Posted: May 30
I played through and beat Tomb Raider a year ago and had pushed it aside for a while as I was having some trouble completing it in terms of artifacts, challenges, etc. However! I have come full circle and finally brought the game to completion in regards to the side challenges, which prompted me to write a review for this wonderful game.
A doughnut who mainly enjoys multiplayer games and seldom singleplayer adventures, I was blown away by Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider grappled me with interest, quite literally, from the get-go and I was sold. If you take a look through my gallery of screenshots, it is quite apparent that the game started out beautifully and evolved into one-heck of a diamond mine by the end of the tale. I remember quite a few times in the game just standing and looking around spamming [F10] while Solarii soldiers made quick work, attacking my scanty clothing. But hey, who am I to complain about the scanty clothing?
Although Tomb Raider's scenery is fantastic, that is not the only area where this game shines. You are Lara Croft. Immersed into a vast world of assassin-like game play, you must use your survival instincts and various weapons to progress throughout the story and attempt to conquer the zealot by the name of Mathias. With pristine and seemingly realistic graphics, you will venture through a mesmeric experience with puzzles, obstacles, parkour, fights, take-downs, and more.
I snagged the GOTY edition during the Summer Sale, but this game is worth the full price. Prove your survival prowess and step onto the ominous island of Yamatai.
9/10 - Challenges are a bit onerous.Storyline:
8.5/10 - Not the best final boss fight.Combat:
10/10 - Not confusing, easy to learn, and extremely fun with variance in take-downs.Scary?
Nope, more so eerie.Pop-Ups:
Not easy. 16/50 achievements are multiplayer based and are tedious. Hidden achievement (Called Chatterbox, look it up before you begin). Multiplayer:
3/10 - Not a game that excels in multiplayer. Very rarely are there players online.