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  • Summary: An original 3rd person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of Ancient Egypt. Traveling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of Set, Shinx's journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, The Mummy, toAn original 3rd person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of Ancient Egypt. Traveling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of Set, Shinx's journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, The Mummy, to help when being inconspicuous is the only solution. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world. [THQ] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. All in all, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is a truly fun little romp. While not as long as some games, it's worth the price of admission just to see the Mummy dancing with electricity or flattened like a piece of paper!
  2. It’s well-crafted, challenging in all of the right ways and just a heck of a lot of fun to play with a cool blend of Egyptian mythology and Manga-like fantasy.
  3. A fantastic game that offers dual play modes, challenging puzzles, a progressive character development system, and balanced gameplay that is great for gamers of all skills and ages.
  4. 80
    Two words for Eurocom and THQ, though, concerning the next installment in the franchise: more Tutankhamen.
  5. Acceptable character animation and slightly angular backgrounds, decent combat and imaginative puzzles make for a warm gaming experience that's heavily undermined by a total lack of voice acting.
  6. 75
    A schizophrenic but enjoyable combination of gameplay styles, and it's worth slogging through the solid Sphinx segments to savor the Mummy magic.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. AronTB.
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    Very cool... Keep rockin Baby;)
  2. JustinB.
    Nov 23, 2003
    10
    It is a great game especialy the theme. but you should get some more code options.
  3. Nov 5, 2017
    10
    Sphinx will always have a special place in my little game collection, and will perhaps always be my favorite game of all time.. It was one ofSphinx will always have a special place in my little game collection, and will perhaps always be my favorite game of all time.. It was one of the first games I owned when I got my first console: the PS2 back in 2004. I remember having a selection of games to choose from including a new crash bandicoot game, but I choose this one to play along with my sister beside me. I remember it taking me around a year to complete, although I was very young at the time. Part of the reason I fell in love with this game was the parts when I'd find a new area and be blown away every time the expanses the graphics of the time the monsters, RPG aspect it was all perfect. 100% worth playing if you own an old console and I will perhaps get another PS2 just to play this game again. Expand
  4. SusanG.
    Feb 2, 2004
    10
    Best game I've ever owned.
  5. KittyJ.
    Jun 23, 2005
    10
    I would have to agree!! The best game and well worth the money!! Can't wait for a second one...hope there is one!!!
  6. 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!! Expand
  7. AndrewJ.
    Jun 26, 2004
    2
    It's very seldom I return a game after buying it. This game I returned with no hesitation. I didn't find it interesting or It's very seldom I return a game after buying it. This game I returned with no hesitation. I didn't find it interesting or addictive in any way whatsoever. There wasn't even a good story line. Expand

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