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  • Summary: Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forgedExperience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

    FEATURES:

    * Survive and Thrive In the Deadliest Place on Earth: Master an unforgiving jungle setting in order to survive. Explore underwater environments filled with crevasses and deep tunnel systems.

    * Become One With the Jungle: Outgunned and outnumbered, Lara must use the jungle to her advantage. Strike suddenly and disappear like a jaguar, use mud as camouflage, and instill fear in enemies to sow chaos.

    * Discover Dark and Brutal Tombs: Tombs are more terrifying than ever before, requiring advanced traversal techniques to reach them, and once inside they are filled with deadly puzzles.

    * Uncover Living History: Discover a hidden city and explore the biggest hub space ever found in a Tomb Raider game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    100
    If Uncharted rose to fame with weapons it stole from washed-out Tomb Raider (before its reboot), Shadow of the Tomb Raider grabs them back, making it visually and gameplaywise the most essential action-adventure you can imagine. It not only builds upon the series legacy, it goes to its roots and successfully brings back the exploration that we were busy not to even notice was missing while tackling through many exciting action set pieces of the previous games. Doing so, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the most poignant entry in the long series since the very first game.
  2. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    There is a noticeable emphasis on the narrative. Although Shadow of the Tomb Raider modifies what we've grown accustomed to within the franchise, the change of pace is welcomed. You'll find pockets of open-world to explore, with tons of side-quests and interactions with NPCs. Don't expect guns-a-blazin', but do expect getting more than you bargained for from this Tomb Raider experience.
  3. Sep 24, 2018
    90
    Some of the physics could have been better, but overall, it’s going to probably be one of the most beautiful games in 2018. It would be interesting to see where the story goes from here. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the highlight of the series, and topping it will be difficult.
  4. 80
    Despite some frame-rate stutters, slight audio-visual desyncs, and the occasional bad texture rendering, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is eerie, challenging, thoughtful, compelling, and downright fun.
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    75
    The new Tomb Raider shows Lara Croft as an empty character that has nothing inside.
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider doesn't have much to offer compared to the recent games. However, if you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series, you will enjoy it.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    20
    Tomb Raider was personal because it was personal. But now it’s come full circle to yet another vapid videogame character muddling through bad writing, rote familiar gameplay, and fewer features than the last time. Wake me when the next reboot is here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 106
  2. Negative: 20 out of 106
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Amazing game. Playing on hardest difficulty is so fun.
    -story is better
    -tombs are better -graphics are better -Everything is better than
    Amazing game. Playing on hardest difficulty is so fun.
    -story is better
    -tombs are better
    -graphics are better
    -Everything is better than previous 2 games.

    Best of the trilogy!
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  2. Jan 26, 2019
    10
    I really liked this game. At first the graphics are awesome. It's looks even better than the Rise Of The Tomb Raider. The history is not bad.I really liked this game. At first the graphics are awesome. It's looks even better than the Rise Of The Tomb Raider. The history is not bad. I don't recommend you to play with a controller. Using mouse and a keyboard is lot easier while aiming. I finished it about 10 hours. I think it is a good playing time for a non-open world game. The boss fight at the end is easy and if you die don't worry, game has already saved for you :D Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2018
    9
    lots of fun to play, great graphics. And the story and side mission content is great, some of the puzzles i would have missed if i didnt dolots of fun to play, great graphics. And the story and side mission content is great, some of the puzzles i would have missed if i didnt do side missions where really cool. if your a fan defiantly get this one. Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2018
    7
    Haiku Review: Library, ancient / Archeologist working / Smash with my ice axe
    Favorite Thing: A crazy story plus an action packed finale.
    Haiku Review: Library, ancient / Archeologist working / Smash with my ice axe
    Favorite Thing: A crazy story plus an action packed finale.
    Least Favorite Thing: Mashing the survival instincts button every few seconds so I don't run past everything.

    Date Completed: 2018-10-21
    Playtime: ~ 14h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: If you've played the first two, definitely. If you haven't I would highly recommend playing them.
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  5. Sep 22, 2018
    6
    You can't just change graphics assets and sell it again. Don't become second Bethesda. Yes, there is RTX, but so what? No good gameplay, noYou can't just change graphics assets and sell it again. Don't become second Bethesda. Yes, there is RTX, but so what? No good gameplay, no good story, there isn't anything "Good". Before buying please, reconsider buying something else. This should be just a DLC to the second new Lara. Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2019
    5
    Authors have serious problem with gender diversity (same level but opposite). You really dont want see mud on Lara as dog food. "Shadow Of TheAuthors have serious problem with gender diversity (same level but opposite). You really dont want see mud on Lara as dog food. "Shadow Of The Uncharted" it's just frustrating linear corridor with QTE. Dont buy this game, atleast without playing free trial. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2018
    0
    The Best Tomb Raider ever, Super graphics, super audio, a world full of details, many place you want to come back and visit...

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