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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ancient Egyptian mythology comes to life in the Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play the role of Sphinx, a headstrong demigod who travels the world via portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Equipped with a magical sword and a blowpipe, you'll need all your wits, agility, and special powersAncient Egyptian mythology comes to life in the Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. You play the role of Sphinx, a headstrong demigod who travels the world via portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Equipped with a magical sword and a blowpipe, you'll need all your wits, agility, and special powers to overcome powerful enemies. When being inconspicuous is the only solution, control Sphinx's reluctant hero friend, The Mummy. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Visually, it is incredible. The game play is solid and makes this game worth more than it’s weight in platinum.
  2. Play Magazine
    91
    This game is, simply put, brilliant. The music is intoxicating, the locales magical and the overall vibe decidedly dreamy. [Dec 2003, p.77]
  3. The contrasting abilities of Sphinx and the Mummy make this a true two character game and not simply the same character with a different model and textures.
  4. An exceptionally well made game that smacks of style and polish.
  5. The controls aren't entirely perfect, but they function well enough to get players through the game without wanting to quit.
  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: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. ChiwawaK.
    Aug 28, 2005
    10
    I find this a excelent game,its a beautifull world and sence for humor only its stupid there are no voices in the game.
  2. ROBERTW.
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    This is one of the most intriguing games i have picked up in a long time its obviously a 10 why not.
  3. MarwanN.
    Jan 27, 2008
    9
    Excellent game. Beautiful graphics. Clever puzzle and level design. Needs a sequel!
  4. TylerD.
    Dec 31, 2003
    8
    Good game, but it wouldn't of hurt to put in co-operative play.
  5. TitoB.
    Nov 18, 2004
    8
    I just not too long bought my Xbox, and found this in the bargain bin at my local Blockbuster . I'm not much of an I just not too long bought my Xbox, and found this in the bargain bin at my local Blockbuster . I'm not much of an action/adventure/platformer type, but this is one of the best games of the type that I've played. Very enjoyable, killer graphics and tight gameplay. Biggest grip goes to the non dialogue, and there's A LOT of text to read, the only flaw in a truly awesome game. I'm hoping they make a sequel. -t Expand
  6. Uter
    Feb 7, 2004
    7
    It feels like a very average platformer at first, but has some hilarious bits and great gameplay sequences mixed in.
  7. Apr 21, 2022
    4
    Despite the interesting premise, this game is a turkey. The controls are clunky, the environments often are empty and bland, the game seemsDespite the interesting premise, this game is a turkey. The controls are clunky, the environments often are empty and bland, the game seems like it was rushed in many places, the plot is boring and uninspired and difficult to follow, the Sphinx parts aren’t too bad but the Mummy sections are often infuriating due to the awkward controls and ill conceived stealth sections. There are horrendous platforming segments that seem to never have been play tested because they are difficult because of bad design and not the inherent platforming itself. The enemy design wasn’t very inspired and left much to be desired. The NPCs were imaginative and showed artistic flair but not enough to elevate a very underwhelming game riddled with many flaws that’s borderline unplayable in 2022. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#85 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#47 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003