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Lara Croft: Relic Run

Lara Croft Does Her Best Temple Run Impression In Relic Run On Mobile
by Kyle Hilliard on May 30, 2015 at 08:07 AM
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Simutronics
Release:
Rating: 9+
Platform: iOS

Square Enix has released an exclusive mobile Tomb Raider title, and it will be familiar to anyone who has played Temple Run.

With the jungle aesthetic and endless runner mechanics, the comparisons to Temple Run are hard to ignore, but the game does add quite a few wrinkles. The game has a story with Lara searching for her partner Carter Bell (who appeared in Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris) and as her doing more than just running, jumping, and ducking. You will jump of four-wheelers periodically, perform impressive parkour feats, fire your gun at enemies, and move in slow-motion to show off impressive near-misses.

You can check out a trailer for the game below.

Lara Croft: Relic Run is available as a free-to-play title now on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can download the game by following the links.

I've only played a few rounds so far, but it seems like a solid, but familiar mobile game. It feels a bit like a free-to-play endless runner with a larger development budget. Lara's animations are impressive and the game looks sharp.