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  • Summary: Lara Croft embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration also includes the new “Blood Ties” single player content, VR support, new Co-op play for Endurance mode, and more. [Playstation.com]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Oct 29, 2016
    100
    Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Edition is a true festivity of the legacy of Lara Croft!
  2. Oct 10, 2016
    93
    For PS4 players just getting their first opportunity to play Rise of the Tomb Raider, 20 Year Celebration is a complete and amazing package.
  3. Oct 10, 2016
    91
    Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 today is as beautiful as it was on Xbox One 12 months ago. Plus, the 20 Year Celebration Edition has plenty of contents to explore and play.
  4. Oct 10, 2016
    90
    Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration is a joyous occasion that properly commemorates the evolution of Lara Croft and her franchise.
  5. Oct 10, 2016
    90
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is full of action, adventure, emotions, sense of journey... It's an amazing videogame.
  6. Oct 10, 2016
    85
    Rise of the Tomb Raider will go down in history for being a Triple A game with production values worth of a TV series. Every good aspect of the game are the same ones that made Tomb Raider (2013) a superb game, and it is still as enjoyable as it was back then. It is a must if you like action and adventure games and you will like it even with the lack of new mechanics.
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    70
    Even if you’re not going to end up staying for the story, at least the brutal combat itself will keep you satisfied for hours on end. Stay merciless, Lara.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 130
  2. Negative: 12 out of 130
  1. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    Amaizing story. Amaizing gameplay. Amaizing Graphic. Amaizing climate. Amaizing game. For me, this is the best PS4 game! I did not expect thatAmaizing story. Amaizing gameplay. Amaizing Graphic. Amaizing climate. Amaizing game. For me, this is the best PS4 game! I did not expect that :O Better than Uncharted 4. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2017
    10
    I absolutely enjoyed the Tomb Raider reboot from a few years ago. Amazing graphics, nice levels, great gameplay. This improves on that firstI absolutely enjoyed the Tomb Raider reboot from a few years ago. Amazing graphics, nice levels, great gameplay. This improves on that first game in every way. More varied design, even better graphics to push your machine, and better story. This game is just flat out fun and just a nice romp all the way to the end. Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2016
    9
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is a phenomenal game. I enjoyed the first one, 2013's Tomb Raider, immensely, and Rise of the Tomb Raider takes thatRise of the Tomb Raider is a phenomenal game. I enjoyed the first one, 2013's Tomb Raider, immensely, and Rise of the Tomb Raider takes that structure and fleshes it out with incredible detail. The way you gather resources to upgrade weapons, the way you interact with the environment, the puzzles and exploration, all see significant improvement over the first one.

    Graphically, the game is gorgeous. Environments are a delight to see and explore, and Lara herself looks amazing. There were many times playing the game where I was just stunned by how beautiful everything looks.

    Story and gameplay-wise, Rise of the Tomb Raider doesn't disappoint. It's a thrill to play, and the play mechanics don't ever get in the way of your enjoyment. It doesn't quite capture the brutal, raw feeling that I loved so much about the first one, but I also appreciate that this one isn't just a rehash. It's its own game, and in spite of all the similarities with the first one, it feels very fresh.

    Overall, I can't recommend this game highly enough. It's well worth your time and money to play.
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  4. Mar 20, 2017
    8
    I loved what they did with Lara 2.0 in the last game and this is another good adventure from Square. The game didn't feel really evolvedI loved what they did with Lara 2.0 in the last game and this is another good adventure from Square. The game didn't feel really evolved compared to the last one so for the sequal just make sure to be a little less conservative otherwise it will become to feel less fresh. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2016
    8
    Rise of The Tomb Raider
    A Step Back From Greatness
    Tomb Raider 2013 is one of my most favorite games ever.. Needless to say I was excited to
    Rise of The Tomb Raider
    A Step Back From Greatness
    Tomb Raider 2013 is one of my most favorite games ever.. Needless to say I was excited to play the sequel..
    Unfortunately, they dropped the gritty tone of the original to chase uncharted….
    Lara sets out to uncover a mystery her father was mocked for..
    This game starts out in the Serbian mountains and the majority of the game keeps you in the snow covered mountains…
    And of course there are bad guys after the same artifact you are..
    So youre not alone…
    The tomb raider reboot introduced a crafting system which has been brought back, but this time feels much more in the background..
    You can gather items and hunt animals for materials to craft bandages and upgrade your weapons…
    But none of this is forced…
    And much like the past game you upgrade your weapons at a campfire, which also acts as a fast travel point and a place for you to spend your skill points as you level up…
    Rise of the tomb raider feels much more linear this time around..
    The world doesn’t really feel as connected as the original…
    Its for the most part a linear path that you traverse with climbing aces and ropes..
    The game feels much more like assassins creed this time around because of this…
    It gives uncharted 4 a run for its money with how much climbing you actually do here…
    As well as the series as a whole during the few epic chase sequences qhich are easily some of my favorite moments in the entire game…
    When you aren’t climbing there are a few openish sections you can explore but the mistake the original made is back as well with secrets being locked off until you progress further in the story to unlock the needed tool and come back...
    This is a cheap tactic to prolong gameplay hours…
    but more so its frustrating and ironically discourages exploration…
    Why look around when 1 in 2 areas is going to tell me to come back later?
    I might as well just ignore everything and run forward..
    This is what I ended up doing..
    Fortunately rise of the tomb raider is gorgeous, and traversing the parquor sections and solving environmental puzzles old fans will be happy to see returned outside of just being secrets is a great deal of fun…
    And the 3rd person shooter combat feels decently nice, its not uncharted good, but its passable.. you have the option to stealth or shoot your way through most sections… you can also dodge attacks and counter….
    The puzzle pieces are all here for this to be a masterpiece of a game…
    except theyre missing the center piece… the one thing that makes all of this come together and work for uncharted in such a beautiful way…
    And that’s character…
    Theres not a single well written character in this entire game…
    This includes lara…
    The original this wasn’t so.. the game felt so real and you felt so vulnerable.. not only having to survive enemies but the environment.. I cared the entire way.. here however youre just a girl Nathan drake with 0 personality…
    Which ultimately makes this feel like just a generic third person shooter experience…
    There was no reason to stray away from the unique gritty adventure they had going on with tomb raider 2013, but they did and the feel of the game suffered for it
    And Im not sure if this story was game of thrones inspired, but it felt pretty copy and paste making every turn so predictable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if again the characters had character, but they didn’t.. I wasn’t invested in the story at all…
    The PS4 20 year celebration version also comes with all of the dlc…
    Endurance which can be played either single or co op where youre tasked with surviving by eating food and gathering resources.. Very fun idea, but the challenges for the trophies wont unlock unless they are an active challenge, which if youre trophy hunting kills all reason to continue if there are no more trophy related challenges to do…
    cold darkness which is a stealth zombie dlc where you have to infiltrate a research base for a chemical weapon
    as well as Baba Yaga and Blood ties which ill be reviewing on their own as they are each about an hour long expansion with their own stories..
    While I do wish the characters were better written in Rise of The Tomb Raider, I still feel is a quality experience, well worth your money if youre a fan of action adventure…
    I Give Rise of The Tomb Raider..
    an 8/10
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  6. Jul 15, 2018
    7
    More of the same while lesser of a game. For all of the grit, intensity, great characters, and brilliant Lara Croft character development inMore of the same while lesser of a game. For all of the grit, intensity, great characters, and brilliant Lara Croft character development in the 2013 reboot, this is essentially the same game without those aforementioned things that made it so special and immersive. I won't crap all over this game because I still fairly enjoyed it, and finished it, and don't feel like I wasted my time. But there's something tremendously underwhelming about this game, and it seems to be a toss-up as to whether you'll actually feel that, or have a great time and love every minute.

    As for specific cons, the main villains are stale and confusing, the story is all over the place, the weapons are about the same, the unmemorable set pieces lack intrigue, characters' decisions don't make much sense, and the writing is suspect. That's what to watch out for, but the rest isn't half-bad. Enjoy.
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  7. Aug 28, 2018
    0
    The most overrated game since Undertale! I loved, the first reboot of the Tombraider (TR) series, however this one fell flat repeatedly. IThe most overrated game since Undertale! I loved, the first reboot of the Tombraider (TR) series, however this one fell flat repeatedly. I feel the developers must have been force to implement the "open world" aspects of this game because of the success for Witcher 3. This game is complete $hi% compared to Witcher 3. Combat is few and far between if you don't directly follow the storyline. If you seek to complete all objectives you will be forced to follow extremely boring puzzles repeatedly. However, side quest are pretty much worthless because upgrades are pretty much worthless. I bought this game for 75% off and still feel ripped off. If you should accidently be forced to play this game. Focus one the story, don't bother with stealth and bring the best guns you can to each fight. All the BS that comes with it (you know the TOMB RAIDING) is pointless!!! Expand

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