This game was suberb. When I played it, I seriously felt euphoria because it had lots of gameplay and amazing graphics. No wonder there was such a big hype about the game in E3 2012. This could definitely compete with some of the more popular blockbuster games, and is why I classify it as superb.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: This game reminds me a lot of Uncharted 2, but more depth and fun gadgets,
I'm not going to break it down into graphics, soundtrack etc. because everyone else has already done it. Bottom line: whether or not you've heard of tomb raider, you have to check this game out. I haven't really played any of the older games and I fell in love with this game.
Things I love in games that this game has:
Upgradable gear (nice and clean cut upgrades)
Skill trees that aren't overwhelming.
I usually NEVER backtrack for collectibles but for this game I did it just for fun.
And that's just the Campaign. Multiplayer is very balanced IMHO. Gotta earn weapons but the first perk you start off with is earning extra exp so it fits nicely.