernal Machine were vastly superior to this game. How many years was this in the making again? Two?Utter crap. Fate of Atlantis and The Infernal Machine were vastly superior to this game. How many years was this in the making again? Two? Three? What a train-wreck. It's horrible player control reminds me of the old Fifth Element game from a decade or so ago. Expand