Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

38%

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Based on 60 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 8, 2014

What we've got here is a mildly absorbing romp through an extremely generic setting, delivered with no sense of aplomb.

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Gadgets 360
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 29, 2014

It might not have the looks of the 2013 reboot had or its deep narrative, but it's an enjoyable little side story that should quench your thirst for raiding tombs until Lara Croft's next main adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider later next year.

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TechnoBuffalo
Don't Buy
Don't Buy
Dec 8, 2014

If you're a huge fan of the character or are desperate for some local cooperative play on the new consoles, you might consider it, but for most, it won't be worth the time. For the rest, though, there isn't much here aside from a time waster when there's a veritable flood of more interesting games available.

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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Dec 9, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris's new mechanics and graphical improvements make it a must-have for any couch co-op fan. The devious puzzles are matched by a better story and bigger bosses, making for a fun four-player romp that should keep any gamer entertained.

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Gamestyle
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 12, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris may sound like the latest in a set of fan fiction books for the latest teen fad, but it is if anything the better of the Tomb Raider games in the last few years.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

For clever puzzles, simplistic yet intense action, interesting boss battles and fun co-op, it doesn't get any better than this.

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NZGamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an enjoyable action-puzzler. It effortlessly presents combat and puzzle encounters to the player, without inundating or starving them of one or the other. Just make sure you bring some friends along for the ride.

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Paste Magazine
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2014

[T]he best moments in Temple of Osiris are with friends; when a typical aha moment meets the domino effect of all your friends coming to the same realization you have, there's nothing quite like it. And if the package is a little slim, it's because it's been trimmed of most of its fat, never slowing down enough to let you idly wonder about what else you could be doing with your time. For that, my regular group of friends and I are grateful.

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris may be a late arrival in the holiday release game, but it's a not-miss title for fans of Tomb Raider and adventure games in general. It looks and sounds terrific, and has plenty of replay value to offer. The fact you can enjoy it on your own or with friends is a startling surprise, especially considering how bumpy Tomb Raider multiplayer has been in the past. Fluff up your couch and prepare for action.

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PushStartPlay
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2015

Following the somewhat successful release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light in 2010, we can now celebrate the release of its sequel The Temple of Osiris. Exclusive to the new gen systems and PC, and now boasting up to 4 player co-op, can this Lara Croft cheese fest tempt you back for some good old puzzling?

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Dec 10, 2014

Granted it is not without some flaws, annoyances and price point appears a tad steep but at the end of the day this Lara Croft does the franchise proud.

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IGN
8.1 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an excellent action-puzzler adventure, whether you play solo or co-op.

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Examiner
Dec 9, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris proves a great downloadable title for your collection. It's not only a great Tomb Raider game, but a great isometric in the vein of Gauntlet that keeps your interest, and easily pushes you along without dragging.

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GamesRadar+
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a chaotically silly party game that's spliced its DNA with a dungeon crawler and a twin-stick shooter.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2014

Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris is a worthy follow up to its 2010 precursor and expands on everything that was put in place in the Guardian of Light. Whether experienced in single-player or in four-player co-op, the game is a lot of fun and always keeps the player guessing about what they'll be doing next. While the story does leave a lot to be desired, the fascinating tombs and user-friendly controls make up for it and create an enjoyable experience that anyone who is a fan of Lara Croft could appreciate. If you've already finished all of 2014's blockbusters and are looking for something to play over the Christmas period, look no further than Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris.

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We Got This Covered
Dec 29, 2014

While it may not be the most original title around, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an excellent and incredibly fun multiplayer experience.

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Slant Magazine
Dec 12, 2014

Temple of Osiris is best when it remains focused on the action-oriented gameplay, shining brightest in boss battles that combine puzzles and gunplay.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
CGMagazine
Jason D’Aprile

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a surprisingly fun and distinctive download-only game.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

An improvement on The Guardian of Light but no revolution, The Temple of Osiris is another solid adventure worthy of the illustrious Croft name.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 8, 2015

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a pretty worthy follow up to Guardian of Light. It takes the things that made the original game so good, like great puzzles and well thought out attempts to add replayability, and brings them into a new setting and story fully intact.

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris varies quite a bit from its more serious sister series, but the bite-sized action with a classic twist is just as enjoyable.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has its limitations due to the dungeon crawling style of the game, especially in the presentation department. However, it does a great job with bringing some fun puzzle solving, competent enemies and level design, as well as a strong leveling system that motivates the gamer to keep going.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a fun experience that shines when played alone but also with a few friends. Bear in mind that cooperation is key and you might need some time before you get accustomed to the problematic controls.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a capable twin stick isometric puzzler best enjoyed cooperatively, some bugs and missing polish notwithstanding.

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Dealspwn
Dec 12, 2014

Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris is a superb cooperative puzzler, pacey shooter and a rip-roaring adventure. The replayable campaign is a bit too short to make the most of the abundance of loot, but it's a blast while it lasts especially in local co-op.

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PC Gamer
79 / 100
79 / 100
Dec 9, 2014

My main complaint is that there isn't enough of it—clever puzzles, shooting, and platforming have zero fat, and make its four hours fly by.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2014

Like most multiplayer games, Temple of Osiris is better with friends. Thankfully, the game does a good job making each person feel like an integral part of a team

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Another fun twin-stick-shooter romp for Lara Croft, Temple of Osiris finds a way to go bigger and better in most regards, but four-player co-op was just too much on my TV screen—this one would've been better off with only two main characters instead of four.

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Xbox Achievements
75%
75%
Dec 7, 2014

Huge fun with friends and enjoyable on your own, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a strong follow-up to Guardian of Light. It might retread a lot of old ground from its predecessor, but it also offers enough twists and interesting puzzles to keep you playing for a good few hours, making it well worth excavating and dusting off.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2014

It's simple – if you enjoy Diablo-esque action mixed with a hefty dose of ruin spelunking, then this is the game for you. What's more, The Tower of Osiris provides for much more fun when you're in a group. While the puzzles aren't particularly challenging, the inclusion of adaptive levels based on the number of players is much appreciated.

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Polygon
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Given issues like the poor loot system and the occasionally awful camera, it's amazing how quickly and thoroughly Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris turned me around from my initial lukewarm feelings.

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Game Debate
7.5 / 10.0
Game Debate

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2014

Ultimately if you've played Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light then you know what to expect here. It's more of the same, which may prove overfamiliar to some, but if you're thirsting for more then it's a worthwhile budget purchase, while the promise of a season pass suggests a bunch more content to come. If you've never played it, and the thought of a fairly light-hearted action adventure with a dash of puzzling sounds like a fine way to spend your time then the Temple of Osiris is most worthwhile pickup. It's not the longest of games, and can be completed in 5 or 6 hours or so, but it can be a an absolute blast with friends when whiling away an afternoon.

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PSX Extreme
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2014

The game will only last you four hours and the puzzles aren't overly difficult, but it's still fun. With a wide variety of weapons, equipment and tools, and a well-paced adventure that delivers some quality dungeon-crawling entertainment, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is probably worth playing. There are a few glitches and hang-ups, the story isn't what it could've been, the control isn't perfect, and sometimes, four players can bog things down.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 9, 2014

A pleasant return to old-fashioned tomb raiding.

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GameWatcher
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2014

The reality is if you're looking for this kind of puzzle-action isometric fix, there's not a shortage of games out there which can offer it. So presumably Lara herself is the lure, however, like I said before the story and characters were, for me, anything but a strong point. That said, this is a decent game with enjoyable puzzle mechanics, a slick combat system and smooth luminous graphics. Just don't expect any surprises, you're getting exactly what you see.

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High-Def Digest
Dec 8, 2014

'Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris' is radically different from 'Tomb Raider', but this is not necessarily a bad thing. It is also not radically different from its predecessor, and I wish it would have had a bit more ambition with its loot system and platforming. The puzzles are more fun than annoying, and in this regard co-op is implemented well. A few other relatively minor issues chip away at it, but overall it is not a bad little arcade game.

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USgamer
Dec 7, 2014

The fact that Temple of Osiris features the classic, confident, adult version of Lara Croft rather than the newfangled, young, vulnerable version should tell you exactly what this game is aiming for: Simple escapism, a video game for gaming's sake. It's not the next chapter in the Tomb Raider saga, and it doesn't push any boundaries in narrative or game design. Instead, it's a fast-paced action puzzler, energetic and accessible; and while it does stumble in a few places, it manages to deliver the sort of lowbrow entertainment it promises — just the way a series borne of classic pulp serials should. Different enough to stand apart from core Tomb Raider titles, and inexpensive enough that its throwaway nature won't offend, Temple of Osiris sets its sights for a modest target and hits it with aplomb. There's something to be said for that.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a great game to grab for a weekend of couch co-op with family or friends. However, you won't find much appealing to continue to play it once you've defeated Set and made the world a happy place with its lackluster look system. Enjoy it for what it is, but don't expect to invest considerable time into it.

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Eurogamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 8, 2014

The Temple of Osiris is a welcome throwback, and for the five or six hours it took me to barrel through the campaign, the rest of the world blinked away as the sands swept in and the ancient machinery started to turn. As with Osiris, I'm not sure Lara's reassemblage has gone entirely to plan, but the spirit remains intact - and the spirit is still strangely powerful.

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TrustedReviews
Dec 12, 2014

A lightweight but lovable adventure in the spirit of the classic Tomb Raider games. It's not particularly deep or innovative, but it balances combat, puzzle-solving and exploration well, and the third-person visuals and level design work better here than they did in Guardian of Light. Do you still like Lara? You'll like this.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has a lot of going for it. The main campaign is fun to sit through with its progressive variation in puzzles, platforming and blazing action.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Attack of the Fanboy

Top Critic

Dec 7, 2014

If you liked Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, then you will like Temple of Osiris. A few mechanical issues make the experience less than ideal, but this cheap little game can be a lot of action-packed fun.

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Cheat Code Central
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Dec 11, 2014

Despite its flaws, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is still a neat game. It's not mind blowing and it isn't going to be winning any game of the year awards, but it's an inexpensive title that you can have fun with, especially if you have a dedicated group of friends to play it with. I kind of like that Tomb Raider now means different things to different people. It means we can all play the Tomb Raider that we like the most.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a nice slice of good, lighthearted fun.

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Game Rant
Dec 25, 2014

'Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris' is a suitable successor to Crystal Dynamics' isometric adventure game, but does little to impress.

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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 15, 2014

It's more exciting to play with a friend, as playing solo spoils some of the magic that comes with games aimed for a group of people, but either way, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a good game for anyone into arcade twin-stick action, platforming and fun, but unpretentious, puzzles.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 8, 2014

Not as compelling as its predecessor, but as a four-player alternative to the Lego games this an enjoyable enough attempt at a Tomb Raider lite.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Crystal Dynamics' tiny Lara returns for another isometric adventure, swapping Mayan ruins for Egyptian tombs in a game that plays well with one but even better with more

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The Jimquisition
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a fun distraction that, while not exactly gripping, will provide several hours of enjoyable loot n' shoot adventuring. Whether you play with friends or go it alone, you'll have a well polished puzzle-platforming, dungeon crawling, Tomb Raider spin-off that you won't be playing this time next month, but you won't regret giving a spin.

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ActionTrip
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris has a lot of great ideas running behind it, but the execution fell a little short.

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New Game Network
63 / 100
63 / 100
Aug 14, 2015

With troubled multiplayer design and an unwarranted higher price point, Lara Croft's spin-off reputation may have trouble recovering after The Temple of Osiris.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 13, 2015

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is not a bad game, it's just not a great one. The singleplayer game brings nothing new to the franchise, and in some ways even feels like a step backwards from Guardian Of Light. As a multiplayer game it takes on a different and welcome dimension, though for every great moment, you can expect equal frustration.

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Shacknews
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 14, 2014

Lara Croft's latest dungeon crawler is a decent way to pass an afternoon with a friend or two, but its limited gameplay elements and story make it little more than that.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 14, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a decent game, especially with friends – but it'll never surprise you. The basic mechanics work well, but you'll struggle to shake off the feeling that they could have been utilised so much more effectively. With no plot and no great rewards, you'll be playing just for the sake of getting to the end, which won't be enough to hold everybody's attention through to its premature conclusion.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2014

There are still great things to be found in the Temple of Osiris, and those who care less about scoring points or who have some good partners to team up with can still find some fun in it. For me, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a lot like Horus's staff: it is a treasure that can do great things, but it is cursed.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Dec 10, 2014

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a game that has all the makings of a great title. Arcade-y action, great co-op ideas and interesting puzzles.

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Digital Spy
Dec 7, 2014

While Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris fails to sparkle in single-player, it really comes alive when two or more players join the mix. Working together to solve puzzles and navigate tombs is good, but selfishly screwing over your friends in pursuit of the best treasure is great.

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Critical Hit
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2015

Boring on your own and offering nothing particularly memorable for gameplay, but if you're looking for a fun game for couch co-op that can be completed in an afternoon, this is an easy purchase.

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games(TM)
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 8, 2015

Multiplayer or bust

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Game Revolution
Dec 11, 2014

In the end, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris was almost an enjoyable sequel to Guardian of Light. However, it's impossible to look past its glaring problems with performance, which sully what could have been an otherwise enjoyable sequel.

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