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Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh

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One of the myriad of indirect Myst descendants and sequel of sorts to Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster, Mummy is your standard first person adventure game from the mid-to-late nineties.

You play the role of Michael Cameron, an investigator for the National Mining Company. One of your company's sites in Egypt has reached a bit of an impasse. It appears the workers there fear that they have come across sacred burial grounds and believe they have awakened a mummy. Your job is to investigate these claims (with the hope of proving them unsubstantiated so work can continue), all the while dealing with the Machiavellian-like site manager and the resident Egyptologist, who happens to be an old flame.

Game play involves navigating static, rendered scenes, picking up and manipulating items and occasionally coming across someone, which leads to a short video conversation with them. You never get a choice in such conversations outside of potentially offering the other person an item to have or examine.


Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows 3.x Trailer bed
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows 3.x Giant fan
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows 3.x Here's my stinkin', gigantic ID! Interaction with other people usually just involves either bumping into them or offering them items.
Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh Windows 3.x I'm not really a Egyptologist, but I play one in this game. While many of the secondary actors, such as Marcia Pizzo (Bicentennial Man) here, try to put in good performances, McDowell's over the top style tends to dwarf their efforts.

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Mac Ledge Macintosh Oct 27, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1996 68 out of 100 68
Privat Computer PC Windows 1996 65 out of 100 65
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Aug 01, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Dec, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 52 out of 100 52
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1996 40 out of 100 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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EFX Systems, which worked on this game, also has the dubious distinction of being the sound team behind the first Mortal Kombat movie.

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