The Tomb Raider franchise has been one of the most notable gaming series in the world since it hit the PlayStation back in the ’90s. The in-game protagonist, Lara Croft, has become an iconic figure in pop culture.
The series remains relevant with several movies and rebooted versions of the game released in the last few years. And there have been 580 million copies of the game sold – that’s before the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
With that in mind, today we have brought you the best Tomb Raider game to ever be produced – Rise of the Tomb Raider. It checks all the boxes when it comes to graphics, performance, action, and overall storyline.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is the eleventh game in the main series game and the second game in the Survivor timeline. The massive success of the 2013 reboot made it an extremely difficult act to follow up.
However, Rise of the Tomb Raider more than lived up to the hype. Rise of the Tomb Raider featured everything that the fans loved from the reboot, but there was more content added and other great improvements.
Besides being one of the best games in the franchise’s history, the game also made it to Time Magazine’s list of “50 Best Videogames of All Time.” It is the only Tomb Raider game to make its way on the list.
The Backdrop of the Game
The game is basically a third-person action-adventure game, in which Lara Croft is on a quest to discover the legendary city Kitezh. The game begins with a small camp in the countryside of Siberia, where Lara Croft is gazing at the mountains.
She believes in the myth of an immortal prophet that could be real, and that takes her to the wilderness of Siberia. Players must navigate Lara through a world fiercely protecting its secrets.
In the game, you have to explore huge interactive mountains and solve the puzzles, in order to progress through the story. The more you play the game, the more you learn to use the environment to your advantage and take down the enemies.
Features of the Game
Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers one of the most enjoyable cinematic survival action adventures to date. It features some high-octane moments set in some of the most beautiful environments on earth.
That’s all thanks to the CG-film-quality characters and FX, real-time cloth and body physics. This is also the most immersive and visually stunning Tomb Raider game in the history of its franchise.
The character of Lara Croft is voiced and motion-captured by the actress Camilla Luddington, and animated after the supermodel Megan Farquhar. The overall animation is absolutely top of the line.
Adding an extra element of customization is the in-depth crafting system. This allows players to create items by scavenging materials from plants and animals around.
You can use these components to heal, craft weapons, stats, and make larger containers for your ammo.
How to Download the Game?
Rise of the Tomb Raider is currently available for almost all the gaming consoles including Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Also, the PC version of the game was released in 2016.
The Bottom Line
Many Tomb Raider games have been released, and almost every one of them was a great success.
But, with incredible action, high-octane visuals, interesting plots and beefed up characters, Rise of the Tomb Raider has to be the best Tomb Raider game in the franchise to date.