At the end of last year, I spent my holiday time playing the definitive edition of Tomb Raider. I absolutely loved it – what a game! Of course it meant that I was desperate to play Rise of the Tomb Raider, but without an Xbox One (yes, Geoff is still using mine) I figured I would just wait. Yes, it was a timed exclusive, but that’s okay if you’re patient like me; I knew it would come to PS4 eventually, and probably in an even better state. That day is almost upon us and the launch trailer highlights just how much comes to those who wait.
Here it is in all it’s gorgeous, action-packed glory:
I already knew that the game would be great – Alessandro reviewed it on Xbox last year and had only good things to say about it. Now, the definitive edition / 20th anniversary edition has so much more to love. After seeing the trailers for all that Croft manor stuff, I knew I wanted to play that, but there’s actually a whole lot more DLC that I wasn’t aware of. Baba Yaga!? Oh yes. Plus, if you have a PSVR, there will be even more content.
You know, I didn’t used to be such a huge Lara Croft fan. I liked the games, but the old ones never really grabbed me. This reboot and continuing games, though? So well done! I know a lot of the old fans have mixed feelings about these games, though. Are you enjoying seeing how Lara became such a badass, or are you irritated by playing as the mouth breathing Lara in these games? That was honestly my only gripe while playing – I loved running around as Lara, but didn’t always enjoy the realism that she would get out of breath.
Rise of the Tomb Raider makes its PS4 debut, and returns to Xbox One and PC in definitive form, on 11 October 2016. Not much longer to wait!
Last Updated: October 6, 2016