Excerpt: For the past twelve years, Lara Croft has been the Hollywood starlet of videogames. When she made her debut in 1996, she was instantly established as a hot new property, an object of desire for male gamers and a welcome role model for gaming’s small but rapidly growing contingent of young ladies. In a very short time she had become a true icon, a figurehead for gaming’s accelerating emergence as a significant aspect of popular culture.
Conclusion: I honestly made it with only a second or two to spare on a couple of levels, so it depends on what levels you're strong in and what you aren't. This is a game I would highly recommend to fans of the Tomb Raider series, former fans of the series, fans of 3d platforming in general who want to relive a great title and especially folks who have never played a Tomb Raider game. This is the one to play.
Summary: After a decade of depressing sequels and lame movies, it's finally good to be a Tomb Raider fan again. Although it is nowhere near as exciting as Tomb Raider: Legends, Anniversary is still a solid adventure game that you can pick up for a budget price. Sadly this is hardly the first console to see this remake, but as they say, better late than never. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: The Tomb Raider franchise is over ten years old at this point, but still seems to capture a portion of the gaming community that enjoys a solid adventure title. Tomb Raider: Anniversary is very similar to the last entry on the Xbox 360, Tomb Raider: Legend. The presentation format is almost identical, using recorded movies in between levels to push the story along and in-game button-sequences to accentuate the action scenes.
Excerpt: Anniversary, first introduced on PS2 and PC earlier in the year, is the rejuvenation of the original Tomb Raider, filled with each familiar location, characters and enemies that you’ll remember from the first game of the renowned series…
Summary: Anniversary is good, old fashioned, shoot ?em up, fun. That is not to say that Tomb Raider is for everyone. Just like the original it?s a labor of love. The game is laden with frustrating traps . And, with the addition of all its new bells and whistles, Anniversary proves that good classic gameplay can hold it?s own years later with all the cool titles out there on the market today.
Tomb Raider was, and still is, a pretty solid adventure and swell story telling.
Conclusion: Big explosions, using tanks as a wrecking ball, more big explosions and sandbox style levels, yes Pandemic Studios have done it again. No they haven't re-released Mercenaries, it's their latest third person shooter Destroy All Humans!
Conclusion: 10 years ago a heroine was born. Tomb Raider broke from the traditions of a male lead character, and instead gave us a well spoken English archaeologist named Lara Croft. At the time of its release, Core Design, the original developers of this Indiana Jones-esque crusade were not to know this game would define a generation and become an influence for many future titles.