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Tomb Raider Underworld

Not Rentable
Also on:Xbox 360, PS3, DS, PS2
GF Rating
5.6

473 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Would be, could be

posted by Ziantman (JAMAICA, NY) Dec 1, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This game could be sooo goood...if there was somewhere to freakin go. From the first stage you're underground with a huge monster and you just run in circles until you eventually come across something. Just like Anniversary, the main difference is the enviornment. Instead of wondering for hours in a jungle you're underground. The best Tomb raider is still for gamecube. You could actually get through each stage without a handy dandy strategy guide. I like to play games not read and if you don't like to read don't purchase this game...well unless you have hours to devout to wondering aimlessly from setting to setting...good luck purchasers

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GF Rating
4

Weak

A "Tomb" Not Worth Raiding

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 30, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Jan 2008

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This is my first journey with Lara Croft, and if this game's any indication of future games, I hope it's my last.
Tomb Raider: Underworld has you as Lara Croft raiding tombs for treasure. But the story also has you looking for your long, lost mother who disappeared while looking for some ancient city or something.
But what this game really is about is you going from point A to point B by going through lots of jumping sequences and puzzles.
The jumps are a challenge made annoyingly tough by a camera that won't stay still; it just wants to wander about, getting all the wrong shots and too many close ups of Lara (yes, I know she's sexy, but even I got tired of that).
The puzzles aren't very good either; most are the "get to point a to hit switch B, then go to point C and hit switch D to open door E" There are a few clever uses of the Wiimote, but they are too few for me to remember.
Adding to the troublesome puzzles is interacting with key objects, which is made hard by clunky controls. Sometimes I wonder why it taking Lara so long to pick up a key lying on the ground.
But the worst part of Underworld is the experience. As I was playing it, all I felt I was doing was make several jumps and solve plain vanilla puzzles. The story's got no spice in it, the characters are forgettable, and completing a level doesn't make me feel like I accomplished anything important - it just led me to another level, and more jumps and plain vanilla puzzles.
The only reason why I think people will buy Tomb Raider: Underworld is to ogle at Lara Croft. SKIP IT.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Tomb Raider Underworld

posted by torch347 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Jul 19, 2011

Member since Aug 2009

I liked this game. I think this is one I can go far in. Love her outfits, I love a women of action that looks good too.

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