Lara Croft continues in her search for her long lost mother in the legendary land of Avalon.

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Lara Croft (voice)
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Amanda Evert (voice)
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Zip (voice)
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Alister Fletcher / Mercenary (voice) (as Greg Ellis)
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After the incident in Bolivia Lara Croft is ready as ever to start her new adventure. She will explore caves, jungles, mountains, and many more locations. To take back what was stolen from her. But it isn't going to be easy because she's not the only one looking for Avalon. Written by wildchildajx18

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Action | Adventure

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18 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend II  »

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Though Lara once again drops her famous braid in favor of a simple ponytail, her doppelganger sports long, braided hair. This is because this was the hairstyle Lara had the last time Natla saw her (in Anniversary) and so that was the look that she modeled the doppelganger from. See more »

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There's a graphical glitch in the Croft Manar level. If you survive the fall on the perimeter of the room where you fight the thralls, you can walk through and off the game graphics. See more »

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[the doppelganger is charging at Lara]
Lara Croft: Ohk Eshivar!
[Upon hearing the control word, the agressive doppelganger suddenly stops and waits for it's next command]
Lara Croft: You have to do whatever I ask now, correct?
[the doppelganger glares at Lara with disdain, and nods slightly]
Lara Croft: Make sure Natla suffers!
[the doppelganger turns and runs off, to carry out her orders]
Zip: You're letting her go? She killed Alister!
Lara Croft: And now she is the instrument of his vengeance!
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Visually beautiful but game-play disappoints
8 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tomb Raider Underworld looks like a current generation game but feels like it is still stuck in the past. Let's start with the good looks. The environments in Underworld are stunning and grand. The lighting, reflections and textures look fantastic. The character models look a lot more realistic than in previous games, with Lara having a much more athletic build. Lara still has a plastic Michael Jackson face, which does ruin the immersion a bit, but at least it doesn't affect the game-play. Lara is now mo-capped, adding a lot more flexibility to the character, e.g. Lara can jump and grab the very corner of a ledge which is on a strange angle.

For all the good looks this game has, there are so many things that spoil the game-play. The first noticeable thing is the camera. It does nothing to aid the flow of the game or enhance Lara's movement, in fact it impedes you so many times. instead of zooming out when you need it to, it instead gets stuck behind Lara's back, sometimes it goes above Lara so you can't even see her. This means half the time you cannot see where you are going when you are climbing/jumping. When this happens you can either plan your route from the ground (which isn't always possible) or guess where you have to jump, often resulting in death because you've overshot the mark. The camera is also a hindrance in gun battles, as it jumps around so much, and rarely focuses on the target. The gun battles are so bad it almost feels like it was tacked on because traditionally Lara has had to shoot something. The secrets/relic hunt is quite boring, and they seem scattered arbitrarily through the game for the sake of it. For the first time, the secrets hunt really does not add any replay value and is quite tedious.

Underworld's saving grace is the level design, with huge puzzles and huge levels. Unfortunately, the game simply was not long enough. Experienced tomb raiders should have no problem completing the game. I managed to complete it in less time than Legend, which was a huge disappointment. As good as the story and levels are, the bad camera, the length of the game, and the little replay value will ensure that I do not revisit Underworld for a while. The exclusive content for the Xbox 360 should not have been exclusive at all, as this game really could have used a few more levels. Underworld really does feel like a half-game.


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