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  • Summary: After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate asAfter uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition and witness the rise of an icon. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    100
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is truly a phenomenal game from top to bottom and it has some of the best visuals around. But graphics alone do not make a game great and Rise does not rely on them.
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    93
    On PC, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the same fantastic action adventure we played on Xbox One some months ago. if you have a high-end machine, this new version offers an even more immersive experience thanks to numerous graphical improvements.
  3. Jan 27, 2016
    90
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is a great adventure game. More exploration, platform zones and stealth mechanics than shooter moments, great plot and full of content to discover.
  4. Apr 15, 2016
    90
    The thing that really stands out about Rise of the Tomb Raider is that you care about the characters at all.
  5. Feb 2, 2016
    85
    Rise of the Tomb Raider on the PC looks and plays fantastically. Lots of various graphical options allow for comfortable gameplay even on weaker machines. Nixxes Software deserves some serious praise but let's not forget that real thanks should be aimed at Crystal Dynamics. The PC port wouldn't be so good if not for the excellent Xbox version.
  6. Jan 27, 2016
    83
    A little too streamlined in places, but Rise of the Tomb Raider does a lot to improve upon its predecessor.
  7. Feb 16, 2016
    60
    It's no Tomb Raider, but with the new expedition mode, maybe it doesn't really need to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 214
  1. Jan 28, 2016
    10
    Looking good so far ! Everything is perfect . Good port and excellent graphics. Story is ok close as first one. Feels like Lara is trulyLooking good so far ! Everything is perfect . Good port and excellent graphics. Story is ok close as first one. Feels like Lara is truly allive and like watching a movie. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2016
    10
    Easily one of the best games ever made hands down. Graphics, story, tombs, gameplay, the action, mechanics, puzzles, the open world feel andEasily one of the best games ever made hands down. Graphics, story, tombs, gameplay, the action, mechanics, puzzles, the open world feel and seeing lara croft go through hell again. Buy this game immediately. Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2016
    9
    Can they make Lara Croft any sexier? Check!!! These graphics are amazing, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and surreal, top that withCan they make Lara Croft any sexier? Check!!! These graphics are amazing, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and surreal, top that with amazing gameplay. Great game. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2016
    8
    I'd just like to first say how much I love the voice actress of Lara, she does an incredible job of bringing her to life and honestly she's aI'd just like to first say how much I love the voice actress of Lara, she does an incredible job of bringing her to life and honestly she's a big reason as to why I've enjoyed the last two games so much, she really does knock it out of the park and she's not alone, the voice work across the board was solid apart from Jonah who I personally didn't like. The story itself was also interesting and kept me engaged and didn't hold the voice actors back at all.

    One of the games other big strengths is the climbing/platforming, I really feel it does this better than Uncharted mainly due to how many tools Lara has at her disposable, it was nice to see Uncharted 4 build upon their system by "stealing" the porous wall mechanic from Tomb Raider, it's a little thing but it adds a lot, and Rise has lots of these little mechanics that keep the gameplay fresh throughout. I would say Uncharted 4 definitely edged out Rise when it came to gunplay though, especially AI which was particularly awful in Rise, I was only playing on normal difficulty so maybe it's better on higher difficulties, but the enemies would just stand there after a friend had been headshot with their hand in the air while I primed another arrow which was really silly. Another area I felt UC4 edged out Rise was "epic moments", these set pieces are often my favourite things about both series and Rise just didn't have any, it had some cool moments but nothing truly wow, the Definitive Edition definitely had its moments and I was waiting for Rise to have its all the way until the end but it never came.

    My biggest annoyance personally was performance though, this is the first game where I really struggled to maintain 1080p/60fps without drops, having to drop to the medium preset with 16x AF and high detail being the only variance from the preset. The game started off great, no performance issues at all on very high settings but it got worse and worse as the game went on, especially any zone outside just tanked the frame rate on higher settings. And the weird thing about it was most of the time nothing was happening, it was just running through the world or even just panning the camera. I'm running a 3570k @ 4.3GHz, MSI GTX 970 4G heavily overclocked, 8GB DDR3, SSD on Windows 10, this machine runs Witcher 3 at 1080p/60 without a dropped frame on a mix of high/ultra so I really feel it's an optimisation issue more so than a lack of power on my part. I really didn't like having to dumb down the graphics but performance is always my priority, I just don't usually have to sacrifice so much to achieve it (I really missed having Purehair enabled which looked great compared to Hairworks IMO).
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  5. Nov 8, 2019
    8
    Winter in the game is implemented cool. The shooter in the game is cool, but but the plot got weaker. The game dragged me on for 110 hours)
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    7
    +Some of current gen's best real-time facial animation/capture/graphics
    +Thoughtful large open level design mixed with linear sections make
    +Some of current gen's best real-time facial animation/capture/graphics
    +Thoughtful large open level design mixed with linear sections make for good pacing
    +Excellent voice cast and animations
    +Great feel to the excellent gameplay (esp if you optimize for 60fps)
    -Gameplay repeats itself over longer play sessions

    -Although the story serves its function well enough, for a tomb raider game, I got that 'missed opportunity feeling' that there's something missing, an emptiness within the story / characters /dialogue especially for Lara. For me that kinda weighed me down as I progressed through the game.
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  7. Jan 8, 2020
    0
    Piece of **** **** **** ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!****

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