Release Date: January 29th 2016 - View our other massive releases on our Games Calendar
Rise of the Tomb Raider follows up on Crystal Dynamics' redefining prequel of the Lara Croft saga. In this second feature, Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first great Tomb Raiding expedition. Rise of the Tomb Raider builds upon the formula that made Tomb Raider an amazing success, and features the return of Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft. Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerrilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action.
The game picks up the story started in the previous chapter. The events on Yamatai Island left a mark on the protagonist, turning her into a tougher, more ruthless, but also restless woman. Lara is determined to find the evidence proving the existence of what she fought against on the island. Now, after uncovering this ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. This is just the first step on her journey, as the heroine ends up visiting several other corners of the Earth. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider.
When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the creators stayed true to the solutions employed by the previous game. Sneaking behind enemies’ backs and using various tools, like the bow, is still an essential, but there are also great opportunities to engage in regular shoot outs. With the Guerrilla Combat you can use the environment to your advantage. Scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies. With the locations being about three times bigger than in the previous game, the game prompts you to spend more time on exploring the lands to search for various collectibles and crafting materials. The developers expanded the crafting system to increase the number of different items you can create. Find items you can combine together to make bandages to heal yourself or extra weaponry such as Molotov cocktails and poisoned arrows. Wield Lara’s signature combat bows and climbing axes then configure Lara's gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style.
Whilst there is no online multiplayer aspect to this game, Rise of the Tomb Raider allows you to compare your efforts with your friends online and consequently fuels competition. In return for that you get a better gaming experience due to the sheer fact that you want to beat your buddies. You wouldn't want to be the one at the bottom of the leader board now would you?
Minimum OS: Windows 7 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 25 GB available space
Imput: Mouse + Keyboard