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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] Expand
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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. 91
    Expect some of the coolest levels out there, a slew of amazing characters, and something lacking from many games today: a sense of humor.
  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. A thoroughly humorous and entertaining game with a few rough edges. Camera problems and a lack of voiceover acting are the only real flaws.
  5. Good (but not great) visuals, excellent (but not ground-breaking) gameplay and decent (but voice-over deprived) sound/music effects make Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy a winner for THQ.
  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 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JustinB.
    Nov 23, 2003
    10
    It is a great game especialy the theme. but you should get some more code options.
  2. 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
  3. AronTB.
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    Very cool... Keep rockin Baby;)
  4. J-DOG
    May 29, 2004
    10
    Good game.
  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. 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! Collapse
  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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