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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 good starter for hesitant newbies.Penultimately97 | May 17, 2015 | See all Penultimately97's reviews »
I've been wanting to get into the Tomb Raider series for quite some time now, but only now, after playing this reboot/origin do I feel confident enough to dive into the older games. This is something that Sqenix seems to do pretty well. As gameplay goes, I can't say that TR blew me away. I found that the only thing that challenged me was catching the damn QTE prompts before it was too late and I had to watch it again. This wasn't enough of a problem that I didn't have a ton of fun exploring the island and seeing Lara get the shyte kicked out of her. All in all, I'd recommend it, and I might even play it again.
Good Explorer gamehtanmsa | May 15, 2015 | See all htanmsa's reviews »
This is good explorer game.If you want to improve your mind and can think in vivid way then this game is good to go.There are lot of puzzles to solve and you wont reach to goal soon unless you think differently.It has almost all features and similar gameplay an adventure should have when going to unknown place.
A graphically stunning, interactive cutscene manslaughtersmilzoboboz | March 7, 2015 | See all smilzoboboz's reviews »
A game which plays itself. I'm a huge fan of games where the player has full control of the gameplay, possibly over the story too and this game (mostly interactive animation) is the exact opposite. Story is a complete joke: you're stranded with your archaeological team on a supposedly desert island which turns out being filled with rogue assassins which you'll have to kill one by one... originality and deepness are completely lacking on this compartment. Not to mention character developing or insight: is Lara Croft a screaming and crying helpless girl or a cold-blood killer who one-man (woman) slaughters the population of an entire island? She cannot be both, just saying. Not to mention that after a few hours I really got tired of Lara's continous panting, gulping and crying, you don't do that if you're in danger, you don't make any noise, think rationally and survive (or, well, you can also cry and scream, get caught and die) Gameplay is what disappointed me the most. Most of gameplay time (I'm not kidding, it's like a bit over 50%) you don't actually play. Instead you're offered cutscenes ending up in QUICK-TIME EVENTS and death... let me explain, when I see a cinematic/cutscene starting, I usually let my hands rest a bit, sit back and enjoy. Having QTEs on everything took back even that little enjoyment and relax I could get from watching graphically stunning cutscenes. Also just to add more, I didn't like how character turning animation/response worked, mice are not analogic levers. Now, on the technical compartment, graphic is stunning and music and effects are really good too. Same goes for photography, camera on cutscenes is always where it should be to get the best visual effect. Also, graphic is extremely well optimized so you actually need average-to-low specs to achieve stunning graphical results. So, if you like graphically stunning interactive cutscene manslaughter and you don't care what your character name is, you may like this game. Don't even think of buying it if you ever played one of the first tomb raiders, this will ruin your past experience even if it was a bad one.
The way Tomb Raider should bekingmanp | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all kingmanp's reviews »
I can't help but think these type of games improved significantly right after Naughty Dog released their Uncharted games. Yes, I am a big fan of Uncharted, and yes, I'm now a big fan of Tomb Raider. I hope the next few ones will follow the same concept and gameplay mechanics. The story of Lara's first steps as an explorer is very dramatic and interesting. The mechanics are quite fluid and the graphics are top notch. I do agree this is the best Tomb Raider game yet (played Legend and Underworld). I want Square Enix to just remake the entire lore of Tomb Raider with this as a baseline. Highly recommended. It's one of those games that I enjoy so much I actually repeated the game to complete all the in-game challenges.
Best Tomb Raider Yetmikenotcaptain | Dec. 3, 2014 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »
I've been a fan of Lara Croft games for a long time now and this game really surprised me with how good one could be. Tomb Raider games have always been hit or miss for me, but this one has now set the standard of excellence for this series. This game has amazing graphics, solid gameplay, and great voice acting. In my opinion the best games out there don't feel like they are games. They feel more like movies, and this is one of those games that forces amazing camera angles and gives that cinematic feel. Amazing game and I would recommend it to anyone.