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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Windows)

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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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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows These guys have shields. Grenade- or rocket-launcher works best
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows And when the shield is broken machine gun finishes him off
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Introducing the army of demons
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Lara has an unlimited supply of mines. Here I planted one...

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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The Press Says

1UP Sep 28, 2010 A- 91
Game Informer Magazine Aug 13, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Watcher Aug 31, 2010 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Oct 03, 2010 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 29, 2010 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Sep 29, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 29, 2010 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Oct 04, 2010 85 out of 100 85
PCActu Oct 01, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Sep 28, 2010 81 out of 100 81

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