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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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  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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  1. Negative: 69 out of 826
  1. May 19, 2013
    10
    Laura Croft is beautiful as well as the games graphics. Been a fan since the first on ps1. once again 89 nubs are mad cause their pc's cantLaura Croft is beautiful as well as the games graphics. Been a fan since the first on ps1. once again 89 nubs are mad cause their pc's cant handle the game. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2013
    10
    Great Game! Great story! Endearing characters! The graphics on the PC are simply spectacular, and well constructed maps that make sense to beGreat Game! Great story! Endearing characters! The graphics on the PC are simply spectacular, and well constructed maps that make sense to be played. Another interesting point is the immersion afforded because he saw me trying to understand why each element of the scenario being there. Really the series gets a new life with this reboot! Expand
  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. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    This is a good game, good graphics, A lot of elements, good environment. intelligent a.i. Good puzzles. I recommend this it is by far oneThis is a good game, good graphics, A lot of elements, good environment. intelligent a.i. Good puzzles. I recommend this it is by far one of the best games out there. (In my opinion). Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2020
    8
    I didn't play too many games of this kind, but I was satisfied with the experience of this game. Tomb Raider combines the action, theI didn't play too many games of this kind, but I was satisfied with the experience of this game. Tomb Raider combines the action, the suspense, the mistery and the enjoyable overall experience of exploring. For me, Tomb Raider managed to meet the standards needed for this type of game. Even the game wasn't really too long, I've found joy in playing it and this is all that matters. The story is entertaining and unpredictable, the graphic it looks too good for a 2013 year. This game isn't necessary needed to be played, in order to play the 2 more recent titles, but if one decides to play it, then this game will deliver the most expected experience. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2014
    7
    When you're actually allowed to play, the game is pretty fun. The problem is they have this nasty habit of throwing in awful QTEs all over theWhen you're actually allowed to play, the game is pretty fun. The problem is they have this nasty habit of throwing in awful QTEs all over the place, some of which just require flat out memorization of the sequence to get through. I'm docking points for that alone, because they should have known better. Expand
  7. May 9, 2013
    0
    with to much QTEs and to many cinematic and way linear
    This is just another console port that isent worth getting,
    They totally Ruined
    with to much QTEs and to many cinematic and way linear
    This is just another console port that isent worth getting,

    They totally Ruined that IP just like everything
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