Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilderness that transforms men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers.Read full description
Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilderness that transforms men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers. Lara must overcome increasingly dangerous waves of these infected adversaries while scavenging their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly, in kill or be killed survival-combat. Fight for your life against new enemies and complete new challenges, while discovering a way to stop or perhaps even reverse this impending catastrophe. Includes the Ushanka outfit, which reduces Lara’s damage from melee attacks, the devastating Voidhammer shotgun, and the Cold Darkness Awakened Card Pack which includes over 15 new Expedition Cards.
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The zombies are so agressive that you really fear them, they're just plain brutal. The setting was so interesting that I gave a leap of faith for that alone, and they put some chatter between characters to set the mood (along with a well managed atmosphere). But this DLC does not work along the campaign, it's just some kind of mini-game extra you select in the retry screen. The thing is in working order, but it could have been so much more and better designed. If you missed the horror parts of the first game starting hours, there could be something for you here, or if you like stealth too.
Cold Darkness Awakened DLC is more like a Horde Mode for the game and to be honest I didn't know what was Crystal Dynamics guys thinking when they decided to make this! There's enough zombie games out there which if you really want to enjoy killing hordes of zombies, you simply can try them but Lara vs Zombies was not a good idea at all! At least if they could add a decent story to it maybe it could be more tolerable, but after some minutes of playing this mode you will get disappointed and the gameplay will be repetitive so soon. If you like horde modes and other survival modes of the game you probably like it!
If you ignore the price, it's a well made DLC. It takes about 20 minutes to finish. Repeatable but you will probably play it 2 or 3 times max just for the achievements, weapons and outfits. There is no point playing it multiple times for the score because the leaderboard is hacked. There are people with a billion kills.
Zombies reach everything, and Tomb Raider is not an exception. Well, this DLC would have worked the same way if it just featured the standard enemies from the original base game, but it is ok. This DLC is just a game mode where you have to score points to get higher than your friends in the leaderboards. It is more fun than all that, since it is actually a little campaign where you have to sneak into a facility to deactivate some power stations. Have you played Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes? Well, this DLC features those awesome game mechanics since you will have to deactivate the stations in different ways, depending on what you have in front of you. That's actually the only good thing about this DLC, but it is a good feature. Worth it? Well, I guess so even though it is too short, but try to get it on sale.
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch was an excellent piece of DLC that only had a few shortcomings, one of which was its length. Cold Darkness Awakened sadly does not improve this and in fact is a disappointment compared to Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch. Cold Darkness Awakened takes place in a small closed off area that is filled with what can only be described as rage virus zombies with bad eyesight. The focus of the game is stealth, meaning that if you suck at the bow you will have a lot of difficulty with this DLC. There is no story to speak of in this DLC and the horror atmosphere that Baba Yaga created is gone. It is replaced by a tense atmosphere, but tense is not the same as scary. After playing the rest of the game and the Baba Yaga DLC, Cold Darkness Awakened is a disappointment. If you buy this DLC, play it before Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch, because Cold Darkness Awakened simply does not compare.
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