Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • SKU: 3089045
  • Release Date: 01/28/2014
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Drug reference, Intense violence, Strong language
$19.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1004 out of 1020)

Product Details


  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 01/28/2014

Synopsis


As a young woman, Lara Croft is in search of adventure — and herself. She embarks on an exploratory quest when her hunt for adventure comes looking for her. Now, stranded away from civilization and equipped with only her instincts and the ability to push herself beyond the threshold of human endurance, Lara must look inside and find what she needs to fight for her survival.

Re-experience the origin story of Lara Croft in this Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed action-adventure on your PlayStation 4. Re-built to take advantage of your next-generation console's power, this Definitive Edition lets you experience the raw ferocity, brutal environments and unforgiving terrain as an all-new Lara Croft. Utilizing TRESS FX technology, Lara now features realistic hair that allows each strand to move on its own and blow in the wind — plus, you can see every bead of sweat and clothing stitch as she fights for survival on this harsh island. Battle terrifying enemies, unforgiving storms and more as you fight to survive and uncover the island's deadly secret. With this Definitive Edition, you'll also receive all of the DLC, including the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, six outfits for Lara, a digital mini artbook and The Beginning digital comic. Will you become a survivor?

Features


Definitive Edition

Pre-order the to receive special artbook packaging that features never-before-seen concept art

Definitive Edition

features Tomb Raider game, all DLC, including the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, six outfits for Lara, a digital mini artbook and The Beginning digital comic

Uncover the gritty and visceral story behind the origin of Lara Croft, as she grows from an inexperienced young woman into a hardened survivor

Explore the incredibly lifelike world as the painstakingly detailed Lara in this critically acclaimed, cinematic action-adventure that has been re-created to take advantage of your PlayStation 4's capabilities

Immerse yourself in the adventure and the vibrant, re-imagined island that features new, unforgiving storms and is alive at every turn

See an all-new Lara Croft with TRESS FX technology, which allows you to see every strand of hair with new simulation and motion

Push yourself past the limits of human endurance as you overcome harsh environments and survive brutal, adrenaline-pumping combat in order to discover the deadly secret of the island

Equip yourself to stay alive by customizing your weapons and gear



Overall customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fantastic Reboot and a Graphical Showcase

    Posted
    MegaGearSolid
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    First off, I want to state that I played a good portion of this game originally on the Xbox 360, so I can state with certainty that this definitive edition really does look a whole lot better than the original! Lara's hair looks much more realistic, many textures have been updated, and the boost in resolution is a lot nicer on the eyes. In fact, I think it was on of the best looking games on PS4 when it released, despite being a last gen game! But graphical and artistic prowess aren't everything; Tomb Raider 2013 also admirably performs in the gameplay department! It plays somewhat like a combination of the mechanics of the popular Uncharted mixed with the exploratory elements of a Metroid title, and it much better off for it. Shooting feels fantastic, you constantly unlock new traversal abilities you can use to dominate the map, the upgrade system is unobtrusive yet rewarding, and overall playing the game is a real treat. Also, exploring the titular tombs and solving their puzzles is very engaging and well thought out. As a disclaimer, I cannot say how this compares to the older Tomb Raider games, as I haven't played them. Sorry! Finally, the last element of a game, and for some the most important, is the story line and worldbuilding elements within the game itself, and I'm sorry to say, that overall it simply isn't that interesting. The supporting cast of the game feels generic and doesn't get fleshed out very much, and something feels very off about the way Lara goes from 0 to 60 as a full on killing machine. The overall plot is their though, and while rather generic, serves it's purpose well enough, not to spoil too much. I'm about to wrap up this review here, but some of you may think I'm forgetting something, and you'd be right. I haven't said a word about this game's online multiplayer component, and there's a good reason for that. I haven't touched it! I feel the single player campaign provided a satisfactory enough experience, although the multiplayer is their for those who are interested in getting the most bang for their buck. Finally, in regards to the online, the original game had a lot of DLC which is thankfully all included on disk in this release, but is all costumes or weapons for the online, if that interests you. However, many games of it's time feature very tacked on multiplayer in order to appeal to the masses, so if you intend to try out the online component, proceed with caution! In conclusion, Tomb Raider 2013, the Definitive Edition, is a supreme graphical achievement, with great shooting, exploring and upgrading mechanics. What it does not have is a compelling story line. That pretty much sums up the whole game in a nutshell, although I've neglected to mention how long it is.which is probably anywhere from 10 hours to those who just want to play through once and 20 hours for those who want all the collectibles. Overall, I think it is one of the best gaming experiences on the market for the PS4 (and Xbox One for that matter) on the market, and is well worth a look for any fans of shooting games with exploratory elements, such as fans of Uncharted, Gears of War, Metroid Prime, etc. Go for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Adventure Game, Now on the PS4

    Posted
    adrielaugust
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    I was a huge fan of the original Tomb Raider games on the PC and I played this new Tomb Raider game on the PS3 as well. This is a great adventure game and while it is slightly different than the original games, it is still very entertaining and fun. So, what do we get with this new PS4 version? -The same trophies all over again with a few new ones. If you earned all the trophies on the PS3 version, you'll need to earn them again on the PS4 version. -Improved game resolution, 1080p. Also improved hair-dirt-skin-water effects. Over-all I didn't notice a huge difference as the original PS3 game looked amazing. -It is the same game, nothing new, nothing missing in relation to the PS3 version. The DLC from the PS3 version is automatically included in this PS4 version, so you get to switch outfits throughout the game and so on. Nothing special. -This PS4 version utilizes the PS4 controller. The touch pad is used as an additional button and some close notices in the game will now also come from the controller speaker. The light bar changes colors depending on what you are doing. Holding a torch it will blink red and yellow as well as other neat little touches throughout the game, however I see the light as a distraction and the speaker on the controller with this game doesn't always 100% match up with the audio coming from the speakers, resulting in me turning the controller speaker off from the game menu. Over-all a wonderful game and I had no issues double dipping at the release date cost of 60US. I played through it a few times on the PS3 to get most of the trophies, and I intend to do the same on the PS4. Hopefully Tomb Raider will start a chain of PS3 games to be released on the PS4. I would love to have the Dead Space Trilogy again. Highly Recommended, even if you have played it on the PS3. If you kept your PS3 and still own that version, keep it and skip the upgrade. But for me, as I sold the game and my PS3, this was a no-brainer. Please contact me with any additional questions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great series reboot!

    Posted
    jfranky
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    After taking a year long break from playing video games due to some other life issues, I got back into playing at the end of 2015. I got this game because I was a big fan of the original series and was very curious on how this one would play out. I was very happy. The controls, the graphics, the story, everything was great. I enjoyed it tremendously. They have taken the character of Lara Croft and in my opinion, given her real life. I felt more connected and more empathy for her than in the other games in the original series. I also found myself chuckling at some of the lines in the game, for example anyone that has played the past games knows that climbing is a HUGE part of the old Tomb Raider series, in one part Lara states "Great...more climbing", that made me chuckle a bit. Also I like how in this game they give her more than just guns, but also an axe which she uses for climbing and after upgrading for fighting which was awesome! I also liked how the game has a system where you upgrade her skills and weapons. One weapon which I underrated when I saw the box was the bow and arrow. All I thought when I saw the box was, "a bow and arrow? Naw I want her using guns!" but I will say that the bow and arrow turned out to be one of my favorite weapons and I used it continuously! I'm keeping this one in my library and can't wait for the Rise of the Tomb Raider to come out for PS4 in 2016. Until then I'll probably play this through again at a harder setting and enjoy it all over again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Reboot

    Posted
    tgharrell
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    I purchased this after having purchased and played the PS3 version when it was first released. Tomb Raider is one of my favorite games, and i'm drawn by its open-world features, setting, and survival system. The reboot also calls for much more combat, which is fine by me. Being able to explore many parts of a lost island gives you much freedom that you would never find in previous Tomb Raider titles. Many western games now are compelled to have some form of open world, which is why it's happening now rather than before, but it's also because of the kind of game Tomb Raider is--hunting and exploring lost treasures. By no means is the survival system robust, and you don't rely on it in order to actually survive and progress, but it adds a great touch to the game. The only qualm I have with Tomb Raider is that the tomb puzzle areas feel like modules and aren't naturally integrated. In no way does this put a damper on the rest of the game despite this. I'd recommend getting this if you enjoy previous Tomb Raider titles or playing the Uncharted series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adventure platforming at its finest

    Posted
    Izzy
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    I've been a Tomb Raider fan since Tomb Raider II came out. Although I wasn't able to complete the first 3 games, as I think games were made harder back then, today games are made so pretty much everyone can beat them and enjoy the ride. This reboot of Tomb Raider is a lovely ride to go on. It doesn't really feel like the old games, but that's a good thing. Control is a much easier thing, and much more forgiving than the robotic commands required by the earlier entries of the series. I previously played this game on PS3, but thought I ought to revisit it on PS4 and was glad I did. The higher framerate really adds a certain quality to gaming that can only be experienced first hand. Tomb Raider gives you an island to explore and enemies to shoot. Ironically, all the tombs in the game are optional. They are puzzles that will require some brain power, and are in the end quite satisfying. Fans of the series and/or Lara are sure to love this addition. While it doesn't really feel like the originals, it feels as great as ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great reboot to a classic series

    Posted
    TheOne22
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    I never had any interest in the older tomb raider games but this is turning into one of my favorite games on the PS4. The graphics are crisp and clean. The gameplay is very open ended by giving you different ways of taking out enemies by either stealthily or going guns blazing. Their also a lot to explore. Extra tombs to find, trinkets you can find and analyse that reward you with experience points that allow you to upgrade three different skill trees of your choice. There are also hidden weapons parts that when found allow you to further upgrade your arsenal of weapons. The game gives you a lot of freedom. The story keeps you engaged as well. A great game that's worth a play through. There is competitive multiplayer but I haven't played it yet so your mileage may vary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game was great

    Posted
    jake852

    Overall this game was a great game. As a PS4 owner from the 12am launch date i can say that the game selection has been weak. I am comparing this game two Assassins Creed Black Flag and Killzone. This without a doubt has the best story line. The graphics are great and the controls are easy. The game is easy. On the "normal" setting anyone can beat the game. If you are the average gamer such as me you should play hard. the nice thing about this game is that you can change the difficulty at any time. Only thing that I find annoying about this game is that the survival instinct button (you have to push this a lot) makes a drum sounds which if fine. but after about an hr playing and 50 button pushes you find this sounds incredibly annoying. This is not a deal breaker. Overall one of the best if not the best PS4 game right now. Not too much replay-ability so buy this same savor the flavor and get something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remaster of a Recreated Series

    Posted
    Kevin
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    Tomb Raider was a major breakout game on the PS1 and it spawned Lara Croft into a cultural icon with movies propelling her to become one of the most famous female gaming icons there exists, even today. Tomb Raider was recreated and reimagined for the last generation of consoles into an almost prequel showing off Lara Croft's formation as a character. And here it is in full HD completely remastered as the Definitive Edition. The game is a good mix of survival and action adventure that rivals and complements Sony's own Uncharted series. It's a fun ride here for sure and as my first Tomb Raider game, it has me interested in trying more.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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