Tomb Raider: Underworld
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"A visually stunning, epic adventure that continues Crystal Dynamics' excellent run. We reckon it's the best completely original Tomb Raider (Anniversary was, of course, a remake) we've had in years," - videogamer.com
"Tomb Raider: Underword manages to impress on so many levels." - gameplanet.co.nz
Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.
Master your surroundings:
Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore.
Explore epic and unknown worlds:
Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more.
Treacherous and unpredictable challenges:
Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved.
New range of combat options:
Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other.
New state-of-the-art gear: Utilize the latest technology in Lara's upgraded inventory to navigate the world including:
Active Sonar map: A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations.
Multi-purpose grapple: A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, rappelling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment.
All-terrain hybrid motorbike: A unique vehicle design built to drive on everything from mud to snow and ice.
As good as it getsrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This is the pinnacle of the Tomb Raider franchise and it shows. The graphics are stunning, the controls are cleverly implemented and this is helped by stellar game play and the story really shines. Also the various puzzles you will encounter throughout the games are fun and involving and span across a very long campaign where, in true tomb raider style, you will visit many locations across the globe and explore the varied locations. The sense of adventure is still there and it runs through the entire game, I was not bored at all when playing through the game and I never felt like I was doing boring tasks. All in all Tomb Raider Underworld is the best Tomb Raider game ever made! Go get this game!
Breathtaking, good old LaraAvesomeofthat13 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »
After purchasing the newest Tomb Raider game, I often like to reminisce and come back to a classic - this game. This is the most modern in the original Lara Croft series and so has a nice era and feel to it, especially when you want to take a break from Lara's roots in the newest game. The movement and jumping animations are truly astounding and the story itself is great - very "Nordic" themed, which suits Lara well! If this had multi-player, then it would be absolutely amazing.
Breath of fresh airOblaque | July 29, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Tomb Raider is none the less without a doubt the greatest female video game franchise in the history of gaming. This one just blew me away. From amazing graphics to the beautifully rendered sound effects/music score, I just can't get enough of it and at $8.99, this game is well worth it and more.
Best Tomb Raider game of the original releasespycid | July 28, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
From the word get go, this game gives you a certain adrenaline rush which cannot be described. This game expands the horizons both in terms of puzzle and gameplay. It's not open-world, still it's amazing. Must buy for all Action-Adventure and Tomb Raider fans.
Lara Croft Ages WellDanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
I really like what was said about EA games and taking a lesson from them, as well as other companies whom seem to be "short changing" their consumers. The cameras still need work after all these years. The major thing I enjoyed about this game is the storyline. Perhaps it is because I have studied cultural anthropology and the correlations drawn are indeed interesting for mythology buffs. In continuing the story of the Tomb Raider series, it serves this end well though, I haven't quite finished it. The graphics are pretty good and the fact that your not just jumping around ledges is nice also. It does fall short in terms of difficulty with climbing and sometimes you will die even though you don't fall far. The puzzles are not terribly challenging on the Tomb Raider mode, though I'm not sure about the other difficulty setting. It's worth a play through at least once or twice and easily fits well with the series. As for a comparison with Anniversary or Legend, in some ways (graphically, more combat, story progression) it excels but it's plagued with the same problems we have seen in other titles in the series. I really hope that the new Tomb Raider in 2012 will solve the problems with the camera and prove to be a better game overall. It's a move in the right direction, it just needs a little push. Hopefully when the new game is released in 2012, they will not have ignored the players. I think that could be a fatal mistake for the whole series, given it's age.