Note: This game doesn't have an optimal playing experience on Windows 10. More info. Bring National Geographic to life in Lilly Wu and the Terra Cotta Mystery Deluxe, and lead a forensic expedition to settle a 2,000 year-old mystery! Emperor Qin was the first Emperor of China who died under mysterious circumstances. Was it an accident, or an assassination? Can your inner explorer solve this ancient mystery?
Use forensic archeology to solve the death of China's first Emperor.
Find evidence in the present and re-create the past using hidden objects.
Unlock National Geographic's vaults on the Terra Cotta Warriors and China's history.
Includes special bonus content from articles and the Terra Cotta museum exhibits.
This game bored the poo out of me. I got like half way through the demo and quit. I was literally falling asleep while I was playing it. It was just so blahhhh and typical. It's just like every other HO game there is. Nothing special about it.
Jasper2447 | Added on: June 18, 2010
For my liking, far too easy - there was no real incentive to think for yourself; you were given the answers more or less at the same time as the questions. Very few puzzles and those that there were, were illogical and relied on trial and error rather than a real scenario Just glad I got it as a freebie and didn't actually pay for it - I'd have been screaming for a refund Might suit a 10 - 12 year old with a short attention span
Great game; involved but makes you think. Great for exercising your brain!
OLD_Dave | Added on: September 9, 2010
When I started, I couldn't (wouldn"t) stop until I finished (about 8 hours later). The story line is great, and the play is fun and well thought out. I really enjoyed this one.
auntienene | Added on: June 1, 2010
It's a great game it is relaxing and fun to play. Interesting topic of game learned alot...
vandy311 | Added on: May 24, 2010
Finished it in about 4 hours start to finish. Basically just follow the prompts and click where you're told to. Don't waste any money on this.
hankysis3 | Added on: July 16, 2010
The history portion of the game was fascinating. However, the repetitious room hopping and making the game so long you want it to end, ruined it (maybe it wasn't that long as much as it became boring). I can't imagine anyone wanting to replay it. I did enjoy reading the National Geographic extras in the game.
bikerbabe | Added on: September 9, 2010
I bought this game when it was on sale and I'm having lots of fun with it!
Coni | Added on: May 24, 2010
I found this one to be relatively easy especially in the beginning and user friendly. The music was relaxing and it had some different added puzzles included which were a nice change of pace. Would love to have had vocals rather than having to read them. I thought the Extras were a nice touch too. All-in-all enjoyable, but not challenging.
2424jkb | Added on: May 25, 2010
Don't waste $ on this one...boring! Felt like being led by a nosy game imitator! The scenery is top notch...could have been so much more if only they would have left playing the game to us!!!!!!!
nisahy | Added on: June 16, 2012
Fairly interesting game when you start playing. But there is no way to save your progress. Starting over from the beginning EVERYTIME you want to play is very irritating!!! Would really like my money back since I am not going to play this game anymore!!!
lynnisrich | Added on: May 20, 2010
This game was ok but I found it to have way too much to read.
Minxski | Added on: July 20, 2010
I really liked this game, I liked the storyline and learning all about the Terracotta Army. The navigation took a little while to get used to, but it made sense after a bit and was fun running around trying to piece together items. The extras are a real WOW for me, probably like most people, I will most likely never be able to afford a trip to China and see the real thing, so this was a great insight. The extras include photographs of the Terracotta Army, information about how it was discovered and the restoration that is still going on ~ really amazing It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think if you are looking for more than just a HOG and want to learn as you play then this game will interest you.
I really enjoyed this game. I love HO games and this one was different from all of the others I have tried. I think older kids will enjoy it and who knows they might actually learn something while they play it!
Smedley | Added on: May 24, 2010
The graphics are nice, the bits of history are nice, but this game is sloooow for several reasons: It's way too clicky, there's no vocal, you read the script and listen to serene background music. The moving from room to room is like Mortimer Beckett - but not as nicely developed: so, clues are often hard to find. The accquired clues often produce little as a reward. The free demo was enough for me to say "Pass!" But, chacon a son gout - try it; you may like it!
history/scenery/music - this game had it all. Loved the different hunt for HOs. Thourgly entertainment - nice not to get frustrated in the game! Loved the story line - packing my bags and heading for China!! This is my first review ever - getting braver by the game!!
Beachgirlfi | Added on: May 21, 2010
Lots of fun. The National Geographic games are always educatiional and entertaining.
niccam | Added on: June 3, 2010
I overlooked this game for awhile because of the screenshots and main photo, but I'm glad I gave it a try. I liked it very much, very relaxing and fun, and even though there's a lot of backtracking it doesn't get boring at all whereas repetitiveness does in most hogs.
sbmagee | Added on: May 20, 2010
I think this game is for children rather than adults. The graphics are very good and I would like to be able to take the tour without having to click my way through. The mini-games are easy. I think this would be an excellent game for a family to play together.
elaineorni | Added on: May 30, 2012
I have played this game three times, progressing with each time I try. However, when I go back to do more the next time, I am sent back to page 1, or the beginning. I do not see where to save your work. Therefore, I think this game needs more work because I will not go back again. Normally the games automatically tell you that your work will be saved. This game does not. Otherwise, it's a good game, fair (as far as hidden objects go), not too challenging, and there are no mini-games that I have found. That would add a lot to the game.