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  • Summary: Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forgedExperience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

    FEATURES:

    * Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.

    * Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.

    * Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.

    * Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    95
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the best game in this trilogy and was well worth the wait. I've been trying to hold myself back with gushing about all the things so I don't spoil it for everyone, but seriously this game is a masterpiece. Yes, there are some things which bothered me while playing but overall the experience was magnificent and should not be missed.
  2. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    It feels like the best way to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider is to embrace all of it and take some time to sink into the world Crystal Dynamics has crafted so that Lara 's journey feels more filling. That 's when her journey and everything she does feels a little more ... right.
  3. Sep 10, 2018
    87
    This Lara Croft memoir ends in a good way, and I’ll miss this version of Lara more than any of them.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is mainly more of the same thing. Focusing on stealth gameplay is an excellent choice, but the story is all over the place.
  5. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    It’s another terrific addition to modern Lara Croft’s adventures, albeit a safe one that doesn’t seem to want to take too many risks outside driving the series’ iconic protagonist through a dark and grisly story.
  6. Sep 21, 2018
    70
    Lara Croft’s final adventure in her revival trilogy is easily her weakest yet. Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s story fails to critique the heroine in the many ways it attempts, while aging gameplay mechanics and troublesome new additions undercut deeply satisfying exploration and an exquisite visual presentation.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    40
    As a Tomb Raider game, as a coherent game in general, and as a narrative experience, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a startling fall from grace. A severe disappointment in a series that was previously going strong, and a sign that this version of Lara Croft might need to retire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 6 out of 61
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    The best one of the Reboot Trilogy! Thank you Eidos! Beautiful Lara, amazing tombs (finally a lot of tombs). The best final for the trilogy
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    Best part of the trilogy. The game deserves 8-8.5 points. I give 10 points because of haters who give a great game 0 points.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    10
    Best game in the trilogy, i dont get the negative or mixed reviews. We are back to oldies Tomb Raider puzzles the graphics and the scenariosBest game in the trilogy, i dont get the negative or mixed reviews. We are back to oldies Tomb Raider puzzles the graphics and the scenarios are beautiful, i screenshot the hell out of this and I barely found any bugs unlike most new games. I believe the same people giving bad reviews are the same people that only liked the new games and how they're like most of the games nowadays with a lot of shooting but not much else. They did a great job, the only thing I don't like about this is how they mellowed her personality but hey it's the new Lara Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    Best action game of 2018. The real Tomb Raider is back. Trilogy is over, but a new Tomb Raider sequel is expected. :D
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    9
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is still the fun, exciting game just like it predecessors. The action moments that defined the last two games takesShadow of the Tomb Raider is still the fun, exciting game just like it predecessors. The action moments that defined the last two games takes much of a slower pace here in this installment, making the game at times a little less exciting. However, SOTTR's biggest strength is the game's exploration aspects. It is one of the few games out today that exploring the environment is a rewarding treat. The game's visuals and scenery is so beautiful that it blows its predecessors looks away. The game also displays it's cultural appreciation with its Maya influence throughout the game, and plays respect to religion. Difficulty wise, this is one of the harder Tomb Raider games. Enemies are more alert now and stay constantly on their toes, which is why stealth is the biggest part of the game's gameplay. The addition fo rappelling and wall running makes the game more interesting. The tombs and puzzles plays a pivotal part of the game. Some are difficult, yet fun and worth the time. It may not be the exciting action packed game that Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider was, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider is still worth playing. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    9
    After TR 2013 and Rise Of the Tomb Raider, this is the best so far. Croft Edition was pretty hefty buy, but worth the money (once we get tombsAfter TR 2013 and Rise Of the Tomb Raider, this is the best so far. Croft Edition was pretty hefty buy, but worth the money (once we get tombs and Pv open).
    I’m only 5-6 into the game, yet it still feels so interesting. If this is a new game for someone, I recommend, for gamers of previous titles, I definitely recommend, Laras skills and gameplay are just, well spot on!
    I like continuation of the story and linear maps, but though, the story and cutscenes seem somewhat forced and over-dramatically-scripted at some points. But I hope to see and hear Camilla as Lara Croft for the next ten years, at least. So, as a solo story 9, if there'll be amazing intriguing Pv, then 10.
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  7. Sep 14, 2018
    0
    This game is the worst Tomb Raider from the Reboot series. This is basically the developers attempt at making a critic bait 10/10 walkingThis game is the worst Tomb Raider from the Reboot series. This is basically the developers attempt at making a critic bait 10/10 walking simulator with a "deep" narrative. It failed to get any 10s, and the reason for that is the awful story. The physics are terrible and the pacing is horrendous. The puzzles are boring and the level design is bad. The lighting looks horrible compared to the previous installment. This game is just a cheap version of Uncharted 4.

    To make matters worse, there is no multiplayer. So once you beat the story, there is not a reason to touch this game again. Charging $60 for a game without replay value is a cashgrab. Speaking of cashgrab, the Co-op multiplayer is locked behind a paywall in the upcoming DLC. This is a greedy move from Square Enix. I recommend you wait for the game to drop to $10.before picking it up.
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