Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

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Lara Croft (voice)
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Conrad Roth / Axis Scientist / Prisoner / Solarii (voice)
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Dr. James Whitman / Helicopter Pilot / Solarii (voice)
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Mathias (voice)
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Samantha Nishimura / Stephanie / Sun Queen (voice)
Chieko Hidaka ...
Samantha Nishimura (voice)
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Alex Weiss / Crewman (voice)
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Jonah Maiava (voice)
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Joslin Reyes (voice)
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Angus Grimaldi (voice)
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Nikolai / Solarii (voice)
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Vladimir / Solarii (voice)
Daisuke Suzuki ...
Oni / Japanese Soldier / General (voice)
Cary Y. Mizobe ...
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On an expedition into the dragons triangle, Lara Croft, and her crew crashed on an unknown island and search for their lost crew. But while Lara falls asleep her best friend Sam is taken by a strange man Mathias. Throughout the whole game Lara learns new skills, has many different weapons, and many islanders who will stop at nothing to keep their sun queen safe. Lara must save Sam from a horrible fate. And discovers what she truly is. Written by dylan_dylan-80032

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A Survivor is Born


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The plot of the video game is rumored to also be the plot of the big screen reboot. See more »

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Lara, who is English, uses the American pronunciation of the word "buoy" (boo-ee), whereas the correct English pronunciation is "boy". See more »

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Lara Croft: A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.
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Probably my favourite action platformer
21 April 2015 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

I have started playing this about a few weeks ago and I finished it a couple of days ago. After picking it up I thought it would be an action platformer with similar graphics and story to that of Uncharted on the PS3 and to be honest, I really really prefer it to Uncharted.

The story is that Lara Croft and her friends are on an expedition to find a lost civilization. Their boat crashes on the island and they're separated so it is up to Lara to unite them back together and try to get off the island... But it's not that simple considering that there are a bunch of madmen also stuck on the island that believe that Lara's friend Sam is the reincarnation of the Avatar to some deity (basically, they think she's a god in human form) but not only does it turn out that the religion is 100% real but nobody can leave the island because of the deity getting killed at a young age in her last form. So it is up to Lara to stop all of it.

Basically, the problem I have with this game is the same I have with Uncharted in the sense of "If they want to make a Supernatural kind of game, fine but is it really needed?" I mean the story otherwise is fantastic but I feel that the only reason I feel it's there is to put in the one and only boss fight in the last level to pad out the game for about 10 minutes at best. The story would have worked if it was just a group of madmen, perhaps even better.

Well, while I continue making Uncharted comparisons this is better (at least better then the first game) in almost every other regard. The game play is much more refined in a way that you use elements from the environment to help with the platforming and the shooting is much more intense and it also blends it with sections where Lara slides down rocks avoiding obstacles and stuff which are always good to play.

And the story... It is a really good story. I have never played any other Tomb Raider game but it easily made Lara Croft one of my favourite video game protagonists. I mean I complained about it earlier but if the rumour is that the Tomb Raider movie in development is an adaptation of this game (and they didn't screw it up!) then I would see it in a heartbeat. I would say aside from the supernatural elements while the game does have a good story, the only characters I really remember after playing it are Lara, Roth and Sam out of around about 10 of them. Aside from that Lara is developed so well in this game that it's hard for me to not get invested in the story.

So, in all honesty, if you are a fan of the action platforming genre then this is a must play. I honestly think that this is probably one of Square Enix's best games and I hope to look through what Crystal Dynamics has done. I have read criticisms from die hard Tomb Raider fans and while I can't speak for them with this being my first Tomb Raider game but I might not guarantee you'll like it if you are a fan of the older Tomb Raider games.


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