Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS2)
- 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: PlayStation2
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Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS2)
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.
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. See all Product description
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i waited hell of a lot longer for the game to come out...ridiculous...very disappointed in this game. I'm an avid TR fan..and this is by far the worst version yet (I can't comment on the PS3, XBox360, PC etc) on this particular console.
The controls are about as fluid as a stone, you just about get the hang of getting them under your control and the game is over, yet again..I mean I was at the point of thinking 'oh, this game does seem to be getting back to the old style of working out puzzles and not just a shoot em up', and then there were the credits....
I can't emphasise just how short, over rated and mediocre this version is.
And the huge build up, then the huuuuuge waiting period for this platform version...just made for a bigger fall.
Save yourself the money and go and play on Anniversary, Legend or even Angel Of Darkness...
If anyone is coming straight from 'Anniversary' to this, you're in for a shock. The graphics are astonishingly bad. Think PS One quality. Really. Lara looks like Claire Redfield from 'Resident Evil 2', except RE2 was playable - this isn't. The flames you encounter on the opening level, for example, are so laughably programmed you'll think you actually are playing a PS One game. The camera is all over the place - through walls, Lara's head, the floor. Anywhere but where you want it. Worse - the game has absolutely no fluidity whatsoever and the cut-scenes are beyond abysmal. At the end of the first level, you see Winston in the burning mansion, then someone shoots at you and - zip - the next thing you're underwater in another level. No voice-over, no explanation, nothing.
Please - DO NOT let yourself be ripped off with this. If you're new to Tomb Raider and want to know what all the fuss is about then buy 'Anniversary', it's fantastic. If you've played 'Anniversary' and want to play this, then buy an Xbox (Don't buy a PS3 as they're no longer retro-compatible!) - but whatever you do, steer well clear of this rushed, confused and horrendously bugged nightmare of a game.
You have been warned!
The amount of bad reviews the game has gotten here isn't very surprising, as this PS2 version is kind of like the red-headed stepchild version as it obviously hasnt been given much attention. There are alot of glitches and strange happenings which might irritate some people, but I see it more like watching a bad B-Movie and laughing at the mistakes and poor quality of the film. Like for example, there is a part near the beginning of the game where you encounter the Kraken (large octopus creature) and in this version, it does not move, it just sits there, stagnant. If you swim up to it and touch it then you just suddenly die. Probably the laziest programming i've seen in a game, but still I couldn't help but laugh.
The graphics are, in solitude, delicious, but the problem comes as soon as you begin to move, whereby the frame rate becomes jerkier than an assymetrically and triangular wheeled wagon. The control system is also a nightmare, quite often moving the joypad left will result in Lara moving in any number of directions other than the one requested. The FMV sequences are clearly bodged rather than using the in game graphics for PS2, as would have been the case on Anniversary or Legend. Collision detection too is vile, with Lara able to bounce of of thin air at a distance of about a relative metre from the actual obstacle.
If you're thinking of buying this game, you're probably doing it for the same reason as I did, because you had played through the previous games in the series and wanted to follow the story through to its conclusion, but really I would suggest you wait until those of us with real-world commitments can afford to buy a PS3. I decided to carry on regardless for the sake of the story but eventually got fed up when the game kept crashing.
Extremely angry with the state of this game, especially after enjoying the previous two titles.
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