Tomb Raider III

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Description

Thousands of years ago a meteor crashed into Antarctica and the shockwaves of its impact are being felt in the modern age. Lara Croft will follow clues leading to a deadly secret, boldly leaping chasms and blasting monsters that no one has leaped or blasted before. This time she faces a mystery that's from way out of this world. Tomb Raider III is a complex adventure that combines puzzles with high-speed action.

Customer reviews

93

Excellent gameplay-wise, but still misses something

lconanl | Dec. 27, 2015 | See all lconanl's reviews »

Tomb Raider III was the first in the series to really go all-out in terms of gameplay, introducing new features such as sprinting, crouching, well-thought and more challenging boss fights and the option to choose the order of the levels, while improving on already existing ones. The game looks better than its predecessors, has better sound design and visual effects, more vehicles and longer and harder levels than ever before (so much so that it sometimes becomes very difficult to find your way through them). The secrets are back from Tomb Raider I (in the previous game there were 3 dragons per level to be found serving as secrets), as well as boat segments (noticeably, the level where you struggle to survive in a canoe), save crystals and, let's not forget, raptors and T-Rexes. In terms of story, the plot feels like a rehash of the one from the first game, but it is more polished and better presented, making connections with Charles Darwin's explorations and taking inspirations from the movie "The thing". The villain, Dr. Willard, is, like Natla from Tomb Raider I, introduced in a benevolent light at first, being the reason while Lara sets out to find the 4 polynesian artifacts which comprise the central objects of the story. The final boss fight is also fairly more difficult, Willard being invulnerable for most of it. The game features a variety of diverse vistas as its levels, embarking the player on a journey throughout the Indian jungles, the London locales, the Nevada desert including Area 51, some South-Pacific islands and finally Antarctica. In the end, even though a lot of elements from previous (and later) games are here, Tomb Raider III distances itself from others as unique and unforgettable (whether it's in a positive or negative manner for some). It goes without saying that if you're adventure or puzzle games fan, you should add this game to your collection as soon as you can.

90

Fixes the second game's problems, almost as good as the 1st.

sycomantis1991 | May 26, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

Tomb Raider II had a lot of control issues and glitches that marred an otherwise great experience. Tomb Raider III addresses a lot of those issues, not all, but a lot, and delivers another great game. The temples and dungeons are unique, and there are more missions in open terrain than ever before, adding to the variety. It doesn't quite reach the heights of the original, but it's not far off.

85

Nostalgia strikes back

PlayTyrant | May 10, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »

I remember the day I received this game for my birthday, it was awesome and a great change from TR2. The combat system it's pretty much the same, but the ambience, the ability to ride vehicles (that quad!), they kept everything as 'Tomb Raider' as possible. But better. The sound quality is just what the games on that time were, a lot of looped sound effects are short and repetitive (the fire for example) and there's a lot of recycled sounds from the previous games. But hey, we're talking about an old school game! This was all about gameplay, and though the 'tank control' is quite annoying sometimes, it still provides you with loads of fun. It's not an easy to beat game, keep that in mind!

90

A more advanced version of the second and first games.

rjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This third version of the Tomb Raider franchise offers up better graphics and new ways to tackle each of the large, varied in which Lara Croft , the main protagonist, has to traverse in order to find the precious artifacts. Much of the core game play of the first games has stayed the same but the most noticeable change is the improved graphics. Lara now looks more three dimensional and she feels more real and like you are actually controlling someone and not an object. Overall the game improves on the original Tomb Raider formula and is a must buy for fans of the series.

76

Another classic Tomb Raider, another masterpiece

Speed4Runs | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »

Same story as Tomb Raider II: TR III Adventures of Lara Croft brings out all goodies of older Tomb Raiders and improves them. Now, we will be able to do even more moves, such as sprint, and crouch. Lara moves more "naturally" and graphics improved very much (in fact, it's a bit more laggy than TR2). There are really good light effects and water colors, related to the zone which you are playing. Yeah, there are different zones, and this time, they're many: antarctica, jungle, temples, London, cathedrals, South Pacific, and many others. This is a very long and hard game. I suggest you to buy it immediately! Graphics + performance: 6.75 *Graphics: 7.5 - Simply amazing! Light effects are VERY good, as well as water, and textures improved drastically! *Performance: 5.75 - It's not as good as graphics, since it may lag on older PCs, but it's still good and enough to enjoy this amazing game. Plot: 6.75 It's very good and it features some twists. Sometimes, you will remain without words! Longevity: 7.5 VERY long game, which features a lot of missions which are VERY long. And since it's fun, you will hardly ever stop playing it. Gameplay: 7.5 It is various, since you can even drive vehicles, and you even have some new moves to discover. You have many other weapons, and this is a hard game. Awesome gameplay. Sound: 7 Same as TR2: amazing soundtracks and excellent dubbing (both Italian and English). Avg. score: 7.1 I'll give it a bonus because it actually, thanks to its success and its awesomeness, revolutioned adventure games (+0.5) FINAL SCORE: 76 Again, 100% recommended to anyone! It's a mind-blowing game!