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Here’s a look at Rise of the Tomb Raider’s PC graphics options

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

I didn’t really get the opportunity to sit down and play video games nearly as much as I’d hoped – but the one game I did manage to get some decent time with was the wonderful Rise of the Tomb Raider. It’s a better game, I thought, than the first Tomb Raider reboot.

There’s a near-perfect blend between linear, driven action and open-world shenanigans; it never feels like there’s too much clutter, but it’s open enough that you can go off and do side activities when you don’t want to progress the main story. Its Xbox One exclusivity comes to an end later this month, giving PC gamers the opportunity to raid tombs, upgrade equipment and shoot bad guys in the face.

Usually, Square Enix’s PC ports are pretty good, with a plethora of options and enhancements that PC gamers can tinker away at, getting the game too look and run at its best. It looks like Rise of the Tomb Raider will continue that trend. The game’s being ported by the godlike chaps at Nixxes, who were responsible for the last Tomb Raider port, along with the superlative Deus Ex: Human Revolution.


PC gamers will be able to adjust the quality of Textures, Shadows, Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Level of Detail and Dynamic Foliage (via DSOGaming). On top of that, they enable or disable FXAA, Tessellation, Screen Space Reflections, Bloom, Vignette Blur, Motion Blur and Purehair. Purehair, I’d imagine, is essentially a rebranded, rejiggered TressFX.

The game is a visual feast on the Xbox One, and one of the very best-looking games available on that system – so I can’t wait to see what it’ll look like on a bleeding edge PC.

Rise of the Tomb Raider nabbed our best Xbox one and best action game awards last year, and here’s why:

“Crystal Dynamics have effortlessly done the impossible with Rise of the Tomb Raider, crafting a sequel that is superior to their reboot in every single way possible. It’s a bigger, more expansive experience that has a captivating narrative, engrossing gameplay loops and an absolutely stunning presentation.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best action games ever crafted, and a generational leap forward as the series looks towards the horizon. Lara Croft is in good hands.”

Last Updated: January 11, 2016

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  1. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    January 11, 2016 at 09:34

    So strictly speaking it’s now almost a “PC inclusive”? Right? right? right….


    • lordjhb22

      January 11, 2016 at 11:50

      a great port is always a welcome sign considering the sh*tstorm that were MKX, Batman AK and many more….


  2. Hammersteyn

    January 11, 2016 at 09:37

    Never heard of this game till now…


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      January 11, 2016 at 09:41

      Apparently they released review copies somewhere last year…


      • Hammersteyn

        January 11, 2016 at 10:11



    • Loftus

      January 11, 2016 at 10:57

      You haven’t hear of this game ? I am only going to hear about this game in November….all ready forgot about it , till november 🙂


      • Hammersteyn

        January 11, 2016 at 10:58



  3. ????

    January 11, 2016 at 09:50





  4. VampyreSquirrel

    January 11, 2016 at 09:53

    At least I don’t have to wait too long to get this game… depends on the specials now 😛


  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 11, 2016 at 09:54

    I’m looking forward to this.


    • Mossel

      January 11, 2016 at 10:28

      Indeed. I’m considering pre-ordering actually.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 11, 2016 at 10:36

        I thought about it, but there’s no discount & the preorder bonus is a copy of the last TR – which I already have.


        • tommxx

          January 11, 2016 at 21:06

          Wait till it is cheaper. I’ve already played it on my X1 and it looks amazing and plays even better.


  6. Mossel

    January 11, 2016 at 10:27

    The last port was fantastic except for one thing…turning the camera angle on the controller is painstakingly slow. I’m talking about 6-8 seconds for a full 360.


  7. Loftus

    January 11, 2016 at 11:02

    Geoff has a beast of a Pc!

    Don’t think the paraffin i need to pour into my laptop to kick start will be sufficient to run this game.


  8. iusedtobe(a)regular

    January 11, 2016 at 11:13

    Dont think there will be much different visually except frame rate, still not a Tomb Raider game though.


    • geel slang

      January 11, 2016 at 11:27

      Why, boobs too small?


      • iusedtobe(a)regular

        January 11, 2016 at 12:28

        Hit the nail on the head.


        • tommxx

          January 11, 2016 at 21:10

          Lara’s boobs are normal size in this. I think it is cos they wanted to make a more realistic Lara which I prefer but I know plenty of people lie the older Lara. Still a very pretty girl no doubt.


  9. Graeme Selvan

    January 11, 2016 at 11:46

    Finished it this DEC, what a game!


  10. oVg

    January 11, 2016 at 13:55

    Meanwhile, in Playstation land, no fcuks given 😛


  11. John A Chamberlain

    January 11, 2016 at 15:09

    I usually don’t preorder but you can pick this up here for almost 50% off. https://www.g2a.com/r/lencraft


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