Rated 9 out of 10
by xScar3dSnip3rx Better on PS4 then other versions.
I haven't read any other Tomb Raider PS4 reviews here because I didn't want to bias myself before writing my own!
I was unsure about buying this for my PS4 because I'd already finished it on Xbox 360. I thought the story might be too familiar and I'd be bored. Now I'm glad I bought it. There are several things that are very different from last gen versions.
The most noticeable difference is control responsiveness. On Xbox 360, when you press the 'jump' button (for example), there's a slight delay between your button press and when Lara actually jumps. You don't notice it until you play PS4. Now, Lara responds immediately! No delay. So those jumps you missed on last gen - forget about them! Lara moves smoothly and makes jumps that might've taken 2 or 3 tries on last gen.
The Definitive Edition also includes the "extra" tomb from last gen consoles. There was a dlc tomb you could download called the "Tomb of the Lost Adventurer" for Xbox 360 and PS3. That tomb is already included in the Definitive Edition. It's added at an ideal location early in the game, too, which helps. It means you can earn a Skill Point a little earlier in the game and start improving Lara's skills right away.
The Dualshock 4 (DS4) controller adds to the game, too. You should turn the lights down when you play because whenever Lara lights a torch or she's near fire, the DS4 light flashes colors like you're holding the torch, too. It adds a little something extra to your gameplay.
I love art, so I like the additional art book in the Extras for this Definitive Edition. You can see some of the earliest drawings and ideas they originally had for Lara as a character, which I like. Of course, it still includes the unlockable models and artwork from the original version.
I rated it an 8 on Lasting Appeal just because some gamers may get bored playing the same story. Personally, I'll play a game many times if I like the story. But, that's just my preference. If you like a good story you'll keep this game and play it several times.
I rated it a 9 on sounds because sometimes the music and sound effects are too loud and you can't hear the character's dialogue very well. I've tried turning music down in the Option menu, but it's still hard to hear dialogue in some places. Using closed captioning will certainly fix the issue, but you wouldn't need it on all the time. Just some of the high action scenes with lots of explosions, plane crashes, etc.
Overall, this version is an improvement over any of the other versions out there. If you like action/ adventure games - and the Tomb Raider series in particular - you'll love the next gen version of this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by YoJoe Origin Story Perfected
As what other people have said - this is playing a movie. The story is driven, characters display their own unique...character. The game is short with some flaws such as dialogue and conversations need the volume turned up a little bit, but the action needs it turned back down. I love the PS4 controller with mic because you can hear different sounds with it. The good thing about the game is that there is little back travel through the story; however, if you are a collector, you can go back and find the items. Action is tense, action moments even more intense and the story builds to a fantastic finale. The tombs are optional, this is an origin story, and I will put this up there with The Last of Us, just not as emotional engaging as that. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be out soon (continuation from this origin story.)
Rated 9 out of 10 by PS3gamer72 Uncharted-level production values!
This remastered Tomb Raider remake honestly rivals the Playstation-exclusive Uncharted games in many departments. The graphics, particularly on this version, are simply stunning. The frame rate is steady and draw distances are fantastic. The gameplay, I would argue, is actually even better than that of its Playstation rival. Combat has a unique flavor because nearly every encounter feels desperate and improvised, yet challenging and fair. Platforming and set pieces will literally make your jaw drop. At several times in this 10 or so hour game I actually asked myself if the developers had an unlimited budget. For instance, there is one section in particular in some underground caves that sports what I'd argue are photo-realistic graphics. Tomb Raider is just so polished that I think this serves as a testament to its quality. The game plays like a charm. Tomb Raider does sport a multiplayer component, but this is one area where it clearly lags behind Uncharted. I played for an hour or two, but balancing issues, questionable map design, and lack of incentives made for a bland experience. My only other issues with the game are that the story and supporting characters are pretty weak and for a game called TOMB RAIDER, you don't get to raid many tombs! The game also takes a supernatural twist, which IS enjoyable, but may irritate some. In summary, this is a gem of a game that every gamer should try. OVERALL: 85/100.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Amaihana12 Is it worth it? Yes and No
It's worth the 60 bucks if this is your first time getting this Tomb Raider reboot cause ya waited for next gen. Or ya kinda heard it from friends and wonder if its worth the hype. And if you love the game from current and want it next gen go for it, its your money no one is gonna shoot you down if ya do.
It's not worth it when ya say "60 bucks your crazy?! I played this on current gen. All its different that is prettier tho its the same gameplay? why 60 just why?!." Or ya don't wanna spend 60 bucks on a game that was IN current gen systems already and waiting for REAL next gen games like Infamous second son, Titanfall, and Destiny.
So in my opinion it can be awesome to some and a eyesore to others especially with the pre-order bonus tell me if I'm wrong but their soooo milking this game to get ppl who are under the not worth it to waste their cold hard 60 just for the art book. In all honestly I put down the reasons if you should or ya shouldn't but its all up to the consumer.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Blackmailer Nice Improvements to new-gen
Last time I played this was on the Xbox 360 and I liked it a lot. Ever since I bought my PS4, I wanted to try the definitive edition of this game, and it is great and enhanced. The graphics are overwhelming and you can really notice the different between new-gen and last-gen. I found them similar to those in The Last Of Us remastered. Additional content is clearly not the reason to revisit the game, as there is nothing really bright about it. Only things I have noticed are the different costumes Lara can wear in the campaign (which are about 5-6) and you can switch them at any point in the game, and some weapons from Hitman Absolution for the multiplayer. The game has a good narrative, but lip-syncing flaws when Lara isn't speaking on cutscenes. Multiplayer is a little dumb by the way, there isn't any fair rewarding for ascending levels. Overall, the game is good, there's a reason why I revisited it, exploration and gameplay is truly satisfying.
Rated 10 out of 10 by KnightTime One Of The Greatest adventures Ever!
This game is amazing One of the best games ever! I love the way they went with this making it rated M really bought out the dramatic side of this game, the graphics obviously look amazing it is actually better than KilllZone Shadow Fall which up until now was the best graphical game on a next gen system. You really can not go wrong with buying this game it is simply amazon, it can really compete with The Uncharted series, The only downfall of this game is the side characters are not interesting as well as the villains the story is great though and it is really worth it. Voice acting and character design is really great for Laura although the other characters not so much but that does not ruin anything. I had mixed feelings about this game because it is the same game that came out the year before on ps3/360 but on next gen it feels so much better like it was made for this system, truly amazing and the best game you can buy on your ps4 or xbox one it really is a master piece! It is truly 10 out of 10 EXCELLENT!
Rated 10 out of 10 by PAPAJUSTICE Tomb Raider lives
I had played the first 3 games of T.R. back in the 90's and was hooked on them, however I have'nt played any others till now, the definitive edition on the ps4 and i was more then pleased with this game, I can't wait for the next one, the studios that worked on this game I give them hands up !! great job !! I paid $12.00 for this game on the PSN store on sale, I'm now playing threw a 2nd time on hard and 2 weeks later, have'nt played any other game since buying this..IF you like cinematic role playing then this game is to check out !!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by RKillcrazy Why spend so much for the same game!?
I loved this game on PS3; it was really, really well done. However, why are they charging full price for the same game with polished graphics? At the least, I feel they should give you a deeper discount if you trade in your PS3 version since you're clearly a loyal fan. Ideally, they'd charge $40 for it when it gets released. When they made the HD versions of the old Splinter Cell and the old Metal Gear Solid games, they didn't charge $60 at the time of their release; they charged $40! Furthermore, with those games, you got 3 games per disk! What makes this game so special that they can release an "HD-er" version of it and charge full price for a single game? Like several others, I'm reluctant to pay full price for this game. We all thought it looked stunning on PS3 and I'm sure we'll be wowed again on the PS4. However, no matter how stunning it may look on the PS4, I don't think it'll be $60-stunning!
Rated 8 out of 10 by mike02144 Tomb Raider - Welcome to PS4!
I enjoyed this chapter of the Lara Croft saga. It was enjoyable and a challenging play...yet not too challenging to make you angry! The storyline is solid...a typical T.R. plot, but it still is entertaining. I enjoyed the environment the most out of anything in the game. There were a lot of areas to explore, and it keeps you sane by providing a pretty good area map. It's worth checking out if you like RPG adventure.
Rated 9 out of 10 by 78RoseTA To Definitive, and beyond!
After thoroughly enjoying the Reboot via the PS3, I was eager to play the PS4 version. Let me start by saying this is the Exact Same Game. There are little things, but no new modes, no new content, nothing special. The models have been updated and allow for a more dynamic interaction with the environment (such as Lara's skin showing sweat when hot), and the outfits are crisper, and the terrain looks beautiful. But one thing I did notice was the eyes. Those very strange eyes... I noticed it in the PS3 version, but it was easier to shrug off as the models sort of lent to that experience. But the newer, prettier, models looks very awkward. Look at Lara when she opens a Tomb chest.. is that not creepy?!
Otherwise it's a good update to a great game. If you're looking for something stunning or vastly improved, this is not it. It's worth a $20 venture, but over that you're not getting your money's worth.
Also, why no New Game Plus? This game is perfect for that. It would make a second playthrough absolutely justified. And there's no difference in completion Trophies. Whether it's on Easy or Hard, it's the same trophy. There should have been an Expert or Survivor New Game Plus that allowed for a Gold; or even Bronze. Just would've really added some strong replayability to a game that deserves it.