Alone and in the wild, Lara must scrounge, scavenge, craft and survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies, both man and beast, by night. This is her ultimate woman-versus-wild test to push the limits of how long she can survive on her own in sprawling, unforgiving landscapes. Fire takes fuel, cold kills the unprepared, food restores health, but everything must be caught, collected, or crafted. You start with nothing and must find everything. Challenge friends to your longest survival run and battle to the top of the leaderboards for the title of Ultimate Survivor.
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The whole idea is good, but I didn't get along with it. The main problem is that hunting is probably the least attractive thing to do in Rise of the Tomb Raider, and this DLC is a lot about hunting and surviving in the wilderness. Not bad, but there are just not enough game mechanics to make a single mode about hunting worth it. If you missed some survivial elements that you thought would be in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, this new game mode may give you what you were looking for. For me, not good enough.
Rise of the Tomb Raider Endurance Mode adds a new mode to the game that has you attempting to gather and extract artifact by helicopter while surviving not only the usual enemies and wildlife but by fighting off cold and hunger. This mode makes the hunting and foraging have a real purpose as you will need to keep warm, hunt animals for food, and collect supplies to even call in the helicopter. There is no fast travel function, there isn't even a map, requiring you to learn and remember the lay of the land while trying to create safe areas to return to instead of overextending yourself. This mode also allows you to use the cards that you can unlock by playing the game to tailor the experience to your liking. There is the odd mechanic of Lara not being able to create a fire unless they are in specified campsites and dying to the cold because you couldn't find a set place can be annoying but other than that this is a great addition to the game and plays in a way that a lot of people would likely have preferred the main game to play and it is being sold for a decent price.
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