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Tomb Raider

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Overall 8
7.7

Tomb Raider

ActionTrip
15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Tomb Raider is a third-person shooter with sporadic puzzle elements. However, the game can astonish in the same way that it disappoints. Our main beef is that the developers have spent an excessive amount of time polishing and perfecting those cinematics and QTEs, instead of developing more engaging puzzles and even the occasional riddle wouldn’t have gone amiss. C’mon, this is Tomb Raider after all.
  • Pros: Great narrative pacing, a new character is born and we like her, great music, some gorgeous locations and well-animated characters on display, fun combat and action;
  • Cons: Too much emphasis on action and too little on puzzles and exploration, QuickTime Events are overused as well, multiplayer seems a bit obsolete.
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Overall 8
7.7

Tomb Raider

ActionTrip
15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Tomb Raider is a third-person shooter with sporadic puzzle elements. However, the game can astonish in the same way that it disappoints. Our main beef is that the developers have spent an excessive amount of time polishing and perfecting those cinematics and QTEs, instead of developing more engaging puzzles and even the occasional riddle wouldn’t have gone amiss. C’mon, this is Tomb Raider after all.
  • Pros: Great narrative pacing, a new character is born and we like her, great music, some gorgeous locations and well-animated characters on display, fun combat and action;
  • Cons: Too much emphasis on action and too little on puzzles and exploration, QuickTime Events are overused as well, multiplayer seems a bit obsolete.
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Overall 7
7.0

Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)

PC Magazine
11 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Tomb Raider reboot breathes new life into an iconic adventurer.
  • Pros: Impressive graphics and game world. A far more human Lara Croft. Incredibly cinematic action sequences. Quality voice acting.
  • Cons: Forgettable secondary characters. Occasionally weak dialogue. Upgrade menu may prove confusing to some.
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Overall 9
8.5

Tomb Raider

Defunct Games
8 March 2013
  • Summary: After nearly two decades, Crystal Dynamics finally gets it right. Tomb Raider is an action-packed thrill ride full of amazing set-pieces, sharp writing, a fun science fiction story and tons of enemies to gun down. Tomb Raider is a game worthy of the Croft name! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
28 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Tomb Raider's tone is somewhat at odds with its action, but the reborn Lara Croft seems primed for a successful new adventuring career.
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Overall 8
7.5
Playability 8
8.0

Tomb Raider

Xbox 360 achievements
26 February 2013
  • Conclusion: There is a platform here for Crystal Dynamics to take Lara’s shenanigans to a new level, but a reliance on fairly bog standard shooter mechanics just doesn’t do the franchise any justice and as a result, means Tomb Raider falls short of being a truly great game. Still ounces of fun, but you can’t help but think, “what could have been?
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Overall 9
8.5

Tomb Raider

Total Xbox
25 February 2013
  • Excerpt: There’s a moment about midway through the new Tomb Raider where heroine Lara Croft lands in the clutches of a gaggle of male heavies — gross, grimy, near-feral Scavengers who want nothing more than to exact revenge for her killing their brethren. And they try to do it with their fists and heavy, stompy, bad guy–patented combat boots. It’s a harrowing, queasy scene that gave us genuine pause as the lighting flickers and dims, while red, watery flecks spatter the lens.
  • Pros: + Incredibly polished production values and super-responsive controls make playing a treat., + Great, well-paced progression and character development make Lara believable.
  • Cons: ? Hey,
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
25 February 2013
  • Summary: When adventurer extraordinaire Lara Croft raided her first tomb back in 1996, she brought with her an exhilarating feeling of isolation and discovery. Over the years, Lara has continued to venture into parts unknown, taking dark turns and frequently tangling with the supernatural as the series evolved alongside the burgeoning third-person action adventure genre.
  • Pros: Story believably builds Lara up from unsure academic to confident adventurer, Fascinating setting with a rich sense of history, Intense combat that offers a good deal of flexibility, Controls make physically overcoming the island's terrain a pleasure, Good assortment of tombs to raid, relics to collect, and puzzles to solve
  • Cons: Forgettable multiplayer component, Outside of Lara's character arc, story is predictable
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Overall 8
8.0

Tomb Raider

Square-Go
3 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Adventure stories have long fuelled our collective imagination.  For many years these tales of champions and their countless heroic exploits has been part of the popular zeitgeist.  These yarns first appeared in literature decades ago, with novels such as King Solomon’s Mines in 1885 and 1905’s The Scarlet Pimpernel.  Soon enough these plucky deeds found their way to the silver screen, entertaining and exciting viewers in equal measure.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tomb Raider

True achievements
19 March 2012
  • Conclusion: If you remove the puzzles, exploration, if you add a dash of multiplayer game and a poor kind of FPS, all the beautiful scenery in the world will never make the bride more beautiful. If you want to see a third opus of the Tomb Raider movie without Angelina Jolie, you will be fully satisfied. From this point of view, it is successful. But I have a DVD player for it. I was expecting a game, a true Tomb Raider game. Definitively Lara RIP.
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