Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

In the 7th generation of consoles we introduced to a new Lara Croft in the game 'Tomb Raider' a year later, during the 8th generation of consoles, the game was remade for the next-gen consoles.

With some improvements to the graphics and framerate, the game is still the same as it was the year before.


The power boost in terms of graphics the game has received from the new console hardware is nice, but not something that will blow you away.

I played the Definitive Edition on the PS4 and although the 60fps Tomb Raider looked nice, I honestly thought to myself...

"This is it?"

Nothing really looked different enough for me to say "Wow what a difference!"

Explosions look great, the environments look great, guns and Lara look great. Nothing more, nothing less.


The Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider still plays the same as the original version from last year.

It does have some new additions to gameplay like using the PS4 touch pad to light or to douse Lara's torch and use motion controls to slide in certain moments in the game.

Ultimately, it is all the same. Which isn't a bad thing.

Still scavenging the pockets of the Solari, opening up boxes to find parts for weapon mods, occasionally hunting animals for salvage and exploring hidden tombs to find secrets and puzzles to solve. Still with buttery smooth controls, awesome parkour and engaging combat.

There was not in the slightest a single difference between the gameplay in the original version of Tomb Raider or the Definitive Edition.

For those of us who played the original version of Tomb Raider, the adrenal gland will stay as dry as it did after playing the original. For those of you who have not played this game, prepare to have your adrenaline gland squeezed to oblivion.

The many moments of the game where in a seconds notice Lara's journey would be brought to an end in highly suspenseful situations are here to make sure you're at the edge of your seat waiting for the quick time button press to pop up on the screen.

Miss your cue and you're dead.


The Verdict

The Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider is a remake of a game that does not really do anything differently except the graphics.

It is the same exact game you would play and experience on the 360, PS3 and PC.

There is no need for you to pay to play this game again on the next gen consoles. Sure it looks good but there's nothing to truly make this game seen as the Definitive Tomb Raider experience.

It's a nice game to replay if you want to unlock some more trophies or achievements but nothing more.

Tomb Raider:Definitive Edition gets the same great 8 out of 10

Thank you for reading. Next time I'll be reviewing Need for Speed Rivals.

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