Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):
London 1890, a priceless Egyptian statuette mysteriously
disappears from the Great Britain Museum.
The statuette is protected by an ancient
and evil curse that unleashes chaos...
- A suspenseful, thrilling battle against the ultimate malevolent horror.
- Control two characters: Darien and Victoria, each possessing unique abilities.
- Explore four fascinating environments from Victorian London to the Egyptian Pyramids.
- Combat the Curse: an elusive, powerful foe which could be lurking anywhere!
Contributed by TechSmurfy (721) on Jun 16, 2012.
Play as Darien Dane as he investigates the disappearance of an ancient Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the statue causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must find this statue and return it to its pyramid home.
Contributed by havoc of smeg (11120) on Sep 09, 2010.
UK-based developer Asylum brings Ancient Egypt and Victorian Britain together for a tale of mummies, murder and ancient curses.
Muze Inc. - Xbox (US):
Drawing inspiration from the days of the Empire at the turn of the century, Curse: The Eye of Isis tells the story of a priceless statuette stolen from the British Museum under mysterious circumstances. According to Egyptian folklore, the Eye of Isis is imbued with an ancient curse which has the power to render anyone who touches it insane. The only way to undo the hex is to return the antiquity to the pyramid from which it was taken and restore it to its final resting place. Donning your best Victorian frock-coat and fashionable garb of the day, it's your job, playing as suave engineer extraordinaire Darien Dane, to locate the Eye of Isis and restore the cursed relic to its tri-sided tomb.
Ably assisted by obligatory glamorous Egyptologist Victoria Sutton, you'll begin a quest that sees you exploring Victorian London in search of the statuette's thief, and the ancient artefact itself. That could prove trickier than you'd first imagine, however, because the person responsible for swiping the Eye has already unleashed the curse on the city. Possessing the bodies of hapless people caught in its path, the Eye forces these zombie-like creatures to pursue other victims in attempt to ensnare them in the curse.
In much the same vein as survival horror classics Silent Hill and Resident Evil, Curse involves a great deal of running around evading possessed types intent on playing zombie tag, whilst simultaneously attempting to solve a series of mind-bending puzzles. Good thing then that the dashing Dane is an expert in Victorian engineering, a skill that'll no doubt come in handy as he embarks on his quest to retrieve the troublesome icon. Armed with an assortment of Victorian paraphernalia designed to dispense with the undead in double-quick time, you'll tote everything from shotgun to pistol, crossbow and flame-thrower. But wiping out cursed creatures is only half the battle; you'll also take up the quest as psychic side-kick Victoria for certain parts of the adventure, utilising her unique talents to evade scrapes and solve puzzles. It's also possible (a la Resi Evil) to swap out items from characters' inventories which, when used together, will assist with various challenges. The action shifts seamlessly from the halls of the British Museum to ancient Egypt, and finally the pyramid itself for an epic showdown that doesn't disappoint.
- Explore 5 different environments in your search for the Eye of Isis
- Get tooled up with the weaponry of the time: shotguns, flamethrowers and crossbows are amongst the goodies on offer
- Play as dashing engineer Dane, or clairvoyant Egyptologist Victoria
Contributed by DreinIX (9426) on Apr 14, 2008.
Press Release (Windows):
Warnings: Blood and Gore, Realistic Violence
- A breathtaking game that combines suspense, terror and action!
- Immerse yourself in 7 distinct worlds each more terrifying than the last.
- Everything is against you, as even the most insignificant of objects will come real and try to kill you!
- Third person game play, and action phases in first person view point.
- Battle the evil Curse with an arsenal of weapons in addtion a shotgun, rifle, pistol, truncheon, crossbow, flame thrower and mortar gun.
- Have fun playing as both Dr. Darien Dane and Victoria Sutton, each with their own missions to get finished.
Contributed by Jeanne (75654) on Feb 24, 2006.
Asylum Entertainment website:
DreamCatcher Games Ships Curse: The Eye of Isis on PC-CDToronto , Ontario October 20th, 2003 -- DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Curse: The Eye of Isis on PC-CD in North America.
British Thriller Comes to North America
Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the statue causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues.
“Curse is a true action-adventure,” comments Richard Wah Kan , DreamCatcher Interactive's CEO, “It will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.”
The game combines third person gameplay with action phases in first person view. Players face suspense, terror and action in seven distinct worlds where even the most insignificant objects should be feared. Players are armed with a full arsenal of weapons including a shotgun, rifle, pistol, truncheon, crossbow, flame-thrower and mortar gun.
Curse: The Eye of Isis has an SRP of $29.99 and an ESRB of ‘M'. This title will ship on Xbox® video game system from Microsoft on October 29, 2003 . Visit www.dreamcatchergames.com for more details.
About DreamCatcher Games:
DreamCatcher Games is a fast-growing publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for both core gamers and the mass market. Established in 1996, DreamCatcher is committed to publishing great games on the PC, PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox ® , Nintendo GameCube’ and Game Boy ® Advance.
Contributed by Jeanne (75654) on May 23, 2004.
Curse is a dramatic horror action adventure based around the mysterious disappearance from a museum of a priceless Egyptian statuette 'The Eye Of Isis'. The statuette is protected by an ancient and evil curse that causes madness or violent death to all who come into contact with it. The curse manifests itself by raising diabolical mummified dead to exact violent revenge on the idol's desecraters. The main object of the game is to recover the missing statue and return it via train and then cargo steam-ship to the heart of the pyramid from where it was originally removed.
Dreamcatcher Web Site:
The user controlled central hero, Darien Dane together with his close friend and assistant Verity are plunged into an adrenaline pumping nightmare scenario of murder, mystery horror and evil. Starting with a search for the missing statuette they examine the sprawling interior of a museum environment. Here the curse's influence causes a variety of in-animate objects to come to life and attempt to kill them! They also encounter clues, characters and complex puzzles in their adventure to discover the location of the sacred statue.
Upon recovery of the idol, the adventure leads from the museum and surrounding area to four more level environments;
- A steam train rushing to the coast, then...
- the action boards a huge cargo ship 'The Osiris',
- a desert village leading to...
- the actual
- labyrinthine pyramid where the 'The Eye Of Isis' statue must be returned.
Returning the statue ends the power of the curse and commits the angry Deities back to eternal sleep. This adrenaline-pumping horror adventure is also a frenetic race against time; throughout the journey the user risks being killed by the gory mummy hordes, their evil monster masters and ultimately a final physical manifestation of the curse itself.
All the elements of gameplay are linked together via a compelling underlying storyline delivered via rewarding realtime 3D animated cut scenes using the powerful in-game engine. Here new characters are introduced and plot settings and game information conveyed. The credibility of the storyline is also enhanced through realtime interactions within the game, through meeting non-player characters and via written and audio messages being sent to the user as they play.
Contributed by Jeanne (75654) on Dec 19, 2003.