Adventuring archaeologist Samantha Swift has returned to dig up more exciting finds and clear up ancient mysteries. This time, her journey begins with a new benefactor who sends her to find Alexander the Great's Scroll of Wealth. But a brotherhood cloaked in secrecy watches from behind the scenes, and as Samantha's search intensifies, she learns that there's much more to this endeavor than she's been told. Stick with Samantha to track down the scroll and uncover the real treasure: the power of the Golden Touch.
Accompany Samantha to exotic locations in this all-new storyline. Challenging puzzles, along with new levels and backgrounds, keep the action fresh as the tale unfolds. It takes a sharp eye to find each hidden item, but special tools help you spot and extract artifacts and treasure. Keep piecing together clues to recover each piece and place it in the Museum of Secrets Lost. Can you complete the collection and discover Samantha's true purpose in this incredible expedition?
Journey to distant places depicted with beautiful backgrounds
Explore exciting new levels as you pursue golden treasure for the Museum of Secrets Lost
Learn the intent of the secret brotherhood that monitors your every move
Use clues and solve puzzles to find more artifacts and hidden special items
Utilize the special tools in each scene to aid in your search
Unlock the secrets of the Golden Touch
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor Speed800MHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory256MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space430MBPC Video64MB DirectX 8.1-compatible video cardPC Sound CardDirectX 8.1-compatible sound cardScreenshots
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.