Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

32 critics

Score Distribution

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Jim SterlingJan 25, 2014
It's hard to really rate something like this. It's a great game that is of value to anybody who hasn't yet played it, and those people really should pick up this version above all else. To anybody else, however, I struggle to see the worth at all. ...Tomb Raider is a terrific game, and the Definitive Edition is a gorgeous looking version of it. It's the same game it was in 2013, though, with no further improvements justifying its "definitive" status.
Adam BeckJan 24, 2014
Tomb Raider remains one of the better action games to have been released in the last twelve months, and it gives the next generation consoles some life in a rather dry time. This is without doubt the definitive console edition of Tomb Raider, but the completeness and subtle visual enhancements are not enough to warrant another playthrough. If you somehow missed the many opportunities to tryout Lara’s rebooted fiction, then the Definitive Edition offers a remedy for that.
Simon MillerJan 27, 2014
While all of these positives remain a huge plus, though, Tomb Raider still has plenty of flaws, the story being its biggest misstep. Incredibly obvious and packed full of cliches, you can't help but cringe at some of the dialogue as people speak to each other as if they were reciting a GCSE play. The Last of Us would laugh Tomb Raider out of the playground.
Ryan TaljonickJan 28, 2014
Is the Definitive Edition worth buying? The improvements are too subtle and gimmicky for me to recommend that experienced Tomb Raiders--people who have already finished the game on PS3 or Xbox 360--drop $50 / £40 on the next-gen version. ...It's still brilliant, and the Definitive Edition is the superior version.
Anthony SeverinoJan 27, 2014
Tomb Raider itself is well-worth the purchase—it’s a great game. The decision you must make is if improved visuals are enough to warrant buying this Definitive Edition. Frankly, I’m convinced that its release is more about profitability on a product that’s already crafted than it is about bringing a vastly superior next-generation version of Tomb Raider to the market.
Sammy BarkerFeb 03, 2014
If you’ve already plundered every last dusty antique in Lara Croft’s origin story on the PlayStation 3, then you’re going to need to decide for yourself whether you have the resolve to do it again. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is an exceptional port of an already entertaining escapade, but outside of the extravagant visuals, there’s not a whole lot to sweeten the purchase a second time.
Matt HelgesonJan 24, 2014
Are these improvements worth $60 if you've already played the game? Without knowing your bank balance, I can't definitively answer that question. For me, it's simply a great port of a great game. The added content is a welcome addition, but didn't markedly affect my enjoyment of Tomb Raider. That said, it's undeniably the best version of Tomb Raider yet - and the best game currently available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you haven't played it, I don't know what you're waiting for.
Esmeralda PortilloJan 31, 2014
My adventure truly is a fascinating one: island inhabitants relentlessly attacking my friends and I, the Hollywoodesque-disasters that nearly killed me, the myth of the island itself.... What happened on that island is what made me the explorer that I am today. It’s my story; it’s one that’s raw and significant to me. And it’s one worth listening to at least once. But if you’ve heard my tale before, hang tight—I’ll have a new story to tell you soon.
Matthew VerniereFeb 19, 2014
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is not just your average port. In my honest opinion, it is the first true next gen title on the PS4. Great enhancements and an amazing store make this a must buy title for any next-gen owners.
Keza MacdonaldJan 24, 2014
The upstep in visual detail from the older console versions is a nice bonus, but Tomb Raider didn’t need massaging. It’s the same well-realised action reboot for Lara Croft that came as such a pleasant surprise last year. It’s still well-written, sympathetic, exciting, beautiful, and just incredibly well-made.
Joshua BruceJan 31, 2014
Did Tomb Raider really need a Definitive Edition? No, it didn’t. Honestly, I would have been happy with a straight port, but it did allow the developers to bring an amazing game to consoles that are desperately starving for good content. At the end of the day, Tomb Raider looks better, plays better, and sounds better than it ever has before, and contains all the DLC that was released in one easy-to-buy package. I guess it is a Definitive Edition after all.
Michael HarradenceJan 28, 2014
Overall, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition lives up to its name. If you haven’t already taken Lara’s latest adventure for a spin, then pick this up for PS4 asap. However, the lack of new content means owners of the original release may want to pass, as despite how good the game looks and plays, there isn’t really enough new stuff packed into Definitive Edition to warrant a purchase if you have it on PS3. For newcomers though, this is an absolute must-have.
Tom Mc SheaJan 27, 2014
What's most remarkable about Tomb Raider is how its many elements so perfectly complement each other, so that no matter which activity you're currently engaged in, you're fully invested. ...And the exquisite visual design is so breathtaking that I continually found myself staring at the scenery instead of pushing onward. Tomb Raider is a great reinvention of this enduring franchise that made me eager to see where Lara goes in her future.
Ken McKownFeb 06, 2014
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has the luxury of being the first disc-based release for these new consoles in a while, meaning starving gamers are sure to snag it up; even those that have already taken to Lara’s adventure. Thankfully this isn’t a quick or cheap port that does a disservice to the original experience.
Mike WilliamsJan 25, 2014
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is an excellent port for PS4 and Xbox One, with some great graphical improvements. You can tell Crystal Dynamics pulled out all of the stops to make this the best version of Tomb Raider. If you've played it before, it may worth a rent. If you haven't, the Definitive Edition is great purchase that outclasses the PC edition. Unfortunately, the potential price gulf between this version and the PC version can make it a hard sell.
Luke BrownJan 27, 2014
The biggest challenge Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition faces is not whether or not the additions are plentiful and worthwhile, but whether or not it’s worth paying full retail price for a revamped version of a game that’s only a year old. ...The upgrades only serve to make an already impressive game that much better. Tomb Raider was, and still is, a great game already. Asking gamers to double-down so soon after the original release just might be asking too much.
robertpearsonJan 27, 2014
But then Tomb Raider was always a pretty game and the difference on PS4 – while notable – simply doesn’t justify the asking price if you already own the game on PS3. Perhaps with that in mind, Crystal Dynamics has shoved a bunch of PS4-exclusive control features into the mix that – while well intentioned – feel more like an embarrassed apology than anything particularly substantial.
Mick FraserJan 27, 2014
This really is the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider, but only because of the graphical overhaul. If you had issues before with the direction in which Crystal Dynamics have taken the character, or with the occasional intrusion of gameplay elements like levelling up and Lara’s ability to carry six weapons in invisible holsters, you won’t find anything here to change your opinions.
Aria DiMezzoDec 16, 2015
Tomb Raider needed someone to stand up and tell the marketing department that disparate gameplay elements weren't going to be shoehorned in simply to increase sales by 0.025%. Lara Croft does a wonderful job of redeeming Tomb Raider, and is the only reason it's playable, but it's only marginally more fleshed out than the myriad of mini-game collections found for the Kinect and Move.
Wayne SantosJan 29, 2014
Tomb Raider was well received at many outlets including CGM itself, which is why this latest addition can be problematic.
Álvaro CastellanoJan 27, 2014
La Definitive Edition de Tomb Raider es un producto extraordinario si no disfrutamos en su momento del espectacular Tomb Raider de 2013. Sus novedades gráficas no son tan poderosas como para hacerlo recomendable si ya terminamos aquel, pero en caso contrario el acabado gráfico y la resolución garantizan un apartado visual poderoso para sumar a una gran experiencia jugable. Aventuras de acción de la más alta calidad para uno de nuestros reseteos favoritos de los últimos tiempos.
Alfonso ArribasJan 27, 2014
Aclarados estos tres ejemplos, hay que insistir nuevamente en que el nuevo Tomb Raider es simplemente un lavado de cara visual que consigue hacer de esta obra un título de nueva generación. Este salto visual demuestra el gran potencial que atesoraba y, aunque su jugabilidad es de la pasada generación.... En definitiva, el nuevo Tomb Raider es una propuesta muy interesante que cada jugador deberá valorar individualmente si le merece la pena o no la inversión económica que supone.
Martin WogerJan 28, 2014
Und so bleibt Tomb Raider ein inhaltlich nicht immer hochkonsistenter Action-Trip voller jetzt noch viel hübscherer Orte, Menschen und Dinge, die eine zwar junge aber doch schon resiliente Lara abwechselnd erkundet oder umbringt. Es verbindet seinen Kampf elegant mit ein wenig Stealth, lässt euch immer gerade genug Freiheiten, um elegant zu verschleiern, dass es nicht so viele davon gibt und ist insgesamt eines der aktuell ausgereiftesten Spiele, das euch auf vielseitige Art schlicht unterhalten möchte.
Michael KrostaJan 30, 2014
So aber würde ich es nicht einsehen, für ein rein technisches Upgrade und ein paar Controller-Spielereien erneut tief in die Tasche zu greifen. Zumal die Technik auch nicht so rund läuft wie erhofft: Vor allem auf der Xbox One rutscht die Bildrate in manchen Situationen unter die 30fps-Marke, doch auch auf der PS4 ist nicht alles perfekt, obwohl die Darstellung insgesamt besser ist als auf der Microsoft-Konsole und gleichzeitig auch die Steuerung flotter reagiert.
Maxime ChaoJan 29, 2014
C’est vrai, découvrir les nouvelles aventures de Lara Croft par cette version next gen’ est un luxe qu’on ne se refuse pas, même si, ne nous leurrons pas, les différences entre les deux générations de consoles ne sont pas folles. Disons que sur PS4 et Xbox One, Lara Croft a meilleure mine, avec un visage plus naturel et mieux affiné, tandis que le framerate de daron de la version PS4 se charge de rendre l’action ultra fluide et donc de proposer un confort de jeu vraiment appréciable.
MiniblobJan 27, 2014
Ce nouveau Tomb Raider marque bel et bien un tournant dans la série. ...Le constat est encore plus valable pour cette Definitive Edition qui bénéficie d'un joli lifting graphique et de quelques bonus sympathiques. Bref, si vous n'aviez pas encore craqué pour ce Tomb Raider, c'est l'occasion ou jamais de vous lancer dans l'aventure.
Gaël FouquetJan 27, 2014
Schizophrène, Tomb Raider l'est certainement, à alterner sans transition l'exploration intimiste et le grand spectacle over the top un peu ridicule. Mais contre toute attente, il arrive néanmoins à accorder avec maestria ces deux partitions pourtant dissonnantes, grâce à une maniabilité très réussie et un gameplay parfaitement calibré, dans les phases d'exploration ou de grand guignol comme dans les séquences de combat, classiques mais très efficaces.
Aníbal GonçalvesFeb 03, 2014
De um modo geral Tomb Raider Definitive Edition não acrescenta nada ao género, e comparando com o seu homónimo ainda não definitivo, traz apenas alguns bónus sem relevância para a experiência principal. É sem dúvida um fenomenal jogo de ação e aventura e uma obra de entretenimento do melhor que a geração passada teve para oferecer. ...esta é uma excelente oportunidade para verem Lara Croft em grande forma.
Marco SalvaneschiJan 28, 2014
Lasciando pure i cavillosi confronti sul singolo capello agli esperti tricologi che operano in rete, la bella faccia tosta della Lara proposta in versione “definitiva” lascia il tempo che trova. ...Se poi l’ennesimo replay del restyling del reboot vi resetta realmente l’emozione a ripetizione, beh, si vede che repetita iuvant in primis a voi stessi, e va bene così.
Daniele CucchiarelliJan 28, 2014
Ci troviamo quindi di fronte alla migliore versione possibile del gioco, in cui i punti deboli delle edizioni console "old-gen" sono stati eliminati e le caratteristiche tecniche del prodotto sono state portate allo stesso livello dell'edizione PC. ...I contenuti della Definitive Edition da soli non giustificano infatti un ulteriore esborso da parte di chi abbia già completato l'avventura una volta.
Rox van der HelmJan 28, 2014
Hoewel Tomb Raider een absolute aanrader is binnen het avonturengenre is het een feit dat de game voor een paar tientjes al te koop is op de oude consoles. ...Zelfs een fangirl zoals ondergetekende had dat er niet voor over gehad. Daarvoor krijgt de game dan ook simpelweg aftrek in het eindoordeel. Nee Lara, dat ligt niet aan jou. Jij bent nog steeds een toffe dame die iedereen eens zou moeten leren kennen. Al mag je de volgende keer wel over humor beschikken.