Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb
Genre Action -> Adventure
Today's Rank 12006
Date N/A
Date 2003-03-28
Publisher Activision
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb is Harrison Ford's video game comeback. While Lara Croft should hardly be concerned by Indy's return, Activision certainly has an enjoyable game on its books. As you'd expect, Emperor's Tomb pitches Indiana Jones into a world of archaeology, intrigue and Nazis. It's 1935 and there's a Chinese artefact to be found pronto--lest Nazi or Chinese gangs get hold of it first and use its mysterious powers to aid their evil schemes. Along the way, Jones scraps it out with those opposed to his expedition; and, in true platforming style, he makes daring leaps across voids as he runs through areas. Okay, it is a fairly predictable state of affairs, but it's well paced and quite challenging. Fans of the films will find Emperor's Tomb especially satisfying, thanks to its faithful recreation of Indiana Jones' distinctive world: it looks and sounds just like the films, and Ford in digital form is the spit of his real self. Emperor's Tomb has a broad appeal. It's sufficiently engaging--particularly during passages of combat--to appeal to older players. But the adventure is linear in nature and is therefore easy for younger gamers to play without becoming lost or frustrated. Whatever your age, if you're a fan of Indiana Jones, take note: this is easily the best video game interpretation of the blockbuster movies yet. --Jonti Davies

- Platform: Xbox
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Genre: Action/Adventure
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