Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Review

"Tomb Exploration Has Never Looked So Fine"


After having played the original Tomb Raider that was released last year I am more than happy to say this is definitely the definitive version. I felt like I was playing a completely different game as everything was redone and just sparkled. So onto the campaign of the game, it does feature the same story from the last generation version though it feels brand new throughout its entirety.

Featuring a younger and more fragile Lara on her first mission things go crazy within a random viscous storm that casues the crew to crash on this island. From there things get even worse as she is basically kidnapped and must go to crazy methods in order to escape. It is with this thought that Lara eventually becomes furtherly tasked with surviving and trying to figure a way to get herself off this island.

Along the way she will meet up with others and discover the survivor within as she has to go far extremes for survival. Lara will do this by basically collecting new tools to use throughout her struggles from more advanced bows, to guns and climbing equipment. On the side there is a many optional tombs to explore through or even a ton of collectables to collect for extra experience.

Lara has been given a complete remake from the ground up this time around with fancy hair, new emotions and of course the amazing voice acting from before that really put you into the emotion a she struggles. The story was intense and gripping as you played through with many action sequences chained with areas of exploration.
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It looks great with all the redesigns and more fluid environment that is told through this cinematic heavy title. Lara's design is absolutely stunning with everything moving on her with dynamic changes depending on the environment she is in. Everything is very action styled between climbing or basically moving from space to space though there are really no issues.

The multiplayer component features a few modes and includes all the DLC from the past title. The only problem may be finding people, though other than that it is a blast. It features a few modes that vary in task and an interesting class system which keeps you interested as you level. It really isn't a bad mode and just adds time to the game as far as some playability.

Tomb Raider Definitive

The Conclusion

Tomb Raider Definitive is the definite version of this game. It has been completely redone with absolutely stunning graphics and environments for you to explore. If you haven't played it previously that makes the title only more worthwhile and even coming back it was stunning.

Multiplayer is interesting and welcomed with some intersting change of play for you to enjoy on the side. Though the main portion of the game is the campaign which is just fantastic. I can't wait to see the continuation of this rebooted series.

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Review on Xbox One

Rating Overall: 9.5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner