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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 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.
Just greatSNAPLOAD111 | Aug. 17, 2014 | See all SNAPLOAD111's reviews »
The ''Tomb Raider'' series always had an amazing story-line. This game has an amazing story too. I always loved the character of Lara Croft, and it was fun too see how her game model changed because of new graphics and technology, and in this game the model is fantastic and the graphics are great too. Really, the only thing I don't like in that game is the multiplayer. But I always just wanted the main single player in tomb raider, so I still had a lot of fun. The sounds in the game are just great and the voice acting is amazing in my opinion. The gameplay is great and not that complicated. Tomb Raider was always great, and this game is great too. Overall this game is not a downfall of the series in my opinion, but it's not the best game in the series. I give this game a rating of : 85 It's great, but not perfect.
LARA is BACKAlinasser | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all Alinasser's reviews »
Tomb raider's Lara is back and she's better than ever, the series reboot is something all people should try and it's highly recommended as a modern action game.
Story: You will feel LARA "not physically ofc, ehm" but emotionally, you will feel like you are there with her during her journey and you will want to know how her story uncovers 9\10
Graphics: Great graphical reboot, The island feels real and with the definitive edition, things can not get better specially Lara's "Hair" 8.5\10
Sounds: helps a lot with the atmosphere and the feeling of constant danger in the game even when the music doesn't stand out. 7\10
Gameplay: It's great. It's new ,and it's easier "for the hardcore fans." the climbing, jumping, shooting ,even the QTEs,, all was great "best part of the game"
Replayability: once you are done with the story there is no reason to play again and the multiplayer mode is bland and mostly dead by now.
overall, great gameplay and story driven action game that everybody should try.