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  • Summary: Climb, swim, and backflip your way through a maze of cryptic deathtraps so realistic you can practically smell the decaying flesh. Unload an arsenal of lethal firepower on any wild-dog, giant lizard or blood-thirsty mercenary that gets in your way.
    Your mission is the deadliest one to date
    Climb, swim, and backflip your way through a maze of cryptic deathtraps so realistic you can practically smell the decaying flesh. Unload an arsenal of lethal firepower on any wild-dog, giant lizard or blood-thirsty mercenary that gets in your way.
    Your mission is the deadliest one to date -- the recovery of the fabled Scion, an incredible treasure reputed to give its possessor vast power. Get ready to cross the globe to take on impossible odds while exploring Incan ruins, Ancient Rome, Egyptian Pyramids, and the Lost City of Atlantis...
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  1. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    Абсолютная классика, зарождение нового жанра, и первая героиня женского пола, великая игра.Абсолютная классика, зарождение нового жанра, и первая героиня женского пола, великая игра.
  2. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    Although Tomb Raider can prove a challenge to get running well on modern systems it was fantastic to be able to go back and replay thisAlthough Tomb Raider can prove a challenge to get running well on modern systems it was fantastic to be able to go back and replay this classic adventure game… I actually played through half of the game using Glidos which allowed fantastic texture upgrades, I would have whole heartedly recommended getting it but unfortunately the 10 seconds it takes to open the inventory screen is way too annoying! That aside the game may look dated but it provides solid game-play, un-linear level design and just an all-round great deal of fun! I’m not sure whether it’s my nostalgia for the series or more the fact that it can be challenging, enjoyable and has an interesting story… But, I just whole heartedly love this game! Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    10
    Today this game looks really dated, but it was the game that pulled me in the gameworld, I really was in love with it, the wonderfulToday this game looks really dated, but it was the game that pulled me in the gameworld, I really was in love with it, the wonderful loneliness, the exploration, the silence, and suddenly the moving music. I've grown over this love but it still has a warm place in my heart. Thank you, Lara. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2018
    9
    The game that started it all. The game that really gave the PS1 the initial boost to become the powerhouse that it was. Many of us grew upThe game that started it all. The game that really gave the PS1 the initial boost to become the powerhouse that it was. Many of us grew up with this game. Croft, one the first and proper (not so overly politically correct that the devs neglect to make a decent game) example of women empowerment in video games. The puzzles are fun, the combat (though a bit clunky) is fine, and the story keeps you interested throughout the journey. One quick download and a few clicks later, this Steam version is easily the definitive version of this first installment of a legendary series. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    La importancia de Tomb Raider fue muy grande en la historia del videojuego, más allá de su impacto a nivel de marketing también fue un juegoLa importancia de Tomb Raider fue muy grande en la historia del videojuego, más allá de su impacto a nivel de marketing también fue un juego muy entretenido de plataformas y disparo en 3D que gestionaba muy bien el espacio y las cámaras, normalmente. Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2017
    6
    I have a problem rating this game. How can I rate PC version if it the game wasn't even prepared properly to run on PC. It feels that way, theI have a problem rating this game. How can I rate PC version if it the game wasn't even prepared properly to run on PC. It feels that way, the first jump you make you know it was supposed to be played on a console. The jumping that is essential here feels rough and tough, Lara's very stiff and what was supposed to be pleasurable jumping simulator started to be annoying save and load game when all you do is make sure you click alt 5 times before getting to an edge, otherwise Lara won't bother. The graphics obviously doesn't help you with finding neverending secret passageways. I'm glad they provided me with all the time save option. I made over 700 saves, that says a lot. Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2013
    3
    Where do I even start with this game? First off, let me say that this game NEARLY killed my love for pc games and most of all, almost made meWhere do I even start with this game? First off, let me say that this game NEARLY killed my love for pc games and most of all, almost made me give up on video games as a whole. This "classic" has to be one of the most boring and ridiculously terrible controls of any action adventure game. Maybe try your luck on the playstation version, maybe its better, but let me tell you, the controls are so terrible that even some of the simplest moves are going to be an annoyance. Just jumping from platform to platform, it has to be PERFECT because anything SLIGHTLY done wrong will lead you to death or you'll have to redo everything you did. The graphic did not age nicely, you'll have a hard time trying to explore just trying to figure out what you can climb or where you can go to. The voice acting is barely even understandable and even if it was, the story of this so called adventure seems to be severely lacking, almost making each level progression unfulfilling. The ONLY redeeming quality about this game is that you can save the game at any moment, which makes it easy to take advantage of and necessary. Do yourself a gigantic favor, play the Tomb Raider Anniversary game instead of this one, it’s one of those rare moments when the remake is actually better than the original. Trust me. The new team that works on the Tomb Raider games is a blessing to this series. Expand

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