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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.
Just Outstanding !!AsadAlrafidain | Nov. 10, 2014 | See all AsadAlrafidain's reviews »
Have you played previous games of Tomb Raider?...Regardless of your answer, this is defintely a game worth playing. Imagine the old Tomb Raider enhanced with a strong story and RPG elements, and transformed into an open world game...this game is beautiful in every term.
The puzzles - which are the core of Tomb Raider games - is satisfying and reasonable, and whenever you feel out of ideas, Lara would say something to indirectly suggest the solution, or you can use "Survival Instinct"; a new ability of Lara that marks important and useful objects of the environment.
Unlike previous Tomb Raider Games, This game implements a rich story, which takes you to the origins of Lara Croft, the protagonist of Tomb Raider. You get to see a new, never seen before side of Lara Croft, as you witness the realistic transformation of the delicate Lara to the more commonly known confident and strong Lara.
The new Tomb Raider also implements light RPG elements, which is suitable for such kind of puzzle games. You can Hunt animals, loot corpses, upgrade weapons and comple challenges.
The graphics are very beutiful and the environment is beautiful and feels alive.
From all tomb raider games, this one shines the most.
Probably the best linear game I have played in a decadeDoex | Nov. 5, 2014 | See all Doex's reviews »
Generally I play open world, or multiplayer games (Basically; Skyrim, CS:GO, Dota 2, AC) This game somehow makes it close to Half Life in enjoyment and engagement. Absolutely amazing - never had one issue with camera, or mechanics - runs smooth, looks great, Lara's hot, ties in with that sense of craziness, but that craziness turns out to be real. With a cult worshipping 'the sun queen' and making offerings etc but it turns (THIS IS NOT A SPOILER) out the sun queen did exist, and sometimes... things will happen - suggesting the supernatural. The story is engaging as hell and has the loveable feel of Lara Croft/Indian Jones (if you aren't familiar with Lara). Really well put together - the story, GRAPHICS, sound and music, characters that you genuinely care for, a satisfying feel to weapons/combat as well as good climbing and a few nice puzzles (basic, but at least a game is using puzzles again. Seems fairly rare to me.) Overall, I think it's a fantastic game. Well worth the buy YOU WILL ENJOY IT!
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.