Indiana Jones and the Emperorís Tomb is better in every way than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. Unlike Infernal Machine, LucasArts and developer The Collective really did get the feel of Indy right this time. Emperorís Tomb doesnít feel like just a Tomb Raider clone, and the mix of barroom brawl style combat, familiar weapons like the whip, machete, and pistol, and the old fedora all add up to something worthwhile despite its expected flaws.
This time around, Jones is in search of the Heart of the Dragon, a black pearl of legendary power. It supposedly has the power to control the minds of men, and of course, those pesky Nazis are after it as well. Jones is hired by a mysterious Chinese emissary, and heíll travel to to Prague, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and eventually to the Chinese tomb itself to get the pearl before the Nazis do.