Ever since its release in the 1990s, Tomb Raider has been one of the most notable game franchises. From the first-ever Tomb Raider in 1996 to the latest one being Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
All the games were equally loved by the audiences and the critics as well. There are two major things that people love about Tomb Raider: first the exciting and dangerous places to travel, and second is the beautiful Lara Croft herself.
In the movies, renowned and beautiful actresses have donned the role of Lara Croft and completely nailed it with their performance. The latest game in the Tomb Raider series is the 2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
About the Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest incarnation of the Tomb Raider games, which was released in September of 2018. In this action-adventure game, players take the role of the iconic Lara Croft as she explores.
She explores sumptuous South American locations. These places range from ancient Inca cities and missionary crypts to the modern-day Peruvian jungles and towns.
Like the first two games in the modern trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider has a slower-paced exploring, treasure hunting game play. During the journey, Lara Croft has to solve numerous puzzles around the tomb.
This makes way for the high-adventure action-movie style gaming. The 2018 Tomb Raider is the sequel to the Rise of Tomb Raider, and third and probably the final installment of the Survivor Timeline.
On January 22, 2019, a new DLC adventure of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also released, which was known as “the Nightmare”.
Features of the Game
Shadow of the Tomb Raider seems to be a truly modernized version of the older games. Unlike the previous games, it does not have shallow stories whose game play was completely ruined by the talkative version of Lara Croft.
The combat quality in this version of the game is also markedly updated. In this version of the game, Lara Croft has not just made lots of discoveries but also lost her friends. You will also find out that she has killed countless living beings.
She has an enormous drive and self-confidence that makes her enemies fear her. The game has plenty of things to do besides following the story line.
You’ll do things like tracking down treasures, discovering extraordinary hidden tombs, hunting jungle animals, solving the mysteries in the town areas. These tasks are of great fun, but their rewards are strangely pointless.
Initially, the game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Later on, separate versions for macOS, Linux, and Stadia were also released simultaneously.
You can get the desired version of the game via Steam or the official website of the Square Enix. At Steam, the definitive edition costs $39.48 that has all seven DLC challenge tombs, downloadable weapons, outfits, and skills.
If anyone already owns a Shadow of the Tomb Raider Season Pass, they are automatically upgraded to the Definitive Edition free of cost. However, users are required to download the updates on their respective platforms.
The Bottom Line
To sum up, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an extremely fun game. Everything including the storyline, graphics, sound system, and the combat style is top-notch as game producers give the movies a run for their money.
The Tomb Raider movies have only made the mystery surrounding the protagonist better, so when you play you feel like you’re in the movie. And, we bet, players are going to love their journey as Lara Croft going saving the world.