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Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure — globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the...
Release Date: Jun 5, 2007

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About the Game

Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure — globe-trotting 3rd person action-adventure in pursuit of the legendary Scion artifact. Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion right up to today's technology standards and offers gamers a completely new gameplay experience. Re-imagined, Anniversary delivers a dynamic fluidly and fast Lara Croft, massive environments of stunning visuals, intense combat and game pacing, and an enhanced and clarified original story.
  • Epic Exploration - The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.
  • Acrobatic Gunplay - Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.
  • Lethal Predators - The wilderness awaits with a wide range of bestial predators—from bats to wolves to bears—ready to defend their territory from human encroachment. New and improved AI means that all enemies will exhibit a more diverse behaviour set, providing improved combat challenges for the player.
  • Supernatural elements are used sparingly to provide a mystical allure around the world, while maintaining the world's grounded core. The awesome T-Rex and intriguing Atlantean centaurs suck you in to the wonderfully intriguing and mysterious world of Tomb Raider.
  • Death-Defying Environmental Playground - Leap over massive gaps, cling onto rock ledges, and swim through underground tunnels.
  • Solve the Diabolical Machinery of the Past - seek to outwit the brilliant ancient designers of many epic puzzles and vaults in order to uncover their secrets. Be warned that they do not take kindly to 'meddling', and as such, the price of failure is extreme.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft Windows Vista, 2000, or XP, Pentium 3 1.4Ghz or Athlon XP 1500+, 4GB free space, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3TI / Radeon 9 series), 512MB RAM (Windows Vista) or 256MB RAM (Windows 2000/XP), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista compatible mouse and keyboard

    Recommended: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or Athlon 64 3000+, Microsoft Windows XP/Vista compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 1GB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB 3D Accelerated Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 (GeForce 6000 series / Radeon X series)

Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
347 products in account
37 reviews
12.2 hrs on record
Good remake to the original game that initiated this extensive and acclaimed franchise.

Being a remake of the first Tomb Raider, the gameplay is predominantly focused on scenario puzzles. There's action sequences and combat, but they are few in number, thus the pace might not suit gamers looking for something more dynamic. Despite old, the game features satisfactory graphics and mechanics as well as a good sound quality. There is also a good variety of scenarios and their puzzles, which contribute to not become a repetitive and predictable game. The plot is dispensable and the end doesn't excite.

It has some problems with the camera which sometimes irritates, and despite having full joypad support, the commands presentation are for the keyboard/mouse, which can lead to disorientation. In the end it's a good game, but I would only recommend for those who love and have played the old Tomb Raider games, or enjoy games based on puzzles.

Posted: June 29th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
214 products in account
91 reviews
14.6 hrs on record
pros: runs stable on win7, graphically updated to a higher standard than the original, varied environments, soundtrack fits the theme, some puzzles are very well designed, exponentially better boobs on Lara compared to the original

cons: clunky movement and controls, derpy camera angles, combat is basic and repetative, unable to scroll multiple targets when aiming, quick-time-events during cut scenes, bosses are tedious to fight (they always require bullet time), I found the fog/dust and blur effects disruptive, storyline and ending is dull

Overall, this is an updated game to the first and classic Tomb Raider 1 (not to be confused with the lame 2013 title), and does deserve some attention from where the genre had its beginings. The general consensus seems to be that TB: Anniversary did the original TR1 justice - although I personally didn't play the original to completion, I would have to agree with the consensus from what ive played.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary has my recommendation.
Posted: April 20th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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28 reviews
11.6 hrs on record
For nostalgic people who loved the first one but can't cope with PS1 gameplay anymore :) Good one !
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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110 reviews
10.5 hrs on record
If you enjoy exploring and solving puzzles, you'll enjoy Tomb Raider. It feels old in a good way, nostalgic and not dated. I wouldn't call it a must-play, but it's definitely fun. I had never played the original Tomb Raider, so this is a good way to experience how the series got started without having to worry about MS-DOS compatibility. Plus, since I'd never played the original, I wasn't expecting the EPIC T-REX BOSS BATTLE. Kickass.

Full review here: http://postlaunch.blogspot.ca/2011/09/tomb-raider-anniversary.html
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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18 reviews
24.4 hrs on record
This game gets a thumbs up with an if. A BIG IF. If you have the patience of Buddha then you can consider playing this game. Know that it will torment you to the point where you want to smash your pc to pieces. This game could be used as a means of punishing criminals.
This is a reboot of the first Tomb Raider, a true classic and a game I loved. Obviously the graphics is much better. The level layout and controls have also been updated.

The good:
1. This is a true Tomb Raider game where it is mostly about Lara vs the environment. It's not like Tomb Raider 2013 where there is an enemy or ten behind every corner.
2. I am glad the levels have been redesigned. It sort of works. Maybe it is just memory but they do feel dumbed down a bit though.
3. Even though this game is some 7 years old the scenery looks really great. Character models and textures are nothing like modern games though.
4. You can take selfies of Lara as she roams ancient locations.

The Bad:
5. The controls. The original Tomb Raider was genius with its minimalist controls. The reboot does not emulate it unfortunately. On the original you could jump forward, to one side, backwards and to the other side an infinite number of times and Lara would end up exactly where she started. Forget about it with the reboot. The introduction of the mouse changed a lot.
6. Related to the above point, in the original you could control Lara very accurately. She'd jump when you press jump; do front and back somersaults at will; jump at exactly the end of ledge or slide. No more. You get used to ledges but slides are atrocious.
7. How difficult could it have been to keep an autosave that the player can load at will? You have to manually save after each check point. No matter where you save, you reload at the last checkpoint.

The ugly:
8. The two major additions the game, the grapple and timed dodge and shoot are the worst though. Even after completing the game I have no confidence that I can get any of these two right at will. Lara's responses seems very random to the input you give. The shoot dodge works ok if you face only one enemy but when there are more - good luck. The grapple though is what really gets me.
9. It feels like the game developers thought how they can make the world a little worse place to live? Hehehe... lets make a really nice game with a bug witch acts up randomly at critical times. The grapple is perfect for this. When the player press jump to side we make Lara jump perpendicular and vice versa but remember only at some random critical times.
10. The make matters worse the checkpoints seems to come just after a long sequence of activities punctuated with one of these random grapples at the end. Possibly half of my game time was doing bits over and over and over again until Lara did what I instructed.
11. Lara's Mansion introduction mission. I owned this game for many years but only now played it. Each time I would start with the introduction and then stop playing because it would irritate the living daylights out of me.

I recommend this game with big reservations. After playing I think that if the developers took the original and only gave it a new coat the game would have been infinitely better.
This game is 95% good and 5% bad. A pity the 5% bad takes up 50% of your playtime. Really consider playing the original in stead.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
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1 review
11.9 hrs on record
Anniversary is not as action-oriented as the 2013 reboot: combat is scarce and boss fights are average. It's all about exploration, platforming and puzzles, and these elements have been the series trademark since its beginning.

For me, this is the best Tomb Raider, despite its not so great reception at launch.

PS: Controller is strongly recommended.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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