Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Reviews

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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7 / 10
Apr 13, 2024

Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered is definitely the ultimate compilation for those who want to enjoy Lara's first adventures in very good conditions.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2024

So, what do we think of Tomb Raider I-II-III Remastered? It's a mixed bag. On the one hand, we can't overlook the achievement of making a long-standing series approachable. But we'd have liked to see more action. Concrete gestures that would have improved gameplay. Because nostalgia sells, let's face it. But if you want to stay with it, and even better, bring in new players, this compilation won't do it.

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Mar 18, 2024

As a long time fan of the franchise, being able to play the original games on a newer console was enough for me to love it. Aspyr have managed to give the game a much needed upgrade whilst remaining true to the source material.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is one of the best remastering jobs I have seen. It's obvious from the second you boot the title up there has been a lot of love and care put into this one. The modern controls could do with some tweaking and the games themselves could be initially daunting for people who didn't grow up with Lara but there is a lot to love in this classic adventure package if you're willing to accept Lara Croft and her quirks. For those who have played the originals to death, there are enough additions and quality-of-life improvements to make this the essential way to now play these titles.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 10, 2024
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6 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2024

Tomb Raider I - III is sure to fill veteran gamers with nostalgia, but it is not excluded, due to what we mentioned above, that the fond memories they had will be "destroyed"

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7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2024

While there are some minor technical hiccups with this remaster, the overall package is massive and is well worth its modest asking price. These are some of the most challenging dungeons ever designed and the gameplay is very hardcore and requires a bit of patience. Even with the modern controls, Tomb Raider I-III Remastered won’t be for everyone since there is no handholding. Only the most bold can go on a date with Lara.

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2024

As nostalgic as Tomb Raider I–III Remastered might be for some fans, the fact is that the outdated gameplay mechanisms have no appeal to modern-day gamers, no matter how polished and good-looking the final product is.

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Mar 1, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered proves that there is still a lot to love about Core Design's vision of the franchise. While there are noticeable issues, these don't break what is otherwise still a fantastic experience for those who are willing to look past them. Perhaps future Tomb Raider games should take some notes.

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Recommended
Feb 28, 2024

An excellent collection at all levels and yet another attempt to prove to yourselves that 'this is the one where you'll finish a Tomb Raider.

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5 / 10
Feb 28, 2024

There are a lot of retro games that stand the test of time: Resident Evil, Super Mario Bros, Halo: Combat Evolved, and so many others are timeless classics that most people could revisit and still love for the same reasons they did in the original. I feel like Tomb Raider isn't one of these and as a new player, I can't recommend Tomb Raider I-III Remastered unless you are someone who holds this as a fond memory, but it may be one better left in the past.

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2.5 / 5.0
Feb 27, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft takes a franchise that was flawed even in the 90s and does nothing interesting to update it. The new graphics are nice when they aren’t ruining the atmosphere of certain areas, but the modern controls somehow make these games a worse experience. There are plenty of great adventures out there starring Lara Croft. Her last trilogy was excellent, and even the 360-era titles, starting with Tomb Raider Legend, largely hold up. These original releases, though, have simply been eclipsed by far too many games at this point and are only really worth returning to if your nostalgia demands one more trip into these tombs.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is a blessing for fans of the series. It not only presents the first three games of Lara Croft with all their additional packages, renewed graphics and controls, but also remains extremely faithful to the original. But this 'loyalty' may alienate some of the new generation of players.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is a careful, respectful and well-handled re-proposal of three masterpieces now available for new and past generation consoles. It is a great proof of preservation in a landscape that, at times, cannot keep up with the times. Returning to the role of Lara Croft is always an absolute thrill, exactly like the first time, which for me was with Tomb Raider: Legend.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is the perfect experience for those who want to bring back memories by revisiting these games. It has provided wonderful improved graphics, an improvement to the user experience, and a modern control style that, despite its flaws, is an option for those who cannot tolerate the old control.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2024

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is, most likely, what fans were hoping to be able to play, sooner or later. A superbly crafted compilation, respectful of the original material, capable of allowing us to relive all the typically '90s feeling of Lara Croft's first three adventures.

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Otaku Gamers UK
JusticeSte
Feb 22, 2024

How remasters need to be done

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6 / 10
Feb 21, 2024

Lara's original trilogy has been lovingly restored with the launch of these remasters, offering a definitive collection that bundles the core games and their expansions. However, dusting off these old relics in the name of nostalgia may come with a nasty surprise. Don't worry, there are no mummy curses, snake pits, or swinging pendulum axes, though the clunky controls will definitely take some getting used to (again).

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Feb 20, 2024

This release really needs two separate review scores: one for people who’ve never played the originals and one for players who will frolic through the levels with experience and rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia. Fans of the original Tomb Raider games will probably be thrilled with these remasters. For non-veterans, though, it will be an arduous journey, and the new textures, lighting, and “modern” controls won’t make much difference. It will be hard to judge these titles through the lens of ’90s tech and game design rather than 2024’s, and new players might have a tougher time overlooking issues that veteran players embrace as quirks or don’t see at all. However, it seems safe to assume that most people picking up Tomb Raider 1-3 Remastered already appreciate the originals, and so this score is aimed more at them. Newcomers, approach with caution.

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5 / 10
Feb 20, 2024

Although Tomb Raider Remastered does a phenomenal job at updating the original titles' graphics, it doesn't improve their abysmal controls or dated gameplay. ‍

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