Average User Score: 4.6Jun 16, 2014I would go so far as to describe this game as average. There really doesn't appear to be anything special about it, which is disappointingI would go so far as to describe this game as average. There really doesn't appear to be anything special about it, which is disappointing given all the lead up and hype prior to the games launch.
Some points that really annoyed me. The driving mechanic felt poor - more akin to driving the Mako from Mass Effect than driving a car in GTA. The hacking - I found the hacking more challenging in Assassins Creed 4 (A game about pirates) than in this game (a game about HACKING!). There's no attachment to the main character, he's dull, tedious and nothing feels like it has a flow about it - it's just awkward. Also having one button to do almost everything, all you need to do during a car chase or almost anything else if hold 'Q'.
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 8, 2013There was absolutely no reason... NO reason at all to have contact online DRM for this game. EA was warned prior to launch that there would beThere was absolutely no reason... NO reason at all to have contact online DRM for this game. EA was warned prior to launch that there would be issues and they ignored them. This is poor, very very poor.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 6, 2013I have to say I'm really enjoying this game a lot more than I thought I would. It really does make you feel for Lara as she goes from problemI have to say I'm really enjoying this game a lot more than I thought I would. It really does make you feel for Lara as she goes from problem to problem. The game also allows you to feel a good deal of satisfaction when you make it past certain areas. Graphically stunning also helps. What would have made it better for me would be a more open world as at times you do feel it's very linear, but that's the nature of TR games. I was never really into the original TR games, but this one has me really hooked and when be playing it and exploring it all the ways.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Mar 6, 2013My opinion Very poor. The graphics (which do not make a game good) are dire here with textures that seem to hark back to 2006 if not earlier.My opinion Very poor. The graphics (which do not make a game good) are dire here with textures that seem to hark back to 2006 if not earlier. The campaign is nonsensical with terrible AI on both sides of the player and a plot line that seems to just make things up as it goes along and fail (although promises) to provide explanation. The NPCs, you just end up hating them, especially O'Niel who is meant to be "your guy". He either does nothing and just watches you battling moronic aliens or when he does shoot he seems to have forgotten his real smart gun and brought along his nerf version utterly pointless. As for the voice acting, lets just say it's bad. I need to go back to the AI again here because it's so poor, so bad, you have no feel at all of suspense or terror. The aliens are dumb (not that you'll end up fighting them much in this game). Instead of the creepy, could come from anywhere alien, they leap into the center of the room and then barrel roll at you allowing you plenty of time to blow them away. If they actually manage to get close enough to you to hit you, they hit you once and then leap away, allowing you to blow them away what's the point?
The multiplayer as long as you're a marine you'll end up ok as the controls are easy and pretty much what you'd expect. As the alien you're completely screwed, the controls don't seem to work and nothing is fluid about it. When I try and wall climb my alien has a fit and I end up being shot for trying to play as an alien!!!
Good points They've got the sound and music right, but was that really difficult?
- It works. It has yet to crash on me to be fair and everything seems to work the way it was meant too.
There was so much opportunity with this game to offer up something great, the breath new life in to the Aliens franchise, but it was squandered. What could have potentially been Gearbox's best game turned out to be something they don't even seem to want to comment on except blame other developers and Sega. I think I can speak for fans when I say I would have preferred another 6 year delay and a good game rather than this copy and paste COD shooter that contains all the horror and suspense of a jar of pickled eggs.… Expand