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Lara Croft Relic Run Review

The Game

I don't normally touch mobile games as I do have an IOS guy that mostly covers them though he has been absent of recent. Thought I might as well tackle a title and a fairly decent one as well since I've been playing Lara Croft Relic Run for a fair bit now. I'll be honest when I say it's Square Enix's attempt for some mobile cash grab though they've actually done a great job putting this together. It takes a well known concept of a running game and then mixes it with an established franchise. I'm slightly surprised they didn't use the base model from the latest reboot games though I guess this version is more well known. Playing as Lara you're running; hopping, sliding, shooting and driving your way through the various environments. I was quite surprised by the actually amount of variation there's when running through spaces. I initially assumed it would be a straight forward moving game though you face a ton of hazards every venture. Sometimes you're swinging on vines whereas others have you sliding underneath pillars or jumping newly created gaps. It was even better with some shooting segments which keep the pace and create opportunities for a variety of action. Occasionally you'll also face some driving portions which really amp up the excitement. The most fun parts would have been the start using the ATV where Lara pulls off some crazy tricks with this vehicle while also roaring across the jungle.

Aside from the core game you can also purchase better gear or higher chances of power-ups through the regular coins you find lying about. Despite all the nice thoughts it's a free to play title so you can expect times to watch ads in order to revive yourself or to purchase extra things. You really don't need to buy any of those and honestly it wasn't as pushy compared to many other mobile games I dread playing. The presentation is solid in this game with some interesting graphics, I'm not quite sure why she has to run everywhere all of a sudden though it's a decent running title and a good use of the license. I wouldn't be surprised to see more future titles like this from Square Enix and as long as they keep up with the quality I'm not going to complain. Only slightly disappointed though that the achievements for Xbox were available for the Windows Phone platform exclusively.

Lara Croft Relic Run IOS

Review Done on Lara Croft Relic Run for IOS

Rating Overall: 8/10

Reviewed by: Jason Stettner

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner
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