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  • Summary: Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. New character animations and controls allow Laura to move through stunning environments with grace and precision, while an understanding of the game's original appeal reinvigorates the fundamental explore-and-solve adventure experience. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. The good outweighs the bad, and the developers get extra points for making the DS version unique without giving up the overall adventure and story.
  2. Tomb Raider: Legend offers a good mix of gunplay and puzzles; it also shows off the system's 3D capabilities.
  3. A surprisingly good adaptation of the home console game, with decent graphics and some interesting uses of the touch screen. Not a classic but we wouldn't object to a sequel. [Christmas 2006, p.72]
  4. Frustrating in a hurl-the-cartridge-into-the-North-Sea way. Easily the worst of the three versions. Unacceptable! [Dec 2006, p.40]
  5. Despite all of the frustration, however, Tomb Raider on DS can still be great fun at times - as long as you've got super-human patience and are prepared to squint a lot.
  6. If you have the patience of a Buddhist monk then give Legend a shot, otherwise avoid this annoying title or you might just hit someone or something important when you throw your DS across the room in frustration.
  7. Indeed, so much of what was an otherwise quality adventure has been lost in the transition, this is more like a book of the film where half of the pages have been torn out. Avoid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 4, 2007
    I've been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider games from the beginning and have been enjoying the chance to play on the DS. The game play is easy, the levels flow well, and the checkpoints aren't nearly as difficult as some of the reviews will have you believe. Expand
  2. MarceloP.
    Aug 1, 2007
    The End is not conclusive. It seems to lead to another game, like Legend 2. This mede it desaponting. It could have more 3D action and the problems shoud be that way, to became more challengin. Expand