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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. The Wii Remote & Nunchuck controllers allow Wii gamers to control Lara in brand new, unique ways. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Anniversary is the best game in the series by far. [Christmas 2007, p.72]
  2. If you don't have access to the other console versions, this is well worth getting. [Jan 2007, p.61]
  3. It makes the most of modern technology to bring a classic game world up to date, throws in simple but intuitive controls and doesn't rely on constant fire-fights to bring excitement.
  4. The game still provides a compelling adventure, albeit a frustrating one. The camera and aiming are deplorable, but after some time it is manageable.
  5. 70
    The Wii control additions really do add to the experience and the game looks pretty good, too. The end product is not exemplary, but it is a step in the right direction and it's also entertaining, particularly when you're jumping from ledge to ledge or swinging across chasms to the beat of moody music.
  6. Those expecting a more action heavy experience will feel a little let down, but as a puzzle heavy action game, Lara can more than hold her own.
  7. If you haven't played the PC, PS2 or Xbox 360 versions, do. They're brilliant. This isn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    It's great!

    The graphics are amazing for the Wii. The only problem is the game isn't very good with SOME motion controls if you have a Wii
    and you like Wii games this is a sure game to get! Expand
  2. MisterD.
    Jan 8, 2008
    8
    This is a GREAT Wii game! The adventure is a decent length and there are loads of secrets to be found. Croft Manor looks great with it's own adventure and mysteries to be discovered. The unlockable content and time-trial modes add plenty of replayability! Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    5
    It's a good Tomb Raider game, but motion controls don't work for this sort of game. It's playable, but a standard controller is preferred. The game does have some Wii exclusive features, but overall they feel gimmicky and aren't that fun. The visuals are sharper than the PS2 version. Get it on PS3, XB360, or PC instead. Expand