Rise of the Tomb Raider - PC Edition
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It's rare that a game does so much so well, and with only a few missteps, Rise of the Tomb Raider is destined to be one of the most recommendable PC games this year.
I loved my time with the original release and I soon found myself loving it all over again on PC. Rise of the Tomb Raider continues improving upon the new formula that was created in the last game, but here we feel that Lara really is becoming a tomb raider.
[A]s an eternally smug PC owner, I'm proud to say nabbing Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC is clearly the best course of action. It's everything the old Tomb Raider games were and now so much richer, more detailed, more involved, more dramatic, and just way more fun. It's also just as enjoyable to watch being played as it is to play itself – a true interactive movie.
Rise of the Tomb Raider was one of the best games of 2015 and nothing has been lost in the months since its release. On PC it can look even more spectacular, so just buy it, yeah.
Lara Croft's Siberian adventure was a treat for the eyes before, but it's is even lovelier viewed on a moderately equipped PC
A bevy of incredible technical advancements offer vast improvements in some areas and minor ones in others. With a highly variable framerate, it's clear more optimization is needed, but the game is highly playable on a variety of settings and hardware levels. The Xbox One version is no slouch, but if you've got the kit to run it, this is the ultimate edition you've been waiting for.
Rise of the Tomb Raider truly makes you feel like Lara Croft: a bow-wielding, mountain scaling, bear-slaughtering, cave diving mad lady with more curiosity than can be healthy. And that feeling is just wonderful.
Lara's greatest adventure yet
But let's take stock. Here is a sprawling, compelling game made with impressive confidence – masterfully paced and expanding on its predecessor without for a moment losing track of its appeal. It's a game that has kept its integrity intact while navigating the weird waters of mass market appeal, and one that retains a real undertanding of fundamentally enjoyable mechanics. Rise of The Tomb Raider is exceptionally easy to recommend.
The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is a step above its 2015 release.