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GF Rating
9.0

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Now This is Tomb Raider!!!

posted by iMattheW (STOCKTON, CA) Mar 5, 2013

Member since Nov 2007

50 out of 52 gamers (96%) found this review helpful

I'm going to be very short on this review, I want you guys to find out how amazing this game is on your own. Oh, and before I start if you love the Uncharted series, and some Gears of War gore, you're going to enjoy this!!!!

Pros+ A beautiful and exotic open-world location.
The pace of the game, will have you glued to the T.V.
Lara Croft Is LARA CROFT!!! Believable in every way.
The games storyline is rich and deep. Heart-Racing.

Cons- As I was playing I didn't find that many bugs just a few.
It takes a while till the game actually starts.
Lastly, just the multiplayer was a bore. Not Interesting.

This was an amazing experience, and I am definitely itching that they keep this series going. It was dark, bloody, and heroic everything I wanted in a Tomb Raider. If you were ever a fan of the classics' prepared to be in aww..

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Tomb Raider is officially back

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Apr 21, 2013

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Member since Jun 2007

15 out of 15 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

You have to tip your caps to Crystal Dynamics on this one, for giving Tomb Raider its much needed resurrection. They dug this game from its own tomb and revitalized it with an amazingly fresh new take that was almost perfect.

The new Lara Croft is modern and realistic. She is Indiana Jones stuck in a supermodel's body, and her passion for archeology and exploration could be described as insatiable. It's modern day and Lara and her ship's crew come to a halt, not knowing where to go next on their treasure hunt. They want to head to Japan but Lara (and maybe other supernatural forces at bay) has a feeling to explore the Dragon's Triangle. This is a rip off of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.

Their ship of course crashes on the string of islands, and your adventure begins. You quickly realize that strange powers roam at will here. Mysterious things happen and the island is inhabited by a crazy cult. It plays out very much like a mix of Far Cry 3 and Skyrim, with a splash of Assassin's Creed.

The first thing I noticed is that Lara's movement is unlike any other character I've controlled. Her actions are amazingly lifelike, and she maneuvers like a true human, showing emotion and pain often too. The look is very polished, and the graphics and sound are also terrific. Combine that with a hugely lengthy campaign, and you have one of the best games of the year hands down.

The islands are busting with life, allowing you to hunt and skin animals, upgrade a ton of things like your weapons, bows, arrows, knives, backpack, climbing skills, crafting, etc. The skill trees are deep and fun to upgrade to your liking. There are hundreds of hidden collectibles, cave to explore, side quests, main quests, loot, salvage, and XP to collect. Puzzles also play a major role in gameplay as expected.

I don't have enough room to praise this game, but it's one of the best campaigns I've ever played. Online MP is also pretty fun. A MUST PLAY!

Milt Drucker
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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Reboot Worth Raiding.

posted by Nexvix (JASPER, GA) Mar 11, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Back in 1996 the original Tomb Raider was released on the first Playstation with wild success. Now, 17 years later we are treated to the reboot of the franchise that goes by the same name. Developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, Tomb Raider puts you in the boots of a young, inexperienced Lara Croft as she searches for a lost empire within the Dragon's Triangle just south of Japan. Things quickly go awry as a storm hits the ship, beaching Lara and other crew members on a a nearby island that is as diverse as the characters. With dense jungles, snowy mountain peaks, and cities from a forgotten time, the island lends itself to Laura's arsenal of abilities, some of which she learns through a level-up system that doesn't take away from the game. Along with her new abilities comes new weaponry which are also upgradeable with the game's currency, scrap which you obtain in small boxes, off of bodies, and through gathering the plenty of well placed collectables. Tight controls make for some fun and exhilarating action sequences along with enjoyable platforming that feels as if it is your fault if you didn't make the jump. The game also features a multiplayer that uses the exact same mechanics from the singleplayer, but feels a bit tacked on for the sake of having it. The modes are the usual team deathmatch, and free for all;Though it also includes "Rescue" in which one team tries to capture medical supplies while the other tries to stop them, and "Cry For Help" which is basically territories. This game isn't perfect, however, with quick time events and multiplayer that seem unnecessary, characters that end up being very predictable, and the beyond ridiculous things that happens to Lara make this game miss just shy of the perfect mark for me.In conclusion Tomb Raider is a fun ride with amazing visuals, controls, and a story that kept me enthralled for hours on end.

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