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Tomb Raider

released on March 05, 2013

Tomb Raider 2013 is an action-adventure video game, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. An intense and gritty story of the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor in Tomb Raider. there will be three types of games for multiplayer, played in five different maps. Many things available for the single-player campaign, are also added into multiplayer. Great Game thats not to be Missed!

Platforms: PS3PC360
Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxes Software
Publisher: Square Enix
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Tomb Raider reviews

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  • 100

    Digital Spy

    (platform: 360)
    With a well written cast of characters, mightily impressive production techniques, sumptuous visuals, tight platforming and surprisingly enjoyable combat, Tomb Raider is most definitely a release to be treasured.
  • 100

    The Escapist

    (platform: 360)
    This is the Tomb Raider you've wanted for years. It needs a few more puzzles, but that's a small gripe when cast against such a marvelous adventure.
  • 100

    NZGamer

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider earns its score for daring to go big and then executing on that goal with considerable aplomb in every important area. It looks great, plays well, and is fun from beginning to end. Even more than that, it does all of those things with more skill and finesse than almost any other game before it.
  • 100

    D+PAD Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    Early quick-time events aside, this twelve hour adventure suffers so few missteps that it's a genuine delight to play, even as the lead gets trampled into the seasoned pro we've come to know. Everyone take a bow… the first lady of gaming has returned.
  • 100

    Eurogamer Portugal

    (platform: PS3)
    If you love videogames you've got to play this game.
  • 100

    Impulsegamer

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is a brilliant game on the XBox 360 and the developers have successfully rebooted the franchise for the 21st century with next-generation graphics and gameplay.
  • 98

    Console Monster

    (platform: 360)
    This reboot is gritty and brutal, casting Lara in a new, grittier light and you will see Lara in a different perspective than we originally know her by. Tomb Raider feels similar to the Uncharted series, and has really made a welcome return to consoles.
  • 96

    NZGamer

    (platform: PC)
    Tomb Raider is a mature experience featuring a young, strong woman who - armed with grit, determination, and intelligence - rescues not only her friends but herself as well. Surely there's a lesson in that for the rest of us.
  • 95

    GRYOnline.pl

    (platform: PC)
    Rebooting Tomb Raider is the best thing that could have happened to the series. The game is full of story-wise emotions and superbly directed action scenes, and it still has a very strong human factor. I'm rarely this positive about a game. Crystal Dynamics took a risk that won't appeal to some orthodox fans, but all in all the developers have succeeded. The most important thing to know is this: the new Tomb Raider is one of the best action-adventure games I have ever played.
  • 95

    GamingTrend

    (platform: PC)
    Other than a few missteps here and there, and a completely forgettable multiplayer mode (think Uncharted, but worse), Tomb Raider is the quintessential example of a reboot done right.
  • 95

    PSX-Sense.nl

    (platform: PS3)
    Lara Croft returns in this franchise reboot, which juggles different gameplay elements, all well-executed and superbly balanced. The visuals and audio are top-notch and Lara is very well realized as a character. Long story short: a great game you should definitely pick up.
  • 95

    Post Arcade (National Post)

    (platform: 360)
    From a story perspective, Lara is now as interesting a character as (though wholly different from) sardonic Nathan Drake. This feels like Uncharted will have to start chasing Tomb Raider.
  • 95

    Gamer Limit

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is the second best Uncharted game behind Uncharted 2. While it gives up a lot of its adventure identity fans have come to know and love, the end result is still a fantastic game that shouldn't be missed by any action fan. If Crystal Dynamics can inject more adventure elements into a potential sequel, it would be a pretty interesting proposition indeed.
  • 94

    3DJuegos

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is an extraordinary video-game. Its gameplay is amusing, Lara's animations are stunning, and the game is one hell of a ride.
  • 93

    Game Informer

    (platform: PS3)
    Crystal Dynamics has nailed a pitch-perfect new vision for one of gaming's most recognizable characters, and revitalizes her for what I hope will be many more installments.
  • 93

    Everyeye.it

    (platform: 360)
    This new installment of the series is probably the best in years. Tomb Raider reunites classical elements with the new adventure game philosophy, resulting in a true Masterpiece.
  • 93

    InsideGamer.nl

    (platform: 360)
    The Lara we know from long ago has grown up. Is that a bad thing? No, she is replaced by a new, maybe even better Lara, who will appeal to a future generation of gamers. If this game is a hint to what the future of Tomb Raider might be, than we are very much looking forward to the next game in the series.
  • 93

    LevelUp

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is an action-packed adventure game that offers a new origin story for Lara and that mixes an epic plot and an incredibly detailed setting which let us enjoy the very beginning of her journey towards her legendary status.
  • 92

    PC Master (Greece)

    (platform: PC)
    The new incarnation of the iconic Lara Craft might very well be one of the best games out there right now. [April 2013]
  • 92

    GameFront

    (platform: PC)
    I'm sad that Tomb Raider is over. It's a game I wish I could go back and start over again fresh to experience for the first time all over again.
  • 92

    ZTGameDomain

    (platform: PC)
    I would also love to see them bring back more of the unique puzzle designs featured in past games, but as a starting point, Tomb Raider is easily one of my favorite games of the year so far, and one I think deserves to be experienced by everyone. If you have a love for the series or third-person adventure games, this is a must play. Lara is back and better than ever.
  • 92

    GamingXP

    (platform: 360)
    Lara Croft's comeback is simply stunning. The cinematic gameplay, its atmosphere and the "LOST resembling" environments are great, while the multiplayer is a nice-to-have goodie. The game is let down just a little by its German localization and Lara's redundant squad members. Nevertheless, in my opinion it's the best game in 2013 so far.
  • 92

    ZTGD

    (platform: PC)
    I would also love to see them bring back more of the unique puzzle designs featured in past games, but as a starting point, Tomb Raider is easily one of my favorite games of the year so far, and one I think deserves to be experienced by everyone. If you have a love for the series or third-person adventure games, this is a must play. Lara is back and better than ever.
  • 92

    GameFocus

    (platform: 360)
    Lara's latest adventure is one of the most fun, immersive, emotional, and thrilling rides the series has ever taken us on.
  • 91

    IGN

    (platform: PS3)
    It is a superb action game that brings a new emotional dimension to one of gaming's most enduring icons, and repositions her alongside Nathan Drake at the top of gaming's action-hero heirachy.
  • 91

    Hooked Gamers

    (platform: PC)
    It is always a concern when developers attempt a reboot or remake of a classic game, and whether or not it will live up to the high expectations that gamers of the original have. Tomb Raider is one of the few that have lived up to the expectations.
  • 90

    Hardcore Gamer Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is not just a reboot, but a revelation in a series that had long passed its prime.
  • 90

    LaPS4

    (platform: PS3)
    Lara Croft has returned and she's not looking back, but this time she will be displaying all the features we are used to seeing in modern action and adventure games. This reboot is as big as the original Tomb Raider was back in the day, but with a distinct personality, something essential if she wants to become a staple within the same genre she dominated for years.
  • 90

    Game Revolution

    (platform: 360)
    Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix had an undeniably heavy burden in modernizing a character born from an immature, male-oriented fantasy, but no matter your gender, if you're a gamer, you should play Tomb Raider. It combines high-levels of interactivity, excellent pacing, and a true bond between the player and the character on screen.
  • 90

    Eurogamer Germany

    (platform: PS3)
    It is a symbiosis of elements from the old titles and a lot of Uncharted. As such, free-form exploration, puzzles and tombs to raid meet big-screen action and frenzied shootouts. It could be a great way into the future for Lara, one you couldn't really picture before. For now, this really works.
  • 90

    LaPS3

    (platform: PS3)
    Lara Croft has returned and she's not looking back, but this time she will be displaying all the features we are used to seeing in modern action and adventure games. This reboot is as big as the original Tomb Raider was back in the day, but with a distinct personality, something essential if she wants to become a staple within the same genre she dominated for years.
  • 90

    Gameblog.fr

    (platform: 360)
    This is the reboot we were waiting for. Beautiful, clever, expertly paced, it's a superb blend of action, exploration and puzzle.
  • 90

    AusGamers

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider reaffirms the importance and value of having strong, realistic female protagonists in games, while also successfully transposing much of what people loved about the original titles into an adventure that feels superbly modern. It's a better Uncharted game than Uncharted 3 was.
  • 90

    GamesRadar

    (platform: 360)
    Its expert sense of pacing, captivating setting, and dark tone create a truly memorable experience that's further enhanced by an immense level of detail. Lara croft, the old Lara Croft, is dead. In place of a dolled-up gunslinger is a do-what-it-takes survivor--and we hope she hasn't had her fill of adventuring just yet.
  • 90

    Polygon

    (platform: 360)
    It's easy to point out the many ways that Tomb Raider borrows bits and pieces from other popular games of the last five years, but Crystal Dynamics has blended these disparate strengths into something remarkable. It's cinematic yet open, intense yet laid-back, fresh yet polished.
  • 90

    Eurogamer Sweden

    (platform: 360)
    The reinvention of the franchise succeeds in almost every aspect of the game, so much so that it actually tops the Uncharted series among the great adventure games for this console generation. I hope to see you again soon, Lara.
  • 90

    Playstation Universe

    (platform: PS3)
    On the merits of the campaign alone, Crystal Dynamics has delivered a stunning and compelling adventure worthy of the brand name.
  • 90

    Gaming Nexus

    (platform: 360)
    After nearly two decades, Crystal Dynamics finally gets it right. Tomb Raider is an action-packed thrill ride full of amazing set-pieces, sharp writing, a fun science fiction story and tons of enemies to gun down. Tomb Raider is a game worthy of the Croft name!
  • 90

    Games Master UK

    (platform: 360)
    Lara doesn't disappoint, while Yamatai proves one of the most memorable playgrounds in gaming. [Apr 2013, p.59]
  • 90

    Play UK

    (platform: PS3)
    Mature, thought-provoking and great fun, Tomb Raider is an outstanding introduction to the new Lara Croft. It play well, it looks wonderful. [Issue#229, p.58]
  • 90

    Armchair Empire

    (platform: PS3)
    This reboot of the series not only surpassed my expectations, but it is easily one of the best games I have played in a long time. If you're like me and love story driven games that offer a great gaming experience then Tomb Raider is definitely for you.
  • 90

    Playstation Official Magazine Australia

    (platform: PS3)
    There's no denying Tomb Raider is a heavily influenced work, both mechanically and aesthetically (its nods to Neil Marshall's The Descent are so happy to be there at one point Lara even re-enacts the “girlrising-out-of-sea-of-blood” scene). While it offers nothing wholly original, its salvaged parts combine to produce an experience that is consistently better than anything its own heroes have produced. [April 2013, p70]
  • 90

    Push Square

    (platform: PS3)
    Tomb Raider is an exceptional game. Break-neck set pieces and quality combat help make the action exceedingly enjoyable, even if it does stray from the themes of the narrative at times. Impressive visuals and a lively environment brimming with distractions will encourage you to explore, while a solid if unspectacular multiplayer component provides some replayability. Nathan Drake may want to watch his back, because the queen of adventure's gunning for his crown.
  • 90

    Digital Chumps

    (platform: PS3)
    Crystal Dynamics did a great job with methodically thinking everything through before releasing the new Tomb Raider to the world. The story, gameplay mechanics, depth and visuals all make for an unforgettable experience, sans the multiplayer side of things.
  • 90

    Canadian Online Gamers

    (platform: PS3)
    Definitely worth the price of admission and is definitely worth playing.
  • 90

    The Digital Fix

    (platform: PS3)
    The remarkable thing here is that Crystal Dynamics have rebooted the Tomb Raider series, told an origin story of how the globe-trotting archaeological action figure came to be, all wrapped up in a contemporised package delivering examples of all that is good about games today, all whilst making it feel like a Lara Croft game.
  • 90

    Hyper Magazine

    (platform: PS3)
    Despite occasional dissonance between narrative and game mechanics, Tomb Raider is a highly polished, highly accomplished reboot. Kudos, Crystal Dynamics. [Issue#235]
  • 90

    BigPond GameArena

    (platform: 360)
    Crystal Dynamics has exceeded my expectations and crafted one of the most intense, rewarding, surprising and bloody origin stories I've had the pleasure of playing through. It's been a long time since I HAD to finish a game.
  • 90

    Vandal Online

    (platform: 360)
    Shootings, platforming, puzzles, exploration and a great visual experience rewrite the story – and history – of Tomb Raider. This is a beautiful adventure that everyone will enjoy, except those expecting a classic Tomb Raider game.
  • 90

    Thunderbolt

    (platform: 360)
    This is a game that starts on a high note and ends on a high note, and propels Lara with a brisk pace in between, without falling into monotony. It's an exceptional new start for the Tomb Raider franchise.
  • 90

    Game Over Online

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider's whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and everything combines to make this the best reboot game on the market today.
  • 90

    GameOver.gr

    (platform: 360)
    A breathtaking reboot of Lara Croft's adventures, the new Tomb Raider puts aside some of its legacy in favor of a more modern feel and gameplay. Old school fans may find this a bit unsettling, but no matter what type of gamer you are, Tomb Rider is one hell of a ride.
  • 90

    Eurogamer Spain

    (platform: 360)
    It surely isn't easy to produce a game as fun, balanced and polished as Tomb Raider, but Crystal Dynamics managed to do so.
  • 90

    PC PowerPlay

    (platform: PC)
    Everything you could want from an archeological adventure, except having to press six keys to mantle. [Apr 2013, p.80]
  • 90

    X360 Magazine UK

    (platform: 360)
    A near flawless example of how to reboot a franchise. Gripping, satisfying and strangely dark, we struggle to see how this origin story could have been told much better. [May 2013, p.77]
  • 89

    Meristation

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is a wonderful adventure which reaches the heights of Uncharted. Lara Croft returns in an exciting and relatively open game, with all genres very well-realized. Temples, tombs and archeology with intense action, puzzles and jumps. Just what we wanted.
  • 89

    PSX Extreme

    (platform: PS3)
    It's exactly what this franchise needed: A modern-day wake-up call that revamps an outdated character and gives us a role model of whom this industry can be proud. Our pride - however misplaced it may have been before - no longer resides in Lara Croft's chest. The setting is excellent, the character's transformation is emotional and effective, the control and combat is rock solid, and the pacing and variety is top-notch. They could've done more with the ideas they present and the multiplayer is lacking but beyond that, this one is a can't-miss for all serious gamers out there.
  • 89

    Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux

    (platform: PS3)
    If you never cared about the character Lara Croft, this game will change that. The way Camilla Luddington portrays her is very believable and you'd need to have a hart of stone not to flinch every time Lara gets a beating.[March 2013, p.62]
  • 88

    GamesBeat

    (platform: 360)
    A number of minor gaffes, an uninspired multiplayer, and a severe drop in tension defuse Tomb Raider somewhat, but nothing stops it from living up to Lara's legacy.
  • 88

    Cheat Code Central

    (platform: 360)
    Delivers an evenly paced, action-packed, evolutionary tale that explains the genesis of one of gaming's most beloved heroines. Along the way, we are treated to top-shelf visuals, a soundscape that rivals a Hollywood blockbuster, and gameplay that is both thoroughly engaging and aesthetically varied.
  • 87

    MondoXbox

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider's reboot is definitely a success delivering a deep, adrenalinic and spectacular game with a new and charismatic Lara Croft. Our main complaint is with the lack of greater scale puzzles and more challenging ones, something the game should have retained from its predecessors.
  • 87

    Videogameszone.de

    (platform: PS3)
    Too bad Lara isn't actually all alone on this gorgeous mystery island. Instead, she drags a bunch of wholly unlikeable characters around with her, which lessens the fun to be had in exploring and finding secrets. Apart from that, Tomb Raider is one almost flawlessly-executed action blockbuster with more than just a hint of Uncharted to it.
  • 86

    Lazygamer

    (platform: 360)
    This game is Tomb Raider through and through, while not being the Tomb Raider you grew up with. The franchise that defined a genre has stopped being schooled and moved from the back seat to the fore.
  • 85

    IGN Italia

    (platform: PS3)
    Tomb Raider is a frantic and largely enjoyable rollercoaster ride. Crystal Dynamics has clearly learned the Uncharted lesson, giving birth to a brand new Lara. Maybe a tad easy and not so deep, but thrilling and exciting nonetheless.
  • 85

    CD-Action

    (platform: 360)
    The new Tomb Raider is not as revolutionary as the original from 1996 but this reboot is the most mature, interesting and friendly entry to the series. For me it is Uncharted on steroids, a game that's better in every aspect than Nathan Drake's adventures. [CD-Action 04/2013, p.52]
  • 85

    GameStar

    (platform: PC)
    Quotation forthcoming.
  • 85

    Gamer.nl

    (platform: 360)
    The new Tomb Raider might be the best one since the original, because it lets go of the classic formula. The reboot gives us a young Lara Croft who ended up in a thriller in a jungle and responds to that like a human made out of flesh and blood. Unfortunately this direction was dropped in the second act, after which they thankfully restore themselves and make good on an adventure that you will not want to end.
  • 85

    JeuxActu

    (platform: 360)
    Quotation forthcoming.
  • 85

    SpazioGames

    (platform: 360)
    Miss Croft's return is a finely crafted action-adventure title, with solid game design choices and some spectacular moments. The action-packed gameplay can't really support the forcefully crude and violent narrative of the campaign though, and the lack of originality and challenge lessens the experience in the end. It's definitely a great game, but with some ballsy moves it could have been an amazing one.
  • 85

    GameSpot

    (platform: 360)
    The single-player campaign here is the main attraction, and it is excellent. It doesn't try to rewrite the book on third-person action adventure games. But with its excellent controls, engaging heroine, thrilling combat, and fascinating setting, it doesn't need to.
  • 85

    GameTrailers

    (platform: 360)
    A few things about the new Tomb Raider come across as wasted effort. The story of Lara's transformation is sabotaged by the gameplay, and is frankly a little dorky, with an after-school special style multi-ethnic cast filled by lame sterotypes like angry black woman and scrap-happy Scotsman. Likewise a multiplayer mode, which nobody familiar with Tomb Raider would expect or even think to ask for, is competent but utterly unremarkable.
  • 85

    Official Xbox Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    It's all deftly anchored by a perceptive, nuanced narrative that helps fashion Croft into a convincing heroine who can weather extraordinary circumstances, while remaining convincingly human throughout. These quieter moments make what's already a stunning ride even more worthwhile.
  • 85

    Destructoid

    (platform: 360)
    Tightly produced, competent in both its puzzling and its combat, this is one reboot that manages to be unequivocally superior to its predecessors.
  • 85

    PlayStation LifeStyle

    (platform: PS3)
    It sets the character up for an amazing sequel and improved multiplayer on next-gen platforms. There's a whole lot of island to cover and tons of killer action on the way. Set-pieces are astounding and really push the player forward with intense visuals.
  • 85

    XGN

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider tells a great story combined with enjoyable gameplay, though the latter slightly diminishes the impact of the former.
  • 85

    PC Games (Germany)

    (platform: PC)
    Lara's origin story is a terrific, action-packed experience with stunning visuals that sadly has not much to do with her previous adventures. Yet the puzzle physics are cool, the exploration of the island is rewarding and the much-improved combat is easily one of the biggest steps forward for the series – too bad there is sometimes too much of it.
  • 85

    Multiplayer.it

    (platform: PC)
    Crystal Dynamics has done an excellent job in giving us a brand new Tomb Raider, and the PC version is the best one you can get.
  • 85

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    (platform: 360)
    Lara Croft emerges from this game a darker, more troubled protagonist. But that's okay – just like James Bond and Batman, she's better off for it. Gamers are too, since this is certainly the best Tomb Raider game on this generation of consoles.
  • 85

    Gameplanet

    (platform: 360)
    Lara's return is a triumphant one, providing gamers with a visually breathtaking adventure around a well-realised island setting that harbours some dark secrets. Some more challenging puzzles and platforming would have been welcome, but as it stands, Tomb Raider is a thrilling reboot of a legendary franchise.
  • 85

    Strategy Informer

    (platform: 360)
    Flawed as its presentation of the young Lara story may be, Tomb Raider is a great game first and an interesting story second. The latter certainly stumbles frequently throughout, but I was never put-off enough to actually stop playing - chiefly because the gameplay I was indulging in was so persuasively fun. That's what matters in the end.
  • 83

    Multiplayer.it

    (platform: PS3)
    Despite the interesting and open level design, Tomb Raider is more akin to the average action adventure than you would think. An overall linear experience, with plenty of cinematic sequences and over the top roller-coaster rides that falls somehow short of expectations when it comes to the survival matter.
  • 83

    Pelit (Finland)

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is a solid action adventure that offers a thrilling ride, but adds very little new to the genre and sadly falls short of the idea of open-ended survival adventure it was first marketed as. [March 2013]
  • 80

    games(TM)

    (platform: 360)
    There's an awful lot to like about Tomb Raider. It takes the gameplay Uncharted has used to such great effect (which was, of course, nicked from Tomb Raider in the first place), and replaces wise-cracking gentleman-thief Nathan Drake with this new damaged Lara Croft, one of the most involving characters seen in a computer game to date.
  • 80

    VideoGamer

    (platform: 360)
    It is extremely impressive, on both technical and artistic levels. With that degree of sheen does come a lack of edge, of course, and Tomb Raider is not a brave game. Nor is it one that'll likely live long in the memory, but while you're walking in Lara's muddy size fours, it is spellbinding.
  • 80

    Playstation Official Magazine UK

    (platform: PS3)
    This is a rollicking and hugely enjoyable adventure, filled with spectacular set-pieces, emotional highs and lows, and – thankfully – not an oversized sports bra in sight. Crystal Dynamics has set a shining example of what can be done when reimagining a franchise from the ground up, and all of the elements on show have been well-conceived and well-crafted, and they come together to form a cohesive whole.
  • 80

    Joystiq

    (platform: 360)
    The combat is the best it's ever been, puzzles are short but satisfying, and Yamatai is a veritable platforming playground. For the series fanatic, there are loads of secrets to find and a new legend to digest. More importantly, it just may convince a new generation to like Tomb Raider again.
  • 80

    Metro GameCentral

    (platform: 360)
    A great cinematic action adventure, with one of gaming's great lead performances, although its Tomb Raider DNA seems fragmented and even degenerative in parts.
  • 80

    Eurogamer Italy

    (platform: 360)
    Crystal Dynamics built a gorgeous game, with a lot of good ideas and an astonishing artistic direction. Unfortunately, the game script is poor, and the lack of strong characters and design innovations make the latter part of Tomb Raider a spectacular third person shooter, but one without personality.
  • 80

    Official Xbox Magazine UK

    (platform: 360)
    An excellent game that, while paying tribute to Lara Croft's heritage, certainly feels like a new beginning - mechanically as well as thematically. It's visually dazzling, narratively affecting, dangerously near best-in-class when it comes to solid shooting, vertiginous platforming and ballsy set plays... and bodes fantastically for any future instalments.
  • 80

    EGM

    (platform: 360)
    When taken for what it is—and not what it could have been—we've been given a game that serves as a fantastic first step, but which also is clearly only a first step in what will be an arduous journey.
  • 80

    Edge Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    Whether she's huddled up against the cold or sending five men to their doom with an explosive arrow, this is still Lara Croft, one of gaming's most distinctive heroes – and now she has a personality that extends far beyond the bounds of her bra straps. If the purpose of a reboot is to redefine a character and set them up for the future, then this is a job well done.
  • 80

    Eurogamer

    (platform: 360)
    Beneath the noise there is an engaging story clamouring to be heard, and there are moments of true beauty, serenity and pathos fighting for attention. The game does get better as it goes on, and despite the distractions the last few hours are a pleasure to play. At the centre of it all is a brilliant character, still iconic but more human and believable than she's ever been before.
  • 80

    Guardian

    (platform: 360)
    Lara's exquisite animation allows her to move through the world with unmatched grace, and the heavy emphasis on combat is more palatable thanks to its ease of interaction, Lara naturally crouching behind cover and switching between her bow, pistol, rifle and shotgun with rare quickness and ease.
  • 80

    Giant Bomb

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider might be guilty of trying to do too many things at once, but the relative quality of each one of those individual things is high enough that the whole is still pretty satisfying.
  • 80

    DarkZero

    (platform: PS3)
    The reboot is a complete success. I enjoyed every second of the single-player campaign, from the huge sequences to the little moments that are integrated perfectly with the gameplay.
  • 80

    IncGamers

    (platform: PC)
    This is the first entry of a rebooted franchise and it's a really, really good one. There's still plenty of room for both Lara and the game to grow, and I'm eager to see these mechanics – and Lara's character – evolve as this series hopefully continues.
  • 80

    AtomicGamer

    (platform: PC)
    Tomb Raider delivers a slick, fun time with plenty of collectibles, great action, and an excellent main character.
  • 80

    Worth Playing

    (platform: PS3)
    Tomb Raider is a reboot that's mostly done right. The lack of the franchise's trademark puzzles is unfortunate, but everything else captures the feel of the original games with a more modern twist.
  • 80

    DarkStation

    (platform: PS3)
    Despite stepping away from the tone and play style of its forbears, Tomb Raider is an entertaining adventure and a great jumping off point for the new direction Crystal Dynamics wants to take.
  • 80

    Toronto Sun

    (platform: 360)
    It's a fine return to form for the heroine whose comically conical boobs once fuelled a thousand adolescent quests for mythical nude codes. Lara Croft's a real girl now, with real motivations, fears and feelings. And this is one reboot we hope will stick.
  • 77

    ActionTrip

    (platform: 360)
    Our main beef is that the developers have spent an excessive amount of time polishing and perfecting those cinematics and QTEs, instead of developing more engaging puzzles and even the occasional riddle wouldn't have gone amiss.
  • 75

    4Players.de

    (platform: PS3)
    Lara matured from sex symbol to a person with character and feels more authentic as an archaeologist. But unfortunately Crystal Dynamics wasn't courageous enough to incorporate real survival with hunger, lack of ammunition and desperation. They let you dive into a colorful, varied adventure filled with action, though. In the end with this Lara Croft not another “Survivor” is born, but rather another “Soldier”.
  • 75

    PC Gamer

    (platform: PC)
    Visually stunning and meticulously staged, but hindered by limited depth and stifling linearity.
  • 75

    Xbox360Achievements

    (platform: 360)
    There is a platform here for Crystal Dynamics to take Lara's shenanigans to a new level, but a reliance on fairly bog standard shooter mechanics just doesn't do the franchise any justice and as a result, means Tomb Raider falls short of being a truly great game.
  • 73

    Riot Pixels

    (platform: PC)
    A bottomless chasm separating the story and the gameplay is the biggest problem of this Tomb Raider. Crystal Dynamics rebooted the series with an origin story. The developers wanted to show us how Lara learns to kill – first animals, then humans – in order to survive, how the hardships of the Yamatai island will make her into the tomb raider well know and love. But in reality, you can't suspend your disbelief even for a minute. Though Lara sighs and whines a lot, her superhuman vitality would make Wolverine green with envy.
  • 70

    Gamereactor Sweden

    (platform: 360)
    While it can be nice to be held by the hand, Crystal Dynamics' grip could have been a lot looser.
  • 70

    Games.cz

    (platform: 360)
    A good comeback of the most popular gaming heroine ever. Tomb Raider is a pleasing and relaxing thing that is not going to bore you. However, this is not a game you are going to remember in a few months as a something special.
  • 67

    Gaming Age

    (platform: 360)
    All in all, this Tomb Raider reboot isn't perfect. But it is a step in the right direction for the series, and again marks the most fun I've had with a Tomb Raider title in a while. It's got enough of that AAA polish to make it a contender, but I feel that the series is going to need some fresh ideas if it really wants to compete with the big hitters.
  • 65

    GameCritics

    (platform: 360)
    Tomb Raider is a fine game, but something essential feels like it has been left out. Lara seems to have found the map, but missed the treasure.
  • 60

    Machinima

    (platform: 360)
    It's really hard to be excited about the future of Tomb Raider after this game. It fails where more successful films and games of its kind succeed: in its characters. The way in which Lara goes from inexperienced to full-on action movie hero survivalist is so jarring that it's near impossible as a player to remain on the same emotional wavelength as the story. Because of this the rest of the game falters.
  • 60

    Gamer.no

    (platform: PS3)
    Tomb Raider is trying to tell Lara's origin story in a mature fashion, and it somewhat succeeds by depicting the island as an organic living being, and making sure Lara is a believable character with great performances by actress Camilla Luddington. The rest of the game is less impressive, with the sheer amount of jarring enemies, stale combat and tacked on multiplayer.

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