Egypt: Collector's Edition
(Egypt II & III)

Format: PC
The Adventure Company

3 700265 694026
Age Restrictions: 3+
16 February 2007

Unravel the foreboding mysteries and save the people of Egypt not once, but twice. The two most popular games in the
Egypt series (Egypt II and Egypt III) are now available to buy in a Collector's Edition box set...

Thanks to a new Collector's Edition box set, more people will be introduced to the Egypt series of games. Delve into the deep mysteries of Ancient Egypt as you experience two mystical and grandiose adventures in the days of Pharaohs Amenophis III in 1360 BC and Ramses II in 1240 BC.

In Egypt II: The Heliopolis Prophecy, the City of the Sun is threatened by a terrifying epidemic. In this game you play Tifet, priestess of the goddess, Sakhmet, and scholar of the healing arts. The game is also partly based on fact - in that scholars were employed to make the city design as realistic as possible - drawing upon a number of original sites as well as from historical records, in order to create the ones you see in the game. The result is an environment which you can explore (if you so wish) although, you can't do too much other than wander around looking at how pretty everything looks.

The game revolves around Tifet and her quest to find a cure for a disease that his fallen on the residents of Heliopolis. The puzzles are not overly difficult, and if you are a fan of point and click games you'll find it a welcome diversion.

In Egypt III: The Fate of Ramses, uncover through the eyes of Maia, a young magician appreciated by gods, the origin of a curse befalling on the construction site of the god Amun-Re temple.

Like Egypt II, Egypt III is a first person point and click game. You play as Maya, who is under the employ of Ramses II. It appears that your pharaoh has made a deal with the sun god that will see Ramses II enjoying many more years of life if he constructs a large statue to honour his god. Someone, or thing, doesn't want the statue to be completed and is trying their best to stop its construction. Your job is to solve all the mysteries and ensure that the statue is put in place.

The puzzles range from challenging to difficult, but nothing that should prove too much of a headache. My only real complaint is that the game is a little on the short side - it shouldn't take you too long to finish the entire game.

While both games have strong female characters as their leads, I couldn't help but be a little embarrassed by the developers one step forward, two steps back approach. While it is commendable to have strong female characters at the forefront of both games, was it really necessary to have Tifet flutter her eyelashes and behave all girly girly in Egypt II, or watch Maya practically fall out of her top in almost every cut sequence because her breasts are unfeasibly large in Egypt III? But if you ignore that little complaint you'll find both games to be a lot of fun.

The fact that both of these games are available for under £20 is all the excuse you need to add them to your collection.

Nick Smithson

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