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  • Summary: [Downloadable Content] Exclusive to Xbox Live, Tomb Raider: Underworld - Lara's Shadow allows gamers to experience Lara's universe from an entirely new perspective; that of the Doppelganger. With faster movement, shadow powers and a melee attack that decimates enemies with devastating accuracy and speed, the Doppelganger opens up all new gameplay mechanics, areas and puzzles which wouldn't be possible while playing as Lara Croft. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Lara’s Shadow is far better than Beneath the Ashes, the previous add-on, and supposes a necessary change in the formula that brings more reasons than its predecessor to buy it.
  2. 80
    Stronger than the previous pack in just about every way, Lara’s Shadow provides players with much more than a basic adventure and a re-skinned character model. Instead, it provides a journey that hearkens back to the series’ roots while providing a number of specialized abilities that can only be carried out by another character outside of Lara Croft.
  3. New powers add a zip to the normally stolid raiding. [May 2009, p.75]
  4. Lara's Shadow offers a decent slice of adventuring but costing 800 points seems a little steep considering there are no extras or real incentives to experience the level again after completion.
  5. I definitely like the ideas that Crystal Dynamics are flirting with here, it just seems disingenuous to ask players to pay so much for this small taste.
  6. This is a brave first attempt at something new in the world of Lara Croft, but it doesn’t quite manage to match the levels of accomplishment seen in the rest of Tomb Raider Underworld.
  7. Not beefy enough to warrant the fat cash. [June 2009, p.96]

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  1. DavidD.
    May 10, 2009
    Just awesome!! Very very fun!! Eidos and CD really took this game to a whole new level. I was a bit worried to see how they were going to tie in the clone but after playing it, I couldn't ask for anything more! I just loved the whole story and the way it was laid out! They really have something to work with now in the future with both Lara and her badass twin :) Yes, maybe the 800 credits is a bit much but it is worth it to play out the game and end the story! I just wish Hollywood could write half as well as some of these games! Expand
  2. NateF.
    Apr 3, 2009
    Great addition. Improved combat was a lot more fun than shooting while running in circles. The game looks good visually, although it is a lot of similar scenery. A bit short and repetitive, however, so I think it's a little overpriced. Expand