The sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider- Rise of the Tomb Raider - will be out on Nov. 10 and gamers are waiting to play the game.
Video game enthusiasts hope that the new game will bring in more adventures compared to its 2013 predecessor. Here is a review roundup of the action adventure game.
"When we last saw Lara Croft, she was growing out of being a victim. A victim of fate, of other people's aggression, of her own uninspired previous playable incarnations. She's still growing, but she's different now. For most of Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second installment of a rebooted Tomb Raider series, Lara Croft doesn't go around being scared," says Evan Narcisse of Kotaku.
"The old style Tomb Raider is never coming back, but this is a more satisfying compromise than the reboot and a fun alternative to the Uncharted series. The controls and graphics are excellent, and the platforming and puzzling is a lot more involved than the previous game. Stealth combat is great, with decent artificial intelligence," writes David Jenkins of Metro. "There's far too much hand-holding for anything but the optional tombs to offer much challenge. None of the individual elements have any real depth and hunting is a chore. Bizarre levels of violence."
"Rise of the Tomb Raider is a grand adventure that you won't want to miss, even if you're one of the people who has overdosed on the stereotypically sexy and swaggering Lara Croft in the past. It's an adventure worthy of time and attention during a crowded holiday season. Croft's latest quest is full of action, and it tells a great story," noted Dean Takahashi of the Venture Beat.
"Rise of the Tomb Raider is not just a great Tomb Raider, but a great action-adventure game in its own right. It might even be as good as the '90s original," per Mark Walton of ARS Technica. "With a huge world to explore, heaps of secrets and puzzles to uncover, and some great action, this is the best Tomb Raider since the original Tomb Raider."
"Lara Croft's latest adventure delivers a satisfying action game that also brings back some the puzzle solving and tomb raiding that the series cut its teeth on, even if it's a bit easier than what loyalists might be used to," says CNet's Jeff Bakalar.
Upon release, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive only to Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360. However, the PC version of the game will be released in Q1 2016; and the Sony PlayStation 4 version will be out in Q4 2016.