The gaming world's sexiest and most intrepid adventurer makes her triumphant return in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend! Follow Lara down a path of discovery as she travels the globe to remote, exotic locales in search of one of history's greatest artifacts that unleash unwelcome figures from Lara's mysterious past.
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Release Date: Apr 7, 2006

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The gaming world's sexiest and most intrepid adventurer makes her triumphant return in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend!
Follow Lara down a path of discovery as she travels the globe to remote, exotic locales in search of one of history's greatest artifacts that unleash unwelcome figures from Lara's mysterious past. With guns blazing, Lara must use her athletic ability and intellectual wits to explore vast, treacherous tombs, riddled with challenging puzzles and deadly traps. Experience the beginning of the new Legend in the most adrenaline-fueled Tomb Raider adventure ever!
  • Lara Croft evolved! - the sexy, dual-pistol wielding heroine is presented like never before with new graphic and animation sets, presenting Lara in the finest fidelity to date
  • Return to the tombs! - discover and explore living breathing, lost ancient realms that hold clues to the secrets of Lara's past. Physics, Water and Fire systems bring the perilous environments of Lara's world alive, and challenge the player to improvise solutions to obstacles
  • The Intuitive and Fluid Control System movement allows you to keep Lara in continuous motion; seamlessly handle any obstacle and interact dynamically with any surface
  • Experience the new legend of the Tomb Raider series! - the future of the adrenaline-fueled adventure meets the promise of the next generation gaming systems.
  • Utilize strength and intelligence on your quest! - use the grappling hook, an arsenal of new weapons, communications devices, and other tools to achieve your goals.
  • Travel the globe to the world's most exotic locales! - explore ancient tombs, treacherous jungles, snowy mountain ranges, and much more.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Pentium 3 1.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent, 256MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3Ti / Radeon 9 series), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 9.9GB free disk space, 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard
    Recommended: Pentium 4 2.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent, 512MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 256MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 5900 / Ati 9800XT), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 9.9GB free disk space
    Optimal: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or Athlon XP/64bit Equivalent, 1GB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 512 MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 7800 / Ati X-1800)
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jessre
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
An amazing game, remember playing this on the ps2 and is just how i remembered it. One of my favourite games in the croft series !
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quietisme
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Short and easy but still fun nevertheless.
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Ethan of Astora
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
DO NOT GET THIS GAME ON PC!

Yes, I think this is a great game, and it's even my second favorite Tomb Raider game to date, but do yoursef a favor and play this game on a console.
Why? Because the game will crash as soon as you reach Kazakhstan, making the game unplayable.

If you want to play this game, just get the Tomb Raider HD collection for PS3 or Xbox 360, or just get it from the PS or Xbox stores, but save your money on this broken port for an otherwise awesome game.
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moontraveler (El Tuba)
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Yes, this game is good, but (don't tell anyone) I really bought this because of Lara Croft. Being a straight high school student, I can't help but find her very attractive. And yes feminists, her independence and strength makes her even more attractive.
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KyleKirkpatrick123
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Tomb Raider Legend is another great Tomb Raider game! I personally liked some of the classics and Rise of the TR better, but this is a great game overall but it does have some weaknesses. One of it's major weaknesses is the length of the game. It's only 8 levels. Yes you read this right, 8. The levels are somewhat long but you probably won't get anymore than 10 hours of game-play out of it if you are playing it for the first time. However to get all of the Rewards and time trials really ups that time and can take a long time to achieve. My first time through this probably added an additional 10 hours to game-play just trying to find all the Rewards and completing the Time Trials. It has a wealth of collectibles, like most Tomb Raider games, and has a fairly streamline arsenal of weapons compared to AOD and some other Tomb Raider games. All in all though, this game has great graphics and great level design. The story is very gripping and at some times can keep you on the edge of your seat. Vehicles are once again present in Tomb Raider, however you only get to ride a Motorbike and a Fork-Lift. You get the Motorbike three times. Two of them are simply just trying to get to the next area of the game and those areas are very linear. Meaning, you have no control over where you want to go. You always have to go forward which takes away looking at the scenery (and in one of the levels it's very nice.) So not one of my favorite sections in the game but it's alright. The other time we use it, we have full control over the vehicle, but we only ride it for about 30 seconds just to make a jump over a ledge, quite disappointing. However, something new in the Tomb Raider series are Outfits. You can now change Lara's outfit before starting a level and in Croft Manor which is a nice feature. Speaking of, there is a Croft Manor level and let me tell you I love this version! I personally like the design of the classic manor better, but unlike the classics where you have maybe one puzzle and it's just Lara running around with Winston following her, this version actually has tasks that you have to accomplish to obtain objects and rewards. You start out with nothing, but in the end you'll get your Pistols, Grapple, Binoculars, and a few other things and you'll most likely find a wealth of rewards along the way. There is no Time Trial sadly and there is no way to restart the manor unless you start a new save which is sort-of disappointing since I'd like redo levels at times. Also, you can't go outside which I find an odd section that they took out. Overall Tomb Raider Legend is good. I personally prefer other Tomb Raider games, but, this isn't a bad game at all! Some of the levels are very memorable and I think it offers great replay value. I recommend this game if you like the Tomb Raider series and if you like Third Person Shooters and Puzzle games!
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dfaugust2k
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
best Tomb Raider EVER, almost believed the hype until I actually played it myself -IT'S ALL TRUE. Laura ROCKS this game.
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LethaL
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
This game is amazing, from the amazing OST to a great story!
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Stoned Raven ツ
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
The best game I've ever bought. Can't even remember the times i've finished it and re-played it!
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Mattyovers
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Mixed. Fantastic for it's time, though not really worth playing now.
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Poor Tortured Guy
( 39.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Being the 7th game in the Tomb Raider series you might expect things to be getting a little tired and repetitive but thankfully the developers did their homework and delivered the goods again. The story is a little complicated but interesting enough and as usual the game takes you through a nice variety of environments to explore. Lush jungles, dark crypts, abandoned museums, snowy mountains and even city roof tops. There's even a cool flashback sequence that takes you back in time to an important part of the story. The music score is utterly fantastic from start to finish.

If there are any real disappointments it's that the length of the game is on the short side but since you'll want to explore every nook and cranny for secrets and suffer through the times trials (unlocking the obligatory sexy outfits for Lara) it's worth it. A few sections are really frustrating (the bike sequence in Kazahkstan) but otherwise it's pretty fair. Most of the time If you'll die it's because you didn't plan it out or zigged when you should've zagged. The controls aren't as polished as they are in Anniversary which came out a year later but Lara's movements are still fluid and easy to perform.

Note: there's a few graphical glitches and game crashes in certain spots when "next generation content" is enabled. A shame this was never fixed because this is a great looking game with the enhancements on.
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Stormwolf
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I've always been a tomb raider fan from the very beginning and i still am today this one is one of my favorite tomb raider games....love it great game and it looks real nice at 60fps
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Awesomo 2000
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It was the best decision for Tomb Raider franchise to be moved to Crystal Dynamics. This game is everything old Tomb Raider games were good about, plus with nice graphics and more modern game mechanics. I certainly enjoyed my adventure with Lara and it was just so trilling, that I would gladly repeat it.
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Jam Spudling
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I have, to date, finished Tomb Raider Legend to 100% 6 times on Xbox 360, Xbox original, Gamecube and PC. Im currently working on number 7 on my steam account.
Love it. 10/10.

Holds up to time, needs basically nothing to run. Wonkey pad sup but I got there in the end.
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twobitcoder
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
I *LOVE* this game. Not the whole franchise, just this game in particular. Played it through twice on the 360. Fired up the Steam version here and it looks and plays exactly the same so I didn't play through it a 3rd time but was tempted to. Well worth the discounted price I got it for, although it's just as good on the 360.

And ftr, I also enjoyed the new Tomb Raider, played it through twice as well, and loved it! But, I was not crazy about Anniversary or Underworld. Those two just seemed buggy and not as immersive. Looking forward to the new one. Planning on getting Rise soon.
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hardgear117
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Favorite tomb raider in my opinion lots of action fun and some puzzles and good game play
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AbedsBrother
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Tomb Raider Legend is a story-driven platformer that is fun to play, but a near-game-breaking bug and some awkward mechanics belittle the overall positive experience.

The story is decent, if a little disconnected. Lara is searching for an artifact that killed her mother years ago. A great excuse to send Lara to a variety of diverse locations, from a sleepy South American town to the frozen mountains of Nepal. Zip and Alistair provide some snarky commentary as she proceeds through the levels – some of it almost breaking the fourth wall. It helps keep the proceedings light-hearted and fun, even if what is happening is quite serious. Lara herself is keen, quick-witted, whip-smart, and always ready with a snappy come-back. TR: Legend was actress Keeley Hawes first time voicing Lara, and she does an absolutely fantastic job.

The platforming is well-executed and slick, with timed movements (move quickly before the platforms collapse) and required momentum (remember to HOLD the spacebar to jump in some places, or Lara won't jump far enough). Gun-play just feels odd; lock on to a target, use the arrow or WASD keys to switch the lockon from target to target. While doing this, Lara can run, jump and dodge. There is a free-aim mode, but once engaged Lara cannot move at all, so the lockon mode will be the one used most often. I rebound the keys to what I wanted, so there is that. There are no waypoints; not really an issue in a game this linear. The climbing puzzles are generally well done; remember to use Lara's binoculars first to scan an area for hints before trying to solve a puzzle. Some bosses can only be defeated with the help of the environment, so if a boss seems like it is taking no damage, start looking around for switches and levers (and things to grapple). Nothing is handed to you in this game, though once you figure out a puzzle or boss, it will be solved or defeated in a matter of seconds.

Now for the issues, and there are more of them than there should be. Lock-on would sometimes result in strange camera movements, and the camera doesn't immediately auto-rotate to the forward direction when riding a motorbike. The platforming direction controls aren't always intuitive. A similar issue plagues the QTEs; the onscreen arrows don't always indicate the correct direction, resulting in multiple fails until finding the right button-press. Disable Next Generation Content in the graphics settings; TR: Legend looks better with it, but this will eliminate nearly all crashes. And there is the near-game-breaking bug in the Nepal temple level. A cutscene, then Lara needs to run to a door, hit it (I won't say with what, because spoilers), the door will open, triggering another cutscene and a platforming section. But hitting the door doesn't always make it open, meaning progression through the game is blocked. Just keep re-loading a save until the game works the way it is supposed to (it took me seven tries the last time I played it). Ridiculous, but there it is.

The saving grace through all of this Lara Croft herself. Unlike more recent versions of Lara, this one has no lack of confidence. You never hear Lara telling herself, “I can do this.” She already knows she can, and can worry about other things. I still highly recommend Tomb Raider: Legend despite the game's issues, because there is nothing truly game breaking, and this remains one of my favorite “older” versions of Lara. If story-driven platforming and puzzling is your preference, or you just want more Lara Croft, absolutely get this one.
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Black Canary
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
The replay value on this game is great. Haven't played in a few years but the time trials and costumes were fun.
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Monkey
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Love the TR series!
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Seaniemaurice
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
I recently went back to play this game to see how it holds up 10 years on. Here is my review - https://youtu.be/kjpheYkSlcc
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tankerman111 (G.E.W.P)
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
i have played many of the tomb raider games, and while i consider angel of darkness to be the worst, this one may be a close second.

reasons:
1. the motorcycle levels; the one in the soviet area may have bad code as i spent over 10 minutes driving at ONE section of the motorbike section. from checkpoint to chckpoint i had been driving for over 10 mins.
2. the objectives or methods of completing said objective can be unclear.

redeeming factors:
1. the secret tesla project levels are brilliant, in both story and surroundings
2. SUPER SWORD THAT SHOOTS GREEN FIRE!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
It was the best decision for Tomb Raider franchise to be moved to Crystal Dynamics. This game is everything old Tomb Raider games were good about, plus with nice graphics and more modern game mechanics. I certainly enjoyed my adventure with Lara and it was just so trilling, that I would gladly repeat it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Being the 7th game in the Tomb Raider series you might expect things to be getting a little tired and repetitive but thankfully the developers did their homework and delivered the goods again. The story is a little complicated but interesting enough and as usual the game takes you through a nice variety of environments to explore. Lush jungles, dark crypts, abandoned museums, snowy mountains and even city roof tops. There's even a cool flashback sequence that takes you back in time to an important part of the story. The music score is utterly fantastic from start to finish.

If there are any real disappointments it's that the length of the game is on the short side but since you'll want to explore every nook and cranny for secrets and suffer through the times trials (unlocking the obligatory sexy outfits for Lara) it's worth it. A few sections are really frustrating (the bike sequence in Kazahkstan) but otherwise it's pretty fair. Most of the time If you'll die it's because you didn't plan it out or zigged when you should've zagged. The controls aren't as polished as they are in Anniversary which came out a year later but Lara's movements are still fluid and easy to perform.

Note: there's a few graphical glitches and game crashes in certain spots when "next generation content" is enabled. A shame this was never fixed because this is a great looking game with the enhancements on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Tomb Raider Legend is another great Tomb Raider game! I personally liked some of the classics and Rise of the TR better, but this is a great game overall but it does have some weaknesses. One of it's major weaknesses is the length of the game. It's only 8 levels. Yes you read this right, 8. The levels are somewhat long but you probably won't get anymore than 10 hours of game-play out of it if you are playing it for the first time. However to get all of the Rewards and time trials really ups that time and can take a long time to achieve. My first time through this probably added an additional 10 hours to game-play just trying to find all the Rewards and completing the Time Trials. It has a wealth of collectibles, like most Tomb Raider games, and has a fairly streamline arsenal of weapons compared to AOD and some other Tomb Raider games. All in all though, this game has great graphics and great level design. The story is very gripping and at some times can keep you on the edge of your seat. Vehicles are once again present in Tomb Raider, however you only get to ride a Motorbike and a Fork-Lift. You get the Motorbike three times. Two of them are simply just trying to get to the next area of the game and those areas are very linear. Meaning, you have no control over where you want to go. You always have to go forward which takes away looking at the scenery (and in one of the levels it's very nice.) So not one of my favorite sections in the game but it's alright. The other time we use it, we have full control over the vehicle, but we only ride it for about 30 seconds just to make a jump over a ledge, quite disappointing. However, something new in the Tomb Raider series are Outfits. You can now change Lara's outfit before starting a level and in Croft Manor which is a nice feature. Speaking of, there is a Croft Manor level and let me tell you I love this version! I personally like the design of the classic manor better, but unlike the classics where you have maybe one puzzle and it's just Lara running around with Winston following her, this version actually has tasks that you have to accomplish to obtain objects and rewards. You start out with nothing, but in the end you'll get your Pistols, Grapple, Binoculars, and a few other things and you'll most likely find a wealth of rewards along the way. There is no Time Trial sadly and there is no way to restart the manor unless you start a new save which is sort-of disappointing since I'd like redo levels at times. Also, you can't go outside which I find an odd section that they took out. Overall Tomb Raider Legend is good. I personally prefer other Tomb Raider games, but, this isn't a bad game at all! Some of the levels are very memorable and I think it offers great replay value. I recommend this game if you like the Tomb Raider series and if you like Third Person Shooters and Puzzle games!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Yes, this game is good, but (don't tell anyone) I really bought this because of Lara Croft. Being a straight high school student, I can't help but find her very attractive. And yes feminists, her independence and strength makes her even more attractive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Mixed. Fantastic for it's time, though not really worth playing now.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Tomb Raider Legend is a story-driven platformer that is fun to play, but a near-game-breaking bug and some awkward mechanics belittle the overall positive experience.

The story is decent, if a little disconnected. Lara is searching for an artifact that killed her mother years ago. A great excuse to send Lara to a variety of diverse locations, from a sleepy South American town to the frozen mountains of Nepal. Zip and Alistair provide some snarky commentary as she proceeds through the levels – some of it almost breaking the fourth wall. It helps keep the proceedings light-hearted and fun, even if what is happening is quite serious. Lara herself is keen, quick-witted, whip-smart, and always ready with a snappy come-back. TR: Legend was actress Keeley Hawes first time voicing Lara, and she does an absolutely fantastic job.

The platforming is well-executed and slick, with timed movements (move quickly before the platforms collapse) and required momentum (remember to HOLD the spacebar to jump in some places, or Lara won't jump far enough). Gun-play just feels odd; lock on to a target, use the arrow or WASD keys to switch the lockon from target to target. While doing this, Lara can run, jump and dodge. There is a free-aim mode, but once engaged Lara cannot move at all, so the lockon mode will be the one used most often. I rebound the keys to what I wanted, so there is that. There are no waypoints; not really an issue in a game this linear. The climbing puzzles are generally well done; remember to use Lara's binoculars first to scan an area for hints before trying to solve a puzzle. Some bosses can only be defeated with the help of the environment, so if a boss seems like it is taking no damage, start looking around for switches and levers (and things to grapple). Nothing is handed to you in this game, though once you figure out a puzzle or boss, it will be solved or defeated in a matter of seconds.

Now for the issues, and there are more of them than there should be. Lock-on would sometimes result in strange camera movements, and the camera doesn't immediately auto-rotate to the forward direction when riding a motorbike. The platforming direction controls aren't always intuitive. A similar issue plagues the QTEs; the onscreen arrows don't always indicate the correct direction, resulting in multiple fails until finding the right button-press. Disable Next Generation Content in the graphics settings; TR: Legend looks better with it, but this will eliminate nearly all crashes. And there is the near-game-breaking bug in the Nepal temple level. A cutscene, then Lara needs to run to a door, hit it (I won't say with what, because spoilers), the door will open, triggering another cutscene and a platforming section. But hitting the door doesn't always make it open, meaning progression through the game is blocked. Just keep re-loading a save until the game works the way it is supposed to (it took me seven tries the last time I played it). Ridiculous, but there it is.

The saving grace through all of this Lara Croft herself. Unlike more recent versions of Lara, this one has no lack of confidence. You never hear Lara telling herself, “I can do this.” She already knows she can, and can worry about other things. I still highly recommend Tomb Raider: Legend despite the game's issues, because there is nothing truly game breaking, and this remains one of my favorite “older” versions of Lara. If story-driven platforming and puzzling is your preference, or you just want more Lara Croft, absolutely get this one.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Love the TR series!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Really good considering its age! Another one for Tomb Raider Fans.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
*yakuza level*
CALM DOWN, BONER, CALM THE ♥♥♥♥ DOWN
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44 of 51 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
From all the Tomb Raider games, this one is my personal most favourite! I have played the game before I had Steam account, when I got Steam account and I even have the game in Box DVD version.
I love everything.
Really.
This is the first Tomb Raider that I play it with such a joy and happiness.
The model of Lara Croft is gorgeous! Many years after the release, she looks amazing! When you enter water and come outside, she will be wet and will dry in time, but the effect is awesome! Her outfits are cute and they fit her body perfectly!
She is really a strong woman, because of her skills and great mind! This is how real women should look like. She is deadly and if you are a bad person, she will put you in the right place.

The level design of the game is awesome!
From jungle terrain, to village in the desert to the snowly mountains and underground caves- there is much variety.
Some of the puzzels could be challenging to you, if you are new to the game, but overall, they are not hard, and they are enjoyable so you will have fun with them!
Climb, run, jump, shoot- you will do everything!

Nothing is more badass than riding a motor-bike on top of skyscrapers.

The sounds and the music is in very high level. Your ears and brain will like them very much.
The environment is awesome and you can interact with it to achieve your goals.
There are hidden and not so hidden artefacts in the game and collectables for you to find and collect.

I would gladly play this game many more times in the future!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Não tenho oque reclamar do game Duas letras O P

5 Motivos pra comprar

-Promoção
-LaraCroft

Esses 2 ja estão bons de mais ;p
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Pros
+Levels look great
+Puzzles are challenging and make good use of the player's skills
+Platforming is fun (when Lara decides to actually use her hands)

Cons
-Checkpoints are sparse
-Resetting a puzzle can be nedlessly tedious
-Combat is boring, bike sections are about as amusing as watching grass grow.
-Some jumps have to be pixel perfect, which compounds with the sparse checkpoints. I will watch Lara miss a jump she SHOULD have made only to be put back at the beginning of a section.

It has its faults, but this is a Tomb Raider game where you actually raid tobms. Square Enix should stop focusing on reboots and instead make games like this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Awesome game. Loved the storyline and graphics as well as all the opprotunities for exploration in the myriad different areas.

Pros:
- Intuitive puzzles
- Lara's witty one-liners
- Varied locations
- Immersive music
- Lara's boobs are good sized (ie compared to them in TR reboot)

Cons:
- Lousy camera angles. This issue haunts virtually every TR games to this point, and Legends is no exception.
- Trial and error platforming, primarily due to the above
- Zip and Alister can be annoying
- Relatively short duration per location
- Final boss fight consists of more button-mashing than strategy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
i have always loved this game. It's easy to play, the rewards are ... rewarding. The unlockables are exciting.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Sorry, but all levels in this game are amazing! Apart from a few things. 1. The controls are abismal 2. The boss fights are meh. 3 WTF IS THAT LAST LEVEL?!
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Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Whenever the characters in the game say that they'll puke because of the shity camera, you're gonna have a bad time.
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Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
At the tender age of 9 years old, Lara Croft and her mother Amelia, survive a plane crash in the Himalayan mountains. Taking refuge in an old monastery, young Lara, already with an adventurous heart, discovers a stone dais with an ancient sword in it. This triggers an event that leads to her mother disappearance, and is the premise to Tomb Raider Legend.

This was the first Tomb Raider developed by Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Interactive switched the development of the next Tomb Raider game away from Core Design (the studio was shut down a little while after this decision) after the poorly received Angel of Darkness failed in the eyes of most Tomb Raider fans, and professional critics.
Tomb Raider Legend was/is an excellent Tomb Raider game, with the perfect balance between puzzle solving and combat, and an intricate story that mixes myth and marries it with real exotic locations to explore.

Graphics wise, this is a game from 2006, but it holds very well to this day. The textures are well detailed and the particle system and animations are particularly impressive. The music in the game is on par with other Tomb Raider titles, which means that it's very good as well. Orchestrated music that kicks in at the right time to give an extra dose of suspense never gets old, and it's classic Tomb Raider in that regard.

New mechanics were also introduced this time around. Lara now has the ability to slow down time versus human enemies, but you can only use it when at a real close range by double pressing the jump button. When it's active time slows down and your aiming is more precise and you can target and damage more than one enemy if you are fast enough. A flashlight was also introduced and you can manually turn it on or off, and it is essencial in dark areas. You can carry only 3 medkits at any given time, and you can choose to use them whenever the situation calls for it. The amount of weapons you can carry is limited to only 2, your dual pistols and an extra slot for whichever weapon you want to carry. For the first time in a Tomb Raider game, you can pick up weapons from your fallen enemies, and there is some variation to them, from a shotgun, to an SMG, a rifle and a grenade launcher, plus a surprise weapon close to the end of the game. Another franchise first is the abbility to carry grenades. The binoculars are also very important, specially for helping you out with puzzle solving, with the ability to enter RAD mode and identify movable objects, destructable structures and mechanisms.

The characters and voice acting in the game are top notch. The script is well written and very well executed by the voice actors. They do a great job with emotions, the way the lines are delivered and acted make you feel in empathy with the characters, either it's a dramatic moment, or a cheerful one. Lara is not alone in this adveture, as her companions Zip and Allister always provide insight and advice through her intercom. These characters are not particularly deep, but they serve their purpose well and without getting in the way. Lara however is not the only true "deep" character in the game, as some characters have real motivations as well (can't really say much more without spoiling it to anyone) that make perfect sense in terms of story.

The puzzles in the game are logical and challenging for the most part, without ever becoming frustrating. The combat is fun, but the controls are a little clunky, and the enemy A.I apart from boss fights is just way too easy and not all that great. There is some texture distortion on this particular PC version, but it is rare and does not detract from the experience. I have read that some people have had some issues with this game under modern Operating Systems, but having played the game on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, I never encountered any issues or crashes of any sort. It runs like a charm on my OS. Also worthy of mention, and in my opinion a negative aspect of this version is the lack of the Steam overlay, meaning you will not be able to shift+tab to access the steam community while playing, your only option is to alt+tab, and doing so never caused the game to crash for me. There is a workaround to this issue, so I am told, but I did not try it out, and therefore can't really say anything on that aspect.

Tomb Raider Legend is an amazing Tomb Raider game. While not perfect, it is well worth playing.
For it's current price, it's a steal (even more so when it goes on sale, it can go as low as 1,50$) and well worth it. The game is a little short compared to other Raider games, but it is a fun and thrilling ride from start to finish.

8/10

The Good

Graphics still hold out well today
Lifelike animation, truly great music and sound effects
Voice acting and story are top notch
Some extra stuff to unlock which adds replayability
Good selection of guns, fun and logical puzzles, exotic and mystical locations to explore
Challenging Boss fights
Motorcycle sections are fun

The Bad

Some texture distortion
Combat is a little clunky
Enemy A.I is not very smart
No Steam overlay without a fix


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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Probably the most loved of all Tomb Raider games. Her popularity declined after Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, but Legend for sure brang her back to the top.

With 5 million copies within the first year, this is one of the best Tomb Raider games, revolutionary and a great come back for the iconic Lara Croft.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2014
Tomb Raider Legend was the return of the TR series after Eidos had successfully torpedoed it into the garbage can during the PS2 Generation. It's the first game in the series by Crystal Dynamics, and the big difference between it and the originals is the style of platforming. It no longer uses tank controls and the grid/tile based movement that the originals did, but rather goes for more like a Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (and it's sequels) style of platforming.

It's the only game of the Crystal series that they were able to go with a bit more of a lighthearted tone, so it leans heavily into the James Bond style globetrotting adventure, with the headset banter from your assistants. The levels are pretty good, with the standouts being Japan and England. The downsides are the combat sequences that are too frequent for a TR game, and some overlong motorcycle sequences that are in there to break up the pace. The majority of the game though is still based around puzzle solving and platforming which is what I wanted from a TR game.
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