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
Gorgeous and Exciting AdventureFaketoastFT | April 1, 2015 | See all FaketoastFT's reviews »
Tomb Raider is an excellent game overall.
The game is incredibly visually appealing, though depending on your rig some adjustments will need to be made as this game can be very taxing on your gpu.
Gameplay and controls are tight and give a solid 3rd person experience. I was not a fan of the somewhat large number of quick time events, but that aside it provided a very exciting action adventure experience.
A survivor is born, for the beginning of a journeySparksStones | March 20, 2015 | See all SparksStones's reviews »
Tomb Raider is a great franchise, one of the best in his genre. In 1996, we met Lara Croft, a brave woman that like to travel the whole world searching for relics and treasures, killing wild animals e fighting against supernatural powers. For 17 years, we followed this "tomb raider" in your quests. In TR 2013, we can see the beginning of Lara's journey and how she decided to follow his father's path. Lara is traveling on an expedition to find the lost kingdom of Yamatai when the ship is struck by a violent storm, causing a shipwreck and leaving the survivors stranded on an isolated island. Lara and the others will have to survive in this strange island and his unfriendly people.
Graphics are beautiful and the physics is amazing (the TressFX technology make the move of Lara's hair be like no other seen before). The sound is gorgeous and the songs are very well chosen, playing on right moment of action and suspense. Now we have QTE's moments. In combat, the gameplay is a bit different of the previous games, but easy to learn. The game has a kind of RPG system, with an skills tree, where you can upgrade your habilities and your guns (by the way, Lara's Dual Pistols are not present in the game, this time your friend is a crossbow, which can be upgraded too). For that, you need to hunt animals and find fragments hidden into trunks in the scenario.
In short, this is a great reboot and need be played by every fans of Lara Croft. It's my second favorite of the series by now (1996/Anniversary is still my #1).
Rise of the AdventurerKingTed | March 11, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Tomb Raider's story could have been titled "Lara Croft Origins" because that what it is down the line. Lara woke up on a deserted island after her boat got caught in a storm. But she is not alone. Some of her friends have survived and there are a lot of bad guys here too.
Visually, the game looks amazing and Lara's new design is great. However that's the game sole originality really.
The gameplay contains element from different games. You've got your typical stealth and shooting sequences like in any AAA action/adventure game. There is a skill tree to upgrade Lara's abilities (And it's a bit dull and disconected from the narrative like "Yeah you need a skill to retrieve the arrows you’ve shot into an ennemy!". Lara needs to unlock a special skill to do that!). However, while the game feels a lot like the Uncharted series, Tomb Raider still has some sequences where we explore the island just like in the old games.
Also, like usual with that type of game the AI is dumb, almost deaf and blind.
There are also a few level-design issues (Enemies that are here because the developers needed to put on a gunfight in that place even though the bad guys have no reason to be here).
The game is still entertaining. It just doesn't try to be original or to be a bit more clever than the others and that's a shame.
Tomb Raider raids tombs, Tomb Raider GOTY raids your walletMadDemon64 | March 10, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
If I were to judge Tomb Raider based on its single player campaign, I would say that it is a very good game. The story is excellent, Lara Croft is well realized and for once not sexualized (90% not sexualized; the less you talk about the mods the better), combat is responsive, and the puzzles can be downright devious. Luckily the puzzles are mostly optional so you don’t have to do them if you don’t want to, but there are always walkthroughs if you choose to do them but not think through them.
The multiplayer, however, is just bad. It is functional, but it is literally every other multiplayer mode ever, a shooting arena with regenerating health where strategy just completely flies out the window and will probably only keep you entertained for a (short) evening.
What does this have to do with the Game of the Year Edition? Most of the DLC is just extra weapon and character skins for multiplayer and multiplayer maps. There are some character skins for Lara Croft in single player mode, but they are just fluff. The only thing worthwhile is a single optional explorable location, but it is questionable if that is even worth the extra money.
Tomb Raider is a must buy, but stick to the regular version and skip the game of the year version; your wallet will thank you.
GOTY Edition Indeedemptyhaven | March 10, 2015 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
By all accounts, Tomb Raider was the much needed revitalization of an old and classic franchise that desperately needed that revitalization.
The game needed a fresh breath of air, and the new Lara was a strong gust of wind. From her more realistic body to the gritty "human" struggle of surviving the island, Lara Croft seemed more real to a lot of veteran players, and it was a nice way to introduce Lara to a newer audience.
Tomb Raider is an awesome game, and this edition is the best one to get.
Included in this pack are a lot of DLCs that greatly enhance your play sessions. The multiplayer maps and singleplayer challenge maps add a lot of content by themselves. It really extends the life of this game such that you will keep going back to play this.
If you want to buy Tomb Raider, don't settle for anything less than this. The GOTY Edition is the best you can get. Highly recommended for all.