Posted: July 3
The Classic Tomb Raider games are a breed that have died out, for better or for worse. For that, Tomb Raider is a different kind of game than most others that has it's niche. The best points for a recommendation are the games enjoyable atmosphere and lack of direction. The environments are open with no true goal, which for many can kill the experience, however traveling around dangerous and precarious tombs in the search for the unknown can be very satifying to many. The controls are cumbersome and might cause for the game to be needless precise, but it could be rewarding once you really get a grasp on your environments and positioning.
The story sort of difficult to comprehend, not to mention awkwardly presented. Some of the characters are enjoyable (Particularly Lara) but they're mostly cartoonish in goofy ways. Combat is very basic and monotonous, I'd argue it's the least involving part of the game. This is not a direct port of the PS1 version, so you may want to look into mods if you want more music cues and the expansion pack that was released. If you're into quieter, slow-paced games, I'd recommend this, but if clunky-controls, dated graphics, (expected for the time) no direction, and subpar combat all sound like too many bad things to justify the time put in, then stay away.