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  • Summary: Indiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis andIndiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with mysterious, alluring partner Mei Ying, you'll leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales, fighting hand-to-hand combat from street brawls to martial arts battles. It will take more than just your trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to possess the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon?" [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The addition of action elements to this adventure game really help keep it moving and exciting.
  2. A solid adventure title that features great graphics, nice atmosphere and excellent sound. However, poorly implemented controls and a tricky camera mar the gameplay.
  3. A fun and imaginative game that, while not particularly engrossing or challenging, will entertain and amuse quite well.
  4. While Emperor's Tomb has a few control issues that will take some time to get used to, the game's fast pace definitely makes for an interesting adventure.
  5. 72
    My biggest gripes against the game are the tricky camera and the horrible and frequent swimming bits. The interface is also somewhat clunky interface but, outside of these three issues, I had a lot of fun.
  6. PC Gamer
    71
    Though it's no classic tale, Emperor's Tomb has both actioning and adventuring in spades, whisking you off on a gorgeous cross-continental tour of exotic locales. [June 2003, p.68]
  7. Edge Magazine
    40
    Instant deaths, glitchy combat, uninspiring boss encounters and twitchy controls conspire to make this a below-par experience. If it wasn't for the occasional flashes of imagination and the familiarity and richness conveyed through the license then The Emperor's Tomb would be utterly forgettable. [May 2003, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 23, 2015
    9
    To put it short, the story is interesting, the soundtrack is perfect, the graphics great, the controls are fine. The only minus I found wasTo put it short, the story is interesting, the soundtrack is perfect, the graphics great, the controls are fine. The only minus I found was that Indiana's movements were sometimes "sudden" and not very smooth. Other than that it's a very entertaining game, even in 2015. Expand
  2. TRider
    Jun 21, 2003
    9
    Again, I would say Awesome! I agree that the no mid point saving is a hassel, but overall it's pretty cool.
  3. S.D.
    Jul 7, 2008
    9
    If you could save the game any time, i think the game would be to easy. I love the game... Have played it 3-4 times.
  4. TGW
    Dec 5, 2003
    7
    A very fun game (the fist fights kick much booty) but the lack of mid level saving drag it down.
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    7
    Indiana jones is an interesting property. i dont think there is any other series that just SCREAMS adventure like this series dose (films orIndiana jones is an interesting property. i dont think there is any other series that just SCREAMS adventure like this series dose (films or otherwise) and i do think this is a rather inspired addition to the series.

    story: the story is delightfully pulpy as pure as an adventure as you can get . if it wasn't an Indiana Jones ip id accuse this game of being too cliche. but since this series is a trend setter in those cliches i can forgive it for that . the good guys win because they re good and the bad guys lose because they are bad. indie is well portrayed even if dialogue is a little cheesy. the games story is slightly racist too if that is something that matters to you, (2003 was a different time and they are harking back to a movie series that was made in the 70s based in the 1940s so i expected as much but this is a warning to people who just cant stomach that sort of stuff )
    story:6/10

    world building: its a wild world where nazis and Chinese tyrants work together to gain some grand power ripe with adventure , even if it dose not add much to the indie mythos. this games much better if you take it as a stand alone title but the worlds not awful
    world building: 5/10

    graphics: the graphics are a little dated but for 2003 they look pretty good , animations can be awkwardly stiff at times but for the most part the combat animations look good, the items look particularly good , especially the mp40 , environments looked great and were really memorable and varied
    graphics: 8.5

    game play: the game play feels like a slower less polished batman mixed with tomb raider being way before arkham asylum came out so this is a good thing , and that kind of gameplay seems to be a winning formula to movie tie in games. combat is weighty and slow but its alot like the films , and items feel weighty and important because of the combat , its difficult both because the controls suck and its a hard game , i played with a controler and had to rebind some controls to fit my play style and it was hard to get use to , but it is playable, the lack of mid level saves is frustrating because the game besides the controls issues is sorta hard and later levels will have you angry. it feels very old school.
    gameplay: 7.5/10

    sound design : the music was incredible just like the films but with some new tracks that just scream grand adventure and the gun sounds are really good , not to mention the crack of that whip. the voice acting is adequate except for the main female it sounds like shes slowly doing a Chinese accent and then the devs are speeding her up and cutting her off making her sound awkward like shes about to say something else but doesn't.
    sound design: 8/10

    6+5+7.5+8.5+8=35
    35/5= 7/10

    this games a little clunky and some parts have aged well and some haven't , definitely above average. if you played this when you were younger and want to replay it and can find it for a fair price then go for it. if a little outdated story telling don't bother you
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  6. Feb 11, 2018
    7
    Все что есть хорошего в этой игре это главный герой, все остальное крайне посредственное.Все что есть хорошего в этой игре это главный герой, все остальное крайне посредственное.
  7. C.M.
    May 25, 2003
    5
    I would have given it a 10! But there is no way to save the game. You must play through a whole level (sometimes very frustrating fights) and I would have given it a 10! But there is no way to save the game. You must play through a whole level (sometimes very frustrating fights) and if you die you must start from the start of each level. This is the one complain everyone has! Maybe Lucas can issue some patch. Expand

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