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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 Detective Raoul (you) talking to your opera buddy
Return of the Phantom DOS ingame main menu
Return of the Phantom DOS opera theatre (intro scene)
Return of the Phantom DOS the whole story is around opera house

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User Reviews

Good Adventure Gaming ETJB (450) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
An enjoyable if unspectacular adventure game. PCGamer77 (3235) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
First person adventure from the third person perspective (did anybody got this?). MAT (209992) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 4 out of 4 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Tilt Jul, 1993 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 15, 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Datormagazin Aug, 1993 3 out of 5 60
Power Play Jul, 1993 51 out of 100 51
Just Adventure 1998 C- 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Creation of group [Fictional character: Phantom of the Opera] 5 ZeTomes (36464)
May 02, 2016


Try clicking on the mouth and eyes of the mask in the title screen, you'll get some funny responses from the Phantom telling you to cut it out, stop poking him, etc...
Ben Jacobs (11) added Return of the Phantom (DOS) on Jul 21, 2000