Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews Summary

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More of the Same

Summary: Shadow of the Tomb Raider closes out the reboot trilogy with style, and while some critics felt that it was "more of the same," others hailed it as an outstanding end cap to a special series.

Rating Summary

Based on 167 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 167 critic reviews
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Sep 7, 2019

The Tomb Raider reboot trilogy finishes off strong with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the darkest game out of the three.

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6.6 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the most optimistic sense, is a successful copy-paste from last game's cliché elements that thanks to its new environments and impressive atmosphere of its jungles, managed to offer an enjoyable experience that has many flaws. games's story unfolds in a cliché way just like the previous installments and the antagonist of game is a very lame and underwhelming character. Shadow of the Tomb Raider as the finisher of the reboot saga should have brought a more glorious and memorable ending.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider ultimately bows out this trilogy of games with a whimper rather than a roar. The gameplay may be a little better this time around compared to Rise but the disjointed nature of its various mechanics make this game more frustrating and under-developed than it should be. I love Tomb Raider and have played almost every game since its original on the Playstation all those years ago but Shadow Of The Tomb Raider feels like a cruelly ironic name for this final title; a game overshadowed by what’s come before and never once looking like stepping out of the darkness and becoming a shining beacon for the franchise.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

Lara Croft has always been one of the heroines and one of the biggest icons of video games.

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7.4 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider should leave us wanting more from the rebooted Lara Croft game, but with some clunky controls and a lazy combat system, what saves the game from being below average are beautiful visuals, fantastic puzzles and tomb layouts along with true adventuring. It's as mixed up of a bag as one can get.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is entertaining enough to be worth the price of admission, but it's an action-adventure title that follows the same beats as any action-adventure title. While the story may be new, the characters, the set-pieces, and the dramatic ending, are all things we've seen before.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2018

Fans of action adventure games are sure to enjoy Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It features great storytelling and exploration with fun combat, customizable weaponry, upgradeable skills, and plenty of new tombs to explore for treasure! Despite a couple of things holding it back, it's well worth your time and money.

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Unscored
Oct 8, 2018

For all the savvy tweaks to combat and exploration, Shadow of the Tomb Raider unfortunately feels like an extremely long expansion pack, now with killer fish and face mud.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fun experience and does well to cater for fans

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Yes
Oct 7, 2018

While I just want to outright say that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an excellent game, it’s honestly not the final message I took away from this series. The most striking take away for me has been the evolution of the character of Lara Croft, developing from a video game sex symbol in the ’90s to a legitimate heroine in the 2010s. While Lara is still sexy, it’s not her looks that define her character in a singular dimension. Her intelligence, strength and tenacity are all equal and make up the sum of her parts far more. I’m sad to say goodbye to Lara for now, but I’m also thankful for the experiences I’ve had playing these games. Lara has defined a generation of aspirational women, and I’m excited to see what awaits her in the future.

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