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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition review

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  • Nines - February 28, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    Ryan, can you tell us how long this is?
  • Moondoggie1157 - February 28, 2013 3:34 p.m.

    ...It's in the second paragraph. 15 hours...
  • Nines - February 28, 2013 10:30 p.m.

    Sorry. I meant 100% game completion time, not just campaign. I understand there is some sort of open world?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 1, 2013 midnight

    Sure! 100% completion, probably... 17+ hours
  • Nines - March 1, 2013 12:05 a.m.

    Thank you!
  • ateatree - January 27, 2014 5:31 a.m.

    For future reference, you might find this useful: http://www.howlongtobeat.com/
  • buckybantam - February 26, 2013 3:42 a.m.

    Never had any love for the Tomb Raider franchise. I thought the original was completely style over content (or boobs over collision detection). Seriously, Lara was one of the least enjoyable characters to control since the original Prince of Persia - her inertia and momentum making the experience less like a platformer and more like a flight sim or a puzzle game. But from out of nowhere this title has suddenly got me really intrigued... www.middleclassfury.com Where polite people go to hate
  • wadesmit - February 26, 2013 12:35 a.m.

    I am most pleased. This will probably be first Lara Croft game I've played since the original.
  • wadesmit - February 26, 2013 12:36 a.m.

    Wat. I meant 'Tomb Raider' game. Obviously. Wow. That's really embarassing.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - February 26, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    We're all judging you.
  • wadesmit - February 26, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    Whenever I hear your voice on RadioRadar, I will cry.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 1, 2013 midnight

    As will I.
  • wadesmit - March 1, 2013 12:18 a.m.

    Hahahaha, that really made me laugh out loud. Dude. Good joke.
  • MetroidPrimeRib - February 25, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    I really don't get the hype for this game. It looks really generic, "cinematic" and trite. But I guess that's what sells, the same couple of games in different packaging. Doesn't matter though I'll still be playing Etrian Odyssey IV by the time people buy it LOLOLOL
  • beanboi - February 27, 2013 1:17 a.m.

    Oh look, a video game hipster.
  • MetroidPrimeRib - March 1, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    If having taste makes me a hipster then that's fine with me
  • Nikita4life - March 3, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    I think what he meant was "troll".
  • garnsr - February 25, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    I loved the original Tomb Raider, and Tomb Raider Anniversary, but I've been disappointed with the lack of adventure, and the increase of shooting, in subsequent games. I like the Uncharted games, but, again, there's a lot of shooting, and unfortunately not as much wandering and exploring as I'd like. I hope this remedies that a lttle, but I'll play it anyway, and no doubt I'll like it well enough.
  • archnite - February 25, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    With all these bow games coming out hope Wii U can get Link's Crossbow Mastery.
  • MeanwhileGuy - February 25, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    Great review Ryan, seems like it hits the nail absolutely on the head. Also, it feels like a circle completing itself: Uncharted was heavily inspired by Tomb Raider, but with more focus on characters and set pieces rather than puzzles and really tricky platforming, and now TR is taking a page out of Uncharted's book, which is undeniably a Good Thing. I can't wait to get my hands on this game, as Tomb Raider's been a series I've played since I can remember ever having a computer, way back in the mid to late 90's. So yeah, this is going straight to the top of my To Buy list, though to be honest I've still got Far Cry 3, Dishonored and a couple of other games to play through, but those can wait, I've got gaming Royalty to look forward to. Oh, quick question; how does the bow handle? It looks like it's one of the most enjoyable parts of the game, and I love my bows, especially when done well, for example in Skyrim or Shadow of the Colossus.
  • Bloodstorm - February 25, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    If you want a well done bow, you need to get to playing Far Cry 3. It is the true star of the game.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - February 25, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    Oh man, the bow is SUPER fun. It's really fantastic.

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More Info

Release date: Jan 28 2014 - PS4, Xbox One
Mar 05 2013 - Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Dec 09 2013 - Mac (US)
Available Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Square Enix
Developed by: Crystal Dynamics
Franchise: Tomb Raider
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

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