Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    90
    Just like the Prince of Persia Collection, Tomb Raider Trilogy delivers three fantastic action games in one package. If you missed at least two of them, this is a must-buy.
  2. Mar 18, 2011
    90
    And, for my money, they fared brilliantly.
  3. Apr 10, 2011
    88
    Three big, bouncy adventures for 30 quid - plus upgrades. Nice. [May 2011, p.92]
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    86
    Two good games, one great game, 30 quid or less. [Issue#204, p.89]
  5. Oct 21, 2011
    85
    Tomb Raider Trilogy is a fun compilation, but the lackluster shooting action draws the final score down. [May 2011]
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    85
    Legend and Underworld are both good, while I think Anniversary teeters on the absolute brilliant quite often – but three games of that quality for a bargain-basement price is an offer I find hard to refuse and hard not to recommend – especially if you've a hankering for a bit of artefact hunting while waiting for Uncharted 3.
  7. Apr 11, 2011
    82
    This trilogy contains Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld and Tomb Raider: Anniversary. A nice compilation of three pretty good Tomb Raider games in HD and of course with Trophies. If you missed those games, this trilogy is a perfect solution to play the three games.
  8. Apr 12, 2011
    81
    If you missed these games during their initial run, grabbing Tomb Raider Trilogy should be without question an automatic buy.
  9. Mar 28, 2011
    81
    Although we miss some content, like the extra downloadable chapters of Tomb Raider Underworld, this is still a great compilation which offers many hours of fun for an affordable price.
  10. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    Tomb Raider took a turn for the worse in the last decade, but unbeknownst to me, it rebounded back for a trilogy of good games. This collection gets them all together at a great price that will whet your appetite for the next game.
  11. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    The Tomb Raider Trilogy makes you realise why gaming is actually the best hobby of them all: Because you can sink neck-deep into amazingly large worlds full of adventure and dangers. All three of the games in the trilogy fit in the current game-society and have very diverse gameplay. The transfer to PlayStation 3 is a successful one, and there aren't many games that can offer you this much value for your money.
  12. For 30quid there's a ton of high-quality gameplay here. [May 2011, p.106]
  13. 80
    Tomb Raider Trilogy is a wonderful trip down memory lane. The graphics have been touched up nicely, and the sheer amount of content means you'll get plenty of value out of this package.
  14. Apr 17, 2011
    80
    Tomb Raider Trilogy is an excellent compilation that allows players to enjoy three of the best games of the series. The three games included on a single Blu-Ray are still among the best exponents of the genre, and its purchase is recommended for all those who want to rediscover the adventures of Lara Croft.
  15. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    For a real bargain price you'll get three great games which will give you hours of fun. The games are still great even though there aren't any real changes in the gameplay. If you missed one or more of these games, or you just want to play the games again then this trilogy is a real must buy!
  16. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    This collection is excellent for so many reasons and yet such a hard sell for so many others.
  17. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    The Classics HD Collection can now proudly offer another important piece of videogaming history. Annyversary alone could be already worth the price, for its over the top level design, and the other titles make the offer even more interesting. Perfect for everyone who has missed the last chapters.
  18. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Tomb Raider Trilogy is an essential collection for PlayStation 3 owners that neatly wraps up Crystal Dynamics' work on the core franchise so far. Anniversary ends up being the shining gem of the collection, and despite some flaws it still delivers an immersive experience.
  19. Mar 28, 2011
    80
    Tomb Raider can't die! After years of erring ways, Lara succeeded in restoring its dignity thanks to the efforts of Crystal Dynamics. Of course, fans will be delighted to find in a single, low-price release the great episodes Anniversary and Underworld (Legend being a little behind), it's first and foremost to all adventure lovers that this trilogy will be appealing, with its substantial life (you can count more than 40 hours of gameplay in there). Lara succeeded in correcting its own shortcomings, and if the fans may disregard this compilation, maybe it's time for the others, those who broke up with Lara years ago, to try and spark their love anew... while we wait for a real reboot.
  20. Mar 27, 2011
    80
    It's a darn good package and one the die-hard fans will undoubtedly have to own. As for those who remain a little iffy, just bear in mind that aforementioned longevity and bang for your buck, as well as the prospect of traversing much prettier environments with a much prettier Lara.
  21. Mar 25, 2011
    80
    If you already had those games for 360 or PC, Trilogy doesn't add much, but if they're new to you their great design and even better price makes a purchase more than recommended.
  22. Dec 12, 2011
    77
    From a compilation or "archival" standpoint, this set is great at showing how much the series has evolved and grown. From a pure enjoyment standpoint, the first two games drag down the overall experience, not through any fault of the developer, but by simply not having benefited from the additional years of gameplay updates that current titles enjoy.
  23. Apr 1, 2011
    76
    Not much of an HD update, but these relics have mostly stood the test of time. [May 2011, p.89]
  24. May 23, 2011
    75
    The Tomb Raider Trilogy is a lot of things. It's a great adventure game full of life or death platforming puzzles. It's a fun exploration game. It's that game where Lara Croft kills a dinosaur. But one thing it's not is a trilogy. If you can get past the weird title you'll be treated to hours of excitement for not much money!
  25. Apr 26, 2011
    75
    If you consider yourself a gaming history connoisseur it represents great value and a fascinating insight into the evolution of action-adventure titles.
  26. Apr 16, 2011
    75
    My affair with the Tomb Raider trilogy is one I am disappointingly glad to be done with, and I'm sure my individual scores will baffle fans of the games.
  27. Apr 7, 2011
    75
    If you already own some version of Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld, you won't have much reason to shell out the cash for this collection.
  28. Mar 29, 2011
    75
    Tomb Raider Anniversary and Tomb Raider Underworld are both fun games and combine immensely enjoyable platforming and some neat puzzles with mediocre combat. But Tomb Raider Legend just doesn't hold up.
  29. 70
    Tomb Raider Trilogy is a great value for fans and a decent introduction to those new to the series. However, both Legend and Anniversary still feel a little dated despite the HD overhaul.
  30. Apr 19, 2011
    70
    This one is for "Lara lovers" indeed. The package contains the three latest games of the series, with the first two of them enjoying updated, HD graphics. Too bad some of the bugs and glitches of the original games were not addressed here.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    While still a good value and a trio of great games, several problems keep this from being the perfect collection for Tomb Raider fans. Superior versions of these games are already available on another system, however, if you want them all brand new individually, you'll spend more than you would for this package. Tomb Raider Trilogy is really a mixed bag visually, and proof that just because things can look better on PS3 doesn't mean they do. Although Sony always boasts the power and visual superiority of their console, few developers, including Sony's own in-house teams, take advantage of this power. Like most other PS3 games the maximum resolution here is 720p, and for those with TVs that can support greater resolutions this is a waste. All of these games were previously released on Xbox 360, and while upscaled, were presented at resolutions up to 1080p. The only game in this package released on PS3 before now was Underworld and it looks as great as ever, and is easily the best looking of the three games in this package. All of the gameplay within remains, as far as I could tell, unchanged. There are huge, beautiful environments in which your time will be divided between platforming, puzzles and simple combat. Puzzles are large and really test your brainpower, most of the time. The only problem I have here is the lack of precision in Lara's control. Collision detection is questionable at best, with Lara missing ledges and falling off high places even if you have perfectly lined yourself up before making a movement, however it is not nearly as bad as Anniversary. You will have a good bit of trouble with the final boss due to this but it can be overcome and doesn't break the game. As for Anniversary, in my opinion it looks smoother and shinier than the Xbox version, probably due to better lighting, however, jagged shadows and flat textures really detract from the overall look of the game. Lara's platforming is worst in this game. While not game-breaking it is incredibly frustrating, and the final battle already requires precision timing and skill, add in these problems and you'll find yourself retrying quite a bit through no fault of your own, but because of a system that should have already been fixed twice now. The puzzles take up entire levels this time and are really smart, maybe even requiring a quick peek into a strategy guide every now and then. This is my least favorite of the three. Legend, which was released first, is my favorite. It strayed away from the typical Tomb Raider formula with smaller areas to explore and smaller, more physics based puzzles. Don't take that to mean it has been dumbed-down, its just different, and I think paced better. Lara is at her best here in terms of control and platforming prowess. Puzzles, although smaller, are great fun and boss battles are more akin to third person shooter/action games than the other two that require equal parts strategy, gunplay and puzzle elements. It is basically shooting and dodging with special attacks tossed in for fun. This is easily the worst looking of all three, which is a shame because it never looked this bad on 360. What I think they did, as apposed to taking the 360 versions of these games and further improving them, was take the PS2 versions and upscale the resolution and smooth out textures and jaggies, to a certain degree. Character models are jagged, there is quite a bit of aliasing going on. Shadows and fire are blocky and move strangely. Textures are low-res and flat. To make up for this, a blur filter looks like it was added, I really don't like this, it gives the game a foggy look. All in all, graphical issues aside, this is a good package. These are three very good games at a good price($40). Each adventure is lengthy and fun, with time trials and a ton of unlockables to be found. The package also comes with a 30 minute video and a theme/avatar package on disc. It is a shame that more care was not put into the visuals of these games though. If you haven't played these games before, or if you've sold or traded them and are looking to pick them up again, this is how I would recommend purchasing them. Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2011
    9
    Lara Croft has been the queen of video games for 15 years and counting. As I'm beginning to wait for next year on the awaiting reboot of Tomb Raider, nothing can't slow me down by playing a great HD collection just like God of War and Prince of Persia. I love Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld! It reminds me of how Lara got started since day 1 after the original game was released in 1996, with the gun-totting Indiana Jones style along with her signature turquise suit and her infamous breast implants which paved the way for fans on why she is considered as a sex symbol to hardcore gamers everywhere. Pick this collection today. It's a great price and a great offer. Full Review »
  3. Jul 13, 2011
    9
    The games are pretty good. Legend tries to be very cinematic with a lot of cut scenes and timed events which is great but at the same time the game is buggy and short. I still had fun playing it. On the other hand Anniversary is the very first Tomb Raider ever made but in a director's cut mode. Easyli one of the best Tomb Raiders ever. Underworld is also fun, albeit I would like to have more exploration and less gunfights. Actually this goes for Legend too. But the games are really great and worth a buy, especially in the HD format they now find themselves in. Full Review »