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.Read full description
"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.
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Tomb Raider is an excellent reboot of the long going series starring Lara Croft, probably the most well-known female game character. This time we again get to know Lara past but unlike older games, this one is pure gold as the developers put so much love and effort into creating this game it's simply amazing. It's a fresh take on long-running series. Try it.
I was pretty excited to play this game, but as I got into Tomb Raider, I found myself woefully disappointed. The first couple of hours are certainly promising as you are thrust into a survival scenario where you have to use your bow, wits, and what little supplies you can scavenge to make it. However, I would suggest not playing past the two hour mark as Tomb Raider devolves into a generic, third-person, action game, with child like puzzles that take way too long to get to, and a cast of main and supporting characters that are as bare bones as possible, and only serve as cheap emotional heart string pullers (even though most of them barely even get a few lines). If I were to suggest a game series that actually got started by copying the format of Tomb Raider games, I would suggest the Uncharted series. The first three games were released before Tomb Raider (2013) and they all do the formula better, throwing out the survival aspect for a fun and engaging story, with interesting puzzles and lovable characters.
This game is not only a perfect reboot, it's also excellent game on its own. There are not that many reboots without repeating the same old, done to death story of the first game/movie, here it's none of that, thankfully, and story here is really, really engaging. Graphics are amazing, sound and voice-acting is awesome, only bad things are some of the writing, like Lara feeling bad for the deer and while later slaughtering everything without remorse - it makes a great moment insignificant. Other than that, there are really great action set pieces, nice mix of stealth and shooting gameplay, it's a game that you can really feel the passion designers put into it. It's just a great fun. Just don't expect anything amazing from multiplayer, it's the weakest point of this game. Single player it's where it's at and it's one of the most engaging stories told in video games.
Honestly, after watching the trailer I was not very convinced about this game, but my opinion changed radically when I played this great game. We land on a Japanese island after the breakdown of our ship, and our goal is to survive on this dark, mysterious island and find friends. Unlike the older parts of Tomb Raider, we have here a bigger world that we can explore and new mechanics. There were also traces of tombs in which puzzles await us. The game has very nice graphics driven by Crystal Engine, and the soundtrack is very high level. This is definitely one of the best Tomb Raider I've ever played.
This is the reborn, the first story of our favourite adventurous girl in the world. The game has a lot of good and bad aspects, let's review them: Graphics: one of the most visible changes for all the players; a visible GREAT and well-done change with a beautiful environment, great lighting and character models. We cannot forget the TressFX mode which allows you to make Lara's hair more realistic and beautiful. Gameplay: you can jump, run, tumbling, ... everywhere, this allows you to explore the area.
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