Rise of the Tomb Raider - Xbox One

ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
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Overview

What's Included


  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2203 out of 2227)

Product Details


  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 11/10/2015

Synopsis


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After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate as the Tomb Raider.

Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition and witness the rise of an icon.

Features


Awe-Inspiring Deadly Tombs

— Explore huge ancient spaces littered with deadly traps, solve dramatic environmental puzzles, and decipher ancient texts to reveal crypts as you take on a world filled with secrets to discover.

Woman vs. Wild

— Conquer a world fiercely protecting its secrets, endure perilous conditions and unstable landscapes, face dangerous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore huge interactive environments.

Guerrilla Combat

— Use the environment to your advantage, scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies

Configure Lara's gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, craft explosives on the fly to sow chaos, and wield Lara's signature combat bows and climbing axe.

Unprecedented Visual Fidelity

— Utilizing the full power of the Xbox One, Rise of the Tomb Raider comes alive with deeply immersive and interactive spaces delivering the most visually stunning Tomb Raider game ever made.

Lara Croft embarks on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization can uncover its secrets.

Explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs — huge, ancient spaces seen through a modern lens, with dramatic staging, puzzles and deadly traps.

Use Lara's intellect and skills to conquer the world's most beautifully hostile environments and engage in brutal survival combat.

Configure and upgrade Lara's gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, and wield Lara's signature combat bow and climbing axe.

The most immersive and visually stunning Tomb Raider game ever made.



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2222 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A sequel that bests the original

    Posted
    Ivan
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    I played the original Tomb Raider series on the PS1, and I remember being underwhelmed. The gameplay and mechanics were pretty impressive for their time when in a tame setting. Get into real combat or tight situations and things tended to fall apart. Honestly, what Eidos had back then was ahead of its time and the tools necessary to accomplish their goals just weren't available or hadn't matured yet. Flash forward to present and the recent incarnation has been spectacular. The graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay mechanics are polished and thought out. The first in the new series was fun and challenging and a great introduction to the character and her world. It felt short though and left me thinking that I was playing somewhat of an unfinished work. This sequel far exceeds the quality and success of its predecessor; the graphics continue to impress, and the gameplay which to me seemed quite complete the first time around has been further refined and improved. One review I read before launch made the claim that "The game is never more uninteresting than the times you are forced to use a gun." This line alone ensured my excitement and I can assure you that it's true. While the combat mechanics are strong and those parts can be fun and challenging, the game is first and foremost about exploration and survival. And in these areas are where Rise of the Tomb Raider really shines. From hunting and battling bears to spelunking and solving puzzle rooms, the exploration and discovery elements of this game are excellent and what makes it, for me, one of the top games available for the newest generation of consoles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rise of the Tomb Raider GREAT!!!!!

    Posted
    MaxPick
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    This game has taken me back to when video game play was truly gratifying. As game prices have risen over the years and ALL companies are taking advantage of their fans by add on prices as supposed to when all extras used to be programed within the cartridges. I say this to say, you hardly ever get a true value for your money. This game makes me want to keep going. The visuals are AWESOME, the gameplay is AWESOME and the entire game experience keeps your attention, each time you decide to pick it up. The puzzles and the ability of this game to provoke your thinking, really impressed me. My son, daughter and I have played for days now, and we can not say enough about how much we enjoy this game. I must give a plug to Best Buy for making available their game club and it's benefits. Finally, someone who shows respect and loyalty to their customers and loyal gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old Guy Review Here

    Posted
    kcdragon
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    I'll admit it, I'm an old guy for playing video games and I don't get into it very often so I won't have the indepth analysis or breakdown hardcore gamers will. I love this game. I'd heard good things about it, the reviews were good so I went for it and I am not disappointed. It starts off with some basic training that is handled while building a storyline and doesn't feel like boring training. The action keeps moving along at a nice pace and the puzzles to move from step to step are actually fun. They give you some cheat methods, but you don't have to use them if you don't want to and I like the option. The graphics are good, the game speed is good, and you can move around pretty freely even though it is a linear story. My only real complaint so far is that you go on hunting missions to gain experience/advance weaponry and skills. I don't care to run around shooting animals with a bow and arrow to learn how to use the thing. I want the forward advancing story and the tasks. And yes, I know you can dictate how much farming you do at a time, but running around until I think I"m good just doesn't do it for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On Xbox One X this is amazing.....

    Posted
    TomD
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    I bought this game specifically to play on the Xbox X the patch was over 29 gbs As a hardcore pc and console gamer and I am not a fanboy of any of them I love them all equally I own this game on PC as well and I am here to tell you this is amazing when played on an Xbox One X PC maxed out is amazing as well but I have to say with the patch installed You will be stupified at the visuals For the first time games on consoles have reached parity visually with PC You need fast internet though to download this huge patch but it is so worth it PS4 Pro is not bad but this is amazing. The game itself is thrilling and really well done. If this is an example of Xbox One X enhanced games I cant wait for more patches because this is why i spent the money. I submitted a screenshot taken with my phone that I believe will speak volumes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the last one.

    Posted
    RadiantDreamer
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    Ah yeah, Tomb Raider is back and I love it again. I hated the last TR. The story, the cut scenes, the controls, the targeting system. This version fixes all of that. The story is much better, the environments are much more fun to explore, it takes advantage of the capabilities of my elite Xbox one controller, survivor vision is more clearly defined, targeting works better (I am a casual, older woman player who plays on easy with full targeting assist). Every bit of this game is superior to the last one. If you are looking for a fun game you should consider this one. If you are a parent there is violence and blood. Some scenes in the flooded archive environment were graphic and could be disturbing. Lots of dead bodies and burned people in pain. Not sure I would want my 10 year old niece to play it, but if my 15 yr old nephew wanted to I would probably let him but check in or be with him in areas I found disturbing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger and Better!

    Posted
    TerribleOne
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    The first of these new iterations of Tomb Raider was amazing. It's Uncharted meets Tomb Raider. In fact, Nathan Drake and Lara Croft should just do a game together, get married, and have some little explorers. Square Enix (publisher) and Crystal Dynamics (developer) saw something amazing in the Uncharted games and applied it to Tomb Raider and voila, instant success. But my biggest complaint on the first one was that it was a little short and the map areas a bit small. Now enter Rise of the Tomb Raider. The maps are much bigger, the story just as rich and appealing, and the campaign is longer. Plus there is many more side quests, collectables, and tombs to raid, which ups the notch of replay ability to 11 if you are all about 100% completion like me. There is not much new in terms of gameplay; but if it's not broke, don't fix it. They did only what they needed to do to make a very successful sequel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game

    Posted
    AlinAshe
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    I must say I was a little skeptical buying Rise of the Tomb Raider. I've played this series since it's first iteration on the PC. The adventures of Laura Croft generally keep me interested for the first 3/5s of the game and then it gets repetitive and stale and I end up finishing it just to finish it. Never going back and completing the challenges or finding all the artifacts. Rise of the Tomb Raider is different! It's great! The pacing and the discovery path and the crafting and the quick travel all make for a very polished game... and one that I highly recommend. The story is pretty standard and yet again Laura herself is boring but it's definitely worth buying if you enjoy these types of games. The control with the jumping and climbing and repelling and zip-lining all over the map is a joy. Five stars for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Uncharted I Always Wanted

    Posted
    ZyroXZ2
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    If you don't know me, then you probably didn't know that Uncharted 2 is one of my top games of all time right up there next to Super Mario Galaxy. Uncharted 3 took the path of becoming a story-driven shooter, leaving out a lot of what made Uncharted 2 one of my top games: the sense of adventure. Lara Croft's latest outing is, quite simply, the Uncharted I always wanted. And while Uncharted 4 will surely be better received by critics in name alone, Lara Croft's latest has big-action set pieces, Hollywood-grade cinematic presentation, a beautiful world worth exploring that's filled with things to do, and most importantly: that genuine sense of adventure. It's nicked a bit by visually jarring animations and all-too-common framerate dips that keep it from perfection, but this is my new favorite action-adventure game even if it's fated to be a sleeper hit.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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