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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The 2013 Tomb Raider is one of the best stories out there. Starting from the story right to the graphics, tomb raider is sure to blow your mind. Story wise, everything connects perfectly and there are a couple of plot twists here and then (which make it interesting). Also the graphic dynamics are superb, in one of the cut scenes you can feel the atmosphere around the game. There are a couple of down sides here and there but meh... nothing is perfect. Overall nice game, you should get it.
Tomb Raider is a reboot of an action-adventure video game franchise developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The game was released on 5 March 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and got an OS X Linux version in 2014 and 2016. The game, according to Crystal Dynamics, was in development since 2008. And, oh boy, it's hard to imagine how worth the waiting actually was. Set on a mysterious island (which is populated by mysterious inhabitants), the game sees Lara find herself in a cave after a shipwreck. In the beginning, sadly, all you can actually notice (beside pressing the keys on your keyboard 20 times in a few seconds for the sake of Lara's survival who is running away from chasers or falling rocks) is Lara's scream which can become annoying from time to time. The developers seem to make us want to know that she is a young scared girl who needs to get used to all this, but I am sure there are better ways to show that. Though, Camilla Luddington's voice performance overall is really good and is definitely worth a mention. The first hour or two are more-less sequences that help build the protagonist. Once you passed that, the game becomes a wonderful thing to play and will make you loose on the island many times. When you eventually move your head away from the monitor, you'll notice how time flies away really fast. Lara's character is built very carefully throughout the whole story which you can't, sadly, say about the supporting characters. They often feel pretty shallow and A lot of times you'll have the feel of being an actual movie where a lot of the stuff that happens (which will either help or hinder you) is happening just in the moment you'd expect it to happen. While I wasn't a very big fan of that, I can't deny the fact that it really helped me solve some of the puzzles at times. The first kill in the game is pretty dramatic and might have an emotional impact on some players. However, the transition from that over to a survivor who will happily kill enemies is almost instant and I didn't like that. Basically, you gotta get used to killing in an instant just like Lara herself. The combat in Tomb Raider games, if memory serves me right, had never been really beautiful. However, things really do change. Very often, you get the chance to feel like a hidden assassin and I can't explain how much I love that. The game approaches the combat in a very satisfying way. Cheers to Crystal Dynamics for that. All the weapons are the way they should be. The star of the whole game is definitely Lara's Bow. All the main battles are challenging and require mostly patience. The enemies will be more than happy to take you out of your shelter. The game's polished almost as much as it can be. The controls are pretty good - it's as simple as it goes. All the movement animations are very natural and as dangerous as you'd expect them to be. As you're building the skills, at the same time you get the chance to explore secret tombs that give you the feel of an actual explorer while at the same time not damaging the main story. A lot of the puzzles are easier when compared to those from previous games. This may disappoint some older fans. With Tomb Raider being a modern adventure game, quick time events are there. Luckily, they aren't around as often as many were feared they would be and they're not very hard after all. There's a particular one that really annoyed me. It's set in cave where you get attacked by a wolf and I eventually completed it after retrying it around 20 times and that was the most annoying part of the game. The whole presentation of this game looks and sounds just beautiful. The best experience will obviously have those guys with the strongest PCs and I would like to mention an option which enables more-less (for the period it was created in) realistic hair named TressFX which makes the end result even more beautiful. Some tricks with slow motion as well as motion blur combined with great voice performances help create a real movie experience. The sounds are top-notch and perfectly follow the game throughout all its gameplay and cutscenes. Some fans will not like the idea of the series getting a reboot after all these years, but this reboot, whether you like the idea or not, is really good and absolutely worth a try. Lara's transformation from a scared young girl to a survivor is a bit weird and kind of fast, but all the great aspects of this game (multiplayer excluded) make it hard to notice. This is an exciting and beautiful-looking game. The single-player is very well-written and there are a lot of secret tombs for you to find and explore if you'd like to take a break from shooting all the enemies. Overall, the game is filled with action most of the time and action fans like myself will love that. If you got some spare time and would like to try an action filled game, this is the right thing to go for.
Its a game that everything works as it should. Lara's character has awesome graphics and her voice is perfect. The tombs are great as the player has to think more than shoot his way through. The main story unlocks new weapons for Lara and there are many tutorials through the game on how to use those new weapons. The combat system is demanding and fun at the same time. However the map is small and there aren't many tombs to explore and as a consequence the 100% completion could be achieved in a short time under 30 hours. Yet this game totally worth's spending money to buy especially now that its price has dropped.
Best Tomb Raider game I played so far! Maybe even best third person action game I have played. It helps, if you have played previous Tomb Raider games, then you can see the involvement to this point, what the game has to offer now. If you have powerful enough PC, then you just stop a lot and look around at the beautiful scenery, it can also be sometimes horrifying sites. It's hard not to sympathize, what Lara have live through to just stay alive. There a lot to do and in this large island and it is also interesting to explore. What makes it extra fun is, that you can always go back to previous campsites and look for the missing artefacts. You are always looking for weapon parts to make your weapons stronger and gain experience points for completing your goals or fighting the enemies. There are also lot of clever puzzle parts in the game, mostly in tombs, what has been always been part of the Tomb Raider games. I highly recommend this game to anyone who have played previous Tomb Raider games or who likes to play third person puzzle action games.
Tomb Raider is a masterclass about how to revive a franchise. We would all agree that before that Tomb Raider was far from what it was, talking about game itself but specially sales. This reboot changed everything and got Lara Croft back again. This more humanized Lara Croft doesn't jump like crazy shooting and avoiding bullets as if you were Neo from Matrix, this Lara Croft is strong but vulnerable, and you'll fear for her life even thought she is so iconic it is impossible that something like that could happen. Tomb Raider looks like something totally new and fresh, but if you take the time to think about it you will realize it is not that different from the previous Lara Croft titles. This reboot goes for a "limited" open world experience as there is not much backtracking and free playing. More like huge levels where you can find different objects such as collectibles and stuff to do. Shooting mechanics are awesome, like really awesome. Tomb Raider works fine as a mixture of platform and third person shooter genres. Not only the mechanic itself but the whole experience of those fights is brilliant. I was shocked about how good the sound of the fireshots from the guns are. Those sounds are unique, and made the sound from other shooter games just monotonous. Perfect for those who love Lara Croft over the years, and perfect for new comers. Tomb Raider is a must have.
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