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  • Summary: Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forgedExperience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

    FEATURES:

    * Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.

    * Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.

    * Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.

    * Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Sep 19, 2018
    100
    Yes I’m a fan of Tomb Raider, but once again I have loved my time with Lara in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. If you’re in my camp, and enjoyed the first two games of this rebooted franchise, then I would highly recommend this experience. In fact, it is the best of the three in terms of of tomb exploration, puzzle interactions, deep storytelling, and action.
  2. Sep 11, 2018
    91
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the perfect closure to a trilogy that has only improved title after title.
  3. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is more of the same Tomb Raider experience we’ve known since 2013, and that’s precisely why you should be making the trek to Paititi.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    85
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a heavy experience. Lara has grown up over the last few years and we have had a chance to watch her mature. Some may not like the person she has grown into but she is definitely not the victim she once was when she fell off the boat. Shadow deals with dark subjects but does a nice job of interspersing some scenes to try and lighten the mood, a favorite of mine involves a young Lara in Stark Manor. For those that don’t like the turn the story has taken the gameplay is still fantastic. The exploration is as good as it has ever been and the Tombs feel even more rewarding than they ever have. If you’ve enjoyed the first two Tomb Raiders there is even more to like in Shadow.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2019
    80
    It’s a very solid game, lacking any surprises or a wow factor, but boasting outstanding level design, very satisfying exploration and beautiful graphics. [11/2018, p.68]
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    Few games manage to pipe so many jaw-dropping sights into your eyeballs and even fewer deliver such complex, enjoyable puzzles and traversal challenges. Shadow of the Tomb Raider does all of this and more, its exhilarating predatory combat the icing on the cake.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    60
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is basically the same game as Rise of theTomb Raider, but in a new environment. This time Lara finds her self in the Peruvian jungle – and it looks absolutely stunning. Unfortunately the graphics are about the only thing new in this game and we wish the gameplay would have been improved as well. But despite it's shortcomings, Shadow of the Tomb Raider has a great entertainment. value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 107
  2. Negative: 11 out of 107
  1. Sep 24, 2018
    10
    The presentation side of the game is absolutely incredible and both the visuals and sound design had no faults within them whatsoever. I foundThe presentation side of the game is absolutely incredible and both the visuals and sound design had no faults within them whatsoever. I found the story to be amazing and not once did my interest dwindle because it was compelling throughout my time with the game. There is more than enough content to keep you satisfied for quite a while and without a doubt you will find the game very difficult to put down. I loved tackling the challenge tombs because everything about them is intricate and unique and this of course made tackling them rewarding as well. Exploring in the game always felt rewarding because there is so much to collect and collecting all of the different items was always fun and exciting.
    There are different mechanics this time around and these different mechanics feel great and definitely add an extra dimension to the game. The gunplay could be a little better because it doesn’t always make an impact and it doesn’t always feel as responsive and fluid as it should. Rise of the Tomb Raider was my game of the year back in 2015 because everything about it was pretty much perfect and in my opinion it made Tomb Raider relevant and exciting again. As you can imagine then Shadow of the Tomb Raider was a game I was extremely looking forward to, and thankfully it didn’t disappoint. From the moment I started the game I fell in love with it because the game looks and sounds incredible and it immersed me right from the get go. This immersion didn’t dwindle either and that was thanks to the excellent story that accompanies the awesome visuals and sound design. You’ll also be pleased to know that the gameplay is also absolutely fantastic and the new mechanics that have been implemented make the game stand out even more. In terms of problems the game only has one in my opinion and that is the gunplay. This though is only a very small problem and everything else is basically perfect so I can’t recommend Shadow of the Tomb Raider enough. In fact it’s that good that this new Tomb Raider is once again going to be be my game of the year.
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  2. Apr 14, 2020
    10
    I can’t believe it scored so low. Awesome game, at least on Xbox one x. Lots of verticality, great moment to moment gameplay, the combatI can’t believe it scored so low. Awesome game, at least on Xbox one x. Lots of verticality, great moment to moment gameplay, the combat sequences have been paired back to give way to lots more exploration, the visuals are amazing, the friendship between Lara and Jonas is explored further I just can’t get enough of Tomb raider, I very rarely play games to completion more than once and I’m on my second play through after beating it for the first time just recently. Brilliant game that everyone should play. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    this game is a beast in grafics,ameplay,sound and fun factor , also the close the trilogie perfectly and its one of those games that whenthis game is a beast in grafics,ameplay,sound and fun factor , also the close the trilogie perfectly and its one of those games that when finish the game , you want to replaying it again Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    8
    Bom jogo com partes chatas, jogabilidade ok, visual lindo com gráficos maravilhosos.
    Prós: Gráficos, ambientação.
    Contras: Jogo é
    Bom jogo com partes chatas, jogabilidade ok, visual lindo com gráficos maravilhosos.
    Prós: Gráficos, ambientação.
    Contras: Jogo é desequilibrado, boa parte do game é focada na narrativa e exploração com eventuais combates, porém no final do game, você é obrigado a matar 10 ou mais inimigos furtivos em vários momentos. A furtividade do game é falsa, pois a partir do momento q um inimigo vê um corpo no chão, basta ele passar perto de você pra te ver, mesmo escondido. Historia é fraca, mesma coisa de sempre, Lara e sua ambição irritante e trindade novamente. Escalda do jogo é mal feita, vários pontos você terá que morrer várias vezes para entender o scrip.
    GamerTag do meu jogo: Edgard 86
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  5. Sep 24, 2018
    8
    SCORE: 83/100

    This is a solid game that is fun for anyone that is a fan of this series in particular or the ever-popular action-adventure
    SCORE: 83/100

    This is a solid game that is fun for anyone that is a fan of this series in particular or the ever-popular action-adventure genre in general.

    It felt a bit empty, there was not enough combat, there was far too much jungle, and the story was just ok. It has nothing on God of War, Spiderman, or even Assassin's Creed Origins. They somehow made some small improvements and nods, but it still didn't feel like enough. Is it a good, fun game? Of course it is.

    This is a good game to get the complete edition for $20. That is worth it. I'll never buy another Tomb Raider for more then twenty bucks.
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  6. Jun 11, 2019
    7
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider - one of the greatest disappointments of 2018. End not of the most successful trilogy ended sadly. The 3rd partShadow of the Tomb Raider - one of the greatest disappointments of 2018. End not of the most successful trilogy ended sadly. The 3rd part turned out unambiguously more weakly than the second. And it very much surprises me both developers and screenwriters were replaced. I do not understand why Eidos Montreal did not slelat everything as it is necessary. They presented us a fine dilogy of Deus Ex. The most sad that Tomb Raider from thirds of attempt could not even reach the level of the first and third part Uncharted. And games are more than 8 years old! There was a wish to give up in general several times a game because of the dullness. The only thing that worked well in a game - a final part of a game, except fight with the main antagonist (the full copy of final fight of Uncharted 2) and a mission when Lara was little. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2018
    0
    The most disappointing game of the year.
    First game is good, but Shadow of the tomb raider just so bad.

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