Go full stealth in Rise of the Tomb Raider

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I generally prefer taking a stealthy approach in games. Sometimes open combat is fun, but I often prefer to sneak around and kill everyone in the shadows so that I can happily traipse through the environment without anyone seeing me – because they’re all dead. However, some people like to be even stealthier and move through an entire area without ever killing anyone, which will be an option in the new Tomb Raider.

Speaking to Gamespot, senior designer Michael Brinker explained how Rise of the Tomb Raider features an expanded range of player choice. In the last game, while Lara could distract enemies, it usually ended up in a fight. This time, players can choose their approach; if they want to avoid a situation entirely, stealthily kill opponents or go in for a full-on fight, it’s up to the player. Skills, talents and gear will also play into this so that each person who plays the game can find the approach that works best for them. So, can you go through the entire game avoiding every single fight?

For the most part, yes. You saw that released version of the advancing the storm level that we have, where people get to play through it all in its action level. You can go through the whole thing stealthy without killing everyone. We do have a lot more of those options in the game. A lot of fans are like, “I don’t want to kill anyone” and well, you don’t have to in that section if you don’t want to.

That sounds like a “not totally”, but still, it’s nice to have the options to take a less deadly, more sneaky approach to the game. That might not be everyone’s preference, but it’s cool to see the option available for those who prefer to play that way.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • DragonSpirit009

    This is kinda cool cause I prefer to play in stealth mode… my friends not so much XD

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Only if you get the same amount of XP

  • oVg

    Not looking. Im sure the PS4 and PC owners would already know the spoilers by November 2016 🙁

  • Grand Admiral Chief
  • Grand Admiral Chief

  • Grand Admiral Chief
  • I move quickly and quietly in any game that has that option. Until I get marked. Then I get loud till the next level/cutscene.

    • DragonSpirit009

      Haha I’m the same! Thou I still die half the time when I do that!

      • That damn moon mission in Wolf:New Order. OMG I screwed it up over and over again!

  • The Sten

    Sounding exactly like Splinter Cell Blacklist to me with the ghost, panther and assault achievements.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I dig stealth games… but it mustn’t be “you got seen, f*ck you, you fail”

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