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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Credited cast:
Lara Croft (voice)
Amanda Evert (voice)
Zip (voice)
Alister Fletcher / Mercenary (voice)
Winston Smith (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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The areas where Lara explores are: The Mediterranean Sea, Costal Thailand, under Croft Manor, Southern Mexico, Jan Mayen Island, Andaman Sea, Arctic Sea. See more »


Lara states that the "Beneath The Ashes" level is a medieval dungeon. In one of the large chambers there is a guillotine, but the guillotine was not invented until the French revolution, well after the end of the medieval era. See more »


Lara Croft: Shut it down!
Jacqueline Natla: Lara! Unexpected, but I'm glad you're here. You should be allowed to see the fruits of your labor.
Lara Croft: That's the Midgard Serpent?
Jacqueline Natla: Of course not. Jörmungandr is the network of the tectonic ridges that encircles the earth on the ocean floor. And we stand now on its weakest point, where the ancient supercontinent Pangaea first broke in two. When this relic unleashes its fury below, the very seems of the planet will burst. "The Midgard Serpent will rise up and spew poison into the air, ...
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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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