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  • Summary: Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    100
    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a must have game on the PS4!
  2. Jan 26, 2014
    91
    It’s still well-written, sympathetic, exciting, beautiful, and just incredibly well-made.
  3. 90
    Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a phenomenal action adventure game, and while it does not bring anything new to the genre, it’s an excellent opportunity if like me, you haven’t had the opportunity to play it on either the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or the PC.
  4. Jan 27, 2014
    85
    The visual upgrade might not be a reason to buy this again, but if you haven't played yet, you'll find an outstanding game that will please adventure fans.
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    85
    It’s the same brilliant game that came out last year, all polished up and looking its finest. For returning adventurers, on the other hand, there’s so little in the way of new content that there’s not much point buying the new version unless you had an urge to replay it anyway.
  6. Jan 28, 2014
    80
    While not as "definitive" of a package as one might hope for $60, thanks to its markedly improved graphics and performance, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is now the only way I’d want to experience Crystal Dynamics’ rebooting of gaming’s leading lady.
  7. Jan 26, 2014
    60
    Tomb Raider is a terrific game, and the Definitive Edition is a gorgeous looking version of it. It's the same game it was in 2013, though, with no further improvements justifying its "definitive" status.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 185
  1. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    It's merely an upscale, but for players who missed it the last time around Tomb Raider is essential, Square Enix have delivered a trulyIt's merely an upscale, but for players who missed it the last time around Tomb Raider is essential, Square Enix have delivered a truly marvelous reboot of the popular adventure franchise. The solid level design, smooth gameplay and gripping survival horror story merge together to provide a fantastic experience and Laura Croft has received a necessary and very welcome reinvention that has transformed her from an overtly sexed up adolescent fantasy into an exceptional heroine with depth. Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2014
    10
    Tomb Raider is an exceptional game, and this Definitive Edition is every bit as exceptional and then some. I originally played thisTomb Raider is an exceptional game, and this Definitive Edition is every bit as exceptional and then some. I originally played this masterpiece on my PC, a powerful rig with crossfired 7970's and a 2600K at 4.8Ghz. I thought that the game was visually exquisite on my configuration with TressFX etc all enabled and a stable performer, although even my rig couldn't escape frame dips from a v-synced 60fps in areas such as shanty town. I think the devs have done a commendable job porting this to the much weaker, but still very capable, PS4 with so many visual bells and whistles intact and expanded upon. The game truly is a sight to behold running at 1080p and a perceptively quite stable 60fps on my big 65 inch Panasonic.

    A lot of people/critics are marking the game down based on the price. This is unfair in my estimation. The 'game' is still a stellar AAA title, now with just more additional sheen. The practice of keeping the price high is something I understand the community's resentment over, but as far as ridiculous scores like 60% or below for the actual game itself I do not agree with at all.

    If you never knew the title was released prior and sat down to play it and review it on its own merits in this incarnation you would be undeniably impressed and the score should reflect that.

    If you're lucky enough to have never played it and own a PS4 buy it immediately, comfortable with the fact that you just purchased the best game on the system. But even if like me you have played it, and even if you played it on the PC where the advantages this version offers are slimmer, it still is worthy of heavy consideration. I personally loved the game first time round and had zero reservations about ponying up for it again on PS4. It is a double dip, but it is also one where you can see significant care has been made to update a lot of things graphically that is truly a rarity in similar double dip scenarios, where a resolution increase is about it.

    10/10...on any platform.
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  3. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    So yesterday I finally took that step and traded in my XBox One for a beautiful new PS4. Titanfall for me pushed me to do the deed and changeSo yesterday I finally took that step and traded in my XBox One for a beautiful new PS4. Titanfall for me pushed me to do the deed and change platforms. Tomb Raider is the first game that I have popped into the PS4 and I just cannot stop playing it. The up scaling for next gen is amazing. I have a friend who owns this on the XBox One and it looks just as amazing on the X1 as it does on my PS4. Great game play with maybe an average storyline that does nothing to take away from the enjoyment of this great game. This game is a must. Lara has never looked better. This is the game that Uncharted peeps need to keep their eyes on. Future Tomb Raider games could easily challenge uncharted in a big way. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2014
    9
    1.the develpers said this was just a graphic upgrade from last year. No one would complain if GTA or Skyrim came to the new generations.1.the develpers said this was just a graphic upgrade from last year. No one would complain if GTA or Skyrim came to the new generations.

    2.This is the first time I have played it and I really like it. It is different from what I normally play, however I enjoyed it.
    Story-8/10
    Graphics-9/10
    game-play-8/10
    "smoothness"-9/10
    controls-9/10
    motion-7/10 (seemed rushed at some parts)

    games it resembles:
    Uncharted series (resembles..not like)
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  5. Oct 28, 2015
    8
    This game does a magnificent job of showing off the potential of what a PS4 could do. Outstanding graphics, addicting adventurous gameplay,This game does a magnificent job of showing off the potential of what a PS4 could do. Outstanding graphics, addicting adventurous gameplay, and RPG elements make this a PS4 title that will be remembered as one of the standout titles on this console. I think Tomb Raider veterans and rookies would both find this game enjoyable Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2015
    8
    I will start out by stating I am writing this review based on the merits of the game itself. If you dislike the price or the promotion of theI will start out by stating I am writing this review based on the merits of the game itself. If you dislike the price or the promotion of the game you should note that in the review but it should not change your rating of the game as that is based on content alone. The game looks better than its previouis gen counterparts, particularly Lara's animation. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2017
    0
    I hate to give this game such a bad review because I enjoyed it a lot... Up until I got Error CE-34878-0, my save got corrupted and I was veryI hate to give this game such a bad review because I enjoyed it a lot... Up until I got Error CE-34878-0, my save got corrupted and I was very close to the end. I hear that there are lot of people who have experienced this issue and I find it appalling that this still hasn't been fixed.

    If it wasn't for this I would have given this game a good score.
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