Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 91
    Though the game would still be fantastic with its co-op dungeon puzzles alone, Guardian of Light contains a surprising amount of substance; each of its many levels offer a series of achievements that add interesting weapons and items to your inventory.
  3. In a year of shining PSN goodness, Guardian of Light draws its guns against DeathSpank, Shank and Scott Pilgrim and shoots them like endagered animals. [Issue#51, p.102]
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    A superb game that every Lara fan needs to own. [Issue#198, p.102]
  5. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is slight in terms of storytelling – the one area seemingly skimped on to keep costs down – but everything else here is worthy of a full retail release.
  6. The new "Tomb Raider" is one of the best XBLA/PSN games of the year. New look, new puzzles, new arcade gameplay style... a complete and beautiful makeover of the series that will keep you entertained for a long time. Instant buy!
  7. The level design is as epic as ever, with puzzles spanning entire vistas littered with tunnels, tombs, torturous traps, and more.
  8. At a nice price point and providing a polished product, Lara Croft makes a triumphant return from semi-obscurity. Clever level and challenge design with the promise of more to come makes this a contender for PSN Game of the Year status.
  9. With its fast paced combat, addictive platforming and thoughtful puzzles, The Guardian Of Light is a must-buy for any fan of the famous adventurer.
  10. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is definitely a rebirth for the Tomb Raider series. A meaty puzzle-based platformer that will definitely have fans asking for more, it is $15 well spent.
  11. Dec 22, 2010
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  12. It's one of the most accomplished downloadable games we've seen to date, and it goes beyond the appealing graphics, on-point sound, and relatively long length. It features much of the professional refinement we just don't normally see in the digital universe.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »