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  • Summary: Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars,Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Eidos and Crystal Dynamics shaped Lara's look and movements to be an inherent extension of her skills, motivation and personality. Lara's character model features natural structure, realistic textures, detailed facial features, reactive eyes and fluid motion, all of which make her part of a living environment. New character animations and controls allow her to move through stunning environments with grace and precision, while an understanding of the game's original appeal reinvigorates the fundamental explore-and-solve adventure experience. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. There are people that say a good game must have good graphics and some that say its gameplay is the most important. TRL has both. Great graphics and a superb gameplay make this game a true jewel.
  2. A solid title from the ground up. It has a nicely written story, with lively characters and a charismatic and sexy protagonist in Lara Croft. It has great voice acting and music, and the artists have done a marvelous job of creating beautiful and diverse locations for the game's backdrop.
  3. Tomb Raider: Legend is not only the best Tomb Raider game in years, but as far ahead as one can possibly get from the disaster that was Angel of Darkness.
  4. In this regard, Crystal Dynamics deserve all the praise, but if they will continue to ignore certain aspects in the next Tomb Raider game and will choose to go down the simplification road, there are very good chances that the next Tomb Raider will end up like "Angel of Darkness."
  5. The best new addition is a magnetic grappling device that allows Lara to move faraway items and swing across chasms. Puzzles are beautifully integrated into the environment and frustration rare.
  6. Every second of this game screams skillful design and the result is a liberating game world that feels open and responsive.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    All that appeal is present in Legend, but it's attached to only half of a brilliant game. And in the end, half of a new Lara Croft game adventure turns out to be better than none at all. [July 2006, p.55]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55
  1. May 1, 2018
    10
    Great Game! Like a good book, trl takes you to another world. There are many puzzles and a lot of action. The graphics are great, but they areGreat Game! Like a good book, trl takes you to another world. There are many puzzles and a lot of action. The graphics are great, but they are best to be viewed on an old c.r.t. t.v.. There is not much to complain about with this game. The motorcycle scenes, and a few of the scenes, especially toward the end, are a bit boring, but overall trl stays fun till the end! Expand
  2. AmandaS.
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    This game was great wayyyy better than the Angel Of Darkness. It has a good story line also but there is one default about the game that This game was great wayyyy better than the Angel Of Darkness. It has a good story line also but there is one default about the game that makes it unlike everyother tomb raider game... and that is that it is too short. all the other tomb raider games it takes forever just to finish ONE level. in this game a could finish a level in aboout 30min to an hour. the next game should really be LONGER. cuz i beat this game in about 12 hours. Expand
  3. VanN
    Aug 26, 2009
    9
    A great game, briliant graphics and audio makes the world come to life. Although it may be challenging in a few parts, it's a fun game A great game, briliant graphics and audio makes the world come to life. Although it may be challenging in a few parts, it's a fun game while it lasted. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2019
    8
    Graphics are good compared to Angel of Darkness, game play is OK, the puzzles are pretty easy except the one in the church that gave me a hardGraphics are good compared to Angel of Darkness, game play is OK, the puzzles are pretty easy except the one in the church that gave me a hard time but I liked the overall experience and getting back to classic Lara. The bike sections are very annoying because you have no control on who she aims at and most times she just aims at the one who is the least threat to her at that moment and it is very infuriating at times especially on the hard difficulty but i enjoyed playing it especially after the fragile Lara reboots. Expand
  5. weevilk.
    May 2, 2007
    7
    Graphics great - controls great- cinematics great, controls like a dream - but it is just too easy. too many hints. fighting is easy. bosses Graphics great - controls great- cinematics great, controls like a dream - but it is just too easy. too many hints. fighting is easy. bosses are easy. puzzles are very linear and lots of hints everywhere - things glinting, stupid guys on the headset - HEY LARA WHATS THAT BIG LEVER FOR.....HEY LARA TRY TO CHARGE UP THE CORE WITH THE TESLA DEVICE....I started off thinking - wow, this is awesome, but ended up feeling slightly cheated at how easy it is. even the binoculars have a built in ability to tell you what you do with objects on screen - AI binoculars? please..... little cut scenes which sort of guide you through a set piece - YOUI HAVE TO GO HERE......THEN HERE>>>>>THEN HERE......or big neon icons flashing up telling you where the grapple has to go, or whn to press down, up etc.....idiots guide, id say. They make a play on the fluid motion, but what that means is you can be very sloppy and still make the jumps etc - i suppose on balance, having to be too exact could get enraging, but its almost impossible to get it wrong with this one. 100000000 times better than the last effort mind. i guess nothing compares to the wonder of the very first TR 1 and 2 - they were so excellent in their day that they will not be beaten no matter how life like her outrageous ...ahem...boobies....become. Expand
  6. JoshT.
    Jan 28, 2010
    6
    For the record, I love the Tomb Raider series. And I hate consoles. Being a port to the PC, the controls and camera are terrible. I've For the record, I love the Tomb Raider series. And I hate consoles. Being a port to the PC, the controls and camera are terrible. I've got a good machine that can run much more graphics intensive games just fine, yet the next generation content setting had all sorts of graphics errors that I'm 99% certain weren't my computer fault. The game is far too simple in its puzzles, disappointingly short, and could have been much better if more time had been spent on polishing the PC version from the crap that was the console versions. Expand
  7. May 29, 2013
    0
    PC controls suck. For me that's a game wrecker. Good God. Combat mechanics are awful. Camera movement is horrendous. Can't tell you ifPC controls suck. For me that's a game wrecker. Good God. Combat mechanics are awful. Camera movement is horrendous. Can't tell you if the plot is any good. I got sick of fighting the damned game controls and bashed the uninstall button, which is the only thing that worked good. Lara's got a nice rack, great legs and a fine ass, though. Expand

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