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The Omega Stone

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Windows
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Description

The Omega Stone extends the adventure experienced in its predecessor, Riddle of the Sphinx, in which players were left with the question, "Did Sir Geoffreys actually find the illusive Ark of the Covenant?"

The quest leads beyond Egypt to some of the world's most famous locations. Search and explore Chichen Itza, Stonehenge, Easter Island, and Bimini in the Devil's Triangle, all of which are reproduced with pre-rendered graphics or still photographic images.

The adventure is played from first-person perspective, in Myst style. The game features a point-and-click interface, atmospheric effects (rain, wind etc.), cutscenes with live actors and in-game animations, and many mysterious puzzles to solve.

Screenshots

The Omega Stone Windows Lord Bathelwaite - one of the few people you'll actually get to talk to.
The Omega Stone Windows The Menu
The Omega Stone Windows This box, and the others like it, holds a scroll with important clues.
The Omega Stone Windows Definitely not Maxwell House (an attempt at humor?)

Alternate Titles

  • "Портал Времён. Загадка Сфинкса 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Omega Stone: Rivages Oubliés " -- French title
  • "The Omega Stone: El Enigma Olvidado" -- Spanish title
  • "Riddle of the Sphinx 2" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Slightly better than the previous game ... but Windows Jeanne (75603)

The Press Says

GameSpot Windows Apr 01, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Quandary Windows Apr, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Macworld Macintosh Jul 26, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UHS (Universal Hint System) Windows May 09, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Windows Apr 20, 2003 65 out of 100 65
CanadianGamer Windows May 29, 2003 55 out of 100 55
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows May, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2004 31 out of 100 31
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Factornews Windows Nov 21, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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