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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.


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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 Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90 Aug 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Playstation Universe Oct 01, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 26, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Sep 29, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Chumps Oct 04, 2010 8.4 out of 10 84
D+PAD Magazine Oct 11, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RealGamer Sep 01, 2010 8 out of 10 80
PlayStation Lifestyle Oct 14, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Family Friendly Gaming 2013 54 out of 100 54


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  • 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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Cristhian Serur (11) added Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PlayStation 3) on Oct 04, 2010
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