New Da Vinci Code screens spread the mystery

Thursday 20 April 2006
Having given little indication of its gameplay up to this point, forthcoming PS2, Xbox and PC game The Da Vinci Code is now slightly less mysterious thanks to a fresh batch of screenshots.

The screens show some impressively dark and moody settings - we especially like the look of the mansion's exterior. There's also a rather grisly picture of a corpse, complete with scrawled pentangle and felt-tip pen. Chilling stuff.

The game is based on the movie of Dan Brown's book of the same name, which is now the best-selling novel of all time (well, there's no accounting for taste, eh?), and will feature new locations not seen in the book or the upcoming film. That's good news for gamers as it means there's more opportunity for the designers to concentrate on gameplay rather than merely re-treading the movie.

Some of the puzzle-solving elements are also shown in the images, although exactly how it's all going to play is still a mystery. Sounds exactly like the Da Vinci Code, then.

We'll have our questions answered when the game is released next month. In the meantime, check out the images tab at the top of this story and try to figure it out for yourself.

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.