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  • Summary: Inspired by the first Tomb Raider videogame, originally released in 1996, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a totally new 2006 adventure for Lara, faithfully preserving the elements which made the original Tomb Raider such a classic. Using an enhanced "Tomb Raider Legend" game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion up to today’s technology standards and offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience. The puzzles are now more in depth and incorporate environmental interaction and physics driven solutions. The level design and flow of gameplay are inspired by the original videogame making Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary a brand new experience in gaming, while still invoking the nostalgia of the first adventure in Tomb Raiding. Expand
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  1. Jun 22, 2013
    I really wish I hadn't put this game off for all these years. Due to the stagnation of the current gen of gaming, it's given me motivation and reason to go back and play older games that I may have missed. I was a big fan of the original and I can say with all due respect this game is just as good if not better than the original. The game controls smoother, the levels are just as big and creative, the puzzles are among the best of any game I've played. THIS is how you do a remake. I hear some people saying the game was dumbed down a bit, with the way it auto grabs, but IMO the game makes up for it by adding other complexities in the platforming that such a change allows for. You can also turn off the autograbbing if you like, but you'll realize it doesn't really make a difference aside from requiring you to just pointlessly holding a button down.. TR:A is also not afraid to challenge you, especially in the time trials, which are there to add some great challenges to unlock a plethora of interesting content that you'd have to pay for in the form of DLC today. My only complaint with the game is that the grabbing and jumping at certain angles can be somewhat glitchy, there's kind of a learning curve to figuring how it works and how to avoid it. Otherwise this is one hell of a game for both fans of TR and platforming alike. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    A re-imagining of the original. With fewer similarities and more changes. TRA does a good job capturing the the mood and feel of the original, but it fails to surpass it. Even with updated technology. This is basically Tomb Raider: Legend, but done in style the resembles the classics. The gameplay here is deeper than the original and even Legend. Visuals, music, and re-playability are all done well. Probably one of the better of modern Tomb Raider games since the original. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    this game had everything that tomb raider legend had and did it 2 times better they made the game less linear and more challenging just like tomb raider 1 was when it first came out the graphics are great especially for ps2 and the challenge is back pick this up you wont be disappointed Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2010
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a great game. When it comes to remaking a game that is so great and iconic, its often hard to live up to the reputation, but the remake dose it well. It integrates the new game play mechanics introduced with Tomb Raider: Legend such as the grappling hook and revamped targeting system, giving it more of a modern feel, while staying true to the roots of the original. The game gives of a very nostalgic vibe to those who played the first Tomb Raider when it came out such as myself, and it was fun to relive iconic moments such as the T-Rex. On the PS2 the game handles very well, the environments look stunning and the puzzles in them are great. All in all a wonderful experience and tribute to the original. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2012
    i loved "Tomb Raider I" in those Playstation1 days. It was a huge adventure and highly addicting and i always wanted to play this amazing game again, so i was happy when i realized that there is this revival. Though the game looks much, much better now, though they haven't changed so much, and what they changed was well made, the game feels really dated and it doesn't catch anymore like in those days in the past. PLUS: quite good PS2-graphics (fire-towers f.ex.), very smooth movements by lara, beautiful areas, some great new additions. MINUS: the game and the story feel seperated. i never had the feeling, that my jumping around and solving puzzles has really something to do with the story. lack of atmosphere. very frustrating moments, cause when you make just 1 wrong jump, you have to make long ways again and again. its a good game, still! but its not this amazing experience anymore as in those days. Collapse
  6. Sep 19, 2011
    The level design in this game is excellent. While the game is still level based, each level is large enough to fully immerse the player in its environment. The feeling of isolation also adds to the atmosphere as Lara is exploring almost all these ruins alone. There were plenty of times when I felt completely lost, which is a good thing, this allowed me to appreciate the complexity of each level and also provided a great sense of satisfaction when successfully solving a puzzle or traversing a difficult platforming segment into the next area. The story and combat was a little lacking for me and there were some very specific jumps that were all too frustrating but these issues don't take away too much from the overall package. The game places its emphasis on exploration and it handles this aspect very well. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2013
    Tomb Raider without tomb raiding Zero This game shouldn't even be called tomb raider. The gameplay is really bad, it's so linear and repetitive and predictable everything explodes or brakes and then you have to push a button to save your ass from the explosion/fall. And the rest of the time it's just another shoot em up action game which isn't that bad but wasn't Tomb Raider about exploring tombs Well, in this game they are "optional". Why Because tomb raider is dead. Really, if you're a Tomb Raider fan, don't buy this game Expand