Tomb Raider: Legend PC

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  • Summary: Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars,Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Eidos and Crystal Dynamics shaped Lara's look and movements to be an inherent extension of her skills, motivation and personality. Lara's character model features natural structure, realistic textures, detailed facial features, reactive eyes and fluid motion, all of which make her part of a living environment. New character animations and controls allow her 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. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. There are people that say a good game must have good graphics and some that say its gameplay is the most important. TRL has both. Great graphics and a superb gameplay make this game a true jewel.
  2. A solid title from the ground up. It has a nicely written story, with lively characters and a charismatic and sexy protagonist in Lara Croft. It has great voice acting and music, and the artists have done a marvelous job of creating beautiful and diverse locations for the game's backdrop.
  3. Tomb Raider: Legend is not only the best Tomb Raider game in years, but as far ahead as one can possibly get from the disaster that was Angel of Darkness.
  4. In this regard, Crystal Dynamics deserve all the praise, but if they will continue to ignore certain aspects in the next Tomb Raider game and will choose to go down the simplification road, there are very good chances that the next Tomb Raider will end up like "Angel of Darkness."
  5. The best new addition is a magnetic grappling device that allows Lara to move faraway items and swing across chasms. Puzzles are beautifully integrated into the environment and frustration rare.
  6. Every second of this game screams skillful design and the result is a liberating game world that feels open and responsive.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    All that appeal is present in Legend, but it's attached to only half of a brilliant game. And in the end, half of a new Lara Croft game adventure turns out to be better than none at all. [July 2006, p.55]

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 50
  2. Negative: 9 out of 50
  1. JohnLocke
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    A very high quality game all around; graphics are no longer the best available, but for the time of release, they are as good as one can ask A very high quality game all around; graphics are no longer the best available, but for the time of release, they are as good as one can ask for. The gameplay is fantastic; not the typical see-bad-guy-shoot-bad-guy stuff. The entire game is a puzzle, both the levels, and the storyline. It was very original and believable in its own setting. To top things off, the Croft Manor added several extra hours of leisure gameplay. Two thumbs up! Expand
  2. NicoB.
    Apr 11, 2006
    10
    Great game, great graphics!. The best Tomb Raider yet!
  3. Evid
    Jun 29, 2006
    9
    Great fun game, with amazing graphics (with the next gen effects on). do need a fast PC to run with next gen effects however... Need more Great fun game, with amazing graphics (with the next gen effects on). do need a fast PC to run with next gen effects however... Need more games that are actually fun like this for PC, instead of all the war simulation and fanstasy strategy games for geeks that make up 90% of PC game releases. would be better though if the tomb raider franchise wasnt ruined by that whore Angelina Jolie. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    Alright for a Tomb Raider. The only other ones I've played were the original and the 2013 reboot. I'd put this one in the middle of those two.Alright for a Tomb Raider. The only other ones I've played were the original and the 2013 reboot. I'd put this one in the middle of those two. I enjoyed the plot, but the wonky camera angles fouled up a number of my jumps. At any rate, it was a freebie for pre-ordering Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which I much preferred. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2010
    7
    Haha easy puzzles but getting the gold relic thing wasnt very easy for some stages. Fun game . Just never liked dying a million times to getHaha easy puzzles but getting the gold relic thing wasnt very easy for some stages. Fun game . Just never liked dying a million times to get to the other side. Expand
  6. RobertV.
    Apr 21, 2006
    6
    To me, by changing the controls to reflect the camara view, it has made it harder and more difficult to position laura. I also understand To me, by changing the controls to reflect the camara view, it has made it harder and more difficult to position laura. I also understand that she would not be able to do some of the jumps and other moves if not for this type of controls. I also liked the ability to save where i wanted and so fat playing this game i can only save at check points. It may be that i am apposed to change, but at least if i wanted to jump i knew what buttons to push and what direction she would go. Now i get confused and over half the time i jump the wrong direction. Thank you for the game. I have all the tomb raider games and hope to have more. This is the only pc game I play. Expand
  7. May 29, 2013
    0
    PC controls suck. For me that's a game wrecker. Good God. Combat mechanics are awful. Camera movement is horrendous. Can't tell you ifPC controls suck. For me that's a game wrecker. Good God. Combat mechanics are awful. Camera movement is horrendous. Can't tell you if the plot is any good. I got sick of fighting the damned game controls and bashed the uninstall button, which is the only thing that worked good. Lara's got a nice rack, great legs and a fine ass, though. Expand

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