This was the first Tomb Raider game I had ever played and instantly became my favourite. Everything about it is brilliant, the story, the weapons, the gameplay, everything.
Weapons: I think my favourite weapon has to be Excalibur, one swing of it and enemies are dead, which can save a lot of time and effort. Brilliant weapon. The default dual pistols are great when you have all the upgrades for it, it has unlimited ammo as well, which is nice. The shotgun and the assault rifle are always good weapons as well.
Locations: The locations are very good, the scenery is great in places like Ghana. Even though the game is called Tomb Raider, you are not always in the tombs, levels like Japan and Kazakhstan take place away from the tombs. The Japan level takes place across rooftops and inside buildings and The Kazakhstan level is investigating a old military base. The rest of the levels involve Lara exploring the ruins of at least 1 tomb.
Equipment: Lara has many gadgets to help her on her quest. There is a magnetic grapple, which can be used to move certain objects, swing across gaps or manipulate scenery. There are binoculars, which can be very useful for observing Lara's surroundings, the binoculars also have a R.A.D. mode which will help when you encounter a puzzle. You can zoom in and out which can also help with puzzles but can also help when trying to find exits. Lara's PLS (Personal Light Source) comes in handy when entering very dark areas but can only be used for a short time before it deactivates to recharge itself. For the flashback in level 2 (Peru) Lara has an unlimited supply of flares instead of the PLS which, when thrown, illuminate the area they land in and are twice as bright as the PLS but only 2 can be active at any one time.
There are lots of things to do once you have completed the main game, like replaying levels to collect all rewards if you have missed some out, replaying levels on time trial to unlock certain things, exploring Croft Manor and getting all the rewards, getting a certain percentage of rewards on each level to unlock different outfits that can be used on any level (except the swimsuits, which can only be used in Croft Manor).
Tomb Raider: Legend has seemingly endless replayability, once you start playing it you won't be able to stop playing it till you have unlocked everything there is to unlock. If you get stuck trying to unlock everything there is, I would suggest Tomb Raider Legend: The Complete Official Guide
it will come in handy if you can't find that last reward or want to know how to get all the Croft Manor rewards.
5 stars for an amazing game