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!
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.
Good puzzle co-op game.Suppression555 | March 9, 2015 | See all Suppression555's reviews »
- Action packed game.
- Simple enough for the casual player, but the achievements are challenging to cater hardcore players.
- Beautiful setting and presentation.
Interesting mechanics, such as jumping on spears and using grapples.
Ammo consumption is generally high, so I used the default but powerful spear 90% of the time, therefore limiting variety.
- Annoying time trial challenges near the end.
- "Snapping" jumps that can get in the way during said time trial challenges.
Surprisingly goodkingmanp | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all kingmanp's reviews »
I never had the intention to play this game. I only got it because it was on discount, and I was bored. I must say that this was the best game I have spent with my money this holiday season. The game is entertaining and action packed. The puzzles provide adequate challenge, and there is quite some depth into the character improvement area.
At no point in the game did I feel frustrated, which is what is making me come back to finish all the challenges and time trials. Now I'm thinking of buying the second version.
Great puzzle co-opjepherz | July 15, 2014 | See all jepherz's reviews »
I bought this a long time ago on the xbox 360 arcade to play with some friends and had lots of fun with it. Do note though that this isn't like the normal Lara Croft games where you are third person. You move around a 3D map with a bird's eye view. The puzzles aren't too difficult but still takes some cooperation and problem solving which helps keeps things interesting along with some combat in between. Storyline wise though I'm not sure what's going on, I never paid attention to the story of other Lara Croft games either though. To me the game already fun and engaging regardless of how the story is and I would recommend this to anyone who loves puzzle solving or a good Coop.