Lara Croft GO named iPhone Game of the Year by Apple

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This year has meant nothing but hits for Square Enix, the publisher behind Tomb Raider, Life is Strage, and Just Cause 3. Not only did we adore the recently released Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One, critics also loved its mobile sibling, Lara Croft GO. Now the mobile puzzle game was named iPhone Game of the Year by Apple on Tuesday.

It’s a prestigious accomplishment, especially considering Lara Croft GO was up against Fallout Shelter and Heads Up!

Apple said the game “floored us with its beauty and clever design.” Square Enix Montreal Studio Head, Patrick Naud, said “we worked tirelessly to make Lara Croft GO a truly special experience, and being chosen by Apple over so many other games is a humbling reflection of our team’s passion and hard work.”  

Lara Croft GO is available on iOS, Android, and Windows.

H/T USA Today | Photo via Square Enix

Imad Khan

Imad Khan

Imad Khan is a gaming and esports reporter. His work has been featured on Digital Trends and ESPN.