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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (2007)

A remake of the original game released in 1996, Lara Croft world known adventurer has been hired by a mysterious woman named Natla to find a lost and very powerful artifact known as the Scion.

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Lara Croft (voice)
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Dave Wittenberg ...
Larson Conway (voice)
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Pierre DuPont (voice)
Philip Tanzini ...
Jerome 'The Kid' Johnson (voice) (as Phil Tanzini)
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Kin 'Kold' Kade (voice)
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Qualopec (voice)
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Tihocan (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)
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Winston Smith (voice)
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Richard Croft (voice)
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Guide (voice) (as Dave Beron)
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A remake of the original game released in 1996, Lara Croft world known adventurer has been hired by a mysterious woman named Natla to find a lost and very powerful artifact known as the Scion.

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Sometimes To Understand Your Present, You Have To Go Back To Your Past. See more »


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5 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lara Croft Haka Shinnyuusha: Shuunen  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The Lara model has been upgraded with over 7,000 polygons and has inherited a few new moves: a pole-hopping move where Lara can balance on narrow surfaces; she can "perch" or balance on small platforms and not lose her balance; she can run across walls while swinging from her hook grapple; with the grapple she can now go up on the walls. See more »

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[Lara finds out that the track has been blocked by a large crate. Larson walks out, holding up a fuse]
Larson Conway: Sorry, Darlin', this is the end of the line.
Lara Croft: [sighs] Just hand it over, Larson. This has nothing to do with you.
Larson Conway: What's it got to do with you? The Scion belongs to Natla. Face it, Lara; you've got no business here.
Lara Croft: I don't have time for this; get out of the way, or you die.
Larson Conway: [snorts] What are you going to do? Shoot me? Come on, I just work here. I know how bad you want this, but I can't let you ...
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References Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (1997) See more »

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A near perfect remake
10 June 2007 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The Tomb Raider series has always been high on my list of favorite franchises. That's why I was so sad to see it go the way it was going before Crystal Dynamics stepped in and injected some life back into the series.

I had high expectations for the remake considering Crystal Dynamics was doing it. Thankfully all of those expectations have been met and then some. This game has now taken the place of the first one in my opinion. Some people may disagree, but there's no more need for the original now.

Crystal D managed to take what we all loved about Tomb Raider 1 and refine it without destroying the atmosphere of the first. Pretty much everything has been upgraded over the original. If you've played Legend you should be used to this. It uses the same engine.

The graphics are the most obvious thing. What was once a closed in cave with a black cover over it is now outside like it's supposed to be. All the environments are wonderful. Which makes navigating them that much better.

The controls are fine. The combat is a bit more in depth than in Legend. Although you'll spend more time jumping around and solving puzzles than fighting. Which is what the original Tomb Raider was about. I do have to praise the difficulty. Not many games have a well balanced realistic difficult challenge anymore. The story is better written, but keeps the same elements of the original.

My only complaints about the game is the camera, no blood, and slight framerate problems. The camera can be a bit of a hassle sometimes when trying to make jumps. Thankfully it never gets bothersome too much. I was disappointed that there wasn't any blood what so ever in the game. I didn't want geysers of blood, because the series has never been about that, but a little blood when she gets stabbed or pricked would have been nice. The original even had blood. The framerate chugged a few times, but it was hardly noticeable. The mansion is the place where it happens the most.

Overall a great game with plenty of great unlockables and I can't wait to see what Crystal Dynamics can do with the series from here.


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