Tomb Raider II PlayStation
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: The unstoppable Lara Croft is back in TRII, complete with the classic gameplay that made Tomb Raider the game of the year!
    Join Lara in her quest for the Dagger of Xian, reputed to possess the power of the dragon. But beware, Lara is not the only one in search of danger! Warrior Monks and
    crazed cult members plot against you as you travel from the remote mountain peaks of Tibet, the canals of Venice and even to the bottom of the sea. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    As good as "Tomb Raider 1" was, 2 is twice as good!
  2. Even at its most frustrating lower points, Tomb Raider 2 satisfies, and when at it's peak of effectiveness, the game is a soaring masterpiece. [Score = 98]
  3. A masterpiece... I loved every single minute of it and I'm off to start again to find all of the secrets.
  4. It offers loads of action, miles of ground to explore, great locales, an interesting story (that develops as you play with cut-scenes and is not just hastily thrown in to flesh out the manual), wonderful control and a lot of bang for your buck.
  5. It's the sequel's addition of vehicles and more diverse locatins that make it the best of the series. [Nov 2001, p.54]
  6. Definitely a great game, but it was just so tough in spots. I fear that many gamers will tire of getting stuck all the time and not want to continue.
  7. Most of Tomb Raider II's improvements are cosmetic, and even those aren't really anything special.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. NaomiM.
    Nov 4, 2004
    I think, out of all the TR games, that this is the best one. Yeah, one was really good, but 2 lets you go to better places and. oh yeah, unlimited saving!! Expand
  2. RegcfS.
    Jul 25, 2004
    Aaahhhh...its iight.
  3. ArakahsW.
    May 22, 2008
    This game is very good. I still pop it in every once in a while and it still gives me chills. A true Playstation classic.
  4. MarkD.
    Nov 5, 2006
    It's probably Lara's best Playstation adventure which doesn't say much for her other PSX games! It really hasn't aged well at all with glitchy, blocky graphics and hair tuggingly frustating controlls (how can simple actions such as flicking a switch or moving to the edge of a ledge be such a chore?). Not an awful game but the likes of Metal Gear and Soul Reaver leve it sobbing in a damp corner. Collapse