Rise of the Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary Review

Lara Croft returns with another great adventure and once again proves why she is one of the the most iconic characters in the world of video games.

However, to make use of these point you need to get to a campfire, where you can also use the materials you scavenge to upgrade your weapons. Unlocking campfires also allows you to fas travel between these locations. Also important note that now we have greater freedom in deciding the way we want to continue our character.


One of the strong points of the game design, even you explore a little you can at least get up to 15 or 18 hours if you love exploration this duration can extend to 25 or 30 hours perfectly. Which is usually not what we’re used to seeing in other games in the genre.


For those who would like to get more playtime after campaign, there is an additional game called Expedition. Here you will replicate the different levels of game in four distinct ways: with the cards we have unlocked, or without them, you can even purchase(real-life money) these cards to your liking.

There is a score trials mode, as its name suggests, you need to score as many points as you can. To do this, you will have to collect special objects and shoot to increase your combo multiplier, kill and avoid being damaged, find secrets and finish the trial in the fastest time possible.


Each level has a predetermined score-mark to achieve/pass in order to achieve gold rank, which will take you quite a few attempts. In addition, there are online leaderboards with which you can compare your best time with friends or rest of the world.

As mentioned at the beginning the purchasable cards are for single use and yet others are permanent , so make sure you study the level well enough before using those cards, so they don’t go wasted. These cards can also be used in the creation mode missions, which will allow you to choose a map/location and decide the objectives to fulfill in it, you are given to make lots of modifications, like the time of day and the time when certain actions will happen in map, which also affects the gameplay, ranging, for example, the behavior of enemies or difficulty of the terrain. Once we have the proper configuration, we can share with our friends and challenge them to beat our score on it.

Wish the progression system and unlockables from campaign would be implemented in to this mode as well instead trying to get the best score possible. Already the campaign mode has so much to offer, players will be spending most of their times in story mode to get that %100 completion.


  • A perfect balance between exploration, platforming and action.
  • Enemies are smarter make it a real challenge to past certain levels.
  • Graphics are also upgraded and developers attention to details is most welcomed


  • There are several challenging puzzles but generally rest is pretty much easy to figure out
  • Some frame drops and hiccups at certain parts of the game, but not a deal breaker.


As far as I can remember, I've been surrounded by technology. My father bought us a Commodore 64 so I started playing games as a baby, following my passion with Amiga 500, then PC and so on. I love game related collectibles, and when I'm not collecting I review games, watch movies and TV Shows or you may catch me keeping a low profile at Game Events.

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