Tomb Raider: Anniversary Image
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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,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. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It's nice to relive the past, but it's a lot nicer when you discover that things are even better than you thought they were.
  2. In the end, though, it's a testament to the game's quality that even in the face of the imperfect camera and combat, the wonderful adventuring aspects manage to make up for whatever other shortcomings this game may possess. [July 2007, p.54]
  3. 81
    It's let down a bit by the dodgy camera perspective, but this won't ruin your experience. [Issue#156, p.86]
  4. A happy coda in a symphony that had lost its flow, Anniversary cannily pairs the refinements of the last decade with the peerless excellence of the original Tomb Raider.
  5. If you haven't picked the game up on another platform and fancy visiting a video game classic, lovingly restored for a new audience, then this is certainly a game worth checking out.
  6. 75
    But unless portability is a necessity for you, the console versions will prove more satisfying.
  7. Thankfully, when you die, which will be quite frequently, the loading times are kept mercifully short and don't add to the frustration like so many other PSP games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    We all know that Tomb Raider Legend on PSP was a disaster. However, Anniversary vastly improves upon the previous instalment's bad controls,We all know that Tomb Raider Legend on PSP was a disaster. However, Anniversary vastly improves upon the previous instalment's bad controls, bad camera and low framerate. This version is just as brilliant as the other versions. Nice graphics and gameplay make for and enjoyable playthrough. Expand
  2. ERB
    Jul 29, 2013
    7
    Love this game.Love this game. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    4
    while it is a surprise how good of a version it is. It is an incredibly buggy mess, The load times are horrendous, the control is incrediblywhile it is a surprise how good of a version it is. It is an incredibly buggy mess, The load times are horrendous, the control is incredibly sensitive. Play any version but this version. Expand