A big disappointment except for the "Mountain village" and other ancient Asian locales and artwork. Contrived action, controlled game play, corny story. Not very deep or long, not as big as first TR games. Good graphics, but far too many ugly level locales replete with old rotted wood, rusted metal, rags and garbage and those depressing industrial districts. If you are an older adult gamer this game will alternately bore you, infuriate you, and definitely insult your gamer intelligence by a total domination of each and every single action you take and set sequences to the storyline that allow little or no gamer choice. Great if you aren't a very creative gamer; not so much if you've mastered games requiring more independent thought, ie., "Skyrim'" etc. The beauty in the Asian mountain areas is undeniable. The puzzles are sometimes sort of fun. Still love Lara's athletic moves, but it gets repetitive and she's a younger, less believable hero for anyone over 30. Also this game will use up your controller batteries, as they make you double click and tap buttons way too much. Things like that were just too illogical, and tended to promote irritation rather than fun. I never felt empowered in battle, either, or rewarded for achievement, since no matter how many upgrades (100% all) the enemy always had better and more. Finally, What is up with the need for lobbing dynamite? Fine gun play or archery ought to stand on its own.
The Good: Great graphics, great storyline and gameplay.
The Bad: it was so buggy that I had to restart the game constantly, luckily the game auto-saves pretty frequently. (it was a new game, in case u r wondering) Also the action could have been more intense.
Bottom Line: I would have rated it much higher were it not for the bugs.