About this game
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Sphinx and the cursed Mummy is an original 3rd person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt. Travelling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of set. Sphinx's journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, the Mummy, to help when being inconspicuous is the only solution. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, sphinx can stop set and save the world.
Critic Reviews12 Reviews
Brandon Rhuhm Wolfe — Feb 03, 2019
Because a number of issues (some of which are present in this revamped version also) this game were a veritable diamond in the rough when it was released, and not all gamers were able to appreciate its charms. Now, thanks to THQ Nordic, this ancient Egyptian gem is finally polished to its full luster.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln — Jan 28, 2019
Weaving melee combat, environmental puzzles and plenty of platforms with a fun and interesting take on Egyptian mythology, it’s an action-platformer that really holds up well, despite the years on its clock. Its camera might still be a bit rubbish, but with a new lick of HD paint, this is a hidden gem that deserves a little time in the limelight.
Alex Everatt — Dec 05, 2017
Most of the platforming and combat has a “been there, done that” feel to it that felt fresh 14 years ago, but not so much now. I highly recommend this for fans of the original looking to replay it one more time. For gamers unfamiliar with the original – I suggest playing with an open mind and understand that it is an older game and might require a bit more patience than recent platformers.
Kim Snaith — Jan 29, 2019
I wouldn’t say Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is an essential buy on Nintendo Switch. If you happen to have fond memories of the original, I’ve no doubt it’ll be fun to go back to. And if you’re a diehard 3D platformer fan (do those exist?) then you’ll probably find something to enjoy here. But for the rest of us, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is just a little bit too dated to carve out a place in the modern market.
Phil Hayton — Jan 28, 2019
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is a must play classic that acts as a great example on how to make a timeless title. Despite having a few quirks that remind us of its age, this Egyptian escapade is just as enjoyable as it was back in 2003, if not even more so on the Switch. Not only does it manage to nail the essence of a good adventure title, but it provides us with entertaining abilities and puzzles that are truly a fun experience.
Andrew Gilbert — Feb 08, 2019
All that being said, I’d still recommend trying out Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy just to see some of the interesting ideas floating around, and how not to design jumping in a game. It puts an interesting game-ified twist on Egyptian mythology and shows how far influence can take a project, as there are multiple prominent moments where the game is clearly trying to emulate the feel and pacing of a Zelda title.
Ken McKown — Feb 12, 2019
All this said though there is a decent romp buried (no pun intended) within the confines of this experience. Sure it isn’t going to go down in history as a great platformer, but I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it. It reminded me of the progress of our medium as well as the days when every company was trying to get in on the character platform action. I like to see forgotten games get a second chance, and THQ Nordic seems to be doing the legwork.
Drew Hurley — Apr 14, 2019
While it may not be of the same quality as the greats of its era, this is a solid and enjoyable title. The puzzle sections are by far the highlight, but the exploration and Zelda-style progression are all good enough to keep the players coming back. Many, many players who have fond memories of the generation missed out on this one, and its resurrection here gives them a chance to experience something new yet nostalgic. Instead of a new game trying to capture the feel of an era, this is a lost relic, a chance to experience a "new" action-platformer from the past.
Evan Norris — Jan 28, 2019
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is a great example of the kind of AA experience that helped define the era of PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, and Dreamcast. If you enjoy arcade action, exploration, problem-solving, platforming, Egyptian mythology, or some combination thereof, you owe it to yourself to play this hidden jewel of the sixth gen, particularly if you missed it the first time around.
Sam Bishop — Feb 08, 2019
Overall though this game has made it not only unscathed onto the Switch, we'd say improved as well. It looks the part, and it's more the overall design philosophy than the actual presentation that makes this feel like a game that first came out in 2003. It's still fun to play and offers a challenge for young and old alike, but the lack of voice acting is a real blow to what could've been a chance to show this off to a whole new audience in the best possible light.
Rodrigo Bulhões — Feb 15, 2019
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy é um jogo que merece a atenção de qualquer um que goste da fórmula clássica de Zelda ou para quem gosta de jogos com um ambiente que sugere o Antigo Egipto. A jogabilidade é boa e divertida, se bem que por vezes com algums elementos datados, e a banda sonora acompanha muito bem o tema do jogo. Tirando algumas (pequenas) frustrações, é um jogo que qualquer um pode jogar e que proporciona umas boas horas de diversão.
Dark Nightmare — Jan 31, 2019
Sphinx e la Mummia Pasticciona risente del peso dei sedici anni passati, tanto sotto il profilo tecnico, nonostante le limature di questa versione rimasterizzata, quanto sotto il profilo del gameplay, rimasto indietro quasi due decadi rispetto agli action-adventure contemporanei. Eppure, nonostante questi difetti, il gioco riesce ancora a divertire grazie a fasi action e platform semplici ma funzionali e ad enigmi ben congegnati.