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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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  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: 18 out of 247
  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. Jan 17, 2016
    10
    First game where getting XB1 make sense. Until now XB1 exclusives was really bad. OK, Tomb raider coming soon to other platforms, so notFirst game where getting XB1 make sense. Until now XB1 exclusives was really bad. OK, Tomb raider coming soon to other platforms, so not really exclusive but this one was really fun to play. If you liked last instance, this one is twice better. Better gameplay, better puzzles, not too easy, not too hard! A MUST PLAY GAME!!! Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2015
    10
    The 2013 Reboot of Tomb Raider was a success and a stellar modern reboot nailed to a tee. Rise of The Tomb Raider takes what made itsThe 2013 Reboot of Tomb Raider was a success and a stellar modern reboot nailed to a tee. Rise of The Tomb Raider takes what made its predecessor so good and makes it even better in every facet. Probably the best looking and perhaps the best overall Xbox One exclusive game overall. Expand
  4. May 5, 2017
    9
    Excellent design, rewarding gameplay and gorgeous to look at, the entire package is near perfect for a hybrid survival/action game. A poorExcellent design, rewarding gameplay and gorgeous to look at, the entire package is near perfect for a hybrid survival/action game. A poor story the only slight disappointment, but thats only a small mark on a top game. Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2015
    9
    Can you say 'dark horse game of the year contender'?

    Captures the essence of adventure better than any other game to have come out this
    Can you say 'dark horse game of the year contender'?

    Captures the essence of adventure better than any other game to have come out this year, which is a big ask when you're standing toe-to-toe with open world heavy-hitters TW3, MGSV and FO4. There's a true sense of stranded desperation for the first few hours, followed by a distressed urgency that follows through right up to a satisfying - if slightly predictable - conclusion while a few well-executed twists and turns along the way prevent the story from feeling tired.

    Most of the less involved mechanics from TR2013 have been updated, leaving crafting in a much more robust state and environment traversal considerably more varied (especially in the late game). Optional tombs make a return in much the same fashion as before but are joined this time by crypts, which are essentially smaller equivalents. Exploring is more rewarding this time around as there are more immediate rewards for doing it, from weapon parts to skills to rare coins that can be exchanged for early or otherwise unobtainable equipment unlocks.

    It handles reasonably well; Lara will occasionally turn the wrong way or drop off a ledge instead of turning on the spot, but it's not too obtrusive and most of the time everything flows nicely. Control mapping has a single flaw in that you'll often accidentally pick up a tin can or glass bottle instead of looting a corpse, which can be a little frustrating especially if you're trying to scavenge ammo mid-fight. Quicktime events are a thing that exists but they're unintrusive and don't break the pace of the game too badly.

    Visually it's entirely beautiful - well above and beyond what you'd expect from an Xbox One game. It falls down a little on 'generic NPC' models, but all of the named characters are modelled and animated wonderfully and the environments are stunning without fail. There seems to be some TressFX-style hair animation at work; how they got that working on a console I've no idea. Framerate is stable at 30, which isn't perfect but at least it's consistent - noticeable drops are very, very rare.

    It's very nearly technically perfect, but here's a list of little niggles that resulted in a 9 instead of a 10:
    >(X) button will occasionally pick up environment trash instead of looting a corpse or containers
    >QTE counterattack that triggers after dodging in melee combat isn't very well telegraphed; you'll occasionally press something before the animation starts and it'll result in you 'failing' the QTE
    >very occasional sound stuttering (three brief instances in 20 hours)
    >one instance of hang time (game froze and appeared to crash for 8-10 seconds before resuming)

    9/10, if it were a true exclusive and not timed it'd be the XBONE's first real system seller. I fully intend to play through it again when it releases on PC next year.

    Also it's better than Fallout 4.
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  6. Jun 30, 2021
    8
    EN:
    Nicely done AAA game. Extremely high quality continuation of the previous part. The story is interesting, as are the missions. The
    EN:
    Nicely done AAA game. Extremely high quality continuation of the previous part. The story is interesting, as are the missions. The ambiance is simply beautiful. The mechanics are good, the puzzles are not too heavy.

    SRP:
    Lepo urađena AAA igra. Izueztno kvalitetan nastavak prethodnog dela. Priča je interesantna, kao i misije. Ambijent je jednostavno prelep. Mehanika dobra, puzzle nisu preterano teške.
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  7. May 11, 2016
    0
    Jeu couloir, aucune innovation, on se fait bien chier, micro transaction à gogo, What else...
    Comment regretter un achat en un jeu ...
    Jeu couloir, aucune innovation, on se fait bien chier, micro transaction à gogo, What else...
    Comment regretter un achat en un jeu ...
    Dernière fois que je me fais avoir
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