Lara Croft is a gaming icon best known as being the star of the Tomb Raider franchise, a series of third person action adventure games involving puzzle solving, acrobatics and gunplay. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris however is part of a spin-off series which is very different and instead pitches the players into a top-down isometric environment with co-op partners and sets out a series of light lateral thinking puzzles and enemies to overcome.
Genre: Co-op action puzzler
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC
Good for: A group of friends looking for some couch co-op for a few evenings
Less good for: A deeper long-form experience. Mileage may vary on the draw of 100% completion.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is something that a group of you can pick up and finish in a couple of sessions but its brevity is by no means a slight on its quality. This is an enjoyable game with some decent head scratchers of puzzles and some fun action sequences that will keep you entertained too. Like all good co-op games, there are also frequent opportunites to mess with each other with a lot of puzzles often devolving into variations on the trust-fall exercise, but infinite lives mean you shouldn’t be upsetting anyone too much with this.
This is great for anyone looking for a decent couch-co-op experience and also appropriate for anyone who might not be as familiar with video games as the learning curve is gentle and the control scheme is forgiving.