Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Release Date August/September 2010
Platforms PC, PS3, XBox 360
Levels 14
Developer Crystal Dynamics
Publisher Eidos Interactive
Game Chronology:
Tomb Raider Underworld Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Tomb Raider (2013)

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is video game aside the regular Tomb Raider Series. It is developed by Crystal Dynamics and released as digital download for PS3 (via PSN), Xbox 360 (via Live Marketplace) and PC.

Release Dates in Detail

  • August 18th - Xbox 360 [1]
  • September 28th - PC & PS3 [2]

Story Line

According to Aztec myth, the region we call the Yucatan is an ancient battleground where the human followers of Totec, the Guardian of Light, once waged a catastrophic war against the demonic forces of Xolotl, the Keeper of Darkness.
It is written that Xolotl called upon the power of an artifact known as the Mirror of Smoke to summon forth a horde of unspeakable horrors from the Abyss.
Totec's warriors were slaughtered in the battle that followed, but Totec himself survived. He found a way to turn the Mirror's power back against the evil god. Xolotl was imprisoned within the mirror, and the descendants of Totec went on to forge a mighty empire that lasted until the arrival of the conquistadors.
As for what happened to the Mirror of Smoke, the ancient texts are vague. Some say it was hidden in a secret place, that the mirror was lost forever. But if there's one thing I've learned it's that nothing is lost forever. [3]



  • Fixed camera
  • Buddy adventure / Coop gameplay (online and offline)



The Mirror of Smoke is the main artefact in the game. There are some smaller artefacts and relics that can be picked up and then used to improve Lara's and Totec's abilities or their weapons.


  • Central America, Mexico, Yucatan



There are a number of weapons Lara and Totec can use. All except Lara's regular Twin Pistols and the spear (carried by Totec in Multiplayer, carried by Lara in Singleplayer) use up ammunition. To keep it simple there is only one type of ammo. If you run out, you have to use the basic weapons.


Lara has a number of outfits to choose from once they have been unlocked by collecting a certain amount of points, or by finishing the game.

  • Lara Croft Biker Outfit
The Biker Outfit worn by Lara in the Cornwall-Part in Tomb Raider Legend. Unlocked by scoring 1,900,000 points.
  • Lara Croft Jungle Outfit
The Basic Outfit worn in Tomb Raider Underworld. Unlocked by scoring 1,410,000 points.
  • Lara Croft Heavy Jungle Outfit
The "heavy" variant of the Jungle outfit with pants and jacket. Unlocked by finishing the game.
  • Lara Croft Legend Outfit
The Basic Outfit from Tomb Raider Legend. Unlocked by finishing the game.
  • Doppelganger
The Doppelganger outfit from Tomb Raider Underworld. Unlocked by scoring 2,400,000 points.



  3. Introduction
  4. Gamespot
  5. Gamespot

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