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  • Summary: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first ever downloadable, co-op action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension incorporates the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration, discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light allows players to experience Lara Croft from an isometric viewpoint, and combines new gameplay features such as character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of cooperation and competition. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be available to download this summer. Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 9, 2011
    This PlayStation Network game is the comeback of Lara Croft. The gameplay is great, the graphics are fantastic and the sound is pretty cool. You can play the whole game in co-op (offline) and in the future online. Must have!
  2. The level design is as epic as ever, with puzzles spanning entire vistas littered with tunnels, tombs, torturous traps, and more.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    A superb game that every Lara fan needs to own. [Issue#198, p.102]
  4. Lara Croft is a good looking and well balanced puzzle gaming experience that breathes fresh life into the aging franchise. The negative comments were not meant to dissuade gamers from purchasing the title.
  5. Exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving come together beautifully in this rewarding, replayable arcade adventure.
  6. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a tough one to score. Whilst it does little wrong, it also fails to raise pulses. What the player is left with is a very solid game, with strong puzzle and combat elements that is well worth a look.
  7. As the more intimate title suggests, this may be as much about Croft's brand awareness in the face of unprecedented (and Uncharted) competition. [Oct 2010, p.96]

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. Jan 2, 2012
    This is, quite simply, a stunning game. The storyline itself may not be entirely captivating, but the gameplay and the sheer amount to do, for a downloadable game, definitely gives you bang for your buck! Although I am yet to try co-op (which is supposed to be the best thing about the game), the single player boasts a variety of level designs, weapons, enemies, and, most importantly, achievements. These features will want you coming back for more time and again, and if you finish the game completely, there's always the option to purchase DLC in the form of extra challenge rooms, which extends the pleasurable experience of this game. With about 7 hours gameplay I would definitely recommend buying this if you are looking to get a PSN game. Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2012
    Great game. Lots of fun. Great puzzles that can be frustrating, but rewarding. Seems like there's tons of collectibles and challenges to make you replay each level over and over. Well worth the 15 bucks. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    this is my most favorite tombraider...more top down baldurs gate. than behind the back 3d. lack of two player support when it became a download killed my buzz...its a dual stick game. you need to move with left aim with please have a mic AND use it. try adventuring in a game like this with a micless person. uberfrustrating Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    Hermoso juego descargable via PSN, una aventura entretenida llena de puzzles, accion y logros por desbloquear.
    El modo cooperativo es muy
    divertido y es genial la forma en que interactuan los jugadores ayudandose tanto en las batallas como en los puzzles.
    Contiene una banda sonora muy amena y acorde al juego y graficalmente esta muy bien logrado.
    Muy bien por Square Enix, dio en el clavo y ahora acaba de rematar lanzando el origen de Lara Croft en TOMB RAIDER.
  5. Oct 19, 2010
    This game takes all the elements of Tomb Raider and shoves them into an exciting top down action game. It is a worthy Tomb Raider game and interesting platformer / puzzle game. This has more gameplay than Drake's Fortune. Every room and level is exciting to explore. Danger is everywhere. This kind of feels like a hybrid of Tomb Raider and something older, like Pitfall. I wished there was more opportunity to get lost in the level literally, but It is well polished. This is on my shopping list. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    Solid game within the tomb raider universe. Good puzzles and combat. Nothing groundbreaking, but the isometric perspective is refreshing for the franchise and works well. I didnt get a chance to play co op, but i bet it would add to the experience a lot. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2013
    I really liked this game at first. With 2 players it's great. But towards the ending the difficulty spikes so high it's ridiculous and it goes from puzzle and platforming to action. The action doesn't work very well and doesn't fit in the game, because there was barely any action in the first 3/4 of the game. We did finish the game, but it left a bad taste and it took a lot off effort to even start the game every time. Expand

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