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Tomb Raider: Underworld

Released on 21 November 2008

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

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For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of the Norse god Thor. Legend holds that he who wields the hammer has the power to smash mountains into valleys and the strength to destroy even the gods. For more than a thousand years it has existed only as a myth... until now.

Designed specifically to take advantage of the latest technologies Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.


  • Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilise objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore
  • Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more
  • Lara's skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer. Lara now performs 1700 moves and is a far more intuitive character to control
  • Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved
  • Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other
  • Lara's upgraded inventory includes:

    • Sonar Map - A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations
    • Multi-Purpose Grapple - A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, grappling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment
    • All-Terrain Motorbike - Built to handle everything from the jungles of Mexico to the icy glaciers of the Arctic

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     Average rating (60 reviews)

     Even the demo is worth 5 stars. Judging by the demo...

    | | See all Allstar180's reviews (92)

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    I played the demo of this and its great, its like Legend with a cherry on top. Sharper graphics and Lara now looks even more realistic like, she now gets dirty when climbing, bringing an authentic look. Every time there is a new Tomb Raider Lara looks more realistic like, each time.

    I like the way when you press down on the D-Pad and she pulls out her binoculars from her pocket and then puts it against her eye and from there Lara operates her binoculars, then putting them back in her pocket when exiting the binoculars mode, and when you press (select) as usual to select your PDA, again she pulls it out of her pocket. This adds a nice touch to the game.
    I like the weapons also, Lara has 2 hand guns as usual (Standard Weapons) but this time Lara has another Standard weapon, Lara now has 2 SMG's strapped to her back, with unlimited ammo and when in use she whips them out quickly in Lara style.

    The climbing is superb - Lara can now swing on a poll and then stand on it in a fancy way, and the climbing system is now even more authentic and smooth. So overall the game-play is smoother and authentic than Legend.

    Judging by the Demo:
    This is a great game and Eidos have played it safe by keeping what we loved about Anniversary and Legend but adding a cherry on the top, bringing more detailed environments and sharper graphics, keeping us Tomb Raider fans happy. I can not say Underworld is longer than Legend, because as you can appreciate I only have played the demo but saying that, the demo was quite long for a demo.

    Looking forward to the full version this month and I shall be giving a full review when I have the full version of the game. But what I have seen so far on the demo version it looks great.

     Lara at her Best.

    | | See all northy's reviews (91)

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    Graphics: Wow. This game really blew me away graphicly. Lara is looking good but the the locations look really nice. Awesome. 5

    Sound: Again brilliant. Music thats is going while you explore is spot on. Especially on the last level. 5

    Gameplay: Lara feels good to controll and in the whole it feels right. Each level is just the right lengh with nice variation. One let down is the bike which in truth is awfull. 4

    Lasting appeal: Single player is not massivly long but will keep you busy and ive decided to go back through the game on the hardest setting since completing it. 4

    Overall: This game may not be for everyone with the puzzles but ive never really been into the Tomb Raider franchise but i loved it! 5

     A good game that just falls short of being great.

    | | See all AndyRu1's reviews (7)

    I have always been a big fan of the tomb raider series and this is the latest to hit the shelves. Here is my summary of what I think of it:

    +The graphics are truly magnificent and the locations are glorious.
    +The adventuring is great with some awesome and epic puzzles.
    +The plot follows on nicely to what Legend started so well.
    +Beautiful musical score adds to the ace atmosphere.

    -Combat is truly dreadful and it would be better if it wasn't there.
    -There are some serious camera issues.
    -Overall very short and ends as it hits its stride.

    Would I recommend this game? Yes. Especially since it's currently at a bargain price of £17.99 here on Play go for it. Hope this helps :)

     A step in the right direction

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    After the terrible mess that was TR: Legend, I've been curious to see how Crystal Dynamics handled Underworld and whether they would be able to not only learn from the myriad mistakes that marred Legend, but to finally bring Tomb Raider back towards its spiritual roots - ie an experience involving mostly solitary exploring, cunning platforming and emotive spectacle. Remember when you first reached the aquaduct in the Palace of Midas in the original Tomb Raider? A wonderful moment accompanied by a perfect orchestral sting - Tomb Raider was always about the thrill of discovery and the wonder of exploration filled with the satisfaction at having negotiated a seemingly impossible and vertiginous level. Combat was always terrible, but was kept to the absolute minimum, something which every TR game since has tried and failed to improve on with combat gradually taking over for the attention deficit generation to enjoy at the expense of the actual Tomb Raiding.

    So its a relief to see that Underworld gets things mostly right. Theres been a definite return to the roots of the game, with the first level (beyond the introductory tutorial level) being classic tomb raider with some astounding visuals and suitably epic and involving platforming, all centred around a visually superb Kraken. Visually underworld is lovely, with some well put together levels, lighting and textures which all create a very believable world to run around in. Standing in the Thai jungle gazing out at a massive unexplored temple after a taxing ascent is pure Tomb Raider and its in these moments that Crystal Dynamics have absolutely nailed it.

    And then the combat starts, and as ever its a total mess requiring neither skill nor thrill to negotiate. Hold the target button. Hold the fire button. Bang away until your enemy eventually (after 27 bullets in the case of some bad guys) falls over dead. Animals are poorly animated and far too frequent - standing in a gorgeous jungle river admiring the way the light filters through the foliage trying to work out the best way up the sheer stone wall in front of you is promptly ruined by the arrival of many tigers, which take a long boring minute or two to kill involving much jumping about and picking yourself up off the floor. All animal enemies feature a near unavoidable charge move which knocks you over. Combined with the sometimes awful camera which often conspires to make life as hard as possible during combat, the experience is sullied somewhat.

    Generally the camera behaves itself, but often it flips off on a trip of its own, or gets snagged on scenery or zooms in to show a close up on Lara's bum rather than the tricky leap she's about to attempt. Its frustrating stuff, but overall is not a game breaking problem. Often lara doesn't react correctly to an obstacle, getting stuck trying to climb, or refusing to grab ledges which can frustrate.

    The wonderful levels are interspersed with terrible levels - the Cargo ship is a fine example of the utter dross that sits alongside the sublime. The use of the motorbike cuts into the immersion level a bit, reducing what could have been a fine level to a linear corridor trawl.

    The story, as with legend, is not particularly well told and is generally peripheral to the action. TR has never been particularly about story, but if you have to put some justification in for the globe trotting, then it needs to be conveyed better than this.

    When Crystal Dynamics are able to return to what Tomb Raider is all about, they create some amazing experiences, but until they learn to focus on that, Tomb Raider will always be an 'almost' game. TR Anniversary is still the better game, ruled as it was by the levels and design of the original.

     Brilliant! But not for the arachnaphobic...

    | | See all friendsrules101's reviews (11)

    I love this game, i've played over and over again. But i'm petrified of spiders, and during one level, giant spiders jump at you and attack you, I'm warning you now that you may scream!!! But, other than that, IT'S A FANTASTIC GAME!!

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    Rating16+ (PEGI)