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Tomb Raider: Legend

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The gaming world's sexiest and most intrepid adventurer makes her triumphant return in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend!
Follow Lara down a path of discovery as she travels the globe to remote, exotic locales in search of one of history's greatest artifacts that unleash unwelcome figures from Lara's mysterious past. With guns blazing, Lara must use her athletic ability and intellectual wits to explore vast, treacherous tombs, riddled with challenging puzzles and deadly traps. Experience the beginning of the new Legend in the most adrenaline-fueled Tomb Raider adventure ever!
Lara Croft evolved! - the sexy, dual-pistol wielding heroine is presented like never before with new graphic and animation sets, presenting Lara in the finest fidelity to date
Return to the tombs! - discover and explore living breathing, lost ancient realms that hold clues to the secrets of Lara's past. Physics, Water and Fire systems bring the perilous environments of Lara's world alive, and challenge the player to improvise solutions to obstacles
The Intuitive and Fluid Control System movement allows you to keep Lara in continuous motion; seamlessly handle any obstacle and interact dynamically with any surface
Experience the new legend of the Tomb Raider series! - the future of the adrenaline-fueled adventure meets the promise of the next generation gaming systems.
Utilize strength and intelligence on your quest! - use the grappling hook, an arsenal of new weapons, communications devices, and other tools to achieve your goals.
Travel the globe to the world's most exotic locales! - explore ancient tombs, treacherous jungles, snowy mountain ranges, and much more.

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Metacritic rating
82
Release date
Apr 7, 2006
Developer
Crystal Dynamics
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Eidos Interactive
Publisher
Square Enix, Eidos Interactive
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://www.tombraider.com/legend/
System requirements for PC
Minimum: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Pentium 3 1.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent, 256MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce 3Ti / Radeon 9 series), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 9.9GB free disk space, 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard
Recommended: Pentium 4 2.0Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent, 512MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 256MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 5900 / Ati 9800XT), Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible), 9.9GB free disk space
Optimal: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz or Athlon XP/64bit Equivalent, 1GB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c -compatible 512 MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 7800 / Ati X-1800)
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"Tomb Raider: Legend" was the much-needed Reboot of the legendary Series in 2006. After the largely failed "Tomb Raider IV: The Angel Of Darkness," in which the Developers had become badly bogged Down on too many Construction Sites, a Reboot and a Focus on the Essentials was more than necessary. At its core, the Principle remains intact. Again, we hang, climb, bounce and shoot our way through the Levels, lay levers, press switches, move Chunks of stone and have to be careful not to crash and also have to fight back all sorts of Getiers and also mystical And humanoid opponents. There Are Also boss Fights. And even if the Proportion of Fighting has increased, primarily we are still moving around the Hillside and Lever, which then opens a Door to it. The Mechanics are, by and Large, a very good and successful Continuation of the Genre. Gone are the Days when Lara Had to be controlled with Tank Controls using a keyboard exactly how to control it with a Pixel device. The Input with mouse and keyboard as well as with Controller works well and Fluidly. The throwing Hook, which can not only be used to cross larger Canyons, but is also used for Many Puzzle solutions, is very useful. The Graphics have taken a huge Leap and are still very handsome today. The Sound and Music are typically epic and high-quality. Which surprises, however: "Tomb Raider: Legend" is amazingly short With about seven Hours of play compared to your Predecessors, with whom you liked to spend more than 20 Hours, and also very simple. Apparently, the Reboot should also be an even clearer Focus on the Mass Market. Luckily, level and Puzzle design Are pleasingly varied. The Locations, like Lara'S Wardrobe, are also varied and atmospherically strong, although this Time Croft Manor mutates into a rather pointless dressing Room, the Training Room is, of course, exempt. And the Flow of the Game is also one of the best in the Series. A Matter Of taste, but rather unnecessary for me, is the greater Weighting of fights. They have never been a Highlight of the Series and work only slightly passable here. It gets Annoying when you are still riding on an unwinding Motorcycle in endlessly looking level Passages. Also more than questionable is the Introduction of occasional quick time events that make the already simple game more skill-free. The Camera of the Third-person title usually works quite well, even if it is sometimes-especially in confined spaces-not quite up to the Times. Despite all The Criticisms. "Tomb Raider: Legend" is a really good Reboot, which is mainly mechanically convincing and largely finds its way back to the Core of the Series. Rating: 8/10 Atmosphere 6/10 Story 8/10 Graphic 7/10 Sound 8/10 Game Mechanics 6/10 Balancing 8/10 Game Pass Conclusion: Conclusion of convincing restart of a large Series, which, however, is quite short and overall too easy. 7/10 Overall Rating
A good game for Tomb Raider. I'd say this is neither good than the original, nor bad than the first reboot game. The plot was nice and I enjoyed it. The gameplay is also okay, but the wonky camera was very irritating and spoiled lots of jumps for me. I enjoyed the time spent, and I got this one for free for pre-ordering another Lara Croft.
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