How did Crystal Dynamics reinvent Tomb Raider? The Final Hours of Tomb Raider is a digital book that takes you inside the studio during the four year development of this franchise reboot. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the team’s journey, illustrating this 11,000 word story with never-before-seen art and videos from parts of the...
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Very Positive (72 reviews) - 94% of the 72 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2013

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How did Crystal Dynamics reinvent Tomb Raider? The Final Hours of Tomb Raider is a digital book that takes you inside the studio during the four year development of this franchise reboot. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the team’s journey, illustrating this 11,000 word story with never-before-seen art and videos from parts of the game left on the cutting room floor.

Key Features

In the Final Hours of Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics reveals:

  • Behind the scenes look at the making of the new “Tomb Raider.”
  • Exclusive concept art and video of game elements left on the cutting room floor, including rejected game design ideas.
  • Interactive features including 360 degree panoramas of the Crystal Dynamics office, an interactive music mixer, and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003 or 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2; or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.33GHz Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon® 64 2800+, or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM

    Minimum:

    • OS:Mac OS X v10.4.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Additional:Adobe Air Needs To Be Installed
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Not much I can say, about this book.

It follows on the development of the Tomb Raider reboot. All the different versions, the controversy and stuff like that.

If you liked the game and want to learn more about it, get this, if you are a big fan of Tomb Raider, get this.

Overall it was an interesting read and I can say I enjoyed my time with it.

Final Rating:
7/10 - A fun read

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
DLC verdict: Get it on sale

Comment: Contrary to my previous belief this is not a real DLC for the game. Instead it has its' own entry in the Steam Library and starts up with an executable file. It DOES NOT ADD TO GAME. What it does is that it shows us a documentary of how Tomb Raider was made. With that comes concept art, unused/cut content, the backstory of the franchize and the devs. There are also videos which open up and most of them are a narrative series lead by Zach Levi as he shows us the people involved in TR. Unfortunately most of THESE ARE YOUTUBE VIDEOS (7 in total). Meaning that you will not be able to view them if a video is taken down/broken/restricted in a country. I already had 1 link to a private video there. So it boils down on how much you like Crystal Dynamics and documentaries. If not much, you can pass and won't miss this. For fans - get it on sale!
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
This was a great read. The book contains extra info on how the game was built up, how the developers started with many ideas, a horroristic game with monsters, and how they ended up with a survival story. It was a long road and you can find many interesting concept arts about this in the book. If you're really into the game, you'll surely enjoy seeing all the awesome behind the scenes stuff.
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2013
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider offers lots of cool, in-depth content complete with plenty of interactivity. Nicely done.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Highly recommended. Inside sneak peek on the development of this highly regarded survival game.
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