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...
User reviews: Very Positive (390 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 21, 2008

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"If you're only going to play one of the old-style TR games, I suggest playing this one, it's quite good. It's also completely ridiculous."

About This Game

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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A very nice episode of the Tomb Raider series which puts an end to the story started with Legend. I liked the graphics and the gameplay, but the game itself was too short. Sadly the DLCs remain Xbox 360 exclusive, I'm envy at the Xbox players when I watch the gameplay videos on YouTube. I feel like the developement was rushed as I noticed some bugs, but they weren't horrible, I could finish the levels without serious issues.

I say, recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
TL;DR It is okay 7/10

This was actually the first Tomb Raider game I played to completion. The game does feature some awesome enviroments and some of the puzzles are actually pretty great. The combat is simple and clearly not the main focus of the game; that is until the end when it becomes a tedious shooting gallery. I felt as if the camera was my biggest enemy for most of the game as sometimes it has a SERIOUSLY hard time keeping up. You will die because of it.

The story is simply an excuse to take you to these different environments. In other words it is fairly predictable and lacks any complexity to make it worthwhile or interesting. The puzzles are most definitely the highlight of this game as it makes up the majority of the duration spent playing. Entire levels can be devoted to these puzzles and they can be massive in scale (think an uncharted game). The camera will ruin some of these puzzles and can be an exercise in frustration. The game however, features no real incentive to play through again unless you want to clear on a higher difficulty or play through the "Treasure Hunt" mode. In this mode you simply replay through the game without many of the enemies killed and all the puzzles solved, but collecting everything becomes boring extremely fast as their is A LOT.

Perfect game to pick up if on sale as it is consistently marked down to 2.50$. DO NOT buy at full price, not worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
8.0

Very atmospheric and puzzles are at just the right level.
Graphics are great and gameplay is mostly fine however the camera does fail in some tight areas.
I highly recomend this to people that are fans of the tomb raider series or just like puzzles and stunning environments.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Well I wasn't fan of this series but the first title I've played "Tomb Raider" (2013, http://store.steampowered.com/app/203160) made me quite interested in adventures of Lara Croft. This is the second title that I own of Lara's adventures and maybe graphics isn't the same as Tomb Raider but the gameplay is great. So if you're thinking of buying this title my answer is: YES!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
TL;DR it's a good game with some fun platforming and adventure, but with annoying, frustrating combat. Best played with a controller.

The game's platforming is overall pretty fun, but it suffers from a LOT of problems. Namely in the chamber where you'll get Thor's Belt. Okay, so you get an item called Thor's Gauntlet. It lets you move certain blocks for puzzle purposes. In this particular instance, you move a pillar so you can jump onto it later. The problem is that it's a damn lie. Even if you try and jump on it (which would save you a lot of time and frustration) Lara decides that she doesn't want to grab the ledge, so you plummet to your death. In fact, the platforming overall is pretty iffy. More than once I’ve had to do the same exact jump twice, because Lara decided not to grab the ledge that time.

If you're hanging from a ledge, you can only rotate the camera 90 degrees to either side of her, meaning you can't look directly behind her to see where you're going to be jumping. She plays a special hanging animation when the jump is safe, but it’s really dumb that you can’t just LOOK.

The worst enemy you will fight in this game is the camera. It is WAY too close to Lara, and it is WAY too jumpy. Fighting any melee enemy, once they close the distance, the camera just goes bonkers. I’ve actually fought enemies before where the camera doesn’t even look at them, it decides that the ceiling is a better place to be looking.

Elaborating on the combat, a lot of the enemies are bullet sponges. There are some in particular who are especially annoying, though. Giant spiders are the worst ones I found. They have a lot of health (even with enemy HP set to low) and they have a leap attack that has hardly any telegraphy. They kind of shake their abdomen for half a second, then they leap at you. Even if you see this in time, and decide to dodge, there are no invincibility frames. The spiders leap way too quickly, so unless you dodge BEFORE they telegraph their attacks, you’re not going to get out of the way fast enough.

This game is very, VERY buggy, too. Maybe it’s because it’s from 2008, and it can’t deal with Windows 7, and newer graphics cards. But in any case, it can lead to your death more than once. I’ve had times where I get stuck entirely and I have to reload a save.

The game does not play nicely with a mouse and keyboard, so I recommend playing it with a controller. It’s still not perfect, however.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I'm currently on my third play-through, nuff said. The game is a huge improvement from its predecessors. Graphics are breath taking for a game of its time. One of the drawbacks is the sketchy camera which annoys me every now and then. Everything else is all in place. Definitely worth the time and money.
8.5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Introduction :
Tomb Raider : Underworld , probably the only game that can make you puke .. literally ..


(+)Graphics :
Graphics are again improved comparing to Tomb Raider : Legend and Tomb Raider : Anniversary . This time we get to see even more detailed world and characters , you'll notice the difference as soon as the game starts .

(~)Musics / Soundtracks :
Soundtracks are alright , but not as good as the earlier games . In the earlier games you could feel the adrenaline increasing as you jump on to the edges and ledges . Sadly i couldn't feel the same adrenaline playing while i did epic stuff .

(+)Cutscenes :
Cutscenes have also increased to those of the earlier games . They are now better executed with the improved graphics and particle systems .

(-)Story :
Story is not better to that of the Tomb Raider:Legend , nor it is different . It's literally the same thing , except this time you are looking for a different artifact .

(+)Content :
The content is pretty much the same as the Tomb Raider : Legend . Nothing different here , Still the same old Lara Croft raiding tombs .

(~)Gameplay :
Gameplay has been improved significantly . Here are some Pros and Cons ;

PROS :

+ You can now choose your weapons at the start of a level , or during the game by pressing "Tab" and opening your PDA.
+ You can now scan your surrounding for the treasures or special items required to get past some puzzles by using the newly added feature " Sonar Map ".
+ You can now use the Field Assistance by opening your PDA to get help when you are stuck at a puzzle .


CONS

- Grappling system has changed . You can no longer double press 'space' and automaticly grapple , you need to throw your grapple by pressing "Q" and then press space to hang . Which makes it really difficult for fast grappling and moving .
- Camera .. It's horrible .. Look down below .
- "You're not authorized to overwrite save files" What ? you mean i can't overwrite my save files , i need to just keep making new and new save files until i am out of them ?? What happens then ?
- Jumps off a 2 feet tall stone block , dies !!


(-)Camera Controls :
Why ?? Why did you have to do this ??

The Camera is simply HORRIBLE. Honestly it shakes off so much you'll be feeling dizzy and nauseous . I almost , ALMOST puked all over the damn pc because my head was about to explode when i finally decided to take a break after 30 minutes .

When grabbing a ledge , dropping from a ledge , simply running , grappling , everywhere ! Everywhere it keeps shaking like a drunk cameraman is recording and it's unbearable .




So yeah , Graphics , Soundtracks , Content , Gameplay all is well or at least bearable . But the camera is simply horrible and makes the game unplayable(for me at least) . Unless you are cross-eyed , then you should be fine .. If not , there is a high possibility that this game might make you one .

6/10
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Not the best Tomb Raider by far.

Tomb Raider: Underpants feels like a complete chore to play, I had to force myself to complete it just to get it out of the way.
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13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I really tried to love this game, and even though the graphics look great, the amount of bugs and glitches make it really hard to play. It's a terrible port. Buy it at your own risk and if you're a hardcore fan of the series.
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A mixed bag, the climbing puzzles are awesome if you can put up with the shonky controls and laughable motorcycle sections. For the most part I enjoyed myself.
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
SCUBA Babe!
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7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
it is way too hard cant beat the part where your in her basement
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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Before Crystal Dynamics took hold of the franchise, Tomb Raider was in dire straits. The downward spiral had finally reached the bottom, and you'd be forgiven for wondering if we'd ever see Lara Croft return to relevancy again. But just like that, Legend was released and all was forgiven, with a tighter knit, better polished, and more cinematic Tomb Raider than we had seen in years. The follow up, Anniversary, reworked the original TR with a modern engine and a handful of additions and fixes to polish it off into something that, while not quite the hit Legend was, set the stage for the final game in the trilogy, Underworld, which fully showcases all the CD was aiming for by combining the best parts of their past two games into a fitting end to their first run with Lara, and a solid game in its own right.

Underworld is a direct sequel to Legend, which means if you haven't played the latter (and preferably Anniversary as well), you're going to quickly become lost in a sea of supernatural monsters, returning characters, and a plot that bites off quite a bit more than it can chew. All that said, it finally answers most if not all of the questions proposed by the last two games, finally giving Lara some closure for all that's happened up to this point, as well as for the trilogy, allowing CD free control to go wherever they like with a sequel. It's not going to blow your mind or keep you thinking about it after the credits role, but the narratives blockbuster mentality is more than enough to entertain and carry the game through to the end (provided you don't stop to think about why anything is happening alone the way).

While Legends focused more on style and set pieces, and Anniversary on classic tomb raiding and puzzle solving, Underworld finally manages to meld these two halves almost perfectly, creating what I would consider the truest expression of Tomb Raider Crystal Dynamics has made. The mechanics themselves have been expanded significantly from past games, with platforming in particular getting a much needed upgrade thanks to Lara's larger move set, which feels far more natural and free form than what we've seen in the past as well as allows for a greater amount of variety in the level designs. The levels themselves have also gotten a boost, now on an outrageous scale that towers above you as you attempt to work your way through them, populated by more elaborate puzzles and a ridiculous number of hidden collectibles to find. Everything that Tomb Raider is known for has been improved and taken on a new scope, but in a similar vein, all the has been wrong with the series for years has been entirely neglected.

Combat, though moderately improved, is still as mindless and unsatisfying as ever. The camera continues to be your worst nightmare, seemingly out to make navigating through levels a living hell and often sending you jumping off in entirely the wrong direction. Numerous frustrating glitches make themselves known throughout, from harmless bugs to aggravating mishaps that make progression incredibly difficult. Most disappointing though is how the level designs can often get ahead of themselves, leaving you scratching your head at the enormous size of them without the slightest idea where to begin. The hint system certainly helps in this regard, but it's an imperfect solution, and ideally one you shouldn't ever need to rely on.

If you have ever played a Tomb Raider game before though, none of this should surprise you. As I said before, Crystal Dynamics has built up what the series does best, while quietly ignoring its issues perhaps hoping they'll be overshadowed or ignored. Personally I'm more than capable of putting up with these annoyances in exchange for the rest of the experience, but I'm definitely beginning to ask myself why I'm OK doing this, or if I should have to (the answer for which is obvious). If you didn't enjoy Legend or Anniversary you will find nothing more to draw you into Underworld, but for those who have yet to tire of Lara's escapades Underworld provides a fitting final chapter in this particular story of her life, if also a signal that it's probably time to move onto something new.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This is my first Tomb Raider since the 2013 Tomb Raider was more of a Action focused game reminding me a lot of Last of Us, Underworld definitely kept to the original Tomb Raider formula, but greatly improved. This was a very very good game, the levels , the puzzles, and graphics are all incredible. The overall gameplay was fun and challenging, It has that Portal effect, when you pass all the challenges and confusion you feel very proud of yourself. I had a lot of fun playing through the game with some fustration but the whole experience was a good one.

But I do have to bring up some of the horrible things in this game, there are a lot of bugs/glitches that plague this game. There were many times where Lara would get stuck in places, you step in a certain area and you can no longer move, I had to use the grapple hook just to get out. There are some camera issues, graphical glitches, and some very weird times where Lara would go right through the ledge/grab point where she wouldn't grab it, she would just go through it.

I recommend this to anybody who is interested in the classic style of Tomb Raider, the good far outweigh the annoyances.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I bought this game just for Lara's ♥♥♥.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
If you’re looking for some gun totting, cliff hugging action then look no further than Tomb Raider: Underworld.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I love that game. I am indeed a real fan of the Tomb Raider series, and that game is a great game. I highly recommand it to people interested in puzzle, adventure and action games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This is a decent game, not as exciting as the earlier once or the most recent Tomb Raider but.. decent. It's not the best money I've ever spent on a game but certainly not the worst.

Took me around 10h to complete the game which also is quite decent. I did not rush it so I'm pretty sure you can beat it in a much faster time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The control is horrible and sometimes the camera angle is just horrible too with a lot of glitch. The puzzles and fights are too easy, and most of the fights are so unnecessary. There are no boss fights, only cutscenes.

BUT! It is a Tomb Raider, Lara is sexy as usual, the scenes are beautiful and you get the usual atmosphere with really nice music. I recommend it to every Tomb Raider fan, but if you don't like frustrating games then skip it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This game is pretty fun, and if you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series or not, you will probably like it.
The controls are smooth and easy to get used to, and the exploration is fun and challenging. Combat is easy to pull off as well. There is lots of treasure to be found and all kinds of secrets, so if you enjoy exploring, this game is for you.
The graphics are beautifully rendered and pleasing to the eye, no matter what environment you're in. The story is simple enough for even a smaller child to understand, so don't worry about it being too hard to follow.
Gear up and join Lara on her adventures to find treasure and fight her shadow today~
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