Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure  |  18 November 2008 (USA)
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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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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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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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After Lara parks her yacht beside Amanda's tanker in the Mediterranean Sea level, if Lara dives in to the water and continues to swim straight down, she will eventually find herself falling out of the sky. See more »

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Lara Croft: [Reading an inscription written by her father] Natla, I see your goal and I am your puppet no longer - Richard James Croft
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Fantastic addition to the Tomb Raider Series, delivers on everything it promised.
27 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite what some reviews around the net say, TR:U is a fantastic step forward for the series. While not overly different from Legend and Anniversary, it has definitely taken inspiration from the two and combined all of the best bits of both.

The story itself is extremely compelling, and the ending is truly epic and moving. We finally get to see Lara uncover the truth about the events beginning in Legend, and they even tie up with events from TR1 and Anniversary. The story is what kept me going, something that hasn't happened since Mass Effect and Gears 2.

As you may have guessed, I have played the game on Xbox 360. I have an open mind for all platforms (and play on PC as well), but I believe Tomb Raider is best played on your console of choice due to the fact the controls work so well on a controller. Apart from some minor control quirks and the odd camera moment, most of the game remains solid and stable and never did the quirks frustrate or hamper the experience.

Some familiar characters return for Underworld, including Zip and Alistair. If there is one thing I would have changed in Underworld, it's that Zip and Alistair don't play as big a role as in Legend, which is a shame because there are times in Underworld where you know you would be hearing them if you were playing Legend.

Some people however will like this approach, as there are no hints and tips given to you when solving puzzles, as Zip and Alistair are oblivious to your actions. Instead, Lara films her expeditions with an HDD camcorder (which has the same amount of battery every time she uses it), and this progresses the story in the same way Zip and Alistair did in Legend.

Being more like Anniversary will certainly please the older fans, but for people who properly joined the series at Legend (like me), some will feel the lack of dialogue is, well, lacking. This however is only my opinion, and on the plus side the lack of dialogue certainly adds to the feeling of isolation present throughout the game.

Overall, Underworld is a great game, with dazzling graphics in a similar style to 'Uncharted' on the PS3. The exploration and story really keep you going, and the generally epic feel to the game makes it feel like a Hollywood blockbuster. Keep it up Crystal Dynamics, you're doing a fine job.


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