Tomb Raider Game of the Year
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Tomb Raider is a critically acclaimed action adventure that explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. The Game of the Year edition includes the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, 6 single player outfits for Lara, 6 multiplayer weapons, 8 multiplayer maps, and 4 characters.
A Turning Point:
Experience Lara Croft’s intense origin story from a young woman to a hardened survivor.
An All-New Raiding Experience:
Explore a mysterious island filled with environmental puzzles, visceral combat, and tombs to discover.
Fight to Live:
Salvage resources, gain experience, and upgrade Lara’s weapons and tools to survive the island’s hostile inhabitants.
Survive as a Team:
Play a variety of multiplayer modes as Lara’s Shipmates or Yamatai’s Scavengers.
Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition includes the following DLC packs:
- Tomb of the Lost Adventurer (Single player Challenge Tomb)
- Scavenger Scout
- Scavenger Executioner
- Scavenger Bandit
- Agency SPS 12
- HX AP-15
- JAGD P22G
- M590 12ga
- STG 58 Elite
- Hunter Skin
- Aviatrix Skin
- Guerilla Skin
- Demolition Skin
- Sure-shot Skin
- Mountaineer Skin
- Shanty Town
- Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack
- 1939 Multiplayer Map Pack
- Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack
Great, But Not That Greatshad0wriderz | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all shad0wriderz's reviews »
Okay, let's start with this. Tomb Raider (this one) is a TR game through and through. It's got great visuals, good combat, and that cinematic juice running through its veins. Runs great on PC in terms of optimization, options, and controls.
The plot itself isn't amazing, but it's good enough to keep you hooked into this story that they have created surrounding Lara and this island. There's not really any side content other than doing a couple easy puzzles, collecting GPS caches, documents, and relics. One 100% play-through should only take about 15 hours. You can collect salvage and parts to upgrade your weapons, also gain enough points to upgrade your skills. Of course that's all pretty basic and offers no customization. HOWEVER, what the game does is give you enough content and progression systems to carry you from the start of the game to the end, which is fine considering how well they've done it. If you buy this thinking there will be some kind of endgame or time-consuming side content aside from the story, you'll be slightly disappointed. Of course, I was pleased that they put in the effort to make the game's world much more open to allow for more exploration and more gameplay opportunities.
The DLC is pretty much pointless and I suggest buying the base game over the GOTY edition. All DLC are cosmetic (a few outfits in SP, and I believe a number in MP) or are weapons for multiplayer. Multiplayer is dead and isn't even worth considering. Even back when the game was released, multiplayer was just a extra feature that they crammed into the game rather than further developing and adding further improvements to the much more significant single-player.
I don't enjoy the fact that they felt compelled to spend time and money creating multiplayer modes just to give the impression that the game has more content, when their main focus should have been on single-player (the core of the TR franchise).
All my ranting aside, Tomb Raider is a solid game. You can't really complain a whole lot about the single-player and it really is one thrill ride from start to finish. Re-playability..well, the game is worth a second play-through on hard or whenever you feel like you need to immerse yourself in a cinematic story. It's not perfect, but it's a damn good game no matter what kind of quarrels I have with it. Base game is $20 now and often goes to $5 during sales, definitely worth it.
Worth the money spentyunodie98 | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all yunodie98's reviews »
Got this during sale,and I can say it's worth every penny I spent. It comes with almost all the dlcs such as the Hitman DLC guns which I heard is quite overpowered in multiplayer. I would recommend getting this title.
Excellent game, especially when it's a great price!waffleman | Oct. 7, 2014 | See all waffleman's reviews »
This game play reminded me quite a bit of the newer batman games, a lot of action good story line, kept me going for a good amount of time for game play. The voice casting was just ok, I found Lara losing her British accent from time to time and one of the end villains wasn't too hard to beat. There could have been a few more puzzle style stuff in there but over all it was good solid game for last year.
Flawless game Lara returns and kicks assDemadizz | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »
Fantastic reboot to the franchise and series. I look forward to playing the next one in line. The visuals were stunning the game play was tight and fluid. Tons of actions and lots of destruction all around. Lara seems to be accident prone with disaster and mayhem in every aspect. Solid game all around with tons of collectibles and side activities. It's all you could ask for in an action adventure game. 8/10
Fantastic reboot!Selona83 | Sept. 17, 2014 | See all Selona83's reviews »
When the first uncharted came out in 2007 it was clear Naughty Dog took a lot from the old Tomb Raider games and did it really well. When this game came out last year, Crystal Dynamics returned the favor by taking inspiration from Nathan Drakes adventures in the Uncharted series. And boy...in my opinion they knocked it out of the park.
Sure, the game have a bit to many quick time events. But the great writing, fantastic setting, fun gameplay, stunning graphics makes up for it in spades. This game is on the graphics side just awesome. If you have a good GPU, crank the settings up and enjoy one of the best looking pc games to dates. The gameplay is really fun (a warning to sensitive ppl. Cause its quite violent. Both the kills you do and also the ones Lara suffers).
Am psyced for the sequel late next year. And am hoping Crystal can make the same leap Naughty Dog made from Uncharted 1 to 2. But this is a fantastic start!