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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: 27 out of 273
  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. Dec 2, 2020
    10
    greattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
  3. Jan 29, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. (May contain a few spoilers)

    First, ask yourself these:

    1. Do you like Lara Croft Games?
    If yes, continue.

    2. Do you mind being a young woman fighting only men?
    If no, you don't mind, continue.

    3. Did you play and (!) like the previous game?
    Optional, either way continue ;)

    I really like the game and the reboot in general. It's a journey showing why Lara becomes the woman she's reknown for.
    In this "episode" the center plays around her father and the legacy he left Lara. Throughout the game, either during campfire restings or cut scenes, Lara's past and development is being explained more and more.
    Whoever remembers the originals will realize that this is very true and fitting - a little girl who grew up with a loving yet distant father, who was driven to (Spoiler) "suicide" in the end.

    The gameplay is excellent, as always. It's a lot better than the previous version, less repetative and extremly satisfying.
    Yes of curse it's not fully immersive - as per usual you unlock abilities, weapon extensions and so on. It's a game and I don't mind as it does actually feel "rewarding", appealing to the human senses of improving ourself.

    Graphics, what can I say? If you've got the machine, play it at least on High if not FULL - it's a gorgous as a game can get. My first awe was when Lara made her way through deep snow, sruggling forward and leaving a deep trail in the snow with every step. Marvelous!

    Combat is satisfying, however sometimes a tad bit clunky. Clunky in a way where at times you have no other option than to blast through enemies. Lara can now hide and kill even more efficiently silently (taking a part from Assassins Creed, like hiding in bushes or jumping from above for a clean kill) - this however is being disrupted once you're spotted. Hiding again? No chance, enemies will hunt you down to the end and always find you, for example when I dove back under ice water and swam under a thick layer of ice to another exit, NPCs followed me w/o any issues.

    Speaking of ice water. While I love the immersive behavior, I try not to gringe too much about the unrealistic "swimming through ice cold water, drenched wet and then being absolutely fine". Here we need to apply "it's a game" - otherwise you'll groan a bit too often.

    Story: it's ok. It's been there before, especially in movies (Holy Grail anyone?). What really bothers me here is the same like in every cheesy movie: who dies when and how - or what happens next. NOTHING is surprising at all.
    It builds up the typical race to the goal, where people you ally yourself with will die - of course in the most cheesy way. SPOILER: "shoot him, don't listen to him" ...and of course he's not shooting him and of course taking his eyes from the murderous maniac that just tortured you for hours, therefore killing you with a knife. Ugh.

    BUT this does not make it a bad game. It reduces 100% quite a bit, though.

    Verdict: 85%
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  4. Mar 16, 2017
    8
    I think this one is a bit better than the first game. It's fun, the graphics are pretty good even though my PC is a bit old. The story couldI think this one is a bit better than the first game. It's fun, the graphics are pretty good even though my PC is a bit old. The story could have been better, hopefully they improve that with the next game. It's a solid game with a mediocre plot. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2021
    8
    ====================IIIIIIIIII GAME SCORE : 80 IIIIIIIIII====================
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    7
    Well game is good to play, worst then First "new" Tomb Raider, but game is still playable
    for plus:
    -graphic is good -story is involving
    Well game is good to play, worst then First "new" Tomb Raider, but game is still playable
    for plus:
    -graphic is good
    -story is involving you just want play
    Minus:
    -sound-well
    -FPS, Jesus optimization felling on ground STILL(FROM 2016 BTW)
    -stupid voice messages, after 1 hour i didn't want to collect
    -Credits are so useless i dont even know why they added that
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  7. Jun 23, 2021
    0
    This was my first experience with Tomb Raider since the ps2 games.
    I started to play with high expectations, and this was attended in the
    This was my first experience with Tomb Raider since the ps2 games.
    I started to play with high expectations, and this was attended in the beginning, but after a few minutes the problems starts to show up.
    The first thing i don't like about this game was the pace. This game is too slow if compared with the ps1 and ps2 games. They basically have transformed Lara from a badass who run and gun everyone in her eye sight, to a scared average girl who needs to hide in bushes and stealth kill the enemies
    The exploration in this game is not good also, as you have too many boring things to do like:
    -Hunting animals (that's so **** boring)
    -Ton of collectables to catch
    -Exploring tombs that the majority looks all the same
    -Boring side quests
    The story of this game begins nice, but also fall shortly after a few hours, when stupid things starts to happens. A lost village hidden in a mountain that doesn't feel like is hidden at all? Seriously? How in the **** hell trinity with a ton of helicopters can't see it? That's so **** stupid.
    And now the worst of all things: The anti USSR sentiment in this game.
    This game has a load of **** about USSR, and that's funny because there is a lot of propaganda about Lara Croft being a strong women representation in games and they forgot that USSR was the first country to give equal rights to men and women in the world. Before Soviet Union women can't go work like men and because of this i will give this game no more than a 0 out of 10
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