Tomb Raider: Underworld

The first lady of gaming returns in Tomb Raider - Underworld with her deepest and darkest adventure yet. Ostensibly searching for the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, the real draw of the game is exploring the underworlds of multiple different cultures. The basics of the game are classic Tomb Raider, as you explore the trap-filled interiors of ancient ruins using Lara's famed acrobatic skills (and dual action pistols). From an underwater temple guarded by a giant octopus-like kraken to ancient Mayan structures in the South American jungle, she makes Indiana Jones look even older. All of the levels are much larger than in previous games and far more interactive. You'll leave footprints in the sand and find all the scenery fully destructible. Every puzzle has multiple solutions, and the hand-to-hand combat system has been completely revamped. A new 3D map system also helps to ensure you never get lost so that you can concentrate on saving the world.
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Short Description

The first lady of gaming returns in Tomb Raider - Underworld with her deepest and darkest adventure yet. Ostensibly searching for the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, the real draw of the game is exploring the underworlds of multiple different cultures. The basics of the game are classic Tomb Raider, as you explore the trap-filled interiors of ancient ruins using Lara's famed acrobatic skills (and dual action pistols). From an underwater temple guarded by a giant octopus-like kraken to ancient Mayan structures in the South American jungle, she makes Indiana Jones look even older. All of the levels are much larger than in previous games and far more interactive. You'll leave footprints in the sand and find all the scenery fully destructible. Every puzzle has multiple solutions, and the hand-to-hand combat system has been completely revamped. A new 3D map system also helps to ensure you never get lost so that you can concentrate on saving the world.

Long description

For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of the Norse god Thor. Legend holds that he who wields the hammer has the power to smash mountains into valleys and the strength to destroy even the gods. For more than a thousand years it has existed only as a myth... until now.

Designed specifically to take advantage of the latest technologies Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice"

Features:

  • Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilise objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore
  • "Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more"
  • "Lara's skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer. Lara now performs 1700 moves and is a far more intuitive character to control"
  • Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved
  • "Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other"

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Action

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Raiding my wallet

My enthusiasm is curbed by the price of the game. I will simply wait a few months until the hype died down and the price is back to a more realistic range. Until then I will be content with The Witcher and FarCry 2 or perhaps a pirate copy.

Good Very Very Good

I would just like to say that this game is truly back to the roots and the graphics is amazing. The Graphics engin it was writen on is very good and gives great smooth gameplay. But dont take my word for it guys buy it and see.

Excellent Game

As a seasoned TR player, UW never disappointed me. It really brings back the feeling the classics had. The game has bugs and camera issues, but Ive not experienced any whatsoever in the PC version. The game is also long enough, in my opinion, and although replay options are limited to "treasure hunting", its still good fun. No excessive violence, bad language or sexual themes and kid-friendly deaths also broadens the market to younger players, while being darker and more serious than Crystal's previous TR games, Legend and Anniversary. Its well worth the hype in gameplay, even with options like the in-game camera missing.

 

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