Tomb Raider is a critically acclaimed action adventure that explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. The Game of the Year edition includes the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer, 6 single player outfits for Lara and 4 characters.
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Tomb Raider rightfully reignited the story of Laura Croft, updating the story and themes while staying true to the earlier games in the series. It offered a deep storyline, engaging characters, and a superb mixture of high-pace action with the sort of puzzle solving that makes the Tomb Raider franchise what it is. Though criticisms can definitely be leveled against the game where its story and gameplay elements mix, it’s still a superb title.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the base game and Season Pass featuring all-new content. Explore Croft Manor in the new “Blood Ties” story, then defend it against a zombie invasion in “Lara’s Nightmare”.
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Join Laura Croft as she uncovers the secrets of the ancients and contends with a powerful global cult called Trinity. Haunted by her father’s disappearance and determined to seek his trail to the very ends of the Earth, Laura must confront a threat greater than any she could have imagined.
A solid game for its time, following up on the success of Tomb Raider, I think this is definitely an action-adventure you’ll end up loving. Between puzzles, strategic combat, and some killer visual effects, Rise of the Tomb Raider offers everything you need.
As Lara Croft races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, she must become the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition experience the final chapter of Lara’s origin as she is forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. Combining the base game, all seven DLC challenge tombs, as well as all downloadable weapons, outfits, and skills, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is the ultimate way to experience Lara’s defining moment.
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In some ways the strongest of the reboot trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider features all the great gameplay elements we’ve come to love from the previous two titles. Immersive puzzles, new challenge tombs that provide access to new resources and complete side-quests, and the same epic combat that the previous titles introduced. The story isn’t as strong as the other titles, but there’s still a lot here to have fun with, which is what Tomb Raider has always been about.
The Epic Games Store has been around for a while, the lesser-known alternative to Steam, the nearly-ubiquitous platform for game purchases since it launched in 2003. But, where Steam originally existed and launched to promote Valve games, Epic Games Store launched in 2018 and quickly rose to success on the Fortnight franchise. At the time of Epic’s launch, Steam took a dramatic 30% cut from the sales of video games through their platform! This hurt both game designers and users, just wasn’t very nice. But the folks behind Epic realized something excellent: they could take a much lower cut and still have a profitable business. This led them to fast domination of the indie market, as small publishers flocked to the far better terms offered by Epic.
Epic Games Store offers some seriously incredible discounts on a regular basis, in addition to all the normal discounts one would expect on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the usual holidays. But the most exciting is their weekly free game or add-on, which simply harpoons all competitors.
When I first heard about this free game, I thought that can’t be real. They must only offer tiny indie games. Not at all, dear reader. Not. At. All. Epic frequently lists unbelievable A-lister games on their weekly deal, as well as sometimes offer two free games instead of one. In addition, just because a studio is smaller doesn’t mean the games it makes aren’t impressive. I’ve picked up some of my favorite new games, for free, from this platform, and most of them have been made by smaller studios (or as side-projects for teams from big studios).
If you had 70 billion dollars lying around, what would you do with it? We can’t confirm our own choices here at Howchoo, but we can talk about what Microsoft did with it this week.