Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review: Lara's PS4 debut is a shining triumph
28 January 2014
Summary: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition lives up to its name in providing a stunning adventure that looks gorgeous running on PS4.
Pros: Superb visuals that complement an already stunning-looking game, DualShock 4 extras are a surprisingly useful addition, The same action-packed adventure now on PS4, running and looking better than ever
Cons: No new content to entice those who already own the PS3 version, Multiplayer is still forgettable
Conclusion: One of the best adventure games on console, with a fantastic blend of action and exploration. The Definitive Edition really is definitive, but isn't worth a repeat buy for those who've already experienced Lara's story.
Pros: Lara Croft is a believable badass, Wonderful, varied setting, An excellent sense of pacing
Cons: Side characters are dull stereotypes, Has a slow start, Definitive Edition offers few upgrades
Summary: While it will, more than likely, be overtaken by other hotly anticipated titles over the rest of 2013, at this point, Tomb Raider is an early contender for Game of the Year. This reboot of a popular, well-known franchise went through several bumps and delays in development, but the end result is a...
Summary: Cream of the Croft Tomb Raider has struggled to find its place in the world over the past few years. Games like Prince of Persia and Uncharted surpassed its sense of exploration and adventure, while the sex appeal that contributed to Lara's early fame could only go so far, especially with the...
Excerpt: Editor's Note: This review covers the single player campaign of Tomb Raider. I admit I've never been the biggest fan of the Tomb Raider series. I did play the first Tomb Raider when it was released on the Sega Saturn.
Conclusion: Despite stepping away from the tone and play style of its forbears, Tomb Raider is an entertaining adventure and a great jumping off point for the new direction Crystal Dynamics wants to take.
Summary: Tomb Raider is sure to please many people, just as sure as it is to piss many others off. The story is a joke, and one that could potentially permanently damage Lara Croft’s reputation in the gaming industry.
Conclusion: Rebooting a popular franchise is a daunting task, one that is riddled with countless risks of being hounded by a die-hard, loyal fanbase who have their fingers readily placed on their keyboards, itching to flame the developers for ruining their favorite series.