The eighth release in the Tomb Raider series takes you back to the beginning with a remake of the original, ground-breaking 1996 adventure. Building on the strengths – and engine - of Tomb Raider: Legend, Anniversary recaptures the feel of the original while creating an experience that reflects the advances in game technology. Everyone's favorite sexy, smart archeologist is on the hunt for the parts of the Scion of Atlantis in a journey that will take her from forgotten tombs and ancient cities in Peru, Greece, Egypt and beyond.
While the levels and locations are the same as in the original, they are so much bigger and with added content that they'll provide challenges for even the most die-hard fan of the original game. And, each environment has been rendered to the fullest for breathtaking detail only hinted at in the original.
Lara is able to move in all three dimensions as she performs feats of acrobatics in order to solve – and survive – massive ancient traps and puzzles. Shimmy along ledges, scramble up sheer faces and swing from ropes as you work your way towards the goal. The environments aren't the only adversary that must be overcome as numerous human, animal and mutated opponents – including the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex – have it in for Lara. Combine Lara's agility with her trusty twin pistols in the new adrenaline dodge which slows attackers at a critical moment. It's time to go back to the beginning – it's bigger and better.
Better than the original!
Pros: To call tomb raider anniversary a remake is selling it short -- it's a totally new game with modern graphics, controls and animation.
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“To call tomb raider anniversary a remake is selling it short -- it's a totally new game with modern graphics, controls ...”— mork 7/14/2008