Tomb of the Lost Queen is the twenty-sixth game in the Nancy Drew adventure series. In it, Nancy investigates sabotage on an Egyptian excavation site.
This game introduces the series' fourth interface. The game was promoted with a video called "Dylan's tours".
Unearth sinister secrets in an ancient Egyptian tomb!
Sixty years ago, a violent sandstorm uncovered an ancient tomb in the desert outside Cairo, Egypt. A British expedition set off in hope of finally finding Egypt's legendary Lost Queen but the expedition never returned. The explorers were therefore lost and then presumed dead. In the present day, you, as Nancy Drew joins leading archaeologists from Kingston University as they unearth what they presume to be the tomb where the British explorers were lost. The site is rumored to be cursed, due to an increase in suspicious accidents. Artifacts start disappearing from the dig site, accidents start plaguing the team and the site's lead archaeologist, Professor Jon Boyle, is attacked during a fiercesome sandstorm and sent to the hospital to recover. You then attempt to discover who attacked Professor Boyle as well as what happened to the previous expedition. Is a curse burying their progress or is someone trying to sabotage their success?
- Translate hieroglyphics and decipher ancient warnings and clues
- Uncover hidden chambers, reassemble artifacts and solve ancient puzzles
- Play games and learn about early Egyptian life as you explore the tombs
Abdullah is the Egyptian liaison to the dig team. The arrogant and stern archeologist is revered as one of the most talented in the field and is close to becoming world-renowned.
Lily is a student studying for a PhD in Egyptology. Though she can be bossy and overbearing, she appears to be very nervous about the supposed curse surrounding the tomb.
Jamila is a local woman who came to observe the dig. She claims to believe that the aliens (or Annunaki) are responsible for the creation of the tombs and pyramids. She and Abdullah are very hostile towards one another.
Dylan is a British tour guide, sure that people will have to see the tomb if it does indeed have a curse upon it.
Nancy uses a cell phone that can be accessed by an icon at the bottom of the screen. She can get hints from an app called the Hint Hotline if she's an Amateur Sleuth.
Bess is Nancy's friend.
Jon is the leader of the group.
Professor Hotchkiss pretty much knows everything. You can call her if you have a question about 18th century French history, crystal skulls, or apparently, ancient Egypt.
Main/recurring character revelations
- George now has a job.