Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Excellent, albeit lacking in revolutionary intent -- but c'mon, how many games really differ in that respect?
  2. Total Video Games
    80
    Unfortunately the game will be over before you really get into it, which is a crying shame.
  3. Rent it and relive all what's good (length, challenge, graphics) and bad (control, pixelation, difficulty, puzzles) about one of the PSX's best action series ever.
  4. Antagonist
    78
    A new type of Tomb Raider, but when stripped down, it's the same old same old. Fortunately, the same old same old is still plenty fun.
  5. A worthy enough "sequel" to the original and can deliver an adequate number of thrills, though nothing unique or surprising.
  6. 70
    If you still enjoy the series and want more, go with Tomb Raider Chronicles. But if Lara hasn't yet cast her spell on you, you'd do well to look for an adventure game with less frustrating controls.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    Even though the gameplay is somewhat old hat, there is enough variety and challenge in this game to make it a worthwhile purchase. The adventures are well balanced, and the visuals are outstanding.
  8. Spank!
    70
    I do think that the developers are guilty of trying to please all the people all of the time, but for all that Tomb Raider Chronicles is eminently playable.
  9. It's time to move on, Lara -- Angelina Jolie is waiting in the wings, and then you're done.
  10. 65
    Basically more of the same, so you probably know better than anyone else whether or not it's something that you'll like.
  11. A terribly average game, Chronicles is about jumping, falling, dying and reloading from the memory card every few minutes.
  12. The game feels like old-hat and the limited gameplay changes have the Tomb Raider series making a small leap in improvement.
  13. Daily Radar
    50
    Longtime fans of Lara's exploits will find more of the same ride, but we can't recommend paying the full admission price.
  14. It is redeemed by its attempt at varied and balanced play and the fact that, compared to its siblings, it's shorter than a legless dwarf caterpillar after a confrontation with the business end of a shoe.
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    42
    It should be illegal for you to own money if you even considered buying this crap. [Jan 2004, p.189]

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#38 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. RizwanA.
    Jun 29, 2002
    10
    I like this game in all part of tomb raider. It is unforgettable.
  2. JudyS.
    Nov 11, 2001
    10
    Eidos puts out the best games and Tomb Raider games are the best.
  3. NaomiM.
    Nov 4, 2004
    8
    This game really wasn't as bad as i though it would be seeing as how the TR games got worse with time. I was acually happy, and i This game really wasn't as bad as i though it would be seeing as how the TR games got worse with time. I was acually happy, and i didn't think i would. Full Review »