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Tomb Raider Underworld

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  • Master your surroundings: Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore
  • Explore epic and unknown worlds: Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more
  • What Can Lara Do?: Lara's skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer. Lara now performs 1700 moves and is a far more intuitive character to control
  • Treacherous and unpredictable challenges: Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved
  • New range of combat options: Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other
  • New state-of-the-art gear: Utilize the latest technology in Lara's upgraded inventory to navigate the world including: Sonar map: A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations
  • Multi-purpose grapple: A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, rappelling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment
  • All-terrain motorbike: Built to handle everything from the jungles of Mexico to the icy glaciers of the Arctic.

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B001BNDPO8
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 21 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,625 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Amazon.co.uk Review

The first lady of gaming returns in Tomb Raider - Underworld with her deepest and darkest adventure yet. Ostensibly searching for the mythical hammer of the Norse god Thor, the real draw of the game is exploring the underworlds of multiple different cultures.
A pair of panthers make an uncomfortable safety net
When you're a tomb raider, exploring ancient tombs is all in a day’s work
Lara’s pistols are no match for the kraken
The Mediterranean level includes a huge area for swimming

The basics of the game are classic Tomb Raider, as you explore the trap-filled interiors of ancient ruins using Lara’s famed acrobatic skills (and dual action pistols). From an underwater temple guarded by a giant octopus-like kraken to ancient Mayan structures in the South American jungle, she makes Indiana Jones look even older.

All of the levels are much larger than in previous games and far more interactive. You'll leave footprints in the sand and find all the scenery fully destructable. Every puzzle has multiple solutions, and the hand-to-hand combat system has been completely revamped. A new 3D map system also helps to ensure you never get lost so that you can concentrate on saving the world.

Key Features
  • Dream vacation: Travel the world in search of ancient artefacts, from the steaming-hot jungles of Mexico to the frozen Arctic, from the coast of Thailand to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Think like Lara: An interactive, non-linear game world means anything that it looks like you should be able to pick up and use (or destroy) you can.
  • Bettering Bond: An all new grappling hook, sonar map, scuba gear, a range of new weapons, and Lara’s trusty motorbike make her the best equipped adventurer in gaming.
  • Help on demand: Receive as much or as little help as you want, from gentle nudges in the right direction to a full explanation of what you need to do next.
  • Behind the scenes: All of Lara’s animations in the game have been fully motion captured from Olympic gymnast Heidi Moneymaker. Her voice is that of Spooks actress Keeley Hawes.
About the Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Based in the San Francisco bay area, the Crystal Dynamics team has been making games since 1992, including popular titles such as Pandemonium, Gex, and Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver. Crystal Dynamics began revammping the Tomb Raider series with Tomb Raider: Legend.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The exploring has gone 16 Dec 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Having been a longtime TR fan I must say this adds little to the mix. Basically its the final chapter from the last 2 games, as lara searches for avalon to find her long lost mother.

On first impressions I was blown away and would have given this game a 5 star rating. Finally the big expansive environments are back, leaving you in awe of the scale of the level in front of you. And what a sight these levels are, this game, graphically is truly stunning and when added to the superb soundtrack, you really believe you are in for a treat.

However there is the rub - each level is more linear than Call Of Duty. You can only follow the path around that map as decided by the developers. If you try to shortcut it you will die, either by falling through the graphics, or by being stopped in mid air and plunging to your doom. There is absolutely none of the exploration as in TR of old. If there is a ring you need to grapple, if there is not then you look for a ledge to crawl on. All the way through the game - not once can you go off on a tangent and just explore random parts of the map - you stay on the predetermined path.

More to the point why explore? You have all the guns, there is no ammo and collecting secrets/artifacts only open up concept drawings from the extras menu. It really is travel from A to B to see the cut scene. Oh and combat is laughable, I used only the pistols to complete the game in one evening, and that included killing sharks with them. Oh yeah sharks - in the arctic? Thats a new one.

Annoyingly the developers have also opted to stick with the camera/keyboard control system, meaning that if the camera changes direction and you are pushing forwards, you can now suddenly find yourself moving left/right.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost a masterpiece - but not quite 23 Nov 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's Christmas 2008 and Crystal Dynamics have presented their latest offering, Tomb Raider: Underworld. We had high expectations, so how has the resulting title measured up?

Crystal Dynamics have previously produced Tomb Raider: Legend and Tomb Raider: Anniversary, the resurrected version of Lara's first adventure; both were highly polished, well finished games with a strong backstory. Underworld has continued in exactly the same vein, and slots seamlessly into the earlier episodes as if they had been pages from the same book.

Indeed, two of Lara's previous antagonists feature heavily in this story, in which Lara begins a desperate search into the Norse underworld in an attempt to find her lost mother, last seen pulled through a portal in Tomb Raider: Legend. The game progresses more like a film than a standard action game; the characters are very well realised, are every bit as well animated as Lara herself and the voice-acting is pretty good too; the script is strong and well thought-out. And as for the soundtrack it's top-class, almost good enough to compare with John Williams' classic soundtracks. Make no mistake, this is quality material.

The details everybody always talks about most are of course the graphics, which Crystal Dynamics has again done a masterly job of; Lara could well be the pin-up girl of your local games shop all over again, looking good and excellently animated in all her movements. I had only a single glitch in the whole time I played this (although the nVidia 8800GT probably helped). This was when Lara sometimes slid into a narrow gap between objects and took a second or two before she could move again. Otherwise, it was fine and worked first time it was installed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Tomb Raider Underworld is the first game in this iconic franchise I have played and I found it reasonably enjoyable. Lara Croft is again the heroine and is following a series of clues left by her dead father which might shed light on her mother's mysterious disappearance many years before. I have not played Tomb Raider Legend yet but apparently Underworld follows on from this. However I found as a stand-alone adventure it was perfectly coherent. The questing leads Lara to a series of temples all over the globe and the story uncovers the truth behind the Norse mythology of Thor and his hammer. The storyline is really quite good and fairly well told. If you miss any of it there is a journal you can call up which explains the significance of the characters, artefacts and locations.

The graphics were quite good, environments were colourful and quite detailed, characters generally looked realistic and lighting effects were well used. Lara Croft appears in third person view throughout and seemed a little cartoony although facial animations were very realistic. This was probably intended as remember she has the figure of a Barbie doll which is anatomically impossible. The only problem I had with the look of the game was the extent of the clipping which ruined realism in many places - Lara spent much of the adventure with boots suck in the floor. Other than that I did not notice any other glitches or bugs after applying the 1.1 patch of approx. 108 MB. The game has twenty chapters some of which are quite long and is a fairly lengthy singleplayer only campaign.

This is an adventure game which concentrates on environmental puzzles and platforming with some shooting thrown in for good measure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't run on my pc although it is fine with other games
Wouldn't run on my pc although it is fine with other games. Bought a play station instead guaranteed to run.
Published 1 month ago by AndrewHam
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
An other great gamefor the Tomb Raider lovers of course. Great graphics, good story with it. I was glad to have it.
Published 5 months ago by Sandor Kacziba
4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood game...
I used to play Tomb Raider on the Playstation when I was younger! I absolutely loved it!!! But this game just doesn't seem the same... it's a little hard to pick up to! Read more
Published 7 months ago by lauren
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall
Four stars! As it's in impeccable condition and game graphics are brilliant. Although, I have noticed that the game sometimes freezes after saving (''sometimes''! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anna Chalcraft
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, nor does it have to be
At the end of the day, if you're looking for innovative, cutting edge gaming then you're probably not using a PC and you're probably not interested in Tomb Raider. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Longshanks
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special.
The game involves a lot of what you might expect: Running around ancient ruins, exploring and doing gymnastics.

What I think is good:
Most of the level design. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Richard Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Lara Winner
Only just found out about this little gem (in 2013), having purchased the latest Tomb Raider.
Whilst the graphics are no where near the levels experienced in TR13, it still... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Harry Ferris
2.0 out of 5 stars Horrible to play
Very glitchy and the controls and movement are horrible to use, the graphics are good but thats about the best part of it
Published 17 months ago by grace
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably good game if you can get it to work
The game took ages to install and then immediately ran slowly. Tried to install a patch but this made no difference. Read more
Published 18 months ago by ozmarsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present
I got this for fathers christmas present cause he loves tomb raider. It arrived in plenty of time and was in perfect condition. He loved it.
Published 19 months ago by Christopher Allen Sharp
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