Square Enix sure took their sweet time to bring Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to the Android platform. Originally scheduled to arrive in November of 2011, SE finally released the mobile Tomb Raider game for Android, however, it’s currently an exclusive for Sony Xperia-branded devices. If your smartphone does not fit the bill, fret not, as “exclusives” on Android are typically temporary and last about a month or so before other handsets begin receiving support.
Lara Croft: Guardian of Light is an over-the-top, third-person dual-stick shooter that received high praise in the past when it appeared on Xbox 360 (XBLA), PS3 (PSN) and the iPhone. Hopefully, it’s not too late to achieve the same accolades on Android. Read on for details and hit up the Google Play Store if you have an Xperia device.
Join Lara as she ventures deep into the jungles of central America in search of the Mirror of Smoke, a powerful artefact from a lost age. Whoever wields this item holds the future of mankind in his hands, with the power to rid the world of light. With the Mirror now in the hands of Xolotl, the God of Darkness, Lara and Totec, the Guardian of the Mirror, have until sunrise to defeat him or else plunge the world once again into an age of darkness.
• Fast-paced action/adventure gameplay
• Breathtaking environments
• Focussed puzzle solving
• Player upgrades and unlockable weapons
• Console-quality HD graphics
Video of the iOS version: