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EIDOS Tomb Raider Underworld XBOX 360

Tomb Raider Underworld - Xbox 360 Game
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Average Rating:  4 out of 5

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There are 15 reviews for this product.

I thought that tombraider legend was a little better I do not like the way they changed the game menu, I think that the levels are o.k but there could be more action in the levels.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 03Jul2009
Considering this game was released in 2008 and after playing the previous Tomb raider game, I was expecting big things. BIG THINGS! This game has wonderful environments, and the audio is great too, similar to the previous game. The graphics arent bad; however the game has quite a few bugs! Bugs that really shouldnt be there! Sometimes youll be jumping onto a ledge, only to fall off or not jump at all!! Sometimes youll walk into some tree and Lara wont be able to walk or do anything for 5 seconds, she gets stuck and then magically unstuck! One of the cut scenes had Lara MISSING AN ARM!
The general pace of the game is action followed by puzzle and then repeats! But the action is short and the puzzles are sometimes not fully clear until you do a few trial and error methods or die repeatedly! The graphics just arent up to standard, but i do like the camera tricks (youll know when you play!) however the bugs just ruin the experience, if they fixed this with a patch this game would get MUCH higher reviews, but as it stands, nah!

Its just not worth paying more than £15 for! wait till the price of this drops!

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 3 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 07Jun2009
I got this as i have the rest already on PS1 PS2 and now Xbox 360...i think that the graphics are a hell of alot better and the combo fighing moves are a whole new level to...being able to make a move whilst in slo-mo before something bad does actually happen was a good move for the producers of tomb raider..

The giant octopus that is at the beginning of the game is a bit of a spoiler, as i think it would have made quite a good boss at the end of the game...

But overall this game has alot more adventure, enemies and wepons..

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 01Jun2009
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Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 16May2009
Good graphically and from a players point of view interesting but not as easy to get into like some of its predecessors

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 15May2009
If youre a fan of the Tomb Raider games, with Underworld it only gets better. The story-line continues and ends openly allowing room for another addition to the collection. Game-play is fantastic, and with difficulty set on highest you are really in for a challenge. The locations are more exotic this time around, and Lara is just as cool, sexy and dangerous as ever.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 5 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 14May2009
THis was the only Toumb Raider i could get the hang of and get through the levels, found this great fun allthough i do admit that i cheated a couple of times and looked at a walkthough. But overall, good storyline, good addition to the series and GReaT GamE

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 5 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 01May2009
Back in the day of TR 1, 2 and 3 i always enjoyed the series but thought it was a little overated. With the three most recent installments of the series however, i feel quite the opposite. Ever since the dawning of the pitiful `Angel of Darkness` the tomb raider series has taken a serious bashing by both fans and casual gamers alike, but the new revamped TR engine was a lot of fun in Legend and anniversary and its just as fun in this most recent addition to the series.

The graphics and gameplay are just as fantastic as they have always been with some great feelings of discovery and exploration present in the platforming segments of the game. The combat isnt quite as good, but it fills a gap and is still pretty fun in short bursts.

A lot of people seem to have bees in their bonnets about bad camera angles, and glitches that are present in the game, and i cant deny that these are a little troublesome. Yet, i personally dont think that its a huge problem as nearly every 3rd person platforming game has glitch/camera issues, and in comparison to these offenders the TR:U experience comes across as surprisingly stable by comparison. Likewise there are some rather tedious driving sections added in, and whilst these arent as good as other parts of the game, there are worse offenders of this particular crime. Has anyone played the new Alone in the Dark? Without wishing to take a `thatll do approach` i really think people should just get over these minor blemishes as all games have had, and will have these flaws for as long as computer games are manufactured and created by human beings.

If you liked anniversary or legend then you know what to expect, as its basically more of the same, and if youve played any other TR (or generic 3rd person adventure title) then give underworld a go anyway, as you may be pleasantly surprised...

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 18Apr2009
I found this game very good, although the camera angles were a bit odd at times. The camera automatically moves around and sometimes its not that easy to move Lara in dodgy spots.
Not a shoot out game if thats what youre after. Its a good game that you have to have a think about.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 11Apr2009
Ok, not a big gamer, but ive finished Gears of War, and love the `Lego` series of games.

Ive been playing this for about 3 days and echo the statements about the buggy-ness of the game, but it is compelling. I have to say, the bonus system(collecting relics) is just daft. I know that there is NO chance i will ever play this game again.

With Gears, i played that game to death and completed all the achievements. This game i struggle to get through it, just to prove i can finish it, then im done, ill sell it on and find something fun!

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 3 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 09Mar2009
I recently ordered the game and it has still not arrived to me i find it ard to think it is still in process so came tothe conclusion it was not comming and ended up buying it from Tesco.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 1 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 25Feb2009
Graphically, without a doubt, the best Tomb Raider ever - and Ive played them all. Plenty of reasons to play with the camera angles, and some of the scenery is nice too!

A shame then that its all a little bit too easy.

The puzzles arent particularly challenging. A new in-game `hints and tips` section in the menu prevents any hair-pulling if you do get stuck. Even on the hardest setting I cruised through the game in less than 8 hours. The most frustration coming from shoddy combat and the usual jump-die-jump-die trial and error gameplay - well it IS Tomb Raider after all!

As is par for the course these days, the developers have padded things out with collecting macguffins. 1 or 2 relics per level is fair enough, but 179? Overkill me thinks. Developers should really spend more time developing instead of relying on Gamerscore and lazy treasure hunts to expand gameplay.

Definately a recommend though, to novice Raiders and experienced alike, just dont expect any too earthshattering.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 4 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 18Feb2009
I recently completed Anniversary and was completely blown away by it. Naturally I was keen to play Underworld imagining it to be more of the same but even better. Unfortunately, and Im not entirely sure why, this game just didnt grab me at all.

I realised quickly that it was very different from Anniversary in both the way it looked and the whole feel of it. However I tired not to let this put me off and accepted it was a very different game. One of the biggest differences is the way Lara moves. There is just something not very believable about it. Also when you go too close to an edge she just freezes and you lose control of her for a moment. I dont like when a game starts making decisions for me. If I make a mistake then I make a mistake. The puzzles arent very engaging and there are excessive elements in the environment. One of the things I loved about Anniversary was the elegance and intelligence of the design. There wasnt a single ledge or beam that didnt have a purpose. I found myself hanging from beams in Underworld with absolutely no idea why they were there and with nowhere to jump from them.

The combat sequences were kind of OK but sometimes the amount lizards attacking at once was ridiculous and just plain annoying. The combat sequences in Tomb Raider should just be there add a little bit of extra tension. Its not a combat game. There was just a lack of overall coherence in Underworld. I had the feeling that there were too many people working on it without really understanding what all the other game designers were doing.

To say some positives though, the graphics were superb. The spaces and caves had an amazing slimy feel to them. For me though these are just the icing on the cake. I dont buy games to see how good the graphics are. The bottom line is game play. I would rather play an excellent game with average graphics than an average game with amazing graphics. Underworld game play for me was just very average. I cant even bothered completing it.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 3 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 17Feb2009
Firstly lets get one thing out of the way, negative reviews due to the camera occasionally getting in the wrong place is just silly. Its Tomb Raider, this has been a problem since the original and is now as much a part of the franchise as anything else. Besides Ive not had any problems with the camera, nor the other bugs reported such as Lara sliding across the landscape or getting stuck - not once - anyone who reported that playing a demo or pirated version by any chance? Doesnt happen at all on my original bought version.

Now quite simply this is Tomb Raider the way it was meant to be. Forget all memories of the awful Angel of Darkness this is quite simply the best Tomb Raider to date.

Graphically its gorgeous throughout as well as fluid. The sound is top notch and as for the gameplay its back to the good old routes of exploring and puzzle solving more than combat (by the way all who complained about combat this is Tomb Raider what do you expect? If you want third person combat buy Gears of War). And yes the levels are HUGE.

All in all if you loved the original and/or Legend and Anniversary then this is a must buy. If youre thinking of trying a Tomb Raider game for the first time, this would be an excellent choice.

Dont listen to those reviewers who are quite obviously complaining about problems that dont exist or combat being dull, as stated its tomb raider not a war game, give it a go you will not be disappointed. True its not perfect but its getting close.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 5 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 07Feb2009
its to hard for my kids and a bit for me more frustration really as controls are awqward but if u got patience worth a bash but wait for a price drop.

Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer   Rating: 2 out of 5  Date Reviewed: 04Feb2009

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