Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Free to Play


New member
Oct 19, 2009
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Free to Play

Lara Croft's co-op Aztec platformer is free, so long as you don't mind ads.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the clever platform puzzler from 2010, has been revived as a free to play browser title. So long as you don't mind the occasional advertisement, you too can help Lara and the deathless guardian Totec defeat demonic Xolotl. On the other hand, if you're willing to spend $9.99, you can have the experience ad-free.

The folks over at Core Online [] snagged Square Enix's platformer. It's not immediately clear how well Guardian of Light, which integrated co-op so well, will perform as a browser-based game. Though playable as a solo effort, the game's co-op function was a big part of the fun; it'd be a shame if the browser version didn't allow for that.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light has Lara seeking the Mirror of Smoke, only to discover that it comes complete with an ancient curse of world-shattering potential. She and her newfound ally Totec have to put Xolotl back in his box before dawn, or everything ends.

Source: Game Informer []



Want Skyrim. Want. Do want.
Nov 26, 2008
It's a surprisingly good game, so long as you play it Co-op.
I recommend it to anyone reading!

Smooth Operator

New member
Oct 5, 2010
It is not only a good game it is an awesome game, heck mechanically I'd say it's tighter then all Tomb Raiders, you should have bought it already.

But OT this is an interesting direction for F2P because noone else is trying the ad thing, good to know some publishers can see slightly past $60 day one gang buster or we all go mental.
That being said this isn't done very well, yes it's impressive that the game is pretty much intact getting onto browsers but it plays about one tenth as good as the real deal while looking worse, and the "purchase" doesn't give you a proper version only stops the adds on the site but the price is only $5 less then the full game.

Link this ***** up with Steam, GoG, Desura,... and then we got something worth a regular visit.

Rad Party God

Party like it's 2010!
Feb 23, 2010
Wow, they also have Hitman: Blood Money!.
I'm checking The Guardian of Light first, to see how well it plays in my browser.

EDIT: Well, it does work, but be warned that you need a fairly powerful processor to run this at playable framerates.


Je suis joined jewels.
Jan 19, 2009
antipunt said:
Coop? In a game like this?

*wonders how/why
Because brilliant. Seriously, teaming up Lara Croft with an ancient Light God? What could go wrong?

Too bad people are never online to play with when I am. ;_;


New member
Nov 5, 2010
This is free to play now? I must dance my way over there at once.

EDIT: Well, it works but since there are no ads I can watch then it's pretty much locked down. You might want to wait if you plan to play this for free.