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  • Summary: Battle Imhotep and his legions of mummies! Avoid torrents of water and death-defying traps! Go on a wild blimp ride and fight atop a double-decker bus! But can you survive long enough to face The Scorpion King? [Universal]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. While it looks and sounds good and is a solid-playing game, it is not without a few annoying quirks that pop up at moments when you least need or want them. The addition of being able to play as a villain is a welcome change.
  2. The actual gameplay is unlikely to impress serious gamers and may, to some, the game may be found seriously wanting.
  3. It’s not awful, and is in fact a solid platform game, but it can be annoying, and even worse, pretty boring at times.
  4. Although it does have some neat elements, such as being able to play as the bad guy and several spell elements, it doesn't make up for the lack of texture quality, as well as the shaky framerate and bad camera.
  5. It's always interesting to have the option of being the bad guy, but truly bland gameplay and a relatively short quest sap the fun and make this a rental at best.
  6. Talking of light, there are several periods playing as Rick that you'll be inching forward down rocky tunnels with virtually no illumination to help you and the 3D map that you can cut to when you're feeling lost is worse than useless.
  7. Save your money for something less painful, like a bikini wax or unanaesthetized dental surgery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. JamesT.
    Dec 27, 2001
    This game is pretty fun to play. To be honest, I read reviews saying it was crap so i didnt bother gettin it, but for Xmas my auntie bought it for me and I started playin it. It's pretty good. Expand
  2. RickO.
    Feb 3, 2002
    You have one of two choices: buy this game, with good graphics, nice gameplay and extra features, or buy "The Mummy" for PS1 with ugly graphics and a silly hopping man. Up to you. Expand
  3. Nick
    Jan 2, 2002
    This game really is a waste of money. It's almost impossible to run out of life as Imhotep and it's far too easy and short. I would have struggled to get through £40 that quickly in the pub!!! Expand
  4. iombol
    Dec 2, 2009
    graphically this game is slightly better than one from psx but you can't say it's for ps2! the gameplay is awful,controls are pretty bad and when you kill the enemies,they respawn if you leave the instance.and another problem is that the instances are all very similar and confusing,so you will ever face enemies without knowing if you have been on the instance or not...and soon you will get lost and annoyed. who created this game was lazy and/or stupid. i bought it because it was 11 Expand