Take control of Lara and her new partner Totec, a Mayan tribesman, and uncover the ancient artifact known as the "Mirror of Smoke" in this all new action adventure game.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (873 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 28, 2010

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"The first franchise reimagining was better than the second."

About This Game

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.

Key features:
  • 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!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 3+ GHz Intel or 2.5+ GHZ AMD
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP) / 2 GB RAM (Vista)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series (6800GT or better) / ATI 1300XT or better
    • Hard Drive: 7GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Enjoyable mix of rpg-style skirmishes, platforming & puzzles/traps.
Challenging but not punishing.
Not a great variety of foes, but each area is interesting & there is some replayability with various challenges (time, loot, etc.).
It's a fair buy, especially on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game is very great for relationships.
My girl kept sabotaging me by bombing me or trapping me with the bombs.
:(

Surprising depth and interesting gameplay for an isometric game.
It has good thoughtful puzzles and the achievements aren't absurd to complete.
The single player and multiplayer use the same maps, but the puzzles are different and require both parties to work together to solve.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Super fun twin-stick-shooter with fun puzzle-y bits! Looking forward to checking out the next one: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This new take on the Tomb Raider series is a wonderful idea well executed. Even if some platforming elements are complicated by the perspective, the isometric feel and the general graphic execution is flawless (multi-layered animated background, vertical level design...).

There is quite a lot of content with intelligent replay value, the multiplayer is fun (if you have completed the single campaign at least), the difficulty is well adjusted (not too much frustration but still plenty of challenge) and the mix between platform, exploration, combat and puzzle draws near perfection.

Two minor complaints though: the DLC challenges are great but the original price is a bit high for the content (wait for sales) and the voice acting does not really help a weak story (also known as Tomb Raider/Benjamin Gates/Any adventure movie since The Last Crusade curse)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
First time of playing a Lara croft game. !!
The controls are a bit awkward, but other then that,it's not a bad game!!
Graphics and the gameplay are pretty good.


I would recommend it.


I rate this game at 8/10

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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Very fun game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
very fun
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Wery good game and fun i love it just start to pay it now
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
"other player has left the session" problem in multiplayer ... they haven't fixed this problem in over 4 years, wish i could ask for my money back
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
pretty easy game
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Super funny die all day because coop potato is bad at game! But it's super funny!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
How i hate this game...
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
✔ OK
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I bought this game for under $2. I still feel it was a rip off. This is no better than an average android game which typically 99.99% of android games suck.

The problems the main problem is this is an android level game on a desktop.
The competition for top down for a similar game rpg - diablo, marvel heroes, torchlight 2.
The game setting is a dark dungeon crawler with puzzles like any android game.
The game may have been fun for a person on a tablet or phone because those who play on tablets are use to crappy games because this is would be a fit for them.

Here is my major complaints

Keybinding I can not find anyplace to change my keys.
Keys are bound to the dumbest things -- Alt key - Ctrl keys (For Desktop) Look at a windows keyboard the windows key is directly beside that. I was often hitting CTRL or ALT then flipping to desktop because I hit the windows key. If you going to map such stopid keys next to windows key you should disable the windows keys that take you out of the game such as (Alt-tab, CTRL-ESC) to avoid this problem.
Sure number of keys - There are several keys that should all be the same key - grasping, opening doors, climbing, shooting out a grapling hook. Yet each one is on a seperate keybind of which are all in terrible positions.

Interface main menu. I can not understand a main menu it has comic book tiles without clear understanding of what those tiles represent there is no text unless I highlight them stupid decision.

Response. The enemies were boring and movement of my hereo was slow.

The typical Jump button (Space bar) in most games didn't allow me to jump across ledges or jump up from a spear. The only thing I could figure out the jump button was for was hopping between spears, it didn't allow me to jump over a ledge or up unless there was a spear to jump on. Making the game seem strange and non-intutative.
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18.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
whilst this might not be for the purist TOMB RAIDER fans.. this is a great game and the multi-player side of it means you can have the same fun but with your friends helping out at the same time.. and with some of the puzzles on here 2 brains are better than 1..
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Tomb Raider as a fast-paced isometric action game. It sounds wierd, but it works really well. Despite not being Tomb Raider, it's one of the best Tomb Raider games I've played. The levels play with height, often allowing you to look down at a barrier on a lower floor as you manipulate related mechanisms above it. Combat is frequent and fun; you're often granted new toys moments before hordes of vulnerable enemies are unleashed. Puzzles aren't generally very difficult, but break up the platforming and shooting nicely.

Also, the puzzles change when you play co-op. Highly recommended.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
It was the first game i played on Steam, i played the GS demo. Now i'm finally playing it again.
I liked the different style of gameplay, it reminds me of the old top down RPG games.

It is a fun game, i still have to try the multiplayer option.
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6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
THe game is some what interesting, but a bit difficult to control. I have not gotten very far through it yet. When I started, however it resumed from where I had played through the demo to and I had forgotten much of the game, so did not remember some of the controls or game play mechanics from the demo. One aspect that I detest is that it appears to use save point mechanics where you cannot choose to save when you need to but it will automatically save when you hit a sve point. Not every one has time to reach a save point before quitting a game for the current session.

Please manufacturers of games do not use this lame mechanism in your games and so that players are able to save where they need to. To further that thought, I do not like repeating the same scene over and over again a thousand times just to continue and this game forces you to do just that to pass certain areas.
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9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Game is pro if you have a friend to play it with
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
LIKE DIABLO WITH GUNS

10/10
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