Tomb Raider: Underworld

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Explore everything, Stop at nothing and the adventure of Lara Croft begins. Tomb Raider series is on of the most successful and more importantly adventures series of the era. Tomb Raider: Underworld or Tomb Raider 8 is the eight games of the series. It was release on 18 November 2008 in North America and on 21 November 2008 in Europe. PlayStation version of the game is set to be released on January 31, 2009. This is the third game in succession to be developed by Crystal Dynamics. After the end of Tomb Raider: Legend, this is where the game continues from.

It is different from other games of the series, more real than the others. Lara’s environment is an “interactive world that reacts and remembers.” For example, footprints left in the mud or mud transferred to Lara’s knee will be washed away by rain, the bodies will remain where she killed them and destruction caused by her will remain permanent. It will not only give player for the effect they are having on the world, but to give them navigational aids. Dynamic lights also feature in the game with carefully created light maps. Best thing of the game is a weather system that changes the environment. Like if, the environment is wet and Lara is negotiating wet ledge chances of her slip are more.

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A new melee system is also included in the game giving Lara an option of direct fight to keep herself from her attacker. Lara can now split her guns and fire at two different targets simultaneously. The grappling hook I back. Hind icons are eliminated from this version. From the top officials of the game it was stated, “You’ll be able make Lara to do anything you want.” It is left to the own intuition of the players to decide what Lara Croft will be able to do and what she can’t? Time slow down are included instead of the adrenaline moments of the previous games.

Story of Tomb Raider: Underworld continues just after Tomb Raider: Legend ends. Lara is in her mansion when she is attacked by Zip, because he and Winston are attacked by a woman same as Lara Croft. However, it was later solved that the one who attacked them both was not Lara but was Lara’s doppelganger, created by Natala. She has to discover the belt, gauntlet and Wraith Stone in order to stop Natala who wants to take the history back in seventh century by triggering apocalyptic levels of volcanic activity through volcanic activity throughout the world. She was eventually killed and Lara saves the day.

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Just like the other games of the franchise Tomb Raider: Underworld received wonderful reception. Both the factors are working on its reception game its quality of content and difference from previous Lara Croft games. Most of the gaming websites gave Tomb Raider: Underworld an average score of 8.5, where as average score from most of the magazines was eight.

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