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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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Description

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an isometric platform game starring the titular heroine. While she is exploring a Mayan tomb, Lara finds a magic relic, and suddenly is surrounded by bad guys. In the following events, an ancient Mayan demon, Xolotl, is released by mistake. Now Lara must survive the traps laid out by the demon. She receives the help of Totec, the guardian of light, who imprisoned Xolotl many years ago.

The game combines action and platforming, and features physics-based environment puzzles. Team work is possible through offline co-op. Most of the time Lara must use her grappling hook, Totec's spear, or in the case of co-op, the help of Totec's shield to reach higher places. There is also a small RPG component, in the form of collectibles and challenge rooms that bring many relics and upgrades to Lara's arsenal.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a download-only game and was released on Xbox LIVE, PSN and Steam.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows An intense fight
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iPhone Collecting gems
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iPad Title
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Demons summon a T-Rex (wtf?)

Alternate Titles

  • "Lara Croft und der Wächter des Lichts" -- German title
  • "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

PSFocus PlayStation 3 Nov 13, 2010 93 out of 100 93
1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2010 A- 91
1UP Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2010 A- 91
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Spazio Games Xbox 360 Aug 25, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
PCActu Windows Oct 01, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamekult Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Aug 17, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamer.nl Xbox 360 Aug 24, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2010 – Best PSN Game of the Year
    • 2010 – #2 Best Xbox Live Arcade Game of the Year
    • 2010 – #3 Best Action-Adventure of the Year
  • GameSpot
    • 2010 - Best Cooperative Multiplayer (Editors' Choice)

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