Although the nasties in this game are more human than the first game, this is still a very, very good sequel. The graphics are slightly better than the first game and there's the usual training level at the start to help you get used to the one or two new moves Lara has. The training level also holds a little secret. :-)
She still has the unlimited pistols, thankfully, but there the similarity to the first game ends.
Although the first Tomb Raider game is my favourite, this comes a very near second. It's tense, playable and has plenty of secrets to keep you playing over and over again.
This time Lara visits China, Venice, Tibet and even ends up exploring an upturned shipwreck in the hope of solving her latest mystery.
A surprisingly realistic game considering the graphics now look a little dated, and each level contains well designed and believable game play that will keep you gripped.
The Venice levels are exciting, with some spectacular scenery and a lovely musical score. All that follows is just as gripping. The creepiest level by far is the Floating Islands where one false step would be the end of our tough heroine!
I could go on describing each level and how awesome they are, but that would take forever, so if you haven't played Tomb Raider before you're in for a nice treat.
This game compares very favourably with the more modern games you may be used to in terms of game play, so ignore the dated graphics and enjoy the phenomenon that is Lara Croft...you won't regret it!