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  • Summary: Step into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic adventure! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must useStep into the shoes of the legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in an all new epic adventure! Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions - the Staff of Moses. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings features completely interactive environments, where players need to call upon their wits and daring to make each spring-loaded environment a weapon in order to dispense of foes in clever and unexpected ways. Also, embark upon thrilling action sequences that remain true to the spirit established in scenes such as Indy's pursuit of the motorcade in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the mine-cart scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the free-for-all aboard the tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. 68
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a pity, because although it has very interesting aspects, the final result is not as good as it should have been.
  2. Even so, its relatively short escape to parts unknown, coupled with its limited gameplay, can make this adventure feel like another in a growing string of low moments in Indy's console career.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    It all feels a little soulless. [Sept 2009, p.106]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    Although my disc is scratched, I can say this game is amazing. The controls are like butter. The fights are fun and funny. The puzzles areAlthough my disc is scratched, I can say this game is amazing. The controls are like butter. The fights are fun and funny. The puzzles are neat. The environments look great. The overall feel is good. Amazing game. Super ambitious and has some flaws but very good game. One if the ps2's most underrated. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Very successful PS2 port. Staff of Kings is very hard game, but it provides a lot of fun! It's great game! Great battle system, puzzles andVery successful PS2 port. Staff of Kings is very hard game, but it provides a lot of fun! It's great game! Great battle system, puzzles and interface. This game is great back of Indiana Jones and I recommend that for everyone. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2021
    6
    After so many great 2D and 3D adventures, Indiana Jones And The Staff Of Kings is a real letdown. In its predecessors, the stories wereAfter so many great 2D and 3D adventures, Indiana Jones And The Staff Of Kings is a real letdown. In its predecessors, the stories were interesting and the action was remarkable. In this installment, everything from graphics to gameplay just suck. Furthermore, the controls are just frustrating. Hardcore Indiana Jones fans will have some cool moments, but everyone else should stay away from this short and mediocre action adventure. Better stick to Lara Croft and Nathan Drake or the older Indy games! Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2015
    4
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is the second Indiana Jones game I've played on the PS2, after The Emperor's Tomb, and it really didn'tIndiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is the second Indiana Jones game I've played on the PS2, after The Emperor's Tomb, and it really didn't feel like an improvement at all.

    The controls feel somewhat unresponsive. The graphics in this game are really bad, even for a PS2 game. The environments are dull and empty. The face of Indy looks weird, even on the front of the box he looks less like Indy than on the box from the older game.

    You can't use a weapon whenever you want. There are fixed points in the game where you get to shoot a gun without being able to run around, just like an old -fashioned on rail shooter. But the controls feel clunky and make the shooting sequences very unpleasant.

    The person who did the voice acting for Indiana Jones did a rather good job, he really sounds a lot like him.

    The Indiana Jones movie series delivered some of the best adventure movies ever, but unfortunately there is no good Indiana Jones game made for the Playstation console as to this date.

    I can't give this game more than 4 out of 10.
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  5. Sep 19, 2017
    4
    There was such potential for a good Indiana Jones story here, but it was squandered on endless cliches and terrible writing. This is furtherThere was such potential for a good Indiana Jones story here, but it was squandered on endless cliches and terrible writing. This is further marred by endless rail shooting sequences and even more endless quick time events. The times that neither of those are happening, the clunky controls take much of the fun away. In areas where the game opens up, it becomes difficult on what path the developers want for you to take. This ends in spending time looking for some trigger for an event to happen.

    I did not mind the graphics of the game for its time. The only graphical issue I could complain about is the faces. The reactions are terrible, and from a distance, their faces are barely recognizable. The voice acting is quite good. I wish they would have recorded more falling voices for Indy because I got sick of hearing the same one each time I fell trying to reach an artifact or in the other times I fell.

    In the end, unless you are a huge Indy fan, this game is unremarkable and I wouldn't recommend playing it. Even as an Indy fan there will be many moments that will make you cringe in the story.
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  6. BryanFear
    Sep 6, 2009
    2
    Utter crap. Fate of Atlantis and The Infernal Machine were vastly superior to this game. How many years was this in the making again? Two?Utter crap. Fate of Atlantis and The Infernal Machine were vastly superior to this game. How many years was this in the making again? Two? Three? What a train-wreck. It's horrible player control reminds me of the old Fifth Element game from a decade or so ago. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2019
    1
    One of the worst game I've ever played, all in this game is just wrong: The gameplay it's uncomfortable, the voice acting is horrible, theOne of the worst game I've ever played, all in this game is just wrong: The gameplay it's uncomfortable, the voice acting is horrible, the graphics (even for the PS2 standarts) it's really bad, the story it's just ridiculous... I don't know how they made it, but they destroyed one of the best characters ever put on film, Indiana Jones loses all his charm in this game, he's just a man without charisma with and Indiana Jones skin. I recommend you to stay away from this game, I cannot regret more playing it! Expand