Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006, 360) – 7/10 puzzle platform action adventure game review

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Cast / crew
Lara Croft: Keeley Hawes
Senior Producer: Matthew Guzenda
Producer: Morgan Gray
Technical Director: Jason Bell
Lead Programmer: Rob Pavey
Lead Programmer Player Character: Gary Snethen
Lead Level Designer: Martin Dufour
Story Designer: Eric Lindstrom
Writer (Dialogue): Aaron Vanian

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend (2006)

Lara returns to ghosts past as she attempts to recover pieces of a sword that killed her mother when Lara was a girl.

7/10

This is a good, entertaining game marred by shoddy technical issues. Almost every death (even on the hardest difficulty which I played it on) comes from these issues including the camera angle changing the effects of your directional buttons, frame-rate problems causing unresponsive face buttons and an auto-lock-on system which frequently targets off-screen, out-of-range elements. The inconsistent frame rate spoils the visuals but it generally looks pretty good, especially Miss Croft herself (my favourite outfit to play in is the ripped red evening dress), and the special smoke, water, explosion and lighting effects are terrific. Special mention for an unusual and highly welcome time trial mode which challenges you to get through each cleared level within a certain time. I’d like to see that on all suitable games.

This game contains mild swear words, Gun violence, melee violence, supernatural violence

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.

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