Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of...
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Mostly Positive (993 reviews) - 79% of the 993 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 21, 2008

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Tomb Raider: Underworld represents a new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates a truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.
  • Master your surroundings: Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore.
  • Explore epic and unknown worlds: Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more.
  • Treacherous and unpredictable challenges: Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved.
  • New range of combat options: Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other.
  • New state-of-the-art gear: Utilize the latest technology in Lara's upgraded inventory to navigate the world including:
    - Active Sonar map: A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations.
    - Multi-purpose grapple: A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, rappelling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment.
    - All-terrain hybrid motorbike: A unique vehicle design built to drive on everything from mud to snow and ice.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP (admin rights required)/Microsoft Windows Vista (admin rights required)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3+GHz or AMD Athlon 2.5+GHz
    • Memory: 1GB (Windows XP) / 2GB (Windows Vista) system memory
    • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series 6800GT (or better) / ATI 1800XT (or better)
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB Free Space
    Recommended
    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP (admin rights required)/Microsoft Windows Vista (admin rights required)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2 GB system memory
    • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX or ATI HD4800
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB Free Space
    • Controller: Microsoft Xbox360 Controller
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
PROS:
- THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!! OK now that I've got this out.......
- A ton of CINEMATIC gameplay and cutscenes including plot major twists
- Drop-dead gorgeous graphics
- Atmospheric score and realistic sound effects
- Varied and immersive environment and level design
- Intuitive (and improved) swimming mechanics
- Lara's physical capabilities are much more realistic
- Improved inventory system
- Darker and less comical tone
- Smooth and natural animations for Lara and secondary chacracters
- Lara is an eye candy to look at regardless of viewing angles


CONS:
- Earlier levels being too easy; overall difficult not as challenging as Anniversary
- Frequent crashes during game saving (thankfully save files are not corrupted)
- Random frame rate drops, likely due to memory leak; this is solved by ALT-TAB in / out
- Occasional poor physics (largely resolved by turning on VSYNC)
- Legend and Anniversary had instant loading; Underworld levels usually take 5-10 seconds..
- Many more treasures (artifacts), but also much harder to find especially in open sea levels.
- Lara now has occasionally wrinkles on her forehead----why? Unecessary IMO

Easily the best TR game I've played thus far; it grants an enormous sense of satisfaction as you progress through puzzles and platforms and more importantly, PLOT. Yes, for the first time in a TR game, the plot is actually intriguing and captivating.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
You need to tweak some GFX card settings before launching the .exe to get this game to run the way it was made to. Most importantly to turn V-Sync ON, with the port from console to PC you need to nerf the FPS for the ingame physics engine to behave the way it was designed to. A lot of people don't give this game a chance because they ran a buggy game without really optimizing the settings. If you run this game above 60 FPS then it will perform very poorly with twitchy gameplay.

I love this game and this is what Tomb Raider should really be about. Not killing deer to craft handbags or making a one-time campfire, or lamenting over tear-jerking drama. TR:U is full of puzzles but like it's predeccesor (Legend) it was rather short; I reached final boss in approx. 8 hours. There are still lots of places to explore and find secrets for replay value. I liked the new engine especially with the now-added gimmick to rock climb up a wall. Human combat was a bore but thankfully there are only two levels with it. If you like the original Tomb Raider games then you'll love TR:Legend, TR:Anniversary, and TR:Underworld (in that order).

It's a shame that Crystal Dynamics felt the need to reboot Lara into a "hyper-realistic" girl-next-door. We were really approaching something great with TR:U. Instead of rebooting into a "Last of Us" copy, they should have just taken the AC:Black Flag route with an open-world tomb-raiding experience and a pulled-back camera. R.I.P this future series.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Pre-Release Review
Absolutely recommended if for the following reason alone:
This is the last Tomb Raider game. Basically it has the proper modern direction they should have kept expanding on.

Buy TR 2013 and RoTR if you are interested in the pretty Cliff Raider sequels. They are decent games in their own right.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
I think this game is super addictive, and a lot of fun to play. It kept me interested throughout the game and always n my toes! definatly a great game to play!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I think this reboot is better than 2013 version. Play Legend before this one...
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