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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: 21 out of 196
  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. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    tons better than the previous one.
    you'll fall in love with this fantastic bass add chick.
    and it runs really well! new patch especially if
    tons better than the previous one.
    you'll fall in love with this fantastic bass add chick.
    and it runs really well! new patch especially if you have win 10
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  3. Sep 5, 2016
    9
    similar to Tomb Raider Reborn, with new challenging levels, more accurate animation despite that Lara croft movement is still little bitsimilar to Tomb Raider Reborn, with new challenging levels, more accurate animation despite that Lara croft movement is still little bit slippery, Great level of detail, and texture quality is amazing, Lara croft is well perfected polygon, the story is little bit short, you can finish it within one week Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2016
    8
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is more than just a game that you would go and play for an hour or two. With its breathtaking scenery of snowyRise of the Tomb Raider is more than just a game that you would go and play for an hour or two. With its breathtaking scenery of snowy mountains and hidden temples, it will keep you glued to the screen for hours and hours. The cut-scenes, though frequent and on the longer side, never tend to bore the player, but rather immerse him in a great and exciting story. The content is extensive and there's plenty to see and do, though the puzzles do tend to get a bit repetitive towards the later stages.
    The gameplay is solid, though some aspects could be improved. Especially the melee fighting comes out as a bit "clunky" at times. Furthermore, the collection of scrolls and scribblings, secret coin caches, relics and other such junk that you find lying around never really makes that big of a difference. Supplies and ammunition are plentiful, negating the need for frequent crafting, though you do need some special resources in order to craft certain utilities.
    The gameplay isn't too linear due to the fact that there are many chances for side quests which bring some bonuses, but are not obligatory for normal progression. The down side is that the bonuses you unlock usually become available at a later stage of the game anyway, which means you'll only really benefit from them for a short amount of time. This does however ensure that new game mechanics, which become available throughout the game, bring a new twist, resulting in a better gameplay experience.
    The game also tends to vary in its pace, which was a nice surprise for me. You have your usual stealth assassination parts, but there are also parts where a firefight is necessary in order to progress. You'll also be thrust into sudden action with events such as collapsing bridges or falling rocks, which seem to come out of nowhere while you are peacefully climbing your way through the game.
    Overall the game is a great experience. It's main problems lie in gameplay mechanics and the usual lag and drop in FPS. 8/10
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  5. Feb 27, 2016
    8
    The reboot was great, and this sequel still is good, but it is dangerously loosing it's drive.
    Story is just barely ok, nothing more.
    The reboot was great, and this sequel still is good, but it is dangerously loosing it's drive.
    Story is just barely ok, nothing more. Gameplay is good and fun, but hardly any suprises and little variation. Stealth is only occasionally possible. Game looks nice, with pretty effects, but ... almost no change of ice and snow scenery, no variation in enemies and ... maybe it's not the most important thing, why did they have to "fix" her face?

    There is nothing really new here, which is ok, but it really feels to casual. Played it on the hardest difficulty Survival mode and it still was, except maybe a handful encounters, just easy.
    To diminish the difficulty even more, almost all puzzles are in optional tombs, which can be solved in a few minutes. I remember the hunting for collectibles as more fun in the previous installation.

    I would still recommend it, but don't expect a revolution. I hope they cut down on playing it safe for the next episode.
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  6. Feb 8, 2018
    7
    CONS
    1. Rhianna Pratchett
    2. Feminist'ly "strong woman" character for Lara. What I mean is the girl "who is doing what guys do" - is not
    CONS
    1. Rhianna Pratchett
    2. Feminist'ly "strong woman" character for Lara. What I mean is the girl "who is doing what guys do" - is not enough for a character to be called interesting one. And its LARA she is A LOT more than that.
    3. Flat characters - in both 2 games all of them existed just to die in right moment to motivate Lara or to help her. Iona - cuck.
    4. "serious faces" - Lara dont have any irony or jokes or anything. She is boring af, mostly, same as every character of the game. But she wasnt in pre-reboot games.
    5. No "travelers spirit" and A LOT "bad russian guys, really bad and really russian"
    6. No double pistols, A LOT crying about her dad
    7. Lara's charact is unbelievable. I mean I dont believe her. In 2013 game she was a young girl that get into **** and had to get through it. Now she by herself jump in **** and still act both not confidence and not as a still young a not really experienced girl. SHe got cought in between and she is really unispiring and boring.

    I hope for the next game Lara will grow both some teeth and ability to joke, to have fun, adding some Irony would be apretiatable.
    So Lara pls, stop be boring and whinny, you are a cool girl and be it.

    And get back your cool body from 2013 Tomb Raider, feels like you lost some well girly bodyparts while moving toward Rise of.
    Good luck.
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  7. Jan 6, 2018
    0
    cheap clone of uncharted but with worse combat, boring characters and cliché story... gunplay is terrible and locations are boring. Probablycheap clone of uncharted but with worse combat, boring characters and cliché story... gunplay is terrible and locations are boring. Probably most overrated game i have ever played Expand

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