Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a reboot of the Tomb Raider Series featuring Lara Croft as the heroine. The game takes us to the beginning of the Lara Croft story, and how she became the super hero she was in the earlier Tomb Raider games.
The game begins with Lara Croft shipwrecked and alone on an island during her first archaeology expedition, in her search for other survivors, she finds herself in a lot of life threatening situations which include getting captured by savage that lives on the island, and getting attacked by wild animals. It is quite exciting to see her evolve from a scared and inexperienced archaeologist for the first few hours of the game, into a hardened survivor toward the end of it.
Like the previous Tomb Raider games, you get to explore your environment and find interesting artifacts, and of course it won’t be a Tomb Raider game if you didn’t get to explore some ancient tombs. The graphics and visuals are a huge improvement over the version released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox because of the Next Gen technology. You can also use voice control and gesture control in the game if you have camera attachments. You can use the voice commands to change weapons and show your location on the map.
The Multiplayer mode isn’t as exciting as I had hoped it would be, but is still fun if you feel like killing a little time.
Part of what makes the game so much fun is the constant danger Lara Croft faces especially in the early parts of the game before she gets a gun, and there is also a lot of tension to keep you playing because you want to see what will happen next. The combat scenes are also great, and there are a lot of cool new ways to kill bad guys, especially with her bow and arrow.
Before playing this game I had my doubts about another Tomb Raider game because I didn’t think there was a way to capture the magic of the old Tomb Raider games. I’m glad I was wrong because I am now eagerly awaiting the sequel to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.