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Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom

Moby ID: 3772
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The game is set in China in 2010. You're part of an international group to excavate the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, the greatest secret of the ancient world. Somehow, you get trapped inside the tomb.

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Average score: 60% (based on 15 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 7 ratings with 1 reviews)

A wonderful game with superb graphics and a challenging plot.

The Good
A well-articulated series of challenging puzzles to solve in order to gain access to deeper levels. Not a "shoot'em up bangbang," (and at the age of 77 I am not attracted to same)... But well done and very interesting.
Were it available for Windows 10 or similar, I would acquire it again.
However, I think that at Windows 98 it gave up the ghost.

The Bad
Doesn't run on 64-bit processors.
It may not run on 32, I'm not sure.

The Bottom Line
Interesting, somewhat fascinating, unique in its style of play, challenging in the period in which it is set, educational in the moves you need to make and information you need to acquire to get further into the game.

A similar style to Myst, but better! (IMHO)

Windows · by David Newell (2) · 2021


Easter eggs

First, go into the building of four rooms (the place where you get the plate).

Next, go into the red room (the one where you fix up a house to make it look desirable).

Now, zoom in on the red dragon on the bookshelf.

Turn right twice, and zoom out.

Here's a picture of the programmers! You can click on them for close-ups and silly things to happen.

Then, when you're done, go back. You're back at the beginning


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by curacao.

Macintosh added by Scaryfun.

Additional contributors: Jony Shahar, Jeanne, Alaka.

Game added April 18, 2001. Last modified January 31, 2024.