Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews Summary

Exploration Gameplay
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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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5 / 5.0
Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider delivers and it does it with perfection. It's one of those games that successfully borders on an interactive film experience that really makes you feel like you are part of something big. The narrative goes hand in hand with the gameplay and when added to the gorgeous element of 4K, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a real treat to play and although I've finished the game, I'm eager to return and complete those challenges and of course find those hidden artifacts.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider ends the reboot trilogy on a high note. It gives the fans what they want, as well as hope for what comes next. And I really hope there will be a next, because when it's this good, it'd be criminal to have Lara sat twiddling her thumbs.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the perfect conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story diving into the character's history and pushing boldly forward.

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Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is excellent, and so well balanced; from the combat, to exploring, to solving puzzles. It’s rare to have this balance that even the final boss is evenly constructed, and no difficulty spikes are present at any point during the game. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is constantly challenging Lara, forcing her to survive another harsh location. There are so many great moments, but the stealth is fantastic and so satisfying. With more tombs, more ways to explore and connect with the game world, and less of the junk that soiled prior entries, it’s everything you’d want. This final chapter in Lara Croft’s origin story comes to a close with maturity in tune with the character and the series. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the quintessential action adventure, compounded by human emotion tying it all together to be at the top of its class.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the best game in this trilogy and was well worth the wait. I've been trying to hold myself back with gushing about all the things so I don't spoil it for everyone, but seriously this game is a masterpiece. Yes there are somethings which bothered me while playing but overall the experience was magnificent and should not be missed.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

The imagery used in several key scenes in Shadow of the Tomb Raider are still weighing on my mind days after finishing the story. I was invested from start to finish in this emotional journey Eidos Montreal is taking players on, and it was truly hard to stop playing.

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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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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fantastic finale to an amazing trilogy! The game is graphically stunning and delivers a crisp and thrilling storyline that will entertain for multiple playthroughs. Few games this year have had me on the edge of my seat as much as this. If you like games with a great storyline and a constant thrill than this is the game for you!

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9.2 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is definitely darker than its predecessor but that doesn't hurt its awe-inspiring setting, fun stealthy combat, oodles of rewarding collectibles, and suspenseful action that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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91 / 100
Sep 10, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is darker, more beautiful and more creative than its predecessors, making it definitely the best part of the reboot series.

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