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Name: Tomb Raider
Release date: March 5, 2013
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4, X360, PS3
Genre: Action adventure, Survival

Description

Tomb Raider is an action adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, and a prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's set on Yamatai, a fictional lost island near Japan, that was supposedly ruled by a powerful queen named Himiko. Lara must go and uncover the secrets on the island while avoiding and even fighting other powerful parties interested in the place.

The game is played from third-person, with semi-linear missions focused on exploring. Lara has developed acrobatic skills and can traverse many ledges and obstacles. Lara can also fight enemies with a variety of weapons, many of which are craftable in the crafting system, as well as use stealth to take enemies down. The game focuses very much on puzzles, with them being commonly scattered throughout the levels.

Recommendation

Tomb Raider was very well received, and is considered to be a great revitalization of the franchise - the story is engaging and focuses on exploration and puzzles, challenging just enough to make you feel good after solving them. The combat is considered to be ok, though the multiplayer mode left many players lacking. Overall, it is a great action survival game with an Indiana Jones-esque story and a likable protagonist.

Metacritics Rating: 86 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 10-20 h

Our recommendation

If you want a good action game focused on story, exploration, and puzzles, this is the one for you.

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Description

Tomb Raider is an action adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, and a prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's set on Yamatai, a fictional lost island near Japan, that was supposedly ruled by a powerful queen named Himiko. Lara must go and uncover the secrets on the island while avoiding and even fighting other powerful parties interested in the place.

The game is played from third-person, with semi-linear missions focused on exploring. Lara has developed acrobatic skills and can traverse many ledges and obstacles. Lara can also fight enemies with a variety of weapons, many of which are craftable in the crafting system, as well as use stealth to take enemies down. The game focuses very much on puzzles, with them being commonly scattered throughout the levels.

Recommendation

Tomb Raider was very well received, and is considered to be a great revitalization of the franchise - the story is engaging and focuses on exploration and puzzles, challenging just enough to make you feel good after solving them. The combat is considered to be ok, though the multiplayer mode left many players lacking. Overall, it is a great action survival game with an Indiana Jones-esque story and a likable protagonist.

TOMB RAIDER DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Singleplayer DLC

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What does it add?

In this Tomb Raider DLC, the player gets an additional map and puzzle to explore, all taking about 15-30 minutes to complete.

Buy this if:

  • You really want a new puzzle
  • You want to support the developer

Usual price: 2.49 $
Release date: Jun 4, 2013

Multiplayer DLC & Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

Including the Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack, Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack, Shanty Town and 1939 Multiplayer Map pack, these offer additional maps into the game's multiplayer.

Buy this if:

  • You love the game's multiplayer
  • You want to have more variety in said multiplayer

Usual price: 2.99 $

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What does it add?

Including the JAGD P22G, M590 12ga, HX AP-15, STG 58 Elite, the Headshot Reticule, Agency SPS 12, the Silverballer, Pistol Burst and the Pistol Silencer, these add basically the weapon or weapon attachment that is in the name.

Buy this if:

  • You really want that particular weapon/attachment

Usual price: 0.79 $

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What does it add?

Including the Demolition Skin, Mountaineer Skin, Sure-Shot Skin, Hunter Skin, Aviatrix Skin and Guerilla Skin. These basically outfit your Lara to make her look the way you want.

Buy this if:

  • You like that particular skin
  • You want your character to look cooler

Usual price: 0.79 $

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What does it add?

Including the Scavenger Scout, the Scavenger Bandit, and the Fisherman, these DLC add multiplayer characters to the game's multiplayer.

Buy this if:

  • You like the game's multiplayer
  • You like the characters and want to play them in multiplayer

Usual price: 0.79 $
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 2.55 $ 3.04 $
GOTY Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 6.37 $ 8.82 $

Edition Chart

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If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.