December 17, 2010

Guardian of Light Makes Apple Store Debut

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch through the App Store. In case you've been trapped in a tomb for the last 6 months and haven't seen it yet, this game is an offshoot of the Tomb Raider series starring Lara and her manly Mayan sidekick, Totec. It's a fast-paced arcade title with a great blend of combat, puzzle solving and platforming.

The LCGOL app can be played solo or co-op (via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), though apparently it's not cross-platform compatible. So, for example, if you've got the iPhone game, you won't be able to play co-op if your friend has an iPad.

I haven't seen it yet, but I'm told the game is a straight port of the PC/Xbox/PS3 game, so if you need more info or a walkthrough, you know where to go:

The iPhone/iPod Touch version costs £3.99 / $6.99 / €5.49, while the HD iPad edition is £5.99 / $9.99 / €7.99. (Links are to the U.S. Apple Store.)

UPDATE 12/13/14: The original version is no longer available, but a remastered Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light version 2.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has just been added to the iTunes store.

Here are a few screenshots from the iPhone game, as well as a video preview, courtesy of SlideToPlay, showing hands-on gameplay in the single-player version of the Spider Tomb level.

For in-depth reviews, visit and

If you've tried it yourself, please post a comment with your impressions.

Thanks to Sebastian and Matt for letting me know about this.


  1. Just wish they they make a PSP version...

  2. looks no different to xbla version

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