Tomb Raider Underworld
The adventure queen is back!
This game is great, amazing graphics and intense and fun gameplay. This seems like one of her best adventures yet. I think they did an excellent job on this game. Personally, some of the reviews you've probably heard were way too hard on this game. Its much better than a lot of other games that game sites gave better scores to. I traded Fallout3 in for this game and to tell you the truth i'm having a much better time and experience with Tomb Raider than in that game. Never been much of a fan of having to go to the pause menu every time i wanna select a weapon, replenish health or put a move in. That becomes way too tiresome and grows old after a while, that's why Underworld is just straight out fun and exploration. The way a game should be and is supposed to be about. People i think tend to forget that these days and thats why we all have the same kind of repetitive games coming out. Go buy this game right now if you're an adventure fan and enjoy puzzle solving, graphics, exploration and shooting!
Great Way to Get Back Into the Series
I loved this game! I haven't played Tomb Raider in years, and I rented this one and was blown away! So much so, that I'm buying previous games and loving that "I remember this!" feeling. The graphics were absolutely beautiful (as is Lara's new look) and a lot of the time I would catch Lara standing in the middle of peril doing nothing because I was looking around at the scenery. I also love Natla's reinvention, Anniversary!Natla was just frightening. (I suppose that was the point, though.) I did have an issue with the length of the game; it could have been much longer, and I am sluggishly slow when it comes to beating games. There were also some glitches; an example being in Croft Manor when jumping down after pulling the door with the grappling hook, and Lara continues to walk against the block, so that I have to pause her for a few seconds and then turn her around. I could go on and on about Underworld, but I won't, so let me just say that it was a wonderful way to get back into the series, and I was impressed. I can't wait for the next installment!
Best one yet!!!
I think this game is great, the graphics are amazingly done, aswell as the controls and challenge. You fight tigers, sharks, zombies, black panthers, spiders, humans, and much, much more. You play in the Thialand jungle, two different oceans, the arctic, croft manor, mexico, enemy boats and many tombs. Some puzzles are hidden puzzle pieces to open a door or matching symbols with each other. Some tomb traps you face are flamethrowers, giant crushers, blue lava in the underworld, swinging blades and much more. There's lots of free gameplay, unlike the other tomb raider games, after you complete the game you can free roam in any place you've played through. Weapons and gadgets you use are: Pistols, shotgun, machine gun, grenades, flashlights, health packs, tranqulizer gun, spear gun, video camera to film and thor's hammer. Overall most people love this game a lot, never go against eidos.
The best TR since the first one
In my opinion, this is the best Tomb Raider game since the very first one on PS1. The graphics are really nice looking. The sound and level design are amazing. Sometimes you have to fight with the camera but it's such a good game it can be overlooked. I'm not one to play games constantly, therefore I would say the game is plenty long for your money. Just don't race through it... take your time and explore every little area for hidden treasure and enjoy the level disign. I've had it for about a week and I'm only on the second area ( in the Thailand jungles). Iv'e seen discussions on TR or Uncharted on wich is the better game. For me, it's definately TR. One reason is the lock on ability. Uncharted does'nt have that I don't think. It's been a while since I've played that one. Also TR Underworld is a game you can come back to after you've beaten it. I've always liked Lara Croft and she keeps looking better in every game. I reccomend this to any action adventure fan. And she's back finally to raid tombs again, no cities or dance clubs, and also no time attack button presses, which ruind Anniversary. Tomb Raider Underworld - 10/10
Tomb Raider the way it should be.
This is, in my opinion, the best TR game to date. It's clear that Crystal Dynamics has a vision of Lara Croft as something far greater than her previous designers. First off, the gameplay and controls are very solid. The platforming is challenging, but not nearly as ridiculous as past titles. I only got frustrated at one small section in the game. Overall, I was very pleased with this improvement. The camera was sometimes shaky, but never at any crucial point. Perhaps my favorite part of the game was the story. The narrative is good, although Lara spends most of her time alone exploring ancient sites. What i was impressed with was how well CD wove mythology (Norse is the main focus) with the story. Lara seems much more like an intelligent archaeologist than she has before. I'm really glad I decided to try this game, and I'm now very excited about the future of Lara Croft. Finally, it seems that she's in capable hands.
Riddled with bugs and poor controls
The controls in this game are very sloppy. It's almost as if you have to line up the camera, pause, then jump before you make it to the next ledge. Doing this at every jump gets lame. The motorcycle controls are just as bad.
The first time I played this game I came across a glitch in a tomb where the bridge was supposed to be up so I could jump the bike across it. The bridge was down and there was no way I could get across. I had to download a patch to correct this problem. I finished the game after that without incident. About a year later I picked it up again to play it through once more and another (different) glitch caused me to be stuck in a different tomb with no means of passing through. That was enough for me.
It's a shame there are so many bugs and sloppy controls because, this game could have been pretty good. I like the different environments and puzzles but it's just not any fun to play.
This game HAS to win GoY Honors!!!!!!!!!!
Understand first, that my brother and I were at the very doorstep of the store waiting for this one to drop as the shipment man brought in the case. We literally purchased this one right out of the box. First, this game is beyond amazing. The controls are excellent (more than I can say for SOME games that I've purchased - Nba 2k9) The storyline is already off the chain, yet I cant say too much for length b/c I'm still trekking my way through this one. Lara looks amazing (as always) and they've actually given her a bit of flavor. She looks awesome! Better controls with the weapons and they even added an element of hand to hand in this one. I'm already looking for this one to earn game of the year as I dont see anything else out there that comes close. A++ Amazing Game.
Most thrilling TR game yet!
I couldn't wait for this game to come out. Being another fan of the series, the storyline just keeps you wanting more and more. The graphics are PHENOMENAL as well as the sound and music. But the best part yet is all the things Lara can do now. The places she goes takes your breath away with awe. I swear I drooled a few times just looking at the surroundings with my mouth wide open. I think my bottom lip fell to the floor. Lol! The puzzles (I think) are my favorite parts. Tricky as always and (for me) without the strategy guides I can figure them out easily. That's how well I've known these games. The controls are a bit hard to configure. With the wireless PS3 control (unlike the original PS2 control where you can just hold down the button and she keeps shooting) it's a bit hard to keep shooting without your finger getting sore. Other than that this game is awesome. Definite recommend.
good, solid game
Being a long time tomb raider fan I was interested in how the playstation 3 tomb raider would come out. First off the game and character models look amazing! The sound is also very solid. I've seen a couple glitches here and there but have overlooked them due to stellar graphics. the only thing i have to complain about is the controls and camera. the controls are so sensitive to the point where it takes a while to line yourself up for a jump, also the camera can make it so its impossible to make a jump. The controls kind of take away from the game a little but not much. The combat is great. One thing that got me down was that you automatically start out with all the weapons so you really have no incentive to go look around except for the treasures. I definitely recommend this game to all fans of the action/adventure genre.
Welcome Home Laura - We Missed You!
I loved the original Tomb Raider. I even enjoyed TR2. I have no use for the rest in the series but I am so excited to see Laura getting her game back on – no pun intended – Ok, pun intended. You start out the game like any big production game with HD cinematography setting the storyline. The graphics are hot! The water scenes are incredible and very realistic (yes, I ‘m a slave to a pretty picture). Story: We’re back to following whatever it was that Laura’s father was researching. The first level is basically a tutorial showing you all the new moves. The controls are tight which is a vast improvement from previous titles. At least on the PS3, the controls are very tight and much more forgiving than before. There are checkpoints throughout the levels to make sure that when you die, you’re not going ALL the way back to the beginning of any level. This allows for more exploring and experimentation (which is what I like to do anyway). Exploring – this is my favorite part of the game as there is a ton of stuff to find along the way. There is a lot less emphasis on shooting/fighting and a lot more “rock climbing” and puzzle solving, which are traditional TR puzzles (pull lever, place weight on pressure plate, shoot chain, etc.) Some were very tricky but not frustrating. Someone put a lot of time and effort into the interface system, which looks great. Bottom line: this game is a blast. It’s one of the most fun games I have played in a while. Welcome home Laura – we missed you!