Australian Council on Children and the Media

Lara Croft Go - SQUARE ENIX ltd

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Lara Croft Go is an adventure puzzle game in the Tomb Raider series. The goal is to move Lara Croft past obstacles and enemies while collecting treasures. Caution: infrequent mild cartoon violence, in-app purchases and online interactivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Lara Croft Go was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 February 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Lara Croft Go
Developed by: SQUARE ENIX ltd
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 9+ iTunes; PG Google Play
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for ages 4-8. Parental guidance is recommend for ages 9 - 12 due to mild violence, in-app purchases and online interactivity.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Lara Croft Go contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All five chapters comprising 40 levels in total were reviewed.

App description

In this game the player moves the character Lara Croft along a given path. The path is obstructed by enemies (e.g. snakes, spiders) and obstacles (e.g. boulders, traps, saw blades) and the player needs to find strategies to move past them, for example, by activating levers which shift walls and platforms, as well as obstacles and enemies. On the way, treasures and useful objects (e.g. keys, weapons) can be collected.

Reviewers comments

As the game progresses, the puzzles become more complex and challenging. The player needs to apply strategic thinking and problem solving skills. The game also requires persistence. Although lives can be lost to enemies and obstacles, there is no limit to lives, encouraging the player to try out different strategies and use as many attempts as necessary until a puzzle is solved. This requires focus and concentration in order to remember previous moves. Puzzle solutions can be purchased for $2.99. Other in-app purchases include additional outfits and related apps. In the "Communications" and "Settings" sections, players can email feedback and there are links to Twitter, Facebook, iCloud, the Game Centre, and the developer's website. Parental guidance is therefore recommended for younger players.

In App purchasing

  • related apps
  • puzzle solutions ($2.99)
  • additional outfits ($2.99)

Online information

  • It is not necessary to create a user account or to provide personal information. The player can follow on Twitter and like the app on Facebook, which requires existing accounts.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • Related apps and in-app purchases are advertised.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • The app contains no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

No coarse language was detected during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during the review.

Other

  • too complex for under 9’s.

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