Best Tomb Raider Games


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1Tomb Raider (2013)

Well I can't say that the game is bad, it's a good game. But it definitely is not a Tomb Raider. Not at all. It is completely action-based and I hate this. For the gods sake why would you screw up a series like this? There is already lots of action games out there but the original Tomb Raider series are unique. If you want to make an action game, go make it no one ever stops you but don't give that game the name of Tomb Raider. Well since they got the rights of it, we will probably never going to see an another original Tomb Raider game..

The reboot of the Tomb Raider series is absolutely stunning! The new image of Lara Croft is absolutely incredible! Less computerised action hero and more realistic game character almost real. I have to admit, when I first played it, I wasn't too keen on all the action in it and getting killed so many times during the combat fights, but its such a breathtaking and awesome game! I love how you can upgrade your weapons at campsites. My favourite weapon is the bow and arrow. You can be in a tree and do a headshot at an enemy.

This game showed us why people like me have loved tomb raider for so long I love all of them but this one really hit home in terms of making it more modern get it for ps3 tomb raider was and is the best game series ever made

A good game but it changed the gameplay so much that it didn't feel like a tomb raider game. This game is all about the combat.

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2Tomb Raider Legend

I was 5 years old when this game came out! I used to play it for hours everyday and I was so little but I still knew exactly what to do! It is a very challenging game with a lot of puzzles, yet very action packed and thrilling! This will always be the best one! - Cartermd

This is the first tomb raider game I ever played when I was like seven sure I was terrible but it was still amazing. I've got the trilogy now and I'm much better and I completed it a while back. I've only played tomb raider 7, 8, 9 and 10 and this is the best one by far

Played this on PSP, I collected everything because it was a good game. Brought it on Xbox and even better graphics of course played all through it again collecting everything.

This game is a major letdown and utter disappointment. Don't waste time on this piece of crap.

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3Tomb Raider II

Gameplay, exploration, puzzles, and everything you loved from the original returns. However, this time Lara acquires vehicles, new outfits, bigger gun arsenal, and new moves such as climbing. Also, this sequel features outdoor environments and better lighting effects. Lara is now able to use flares. The training mode aka Lara's Home is much improved over the original. This sequel is more action packed and this might disappoint fans of the original, which settled more on isolation, exploration, and puzzles. This sequel is still worthy and just as good if not better than the original.

I grew up watching my dad play this, then slowly daring to play it myself. It was such a scary game to me as a little girl. Now it is my all time favorite. Some levels still scare the crap out of me after all these years though (like the floating islands! )

Maybe it has less "tomb" but it is still a better game, good difficulty level, great locations, gameplay, and variety of weapons. Most enjoyable tomb raider I have ever played.

One of the best game of my life...

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4Tomb Raider

The original queen of tomb raiding, this and tomb raider 2 are easily the best the series has to offer, do not like the new one at all, too far away from what the series was about which was exploration, great puzzles and great gameplay all around and this one ticked every box

I enjoyed the lack of human interaction, the stunning environments, Which had real world historical references, the easy to hard progressive puzzels and the feeling that most of the time you were alone. It was rather spooky but fun. Todays tomb raiders are full of noisy people, too much swearing, press one button to kill-save whatever, silly, over the top music in almost every fight ( Oh dear god... It's a WOLF! ) and super-monkey-action Lara. They just don't compare to this old but thourghly enjoyable classic.

Best Tomb Raider by far! It actually had tombs in it and it felt like you need skill to finish it, not like these half hearted games these days..

Even today, when I hear the scary wolf music from the first level, I get tingles

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5Tomb Raider: Underworld

I was gonna but the next game but after this game, it was alright but I think I'm done buying the Tomb Raider Games. I'm starting to get addicted to Call of Duty. I also like Angel of Darkness by the way. - Alpha101

This was my first proper PC game by usual people's standards (My first was the Croc series). I absolutely loved the game, besides being according to most people, the toughest raider (that retained its fans, at least) especially in the level 'southern Mexico'.

I was really disappointed by this short, unpolished conclusion to the Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider Trilogy. It seemed rushed. The one big thing this game does have going for it is, the few levels its has, are vast and complex... very fun to explore.

Tomb raider underworld is a really piece of garbage game.

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6Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

I think this game is what Tomb Raider supposed to be. Little action, full of puzzles, magnificent buildings which makes it fun to hang around and explore, high difficulty (difficulty makes every game more fun), places are almost a copy of real ones and of course dual guns and boobs :)
It would be great if they make a new Tomb Raider by taking this game as a reference. Just think about it, everything that makes this game great stays and they improve many stuff.

I'm still playing it and still having so much fun

I started playing Tomb Raider with this one. Hence, there are no doubts that this one is the best!

Simply the best Tomb Raider game ever for tomb raider purists.

The best by far

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7Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

Beautifully diverse from India to London and more. Fantastic game play, quick loading after dying! And save/load game exactly where you want. TR3 is where I fell in love with Lara, beautiful music and with scenery more lush and atmospheric than more modern games such as TR Underworld (also very good). Later games have better resolution with more powerful machines but a pixelated environment at 320 pixel resolution can provide a more engaging world if it has better artwork, angles, movement and levels. The TR3 world is also so huge and provides a massive amount of interaction with people/things giving a real and great sense of exploration. My best TR to date (just about to start 2013 game).

This is one of the best Tomb Raider games. It's what kept the series going in my opinion. This game is better than the "new" Tomb Raiders and really puts exploration and puzzle solving first.

This is my favorite in the series. To me, it's the pinnacle of Lara.
She's got the perfect moveset in this game. I love how the levels travel to many different locations, keeping things fresh. I will always come back to this timeless classic.

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8Tomb Raider Anniversary

Remake of the first game done really well sticking to the original but enhancing in almost every aspect. control, gameplay, graphics, and puzzles

Very nice game. Many adventures and places. Make you think a lot

One of the best tomb raider games

The best remake I've ever played!

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9Tomb Raider: Chronicles

Nice game and a very nostalgic play through for the days of the PS1

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10Rise of the Tomb Raider

It's like 2013, but better. Beautiful, great story, and the plot revolved around actually raiding tombs! Loved 2013 too though...

The sequel to 2013 Tomb Raider is absolutely awesome! The Lara Croft we knew and loved is back!

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The Contenders

11Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Probably one of the best story lines ever to be created by Tomb Raider, It is so underrated, I understand the gameplay didn't it justice, but the game story was the best storyline ever created, got me hooked, should be a movie.

If this game was newer, it would be nearer the top. Fantastic story and lovely gameplay for its time.

Angel of darkness is a great game much better than the crystal dynamics games.

Angel of darkness is a perfect epic game.

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12Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
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