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Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

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Overall 6
6.0

Buggy or not, it�s still a Tomb Raider game :-)

Destructoid Gameboi, Amazon
10 July 2004
  • Summary: The latest in the long line of Tomb Raider games, Angel of Darkness has a reputation that no game developer would be envious of producing.... that of a bug laden, uninspiring game. I'm not here to tell you that it's completely untrue, but it's certainly not the gospel either. Those familiar with the series since it's conception will attest that the games have always had awkward controls. Angel of Darkness is no exception.
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Overall 6
6.0

Strayed Way Too Far

Olivia Virna, Amazon
10 June 2004
  • Summary: Tomb Raider. Oh, what is there to say about Tomb Raider...? Well, let's start from the basics. Tomb Raider is the story about a girl and her guns, and she just so happens to raid tombs. Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3, Revelations, Chronicles, Unfinished Business, 2: Gold, The Lost Artifact, and the first game boy game all seemed to follow that story line. With that, Tomb Raider gained a wide amount of success. A true money maker, Lara Croft was.
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Overall 6
6.0

This game was still in alpha stage...

Crystal Lane "aka 'Binky", Amazon
1 June 2004
  • Summary: In the game industry, when a game is tested, it goes in two phases: alpha and beta. Alpha stage is the very beginning of testing in which the game is still under development and there are still many things missing, things needed to be added, and numerous bugs still present in the game. Tomb Raider, AOD, was obviously still in alpha stage but was released anyway, probably to synch with the release of the film.
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Overall 8
8.0

for all you posers

Doug Birtell "doug e fresh", Amazon
2 April 2004
  • Summary: no matter how bad you think a game is. if you claim you are a never ending die hard fan of lara croft and her phenominal tomb raider series you will never diss her. obviously the game is not the best in the series but its still acceptable. and is only the first of 2 more games to come in a trilogy. the graphics are hott as is lara. the controls you get used to and don't blab about unless you a little whimp and the bugs don't even exist to a fan ever so loyal to lara.
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Overall 4
4.0

Boringly disappointing

A gamer, Amazon
14 February 2004
  • Summary: My friends and I have played all the ps1 TR's and really enjoyed the challenges of each one. We liked the second TR best because you could save during it at anytime. This last TR(AOD)was highly disappointing. The puzzles were too easy, the controls too difficult. You spend more time trying to align things up and when you're in a critical part of the game it's frustrating to have to work with a joystick when you have to move quickly or line up for jumps.
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Overall 2
2.0

REALLY BAD BUGS!!

A gamer, Amazon
13 February 2004
  • Summary: As a huge TR fan I bought this game thinking that it would be one of the best ones out because it was on the new PS2 where it allows for better graphics and more complex actions. However, I start out the game and the controls are all messed up, you can't adjust Lara as easily in the previous games. Then as I start to see the story develop and am beginning to get into the game I discover that I can't continue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Absolutely Hated It But It Grows On You!

Jo, Amazon
1 February 2004
  • Summary: The first time I played this new revamped version of the great Tomb Raider series, I hated, hated, HATED the new controls! They were horrifically bad. This game feels like it wasn't even finished. You can't alter the controls set up (at least on the game console version), there are bugs GALORE, and some options to try and make the game more realistic like not being able to hang off ledges as long as you want were just lamer than lame.
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Overall 10
10

This is a great game. Who says it is rubbish?

Jo, Amazon
29 December 2003
  • Summary: Wow! Tomb Raider AOD is one of the best games that i have bought for the PS2. I think that anybody who critisises the controls must be crazy - TRAOD was the first ever PS2 game that i have ever played, and i managed just fine with them. The graphics are superb, and the sets are really well put together. Lara's movement and the actions she can perform are fantastic: i think that the new steath moves and hand-to-hand combat are great.
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Overall 10
10

Tomb Raider Angel Of Darkness

Leoart, Amazon
23 November 2003
  • Summary: Well let me start be saying Iv been waiting for Tomb to come out for ps2 pretty long now and finnaly my wish has came true!At first when I looked at the back of the cd case I though it was nothing special but when I turned my ps2 on and when I started to play the game I was blown away.The graphic was pure and perfect on the level of metal gear solid.
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Overall 4
4.0

New console, same old Lara

Robb Boutros, Amazon
15 November 2003
  • Summary: Tomb Raider was one of the first games I played on the Playstation 1 back in 1998 (when it was still called merely the Playstation). Back then I was thoroughly impressed with the game's combination of exploration and puzzle solving gameplay. Now the Playstation 2 brings Lara Croft back for a new adventure and the results, to say the least, are disappointing. Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' main problem is that it doesn't give you anything new. It's all been done before.
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