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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.
kept him quietsusannah76 | June 17, 2013 | See all susannah76's reviews »
When it came about that yet another Tomb Raider was coming out i must admit i was a little excited.I have spent many an hour playing the older games and as a 3rd person action game it didnt dissapoint. The game play flows and the scenery is kind of beautiful.With all the collectables and the ability to go back and collect after game is completed is something i enjoy. i look forward the more from Crystal Dynamics.
Tomb Raider Deliver Adventure and Storyravestar | June 17, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »
This is my first Tomb Raider game, after reading alot of positive reviews about it. I'm glad to say this game deserve two thumbs up. The graphics are outstanding and beautiful throughout the story. The story is great and well planned. I had fun navigating the challenges and levels and there were many cool moments where I surivied seemingly against the odds situations.Playing the character of Lara, she is a likeable character with alot of emotional moments in the game.
The two thing I don't like is that the game difficulty is abit easy and the multiplayer mode feels lame amd rushed. Overall, if you like action adventure game, Tomb Raider is defintley worth checking out.
Down and DirtyEat_Pushy | June 15, 2013 | See all Eat_Pushy's reviews »
First and foremost I've played every single TR game so this review is bias. Besides getting a great deal here like always, which is accounted for all my reviews. This is by far the best TR yet to date! Graphics 10/10, playability another 2 thumbs up, sounds stellar (Astro a50) in 7.1 surround sound and finish it all up with your fine selection of upgradeable weapons and abilities nestled around your camp fire minus the smores! Truly one hell of a ride from start to finish due to the in depth story line and its cast of castaways, with of course a dash of geography and history. Keeping true to the predecessors in this long line of games there are tombs and fun ways to see your self perish amongst the more FPS style this game has become, so it has not lost its classic background. I don't care for the multiplayer aspect of the game, it feels like a last minute thing toss in to compete with other titles. Not to end this with a sour note I will say that my favorite thing in the entire game is the bow and its amazing evolution that combines stealth, one shot one kill, several types of ammo and its use to shoot zip lines! By far best and most useful weapon and to me is the main character in the game although Lara is a fox, but the bow doest talk back to me so I'am in luv <3 <3 <3
Great 3rd person action adventure.SirSlapsalot | June 13, 2013 | See all SirSlapsalot's reviews »
I had a great deal of fun playing through this game. While it is somewhat of a departure from it's predecessors, it offers up a fantastic story with fun game play. While the quick time events can get tiresome, even those are varied enough to keep the player engaged. Definitely consider picking this up if you are a fan of games similar to Uncharted, as this pretty much is that with a female lead.
A Worthy RebootBlazingGlory53 | June 13, 2013 | See all BlazingGlory53's reviews »
I had never played a Tomb Raider game in my 20 years of life, being raised as the kind of guy that appreciates females for their personality, not for their bust size. When I heard about Tomb Raider adding more humanity to the game, I honestly was a little skeptical. Then I stumbled across it for $16.99 in a deal (since expired), and I decided to take the plunge. I'm glad I did. It's a great self-sufficient game, and really made me feel like I was in the middle of the action. The graphics are mindblowing, especially running on a midrange PC, I was able to almost max it out on 1080p. I didn't use the TressFX, and I don't remember what else I did, but I got it running a slightly tweaked Ultra at 35 FPS.
The action in this is pretty darn epic, just with a ton of crazy how-did-she-survive-that moments. I had a friend come over, and he watched he play and he was gaping-mouth half of the time. I had to keep focused or else I would have done the same.
When Crystal Dynamics said they brought humanity into Tomb Raider, they meant it. No longer is Tomb Raider the cold-blooded sex toy of gamers dreams, she is a genuine human, with emotions, pain, memories, and most of all, companions. I won't spoil anything, but you see her go through a lot of turmoil through this game, and you truly feel for her as she goes through this journey.
Speaking of journey, the story is actually intruiging. It has a sense of supernaturalism, while still being fairly grounded in reality. You will find no dinosaurs in this game, but you will find savage humans, trapped on an island just trying to survive. The story does jump the shark a little bit in a way you may or may not expect, but it's a satisfying story. Also there is a replayability factor, where you can explore, and actually find treasures relevant to the storyline, and helps flesh out this strange environment you are in. I am going to go back and try to find a lot of the different treasures, and raid some more tombs.
This game was incredible, like a mashup of everything good about Assassins Creed 3 and Uncharted 3. I definitely enjoyed this game, and would recommend it to almost anyone (some violence may be offputting to some, but I felt it was never truly over the top for the setting)