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
Rating PEGI 12


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)

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!
    Steam Store[5]



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.




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.
The Basic Outfit worn in Tomb Raider Underworld. Unlocked by scoring 1,410,000 points.
The "heavy" variant of the Jungle outfit with pants and jacket. Unlocked by finishing the game.
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.

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[7]



  1.!/laracroft?v=wall&story_fbid=121762894535463&ref=mf Retrieved on 16th July 2010
  2. Retrieved on 16th July 2010
  3. Introduction
  4. Gamespot Retrieved on 5th Mar 2010
  5. Key Features listed on Steam Store Retieved on Aug 4th 2013.
  6. Gamespot Retieved on 5th Mar 2010
  7. System Requirements listed on Steam Store Retieved on Aug 4th 2013.

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