Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Release Date: 03/05/2013
Tomb Raider is an Action-Adventure game that introduces players to the origin of one of the most identifiable video games icons of all-time, Lara Croft. The game features a blend of survival, stealth, melee and ranged combat, and exploration gameplay as a young Lara Croft is forced to push herself past her know limits to survive and unravel the dark history of a forgotten island. In the process she will unlock the adventurer within her. Additional game features include: weapons both familiar and new, upgradable items, a variety of play environments, and human and animal enemies.
According to Steam, I spent 13 hours playing the latest Tomb Raider game, which cost me about £4.99 in the Steam Christmas sale including all the extras, and it was 13 hours well spent!
It took a bit of a deviation from the Tomb Raider games I’d played before, for one it felt more like a linear RPG, as you could get experience which you could use to level up stats and weapons as you progressed. Also, there was a lot of in game swearing.
It ran really well on my MacBook Pro, played with a Sony Dualshock 3 controller via USB. Apple appear to have nerfed Bluetooth support for the Dualshock, which is a shame.
The first FPS I’ve played and completed in years, I was really impressed with the reboot and look forwards to the next instalment!