Queen: The eYe

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Queen: The eYe
Queen: The eYe
Front cover art
Developer(s) Destination Design
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) DOS
Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution 5 CD-ROMs

Queen: The eYe is an action-adventure electronic video game that was released in 1998 by Electronic Arts, and featured music by the rock group Queen which was re-mixed exclusively for The eYe by Joshua J. Macrae at Roger Taylor's studio in Surrey. The game is set in the future where the world is ruled by an all-seeing machine called "The eYe" which has eradicated everything that promotes creative expression. You play Dubroc, a secret agent of The eYe who in the course of his duties has re-discovered a database of popular rock music, and is sentenced to death in "The Arena", a live television show broadcast through satellites to the world in which the contestant battles fighting arena champions called the Watchers... from there Dubroc, the secret agent, goes on a quest to destroy The eYe. Elements of the story do seem to bear a remarkable resemblance to that of the later Queen musical We Will Rock You.

The game contained five CDs which, along with the electronic files in the game itself, featured instrumental remixes of many Queen tracks [1] and is considered a collector's item by fans due to this music. Despite Queen's popularity the electronic game suffered poor sales due to weak gameplay, very little promotion and graphics that already seemed dated at release due to the game's unusually long development time.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 - The Arena Domain[edit]

  1. "Data track" (includes "Arboria") - 22:22
  2. "Made in Heaven" (loop) - 1:08
  3. "I Want It All" (instrumental, remix) - 4:43
  4. "Dragon Attack" (instrumental, remix) - 4:23
  5. "Fight From The Inside" (instrumental) - 3:03
  6. "Hang On In There" (intro) - 0:57
  7. "In The Lap of the Gods...Revisited" (edit, vocals) - 0:32
  8. "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll" (instrumental) - 1:44
  9. "More Of That Jazz" (instrumental) - 4:30
  10. "We Will Rock You" (commentary mix) - 0:58
  11. "Liar" (intro) - 1:26
  12. "The Night Comes Down" (intro) - 0:48
  13. "Party" (instrumental) - 2:26 (not on the English version of the game)
  14. "Chinese Torture" (usual version) - 1:44
  15. "I Want It All" (instrumental, remix) - 4:53

Disc 2 - The Works Domain[edit]

  1. "Data track" - 25:45
  2. "Mustapha" (intro, vocals) - 0:26
  3. "Mother Love" (instrumental) - 4:16
  4. "You Take My Breath Away" (instrumental) - 3:15
  5. "One Vision" (intro) - 0:32
  6. "Sweet Lady" (edit, vocals) - 1:03
  7. "Was It All Worth It" (instrumental, edit) - 1:57
  8. "Get Down, Make Love" (instrumental, remix) - 3:49
  9. "Heaven For Everyone" (instrumental) - 5:36
  10. "Hammer To Fall" (instrumental) - 4:22
  11. "Tie Your Mother Down" (intro) - 0:39
  12. "One Vision" (instrumental, remix) - 2:27
  13. "It's Late" (edit, vocals) - 1:08
  14. "Procession" (usual version) - 1:14
  15. "Made in Heaven" (instrumental, remix) - 5:24

Disc 3 - The Theatre Domain[edit]

  1. "Data track" - 21:53
  2. "It's A Beautiful Day" (remix) - 1:38
  3. "Don't Lose Your Head" (instrumental) - 1:59
  4. "Princes Of The Universe" (instrumental, remix) - 1:08
  5. "A Kind Of Magic" (instrumental) - 4:25
  6. "Gimme The Prize" (remix, vocals) - 4:03
  7. "Bring Back That Leroy Brown" (edit, vocals) - 0:27
  8. "Ha Ha Ha, It's Magic!" (vocal sample) - 0:06
  9. "You Don't Fool Me" (instrumental) - 5:58
  10. "Let Me Entertain You" (instrumental, intro) - 0:49
  11. "Khashoggi's Ship" (instrumental) - 1:37
  12. "Forever" (usual version) - 3:21
  13. "Don't Try So Hard" (edit, vocals) - 1:35
  14. "Was It All Worth It" (intro) - 0:37

Disc 4 - The Innuendo Domain[edit]

  1. "Data track" - 25:40
  2. "Brighton Rock" (intro) - 0:13
  3. "I'm Going Slightly Mad" (instrumental) - 2:40
  4. "Bijou" (instrumental, edit) - 1:27
  5. "Khashoggi's Ship" (instrumental) - 1:37
  6. "The Show Must Go On" (instrumental, remix) - 4:26
  7. "The Hitman" (instrumental, edit) - 1:07
  8. "Too Much Love Will Kill You" (edit, vocals) - 1:50
  9. "I Can't Live With You" (instrumental, remix) - 4:40
  10. "Love Of My Life" (harp intro only) - 0:04

Disc 5 - The Final Domain[edit]

  1. "Data track" - 21:48
  2. "Death On Two Legs" (intro) - 0:40
  3. "Death On Two Legs" (instrumental) - 3:07
  4. "Ride The Wild Wind" (instrumental, remix) - 4:45
  5. "Headlong" (instrumental) - 4:53
  6. "Breakthru" (instrumental) - 2:07
  7. "Hammer To Fall" (instrumental) - 4:32
  8. "Gimme The Prize" (instrumental, remix) - 4:12
  9. "The Hitman" (instrumental, remix) - 2:40
  10. "Don't Lose Your Head" (usual version) - 4:40
  11. "Gimme The Prize" (vocals, remix) - 4:11