Curse: The Eye of Isis - Xbox

Got packs, screens, info?
Curse: The Eye of Isis (Xbox)
Also for: PC, PS2
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Asylum Entertainment Soft. Co.: Asylum Entertainment
Publishers: Wanadoo (GB)
Released: 20 Feb 2004 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Accessories: Memory Unit


It's nice to see that, amidst the myriad racing titles and sports sims that fill your average games emporium these days, some good old fashioned adventure game concepts are still managing to fight through the masses. 10 years ago, this latest mystical horror title would have been a point-and-click but, thanks to the technology that fills the current selection of plastic boxes under your TV, it instead takes the form of an immersive 3D adventure.

To explain the game's title a little, the 'Eye of Isis' is a priceless Egyptian statuette, which is protected by a 'curse' that causes madness or violent death to all that come into contact with it. And it does this by raising diabolical mummified dead to exact violent revenge on the idol's desecrators. Not a pretty sight, as you can imagine. Well it gets worse, as the statuette has mysteriously gone missing from a museum and it's your job to recover it and then return it to the pyramid from where it originated. Oh dear!

You take on the role of the game's central hero Darien Dane and, accompanied by close friend and assistant Verity, must make your way through a nightmarish journey, full of murder, horror and evil, in order to complete said task. You start out in the aforementioned museum, searching for evidence as to the whereabouts of the scary statuette, whilst suffering the first effects of the curse, which appear in the form of a variety of possessed inanimate objects that are trying to kill you. From here the mystery soon begins to unravel, as you encounter numerous clues, meet a range of characters and solve an array of complex puzzles, whilst also facing a frenetic race against time and defending yourself from gory mummy hordes, evil monsters and, ultimately, the final physical manifestation of the curse itself. Nice!