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Ankh: Heart of Osiris (Windows)

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Description

At the end of Ankh, Assil managed to dispel the death curse, free the pharaoh's daughter and keep the ankh. He also found the woman of his dreams: Thara. But his luck does not hold long. The pharaoh's daughter still wants Assil for herself and Osiris still wants the ankh. So one day Assil wakes up in a side-street in front of the palace after a big fight with Thara... and without the ankh. He needs to get the ankh back and find Thara along the way.

You still control Assil with your mouse through the different environments talking to people through multiple-choice dialogues, while you pick up items Assil needs to solve the many puzzles on his journey. On the way he will not only revisit familiar locations (like Cairo but now at nighttime) and meet old friends, but he will also visit new locations and meet new characters. In addition to Assil and Thara you'll be able to play as the Pharaoh himself later on in the game.

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Ankh: Heart of Osiris Windows It's time for a cat-fight. There can be only one...
Ankh: Heart of Osiris Windows In the Pharaoh's kitchen Thara has to cook couscous.
Ankh: Heart of Osiris Windows The Pharaoh has to escape from a hidden palace beneath the earth.
Ankh: Heart of Osiris Windows Assil gets caught in a tomb.

Alternate Titles

  • "Анк 2. Принц Египта" -- Russian Title
  • "Ankh: Srdce Osirise" -- Czech Title
  • "Ankh: Serce Ozyrysa" -- Polish Title
  • "Ankh: Il Cuore di Osiride" -- Italian title
  • "Ankh: Herz des Osiris" -- German title
  • "Ankh: Corazón de Osiris" -- Spanish title
  • "Ankh 2 - Le Coeur d'Osiris" -- French Title

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The Press Says

PC Powerplay Oct 25, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Action Nov 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania Nov 14, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Just Adventure Oct 08, 2009 B+ 83
Adventure-Treff Nov 27, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Adventure's Planet Jun 13, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Games Radar Apr 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Plain Games May 05, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Chronicles May 19, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 23, 2007 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Copy protection

The game has no software copy-protection. Instead, it uses a code wheel which the player needs to mix a drink with at the wineseller's in Cairo early in the first chapter.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – Best Voice-Acting of the Year
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – #2 Best RPG/Adventure in 2006

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Sicarius (61028) added Ankh: Heart of Osiris (Windows) on Nov 11, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Iggi (4472) and Wizo (29332)