Tomb Raider V: Chronicles

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Uncover the secret history of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Chronicles.

Lara Croft is missing in Egypt - presumed dead. Those closest to her gather together at the Croft Estate on a grey, rainy day for a memorial service in her honour. Afterwards, the friends sit quietly together in the study of the Croft Mansion and reminisce about Lara's past exploits; exploits that have until now remained a secret..

Customer reviews

75

You eihter love it or hate it.

Furrek | April 4, 2016 | See all Furrek's reviews »

While I could praise every previous Tomb Raider games, there is something different when it comes to Chronicles. It's shorter, there are few shortter stories about Lara Croft. It's a good, or maybe bad thing, that we can learn something about Lara past? Well, it depened on players, that's why you either love it or just hate it. It doesn't have same great atmosphere of adventure, Mission Impossible like mission is kind of fun but at the same time - where are our tombs... ? For hardcore Lara Croft fans, it's a must play. If you are fan of game then you will like it too BUT if you expect something like previous games - I have a bad news for you. It's not like it's bad Tomb Raider game. It's just when it started to be something different than previous games. It's sure is at least worth to check out.

85

A not so needed sequel, but not without its place

lconanl | Jan. 3, 2016 | See all lconanl's reviews »

Tomb Raider Chronicles is the one game that wasn't really needed in the franchise. It offered next to no improvements compared to previous games, it was also shorter and has mostly less complex and expansive levels and the story and gameplay aren't nearly as polished as the should have been. That explains why it is one of the worst sold Tomb Raider games to date. Still, there are redeeming factors that come in Chronicles' defense. By collecting all the secrets (which is no easy task, if I may say), you unlock some bonus art for both this game and the next one, which is something that hasn't been done until then for the series. Also, while some of the levels are uninspired and it is certainly disappointing that the ammo and guns you collect in a chapter don't go over to the inventory for the next chapter, there are some sections that feel quite at home with the style of the series, and that can be considered remarkable - particularly, the Labyrinth level in the Irland section, the submarine levels in the Syberia section and the entirety of the Von Croy Headquarters section (which Lara infiltrates wearing a tight catsuit and sunglasses - in a very Metal Gear solid-esque sequence of events). All in all, while the game may not be as good as other titles in the series, you should buy it if you want the complete Tomb Raider experience.

85

Somewhat filler, but still interesting

lconanl | Dec. 31, 2015 | See all lconanl's reviews »

Tomb Raider Chronicles is the one game that wasn't really needed in the franchise. It offered next to no improvements compared to previous games, it was also shorter and has mostly less complex and expansive levels and the story and gameplay aren't nearly as polished as the should have been. That explains why it is one of the worst sold Tomb Raider games to date. Still, there are redeeming factors that come in Chronicles' defense. By collecting all the secrets (which is no easy task, if I may say), you unlock some bonus art for both this game and the next one, which is something that hasn't been done until then for the series. Also, while some of the levels are uninspired and it is certainly dissapointing that the ammo and guns you collect in a chapter don't go over to the inventory for the next chapter, there are some sections that feel quite at home with the style of the series, and that can be considered remarkable - particularly, the Labyrinth level in the Irland section, the submarine levels in the Syberia section and the entirety of the Von Croy Headquarters section (which Lara infiltrates wearing a tight catsuit and sunglasses - in a very Metal Gear solid-esque sequence of events). All in all, while the game may not be as good as other titles in the series, you should buy it if you want the complete Tomb Raider experience.

85

Perhaps it's time to move on?

lconanl | Dec. 29, 2015 | See all lconanl's reviews »

Tomb Raider Chronicles is somewhat the odd sheep of the franchise. It basically consists of a collection of Lara's past, unseen adventures, recollected through to the memories of her friends, gathered to mourn her untimely death (spoiler! ... well, not really, you'll see). The game is shorter than previous titles, and is segmented in 4 parts which is something completely new to the series. Aside from this fact, the abilty to rope-walk and the few new weapons added, there are no improvements in any departament compared to the older games, which certainly didn't make this game as attractive as it should have been. That explains why it is one of the worst sold Tomb Raider games to date. Still, there are redeeming factors that come in Chronicles' defense. By collecting all the secrets (which is no easy task, if I may say), you unlock some bonus art for both this game and the next one, which is something that hasn't been done until then for the series. Also, while some of the levels are uninspired and it is certainlhy dissapointing that the ammo and guns you collect in a chapter don't go over to the inventory for the next chapter, there are some sections that feel quite at homr with the style of the series, and that can be considered remarkable - particularly, the Labyrinth level in the Irland section, the submarine levels in the Syberia section and the entirety of the Von Croy Headquarters section (which Lara infiltrates wearing a tight catsuit and sunglasses - in a very Metal Gear solid-esque sequence of events). All in all, while the game may not be as good as other titles in the series, you should buy it if you want the complete Tomb Raider experience.

59

It's okay

Speed4Runs | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »

Yeah, it's just okay, and it's NOT good for a Tomb Raider game. This, somehow, became a "sold-out" game. Every feeling that was present on other Tomb Raider games doesn't exist here. Oh, and it's a short game. We went from about 20-35 long levels to 13 short ones. Actually, third, eighth, ninth, and tenth levels DID have the old Tomb Raider feelings, but the rest is easy and without many traps. Graphics are very good, if we consider it a <2000 game, but it isn't, since we're on (or maybe almost) next gen era. Gameplay is still good and sounds too. Graphics + performance: 6.5 *Graphics: 6 - Not much innovation, if we compare it to The Last Revelation, and it deserves it only if we think about it as a "classic" Tomb Raider. *Performance: 7 - Same as The Last Revelation: very good on most PCs. Gameplay: 6 Basically, it's the same as The Last Revelation, with some additions. The major difference between these two games is that on TLR it was used in an amazing way, while here, it's just very easy. Plot: 5.75 Well, you can't tell many things about the story, since they're all "fragmented" memories from some Lara adventures. You can say that it's a nice plot because it follows the amazing one that comes before it. Sound: 6.5 Very good soundtracks and dubbing. Longevity: 4.75 Very disappointing. This is a very short game (although I wouldn't say that it's as short as Underworld). Final score: 59 Good/okay. I would recommend it only to those who like very much its adventure genre and don't care about its longevity.