Loot ancient relics as Cthulhu in co-op 2D platformer Temple of Spikes

Temple of Spikes is a self-described "hardcore" 2D platformer about exploring a jungle temple which, you may have deduced, is filled with spikes. It's also filled with spiky bosses, priceless treasures, and fireballs. Also Cthulhu, provided you select him from the game's 25 playable characters, all of which have unique abilities according to developer Tigrido Inc. 

Aside from its huge cast of characters, Temple of Spikes' main hook is the ability to control time—more specifically, the ability to rewind time Prince of Persia-style when you die, and to slow time to avoid dying in the first place. It also supports up to four-player local co-op.

Tigrido says Temple of Spikes sports 30 levels worth 50 hours of exploration, to say nothing of an optional speedrunner mode. It's out today on Steam (opens in new tab) for $10.

Oh, and if you absolutely have to have more difficult, co-op 2D platformers with spikes in the name, I'd recommend the criminally underrated 1001 Spikes (opens in new tab)

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.