Our favourite female Indiana Jones is back, once again! This one is considered to be a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, following Lara Croft’s “origin story” in Siberia as she searches for the legendary and elusive city of Kitezh. All whilst battling it out with enemies from a paramilitary organization, who naturally, have their eyes on the city’s promise of immortality. Fairly standard Tomb Raider storyline, but isn’t that exactly why we love it so much?
One of the first things you’ll notice in this instalment is the lush visuals, alongside the highly impressive orchestral score. Graphical niceties include a fully dynamic weather system, including day and night cycles which effect gameplay significantly. Worth noting for long-time fans of Ms Croft, Rise of the Tomb Raider puts a lot more focus on stealth that previous outings, so if you’re not into the likes of Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid you might find this a bit frustrating. Of course, there is still plenty of good old-skool platforming as with any good Tomb Raider title.