Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"Guardian of Light still stands as one of the best multiplayer games available for download." - Gamespot.com
"In taking a chance with Guardian of Light, Crystal Dynamics rediscovered Lara’s latent potential. For those of you concerned with the direction this ancillary title has taken, rest easy. We now know that Lara Croft is as versatile as she is flexible." - Gamerinformer.com
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension combines the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration & discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving combined with character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of human cooperation and competition.
First downloadable only title from Crystal Dynamics, and first downloadable only Lara Croft game.
A classic formula of puzzles, combat, exploration, and breathtaking visuals put through the lens of an isometric fast-paced gaming experience.
A wide range of options for solving puzzles and traversing deadly environmental traps, offering players an unprecedented level of freedom to choose their own solutions and explore various paths through the dense jungles of Central America.
Crystal Dynamics' proprietary engine delivers sprawling environments with no load-times and unbelievable vertical gameplay through tombs reaching deep into the Earth.
Face off against a myriad of undead warriors brought to life by the evil Xolotl, including a number of boss battles that are not to be missed!
Real Action & Puzzles!GatsuRage | May 28, 2015 | See all GatsuRage's reviews »
I never thought I would see the day when a tomb raider game turn out to be co op, but it happened (tho is not called tomb raider hm..) and i'm glad it did.. the co op features feel very well made, and even if you decide to play it alone because you hate human company, that's fine, you can totally do that and have the same amount of fun you would have if you play it cooperatively. The history ain't great, but it holds up good enough for make you wonder how will be the ending. Now, regarding gameplay, while the camera got changed from your regular 3rd person view, the top view kinda like diablo, league of legends, dota, etc. it works very well, and again, for what the game is, the graphics are superb, I was amaze for the amount of detail this game has. Also, while the gameplay might feel and look arcady it wont put you a part from puzzles, you will have to think for move forward and if you can't solve it.. well google it up (I guess? no shame in asking google stuffs.... right?) You will also encounter bosses, and those fights will feel EPIC. So, in short, you will have an incredible experience either you play it alone or in company, the game worth full price, and I can't really find any flaws within the game itself so... 100/100 it's an unique game, and is worth full price. Have Fun!
Different approach at Tomb Raiding.Obsessor | May 27, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Guadian of Light is an isometric 3D shooter, loaded with enemies, and puzzles. Puzzles are the thing that will stop you in your tracks. Enemies are fairly easy to take on. As many people mention - Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is very fun in coop. But if you don't have anyone to play with, it is still pretty good. There are unlocks and character improvements, a.k.a. leveling up. Combat is easy to master. Platforming elements can be tricky if you don't have a controller. Playing with mouse+keyboard combo is 100% doable, but sometimes you'll want that fine touch that a controller would give in such a game.
Lara Does Diablo Surprisingly Well.sycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
While not the best game in the world, this is a very good Diablo-esque dngeon crawler. Thinking about it, dungeon crawlers seem well suited to the franchise. The combat is different than most Diablo clones, since you're just a really skilled person as opposed a wizard or templar. That's part of why it works, it feels fresh even though it takes heavily after a very repeated formula. it's not stellar, but it's well worth playing,
Fun with a friend, ok by yourselfBlockAgent | March 16, 2015 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
This game is really fun with a friend either locally or online. It is just ok by yourself though. By yourself, the puzzles are very easy (they are made differently than the coop mode), and you feel very alone and like nothing you are doing matters. With a friend, you have to work together to get over obstacles, avoid traps and to win the game. This is where the game shines. Only one problem...you have to know someone to play with them. The multiplayer lobby does not work and will never find any games. The only way to play coop not locally is to set up a coop game inside the game, then invite a steam friend to play from steam's interface. So if you don't know someone else with the game, you will be stuck playing alone. The graphics are good as is the audio. The game is polished and does not crash. Overall a good build.
Throws down the gauntlet and runs with itMadDemon64 | March 10, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is one part dungeon crawler, two parts twin stick shooter, and all fun. If you have played a game like Gauntlet, then you know a lot about how to play this game, but not entirely. You play as Lara Croft in single player mode and will have access to a wide variety of guns to fight of all manner of cavern dwelling creature, with the occasional powerup to help you along the way, but unlike Gauntlet, you will have to also solve puzzles and traverse platforming sections, all with the use of grappling hooks, a spear, and explosives. In co-op mode, one person will take control of Lara Croft and the other person will control her newfound partner. The game is neither harder nor easier in co-op mode, as Lara loses the use of the spear but gains the ability to climb on top of her partner and jump to new ledges. Her partner on the other hand only has the use of the spear and a shield, but nothing else. There will be some areas that Lara can’t reach without her partner, and vice versa. These areas, along with the puzzles, create an experience that is different than the single player one, effectively doubling the play time and value, assuming you can get someone to play with you. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light’s take on the twin stick shooter genre is a decent one and by no means a cash grab. It is a good game that fans of both Lara Croft and twin stick shooters will enjoy, although you will probably get more enjoyment out of it if you are a fan of both instead of one or the other.