Tomb Raider is a mega franchise in the video game world and made the name Lara Croft a common name amidst the gaming community. The game has spawned comic books, theme park rides and movies that revolve around Lara Croft and her adventures finding lost treasure. In the two movies, the role of Lara Croft was played by the stunning Angelina Jolie making the franchise even more popular. The 2013 Tomb Raider is not a continuation of any of the previous games, but takes us back to the beginning where Lara is still an inexperienced young woman and circumstances force her to step up in order to save herself and her companions.
The 2013 Tomb Raider is essentially a reboot of the whole franchise and introduces us to a young Lara who is trying to find her calling. Gamers who have played the previous versions or those who love to explore, solve puzzles and play shooter games will enjoy this game immensely. This action adventure game will thrill gamers and is played in an open world environment where Lara can run around freely. This version of Tomb Raider is developed for the PlayStation 3 by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The game is yet to be rated and is expected to feature violence and thrilling action that might be suitable for gamers over the age of 16.
Synopsis and Features
Lara Croft is the protagonist in Tomb Raider and this new game focuses on the origins and how she became the adventures, confident and strong willed woman who takes her chances with deadly foes and traps to get the hidden artifacts. This story is an effective prequel to all the other parts and starts at the very beginning. At 21, Lara has just graduated from University and is struggling to find her place in the world. She embarks on a journey by ship to get away from everything. Misfortune hits and the passengers find themselves shipwrecked and have to abandon the ship to survive. An injured Lara, wakes up to find herself on a mysterious island and teams up with other friendly survivors to find a way back to civilization.
Create weapons out of whatever you can find and salvage other things to make it in the jungle. Every level features an open world landscape that has to be explored to find supplies, weapons or a good place to rest. Setup a base camp as your HQ to begin hunting and exploring to gain experience points which you can use to upgrade your abilities to shoot and create objects from junk. Survival of the fittest and smartest seems to be the motto of this game where you have to use every trick in the book to train the novice Lara into a full fledged fighting machine. This single-player game is a narrative-driven action game that is designed to make you feel like a novice struggling to earn your place in the world.
Captain Conrad Roth, a close personal friend of Lara's father, is the captain of the ill-fated ship that gets wrecked. During the game, he plays the role of a mentor and is the link between her and the other allies on the island. They communicate using a walkie talkie and he guides her through some of the missions. This coming-of-age story has fantastic potential and features superior graphics that are better than the previous editions. The game promises an interesting plot, clever puzzles, fantastic storyline and superb action.
An Un-forgettable Experience
Good game but installation is annoying.
Best PS3 Game Till Date
BEWARE: Very good game but pathetically requires download of 10 GB data from Internet!
This game has me blown away...Mesmrizing experience...
Certified Buyer, Kolkata
Surviver is born
Certified Buyer, Durg
Strong Contender for 'Game of the Year'.
Hanabhishi Sam San