If you missed the internet yesterday, that’s probably the only way you won’t have seen the buzz around next week’s launch of Tomb Raider! It's hit new heights as the embargo for reviews lifted and scores started popping up from your favourite media sites all around the world.
The good news is that, overwhelmingly, people love the game. Even better news (for PC gamers at least) is that we can also now reveal a stunning deal for the game on Origin, where you can get the Survival Edition for the same price as the Standard Edition!
First up, let’s deal with the Origin details. The full list of goodies you’ll get for your normal game price in the Survival Edition is:
- Tomb Raider Full Game PLUS
- DLC Pack Scavenger Scout
- DLC Pack Pistol Burst
- DLC Pack Aviatrix Skin
- Digital 32p artbook
- Digital Soundtrack
- Digital 2-sided map
- Digital Comic
- Hitman: Absolution weapons pack 1
- DLC Pack "Guerilla Skin"
And you’ll get all that for the amazing price of £29.99/€49.99/$49.99.
If, even after that, you’re still on the fence – here’s a selection of reassuring reaction from games media sites around the world:
IGN: 9.1 out of 10 – “A new beginning for Lara Croft that does justice to one of gaming's most iconic characters”
EDGE: 8 out of 10 – “If the purpose of a reboot is to redefine a character and set them up for the future, then this is a job well done”
Game Informer: 9.25 out of 10 – “Tomb Raider strikes a near-perfect balance between traversal, exploration, and combat, and it does so by letting players set that balance themselves.”
Polygon: 9 out of 10 – “It's cinematic yet open, intense yet laid-back, fresh yet polished. It's a near-perfect embodiment of the age of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a hint of what to expect next.”
GameTrailers: 8 out of 10 – “It’s a highly enjoyable often skillfully executed game exhibiting all of the traits of the modern blockbuster”
JeuxVideo.com: 18 out of 20 – “Technically flawless, this game will leave you astonished, in front of amazing environments and true-to-life animations.”
Gamersglobal.de: 9 out of 10 – “I'm speechless: In her strongest moments, Lara even leaves Nathan Drake far behind.”
GameSpot: 8 out of 10 – “Tomb Raider is an exhilarating action adventure that serves as a terrific origin story for the iconic Lara Croft.”
Eurogamer: 8 out of 10 – “At the centre of it all is a brilliant character, still iconic but more human and believable than she's ever been before.”