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  • Summary: [Downloadable Content] Beneath the Ashes is the first of two brand new downloadable levels in the continuing Tomb Raider adventures of Lara Croft. Offering a new adventure specifically designed to extend the Tomb Raider: Underworld experience, Tomb Raider Underworld: Beneath the Ashes sends[Downloadable Content] Beneath the Ashes is the first of two brand new downloadable levels in the continuing Tomb Raider adventures of Lara Croft. Offering a new adventure specifically designed to extend the Tomb Raider: Underworld experience, Tomb Raider Underworld: Beneath the Ashes sends Lara back to the remains of Croft Manor where she uncovers a massive series of never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts used by her father to protect and hide a deadly source of power. In addition to an entirely new area to explore, the pack also contains six new costumes and deliver an additional 125 achievement points. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Anybody actually paying attention to the narrative will appreciate the gasp-inducing ending, and anybody under twelve will appreciate the abundance of inappropriate costumes that come included. For everyone else it’s a good, if not quite great platformer, that complements the main game while not exactly revolutionising it.
  2. In closing, Beneath the Ashes is a commendable slice of Tomb Raider adventuring, but still feels like it was part of the main game, that was either left on the cutting room floor, or withheld for the purpose of exclusive content.
  3. Beneath the Ashes offers extra content that the fans of the voluptuous adventurer will be grateful for. Tomb Raider Underworld follows-up in Xbox 360 with an epilogue not too necessary in terms of plot, but that contributes with new puzzles and combats to its campaign. More hours, achievements and challenges for a genre that, unfortunately, does not proliferate in the present generation.
  4. Tomb Raider Underword: Beneath the Ashes is a good first DLC, offering a good new setting and puzzles, new cut-scene as well as an ending good to build enough hype for the plot, waiting for the final act, entitled Lara’s Shadow. But this new level presents also many bad issues, mostly technical, and the 800 Microsoft Points price is not so cheap for a half an hour of longevity. Recommended only to biggest fans of Lara.
  5. It's perhaps unsurprising, given the matinee idol lineage of the series, that Lara Croft's set-piece adventures work so well carved into chunks, yet - even if it's not as long as you fancied, and there's a bit too much shooting - it's still a pleasure to spend a few more hours with one of gaming's most graceful legends.
  6. The follow-up to the latest Lara game uses the same engine, offers some brand new environments and storyline. But, overall, it lacks depth, it's far too short and quite expensive for what it offers. Good ideas, not so well developed.
  7. Not beefy enough to warrant the fat cash. [June 2009, p.96]

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  1. DavidD.
    May 10, 2009
    8
    Very fun game and DLC! It was more of the same from Underworld but the best part of this game was the story line. They kept the story going Very fun game and DLC! It was more of the same from Underworld but the best part of this game was the story line. They kept the story going and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. The way they tied in Underworld to this and shadow were just awesome! Expand