Tomb Raider: Legend
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"The cliffhanger story is well put together. The action is simple and effective. The controls not only work, they're fun...Best of all, the sense of discovery and adventure is captured with a fresh sensibility." - IGN.com
"Most players probably able to breeze through in less than eight hours, but there's never a dull moment." - Videogamer.com
The gaming world's sexiest and most intrepid adventurer makes her triumphant return in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend!
Follow Lara down a path of discovery as she travels the globe to remote, exotic locales in search of one of history's greatest artifacts that unleash unwelcome figures from Lara's mysterious past. With guns blazing, Lara must use her athletic ability and intellectual wits to explore vast, treacherous tombs, riddled with challenging puzzles and deadly traps. Experience the beginning of the new Legend in the most adrenaline-fueled Tomb Raider adventure ever!
Lara Croft evolved! - the sexy, dual-pistol wielding heroine is presented like never before with new graphic and animation sets, presenting Lara in the finest fidelity to date
Return to the tombs! - discover and explore living breathing, lost ancient realms that hold clues to the secrets of Lara's past. Physics, Water and Fire systems bring the perilous environments of Lara's world alive, and challenge the player to improvise solutions to obstacles
The Intuitive and Fluid Control System movement allows you to keep Lara in continuous motion; seamlessly handle any obstacle and interact dynamically with any surface
Experience the new legend of the Tomb Raider series! - the future of the adrenaline-fueled adventure meets the promise of the next generation gaming systems.
Utilize strength and intelligence on your quest! - use the grappling hook, an arsenal of new weapons, communications devices, and other tools to achieve your goals.
Travel the globe to the world's most exotic locales! - explore ancient tombs, treacherous jungles, snowy mountain ranges, and much more.
The first good Tomb Raider in nearly a decadeGmen | Aug. 25, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
After the increasingly abysmal releases that came out of Core Design from the late 1990’s to the mid 2000’s (mostly everything after Tomb Raider II or maybe III), eventually culminating in Angel Of Darkness, the franchise was eventually handed over to Crystal Dynamics. They had a lot to make up for, having been handed a franchise that was nigh on ruin.
And they did it. Legend brings back most of what made the original TR games so successful, with a host of new additions. Some more seasoned TR fans might cringe at having to pull out a pair of binoculars to see flashing areas where they are meant to go and what to do, which does seem like hand holding, but you’ll be glad to know that it is an optional feature. That and the horror that is quick time events also rears its ugly head in the game too.
But on the plus side, the controls are much better, and the same can be said about the camera, with Crystal Dynamics opting to have the camera in true third person mode – always behind Lara. Overall the graphics are rather good even years later. The combat is also better here, with an auto aim feature of sorts.
The game takes cues from the Tomb Raider films made in the 2000s, and features a crew of people who assist Lara with helpful tips every now and again
Overall, a good effort and lovely start to the second generation of Tomb Raider games.
Tomb raiding and puzzle solvingJokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
Legend is the first Tomb Raider title to be developed by Crystal Dynamics after the series stagnated at the hands of the series creator Core Design. Most of the Tomb Raider mechanics are all here, just freshened up a bit compared to previous iterations. There's no slowly pivoting tank controls to contend with and there is a more cohesive feel to level traversal overall compared to prior games.
You'll still run into annoying camera shenanigans at times when you're trying to line up a jump or tell Lara which direction to jump in while hanging off a ledge. Combat is limited to fighting generic soldiers and mercenaries as well as the occasional animal while supernatural elements are confined to cutscenes, quick time events and boss battles.
All in all it's a pretty enjoyable game, a few caveats aside, if you're looking for some adventure, light action and puzzle solving.
Just what the series neededtaigatsu | Feb. 15, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
After several increasingly disappointing sequels, Tomb Raider : Legend managed to re-invigorate the franchise and set the standard for all of the Tomb Raider games to follow. It's exceptional in its execution of smart, intuitive environmental and platforming puzzles. The controls of tight and responsive, and movement is a joy as Lara bounds fluidly throughout the levels. Some of the puzzles can be quite challenging, but offer a lot of satisfaction when the solution finally presents its self. There are a few times when the rest of the game is gated behind less than stellar combat or driving sequences, but thankfully, those aren't very frequent.
Later additions to the series may outperform it, but Legend is still a great game, and proved that Tomb Raider could continue to be relevant so long after its original debut.
Fun platformer, just don't go expecting old school tomb raiderficha13 | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all ficha13's reviews »
Legend is a really fun game, and a fun modern platformer. Gone are the characteristic wonky controls(that i love) and here we have really fluid controls and gameplay that really reminds me of the prince of persia trilogy, which is a good thing. Also, added is the grapple hook that helps you move objects out of the way and, of course, get across chasm's. Puzzles are back and are really fun to do. It's kind of linear compared to old games, but I honestly don't have problem and I'm kind of sick of open world games that have become really boring and monotone.
The graphics still look really nice today, and compliment the game perfectly. Levels look really pleasing to the eye, and you explore a variety of locations, going from jungles and caves to abandoned buildings and soaring skyscrapers.
Music is also very fitting, it can go from calm and peaceful to epic, depending if you're in combat or just climbing and it just clicks with the atmosphere of the game.
It's not a long game, takes around 6,7 hours to finish, but is fun and really worth buying when it's on sale.
Very good revivalrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Tomb raider legend is better than the older Tomb Raider games, everything about this game shines above the rest. Firstly the graphics have been greatly improved and Lara Croft looks even more human than before and the tombs truly are amazing to look at. The core game play has been built on and it is much better than in previous games and this helped by a much improved control system which makes traversing the varied puzzling tombs a joy. The combat is equally as good and feels punchy and responsive. Overall if you enjoyed the previous Tomb Raider games you should pick this one up and even if you have not experienced any other ones this is a good place to start!