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Tomb Raider: Underworld

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Addiction 8
8.0

Lara Is Back

GIN
16 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Lara Croft, one of the iconic babes of the video game world, is back in Tomb Raider Underworld. The game opens with a recap of the storyline and I was thankful of that cause my memory is not very good. The action heats up right away as Lara's lovely mansion is torched and you have to get her butt out of there. But stop right there, the game then takes you back to the middle of the Mediterranean Sea where the sea floor is your destination.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3)

EL33TONLINE
12 March 2009
  • Excerpt: marked Lara Croft’s comeback, then Underworld is her way of sending a very serious message to the videogame industry that not only is she back, but she plans on staying.
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Overall 7
7.0

Tomb Raider: Underworld

Game Over Online
7 March 2009
  • Excerpt: When it comes to gaming characters, one of the most iconic in popular culture is none other than Lara Croft. Star of the Tomb Raider franchise, Lara Croft has come out with another chapter in her legacy entitled Tomb Raider: Underworld. For the PlayStation 3 this is Lara’s first adventure for.
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Overall 8
7.5

Tomb Raider: Underworld

Auracore MediaWorks
19 January 2009
  • Summary: Combat the most dire enemy yet in a Tomb Raider game: the camera.
  • Pros: The graphics are phenomenal; Lara's moves are silky smooth; new moves in Lady Croft's arsenal are useful; gunplay tweaks; no quick-time events; exploring feels much more natural.
  • Cons: 90% of combat is against bugs & bats; not a single boss battle to be found; one of the worst cameras ever in a Tomb Raider game; some parts of the story feel unnecessary; far too short.
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Overall 8
7.5

Tomb Raider: Underworld

Auracore MediaWorks
19 January 2009
  • Summary: Combat the most dire enemy yet in a Tomb Raider game: the camera.
  • Pros: The graphics are phenomenal; Lara's moves are silky smooth; new moves in Lady Croft's arsenal are useful; gunplay tweaks; no quick-time events; exploring feels much more natural.
  • Cons: 90% of combat is against bugs & bats; not a single boss battle to be found; one of the worst cameras ever in a Tomb Raider game; some parts of the story feel unnecessary; far too short.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.9
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5
Control 7
6.5
Addiction 7
6.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
25 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Chalk it up as yet another game from E3 with mega-potential that ultimately disappointed for all the wrong reasons. Tomb Raider: Underworld had all the makings of a proper resurrection for the franchise, but it ultimately stagnates, falling ill to sophomorsh flaws that have crippled many third-person games in the past.
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.6
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 9
8.7

Tomb Raider: Underworld

impulsegamer
1 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Adventurer Lara Croft returns on the PlayStation 3, XBox 360, PS2, Wii and PC in another exciting story that takes gamers across different exotic locations around the world such as the jungles of Mexico or the Arctic Sea. The series has always been strong on action and adventure with this current incarnation no different from the rest, however the graphics now support high definition and Lara has never looked better.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tomb Raider: Underworld Review

PlayStation Universe
19 November 2008
  • Summary: Tomb Raider: Underworld is a lackluster adventure. Lara looks great, but gameplay is predictable and thwarted by camera issues.
  • Pros: Lara's character model and animations are spot on, Some beautifully rendered locations
  • Cons: Predictable, bland puzzles, Poor camera angles makes exploration frustrating, Combat is lackluster and overly simple
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Overall 7
7.0

Tomb Raider: Underworld Review

PALGN
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Is this underworld underappreciated or just undercooked?
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Overall 8
8.0

Tomb Raider: Underworld Review (PS3)

Yet Another Review Site
4 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Lara’s over 10 years old now, but can she still walk the walk? Crystal Dynamics have had two goes at re-building Lara Croft’s status as the gaming world’s most iconic figure since Eidos took the Tomb Raider franchise from its creators Core in an attempt to halt the series’ decline. They have made all the right noises since taking the helm, and early progress has been promising, but after Legend, which was polished and entertaining enough, if not overly linear and too...
  • Pros: Great level design, graphically spectacular, dripping with atmosphere.
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