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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.

Screenshots

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iPhone Main menu
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows These are cabbage bombs. Deadly gas inside
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Lara has an unlimited supply of mines. Here I planted one...
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iPhone Temple of Light level

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

Eurogamer.es Xbox 360 Aug 26, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Sep 10, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 29, 2010 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Xbox 360 Aug 19, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Level 7 Xbox 360 Sep 02, 2010 8 out of 10 80
D+PAD Magazine PlayStation 3 Oct 11, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NZGamer PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2010 8 out of 10 80
RealGamer PlayStation 3 Sep 01, 2010 8 out of 10 80
PlayStation Lifestyle PlayStation 3 Oct 14, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) iPad Jan 03, 2011 6 out of 10 60

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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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