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GF Rating
8.9

4622 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Best Tomb Raider since TR2.

posted by Psuedoknot (MARLTON, NJ) Mar 28, 2013

Member since Jul 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you liked Sleeping Dogs, you will like Tomb Raider (and vice versa). They're both developed by Square Enix and have similarities.

I am very happy with this new TR. I was genuinely drawn into the story and the platforming was flawless. I liked running around and figuring out how to get to certain artifacts and exploring tombs. I enjoyed the environment a lot. There is no health bar, so hunting for food is kind of just a minigame. After shooting a deer for the first time, you don't have to do it again unless you want a little EXP.

The cult was straight-up scary, the premise very Tomb Raider and I am excited to see where Miss Croft ends up next. If you are a TR fan, this is a buy for your collection. If not, rent it and enjoy it!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Why Tomb raider didn't get the ten....

posted by timberninja777 (GRASS VALLEY, OR) Mar 26, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This installment of Tomb Raider brought back the love of the franchise for me. This title was pretty hyped up, and I wanted it to deliver, the last couple of TR titles were garbage for me, so I was skeptical, at first. Then the plot started to thicken, the attention to detail was astounding, the upgradeable weapons and fluid combat mechanics were perfect. This game gave me everything I wanted and more. The only reason it didnt get the 10 rating, I was dissapointed when I couldn't start a new game with my upgraded weapons. You can explore the island after the credits roll with all your upgraded gear, but only to pick up the secrets missed on the first campaign pass. Four days of non stop play and I have found everything on the map. It killed the replay value for me.
Aside from that, it was astounding and fun. Hope Square Enix pops out another one like this.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

The New Raider

posted by skidmark13 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Mar 20, 2013

Member since Jul 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Yes Laura is back with an all new look and feel. Gone are the many, many frustrating puzzles of the original series. No i don't believe you will have to reach for the Brady guide book this time around. However do not worry there are plenty of times that you will be engaging your grey matter to get out of situations and get to items you just don't think you can reach. This Reboot is Laura's origin story. yes before Angelina, and Before PS one and PS two Laura this is the story that made her The Tomb Raider... PS3 Graphics are outstanding. rich sweeping Vista's the best part is usually if you can see it. you eventually go there. The game auto saves frequently thankfully. The new system of upgrade is day camps and fast travel camps at these camps you can upgrade your gear and more importantly your skills. Gear upgrades are through a salvage system. points are gained from boxes, crates and looted off defeated enemies, There are also various mini Challenges, like burning effigies in shantytown, all of these activities give you EXP and upon reaching a certain level you gain a point to upgrade skills, pretty much all game activities result in exp gain one way or another. there is plenty of shooting action as the bad guys show up in mass to impede your progress. gone are the Twin Pistols that have been a Tomb Raider mainstay. Laura's main weapon of Choice is a bow. It also is your most versatile tool in the game. As you upgrade your Bow via salvage and by finding. parts for it. find 3 parts usually gives you and upgrade back at camp, by the end your crude bow is a powerful compound bow, which doubles as a fast ascending zip line assistant. very cool. Also you can shoot rope arrows into craggy rocks as well as into rope bundles and anchor them to post's, don't forget fire arrows and arrows with grenade tips. not to worry , pistol, AK47 and a shotgun are all available for use. despite a quick finish time 15 hrs this reboot should not be missed.

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