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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 Windows Xolotl (front) mocks at Lara (somewhere at the back)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Lava-T-Rex? Seriously, wtf?
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows This beast chases Lara through the level
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iPhone Loading

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Concept Art

Trailer


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

The Telegraph Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2010 9.8 out of 10 98
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Dec 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target PlayStation 3 Sep 28, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Oct 04, 2010 8.7 out of 10 87
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 29, 2010 17 out of 20 85
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85

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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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