"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!
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a cooperative top-down puzzle-action spinoff of the Tomb Raider series. It's a more light-hearted adventure than the more recent Tomb Raider games, with a sense of wonder and exploration; you'll be solving puzzles and fighting off supernatural creatures in this cartoony romp of a fun time. The co-op mechanics are incredibly well done, with much fun to be had by all. The single-player experience allows you to change between the two unique characters on the fly, but it does limit the creativity with which you can solve the puzzles. Despite this, it's still a solid experience. However, if you can, grab a second copy and play it through with a friend! The two playable characters offer unique experiences, and with optional collectables and objectives yielding additional unlocks and upgrades, there is more replayability to be had. If you're looking for a co-op game to play either locally or online, this is an instant classic.
Works fine as a nice single player adventure too, but it's best to play in coop mode. Great looking, varied and complex levels with awesome puzzles, tricky traps and some nice action moments. I love how clever some puzzles are, and that there are more than one solutions for some of them, you really need to use all your gears and your brains to solve all the obstacles. The replay value is also good, as you have many weapons, upgrades and challenges to complete. All in all, it's a fun adventure!
First game with Lara in an isometry. And it's cool. Many actions, exploration, puzzles. Pleasant cooperative mode. Good optimization for old computers. An additional plus: DLC don't affect the game. Interesting play experience for Lara Croft's fans.
Before this game we were used to Lara's adventures from a 3rd person perspective. And games they were, minus some missteps in the series. This game takes a different approach, giving Lara an isometric perspective and a friend. Because of the new viewpoint the environment does not seem as huge or as interactive and alive, more like a basic dungeon crawler setting. This is not a bad thing, really, because Lara does well in this genre too. The enemies are challenging enough, there are multiple ways to traverse the environment and of course you are raiding after ancient artefacts. I tried the game only with a controller and I didn't have any problems with it. Surprisingly, I would compare this game to Bastion in that the setting is interesting and beautiful and the protagonist is likable. I enjoyed it.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a fun isometric action-adventure puzzle shooter. It plays very differently from other Tomb Raider games, the story isn't really worth talking about (i.e. cookie-cutter) and depth and immersive nature from the main series is gone, but otherwise this is a very enjoyable, well-made game. It features a good variety of puzzles (some of which can be challenging, especially in co-op mode), lots of pretty easy-to-kill enemies and interesting bosses, nice visual design and a strong sense of control. The music is recycled from the Crystal Dynamics trilogy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Of particular note are the various challenges present in the game, which add tons of playtime and replayabilty value, some of the levels requiring multiple playthroughs for total completion. Overall, I recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun, simple, sometimes challenging experience, especially if there is the possibility of playing with a friend - the co-op is even better than the single-player mode, and it is the way in which the game was intended to be played.
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