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  • Summary: Inspired by the first Tomb Raider videogame, originally released in 1996, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a totally new 2006 adventure for Lara, faithfully preserving the elements which made the original Tomb Raider such a classic. Using an enhanced "Tomb Raider Legend" game engine,Inspired by the first Tomb Raider videogame, originally released in 1996, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a totally new 2006 adventure for Lara, faithfully preserving the elements which made the original Tomb Raider such a classic. Using an enhanced "Tomb Raider Legend" game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion up to today’s technology standards and offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience. The puzzles are now more in depth and incorporate environmental interaction and physics driven solutions. The level design and flow of gameplay are inspired by the original videogame making Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary a brand new experience in gaming, while still invoking the nostalgia of the first adventure in Tomb Raiding. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It doesn't matter whether you have or haven't played Tomb Raider before: you simply can't go wrong with Anniversary.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    89
    An enjoyable action-adventure which takes the best bits from the first Tomb Raider and updates them with better playability, nicer graphics and deeper puzzles. A surprisingly good rehash of the old. [June 2007]
  3. With Tomb Raider: Anniversary Crystal Dynamics has successfully updated one of 3D gaming's first classics. It combines everything we loved about the original with the modern gameplay mechanics of Legend.
  4. This is “vintage” Tomb Raider, given a facelift, and sparkling as a result. It is fun to play, and fun to watch.
  5. In summary, I loved playing Tomb Raider: Anniversary, in fact I enjoyed it to the extent of often staying up way too late just wanting to see what came next or trying to get through a particularly difficult section. I would thoroughly recommend this game, both to fans of the original, and newcomers alike.
  6. The success of Tomb Raider: Anniversary is twofold; it does well by the memory of the original Tomb Raider, and also makes a dynamic action adventure game that's fun to play in 2007.
  7. 70
    Anniversary is a great way to relive the original feel of Tomb Raider; just don't expect anything more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
  1. RenanS
    Apr 5, 2009
    10
    amazing game, they get elements of the classic tomb raider and a new gameplay where you don't have hatefull delays on jumping a point to amazing game, they get elements of the classic tomb raider and a new gameplay where you don't have hatefull delays on jumping a point to another, i love it Expand
  2. DavidP.
    Jun 4, 2007
    10
    Great game. My Favorite of the series. The Midas stage is real fun!!
  3. Mar 28, 2020
    10
    (This happened in 1996 a unknow gaming event)

    Newspaper 1996:- There is a tomb raider game who gonna ride us into the tomb woo-hoo who care
    (This happened in 1996 a unknow gaming event)

    Newspaper 1996:- There is a tomb raider game who gonna ride us into the tomb woo-hoo who care

    (After 24 years there is so many tomb raider fan but they dont know who is the icon)

    Tomb raider anniversary lara(brought by timemachine from original lara):- " I was once lost

    but now I'm found

    Was blind but now I see"
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  4. RT
    Jul 23, 2007
    8
    This is a definite improvement over Tomb Raider Legend, but not that much. The major pluses are: improved graphics and level design. Also, This is a definite improvement over Tomb Raider Legend, but not that much. The major pluses are: improved graphics and level design. Also, the game is much longer (12-15 hours), depending on how much you'll be dying. The boss fights are actually quite challenging and fun. The major minuses are: the flow of the game still feels very linear; often times levels seem to be repetitive; the wall grappling mechanic is absolutely unnecessary and often frustrating; the adrenaline dodge mechanic is also unnecessary since it's not used that often; enemy AI definitely could be better; even though this is a remake of original - having some vehicle's would be nice; the game feels a bit buggy. Overall still, I would have to say this is pretty good game and I would highly recommend trying it. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    8
    I've played this game for a few hours and it's pretty good. However, this game has quite a few minor problems, most notably the camera. ItI've played this game for a few hours and it's pretty good. However, this game has quite a few minor problems, most notably the camera. It tends to get stuck behind me when I try to look behind my character when about to jump off a ledge. It would be nice to see behind me, but most of the time there's a conveniently placed ledge there. Also, if you want to do well early on, you better pay close attention to the tutorials that flash by the screen as some commands such as dodging are critical later. Although maybe it's just that this is my first Tomb Raider game. Overall, this is a great game. The graphics are still quite nice and the gameplay is fun and challenging. I just wished some of the bugs were fixed. And there isn't much story here so don't buy this game just for that. Expand
  6. May 5, 2019
    7
    Сюжетно игра является ребутом 1 части, но т.к. я забросил 1 часть (из-за шикарного управления и отличной камеры), скажу что, сюжет клеширован.Сюжетно игра является ребутом 1 части, но т.к. я забросил 1 часть (из-за шикарного управления и отличной камеры), скажу что, сюжет клеширован. Графика хуже чем в предыдущей части.
    Итог: 7.066/10
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  7. ShinyT.
    Jun 26, 2007
    0
    The brought back all the bad things about old games which were about punishing the player and made it worse. The lame combat system, pole The brought back all the bad things about old games which were about punishing the player and made it worse. The lame combat system, pole jumps and rope walk are all new things which make the game worse. I liked all the old Tomb Raider games (except Angel of Darkness which I never played) and love Legend but I hate this one more than any other game I can remember. Expand

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