The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992)

About This Game

Laura Bow, intrepid heroine of The Colonel’s Bequest, is back! This time she’s trapped in a huge, imposing museum in the dead of night, surrounded by socialites, miscreants, thieves…and a cold, relentless murderer.

What is the ancient secret of The Dagger of Amon Ra, and who is willing to kill for it? What’s the motive for murder? Greed? Religious outrage? Patriotism? Rivalry? Laura Bow, cub reporter for a major New York newspaper, better find out fast!

Are you ready to meet the challenge? Can you discover the truth about the priceless Dagger of Amon Ra before the killer discovers.


The Laura Bow games were distinctive in that they required some actual logical detective work on the part of the player; for the most part, though, the puzzles were of the typical variety of inventory and environment interaction (and frequent, often unexpected, player character death) found in most Sierra adventures.

Gameplay uses a point-and-click interface featuring icons for different actions, similar to other Sierra games that were published during that time. An additional icon is used to ask characters a question about a topic listed in Laura’s notebook, which auto-populates with names, places and other subjects that she has previously heard or encountered.


  • Hand-painted, digitized backgrounds inspired by the art of the era.
  • Realistic video-captured and artistically enhanced animation.
  • Deep puzzles with multiple solutions.
  • An intricate and multi-layered storyline; several different endings possible.
  • An original stereo soundtrack evocative of the 1920s.
  • An intuitive no-typing, point-and-click interface.

Game Details

Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Detective-mystery
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released January 1, 1992
Size 271 MB
Company Sierra / Activision

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


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