Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal

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Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal
Developer(s) Zombie Inc.
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive
Engine Lithtech
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA May 1, 2001
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (2-12)
Distribution CD-ROM

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Search for the Journal (commonly known as Atlantis: Search for the Journal) was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Buena Vista Games, a subsidiary of Disney Interactive. It was released on May 1, 2001 for the Microsoft Windows platform and was a first-person shooter game, the first of two games by Zombie based on the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, to which it is a prequel. It covers the search Milo's grandfather, Thaddeus Thatch, took to Iceland to find the journal. It was released for free by exchanging UPC labels from Kellogg's products for promotion.[1][2] Disney also offered the game as a free download through its website through July 2001.[3]


The begins with a clip that was originally set to begin the movie.[4] It shows a Viking war party trying to use The Shepherd's Journal to find Atlantis. They are swiftly dispatched by the Leviathan. The game then shifts to Iceland in 1901. You are a trooper assigned to finding The Shepherd's Journal. Trying to stop you are the 'Keepers', a group of Iceland natives with mystical powers.


  1. The first sequence has the main character floating down a river. You see some sprites in the distance and you hear dialogue from Thaddeus Thatch.
  2. After departing from the boat, you travel along an icy path dodging snowballs and battling a few keepers. It is recommended to walk quickly over bridges to avoid long alternate paths.
  3. After boarding a plane, you fly through a canyon. There are a few narrow stretches and ice particles are shot at you.
  4. You finally make it to the Keeper's Keep and go inside. You hear dialogue from Commander Rourke & Thaddeus Thatch. You battle several keepers as you make your way down into the labyrinth.
  5. You enter the Journal Room. You pass four trials (Water, Fire, Wind, & Earth) to obtain four talismans while battling numerous keepers. After you place all four talismans on a pedestal, the pedestal lowers and you obtain the Journal.
  6. The game then shows several scenes from the movie as a teaser.

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  1. ^ Adams, Dan (April 2, 2001). "Atlantis: The Lost Empire—Search for the Journal (PC)". IGN. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "CDs 'n' Cereal". IGN. April 27, 2001. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Free Atlantis Online Game Announced". Animation World Network. June 26, 2001. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 

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