Lara Croft GO

Tomb raid­ing takes a new path

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Lara Croft GO es­chews re­al­time game­play for a turn-based af­fair. Your move­ments are re­stricted to grid-like paths within the lev­els, and many ac­tions are au­to­matic, such as pick­ing up items or at­tack­ing nearby foes. Every­thing is very de­lib­er­ate; en­e­mies and ob­sta­cles only move when you do, re­sult­ing in a cere­bral af­fair that favours care­ful plan­ning over quick re­flexes.

Nonethe­less, the game is ex­tremely sat­is­fy­ing thanks to cre­ative level de­sign and ex­cel­lent pac­ing, and the ad­ven­tur­ing never grows stale due to in­creas­ingly com­plex el­e­ments – like pres­sure switches, crum­bling floors and move­able plat­forms – that put your puz­zle-solv­ing skills to the test.

Of course, there are the oblig­a­tory col­lecta­bles too. Dozens of hid­den gems and ar­ti­fact pieces will test your pow­ers of ob­ser­va­tion, and full sets un­lock new cos­tumes for Lara. Chris Hoff­man

An ex­cel­lent puz­zle ad­ven­ture, al­beit with­out the adren­a­line-fu­elled ac­tion of the cur­rent Lara Croft.

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