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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
75
3.5
Macintosh
76
3.5
Windows
74
3.4

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Interactive entertainment's greatest action hero is back and tougher than ever in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb. In his boldest adventure yet, Indy returns to face an old nemesis, the evil Nazis, who he must once again outwit and out-race in an epic, globe spanning quest for the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon." The game will utilise proprietary engine technology from the development studio The Collective, bringing to the Indiana Jones game series a dynamic new level of fighting action and adventure.

    • Adventure plays out in dramatic fashion with new gameplay features such as brawling combat.
    • Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat or use his trademark whip and pistol against foes that are trained in the martial arts.
    • Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs can alsobe used to fend off adversaries.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13854) on Sep 17, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    LucasArts and The Collective bring a new kind of tomb raider to PS2

    Did you know that Lara Croft started life as a man? 'Scandal!' we hear you scream! Well, there's no need for all that - we only mean that the original design for the now mega-famous Tomb Raider was that of a man, and was based on Harrison Ford's most adventurous role, Indiana Jones. Needless to say, the digital sex-change seemed to have the desired effect - Lara became hugely popular and remains so today, while Indy has, until now, only been able to bask in the reflected glory of days gone by on the silver screen. But all that has changed now, thanks to Jones' re-appearance in his latest adventure, Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, which obviously, you can play on PlayStation 2.

    As ever, Indiana jet-sets around the globe in his attempts to accumulate the three scattered pieces of the Dragon Seal, the key needed to unlock the crypt of China's first emperor, also home to the Heart of the Dragon, a black pearl with the power to mould minds, which he has to locate before an evil underground coalition find it and are left to their own fiendish devices (and... breathe). It's some plot, and is reminiscent of some of Lara's own adventures. Similarly, The Emperor's Tomb is an action game played from a third-person perspective, and you get the chance to go on an expedition into the wild and wonderful environs of a 15th century Czech castle, a Chinese mountaintop fortress and an intriguing underwater palace in Istanbul. These exotic locations are beautifully rendered, thanks to the Collective's proprietary 3D engine. The game is set some 70 years ago and is comprised on ten huge levels, in which you can engage in hand-to-hand combat, sharp-shoot with your pistol or whip out your... whip. Furthermore, improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table-legs can be used should you find yourself short on ammo. The game boasts a (predictably) cinematic feel too, with action sequences staged on moving gondolas and rickshaws.

    If you were a fan of the Tomb Raider series, then there's a fair chance you may enjoy Indiana Jones and the emperor's Tomb. Similarly, if you were an Indy fanatic when it came to the movies, then this is definitely worth a look. In short, it's a narrative-driven melange of combat and puzzle-solving. So there.

    • Test out ten hefty levels set in a range of international locations


    • Third-person action adventure incorporating combat, exploration and puzzle-solving


    • Control the original all action archaeologist in an all new adventure

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 16, 2008.

LucasArts website - Windows/PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    Join daring archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with mysterious, alluring partner Mei Ying, you'll leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales, fighting hand-to- hand combat from street brawls to martial arts battles. It will take more than just your trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to possess the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon?"

    Contributed by Xoleras (66224) on Jul 26, 2004.

Electronic Arts Australia website - Windows/PS2/Xbox:
    Description:

    Indy Returns for a Heart-Stopping New Adventure. Join daring archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with mysterious, alluring partner Mei Ying. It will take more than just your trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to possess the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon?"

    Features:

    • Official Xbox Magazine - January 2003 "Playing as Indy is a thrill in and out of itself. This is the closest you're going to get to actually being Indiana Jones . . . It is no surprise then, that the game is already shaping up to be the first must-have title of 2003."

    • Team Xbox - 1.11.2003 "The graphics are looking superb with very detailed environments that are diverse and very deep. Ms. Croft had a nice little run, but Indy's back and this adventure looks to be the best yet."

    • GameSpot - 12.18.2002 "Overall, the game's graphics, excellent combat engine, and varied gameplay are quite promising. Fans of action adventures will want to look out for Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb."

    • E3 2002 Game Review "The graphical elements in the demonstrated version had wonderful environmental elements, but the animation; especially in the hand-to-hand fighting sequences; was nothing short of remarkable." - GameZone

    • You'll leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales, fighting hand-to-hand combat from street brawls to martial arts battles.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66224) on Jun 27, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    "A Breathless, World-Tripping Adventure."


    - Electronic Gaming Monthly

    As Indiana Jones, you'll travel to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld. It'll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid the perils of the Emperor's Tomb.

    Explore levels across the globe from Ceylon and Istanbul to Hong Kong and beyond.

    Shotguns, submachine guns, improvised weapons -- and of course, Indy's trusty whip and pistol.

    Fierce fighting action and hand-to-hand combat.

    Original storyline with new villains, wicked enemies and an alluring partner.

    Leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Sep 18, 2003.

Back of Case - XBox (US and Canada):
    Enter The Heart Of The Dragon

    As Indiana Jones, you'll travel to 1935 China to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazi's and the Asian underworld. It'll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid the perils of the Emperor's Tomb.

    Shotguns, submachine guns, improvised weapons -- and of course, Indy's trusty whip and pistol.

    Original storyline with new villains, wicked enemies and an alluring partner.

    Explore levels across the globe from Ceylon and Istanbul to Hong Kong and beyond.

    Fierce fighting action and hand-to-hand combat.

    Leap, swim, climb and punch your way through exotic locales.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Mar 15, 2003.