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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.
A return to form for Ms. Croft.JURGMANDR | July 26, 2014 | See all JURGMANDR's reviews »
Tomb Raider is great. Here's a quick rundown of all the things that make it great in my opinion: 1. Camilla Luddington feels appropriately vulnerable in parts of the story and bad-ass in others, and was a great casting choice. The acting in general, is great (though there's only 3 guys doing the voices for basic enemies, which is nowhere near enough). 2. The bow and the ice axe feel appropriately weighty and all the weapons deliver satisfying kills/executions. 3. Controls are absolutely fantastic (very responsive). The cover system is simple and very effective overall (no button presses necessary, just get close to it). 4. If you've got a high level graphics card you'll be in love with the visuals. 5. The level design is fantastic, there are multiple ways around (at least in the bigger areas) and plenty of secrets to be found. 6. I really loved the UI, which was simple and effective (not quite Dead Space level UI but still great)
Cons: 1.The tombs are fun but there aren't enough of them, and they're all quite easy 2. Game will force you to fight certain enemies for setpiece moments (like Uncharted), instead of being given the option to sneak around (this is relatively rare though) 3. the survival instinct button is basically like detective vision in arkham asylum and not necessary imo.
Single Player is the only reason to play this, although multiplayer is fun if you can actually find people to play with.
The Wolf killer.hateah | July 24, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »
This game is a truly Gem. Lara is the main actress again. You start by your ship crushing in the middle of the sea. Then you go on an island and there is where the real action starts. The mechanics are amazing, there are skills to level up, different weapons you can use, your bigger enemies are the "pirates" who invaded the island, and the wolves which i find for scary. I can say that if you play the game in 00:00 AM you'll be scared, cause of the atmosphere there.. You got that feeling which doesn't let you stop playing to go on the next quest to see what you have to do and etc. The bow aiming is amazingly smooth, the pistol aim is even better than some other games and tomb raider is not mostly shooting, cause you can choose to sneak around the enemies or kill them with an instant headshot. I like killing them with the bow in the head :D You can make silent kills, the graphics are just amazing so detailed, the water, the forest,the wolves and the humans. You use campfires as saves and levelling up your skills. They gave so much afford into doing this game i can imagine how hard it was to do such a perfect game, it's not a GOTY for no reason ;) the journals are being read by a voice, instead of u reading it by yourself which makes it even more entertainment, you can climb up rocks and jumping around. You are on your path to save your friends and go out of this cursed island full with wolves.Also there is requirement to use your brain, because it does kinda need a logic, not only bam bam and hide ;)
Amazing graphicsphilip08533 | July 23, 2014 | See all philip08533's reviews »
This game has amazing graphics. Other than that i found it to be boring and it seemed like it stole a lot from Far Cry 3. The story is dull and uninteresting. The game-play, although good, can irritate you. It takes her too long to climb a simple ledge. Besides the graphics, this game is bad, and is corny to no end.
Good story, but not our classic Lara CroftThreshNautBlitz | July 16, 2014 | See all ThreshNautBlitz's reviews »
Tomb Raider is a good story with an annoying protagonist. The game is overhyped for having a female protagonist and needs to be looked at in closer detail just like any other game. The Lara Croft in this reboot does not possess the same personality as the original Tomb Raider protagonist. And while some may claim the new Lara is going to have differences than the classic Lara because it's an origin story, it still does not make up for the huge gap in the mindsets of each version. Overall the story is decent and worth a shot. The gameplay is cheap and throws immeasurable key mashes, quick time events, and jump scares at you. The only thing that kept me going on this game was the beautiful graphics, decent story overall, and the exploration side of the game. If this goes on sale, give it a try.
Soo REALISTIC!EtaYorius | July 16, 2014 | See all EtaYorius's reviews »
This is an extremely well done Reboot, never really liked the "old" Tomb Raider, but after playing this game i became a fan of Tomb Raider franchise.
- Beautiful Graphics
- Superb Landscapes
- TressFX (It`s awesome for me)
- Great Story
- Wonderful Animations
- Great Controls
- Awesome Combat Mechanics
- Brutal Death Cinematics
- Good Weapon Upgrades
- Fun Multiplayer
- Kinda Repetitive combat
- Tombs too short
- Game kinda Easy
My final score for this game is 85 out of 100, a frigging MUST HAVE!