Reviews for Tomb Raider: Underworld DNS

50

The worst of "new" Tomb Raider games

Cavalieroscuro | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

This is, for me, the worst of the new Tomb Raider games. There are TONS of bugs, Lara stuck in walls, visual camera is broken and you must do leap of faith too often, without see where you land, plot is terrible and you can't even recognize where to go, because all things look much the same. Also, in the PC version of the game the DLC (360 only) is missing. Avoid this Tomb Raider if you are a newbie, maybe try Anniversary, much better then this for sure.

80

Visually stunning

Lekes | Jan. 5, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

Overall, a very nice game with beautiful and varied locations. Tomb Raider got back to exploration in exotic locations which was lacking in some recent lackluster releases. The troubling issues are the same old ones though. Camera angles can be worse than frustrating, but that is thankfully a fairly rare occurrence. Controls are not always as sharp as they should be either. All things considered, I still would highly recommend this title to any gamer who has enjoyed Tomb Raider in the past. Crystal Dynamics has done an incredible job with the eye candy. Now if they can just tighten the nuts and bolts, they'll have a surefire winner.

95

A beautiful game

israel_hlc | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all israel_hlc's reviews »

Tomb Raider Underworld is a remarkable experience. The game is very beautiful, with great graphics for both the characters (Lara too, of course) and the amazing environments you will see through the game. The story is also good, and if you like the genre it will surely suck you in.

It's worth playing again if you don't collect everything in the first time you play it. But (and here is why I don't give it 100) there could have more unlockable extras, as we had in previous the games. These collectibles could also be a bit different at least when you are in such different places like caves and under water, but of course this is not something that affects the game value that much.

78

A jewel with a improvable gameplay

abelfs | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »

This game is the last part of the storyline made by Legend and Anniversary, and it is certainly the most different game of the trilogy. The visuals are much more stunishing than the other two games, and the gameplay and puzzles are conceived with very good intentions, but some bugs just tarnish the experience of a game that could have been outstanding...

68

Nice game but...

Zinzun | Sept. 12, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

it was the last of "new" Tomb Raider,but this game has no variations from the older ones. It has some bugs too that prevent you to proceed,story is nothing new at all,and the pc version miss the DLC that is a 360 exclusive.Buy only if you are a fan of the series.

84

Best Tomb Raider game so far!!!

fable2 | Aug. 26, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

Tomb Raider Underworld jumps in where Legends and Anniversary ended. Amanda is still after your blood and the crazy lady with the wings is after something bigger. They have decided to work together against you as you seek for your mother.

The game has finally reached the point where I can say, WOW! The graphics in this game is mind-blowing. Each crevice and corder filled with detail. From lush jungles to underground tombs, everything looks fantastic.

Tomb Raider is all about puzzles. But in this case they opted not for almost impossible puzzles to solve, rather, they give you super large tombs that you need to explore to find the hidden switches, gears etc that might unlock one thing that you need to unlock another to get the door open...if that makes sense. I loved this. It just gave you even more the feeling of size and scale that's not been seen before.

The story line is pretty good, it looses it right at the end which is a shame, and the game is a bit short. I guess if you're one of those OCD types, you'll spend more time looking for the secrets hidden around the stage, that wasn't me I'm afraid.

Great game. Best Tomb Raider game so far!!!

84

Good ending of the trilogy

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Tomb Raider Underworld is a good action game that ends the story started in Legend and continued in Anniversary. In this Tomb Raider title Crystal Dynamics tried to make a game similar to the titles developed by Core Design and put more focus on puzzles and exploration. One of the best element of the game is the grapple: sometimes you must use it to solve puzzles based on physics. The combat system is really worse with respect the previous titles and there are not interesting boss fights like the one present in Anniversary. If you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series and you loved the first Tomb Raider titles you will relly enjoy Underworld

83

The good sequel to legend

CJV | July 23, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »

This game continues the plot of Tomb Raider: Legend, featuring some of the same characters. If you liked Legend, you'll like this game. Unfortunately this game plays too much like Legend, I don't really see any way to differentiate the two, gameplay-wise. Maybe the graphics are a little better and the levels might be a little more fun, but overall it's doesn't feel like a distinct game from legend, more like an expansion. Bottom line, if you liked Legend and want to play more of it then buy this game.

75

Decent game

simonsix | June 18, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »

Decent game, and a decent Tomb Raider. Nice visuals, nice animations, solid gameplay some of the puzzles are evry creative and fun. The game was clearly rushed though, The level design is inconsistent, ie the Thailand stage is brilliant, but the one under Croft Manor is dull.

67

[FR] Tombe, Raideur

SomeRandomBaron | March 4, 2012 | See all SomeRandomBaron's reviews »

Un épisode plus dur et plus joli que les précédents, dans les graphismes et surtout dans les animations .Mais c'est un jeu aussi plus buggé, plus frustrant dans la maniabilité. On regrette aussi l'énorme redondance de la saga, dont les épisodes continuent de se ressembler

85

Really good Tomb Raider

RaTcHeT302 | Nov. 17, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »

Graphically Tomb Raider: Underworld improved by a lot, Lara looks a lot better than the previous games and there is a big improvement in the animations, textures and etc. Lara has a sensual voice and the game features great ambient music. The game's formula is almost the same and there are still some camera issues but other than that it is a good title!

96

Fantastic!

Babelfish343 | Oct. 24, 2011 | See all Babelfish343's reviews »

The graphics and gameplay are upgraded from Legend and Anniversary, and the textures and environments look amazing! There is a great variety in the levels throughout the game, and the shooting mechanics are less annoying than in the previous games.The story is as expected, but surprisingly engaging and keeps you playing. Sound design is excellent as well. Be aware that some of the puzzles are difficult to understand what the goal actually is, but usually by exploring around or using the guide from the menu it is revealed eventually. Fantastic game, a must have for Tomb Raider fans!

82

A strong followup to Legend

jojot | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all jojot's reviews »

Following on from Legend, Underworld follows Lara as she continues searching for her mother and a way to save her. This time it moves into the rehlm of Norse Mythology and follows the idea of the Norse Underworld, Thor and his hammer, and the mythical serpent Jormungandr. While the game initially portrays it's self as being darker and grittier than previous games, it doesn't really turn out to be any darker. It still has a lot of the cheesy jokes and over the top action the previous games had apart from one or two more serious points in the game.

Some familiar faces are back, Amanda from Legend and Natla from Anniversary are again acting as the chief antagonists, although Amanda is a bit friendlier and more of a rival this time than an enemy. The same acrobatics, athletics and shooting are all still there, although you spend more time doing all of that at once now. The game has built excellently upon the framework Crystal Dynamics made in the other two games and is their best entry in the series to date. Now hopefully they can put the same love and care into bringing back the Soul Reaver/Legacy of Kain series from the dead.

90

Best Tomb Raider yet

faraany3k | Aug. 27, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »

Tomb Raider: Underworld is a direct sequel of Tomb Raider: Legend. Crystal Dynamic continued to develop the core gameplay of the series, by adding new move-sets and animations and more tighter action oriented platforming. Tomb Raider: Underworld is a combination of all the enhancements from the previous titles like Legend and Anniversary.

Tomb Raider Underworld picks up the story from where the Legend ended. This time around storyline is more deep and introduces a lot of new characters that enhances the plot even further. Environments are as varied as Legends, even under water sequences that are amazing to look at. Animations are more fluent this time around. Although puzzles are a little easier but platforming is still top notch. Gun sections have also been tweaked with better handling and more precise controls. Underworld seems more of a evolution of the series. It covers all the best aspects of Crystal Dynamic previous games and provide the ultimate Tomb Raider experience. Undoubtedly the best platforming game available on the PC. A must buy.

100

Recommended for all TR fans!

keysersoze16 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all keysersoze16's reviews »

Out of all Tomb Raider games I love this the most! I do not want to make a spoiler out of this review but the storyline is awesome! following dense jungles and tombs to find your way to the hidden treasures behind THOR, the norse god of thunder! The storyline will fit with any fan of the Norse Mythology as this game just drags you into this world full of fun puzzles with such beautiful graphics to go along with the storyline you will be mezmorized in this game! This is a MUST BUY and probably the best of all Tomb Raider games!

80

Game redefined tomb raider for me

SaadKhawaja | July 31, 2011 | See all SaadKhawaja's reviews »

I always thought Tomb Raider were tedious games. After playing Tomb Raider 4 and Angel of Darkness I couldn't imagine another Tomb Raider but then this game came out and completely blew me away. Totally worth the money and you will be surprised that graphics still hold up to this day if you plan to purchase. Highly recommended game. 8/10

87

Probably one of the best Tomb Raider games.

NoLove3827 | July 23, 2011 | See all NoLove3827's reviews »

Great Graphics, Beautiful environments, good gameplay, whats not to like about this game? Some of the levels are confusing and difficult. But overal this is a great addition to the Tomb Raider series. Gameplay has not changed much overall from the previous installments, but why fix something if its not broke?

90

Easy to play, nice to look at and a joy from start to finish

MisterSlimm | May 19, 2011 | See all MisterSlimm's reviews »

A fun, satisfying (if you don't use a walkthrough), good-looking adventure which again places the emphasis on traversal and environmental puzzles over easy but nice looking and enjoyable action. This is easy to play, nice to look at and a joy from start to finish. Checkpointing is generous, removing all frustration and allowing you to concentrate on the task at hand. The story is agreeably non-sensical mythical tosh but once more highlights legends from history (Norse, this time) that you may be motivated into researching and that's a genuine bonus from a game.

This game contains mild swear words and gun and fantasy violence.

78

Could have been better...

niniendowarrior | April 19, 2011 | See all niniendowarrior's reviews »

Tomb Raider Underworld continues Lara's search for her mother in a story that has turned for a convoluted turn as Crystal Dynamics attempts to tie in their previous efforts, Legends and Anniversary. The end result from a plot stand point is a strange story, never finding a momentum to build up to a satisfying conclusion.

From the game stand point, Crystal Dynamics builds from their work on Anniversary, giving Lara more moves and revamped motion animations. Some of these improvements work, some of them don't. Lara is supposed to move more realistic but at times looks a lot clumsier. The wall scaling controls also don't particularly add much to what she's capable of doing already. Adrenaline dodge from Anniversary is also replaced with Adrenaline headshot though I feel it's not exactly intuitive nor easy to pull off.

At the end of it, Tomb Raider Underworld is not necessarily a bad game, but it certainly does not live up to the first two. The environments and graphics are still top notch and music helps build the atmosphere of the game. Yet, it's hard not to shake off its flaws. Fans of the first two games will certainly enjoy this one, but the game isn't all it can be.

80

Recommended!

xtrench | April 14, 2011 | See all xtrench's reviews »

Yet another Tomb Raider game, but it doesn't feel like another cheap grab for money from fans. The game feels more than just a "quick job" of making new levels. With upgraded game engine that allows Lara to get dirty after rolling around in the mud and new animations, as well improved quick time events that no longer require button mashing but instead slows down time while you control Lara as you normally would, to avoid danger.

While the gameplay is pretty much the same as previous titles that consists of climbing, shooting and driving a bike, the lack of boss levels is regrettable and even though the game has a replay value in mind, that mode falls flat merely because it only consists of searching solved levels for missed hidden items.

Lots of epic stuff happens to Lara in this game and the plot provides interesting surprises for old time fans.

75

best thing is probably the graphics

wahidasoldier | April 9, 2011 | See all wahidasoldier's reviews »

This is as ever what's really expected from a tombraider game. But Eidos have really stepped it up a notch or two on the graphics. There are stunning scenes and features to the game, The texture quality is quite amazing to see and the game is as ever a lengthy one.

There's the usual grapple hook method where Lara can grapple a wall with a hook and rope to throw herself around the ruins grabbing place to place as you fly around the levels.But if you forget to save the game it can be a nightmare as sometimes you might have gone quite some time looking around to end up dead, forgetting to save will mean you'll have to do it all again, also after some very large climbs if you fall off you will have to go through the long process of climbing it all again. but never the less there are good action scenes and a lot of thinking for you to do along the way.I cant emphasize on how good the graphics are really just hope everyone gets to play it in max graphics to see, but if not then still this will be an interesting game to play