Gamers get a glimpse into the origin of Lara Croft as she struggles to survive on an isolated tropical island in Crystal Dynamics' reboot of Tomb Raider. The game finds the recently graduated Croft joining her treasure-hunting mentor Conrad Roth on an expedition into the Pacific Ocean's dangerous Dragon's Triangle. But a powerful storm splits their ship in half, and when the survivors wash onto shore they are greeted by dangerous terrain, fierce wildlife, and fortune-seeking scavengers. As always, players must use a combination of exploration skills and combat to escape alive.<br><br>The Lara of this Tomb Raider isn't the steely heroine from previous games, but a frightened and injured young woman who is very reluctant to kill people, but slowly builds her resolve in order to rescue her captured friends. To reach that end, gamers can make use of a variety of upgradeable weapons and tools, including torches, a bow, an ax, and a host of guns. The action mostly takes place in open, multi-path locations, with players using newly acquired tools to access loot and treasure maps in previously unavailable areas. The open layout also lends itself to multiplayer action, which pits groups of survivors against groups of scavengers in a variety of modes across five trap-filled maps.
Tomb Raider (Sony Playstation 3, 2013)
$13.60 - $159.99
pros: It plays like Uncharted and Resident Evil 4 had a love child.
cons: Multiplayer is bleh.
Tomb Raider: Lara You Look Lovely Tonight!
My relationship with Lara Croft has been tenuous at best. Way back in 1996 was the first time... See Full Review
pros: Refined combat system, open world gameplay with upgrades, graphics are excellent, expressive characters
cons: It's just too easy, interrupting cutscenes/QT events
Square Enix seems to have a habit of sticking its name onto more polished versions of popular franch... See Full Review
pros: Great gameplay and graphics
cons: Nothing major
Tomb Raider for PS3 - An excellent reboot comparable to the Uncharted series
Tomb Raider for the PS3 turned out to be a wonderful surprise. This game has been completely reinven... See Full Review
pros: Dynamic environment, Fun story, Multiplayer
cons: Map frustrations
I always had a place in my heart for Lara Croft. This was by far the best Tomb Raider ever created h... See Full Review
|Game Special Features||<li>Take on classic Tomb Raider platforming and battle an island full of scavengers<br/><br/><li>Witness the beginning of Lara Croft's adventurous career<br/><br/><li>Join friends for a variety of different multiplayer modes<br/><br/>|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Series||Tomb Raider Series|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Violence|
|Rating||M - Mature|
|Genre||Action / Adventure|
|Platform||Sony Playstation 3|