Conclusion: Legend and Underworld are both good, while I think Anniversary teeters on the absolute brilliant quite often – but three games of that quality for a bargain-basement price is an offer I find hard to refuse and hard not to recommend – especially if you’ve a hankering for a bit of artefact hunting while waiting for Uncharted 3.
Conclusion: Tomb Raider took a turn for the worse in the last decade, but unbeknownst to me, it rebounded back for a trilogy of good games. This collection gets them all together at a great price that will whet your appetite for the next game.
Summary: The Tomb Raider Trilogy is a lot of things. It's a great adventure game full of life or death platforming puzzles. It's a fun exploration game. It's that game where Lara Croft kills a dinosaur. But one thing it's not is a trilogy. If you can get past the weird title you'll be treated to hours of excitement for not much money! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Summary: The Tomb Raider series has become a rather inscrutable collage of mountains and breasts in my mind. Its multiple sequels and franchise "reboots" have turned the franchise into a vague soup where I find it increasingly difficult to tell the games apart. When Tomb Raider Trilogy was announced, they could have picked any three games and it wouldn't have made much difference.
Conclusion: — From a compilation or “archival” standpoint, this set is great at showing how much the series has evolved and grown. From a pure enjoyment standpoint, the first two games drag down the overall experience, not through any fault of the developer, but by simply not having benefited from the additional years of gameplay updates that current titles enjoy.
Excerpt: If you've been living under a rock for the last decade, at least as far as the gaming industry is concerned, maybe you haven't heard of the powerhouse success that is the "Tomb Raider" franchise-or the compilation known as "The Tomb Raider Trilogy." This PlayStation 3 exclusive video game includes "Tomb Raider Legend," "Tomb Raider Anniversary" and "Tomb Raider Underworld" in one reasonably priced, handy HD bundle. But is it worth shelling out for?
Excerpt: I had forgotten that the Uncharted series was unoriginal until I returned to Lara Croft’s temple-trekking trio of games in HD, The Tomb Raider Trilogy . Uncharted 2 ushered in high-polish, interactive set pieces combining climbing challenges and agile gunplay; Tomb Raider thought of it. Tomb Raider did not, however, do it.