Rise of the Tomb Raider

Another installment in the popular series of action adventure games, once again developed by Crystal Dynamics, the studio that brought us the successful reboot of the franchise. In terms of plot, the game continues the story arcs started in the previous part. Again we accompany the young, although tougher and more ruthless, Lara Croft. Unlike in the previous game, this time we visit different parts of the world, exploring larger and more open places. As for the mechanics, the production combines the survival aspects of its predecessor with the exploration of the many tombs and catacombs, which is the hallmark of the series. The gameplay is therefore full of numerous stealth elements as well as purely arcade sequences, including open exchanges of fire. Lara also uses a number of brand new weapons and gadgets. Designed for eighth-generation console, the production features high-quality graphics, which represents an important rise in quality as compared to the previous parts of the series.

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Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, TPS, crafting, action adventure

Companies responsible for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Rise of the Tomb Raider release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

10 November 2015 | Worldwide

13 November 2015 | Europe PAL

10 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 774 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 314 players' votes.  

Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One is the eleventh game focused on the adventures of Lara Croft overall and the second one released after the 2013’s series reboot (Tomb Raider). Similarly to its predecessor, also developed by Crystal Dynamics (the creators of the Tomb Raider series and Legacy of Kain: Sould Reaver), the title is a third-person action adventure game, and is characterized by fairly intense brutality, and numerous survival aspects.

The production initially came out for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November, 2015, as a result of the cooperation between Microsoft and Square Enix. After a few months, the game came out on PC, while PlayStation 4 users had to wait almost a year. Rise of the Tomb Raider looks nearly identical on all platforms, although, naturally, Xbox 360 owners had to accept significantly poorer graphics.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4) Cover
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration | PS4

Action, TPP, TPS, crafting, action adventure

Companies responsible for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Crystal Dynamics | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher  

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration release date for PS4:

game language:
English

11 October 2016 | Worldwide

11 October 2016 | Europe PAL

11 October 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 377 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 542 players' votes.  

The Tomb Raider series is one of the most recognizable franchises in the gaming industry. After a few excellent installments and a small crisis, the series came to be loved again by its fans in 2013 with the release of the splendid reboot called simply Tomb Raider. The title sold over 8 million copies worldwide, so Square Enix instructed Crystal Dynamics (the creators of the series as well as Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver) to produce another game. It turned out to be Rise of the Tomb Raider for PlayStation 4. The production was initially released for Xbox (360/One) in November, 2015, then PC at the beginning of 2016, and after a year it finally came out for the Sony console. The release date is practically the only difference between the versions for all platforms (aside from significantly better graphics than those offered by Xbox 360).

PC / Windows
Game Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) Cover
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider | PC

Action, TPP, TPS, crafting, action adventure

Companies responsible for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Rise of the Tomb Raider release date for PC:

game language:
English

28 January 2016 | Worldwide

28 January 2016 | Europe

28 January 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 2442 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 1442 players' votes.  

The Tomb Raider series is one of the most recognizable franchises in the gaming industry. After a few excellent installments and a small crisis, the series came to be loved again by its fans in 2013 with the release of the splendid reboot called simply Tomb Raider. The title sold over 8 million copies worldwide, so Square Enix instructed Crystal Dynamics (the creators of the series as well as Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver) to produce another game. It turned out to be Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC / Windows. The production was initially released for Xbox (360/One) in November, 2015, and the PC / Windows version came out a few months later. Apart from better graphics than those offered by Xbox, the release date is just about the only difference between the two platforms.

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Rise of the Tomb Raider (X360) Cover
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, TPS, crafting, action adventure

Companies responsible for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Nixxes Software | game developer

Microsoft Studios | publisher  

Rise of the Tomb Raider release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

10 November 2015 | Worldwide

13 November 2015 | Europe PAL

10 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 374 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 201 players' votes.  

Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 is another installment of the famous action adventure games series. The title initially came out for Microsoft platforms in November, 2015. The past-gen version was produced by Nixxes Software which previously ported such titles as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Thief to PC. The Xbox 360 version does not differ from the rest in terms of gameplay. Changes were made, first and foremost, in graphics, which are not as pretty as on the remaining platforms and present a similar quality to the 2013’s Tomb Raider for Xbox 360.

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS3) Cover
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider | PS3

Action, TPP, TPS, crafting, action adventure

Companies responsible for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher  

Rise of the Tomb Raider release date for PS3:

game language:
English

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 4.6 / 10 calculated out of 206 players' votes.  

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a direct sequel to the 2013’s Tomb Raider developed by the same studio, Crystal Dynamics. The first pieces of information on the project surfaced long before its official announcement and some time before the launch of the next-gen consoles. However, it eventually turned out that the developer had not been paying much attention to the past-gen platforms and therefore entrusted the production of the Xbox 360 version to Nixxes Software and resigned completely from the PlayStation 3's.

Story

Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC / Windows continues the story of its predecessor. The events that took place on the island of Yamatai left their mark on the protagonist, making her a tougher, more ruthless and restless woman. This time around, Lara decided to follow the trail of a mysterious Prophet to Siberia, and her objective are the ruins of the city of Kitezh, that allegedly hides the secret of immortality. The plot is connected to the research conducted by the heroine’s father, and his suicide, as well as the Order of Trinity, the eternal enemies of the Prophet and his people.

Gameplay

As far as gameplay mechanics are concerned, in Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC / Windows, the developers stayed true to the solutions of the previous installments of the series. Sneaking behind enemies' backs and using such tools as a bow are still of significant importance, although the game does not lack fierce shootouts. Importantly, the locations became, more or less, three times bigger, thanks to which we will spend more time on exploration and searching for various items or crafting materials. The developers expanded on the crafting system by adding the possibility of creating a large variety of useful items (such as bandages, Molotov cocktails, poisoned arrows, and so on) as well as more complex equipment enhancing methods.

Game modes

Rise of the Tomb Raider is meant primarily for solo play. Completionist campaign playthrough can take up to 40 hours, but the developers prepared other modes, as well; these include Endurance; Horde; as well as:

  • Score Attack – beating individual levels as fast as possible, tackling the changed rules of play.
  • Remnant Resistance – creating your own scenarios with the possibility of setting some of the gameplay elements like mission objectives, enemies, and such (these can be edited with the use of Expedition Cards which are a special gameplay modifiers). Levels created in this way can be shared with our friends and competed on for the best score.
  • Chapter Replay – replaying a mission from the story campaign with the use of the previously acquired equipment.

Technicalities

Similarly to its predecessor, Rise of the Tomb Raider provides state-of-the-art graphics. From among the technological novelties, the particularly noteworthy include the introduction of a dynamic day and night cycle, as well as changing weather conditions.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290x or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon HD 7770 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7-64-bit

Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 2015 - trailer #1

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 27 October 2016

The guide to the Rise of the Tomb Raider will show you all aspects of the game. It contains full walkthrough of the game and description of every secret.

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC graphics settings revealed; the game uses AMD’s PureHair technology

News 11 January 2016 12:41

We’ve learned that Rise of the Tomb Raider PC is going to use AMD’s PureHair technology, as the game’s graphics settings appeared online.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to PC on January 28th. It won't be a Windows 10 exclusive

News 05 January 2016 15:00

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed the official release date for the PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider. It will be available on January 28th, 2016. Square Enix also revealed minimum specs.

Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a Steam page which says the game will hit PC in January

News 28 December 2015 12:33

Rise of the Tomb Raider is most probably going to hit PC in January 2016, if we are to believe the game’s Steam page and some recent leaks.