Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action Adventure / Release: Sep 28, 2010 / ESRB: T

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light free-to-play

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light free-to-play

Just in case you missed the isometric adventure game Lara Croft an the Guardian of Light in 2010, you can now play the game for absolutely free. Square Enix has added the title to its "Core Online" platform, the ad-supported, browser-based game service it launched it August.

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Square Enix launches ad-supported browser game portal

Square Enix launches ad-supported browser game portal

Square Enix is launching a new Web-based gaming portal that offers some of the company's back catalog for free. The "CoreOnline" service lets you play Hitman: Blood Money or Mini Ninjas by either watching advertisements between chunks of the games, or paying a fee to bypass them.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light headed to Xperia Play

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light headed to Xperia Play

Square Enix and Sony Ericsson have just secured a partnership that will bring a number of the publisher's games to the first PlayStation-certified phone, the Xperia Play. Starting in November, Square will begin releasing games for the device on the Andriod marketplace, the first such offering being Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

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'Mutant' content sale on Xbox Live

'Mutant' content sale on Xbox Live

Microsoft has announced this week's Xbox Live discount deals, all centered around a mutant theme. The sale ends July 4, so you can ring in Independence Day with monsters and martial arts reptiles, just like the founding fathers intended. It's in the Constitution somewhere, look it up.

Each of the titles is 50% off, but the prices vary. The sale on Turtles in Time Re-shelled supposedly lasts through July 4, but previous reports claim that an expiring license means the game will be pulled on June 30. If you're interested in "kicking some shell," you might want to jump on that discount toot sweet. Read more »

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Lara Croft sale, Halo: Reach coming to XBLM

Lara Croft sale, Halo: Reach coming to XBLM

The upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace items have been announced, and they include a few nice additions for you digital shoppers. Both Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Halo: Reach are being added as Games on Demand, on March 8 and 15, respectively. Read more »

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Daily Filter: December 22, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter marks the last installment before the holiday. Featured today is new media for Red Dead Redemption, Diablo 3, ModNation Racers, Serious Sam HD, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Trapped Dead, Lord of Arcana, Dead Rising 2: Case West, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Yakuza 4, and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics. Read more »

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Getting Kane & Lynch, Raziel & Kain DLC Character Packs

Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the pair of character packs coming to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will feature Raziel and Kain, from the Legacy of Kain series, and Kane & Lynch, eponymous stars of the Kane & Lynch games.

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"When is Lara Croft and tGoL getting the co-op patch on the pc. :("
- Dynotaku    See all 8 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Online Co-op Patch Hits PC

When Crystal Dynamics said yesterday that the long-awaited patch adding online co-op support to the PC version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was "coming very soon," they weren't kidding--it launched today via Steam.

The patch also brings improvements to controls, performance and stability, as well as the tantalising promise of "additional audio and visual polish." Shiny! Read more »

"I can't even find a game online, too long has passed since the game was out. They could have ..."
- raxtor    See all 6 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light PS3 Online Co-Op Patch is Live, PC Update Coming Soon

Earlier today, developer Crystal Dynamics announced via a Twitter that the online co-op patch for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available for free via the PlayStation Network. The PlayStation 3 patch comes roughly one month after online co-op was patched into the Xbox 360 version.

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"Patch is out for PC. That didn't take long at all. I LOL'ed when it downloaded. I read this ..."
- Wingless92    See all 7 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 'Free' DLC Coming to Xbox 360 on Oct. 27

Although we already knew Lara Croft had discovered the sacred "Rune of Connectivity" to enable online co-op for her latest adventure, today we've learned that the "free, for a limited time" DLC on Xbox 360 will also launch on October 27--which, according to the Mayan calendar, is tomorrow.

The content, dubbed "All the Trappings," adds a new area for players to "conquer" and features the laundry list of Ms. Croft's favored skills: Puzzle solving, exploration, and shooting anything that moves. Read more »

"Honestly, the first DLC should be free permanently, not just for a month. Whatever. i'm buying ..."
- radioactivez0r    See all 8 comments


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light XBLA Online Co-op Patch Due October 27

Online co-op support for the Xbox Live Arcade edition of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which was once due to be in the game at launch then in a patch on September 28, should finally arrive on October 27, developer Crystal Dynamics has Tweeted.

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"Wondering if the free DLC is one of the costume packs. Still, this means I can get this for the ..."
- radioactivez0r    See all 6 comments


PlayStation Store Adds Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Handful of Demos and New DLC

Tuesday's PlayStation Store Update added Lara Croft's latest adventure and a laundry list of downloadable content for various titles and a handful of new demos.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available on the PlayStation Store for $14.99; although the famous video game heroine won't be able to bring her adventure online, for the time being. PlayStation Plus users can purchase the original PSone title, Tomb Raider, for a discounted $5.00 price-tag to celebrate Lara's new game release. The "side scrolling, real time strategy game" Swords & Soldiers has also been released, priced at $9.99. Read more »

"Played Swords & Soldiers on the Wii -- wouldn't recommend it."
- HockeyJohnston    See all 6 comments


Daily Filter: September 28, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features video showcasing the new Borderlands DLC, a launch trailer for Front Mission Evolved, a trailer for Activision's upcoming Blood Drive, a demo trailer for EA Sports MMA, an "engine" teaser for Sword of the Stars 2, a PSN and PC launch trailer for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, a launch trailer for Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, a video featuring the "seize and secure mode" in Combat Arms, footage of Naughty Bear on iPhone, a trailer and screens for the second Alan Wake DLC release, more love for Michael Jordan in NBA 2K11, and another "flythrough" of an area in Rift: Planes of Telara. Read more »

"Wonder if that Blood Drive game will be good. I miss car combat games."
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Won't Launch with Online Co-op on PC and PS3

[Update: 5:00p.m.] Crystal Dynamics Global Brand Director Karl Stewart told Destructoid that if all goes as scheduled, the co-op will be added to the XBLA version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light by "the end of the month."

Square Enix has yet to respond to our requests for comment regarding the timing of a PS3 and PC update to the game, post-launch. We're also investigating the validity of comments made in this post regarding the updates. Read more »

"As long as they do eventually bring online co-op it's not much of a problem. The sooner the ..."
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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

After a meteoric rise to fame in her first two Tomb Raider games, Lara Croft's creators tarnished her reputation as the series stagnated and then turned for the worse. Developer Crystal Dynamics ultimately took over, and in their hands she has enjoyed a renaissance in Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld. But her latest outing is not a Tomb Raider game. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light puts her renewed star-power to the test in a guns-blazing action game.

Not that it strays completely from Lara's heritage; Tomb Raider games have always included ample gun play. Guardians of Light just tips the balance decidedly more to the side of shoot first and look around later. This approach brings a new perspective to Lara's action-archaeology, literally. Instead of her curvaceous posterior filling center screen, she presents a much smaller on-screen presence, the scale of everything reduced to open up the view and allow the area for her to face hordes of enemies at once. Read more »

"Review the game for the gameplay Garnett. The co-op in this is absolutely fantastic, probably ..."
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