When the god Osiris was murdered by Set, his body was lopped into pieces and scattered across the land. This was bad news for Osiris, but it was good news for game designers. And look at this: several thousand years later, here's a new Lara Croft adventure in search of a handy structural conceit. What's your reward for completing this level? Well done: your reward is a foot. Now, see if you can find the rest of the body. Go!
Price and availability
Windows Steam: £14.99
Hey guys! Who likes a good local co-op game, preferably featuring a faux-isometric perspective, many enemies to slay and shiny treasures to collect? I do! Prior to Diablo 3 coming out on console and rendering all other games in this neglected genre irrelevant in the Welsh household, my wife and I had a fondness for the admirably silly Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, with its scattergun combat, tactile puzzles and charmingly dated, 1930s-Johnny-Weissmuller-Tarzan-movie depiction of the noble savage. So it's with a modicum of interest that I look forward to next week's sequel, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, for PS4, Xbox One and Steam.
Last year's Tomb Raider reboot understandably earned itself plenty of fans. It was a smart, modern revamp for the slightly dated franchise from a developer keen to cast off a decade of baggage. But not everyone preferred the game's pared back approach.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available to download on 9th December for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, publisher Square Enix has told Eurogamer.
The co-op adventure is a sequel to the well-received Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and follows the grown-up Keeley Hawes-voiced Lara as she unravels a new Egyptian mystery.
Temple of Osiris can be played through entirely in single-player, but also supports co-op play for up to four people. In that mode, you take on the roles of Lara, fellow explorer Carter Bell and, naturally, the ancient Egyptian gods Horus and Isis.