Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

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As a rebooted origins story gone are Lara Croft’s unfeasibly large assets for someone so prone to athletic endeavours. Instead this young and tenacious Lara is a more rounded character with self doubt, depth and a decent backstory. The puzzles, while few in number, are also better realised requiring real-world elements such as water and fire to get to the solution.

Stranded on a treacherous island Lara must help her fellow shipwrecked crew to escape. The island is inhabited by murderous thugs that believe in a sun god who requires sacrifice to be appeased. Using guns, bow and arrows and parkour abilities Lara crawls through caverns, climbs mountains and leaps through burning buildings to battle these enemies all the while seeking to uncover the islands deadliest secret.

As an updated version of the Tomb Raider game out last year on the previous generation of consoles the graphics are a marked improvement. Voice commands have also been added, but these are little more than an annoying distraction. If you already have the PS3 or 360 version of Tomb Raider, there is nothing here to make the upgrade worthwhile, but if you haven’t, this is the best Tomb Raider game in years.

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Square Enix
PS4, Xbox One
£40-45 (18)

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