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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: 16 out of 213
  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 18, 2016
    10
    Um dos melhores jogos que já joguei! Desde que comprei meu Xbox One em dezembro passado junto com este game não paro de jogá-lo. É umaUm dos melhores jogos que já joguei! Desde que comprei meu Xbox One em dezembro passado junto com este game não paro de jogá-lo. É uma experiência diferente e melhor que Uncharted sem dúvidas! Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2015
    10
    est adventure game of this gen far away!!!! Laras evolution is incredible : best graphics, more particles, more lights in real time,but, theest adventure game of this gen far away!!!! Laras evolution is incredible : best graphics, more particles, more lights in real time,but, the best part is that this game have a best gameplay and a best story tnan de first one. No all the best games are based in the action. Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2018
    9
    Lara 2.0
    Puntos fuertes:
    - Exploración mucho mas abierta con cantidad de objetos - Sistema de mejora mucho mas extenso - Ambientación como
    Lara 2.0
    Puntos fuertes:
    - Exploración mucho mas abierta con cantidad de objetos
    - Sistema de mejora mucho mas extenso
    - Ambientación como pocos juegos he visto
    - Traduccion al español muy buena

    Puntos Debiles
    - Facil hasta en nivel dificil
    - Corto
    - La historia no es ninguna maravilla
    - Escasez de armas

    Un juego que todo amante a los uncharted debe tener, Lara vuelve con mas fuerza que nunca y con ganas de dar mucha guerra
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  5. Nov 16, 2015
    9
    Rise of the Tomb Raider in my eyes definitely earns a spot in the running for GOTY. Probably the best looking game for the Xbox One to date.Rise of the Tomb Raider in my eyes definitely earns a spot in the running for GOTY. Probably the best looking game for the Xbox One to date. Aside from the normal praise from beautiful graphics, little touches like Lara fixing her hair after swimming or seeing her shiver in the colder areas and her jaw noticeably shivering even at the base camps makes the game all the more immersive and impressive to look at.
    Gameplay feels even better than Tomb Raider 2013. Lara feels very responsive and the combat feels nice and smooth. The crafting mechanics are nice to have and you will probably need it to make mostly to make arrows but it's not complicated and if you pick up everything you see you should always have enough. materials. I also like the ability to heal yourself during combat with using herbs. Even though there is health regen, you don't have to hide in a corner and wait when your badly hit if you got the herbs and cloth which makes it quick and easy to heal and stay in the fight.
    For me the story is great it really felt like an Indiana Jones style adventure that quickly evolves into something greater. Lara is extremely likable and considerably more badass from the last game but she isn't flawless. She has a bad habit of telling everyone to stay behind while she handles it and no one ever listens to her (you can probably make a drinking game out of it). We also get more backstory into Lara's past and her relationship with her father and how it all connects to the game which is cool. The villain is pretty standard but sh!t gets real after a twist in the early hours that really pulled me in. Even the historical background of what Lara's after is interesting and I searched every corner I could to find the document collectibles to learn more.
    You can say it becomes even more comparable to the Uncharted series than the last game but that shouldn't be taken as a negative. It has all the best parts of Uncharted and elevates it to a level even better.It goes deeper than just killing dudes and climbing rocks. The exploration, upgrading, collecting and everything else makes for one of the best games out for the Xbox One. This game is absolutely worth full value and for those waiting on the PC or PS4 version, you may want to consider getting one of the bundles this holiday, especially those who have been waiting to upgrade. Otherwise, you're in for a hell of a time when it does release.
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  6. Nov 13, 2015
    8
    Sublime, it's such a pretty game running through the snow with it twinkling back at you and man volumetric lighting and fog, is just soSublime, it's such a pretty game running through the snow with it twinkling back at you and man volumetric lighting and fog, is just so pretty, animations and physix are on form too, deformable snow, improved shooting, and way better story i don't really want to go into the specifics of the story because saying anything about it could ruin it just trust me the story is better, and fellow cast are farm more interesting and belivable

    it's not without its slight blips, and confirmed from the digital foundry videos regarding some of the tech issues but the achievement of the game far out weigh the small miss steps and tech blips, if you enjoyed the first tomb raider you'll love this one, its more of the same good points less of the bad points on a more focused and refined direction
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  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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