Tomb Raider: Anniversary
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"_ I loved playing Tomb Raider: Anniversary, in fact I enjoyed it to the extent of often staying up way too late just wanting to see what came next or trying to get through a particularly difficult section. I would thoroughly recommend this game, both to fans of the original, and newcomers alike._" - Strategyinformer.com
"It takes the inspirational level design of the original, improves upon the atmosphere, and makes the whole thing so much more fun thanks to the hugely refined control and camera system. Far from being a tired, cynical cash-in exercise of a brand past its prime, Tomb Raider Anniversary goes back to its roots and shows how remakes should be done." - Eurogamer.net
Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure — globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion right up to today's technology standards and offers gamers a completely new gameplay experience. Re-imagined, Anniversary delivers a dynamic fluidly and fast Lara Croft, massive environments of stunning visuals, intense combat and game pacing, and an enhanced and clarified original story.
The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.
Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
The wilderness awaits with a wide range of bestial predators—from bats to wolves to bears—ready to defend their territory from human encroachment. New and improved AI means that all enemies will exhibit a more diverse behaviour set, providing improved combat challenges for the player.
Supernatural elements are used sparingly to provide a mystical allure around the world, while maintaining the world's grounded core. The awesome T-Rex and intriguing Atlantean centaurs suck you in to the wonderfully intriguing and mysterious world of Tomb Raider.
Death-Defying Environmental Playground:
Leap over massive gaps, cling onto rock ledges, and swim through underground tunnels.
Solve the Diabolical Machinery of the Past:
Seek to outwit the brilliant ancient designers of many epic puzzles and vaults in order to uncover their secrets. Be warned that they do not take kindly to 'meddling', and as such, the price of failure is extreme.
A great remakeKveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
Anybody who enjoys a good Tomb Raider game will for sure enjoy this one too. This game gives gamers a great Tomb Raider experience, and has stood the test of time. This is a remake of the very first Tomb Raider game, and was honestly a very great remake. The gameplay (and graphics) were enhanced to be a very smooth and playable game, and all the puzzles and tombs to explore are still better than ever! If you're a Tomb Raider fan, or if you're new to the series, this is the game to play!
Very good remakeObsessor | Oct. 21, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
What the title says - the game is remade in a very good way. It retains that oldschool feel of the original, while at the same time it is playable and enjoyable in 2014. If you want to know why this series is called Tomb Raider, and not "Stranded on an island" - play this remake, you won't regret it.
A great take on a revolutionary gameAkiMatti | April 8, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
Anniversary is something I always thought would be bad because it was going to have these QTEs (Quick-Time-Events). I mean, none of those were in the original so why add them here?
After purchasing and actually playing the game, I noticed that yes, the QTEs were not a good addition but also, that it did not ruin the whole game. It does take some time to get used to the QTEs but once you get the hang of them they don't distract from the flowing gameplay too much. The focus is in the exploration of the unknown like in the original. The levels have been carefully redesigned so that they can be recognized but new variation and thought has been added into incorporating the new movement mechanics into the setting.
There are some amazing view and vistas to see and puzzles to solve. The places you will take Lara on this adventure give you butterflies in your stomach from time to time. The battles get pretty hard towards the end and you will likely die numerous times before getting forward but the feeling of satisfaction after that is just that much better.
Easily recommended for Lara fans, possible in the top three of all Tomb Raider games.
Good remake, short experiencerconstantinegmg | Nov. 7, 2013 | See all rconstantinegmg's reviews »
I have been a Tomb Raider fan since the beginning. I missed a few titles in the middle years somewhere, but have played all recent titles, though not in order.
Most recently, I picked this game up. It was weird, it being a remake, and me having an uncanny memory of game maps. Though 20ish years had passed, I found myself remembering where most of the puzzle pieces were found and how to solve the puzzles. It was definitely a deja vu experience.
Nevertheless, it was still fun and the story was decent. However, when compared to more recent games in this genre, like the Uncharted series on the PS3, the game feels like the target audience is very, very young; which is no doubt why they decided to reboot the series.
This game is also pretty short at about 15-20 hours, and it's only that long due to a few frustrating puzzle elements. What killed me most often was when I would have to jump-grapple-swing-jump (sometimes inline with the wall, others at 90 degrees to the wall). The controls on the PC just didn't seem made to do this especially well. I kept finding myself having to figure out which way the camera should point, mid-swing, in order for my jump to go the way I wanted. I didn't have this same kind of issue with the Prince of Persia games, nor in later Tomb Raider games.
Still, that's a small gripe and all in all, it was a fun run down a refreshed memory lane.
Great remakerjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Tomb Raider Anniversary faithfully recreated the brilliant game play and experience that the original Tomb Raider brought to to the table and it does it with style. The controls are now reinvented and feel great and the better engine allows for more graphical fidelity, more detailed environments and an overall better looking experience. In the game you are sent around the world to find all three parts of an artifact. This involves fighting with all manner of animals and creatures with your trusty pistols and traversing the challenging puzzles in the tombs. In short, if you like Tomb Raider 1 or are looking for a good start to the Tomb Raider franchise, get this game!