Check out the first half hour of Rise of the Tomb Raider

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First 30 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Or at the very least just three minutes short of a full half hour, if you’re going to be truly pedantic about it.

With Rise of the Tomb raider launching alongside two of this year’s other blockbuster titles (Fallout 4 and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void), Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft have their work cut out for them convincing you that it deserves your money above the rest. So far what we’ve seen from the sequel to the fantastic Lara Croft reboot has been pretty great, and getting my hands-on it for the first time at rAge seemed to confirm that further.

Some of the best moments in Tomb Raider were the gorgeous vistas that the game presented to you, and then challenged you to tackle head on. Lara does seem to suffer from the same lack of luck that fellow explorer Nathan Drake has (the two simply can’t find a stable surface to climb), but the opening to her new adventure doesn’t disappoint.

Of course that just a sliver of an experience that is suspected to keep you entertained for quite some time, with Rise of the Tomb Raider adding more in-depth puzzles, more open-ended tombs and another action-focused story for you to get lost in. It’s just a shame that only one family of console owners will be getting the chance to do that come the holiday season.

Read  Microsoft comments on the future of Fable

Rise of the Tomb Raider is out on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10th. It’s out for PC early next year, and later on PS4.

Last Updated: October 20, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Well let me pin this to watch later seeing that I’m stuck at work!

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  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Thank you, IGN!

    • WitWolfy

      Its leads up to the demo I played at Rage. I want MOAR!!! Def love the fact they took a cinematic approach this time around, def a plus in my eyes!! Aint it just beautiful? *Looks at MGS V*

  • WitWolfy

    Watched it last night while touching myself inappropriately… Too much???

    November cant come fast enough!!!

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Are you trying to de-throne the likes of Avo and Dutch and such?

      Speaking of which, where is Dutch…?

      • WitWolfy

        I was like.. “Yeah Lara, you climb that mountain!” But in all seriousness, sure it ain’t anywhere near Uncharted 4 standards.. But Hell I’m gonna raid it anyway!

      • Nikola

        Predator finally got him!

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          XD

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          He couldn’t GET TO DA CHOPPA?

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    No thanks, not yet

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      As much as I loved the first one of the new Tomb Raider games, they ruined it for me with the timed exclusive. Now I’ll wait for a sale before bothering with it.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        STEAM SPECIAL

        • Commander JJ of the Normandy

          STEAM SPECIAL!

      • Nikola

        Likewise dude really LOVED the reboot but won’t be getting it when it eventually launches on other platforms!

  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    Timed exclusives can suck it.

    • Hammersteyn

      Yup, to the sale bin with this exclusive wench. No day one money from me.

    • WitWolfy

      Quickly made this for you.. 😉 MUHAHAHAHAHA

      • Commander JJ of the Normandy

        Haha. Touché.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    They also released the first 30 minutes of PS4 & PC game play:

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      At least the FPS seems decent.

      • oVg

        Its locked

    • oVg

      1080p

  • Jonah Cash

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…………. NO

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      Hahaha (now my laugh just seems silly)

    • Hammersteyn

      Is that your final answer?

      • Jonah Cash

        Fuck them for taking away my digital wife and locking her behind a green curtain! I will not watch or read anything related to this game till I can play it…

        • Hammersteyn

          Bwahahaha my sentiments exactly. They made me wait so now they can wait. I will not pick this up at launch or pay full price for it.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Looking forward to picking this up…on a Steam summer sale, 15 years from now…Really liking that timed exclusive…

    • Commander JJ of the Normandy

      LOOOOL

  • Fox1 – Retro

    *hugs Xbox*

    • Nikola

      Lucky! I really wanted to play this after the reboot…

      • WitWolfy

        You can always just stream it on youtube with your PS4 controller in your hand.Then pretend you’re playing it… 😉

        MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        • Nikola

          Screw you dude!!! hahahaha:)

    • Hammersteyn

      XD

      • Fox1 – Retro

        I may only play this game on Xbox when it’s given for free the month it launches on PS4 😛

        • Hammersteyn

          LOL I may only play it when it’s dirt cheap, just like Lara
          *Runs

          • Nikola

            BOOM!!!

  • Nikola

    Timed exclusive pfff I would have rather this been an only Xbox game would have made more sense guess MS is a tad desperate for exclusives…This whole timed exclusive is just wrong even if the roles were turned around and this was a timed PS exclusive not cool!

  • oVg

    lol by the time the PS4 version hits in November 2016 they would have twitched the entire game. What were they thinking?. Especially a linear action set piece game. No sale. Uncharted 4 will be out by then.

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