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GF Rating
8.6

1807 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good Story... and visuals...

posted by PHAT64 (BELLEVUE, WA) Mar 17, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

This was a decent game. The graphics looked great and the voices and animation of the characters were pretty good. I was mostly enjoying the story as it was interesting and rather exciting at times.

I only have two issues with this game. First, the combat encounters tend to be a bit repetitive and predictable. You always know when you are about to encounter a group of guys to fight. I think there was one fight that I saw where it actually surprised me, and it was obvious that it was set up to do just that. Second, the leveling and increasing skills was pretty bland and boring and I didn't really see much of a point to it. Almost all of the skills you level up will be maxed out by the end of the game without doing anything extra. I didn't go back and find all the secret loot or every tomb, and I had no trouble leveling enough to get all of the skills I actually wanted. I only didn't level up the skills that literally had no affect on playing. This game could have easily done without a leveling system or having to focus on specific weapons.

In my opinion, adding the leveling system was just an unneeded RPG element added to Tomb Raider because that is what everyone is doing now days.

Overall, I think that this game was good, although I will probably never play it again after beating it. (Which was done in less than 3 days of casual play on the hardest difficulty.) I didn't care to try out the multi-player, but to each his own. I didn't think it would be that fun just from playing the game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Impressive

posted by IrishKJ23 (NORTH OLMSTED, OH) Mar 16, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

I haven't played a Tomb Raider game in a long time, simply because I wasn't sold on Lara being the "hero".

This game completely changed my mind and outlook of the Tomb Raider franchise as a whole.

The story line is outstanding, the character building that takes place with Lara (both storyline and game play) is amazing. The fight scenes, the cut scenes and the over-all story was very well done.

If you're a fan of third person games (aka Assassins Creed) then this is a game for you. I can only hope for DLC in the near future, or a follow up to this game.

Well done.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Made for Next Gen

posted by Sluggishnut (CENTRALIA, WA) Mar 16, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

The graphics are phenomenal and it's totally worth a rent or buy on next gen if you haven't played it yet. And to all the PC owners you need to calm down. The average person can't afford an elite gaming build and that's no reason to bash a game. Just because you have a $10,000 build over clocked liquid cooled and on max settings with 3 32" monitors doesn't mean an amazing game for console owners sucks. This Tomb Raider is awesome on X1 and PS4.

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