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Curse: The Eye of Isis is a survival horror video game that was developed by Asylum Entertainment and published by DreamCatcher Interactive for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows. It was released stateside for PC in October 2003 and for Xbox in April 2004. The PlayStation 2 version was only released in Europe.

It shares the same sort of atmospheric setting, gameplay, fixed camera angles, and ammo preservation as the earlier Resident Evil games, as well as many other archetypal survival horror games in the genre, such as ObsCure and Silent Hill.


Strange things are happening at Great Britain’s museum of natural history in 1890. A gang of ruthless thugs has broken into the establishment, the Eye of Isis Egyptian statue has been stolen, and a mysterious fog has overtaken a number of areas of the museum killing and transforming all it comes into contact with.

Playing as museum curator/archaeologist Victoria Sutton and her childhood friend Darien Dane, you’ll have to fight the various beings and entities created by this fog. You'll spend considerable time in the museum, take a steam train to the coast and travel the seas in a huge cargo ship before finally entering the pyramid tomb where you must find and destroy the source of this ancient evil.

Player Characters[]

While you are provided with two playable characters, you cannot choose between them but instead must play as one or the other on certain levels. While their appearances may be different, the two characters' skills and abilities are exactly the same, so it doesn't matter which one you control at any given time.

Victoria Sutton: A museum curator and archaeologist.

Darien Dane: A researcher, childhood friend of Victoria and son of a once prominent archaeologist.

Other Characters[]

Le Chat: mysterious cat burglar who unwittingly unleashes the curse, leaves crossbow weapon for player characters

Abdul Wahid: Friend of Dane's father, provides game play tips and acts as a save point and storage chest.

Bupo: A wealthy, unscrupulous collector of antiquities, directs a band of human thugs after the Eye of Isis.