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  • Summary: Conquer a world strenuously protecting its secrets, endure dangers conditions and unstable landscapes, face viscous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore massive interactive environments. Utilize the environment to your advantage, climb trees and go underwater to avoidConquer a world strenuously protecting its secrets, endure dangers conditions and unstable landscapes, face viscous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore massive interactive environments. Utilize the environment to your advantage, climb trees and go underwater to avoid or accost enemies, configure Lara's gear, weapons, and ammunition to suit your play style, dummy up explosives on the fly to wreak havoc, and wield Lara's signature combat bows and climbing axe. [Xbox.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 102
  2. Negative: 0 out of 102
  1. Nov 30, 2015
    100
    One of the best things I played all year.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    92
    Crystal Dynamics have effortlessly done the impossible with Rise of the Tomb Raider, crafting a sequel that is superior to their reboot in every single way possible. It’s a bigger, more expansive experience that has a captivating narrative, engrossing gameplay loops and an absolutely stunning presentation. Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best action games ever crafted, and a generational leap forward as the series looks towards the horizon. Lara Croft is in good hands.
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    90
    While 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot was great, fans of the series were pining for more tombs to explore and relics to collect. Crystal Dynamics addressed that and then some in Rise of the Tomb Raider, improving on its upgrade system, telling a fun story, more puzzles, and adding bears, tigers, cheetahs, and more packs of wolves to kill and skin. Just like we remember.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    89
    The last Lara Croft adventure comes with basic adjustments to its gameplay that make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. We loved the tombs, we loved the puzzles, we loved the exploration, we loved the world, we loved the combat. Even though not everything is completely perfect in Rise of The Tomb Raider, it’s a step in the right direction for the franchise.
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    85
    The storytelling is not great in Rise of the Tomb Raider, but it does offer a lot more content, more tombs and varied fighting scenes in a very nice setting.
  6. Nov 19, 2015
    80
    Rise of the Tomb Raider is exactly what the very title promises. Lara feels more grown-up and she finally returns to the key element of the whole series – tombs. In all respects, her new adventure is better than the previous episode, and it is obvious that Crystal Dynamics went in the right direction.
  7. Nov 11, 2015
    60
    A crowd-pleasing game, which offers only glimpses of what could be if this team were only allowed to take some braver risks with Croft’s next expedition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 224
  1. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Easily the best looking game I've ever played on a console. It kinda stinks that ps4 owners don't get to play it for a year because it reallyEasily the best looking game I've ever played on a console. It kinda stinks that ps4 owners don't get to play it for a year because it really is an amazing game. Its deep and engaging. A very welcome improvement on the series. Best tomb raider to date. Maybe one of the best games to date. Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2015
    10
    The best Tomb Raider and best current gen game so far. Anyway It is not perfect, graphics not always top notch, I would like more horrorThe best Tomb Raider and best current gen game so far. Anyway It is not perfect, graphics not always top notch, I would like more horror moments with some kind of creatures. Also I mind that many outfits looks bad and boring. The rest of game is awesome. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2015
    10
    Probably the best tomb raider in the history. Fabulous graphic, music and gameplay. This is my second favorite game in the world (first isProbably the best tomb raider in the history. Fabulous graphic, music and gameplay. This is my second favorite game in the world (first is witcher 3 ;) Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2018
    9
    Pretty good graphics... almost great. Stunning landscape. Story is interesting enough. Somewhat forces player to be a completionist. Combat isPretty good graphics... almost great. Stunning landscape. Story is interesting enough. Somewhat forces player to be a completionist. Combat is ok, seems like there's no place to hide well when you're engaged. The tomb puzzles aren't too hard but satisfying enough. Great game overall. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2016
    9
    Let's just get to the point before I pick it apart. If you liked the first one, you will love this one. The first hour of the game is like aLet's just get to the point before I pick it apart. If you liked the first one, you will love this one. The first hour of the game is like a Michael Bay movie. It sets a tone that I liked, but eventually evolves into what you expect. If you like Assassin's Creed, Uncharted or the first game, you will be satisfied. The graphics are amazing. The control is more polished than the first game, but still a little loose. The Tombs are 200% better than the first game. You actually have to think a little more to find the final solution. The game play eventually evolves into an Uncharted feel. There are some good plot twists during the game that may or may not surprise you. Ultimately, the game comes off as a 2.0 version of the first game, but if you immerse yourself into all the Tombs, you'll find an extra layer of game play and some really good puzzles. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2015
    8
    A very solid 3rd person action adventure game, they could have just called this Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade re-imagined. The story isA very solid 3rd person action adventure game, they could have just called this Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade re-imagined. The story is so similar to that movie it's hard to imagine them using anything else as a base for the story. That is not a bad thing but it got to a point later on in the game where it just became rediculous how similar they were. As for the game itself, the gameplay is solid but the framerate and some game crippling bugs showed up quite a bit more than I was expecting with this game. I had multiple freezes and crashes throughout my playthrough and that's not something I can recommend to anyone right now. But honestly the worst thing this game did was releasing on the same day that Fallout 4 did. That alone will cost them sales and that was definitely a dumb move for a company that's trying to get on the same level as Bethesda. Still I liked this game. It's nothing I'll remember for years to come but, like the first Tomb Raider game that Crystal Dynamics did, it's very solid and definitely well worth your time. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    0
    Why can't I just buy the core game for $20?

    What if after the core game, I am good, and don't need/want any additional content. What is the
    Why can't I just buy the core game for $20?

    What if after the core game, I am good, and don't need/want any additional content. What is the worth of the DLCs and others that I will not play? As a PS4 consumer, I don't have the option to just have the core game and decide later if I would like additional content. Why make it a bundle, just to justify the $60 price tag.
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