Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

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9.1 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2014

TR: Definitive Edition's good looks are a bonus. It's still Lara, great pacing, and clever design that make it amazing.

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8 / 10
Jan 27, 2014

A great cinematic action adventure, with one of gaming's great lead performances, although its Tomb Raider DNA seems fragmented and even degenerative in parts.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2014

If you've already played Tomb Raider, it's not worth $60. If you haven't, this is the best game currently available on Xbox One or PS4

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8 / 10
Jan 26, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is as exciting as it is gorgeous, offering a robust adventure that satisfies on almost every front.

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Jan 24, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is an excellent port for PS4 and Xbox One, with some great graphical improvements. You can tell Crystal Dynamics pulled out all of the stops to make this the best version of Tomb Raider. If you've played it before, it may worth a rent. If you haven't, the Definitive Edition is great purchase that outclasses the PC edition. Unfortunately, the potential price gulf between this version and the PC version can make it a hard sell.

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Jan 26, 2014

Tomb Raider is a fantastic solo adventure. Admittedly, I couldn't help but wish my first experience with Tomb Raider was the Definitive One. If you come into Tomb Raider, this "Definitive Edition, thinking that it's anything more than a shinier port, you'll likely leave disappointed.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2014

Without question, the full retail price is too high for a slightly shinier version of a game you clocked 10 months ago, but if you missed the original release for whatever reason, or even played it back in March last year and really feel it's worth another go around, the Definitive Edition is recommended.

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8 / 10
Jan 26, 2014

A great game made better thanks to a lovely lick of paint.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, is last years best triple-A game rebuilt for next-gen consoles, outpacing even the PC version in some regards for graphical fidelity

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95 / 100
Jan 26, 2014

While other versions of Tomb Raider may be less expensive and offer a similar experience, the Definitive Edition combines the already stellar gameplay with vastly improved graphics, creating what is most certainly the best version of Tomb Raider available.

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94 / 100
Jan 27, 2014

The amount of work put into offering next-gen consoles an upgraded Lara Croft makes the Definitive Edition much more than a simple cash grab. One of the pinnacles of last-gen gaming is presented as one of the best looking games on offer for your new console if not one of the best looking games you've ever seen, period. Perhaps not worth the full price tag if you've already played it there is no doubt that if you missed it on round one that it's better than ever now and worth every penny.

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Jan 30, 2014

A lack of decent bonuses makes the Definitive Edition a hard sell for existing fans, but for newcomers it's a slice of platforming perfection that will make the wait for next-gen blockbusters easier to bear.

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Jan 24, 2014

Tomb Raider is a terrific game, and the Definitive Edition is a gorgeous looking version of it. It's the same game it was in 2013, though, with no further improvements justifying its "definitive" status.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2014

With an emphasis on improved graphics, this PlayStation 4 port is the best Tomb Raider yet. Unfortunately, this Definitive Edition doesn't add enough new content to warrant a second purchase. If you have somehow missed out on Lara's newest adventure, then Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a must buy.

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8 / 10
Feb 2, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is an exceptional port of an already entertaining escapade, but outside of the extravagant visuals, there's not a whole lot to sweeten the purchase a second time. If you have a perverse penchant for grave robbing, or you've never stepped foot on the strange shores of Yamatai before, then this is an enjoyable band-aid for the emerging next-gen drought. Just don't expect it to change your mind if you didn't like the original game.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition lives up to its name in providing a stunning adventure that looks gorgeous running on PS4.

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Ken McKown

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2014

Thankfully this isn't a quick or cheap port that does a disservice to the original experience. This is still one of the best games of last year, and the enhancements make it one of the best looking games to come out in a while.

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Jan 27, 2014

Even ignoring its gussied-up next-gen clothes, the game's strengths outshine its weaknesses as an experience, though its flaws outside of the visual realm remain impossible to ignore.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2014

"Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition" would be an absolute must-buy if it were priced between $40 or $50. Even an inclusion of some single player DLC would increase the value. Currently, a 360 version of "Tomb Raider" costs $23.99 on Amazon.com, and the PS3 version is less than a dollar more than that. You're essentially paying almost $40 for updated graphics, and maps for a multiplayer mode that I was never a fan of to begin with. "Tomb Raider's" single player holds up extremely well, and was arguably better the second time around. If you never played the original, I'd suggest picking up the "Definitive Edition," but it's a steep asking price if you're revisiting the game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2014

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition's enhancements are cosmetic-only so the flaws present in the game's last-gen version are still present. Even so, it's a great game made greater, so for those yet to play it, this is the version to get.

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