Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy HD Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy HD by Eurocom and THQNordic.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy HD is a remaster of an action adventure game from 2003. As of writing this review the game has only been released on PC but I hope that the game will receive a console release (Again) in the future so more people can enjoy the game.
The game is based on Ancient Egyptian mythology and it features many of the gods and heroes from the time period, like Imhotep and Anubis.
The story follows two characters, the first is named Sphinx and he’s used mostly for combat, while Tutankhamen is used to solve intricate puzzles. The game frequently alternate’s between the two of them and in doing so it makes the game a lot less boring.
Each area of the game is beautifully designed and the HD enhancements look great considering the game’s age. Most of the areas are quite large as well and often have side quests for you to complete. Doing side quests also has benefits to the game itself but there are some that aren’t required to complete the game, like capturing monsters for the museum, as an example.
As you progress through the game the puzzles that you encounter with Tutankhamen become increasingly more intricate and complex. Since he’s a mummy for the majority of the game, he’s immune to death and this fact is utilized in each of the game’s puzzles. He can be set on fire, electrocuted, split into 3, and flattened. Each of these unique states lasts only for a short period of time so you must move quickly to solve each of the game’s puzzles. If he’s on fire or electrified, falling into the water will get rid of the effect and you’ll need to go reacquire it again. Getting any of the effects will also automatically replace the existing effect too.
When you’re in control of sphinx you’ll be able to use the Sword of Osiris to battle enemies. Enemies come in many shapes and sizes and each have their own unique abilities to them. They’re pretty limited in skills though, so you can easily learn their moves without much effort.
At the start of the game, Sphinx’s skills are pretty limited but as you complete major points in the story, he’ll acquire items that grant bonus abilities such as fast swimming and double jumping.
Overall, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy HD is a very entertaining game and the developers did a great job on the remastering of it. There are some minor issues that I ran into like the usage of items being rather cumbersome and until recently the font being too small (Which has now been fixed thankfully). Outside of those, I’ve been having a lot of fun with the game and I look forward to finishing up my video playthrough of the game. If you’re a fan of action adventure games and want something that’ll take up a lot of your time then Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy HD is a great choice.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon. Until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!