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"After three hours playing the game, it's clear that no expense has been spared on this reinvention of the action-adventure series and its iconic heroine Lara Croft. No trend has been left unfollowed, either. Tomb Raider is an exhaustively complete collection of fashions in contemporary blockbuster game-making." - Eurogamer.com
"_Tomb Raider appears on track to deliver a great cinematic action experience. _" - Gameplanet.co.nz
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Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened 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. Download the Turning Point trailer to see the beginning of Lara’s epic adventure.
Smart / Resourceful Lara:
Lara must use her brawn and her brains to overcome an impossible situation. The player must guide Lara through physics puzzles, challenging environments, and a high-octane story to overcome a harrowing situation and make it off of the island alive.
Tomb Raider is pushing the action genre forward with visceral third-person combat and a deep weapon and gear upgrade system that Lara will have to strategically employ to overcome increasingly difficult enemies and environments. If you like the Uncharted or Batman Arkham franchises, Tomb Raider’s offering will compare favorably to these high quality experiences, but with a unique Survival Action twist.
It wouldn’t be Tomb Raider without certain signature elements. In addition to platforming, Lara will have to explore large areas to earn experience points that will upgrade her weapons and gear. One of the key elements of dynamic traversal is the gear gating gameplay loop: over the course of the game, Lara will continually improve her gear and will be able to reach previously inaccessible locations that will allow her to upgrade her gear and weapons even further.
Lara is back!Demadizz | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »
Fantastic reboot to the franchise and series. I look forward to playing the next one in line. The visuals were stunning the game play was tight and fluid. Tons of actions and lots of destruction all around. Lara seems to be accident prone with disaster and mayhem in every aspect. Solid game all around with tons of collectibles and side activities. It's all you could ask for in an action adventure game. 8/10
One hell of an adventureFrezco | Oct. 2, 2014 | See all Frezco's reviews »
This game was gripping at every turn and offered a great deal of replay ability, the pacing of the game is very balanced. You are not overwhelmed by enemies in the beginning and bashing your way through enemies by the end. The online multiplayer is a bit lacking but honestly this is a story game, not a multi-player wonder. Ok enough about the game play for now lets talk about the visual.
This game has some of the best graphic you will find in an adventure game. And the treseffect mode makes it even better. Its very rare that you encounter any visual clipping everything has been to look seamless. This is one you will enjoy in high def and with your settings at max, anything less would be a disgrace to the game.
Purchase with confidence and enjoy.
A Realistic Turn For The SeriesAzrael360 | Sept. 26, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
This new reboot in the series puts an innocent and naive Lara in some dramatic and brutal situations where she struggles to survive. There's no more the sexy and beautiful Lara that does the impossible and without a scratch, this Lara suffers, has pain and limitations, and cries. To me, this realistic turn made me connect more with her than before, you really witness her giving the best she can to survive.
What I like from the game: • Great story. • Excellent voice acting. • The level maps are big, sometimes you won't know where to go or see (without using the Survival Instincts, a "power" where you can see where to go or highlights items). • Rich and fully detailed enviroments. • Intrincated levels (Shanty Town, for example). • A good amount of exploration. Players who like to explore and take their time will be at home here. • Graphically and the sound effects and music are great.
What I don't like from the game: • No manual save. The game autosaves every time you pick an item or go to a campfire. It also does a second save when you stop playing and go to the main menu. This is usually the save you will be loading the most, because is the last save created, but from time to time you will have to backtrack to where you were before. • Shaky Camera + Head Bobbing, extremely. Usually I don't suffer with this, but in this game the amount of those "realistic" effects goes beyond my limit and made me suffer with motion sickness after an hour many times. I wish the developers could have added an option to disable them, but they never did. It's like an invisible cameraman follows Lara everywhere, and when there's a lot of action going on it gets worse. • The multiplayer: I think it was pointless and a bad idea to add that in a game like this, but the developers did it anyway. And it seems many thought like me because the multiplayer was dead almost since the launch day (BTW, don't buy DLC items for this game because they're useless and you will never use them). • Adaptive movements: There's no manual running nor ducking, Lara will do what she wants. If you go behind some rocks or wall she may hide behind those but you can't do that for her, or run when you want. She will decide when to do it. You can only guide her and do the rest.
There's also a good amount of QTEs (which can annoy many players) and also the ways Lara can die are really gruesome. After all what she has to suffer in this game, and later what she does and becomes, you never see her as a female Indiana Jones, and instead, she gets closer to be a female Rambo. Still, a great game to recommend for players who enjoy adventure, explore and action equally.
Prepare for moansangrymouse | Sept. 17, 2014 | See all angrymouse's reviews »
Tomb Raider is an adventure game revolving around young Lara Croft who develops survival skills at every step.The story wasn't quite extraordinary,the other characters are poorly done and Roth was the only one who was useful. The enemies are not difficult and they range from wolves to scavengers but the combat does gets repetitive and boring.If you hate seagulls,boars,deer and crabs,feel free to kill them and get rewarded. The game runs smoothly and the environment is astounding.You can explore the whole island after you finish the game although there will still be enemies.The actual raiding of tombs was optional and more like a side mission.Sometimes to exit a tomb you have to go all the way back to the entrance which I found it unnecessary and a waste of time since you find artefacts that are not relevant to the main story. Every time Lara jumped,climbed,dodged or ran into a bush,she moaned and it just got weird sometimes.Overall,a beautiful game where you have to hunt or be hunted.
One of the best games I have ever playedadryanor | Sept. 11, 2014 | See all adryanor's reviews »
I will keep it short. I’ve never been a fan of Tomb Raider games. Yes, I’ve played most of them, but Lara was pretty hard to control and there were too many puzzles for my taste. Boy I was happy when I tried this game. Lara handles smoothly, you can feel total control over her movement. There are puzzles, but they won’t make you frustrated because of their difficulty level. There is way more action than in previous games. Shooting is really satisfying. You really feel that you’re putting those arrows and bullets in enemies. There is upgrade system that encourages you to do some exploring to find materials that will make your equipment stronger. Sound is very climatic, graphics are AMAZING. For me it’s the best looking games I’ve ever played and I played almost every new game. I really recommend this game for everyone who loves action combined with adventure and a little of puzzle solving.