Lara Croft is the main character of the famous "Tomb Raider" video game series. She has also become known beyond the borders of the gaming scene: She was one of the first computer game characters ever to make it onto the big screen. There are also novels and comics with the British archaeologist as the main character. So this is a top-rated video game series. So it is all the more remarkable that "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" breaks a little bit with the mechanisms of the previous games. If one steered the discoverer in these still from the "third-person" perspective (one saw her from behind, looked over her shoulder), then the view in this game changes into the isometric one, one experiences the game in a top view from diagonally above. This is necessary because Lara is not alone this time, and her companion would hardly be visible in the classical view. She is accompanied by Totec, an Aztec warrior who has been asleep for thousands of years and was accidentally awakened by Lara during one of her excursions - together with Xolotl, a demon just as old who is now preparing to destroy the world. So Lara and Totec join forces to save the world from this fate. "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" offers the player a lot: Wild battles, exciting climbing and escaping through collapsing buildings, crisp puzzles and an outstanding cooperative two-player mode. The high score lists and numerous collectible items and power-ups also reward multiple playthroughs, thus keeping motivation high. Only the somewhat lovelessly staged story of the game is not entirely convincing - a little more depth would have been good for the game. However, the rest of the game is so appealingly staged that even this small flaw is hardly noticeable. All in all, "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" is a brilliantly staged adventure, which breathes new life into the aging game series and can score with fresh ideas. The multiplayer mode, in particular, is convincing across the board and takes the series to new territory, which will delight both long-time Lara Croft fans and new players aged 14 and over.