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Name: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Release date: September 14, 2018
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Action Adventure

Description

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action adventure game developed by Eidos Montreál and Crystal Dynamics and is a sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider. The story continues the narrative from the previous entry in the franchise, as Lara Croft ventures to South America, to the legendary city of Paititi. On the way to unearthing its mysteries, Lara must battle a paramilitary organization going after her.

The game is played from a third-person perspective and is very much like the previous entry in the franchise - it features an open world, where you venture around the city of Paititi, solve tombs with puzzles, craft materials, and progress through the main story. Stealth plays a bigger role than last time, with Lara covering herself in mud or grass to conceal her from her enemies.

Recommendation

The game is very good for people who already like Tomb Raider and its strength. The emphasis this time is more on exploration and world-building than it is on combat, and the stealth elements help ground this game more and improve immersion. The hub areas are big this time and offer lots of satisfying little side quests. Some may dislike that the game is very similar to Rise of the Tomb Raider, but if you're not yet full of Lara Croft's adventures, this one is a solid entry in the series.

Metacritics Rating: 77 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 13-30 h

Our recommendation

If you like Tomb Raider and want more, you're going to really like this game.

Description

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action adventure game developed by Eidos Montreál and Crystal Dynamics and is a sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider. The story continues the narrative from the previous entry in the franchise, as Lara Croft ventures to South America, to the legendary city of Paititi. On the way to unearthing its mysteries, Lara must battle a paramilitary organization going after her.

The game is played from a third-person perspective and is very much like the previous entry in the franchise - it features an open world, where you venture around the city of Paititi, solve tombs with puzzles, craft materials, and progress through the main story. Stealth plays a bigger role than last time, with Lara covering herself in mud or grass to conceal her from her enemies.

Recommendation

The game is very good for people who already like Tomb Raider and its strength. The emphasis this time is more on exploration and world-building than it is on combat, and the stealth elements help ground this game more and improve immersion. The hub areas are big this time and offer lots of satisfying little side quests. Some may dislike that the game is very similar to Rise of the Tomb Raider, but if you're not yet full of Lara Croft's adventures, this one is a solid entry in the series.

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

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What does it add?

The Forge DLC offers a new tomb to explore, called Forge of the fallen gods. It is playable in solo or coop and lasts about an hour of gameplay. You also get a new Grenadier skill, a new Brocken outfit and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

Buy this if:

  • You love solving tombs in this game
  • You want a bite-sized DLC that won't take up much of your time

Usual price: 4.99 $
Release date: Nov 13, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider screenshot

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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 30.00 $ 38.15 $
Digital Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 35.00 $ 49.28 $
Croft Edition PC, XONE, PS4 45.00 $ 71.29 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 25.47 $ 26.87 $

Edition Chart

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2 additional weapons and outfits white checkmark
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