Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action adventure platform game developed by Crystal Dynamics and Nixxes Software, and published by Square Enix and Microsoft Studios. It is the sequel of the acclaimed Tomb Raider reboot in 2013, and this time, it is exclusive to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Nevertheless, users of PC and PlayStation do not worry, this exclusiveness is just temporary, and the videogame will be released for these platforms in a non-determined time.
Now, Lara Croft is back with her second epoque after her rebirth in the former title, and she does it with a journey around the world that begins in Siberia. The fact is that our young and pretty adventurer does not ever stop, and this time, her journey leads her to some of the most inhospitable locations on the Earth. Siberia is where the most intriguing treasures are hidden, and of course, we all know that mysterious treasures are what moves Lara. However, when you undertake a journey for the quest for the spring of the eternal life, you know your journey will not be a quiet one.
The graphics and sound aspect meet the expectations of the players in regards to the next-generation games. Once you download Rise of the Tomb Raider, you will be able to see all the facial details of Miss Croft, and also her clothes, weapons, movements, and everything you would see as if it were a movie. The environment is not lagging behind; you will be able to explore a huge map (several huge maps, in fact) in which everything is lively, in constant motion and full of details.
The environment of this game will be another character in itself. The way Lara interacts with it has changed a lot compared to the previous release. Now, she is free to climb trees, hide behind bushes, dive in the underwater sections of the map, etc. The resources you can get have been increased and improved. You can collect plants, minerals, metals, clothes to fight the cold, relics, etc., and you can mix them all to create new components of your tool set and improve the tools you already have.
This time, her journey leads her to some of the most inhospitable locations on the Earth, Siberia
Hunting has a very relevant role in this release since for example, an improvement can require the skin of a determined wolf, and this kind of wolf is only available at a specific time of the day, with a determined weather, and in a determined location. The action scenes have been also improved; the developers have created new mechanics to offer new alternatives in the fights. The open world, as well as the new mechanics, offer multiple possibilities such as diving into a lake and surprizing an enemy by sinking him or her into the water.
However, do not worry; even though it is focused on shooter gameplay, there are also the puzzles and mysteries so typical of the Croft saga. The tombs have also returned to the gameplay, and the puzzles have increased its complexity to the point of making the players think, but without getting them frustrated. Tombs will be bigger, and full of secrets to solve. The physics of the objects have an important role to complete the tombs successfully.
Rise of the Tomb Raider Full Version Features
In this section, you are free to check out the main features of Rise of the Tomb Raider:
- Exclusive for Xbox One (at least temporarily)
- New level of interaction with the environment:
- You will be free to visit different locations: a city, Siberia, etc.
- Mixed gameplay: there are shooter elements, without forgetting about classic puzzles
- Tombs are back!
- Incredible HD graphics to enjoy every aspect of the game
You can visit the official website to read more information about this game before you download it to your console.
Here, you can see the minimum system requirements to download and play Rise of the Tomb Raider in your console:
- Operating System: Xbox 360, Xbox One