Lara Croft GO
Tomb raiding takes a new path
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.