Curse: The Eye of Isis

Action 2003 Windows DreamCatcher Interactive Horror Puzzle based Adventure Action adventure

It's cursed, I tell you, cursed!

Although not exactly in the same league as other survival horror/action games like Resident Evil, Alone in the Dark or Silent Hill, Curse is an enjoyably spooky romp that is marred only by its overly simplistic combat and linearity. It combines a suitably gruesome and creepy atmosphere with an entertaining storyline and some genuinely unsettling moments to good effect, resulting in a cheesy but fun experience. When a mysterious artefact is stolen from the British Museum, you are called in to investigate, find the object, and then return it to its original resting place in Egypt. Of course, it's not going to be that easy, as the artefact is cursed and hordes of zombies, mummies, and other terrifying creatures have now been unleashed and are standing between you and victory. This is an action/adventure game where you can choose to play as either a professor or his assistant, which gives rise to different scenarios along the same route, and explore various environments in third-person while battling against the vicious monsters (which happens in first-person). There are a number of cool weapons to help you out, including shotguns, rifles, and flamethrowers, while there are also puzzles to complete to give the game some variety. Curse is perhaps not a game to take overly seriously but for some over-the-top fun, it certainly delivers the goods. The storyline is silly but never less than entertaining, with some appropriately cheesy dialogue, while the visuals are very atmospheric. The combat is a touch on the basic side but apart from this, Curse is a fun ride.

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