Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review (X360)
22 December 2011
Excerpt: You wouldn't think that a mirror would cause so much trouble. Yet as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light begins, intrepid explorer and tomb raider Lara Croft finds herself--at gunpoint--lifting a mystical mirror from a pedestal in South America.
Excerpt: It's quite remarkable that Crystal Dynamics has been able to create a game that feels designed for solo play just as much as it does for co-op. On my first run through the studio's download-only Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the mixture of combat, puzzles and platforming seemed built around...
Review: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Xbox 360)
22 November 2010
Summary: Lara doesn’t quite hit the ball out of the park with Guardian of Light , but this is easily the best title in the franchise I have ever played and this “adult”Â� version of LEGO Indiana Jones has some competent action and puzzle elements stored under its hood.
Top-down actioner has some blood and a strong female lead.
Common Sense Media
22 November 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a top-down adventure game with the action taking place from a high perspective. Some blood can be seen, but the violence is against aggressive animals and evil, fantastical creatures, making it fairly easy to stomach.
Conclusion: They looked almost impossible at first, but as I am sure you are all aware, a little practice makes it a lot easier. All in all this is one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games I have played, and I picked it up in the Christmas sales, so the price was very nice as well.
Conclusion: Regardless of whether Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light marks the future of the series or if is merely a side-project while the next full instalment is prepped and polished, it remains a remarkably successful experiment, and something of a bench-mark for downloadable gaming.
Excerpt: In many ways Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light reminds me of action-RPGs like Dark Alliance and the numerous imitators it spawned on the last generation of consoles, and, more recently, games like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.
Excerpt: The Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live recently wrapped up with the release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, but this isn’t your typical Tomb Raider adventure. In fact, it doesn’t even carry the Tomb Raider name.