Reviews for Tomb Raider III


A more advanced version of the second and first games.

rjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This third version of the Tomb Raider franchise offers up better graphics and new ways to tackle each of the large, varied in which Lara Croft , the main protagonist, has to traverse in order to find the precious artifacts. Much of the core game play of the first games has stayed the same but the most noticeable change is the improved graphics. Lara now looks more three dimensional and she feels more real and like you are actually controlling someone and not an object. Overall the game improves on the original Tomb Raider formula and is a must buy for fans of the series.


Another classic Tomb Raider, another masterpiece

Speed4Runs | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »

Same story as Tomb Raider II: TR III Adventures of Lara Croft brings out all goodies of older Tomb Raiders and improves them. Now, we will be able to do even more moves, such as sprint, and crouch. Lara moves more "naturally" and graphics improved very much (in fact, it's a bit more laggy than TR2). There are really good light effects and water colors, related to the zone which you are playing. Yeah, there are different zones, and this time, they're many: antarctica, jungle, temples, London, cathedrals, South Pacific, and many others. This is a very long and hard game. I suggest you to buy it immediately!

Graphics + performance: 6.75

*Graphics: 7.5 - Simply amazing! Light effects are VERY good, as well as water, and textures improved drastically!

*Performance: 5.75 - It's not as good as graphics, since it may lag on older PCs, but it's still good and enough to enjoy this amazing game.

Plot: 6.75

It's very good and it features some twists. Sometimes, you will remain without words!

Longevity: 7.5

VERY long game, which features a lot of missions which are VERY long. And since it's fun, you will hardly ever stop playing it.

Gameplay: 7.5

It is various, since you can even drive vehicles, and you even have some new moves to discover. You have many other weapons, and this is a hard game. Awesome gameplay.

Sound: 7

Same as TR2: amazing soundtracks and excellent dubbing (both Italian and English).

Avg. score: 7.1 I'll give it a bonus because it actually, thanks to its success and its awesomeness, revolutioned adventure games (+0.5)

FINAL SCORE: 76 Again, 100% recommended to anyone! It's a mind-blowing game!


Classic Gaming, but a bit repetitive

ConorEngelb | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

Just as good as Tomb Raiders I and II, Tomb Raider III possessed the same adventuring style, traps and puzzles that made the other games great. But by this point, the lack of major changes to the franchise was beginning to show. While it was enjoyable, the game no longer felt quite as special, or that it was pushing the envelope.


Ongoing series

lok0812 | July 26, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This is when the series begins to reaches its downfall but never the less it is still a solid game. The reason for downfall is because there aren't many innovations to the series except you going to a tomb in this new place to explore. The only things they added for this entry are puzzle elements and more new gadgets. The visual is a lot more cleaner compared to when the game was first introduced. Storyline continues from where it left off from the series. Still a solid entry to the franchise and a must get for Tomb Raider fans.


Really Hard but good :D

kalil | June 27, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Thankfully, the player now as the option to save at any point. The game is still difficult, but dropping the Save Crystals from PSX version helps a lot. Tomb Raider III is a more daring entry in the series. The emphasis on exploration is higher this time around with a well-balanced mix of action. The heavy use of gun fights with human goons from TR2 are lighter this time around. TRIII offers the most diversity out of any Tomb Raider game. From the wider arsenal of weapons (Desert Eagle, Rocker Launcher,etc) , more outfits, new vehicles (quad bike,kayak, etc), new moves like sprinting and crawling, to a variety of larger scaled levels (India, Area 51, London, Tropical island, Antartica). Levels now have multiple paths. The difficulty for this game ranges between intermediate to hard. Environments are more deadly. Traps and Death linger in every corner. Give this game a chance if you are up for a challenge. It's not going to satisfy everyone. TRIII's difficulty has resulted in poor reviews and mixed opinions. Don't let them fool you. Tomb Raider III is a good game that offers more of a challenge and more varitey than others titles in the series


What a great series!

DanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Superb. Very challenging game, great graphics, nice plot, excellent gameplay and amazing sound. This is the standard of games that should be made, why don't SHs make games like this anymore? A perfect (or almost) game.


A good sequel

Winklers | May 31, 2013 | See all Winklers's reviews »

Considering what this game had to live up to after the first game, it did a very good job. Using the same controls as the first, this one attempts to go bigger. There are more locations, enemies and weapons. Again the story holds it together although not as well as the first. The puzzles and variety in this game keep it interesting and enjoyable to play.


A good but hard game

Cavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

This one is probably the most difficult Tomb Raider title. It is all so dark, there are too many death traps, finding the road is very hard because you can choose several patterns...but the game is good. To complete it by yourself it will require so much time, and I used a solution to pass some section, but the game is solid and funny, you can choose your level around the world after you complete the first one, there are a lot of weapons and the gameplay is pretty much the same from TR2.


Little step back regarding its predecessors

abelfs | Feb. 19, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

I don't know why but when I finished this one I found disappointment expecting something better than the other two. The levels are too long and the difficulty is the hardest of the saga. I dislike the huge environments that uncovers the limitations of the game. However, it still have its moments and you'll enjoy it if you are a Lara follower.