It’s like Gaming Christmas, if you like bad archaeology games…

I’m at the point where I’m starting to think about budgeting for the project, which has meant sitting down and figuring out the final list of which systems and games I need to acquire in order to do my research.

Currently, I’m scheduled for 10 case studies, each of which will be about 5000 words. The case studies are each on a different console/platform. If anyone has suggestions beyond what I’ve listed, please feel free to share. I am specifically looking for games that feature representations of archaeology or archaeologists, that illustrate elements of archaeological practice, or that reference the antiquities market.

All prices are listed in pounds. Italics denotes a preferred (or already acquired) title.


Mysterious Stones (1984): Still looking for playable arcade cabinet

Lost Tomb (1983): Still looking for playable arcade cabinet

Tutankham (1982): Still looking for playable arcade cabinet

Atari 2600

Jungle Hunt (1982): Available, 13.00

Entombed (1982): Available: 7.00

Quest for Quintana Roo (1983): Available, 7.50

Tutankham (1982): 4.00

Montezuma’s Revenge (1984): Not available

Pitfall (1982): Available: 12.00

Early PC Adventure

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Available, 4.79

NES/Sega Genesis

Digger T. Rock (1990, NES): Available, 14.99

Tombs & Treasure (1989, NES): Available, 20.00


Curse: The Eye of Isis (2003): Available, 10.00

Stolen (2005): Available, 2.04

Treasures of the Deep (1997): Available, 16.00

Ark of Time (1997): Available, 9.45

Egypt 1156 BC (1999): Available, 4.49

Tomb Raider: Legend (2006): Available, 4.65


SWTOR (2011): Available, Free to Play

PS4/XBox One

Uncharted 4 (2016): Available, 44.00

Modern Indie/Steam

C14 Dating (2016): Available, 20.00


Evolving Planet (2016): Available, Free to Play


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