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It is the present time (1993), and many people are about to enjoy the performance of the opera "Don Juan Triumphant" at the Palais Garnier. However, that piece of art will soon become covered with the blood of innocents, as the great ceiling chandelier crushes down on the crowd.

The player controls Raoul Montand, a detective who's been asked for help by his old friend Monsieur Brie, the manager of the Opera. Bringing Raoul to a crime scene, he leaves him in hope he'll find some clues and prevent this terror from happening again. Supposedly, the disaster was caused by a being known as the Phantom of the Opera, a mysterious creature who has been haunting the opera house since 1881. The detective is about to find out what secrets lie beneath the surface, looking for clues in the present time and traveling back to 1881.

Return of the Phantom is a third-person adventure game based on the book Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. The player interacts with the environment by selecting verb commands (Look, Talk, Take, Push, etc.) from a menu and combining them with objects to gather information, solve puzzles, and advance the story. Most of the events in the game take place inside the opera house, including the numerous tunnels and secret passages beneath it, which are supposedly the Phantom's residence. The CD version of the game adds voice-overs to the dialogues.


Return of the Phantom DOS Rescuing Christine... but for how long?
Return of the Phantom DOS there's a slight similarity with Indiana Jones
Return of the Phantom DOS the gate to the labyrinth, very complicated, sketching recommendable
Return of the Phantom DOS back in 1881, you're more then just a detective

Promo Images

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User Reviews

Good Adventure Gaming DOS ETJB (480)
An enjoyable if unspectacular adventure game. DOS PCGamer77 (3225)
First person adventure from the third person perspective (did anybody got this?). DOS MAT (230299)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1993 4 out of 4 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Play Time DOS Jul, 1993 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited DOS Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Datormagazin DOS Aug, 1993 3 out of 5 60
High Score DOS Nov, 1993 3 out of 5 60
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jan 15, 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Creation of group [Fictional character: Phantom of the Opera] 5 ZeTomes (36437)
May 02, 2016


Return of the Phantom was the second game that Sid Meier protege Brian Reynolds worked on with MicroProse.
Contributed to by Ben Jacobs (11) and Sciere (780569)
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