HoG Review Score: 87.6%
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game, and the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, which was itself, the second reboot to its series.
Rise of the Tomb Raider was released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 2015 as a timed exclusive, with releases for PC in early 2016 and PS4 in late 2016 to follow.
Set one year after the events of Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is struggling to explain her experience of the supernatural on Yamatai. Looking for answers, she turns to her late father’s research into the lost city of Kitezh and the promise of immortality.
Combat has been redesigned with more options for stealth and sneak attacks. Lara can confuse enemies using the environment, hide behind bushes or in trees, or avoid combat altogether by climbing trees or traveling across roof tops. The bow and arrow return from Tomb Raider.
Rise of the Tomb Raider features a crafting system, allowing players to create items by scavenging materials from plants and animals in the game’s harsh environment.
Rise of the Tomb Raider received very positive reviews upon release.