Tomb Raider: Anniversary Wii

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 70
    The real lesson here is that if you can take out one of her twin sisters for this Anniversary date on another platform, then that's the route to go. Otherwise, while it remains a grand adventure, traveling by Wii makes it a bumpier ride.
  2. 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.
  3. It’s not a perfect port, however, but much like my breakfast this morning it’s still good enough to keep you planted on the sofa for a few hours and bask in its goodness.
  4. With improved graphics, solid sound and pretty good gameplay, the new control and re-imagined levels make for a game that is much more superior from the original.
  5. The game still provides a compelling adventure, albeit a frustrating one. The camera and aiming are deplorable, but after some time it is manageable.
  6. Now that it has moved to the Wii, however, Tomb Raider: Anniversary's magic has been lost due to crappy waggle controls. Although some of the Wii exclusive puzzles are mildly enjoyable, aiming and shaking the nunchuck leads to imprecise movements and lots of headaches.
  7. Lara Croft's transition to the Wii is not an entirely smooth one.
  8. 60
    In many ways, the controls are dead-on, but the awkward shooting controls hamstring the action.
  9. Tomb Raider Anniversary is still a great game. However, the Wii version is by far the worst version of that great game
  10. 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.
  11. Nintendo Power
    65
    There are also framerate and hit-detection issues (both in catching ledges and in targeting enemies) that just shouldn't exist. [Holiday 2007, p.82]
  12. Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the video game equivalent of giving your old car a new paint job and a spoiler and claiming it's as good as new. The combination of the dated Tomb Raider areas, mixed with the uninspiring and boring Tomb Raider: Anniversary alone, feels like a patch job, and the addition of the Wii elements to the original versions of Tomb Raider: Anniversary only serves to increase the feeling that most of this game is just new elements stapled haphazardly onto a prettier version of a 10-year-old game.

Awards & Rankings

#93 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User 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
    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!
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  2. 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. TheIt'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. Full Review »
  3. 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 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! Full Review »