In the gaming universe if there is one female character that every gamer would know it would be Lara Croft. With her charm and wit, Lara Croft is an expert treasure hunter who doesn’t fear anyone or anything. In Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft embarks on an epic adventure where she tries to uncover proof for the Norse mythology. The journey is dangerous as Lara will discover than an ancient power will rise again and not stop at anything till it accomplishes its objectives.
The 8th instalment in the series and the sequel to Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld offers many new features that will keep you addicted to the game for hours. The game is targeted towards hard-core and casual gamers who have been fans of the series. The action-adventure, platformer video game is available for PC and carries a Teen rating from ESRB.
Synopsis and Features
Tomb Raider: Underworld begins with Lara exploring the coordinates that lead her to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Here she uncovers an ancient site that proves the existence of Norse mythology and Thor’s Hammer. As she progresses through the game she has to discover whether the things found here are true or a hoax. Making sense of right and wrong, Lara has to bust ancient myths and fight against forgotten evils. A new adventure awaits Lara Croft. Can you help her in uncovering all the secrets?
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive, Tomb Raider: Underworld provides an interactive gaming experience. The minimum hardware essential to play the game smoothly on your computer are Windows XP, a 3 GHz Intel or a 2.5 GHz AMD processor, 8 GB of hard disk space, 1 GB RAM and a 128 MB RAM equipped NVidia GeForce 6800GT or ATI 1300XT graphics card.
The single-player mode is presented in a third-person perspective. This is a very useful feature as you can see enemies approaching from afar and target them easily with your gun. The game is entertaining to play as you can swing on poles, scale walls and do many other things. One of the key changes done to combat is the ability to target your guns at 2 separate enemies. This is great tweak as you can kill 2 enemies at the same time.
Combat is entertaining in the game as you get to execute an array of melee attacks. If you are indulged in close-quarter combat with enemies, this feature can be especially helpful as you can kill many enemies within seconds. The game also includes a bullet-time equivalent feature known as the adrenaline system. Your adrenaline meter fills up each time you successfully execute a melee attack or when bullets shot by you hit their mark accurately. Pressing a button will activate the adrenaline system, making the enemies move slower. During this phase you can target enemies easily and kill them faster.
There are various weapons featured in the game and all can be accessed through your in-game PDA. You can kill as many enemies as you want as the basic pistols are equipped with unlimited bullets. If you like to solve puzzles, Underworld offers various puzzles that can be solved to advance further in the game. You have to smart in your thinking as the puzzles get tougher with each level you progress. If you feel like you are having a difficult time solving a puzzle, you can access a feature on your in-game PDA known as Field Assistance.
Lara Croft .. Amazing.