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  • Summary: Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forgedExperience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

    FEATURES:

    * Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.

    * Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.

    * Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.

    * Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.
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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider – PC Technology Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    100
    If Uncharted rose to fame with weapons it stole from washed-out Tomb Raider (before its reboot), Shadow of the Tomb Raider grabs them back, making it visually and gameplaywise the most essential action-adventure you can imagine. It not only builds upon the series legacy, it goes to its roots and successfully brings back the exploration that we were busy not to even notice was missing while tackling through many exciting action set pieces of the previous games. Doing so, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the most poignant entry in the long series since the very first game.
  2. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    There is a noticeable emphasis on the narrative. Although Shadow of the Tomb Raider modifies what we've grown accustomed to within the franchise, the change of pace is welcomed. You'll find pockets of open-world to explore, with tons of side-quests and interactions with NPCs. Don't expect guns-a-blazin', but do expect getting more than you bargained for from this Tomb Raider experience.
  3. Sep 24, 2018
    90
    Some of the physics could have been better, but overall, it’s going to probably be one of the most beautiful games in 2018. It would be interesting to see where the story goes from here. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the highlight of the series, and topping it will be difficult.
  4. 80
    Despite some frame-rate stutters, slight audio-visual desyncs, and the occasional bad texture rendering, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is eerie, challenging, thoughtful, compelling, and downright fun.
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    75
    The new Tomb Raider shows Lara Croft as an empty character that has nothing inside.
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider doesn't have much to offer compared to the recent games. However, if you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series, you will enjoy it.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    20
    Tomb Raider was personal because it was personal. But now it’s come full circle to yet another vapid videogame character muddling through bad writing, rote familiar gameplay, and fewer features than the last time. Wake me when the next reboot is here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 145
  2. Negative: 28 out of 145
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Amazing game. Playing on hardest difficulty is so fun.
    -story is better
    -tombs are better -graphics are better -Everything is better than
    Amazing game. Playing on hardest difficulty is so fun.
    -story is better
    -tombs are better
    -graphics are better
    -Everything is better than previous 2 games.

    Best of the trilogy!
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  2. Dec 31, 2019
    10
    Assolutamente il capitolo più maturo dei tre, ambientazione di altissimo libello, animazioni e personaggi sublimi.
  3. Jan 20, 2019
    9
    Don't finished TR2013 because of too many shooting instead of puzzles and exploring. Sometimes I've thought of Battlefield. But this time itDon't finished TR2013 because of too many shooting instead of puzzles and exploring. Sometimes I've thought of Battlefield. But this time it has good balance. More tombs. Very good graphics (artists of all sorts did a colossal work). Not cool storytelling when some heroes coming from nowhere like gods when same time Lara was on edge between life and death ) Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2020
    7
    Nothing special. I played with pleasure. But I forgot the game 5 minutes after the end. What do we have in the end. Nice graphics. BeautifulNothing special. I played with pleasure. But I forgot the game 5 minutes after the end. What do we have in the end. Nice graphics. Beautiful Lara Croft. Gameplay from past parts. And an uninteresting plot. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2018
    6
    You can't just change graphics assets and sell it again. Don't become second Bethesda. Yes, there is RTX, but so what? No good gameplay, noYou can't just change graphics assets and sell it again. Don't become second Bethesda. Yes, there is RTX, but so what? No good gameplay, no good story, there isn't anything "Good". Before buying please, reconsider buying something else. This should be just a DLC to the second new Lara. Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2019
    5
    Authors have serious problem with gender diversity (same level but opposite). You really dont want see mud on Lara as dog food. "Shadow Of TheAuthors have serious problem with gender diversity (same level but opposite). You really dont want see mud on Lara as dog food. "Shadow Of The Uncharted" it's just frustrating linear corridor with QTE. Dont buy this game, atleast without playing free trial. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2019
    0
    I wanna give my opinion about this game but also don't want to lose time with it so i will try to make this brief.

    Im was a very passionate
    I wanna give my opinion about this game but also don't want to lose time with it so i will try to make this brief.

    Im was a very passionate about the series and if somehow you made me forget about this game, i would still be. So i bought the game, over-priced, 2 months before the release, so hyped because at the time i had ended 100% of Rise of the Tomb Raider and i loved the entire game, top to bottom, so the premise of this game being the end of those two amazing previously games got me so hooked up.

    Wish i had saw this coming... the game released with some bugs, not letting me play for the first weeks, which i found funny, cause i paid more for some "limited offer" that had last 3 to 4 months after the release, i couldn't play in the miserable two days that they have "given" for those who pre-ordered and after 1 month they put the game on sale. This scenario enraged me, made me feel scammed and this why my score is a big zero, if this was not happened to me, i would give a 3 or 4, and here's why:
    - The color scheme sometimes gave me feeling of tiredness, i believe the darker greens makes this.
    - The idea of the plot is good, but poorly executed, which made the game boring and pointless until the end.
    - The end which you would expect something meaningful for a end of a trilogy and the end of the prelude, that will lead us for the classic Lara, there's nothing special, doesn't look like at a end for this game, and if you'd to guess that the remake for the classics come next, you'll never.
    - Last boss, doesn't look like a boss, just a regular enemy that you didn't hit kill.
    - The controls sometimes didn't respond to my commands making Lara skip some commands, for jumps, most frequently.
    - The limitation for outfits in some areas. [BAD]
    - The DLCs not adding nothing important to the plot.
    - The predominance of tribal outfits. [BAD]
    - The only good points are the attempt to make Lara an "anti-hero" and the "enraged Lara" scene.

    And that's it.
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