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Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

The sixth installment in the popular series featuring the tenacious archaeologist Lara Croft. In Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness the protagonist is falsely accused of killing her former mentor, who is also the main antagonist – Werner Von Croy. During the game Lara is forced to go into hiding. She tries to clear her name through conversations with other characters and associating facts. This fact changes gameplay dramatically and pushes it more towards a classic adventure game. RPG elements play a crucial role in the game – with the game's progress Lara becomes stronger and gradually develops her abilities. The action takes place primarily on the streets of Paris and Prague. Sometimes the player gets to control Lara’s friend – Kurtis. The game features improved, impressive visuals.

PC / Windows
Game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PC) Cover
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness | PC

Action, TPP, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Core Design | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness release date for PC:

game language:
English

30 June 2003 | Worldwide

07 July 2003 | Europe

Game mode: single player , size: 2 CD
Game score 6.4 / 10 calculated out of 1905 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PS2) Cover
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness | PS2

Action, TPP, 3D platformers, action adventure

Companies responsible for Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Core Design | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness release date for PS2:

game language:
English

21 June 2003 | Worldwide

09 July 2003 | Europe PAL

21 June 2003 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 204 players' votes.  

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness for PlayStation 2 is another instalment of the world-famous archaeologist’s adventures – Lara Croft. The is a breakthrough in the series – the nature of gameplay is changed dramatically and now it is more dark and mysterious, plus the game introduces elements typical for adventure games and cRPGs.

Plot

The action of The Angel of Darkness for PlayStation 2 takes place some time after events of Tomb Raider 4: The Last Revelation. The brave archaeologist is falsely accused of murdering her former mentor, Werner Von Croy – this significantly changes the nature of the game. Lara finds herself in a completely new and strange situation. No longer is she the rightful and brave hero, but rather a hiding fugitive who has to unravel the mystery concerning the act of murder and to clear her name.

Mechanics

The facts mentioned above play important roles in the change of the game’s nature. Just like in adventure games or cRPGs, the player needs to solve the puzzle, talk to other characters, and associate seemingly disconnected bits of information. Of course, the game still features exploration of different places (Lara received +150 new moves), but it is no longer the core of the game, rather its component.

There are more changes. Lara gradually improves her abilities and with the progress she becomes stronger, faster, etc. Moreover, The Angel of Darkness introduces a new playable character – Kurtis. He is Lara’s good friend and her right-hand man. Lara is the brains and Kurtis is everything else, namely a bruiser who first shoots, then asks.

Technical aspects

Traditionally, The Angel of Darkness offers improved and more attractive visuals (Lara is even prettier – her model has +5000 polygons), and the action takes place in new, extensive locations, like streets in Paris and Prague.