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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Windows)

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a remake of the original Tomb Raider with a technically more advanced graphics engine. It has the same basic storyline, though some cutscenes and much of the dialogue within have been expanded or modified in other ways. Locations correspond to those of the original version and are accessed in the same order, but have been re-designed with different layouts and mostly completely different puzzles which allow implementation of new moves introduced in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend: swinging on ropes and using a grappling hook at specific points.

Puzzles are generally more focused on acrobatics in this version, ledges being much more prominently featured as a level design element, requiring combinations of jumping and shimmying across them to access areas. This type of gameplay replaces the key-retrieval and block-pushing puzzles of the original almost entirely. Combat is similar to that of the first game, though the player must now manually activate targeting. Some boss fights have been made a separate enclosed stage rather than being part of the exploration as in the original version. These fights may have puzzle-solving elements and often require the player to use Lara's new "adrenaline dodge" ability, which slightly slows down time when the opponent charges at her while in an "enraged" state. Some cutscenes require the player to participate in quick-time events.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Windows Fighting with Larson
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Windows Meeting the wraith
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Windows Falling on the ground with Natla in her supernatural form
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Windows The characters' appearance shows their true personality.

Alternate Titles

  • "古墓奇兵:重返禁地" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Tomb Raider: Юбилейное издание" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Great remake of a classic, perfectly capturing the essence of Tomb Raider. Donatello (384) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Thanks, but I prefer the birthday Oleg Roschin (164965) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Ooo, I'm scared and tense! I remember those feelings now. Richard Kaplan (12) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
A true classic remake IKNOWPCGAMES81 (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Back in 1997, you must have been playing this game! St. Martyne (3562) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

YouGamers May 31, 2007 93 out of 100 93
GameBoomers Jul, 2007 A- 91 Jun 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Jul 20, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Computer Bild Spiele Jun 06, 2007 1.99 out of 6 80
GameSpot Jun 07, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Bit-Tech Jun 07, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Jun 15, 2007 4 out of 5 80
UOL Jogos Jun 08, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Jun 14, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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As it already happened in Legend, once again the folks at Crystal Dynamics take a chance to tip their hat to their own Legacy of Kain series: if you find level 12's relic (The Great Pyramid) you'll unlock the wetsuit Lara wore back in Tomb Raider II, only this time it has a b&w logo on the chest. You might recognize this logo as Raziel's clan symbol.

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Sicarius (61034) added Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Windows) on May 31, 2007
Other platforms contributed by coolfrost (28), Sciere (234447), Diogo Ribeiro (329), Sicarius (61034) and klf9j3skld (287)