Ankh: Heart of Osiris

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Ankh: Heart of Osiris
Ankh Heart of Osiris cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) Deck13 Interactive
Publisher(s) Xider
Platform(s) Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
  • GER: October 30, 2006
  • FRA: November 17, 2006
  • UK: May 18, 2007
Genre(s) Third-person adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Ankh: Heart of Osiris (German: Ankh: Herz des Osiris) is the third game in the Ankh series of video games. The game was released in Germany on October 30, 2006, released in France on November 17, 2006.[1] and released in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2007. The development team originally announced that the game would be an expansion pack to Ankh, but later confirmed the game was a pseudo-sequel to the first game.[2]


Assil has just returned to Cairo weeks after he had dispelled Osiris' curse and finds that the holy ankh has vanished. Assil needs to recover the ankh before Osiris can unleash another curse on Egypt.


The game contains three playable characters: Assil, Thara and the Pharaoh. Gameplay is similar to the Runaway series. The game requires clicking on objects and places in the area to solve puzzles and progress. By default the player will be able to move the playable character around. When the mouse pointer is hovered over a particular something, the icon changes to match a different action such as Looking, Taking, Talking and Using. Items in the inventory can be looked at by left clicking on them and used by right clicking on them.[3]

One puzzle served as a copyright protection measure, in which the player was required to use a code wheel provided with the game copy to solve the combination in order to continue the game.[4]


During the game's development, Deck13 revised the puzzles and content based on feedback from the previous game, while trying to balance the storyline and gameplay as well as the difficulty of the puzzles.[5]


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 72.62%[6]
Review score
Publication Score
Eurogamer 8/10[7]
Publication Award
PC Action 2007 Gold Award[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ankh2 est maintenant disponible". November 17, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jack Allin (April 10, 2006). "Ankh expansion announced". Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ankh: Heart of Osiris Manual". Xider. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ Looney4Labs (May 2007). "Ankh: Heart of Osiris review". Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ Matt Barton (May 21, 2008). "Jan Klose Deck13 Interactive". Adventure Classic Gaming. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ankh: Heart of Osiris for PC - GameRankings". GameRankings. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ Fabian Walden (October 30, 2006). "Ankh: Das Herz des Osiris -". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ Fabian Walden (2007). "Ankh: Heart of Osiris". PC Games Database. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 

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