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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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There are 46 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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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ZTGameDomain 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
TeamXbox Aug 27, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Vandal Online Aug 25, 2010 9 out of 10 90
XboxAddict Aug 18, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Game Watcher Aug 31, 2010 9 out of 10 90 Aug 23, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameplanet Aug 20, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85 Aug 16, 2010 17 out of 20 85 Aug 19, 2010 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Aug 16, 2010 8 out of 10 80


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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 (Xbox 360) on Oct 04, 2010
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