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86

Tomb Raider Reborn

Valtiel1 | May 25, 2013 | See all Valtiel1's reviews »

Let me begin by saying I was never a fan of the original tomb raider franchise. I tried playing several of them however the bland combat combined with the frequently illogical puzzles always caused me to give up early on (and I am a resident evil/silent hill fan). This new iteration however is a completely different animal, gone are the obtrusive puzzles and the bland combat. The reboot does retain the platforming element of the originals, which have been greatly improved. The revamped combat feels tense and exciting, although later you have a tendency to steamroll through enemies, the storyline is the best that a tomb raider has ever offered, largely due to Laura Croft seeming more like a person than in past incarnations. This is a much darker toned game than the older ones, but as a fan of the dying genre of survival horror that only causes me to appreciate it more. The biggest disconnect is between the character and the gameplay, Laura Croft at one point is mourning over having to kill a deer and the next you the player is having her mow down a dozen humans without batting an eye. Overall I heartily recommend this, its not quite perfect but games like this are the reason that reboots exist.

85

Tomb Raider (Recommended)

Echoingmoon | May 25, 2013 | See all Echoingmoon's reviews »

First of all I have to admit, if you’re fan of Tomb Raider games you might be a bit surprised or even disappointed at the lack of puzzles in this new iteration of the franchise, although a few traditional puzzles do exist they are sparse and mostly optional.

However, that being said what you’re left with is a great, high budget action game with easy to master platforming and an intuitive cover system which automatically responds to environment and enemy.

Enemy AI are able to take cover, search and flush the player out of hiding with the use of grenades and other weapons providing challenge and re-playability in combat. Unfortunately although backtracking is allowed (through a fast travel system) there is little reason to do so apart from collectables. The main story is thrilling but linear and for me, one play through was enough.

The story itself pushed me forward as the characters were engaging and I genuinely wanted to see the conclusion. Character design, art and animation especially are all stand out features.

Multiplayer isn’t terrible but it isn’t anything new, don’t expect to spend much time there. Come for the story and atmosphere. Recommended.

  • Great Graphics/Animation
  • Great Story
  • Believable Character (Vulnerable)

  • Sudden change from innocent to killer

  • Less Puzzles (Easier)
  • Boring Multiplayer

90

Best Tomb Raider I've played

Coolicy | May 25, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »

The old Tomb Raider is not known for its story, but focuses more on exploration and gameplay. This is where this reboot shines, the story is intriguing and really explores the beginning of the famous Lara Croft. She's not the battle hardened explorer that you've probably played in past TR games, but this vulnerable pretty girl that's caught in a bad situation.

Due to this conception of Lara's character, every threat feels real and imminent. Without spoiling anything, I felt scared when things go south during cut scenes/story plot points, and my heart paced during gun fights that aren't in my favor.

This is truly a brilliant reboot, and worth every penny I paid for it. The action felt nicely paced, the gunplay feels visceral, and the story was tightly knitted. It's not the Tomb Raider you remember, but it's better in every way.

100

Best game in the series!

ma77op | May 25, 2013 | See all ma77op's reviews »

I love how this game is just plain fun! The fights are very satisfying, and I have enjoyed every second so far!

87

In depth gameplay experience!

Calcifar | May 25, 2013 | See all Calcifar's reviews »

The game is intense and almost feels like you are actually there. The story line is fantastic and draws the Tomb Raider franchise together. It has been perfectly done. You grow a strong connection to Lara Croft and soon grow to know her very well. I recommend this game to anyone.

90

Great reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise

Demeryk | May 25, 2013 | See all Demeryk's reviews »

Crystal Dynamic finally succeeded in reviving the Tomb Raider franchise. This game is stunningly beautiful, the gameplay is a good blend of combat, puzzles, and platforming sequences.

The signature weapon, the bow, handles very well, is rewarding and easy to use.

The story sometimes make use of overused cliches, like the damsel in distress, but manages to stay interesting.

The multiplayer isn't the game strong suit and contains the usual modes, such as deathmatch and capture the flag, but can still entertain you a few hours. Enough people are online that is easy (for now) to find games.

If you've never played a Tomb Raider title before, this is a great game to start!

90

The best in the series yet!

cheery_cherryz | May 25, 2013 | See all cheery_cherryz's reviews »

I absolutely love this game! It breathes brand new life in a series that was commonly never taken too seriously and I really enjoy how it brings a gritty new tale on how Lara got her start. An amazing game!