Tomb Raider: Chronicles PC

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. Spank!
    70
    For all it's flaws, you get a sense of achievement from this game. You do want to see what's coming next, and the exploration bits where you have to avoid a hazard by inching across a ledge or ducking under an obstacle are still absurdly enjoyable.
  2. Perhaps the most interesting addition in Tomb Raider: Chronicles is the level editor. With it, you can now create your own missions and scenarios to pass along to your friends in the mod community, but before you get excited, it should be known that this is one complicated tool.
  3. 63
    TR:C can be fun, particularly the killer final level. However, based on the price of the title, and the complete lack of ingenuity, I can't recommend TR:C to anyone other than the most frothy-mouthed, rabid Tomb Raider fans. The quality just isn't there.
  4. Features good level designs and a bit of variation on the tried-and-tried-again Tomb Raider formula, but there's too little in the way of innovation to make it seem like anything more than just another trip to the cash cow.
  5. GamePower
    62
    Aside from a couple of new moves and animations, there really is nothing here, and the tired 3-D engine and controls are bound to cause frustration to casual gamers and those without the patience Lara requires.
  6. Some of the old charm is still there, but it's starting to wear a bit thin after four years, and for those of us with more refined tastes there are much better third person games out there now.
  7. Nothing other than more of the same stuff that we've already seen and that is simply not enough.
  8. Right down to the familiar trapezoidal box, Tomb Raider Chronicles is completely lacking in significant innovation.
  9. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    The same old Tomb Raider action.
  10. PC Gamer
    59
    This franchise is as stale as a holiday fruitcake. The new engine is needed NOW. [Mar 2001, p.86]
  11. The main story is not original enough to make you complete a chapter. Also, getting use to the camera is tiring. This pisses me of every time I play a TR, and being a game player, I demand satisfaction in this sense!
  12. Daily Radar
    50
    Tomb Raider junkies will like the new levels, but anyone that got sick of this back in 1997 isn't going to have a sudden change of heart.
  13. If you've never played a Tomb Raider game, have an elderly PC and like the idea of bending an absurdly proportioned woman to your will (literally, on occasion), you might find entertainment here.
  14. It all feels very tired; same dated graphics, some laughable environments, level editor is beyond complex.
  15. If I can prevent just one piece-of-crap game like this from coming to the market, it will be the right thing to do for gaming.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. StevenR.
    Aug 2, 2001
    10
    This game is one of the best games of Tomb Raider I have ever played. It's nice to know about other adventures she has been on besides This game is one of the best games of Tomb Raider I have ever played. It's nice to know about other adventures she has been on besides the ones that have been. If no one has played this, I recommend it. Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    8
    This game is underrated. It's pretty linear with a easy to medium difficulty level. The presentation and story lines are IMO the most uniqueThis game is underrated. It's pretty linear with a easy to medium difficulty level. The presentation and story lines are IMO the most unique in the series. The game offers four different adventures each with their own story. The first taking place in Rome, which focuses on the perfect blend of Tomb raiding and puzzle solving. The second adventure is more action packed and modern. The third focuses purely on puzzles and exploration. And the Final adventure is more stealthy and challenging. Honestly, I enjoyed this more than The Last Revelation. The variety works better for me. The fact that the PC version came with a Level Editor was a huge plus too. Give this game a chance. It makes the best use of the TR engine. The game is simple, but enjoyable if you like the series. Full Review »
  3. Aug 3, 2017
    10
    My favorite Tomb Raider, i don't get all the hate about that game! The story is about 4 different artifacts in Laras life. I loved it as a kidMy favorite Tomb Raider, i don't get all the hate about that game! The story is about 4 different artifacts in Laras life. I loved it as a kid and i still love to play it today! Full Review »