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
Game of the year? Maybe. But don't bother with GOTY edition.PersusNine | June 29, 2014 | See all PersusNine's reviews »
As many have said this is a pretty radical reboot but in my opinion it is all to the good. Out with the frankly quite weird (and not in a good way) akimbo uzi tiger shooting and in with something a bit more sensible but with a good deal more heart. There is a good bit of cover based shooting but it works, it works thematically and mechanically and it rarely feels completely locked in that cover based shooting is the only way forward. Attempting a more stealthy method or using your acrobatics to flank is generally (although admittedly not always) an option. Most importantly it fits Lara as a character. Deliberately jumping about in the open dodging bullets is for superheroes and madmen.
The plot and characters never gets that involved because this is an action game not an RPG but goodness, Rhianna Pratchett (the lead writer) has packed a lot of subtle character into a few cut scenes and diaries. Every character is believable in a way that you sadly just don't see that often.
This incarnation of Lara Croft is one of the most human videogame characters I've ever played. The nuances of animation is jaw dropping. Don't worry, she is very much still a bad ass but now she is a rather more believable one. This is the game that takes Lara firmly out of the embarrassing late ninety's teenage boy's fantasy and finally fulfils her potential of the character.
The GOTY edition though, yeah... don't bother. The single-player additions are extremely minimal. One tomb that takes quite literally five minutes to investigate and a few character skins that don't fit with the single player story so chances are you won't want to use. The rest is multiplayer focused. Buying multiplayer content for a singleplayer game over a year after release? I can't see that working out too well for you to be honest.
Different.. but AWESOMEramios | April 20, 2014 | See all ramios's reviews »
When I first heard about new Tomb Raider I was sceptical, but when I played I was pleasantly surprised.
Story is developing nicely, showing how Lara become strong and brave. I not really like how increased amount of combat and decreased numbers of puzzles are changing the series, but it keeps a climate of the island at least.
Over all it is one of the best games I played and I recommend it if you like puzzles and shooting.
Go for normal instead of GOTY...WraithFluX | April 17, 2014 | See all WraithFluX's reviews »
Tomb Raider is one of the most brilliant game to come out in 2013. It was a sleeper hit for me. I went into the game hoping to play another okay-ish game (considering the history of Tomb Raider games, its not so far-fetched an idea). While the starting half an hour is slow and full of quick-time events, it gets better as soon as she gets a weapon. Slick, fast-paced combat. Great, and i mean GREAT environment set-pieces and locations (the mountain village is one of my favorite places in a game!), decent story and strong main heroine all make up for a good 11-12 hour romp (14+ if you want to 100%)
BUT, before buying the GOTY version, think twice. Almost every DLC is multiplayer-focused (except skins and one optional 2-minute tomb), and MP is as dead as it can get. Its barren. And its NOT fun even if you manage to get in the game. Buy the normal game, there is nothing missing in it.
A Fun Adventure but Short Lived.Nat3r | April 16, 2014 | See all Nat3r's reviews »
Many people were skeptical when Tomb Raider was getting re-branded. If you can ignore the fact that Lara is a little girl about everything then you should have a great adventure. It's a pretty linear game, but there are some collectibles to find. The multiplayer isn't anything to run home about, but it can be a neat little side attraction.
This is How to Reboot a Franchisecedarson | April 15, 2014 | See all cedarson's reviews »
I was one of the most devout Tomb Raider fans back in the day.
When I bought a PS1, Resident Evil and Tomb Raider were the primary reasons. So my standards for the Tomb Raider franchise are always pretty high. When I heard they were doing a reboot, I was a bit skeptical, but I decided to give it a shot. Man, am I glad I did.
I love just about everything with this game: The pacing, the realism, the combat, the puzzles. It's all here. The sense of adventure is here, too, thanks to the wonderful environments. This is how to reboot a franchise. In fact, I might just fire it up today after beating it a few months ago after writing this review!