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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Set, the Egyptian god of chaos, again threatens the Two Lands, and you must save Ancient Egypt from his terrible wrath in Luxor 2. Wielding the powers of Isis, battle your way across Egypt. Use your mystical winged scarab to shoot magical spheres and destroy encroaching colored spheres by making matches of three or more. Stop them all before they can reach the pyramids. Unleash the powers of Isis by catching falling power-ups. Collect gems and jewelry for bonus points, or Golden Ankh coins to earn extra lives. Defeat Set in his temple stronghold or Egypt is doomed. Levels: Play through 88 explosive levels with 13 new bonus rounds. Difficulty: Choose from four levels of difficulty, including the mind-bending Challenge of Horus. Modes: Experience four awesome modes of play - Adventure, Practice, Survival, and Pharaoh's Challenge. Power-ups: Collect 13 exciting power-ups including the new Lightning Storm and Pharaoh's Dagger. Rankings: The player ranking system has 100 levels from Farm Hand to Pharaoh of the Two Lands. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The unique blending of 3D gameplay elements blended seamlessly with exquisitely rendered 2D backgrounds works extremely well, and there is so much Egyptian flavor I was half expecting to see the National Geographic or Discovery Channel logo in the corner of the screen.
  2. Luxor 2 doesn't quite reach "Hexic" levels of serious mass appeal, but diligent students of the genre will want to sign up for its invigorating new lessons. [May 2007, p.80]
  3. Best of all, it doesn’t look like a cheap throwaway title that you’ll play for a few minutes and never play again.
  4. This game is capable of sucking away hours of your life without you noticing, which is always a great sign of addictive and highly entertaining gameplay.
  5. 68
    Despite its lack of originality and simplicity, Luxor 2 is still great fun and works well as a XBLA game. You'll start off playing "just a few" levels and then get sucked into 20 or more without realizing how fast time has flown by. That's the sign of a fun game.
  6. With no online play, you probably won’t spend too much time playing this game.
  7. But the chief difficulty is simply sustaining your interest. It's boring and easy, and it takes too long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    This is an amazing sorprise, this gameplay like Zuma is incredible, but the levels of Luxor are fresh, funny, and addictive, Luxor 2 is awesome, and I never can imagine that I say this. Expand
  2. JeremyM.
    Apr 8, 2007
    A good fun and addictive puzzler.
  3. TomR.
    Apr 11, 2007
    Looks great. Plays fine. Fun and Addictive!
  4. NickG.
    May 28, 2007
    This game literally never ends, as you're able to save your progress and continue on later. That's both good and bad. But it's a fun diversion. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    The idea isn't bad, but the campaign is stupidly long. The levels are extremely repetitive, and the game isn't addicting- it's boring. The game feels endless, and there's no motive to play it. The achievements on it are awful- getting to the highest rank will take hundreds of hours play. As for the exclusive challenge mode, it is literally pressing one button as fast as you can. That's not a challenge. That's pointless. Expand