Average User Score: 6.7Jul 31, 2013As a remake of the spiritual sequel to the grandfather of shooters, I expected to be thrown back with old school style gameplay and levelAs a remake of the spiritual sequel to the grandfather of shooters, I expected to be thrown back with old school style gameplay and level design. It definitely doesn't disappoint with that the levels have a ton of secrets, branching paths, keys for doors halfway across the map, and a lot of gameplay choices that died out since the 90s for example, reloading literally does nothing, and was just included for kicks. Ironsights were also thrown in, but outside of singleplayer you'll get destroyed if you use them. Multiplayer is a rocketfest, which can be frustrating at times, but once you learn your way around that's when it gets fun. The devs are the best part of the game, honestly there's lots of jokes thrown in, like the AI telling you to stick with a controller and text-to-speech in multiplayer (John Madden! John Madden!). However, it is a bit buggy on launch day, as I found myself getting stuck in walls a lot in singleplayer. I also can't really see a competitive future. But for what it is and what it tries to be, it's perfect.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 29, 2013It's a pretty good game, but not without flaws. Many times, it felt like I was watching a movie, just holding forward. It also doesn't bearIt's a pretty good game, but not without flaws. Many times, it felt like I was watching a movie, just holding forward. It also doesn't bear much resemblance with previous tomb raider games besides maneuverability options, like ledge climbing. I'll let it slide, though, since it's a reboot. It tries to be open world, but personally I don't think it does it that well. If we look at another island survival game, Far Cry 3, it encouraged you to explore by spacing out the main story missions throughout the land. Tomb Raider doesn't do that.
But with the flaws aside, the combat was fun, and I loved climbing my way up or down the rocky island. The story is a great at explaining her origins, but honestly I don't think it explained the bridge between "just an archaeologist in training" to "extreme tomb raider". I've been told that the graphics are average, but I personally think it looks great, especially compared to old tomb raider games. Overall, this isn't a game I'd buy full price. I'd buy it on sale, which it happens much more often than other AAA games.… Expand