Lara Crofot is back and doing it all over again with the expected delivery of her next title, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This special edition, called Croft Edition, includes a series of very succulent extras for the followers of this franchise. With this edition of Shadow of the Tomb Raider we can access 48 hours before the release, so we can play 2 days before.
It also includes an exclusive Steam poster and an additional skill enhancement package. It also includes the Season Pass of the title, with which we will have access to all the DLCs that are launched, access to the original digital soundtrack, and 3 additional weapons and costumes for Lara. Survive again to deadly jungles and overcome terrifying tombs full of enemies and traps along with Lara Crft on her way to become the most prestigious of grave robbers.
Attention: 48-hour advance access is available for this version and for the Deluxe version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
If Uncharted rose to fame with weapons it stole from washed-out Tomb Raider (before its reboot), Shadow of the Tomb Raider grabs them back, making it visually and gameplaywise the most essential action-adventure you can imagine. It not only builds upon the series legacy, it goes to its roots and successfully brings back the exploration that we were busy not to even notice was missing while tackling through many exciting action set pieces of the previous games. Doing so, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the most poignant entry in the long series since the very first game.
There is a noticeable emphasis on the narrative. Although Shadow of the Tomb Raider modifies what we've grown accustomed to within the franchise, the change of pace is welcomed. You'll find pockets of open-world to explore, with tons of side-quests and interactions with NPCs. Don't expect guns-a-blazin', but do expect getting more than you bargained for from this Tomb Raider experience.
Some of the physics could have been better, but overall, it’s going to probably be one of the most beautiful games in 2018. It would be interesting to see where the story goes from here. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the highlight of the series, and topping it will be difficult.
Despite some frame-rate stutters, slight audio-visual desyncs, and the occasional bad texture rendering, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is eerie, challenging, thoughtful, compelling, and downright fun.
The new Tomb Raider shows Lara Croft as an empty character that has nothing inside.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider doesn't have much to offer compared to the recent games. However, if you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series, you will enjoy it.
Tomb Raider was personal because it was personal. But now it’s come full circle to yet another vapid videogame character muddling through bad writing, rote familiar gameplay, and fewer features than the last time. Wake me when the next reboot is here.
December 12, 2018
The new Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC will be available next week. Watch video
October 8, 2018
Square dates and details The Forge, Shadow of the Tomb Raider's first DLC. Read more
September 4, 2018
Shadow of the Tomb Raider announces its PC requirements. Read more
August 10, 2018
Square Enix shows a new Shadow of the Tomb Raider teaser, focused on underwater survival. Watch video