Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2003
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    Getting the Mummy burnt, shocked, and sliced makes for both fun and funny gameplay. Watching Sphinx do double-jumps and sword strokes, on the other hand, fills me with "eh." [Dec 2003, p.204]
  2. Basically, we have a four-star Cursed Mummy game held back by a three-star Sphinx game, bringing the overall game average to three-and-a-half. [Dec 2003, p.172]
  3. 70
    Sticky controls sometimes mar play, and a temperamental camera makes for difficult combat. Sphinx showboats lush, densely populated environments, good texturing, and fantastic character animations.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    70
    A great debut and one that should be applauded by gamers that want some variety and imagination put back into their platforming.
  5. Works for young players looking for an easier version of games such as "Prince of Persia."
  6. games(TM)
    60
    While Sphinx's adventures are rather average and play very similarly to "Starfox Adventures" and the Zelda games, the Mummy levels are a different matter - stealth and laughs abound in equal measures and there are some extremely clever puzzles that fully exploit the Mummy's undead status. [Mar 2004, p.119]
  7. Attempts to be a platform game heavy on the puzzles, but it's really just a boring platform game. It's too bad it's a video game and not a slide show, because playing the game is almost painfully boring at times despite the graphics.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JorgeD.
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    Brilliant action adventure with clever puzzles mixed in. Sphinx provides the action, and the mummy provides the puzzle solving. Absolutely Brilliant action adventure with clever puzzles mixed in. Sphinx provides the action, and the mummy provides the puzzle solving. Absolutely one of the best games I've played. Bring on a sequel already!! Full Review »
  2. matrix1004
    Dec 13, 2007
    7
    Fun at parts. Using the mummy is cool. Ended up taking a liittle bit too long for me, especially with all the directionless back tracking. Fun at parts. Using the mummy is cool. Ended up taking a liittle bit too long for me, especially with all the directionless back tracking. Don't bother wasting time catching all the animals/creatures for the museum (or whatever it is), because you don't get anything for completing it all. The lack of voice overs really hurts the characters and the game over all. Decent game for how cheap you can get it nowadys ($5). Full Review »
  3. MikeM.
    Jun 3, 2007
    8
    A very nice surprise! Anyone who likes these types of games owe it to themselves to pick this one up. It can get frustrating on occasion, and A very nice surprise! Anyone who likes these types of games owe it to themselves to pick this one up. It can get frustrating on occasion, and there is one game-stopping bug in particular (be sure to keep two incremental saves!), but well worth your time. I admit to having a weak spot for Egyptian-themed games, but still...this one's really good! Full Review »