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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: 40 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    95
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the best game in this trilogy and was well worth the wait. I've been trying to hold myself back with gushing about all the things so I don't spoil it for everyone, but seriously this game is a masterpiece. Yes, there are some things which bothered me while playing but overall the experience was magnificent and should not be missed.
  2. Sep 10, 2018
    90
    The new course of the Tomb Raider saga seems to have definitively matured with this chapter: someone could find it superior to Uncharted 4, and it would not be blasphemous.
  3. Sep 10, 2018
    87
    This Lara Croft memoir ends in a good way, and I’ll miss this version of Lara more than any of them.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider shifts the franchise's focus more towards exploration - which is a good thing, since it complements Lara Croft's character in a way the more shooting-oriented previous games didn't. The adventure's a bit predictable, but nevertheless a joy to see through to the end, even if an annoying camera and bad input registration drag the experience down at times.
  5. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    With Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we get one of the best episodes of the whole franchise. It doesn't intend to revolutionize the formula the reboot put in place in 2013, but it has a quite interesting story and a dashing setting, offers a well balanced experience, and has a huge amount of challenges that will surely please plenty of virtual explorers.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    70
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider shines in exploration, offering stunning scenic views that enrich the pursuit to walk among the greater open world. It's filled with rewarding puzzle platforming tombs that emphasize the return of new and old gameplay mechanics. However, the same can't be said for the story, as Lara's journey is concluded with a tired and tried formula that never reaches the potential it displays in certain cutscenes, despite its promising beginning.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    40
    As a Tomb Raider game, as a coherent game in general, and as a narrative experience, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a startling fall from grace. A severe disappointment in a series that was previously going strong, and a sign that this version of Lara Croft might need to retire.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 160
  2. Negative: 21 out of 160
  1. Sep 21, 2018
    10
    The game mechanics in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider have been nicely refined this time around with noticeable increase in quality of the visuals/The game mechanics in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider have been nicely refined this time around with noticeable increase in quality of the visuals/ story/ soundtrack / increased scenario variety. Prepare to embark on an epic indiana jones style journey with a welcome focus on rpg / tomb raiding and far less shooting / killing than I expected going in! Hands down the best in the trilogy. If you enjoyed TR 2013 and Rise OTT's outing's then shadow is a must have. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    I was feeling bad about their earlier access on PC. However the beginning is really good, I like the exploration, this game its aboutI was feeling bad about their earlier access on PC. However the beginning is really good, I like the exploration, this game its about exploration and taking photos. But I was excepting more... The first Cinematic trailer-which I really like, its not about what you will see in the game. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    The best one of the Reboot Trilogy! Thank you Eidos! Beautiful Lara, amazing tombs (finally a lot of tombs). The best final for the trilogy
  4. Sep 27, 2018
    8
    muy continuista si, pero tan adictivo como las 2 entregas anteriores, es un juego de una exploradora y el juego es perfecto para explorar.
  5. Sep 24, 2018
    7
    First of all developers should stop releasing games every year. This game was not made but Crystal dynamics and it can be seen at once! ThisFirst of all developers should stop releasing games every year. This game was not made but Crystal dynamics and it can be seen at once! This game is like Uncharted the Lost legacy, because it is really short, there is just one map. I really liked the first two Tomb raiders, they had very good narrative, nice shooting, jumping and so on. But this game is completely boring, there is zero story, almost no shooting, you just don’t understand, why you are doing all of this. This game looks like developers had very short time to make it, it could be much better if not greedy Square Enix. Ubisoft was punished already for this practice with bad sales of Assassin’s creed, I hope same will happen here. And I will wait for much better Lara made by CD next year. Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2018
    6
    I finished playing this game a few months ago and I still feel disapointed with this final part of the trilogy. As a die hard tomb raider fanI finished playing this game a few months ago and I still feel disapointed with this final part of the trilogy. As a die hard tomb raider fan I really wanted to love this game. I found the world to be beautiful, the initial exploration alone with Lara to be enjoyable and refreshing. The beginning of the game is very dramatic and exciting when Lara takes the dagger, though it felt a bit rushed and left me with questions and wanting more context and back up story. My enthusiasm for the game started to diminish around the halfway point and just decline all the way to the end until I just wanted the game to be over already. So much towards the end was very boring, and the story was not that interesting. It felt kind of like wild goose chase at times and sloppy. The villages were boring and they reused the same character models for most of the villagers. The side quests in the villages were excruciatingly tiresome. It was definitely dark, Laras mood was dark, parts of the game were like a horror nightmare which imo was too much. I miss playing as Lara who is confident and fun. I miss being alone with Lara and vast places to explore where there’s not so many people and not so much talking. If you talk to a villager in this game it can feel like they go on for 5 excruciating minutes.... not interested! Theres nothing really to explore here either. Even on the highest difficulty its not hard to see where to go and almost impossible to get lost or wonder where to go. I only got stuck on one puzzle, and remember only one other puzzle being pretty amazing, most of them were too easy, didn’t even have to really think about what to do most of the time. I miss having to really use my noggin to figure out where to go and what to do with Lara! One really nice part was playing with young Lara, its really the only part of the game where you see a different side of Lara before the end of the game. It is my hope that coming out of this adventure Lara becomes the old Lara we all remember and love. If theres any redemption out of this dark painful story hopefully there will be a new series for Lara that will do the Tomb Raider franchise justice. Out of the 3 games in the reboot this one is definitely the weakest, and though I see what they were aiming for in growing Lara through a difficult time it was not very enjoyable to play as this tormented confused and struggling Lara. In this game Lara is a cold hearted killing machine, and at times feels more like a villain than a hero. After playing and enjoying the first 2 games of the franchise very much I was super excited for the 3rd game. Overall dissapointed. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    0
    me he creado una cuenta solo para experesar lo basura que es este juego y como defeca en la inteligencia de cualquierea que ose seiquierame he creado una cuenta solo para experesar lo basura que es este juego y como defeca en la inteligencia de cualquierea que ose seiquiera mirar un burdo gameplay mal hecho Expand

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