Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh

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A number of games allow you to search the tombs of ancient Egypt, but few allow you to do so IN ancient Egypt. Taking place (appropriately enough) in 1156 B.C., you play Ramose, a young Egyptian man who hopes to prove himself a worthy investigator for the current rulers of Egypt. Your first assignment is not an easy one, as a Tomb of Sethi I, a pharaoh has been desecrated and looted and your own father has been accused of the crime. You have three days to prove his innocence and stay the sentence of execution.

Gameplay takes place in a first person mode similar to fans of this kind of adventure game. Unlike some games that give you a static, unmoving image to look at, Egypt 1156 B.C. allows you to look around at any location in a smooth turn (similar to QuickTime VR, but with better results). This gives you a 'you are there' feel that many other games lack. All graphics are 3-D rendered and occassionally actions will give you a third person cutscene as a reward. Communication is through a simple branch tree and both talking and puzzle solving involves the manipulation of objects, both in and out of your inventory.

In addition to being a mystery/adventure game, Egypt 1156 B.C. also comes with reference material about ancient Egypt, its people, and its culture. These are available whenever you discover something interesting in the middle of the game or can be accessed via the main menu.


Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows The ability to pan around at any particular spot gives you a great sense of actually being in the tombs of Egypt. The researched and well done work on hieroglyphics add to this.
Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows ...then read about them with the handy reference option that is available.
Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows Interactivity with others is limited, but they are host to quite a bit of knowledge.
Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows Any game that tries to teach you a little bit of a foreign language (especially something like hieroglyphics) is worth some attention in my most humble opinion.

Alternate Titles

  • "Egypten: 1156 f.Kr. Faraos Hemlighet" -- Swedish title
  • "Egypte 1156 voor Christus: Het raadsel van de koninklijke tombe" -- Dutch title
  • "Egypte 1156 av. J.-C.: L'énigme de la tombe royale" -- French title
  • "Egypt 1156 a.C.: L'Enigma della Tomba Reale" -- Italian title
  • "Egipto 1156 a.C.: La Tumba del Faraon" -- Spanish title
  • "Das Grab des Pharao" -- German title

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Just Adventure Windows 2000 A 100
PC Jeux Windows Dec, 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Mac Ledge Macintosh Oct 10, 1998 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Action Windows Feb 18, 1998 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Windows Jun, 1999 61 out of 100 61
Mega Fun PlayStation Jul, 1999 55 out of 100 55
Quandary Windows Oct, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1998 41 out of 100 41
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Feb, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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