Tomb Raider: Legend DS

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    74
    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]
  2. Fun, but fuzzy. If you've already played the big version of Legend, skip this DS title. If you are a fan of TR, check it out. You may like it.
  3. 61
    It's the puzzle elements and the collection portion that gives Tomb Raider: Legend its challenge, not the weapon combat, but it certainly would have been nice to have a bit of focus in the latter segment of the game design.
  4. The most obvious thing to say here is to play the GameCube version instead of this and enjoy everything Tomb Raider: Legend has to offer. The experience will be much greater and much less frustrating.
  5. Games Master UK
    59
    Another console port shoddily shoehorned to fit the poor DS. [Christmas 2006, p.62]
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    54
    Frustrating in a hurl-the-cartridge-into-the-North-Sea way. Easily the worst of the three versions. Unacceptable! [Dec 2006, p.40]
  7. 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.
  8. Tomb Raider Legend DS can be fun at times, but it's a bit difficult to get past the low graphical quality. It also requires a lot of patience and a good eye to continue forward.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#59 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. MarceloP.
    Aug 1, 2007
    8
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 4, 2007
    9
    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 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. Full Review »