Square Enix has finally released its much-anticipated Lara Croft GO puzzle adventure game to the Google Play Store. The game is sort of a followup to the popular Hitman GO, and features similar gameplay style and mechanics. You play as Lara Croft navigating through the ruins of an ancient civilization, and it’s your job to collect items and solve puzzles on your quest to uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.
The game’s mechanics are what really make it addicting. It’s like a mashup of Hitman GO and Monument Valley, where you navigate around a fixed path using swipe-to-move controls. There are no limits on the number of moves you can make, though there are many more puzzles to solve than what you’d find in Hitman GO. Specifically, there are a total of 75 puzzles split into 5 chapters, so you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with this game.
As for the game’s aesthetics, again, we’re looking at a mashup between Hitman and Monument Valley. Overall the graphics are somewhat flat, smooth and blocky, and that makes for a great experience. Animations are pretty smooth, too.
Lara Croft GO is available now in the Google Play Store for $4.99. You’ll also find a handful of in-app purchases in the game, but they’re all easily avoidable. I’ve been playing this game nonstop since this morning, and I can tell you that it’s really great so far. I haven’t personally experienced any release day bugs or lagginess, which is always nice to see.
If you’re interested, follow the link below to start playing!