June 28, 2015

How to Play Lara Croft Relic Run on a Windows PC or Mac Using BlueStacks

Since the mobile adventure-runner Lara Croft Relic Run was released about a month ago, it's become quite an obsession for a lot of Tomb Raider fans. Perhaps you've seen the fan videos and ragdoll-death screenshots on social media or heard friends talking about cursing each other through the Facebook link in the game. But if your phone or tablet won't run the game, you're probably feeling left out. Fear not, thanks to the awesome Android emulator, BlueStacks, you too can enter the world of Lara Croft Relic Run and say goodbye to your free time!

Installing Relic Run on a Windows PC or Macintosh using BlueStacks is not complicated, but in case you need a little hand-holding, the video below includes step-by-step instructions. It covers the Windows version. The Mac installation is very similar.


BlueStacks legal to use (for free apps like Relic Run or apps you have legally purchased) and allows for in-app purchases through the Play Store; however, it is not officially supported, so there may be some bugs or compatibility issues when playing. I have not personally experienced any issues.

Note that BlueStacks will ask you to create or log into an existing Google account in order to download the game from the Play Store. This step was not included in the video because I already happend to be logged in. You may also need to add Bluestacks to the exclusions list in your anti-virus/malware program in order to log in to Google through Bluestacks.

Good luck and good running!

UPDATE 7/4/15: If you want to try playing Lara Croft Relic Run in widescreen mode, check out this helpful video from Laraider.

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