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GF Rating
6.6

5333 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Tomb Raider games are not action games.

posted by weave008 (ATHENS, TN) Nov 29, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

23 out of 24 gamers (96%) found this review helpful

This game has many great points but many bad points. First thing is first if your looking for a straight forward game with not much thought on where to go this game is not for you. This is not a strictly action game you will find that more often than not your just trying to do some puzzle solving. It is most certainly not without it's fair share of action. If your a fan of the other tomb raiders than you will feel right at home. Its got everything that a tomb raider fan would be familiar with. Unfortunately that also includes that lackluster controls. It is still a difficult game to play especially with the jumping controls not knowing if your going to jump in the right direction or fall to your death. Controls are the biggest problem with this game. The graphics and scenery are beautiful. Where Underworld really shines though is the manner in which you solve the many puzzles in the game. They always have new obstacles and challenges and I never found it repetitive. I did one puzzle that had so many different steps to it that by the time I finished I couldn't help but throw my hand up in the air. All in All I think this was a great tomb raider game and would recommend it to anyone who likes the series or likes problem solving in games. Once again though if you are looking for just straight action this is defiantly not the game for you.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Sweet but Short

posted by clone1073 (AUSTIN, TX) Dec 5, 2008

Member since Aug 2004

29 out of 31 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

I really enjoyed playing this game. If you played Legends, then you will quickly feel right at home with the controls and puzzles. They made a few upgrades to Lara's moves, but most are easy to pick up and make sense when using them to solve puzzles. Weapons are all available from the start so you don't have too much trouble dispatching baddies. They're ridiculously stupid anyway.
I think the only gripes I have are that the game was over quickly, and once you got the super weapon you didn't really have to fight anymore. Not to mention there was no final boss or real complexity to the final puzzle.
The game is definitely worth a rent but I don't think I would buy it. It really has little replay value except for the hardcore treasure hunters. Take a long weekend and enjoy it.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not bad

posted by Scott666 (ENDICOTT, NY) Dec 3, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

29 out of 33 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

First let me start by saying I am a huge TR fan. I have played all of them and found something special in all the titles. Now let me start with the good. Most of the locations and art design of the levels were really good to great. Some of the jumping elements were well thought out and provoked a sense of thought into making the next leap or jump. What I didn't like about it was this: WAY TO SHORT! There were a handful of bugs and glitches in the game that didn't really hinder game play, but got a tad frustrating after awhile. There weren't any boss battles. Every time I thought I was going to fight a boss, it cut to a cinematic and that was it. Not a bad game, but Legend was a lot more involved and entertaining.
Worth a rental but DON'T spend the cash on owning it.

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