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GF Rating
6.9

995 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Tomb Raider

posted by dateshuu (BIRMINGHAM, AL) May 6, 2011

Member since Aug 2008

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I was a huge Tomb Raider fan when it first came out. I bought the first 2 for PC as they launched and the third on PSX. They were amazing games back in the day, although the series went downhill after the second.

I figured a HD remix of the series would be awesome. I was right and wrong.

The original TR games were on a grid system. I'm sure it had to do with the limitations of the original platforms and game engine, but it worked very well. Now the grid system is gone. I know it has been like that for some time now, since the PS2 days. I really wish they would go back to that.

It seems a lot more fluid now, but it also makes platforming WAY more difficult. And in Anniversary (which is the one I was most looking forward to playing as it is a remake of the original) they added the grappling hook mechanic, which changes how most of the puzzles are solved. It pretty much took my nostalgic feelings and hucked them out the window.

I've been enjoying the game, but I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it. It is neat seeing all the old locations again, and it made me giggle to step on Midas's hand and see her turn to gold in HD, but somehow it isn't worth it.

Now for the numbers.

Gameplay 6 - the grid system was restricting but made platforming easier. Since its removal, things are a little more difficult and just not the same.
Graphics 8 - looks real good but everything's shiny. I hate shiny textures where they shouldn't be. Stones and khaki pants aren't supposed to have specular highlights.
Fun factor 7 - after all it is still Tomb Raider, and exploration is still a major part of the game.

NOTE: I have not played Tomb Raider Underworld (which is on the disk) I seem to remember it not being very good and having a lot of glitches so I'm going to pass on it for now.

tl;dr decent game, playable and enjoyable, at least for a little while. 7/10

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Will not play!

posted by Junes2k (PRESTONSBURG, KY) May 25, 2011

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 9 gamers (11%) found this review helpful

I looked online and this game has major issues. I got it to play for one day and the next time I tried to it would load the main screen and then go black & go straight back to the dashboard. BS!

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

bad game hot laura

posted by BANDIT345 (CANYON COUNTRY, CA) May 2, 2011

Member since May 2011

1 out of 14 gamers (7%) found this review helpful

bad mapping and doesnt really do a good job of telling you what to do.... all this game does really have going is that laura is fine.... hahah

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