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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. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  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. A near-essential addition to PSP's library. [Aug 2007, p.79]
  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. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary for the PSP is an excellent compliment to the original classic and is fantastic port from the PS2.
  5. You can tell sacrifices in controls and visuals are made to port this to the PSP, but if you can get past the few issues, the same excellent game we had on consoles a couple months ago can be taken on the road quite easily.
  6. 75
    But unless portability is a necessity for you, the console versions will prove more satisfying.
  7. As a port, it does the job. But the convulsive controls and lack of new features makes TRA for PSP only an optional extra to the PS2 experience. [Aug 2007, p.99]

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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
    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
    Love this game. Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    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 incredibly sensitive. Play any version but this version. Expand