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  • Summary: An intense and gritty story of the origins of the infamous Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor in Tomb Raider.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    96
    Tomb Raider is a mature experience featuring a young, strong woman who - armed with grit, determination, and intelligence - rescues not only her friends but herself as well. Surely there’s a lesson in that for the rest of us.
  2. Mar 5, 2013
    95
    Rebooting Tomb Raider is the best thing that could have happened to the series. The game is full of story-wise emotions and superbly directed action scenes, and it still has a very strong human factor. I'm rarely this positive about a game. Crystal Dynamics took a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox fans, but all in all the developers have succeeded. The most important thing to know is this: the new Tomb Raider is one of the best action-adventure games I have ever played.
  3. PC Master (Greece)
    Jun 10, 2013
    92
    The new incarnation of the iconic Lara Craft might very well be one of the best games out there right now. [April 2013]
  4. Mar 8, 2013
    85
    Lara’s origin story is a terrific, action-packed experience with stunning visuals that sadly has not much to do with her previous adventures. Yet the puzzle physics are cool, the exploration of the island is rewarding and the much-improved combat is easily one of the biggest steps forward for the series – too bad there is sometimes too much of it.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    85
    But with its excellent controls, engaging heroine, thrilling combat, and fascinating setting, it doesn't need to. Lara may be covering some previously charted territory here, but Tomb Raider is so well-crafted, you won't mind at all.
  6. Mar 19, 2013
    80
    While not every promising idea Tomb Raider has is pulled off successfully, it nevertheless turns in a tense and memorable ride that combines modern game design with its forebears’ adventurous spirit in some exciting ways. Some of its missteps may well come at the cost of your enjoyment, but most can’t hope to hurt the adventure in the long run. Although it never fully finds its identity, this is a game and a story worth seeing through.
  7. Mar 15, 2013
    73
    A bottomless chasm separating the story and the gameplay is the biggest problem of this Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics rebooted the series with an origin story. The developers wanted to show us how Lara learns to kill – first animals, then humans – in order to survive, how the hardships of the Yamatai island will make her into the tomb raider well know and love. But in reality, you can’t suspend your disbelief even for a minute. Though Lara sighs and whines a lot, her superhuman vitality would make Wolverine green with envy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 802
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    10
    this game is great. it has a very gripping story about lara and her orgins. i never played a tomb raider game but i highly recommend thisthis game is great. it has a very gripping story about lara and her orgins. i never played a tomb raider game but i highly recommend this game. if u games like arkham asylam and uncharted. you will love this one. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2013
    10
    Graphic is the great one of this game.It has one thing i freak out with negative thinking people
    it isn't that suck.And people who like this
    Graphic is the great one of this game.It has one thing i freak out with negative thinking people
    it isn't that suck.And people who like this game.WE ARE NOT INTEREST THIS GAME JUST
    THE CHARACTER WAS BEAUTIFUL.We aren't that fool.Why many cutscene will make you
    freak this game.What about RE6 what about SRIV what about SR the third.These game has
    many cutscene just like this game.WHY DONT YOU JUST GIVE 0 METASCORE FOR THOSE
    GAME.YOU JERK!!!!!
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  3. Mar 5, 2013
    10
    This game is just insanely good. I was thinking it was just a hype, like Far Cry 3, Skyrim (that I thought a little tedious), but no, thisThis game is just insanely good. I was thinking it was just a hype, like Far Cry 3, Skyrim (that I thought a little tedious), but no, this game is just the top 5 best games in this generations (PS3, Xbox360, PC), that soon the generation is over. Awesome graphics, awesome dinamic, and I think the best was the sound, that was marvelous. People that are giving yellow scores is the "Uncharted" fans. Altought I have to say I love Uncharted series, there's no match to Lara Croft and this games just raised the bars that Uncharted brought. They're just jealous. At some points I got goosebumps playing the game. Well, if you have any doubt, don't waste your time, play this game now. There's no way you can regret. Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2014
    9
    I really love this game. The graphics and the environments are marvellous (especially if you can max them out), gameplay and combat are veryI really love this game. The graphics and the environments are marvellous (especially if you can max them out), gameplay and combat are very enjoyable, so are exploring the island, the tombs, or finding relics...I really like Lara's character, she's more of an average girl forced into a hostile world instead of the somewhat unrealistic and "bloated" character of the past.
    Just a couple of cons: the campaign is too short, too many quick time events, and also didn't like the supernatural element in the story, it seems out of place.

    However, it is definitely a must have.
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  5. Apr 30, 2020
    8
    Controls are very good and smooth. Awesome graphics. Good story but with a rather linear narrative. Good gameplay, but maybe a little tooControls are very good and smooth. Awesome graphics. Good story but with a rather linear narrative. Good gameplay, but maybe a little too simple and not very thorough. VERY annoying quick time events.
    It has the survival atmosphere maybe for the first 30 minutes, then it loses it all and becomes a full-fledged action game. Lara becomes an experienced killer with cold blood and pretty much no training.
    Worth to play though.
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  6. Mar 11, 2013
    7
    Even though the visuals and gameplay are exquisite, Tomb Raider's voiceacting sometimes feels a bit too much. Lara always thinks out loud, andEven though the visuals and gameplay are exquisite, Tomb Raider's voiceacting sometimes feels a bit too much. Lara always thinks out loud, and almost every single line she says ends in a higher or lower tone. The beauty of the voiceacting however is when you find relics surprisingly, that's where Lara's voice really stands above many other games. Expand
  7. Mar 21, 2020
    0
    These latest games are absolute garbage. I cant tell you how disappointing they are, because there is a good game every 5 minutes that letsThese latest games are absolute garbage. I cant tell you how disappointing they are, because there is a good game every 5 minutes that lets you play it for about 5 minutes.. before another cutscene, ten more quicktime events, and tacked-on mechanics and story that SIMPLY DO NOT MATCH.
    Thats the review. Here's the expanded version:
    Survival game? Awesome.. except you dont have to hunt, eat, heal any of the dozens of times you get life-ending injuries. Life threatening? Shrug it off. Life-ending? Maybe a cutscene where you have to remove a rusty metal whatever from whereever and never think twice about wading thru that water.. (You'll notice that in the first 5 minutes, and every hour after)
    Lara is new to this? She doesnt know how to kill or survive too well? Only for the first 5 minutes. 1 hour into the game you already took down a whole platoon of bad guys. EASILY.
    Action scenes? Good but overused. Die? Honestly just set the controller down and walk away. make some popcorn. Have a beer. The game will have killed you 20 times over in the meanwhile and restarted you. No button presses necessary. No consequences. No difficulty. NO GAME
    The quicktime events ruin this, because you cant even relax during the cutscenes. They spam the buttons until you get used to it. THen they switch it. The first hour? Press Y/Triangle.
    Next hour? X-Boks button.
    Good lord this game sucks, squeenix ruins everything it touched in the early 2010s.
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