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NOTE: I had to use a third party piece of software to be able to be able to map an XBox 360 pad in a sensible configuration. I'd give this game a 7/10 score though because although it has many timeless elements of game design that still make it quite a bit of fun to play through, it does not have as clear and interesting a story as the first Tomb Raider, it falls short of that mark on most measures; and additionally it shows it's age graphically. Is it still worth playing, yeah, but it could play much better with a bit of modernization. The character model for Lara is of course excellently done for the time, as are her animations; but I think there may be more polygons in her model than in the rest of the game. The modelling though isn't really where the game suffers;but rather in the low resolution textures. The cut-scenes look extremely grainy on modern resolutions and the textures on the environments are sometimes poor enough to really pull you out of any immersion you may have. I will say that there are a very wide variety of environments and some of them are quite in interesting, although if you're like me, you may not be able to clearly understand why you are actually going to all these peculiar places. The story just isn't particularly clear or engaging. The platforming controls are somewhat finicky. You really end up using a set of manuevers in kind of the same way you might in a fighting game to clear these challenges. Once you get those moves down, it's usually more a matter of finding where you need to platform to rather than the execution that is the challenge. There are some block pushing/lever pulling puzzles as well and these are solid, usually not too much of a challenge but that's fine as they don't overstay their welcome. As far as the combat, it's very similar to the first Tomb Raider as well, and the added weapon, and enemy variety is one of the real clear improvements over it's predecessor. Overall, the game is dated, but fun. If you are considering taking a look at the classic roots of the franchise though, I'd start with Tomb Raider 1 (better story, somewhat better level design, and native x-input support for the PC), and if you enjoy that .. heck yeah TR 2 is worth the time investment.