"Isometric-view cooperative games aren't so uncommon in this day and age, not when Diablo III still commands a sizable audience and its imitators clamor for favor. What makes Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris stand out, at least from a mechanical perspective, is that it feels not like a button-mashing display of otherworldly power, but rather like a true adventure. Temple of Osiris is more about the wonder of mystical places and the pleasure of solving puzzles than about firing shotguns and squishing the rising undead. This is video gaming through the lens of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which in turn looked to the old serial adventures with such evocative names as Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe and Jungle Girl. The jungles and the universes change, but the unfettered drama of these classic stories still lives."