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Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

aka: Tomb Raider III: Les aventures de Lara Croft, Tomb Raider III: Novas Aventuras de Lara Croft

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GameGenie ( )

I love this game. The Tomb Raider series in my mind is one of the greatest adventure games ever made. Some people might say that there isn't much different from the rest, but why change something that is good? With the different areas and vast levels, any Tomb Raider fan will be entertained for hours on end. If you haven't gotten it yet, go out and do so or just ask Santa really really nicely and he might just put it under the tree.

1998 · PlayStation · read review

Power Unlimited (9.4 out of 10)

Het is geluk om Tomb Raider III wéér een stukkie beter te maken dan zijn voorgangers. Lara's avonturen (en natuurlijk ook haar prachtige shape) blijven boeien van het begin tot het bittere eind.

Jan 1999 · PlayStation

Absolute Playstation (92 out of 100)

Another fine effort from Core. I found the third TR to be the charm for me, you see I have always had this love/hate relationship going with this series. Yeah, I have always liked the character design (hehehe) and fascinating plot lines, but have never really liked the control or over experience. I usually end up playing a level or two and then putting it down for a while. Well, this one was different...besides the damn annoying levers that you still have to find the game plays out great! The levels are just the right size, the hi-res graphics look gorgeous and the analog control totally works for me. Overall, a nice tight package...

Nov 1998 · PlayStation · read review

NowGamer (9.2 out of 10)

Despite a host of subtle improvements, there are no dramatic alterations to the classic gameplay formula. Although obviously inspired by the likes of Metal Gear Solid, the improved enemy AI isn’t quite as sophisticated or prevalent as we’d been led to expect – only occasionally do guards run off to summon help etc. But maybe it’s just as well: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Tomb Raider III may essentially be more of the same apart from a few new bells and whistles, but with gameplay as engrossing as this, perhaps that’s no bad thing. It still walks all over pretenders like ODT. This is a worthwhile and highly enjoyable sequel that no self-respecting Tomb Raider fan should be without it.

Nov 21st, 1998 · PlayStation · read review

Video Games (91 out of 100)

Tomb Raider 3 birgt erneut genau das richtige Tüftel-Futter für verschneite Wintertage. Die Levels sind allesamt ungeheuer komplex, architektonisch meisterhaft zusammengestellt und mit herrlichem Lightsourcing, stilvollen Soundeffekten (Waffen & Natur) und Puzzles en masse vollgestopft. Bei letzteren liegt jedoch der große Haken des Spiels: Meines Erachtens haben die Designer dort des öfteren den Bogen weit überspannt, da hier keine kontinuierliche Lernkurve implementiert wurde. TR3 startet knallhart und hält dieses Niveau durchgehend.

Dec 1998 · PlayStation

Mega Fun (89 out of 100)

Meist kommt es doch anders, als man denkt: Eigentlich habe ich für Tomb Raider III keine wesentliche Steigerung im Spielvergnügen mehr erwartet. Doch was Core Design seit dem dritten Teil noch einmal präsentiert, ist wahrlich ein Hochgenuss. Knackige und vor allem zahlreiche Rätsel, Fallen, die einen zu akrobatischen Höchstleistungen antreiben, und ein Leveldesign, das eine 100%ige Indy-Stimmung erzeugt, lassen mein Herz höher schlagen. (…) Dennoch gibt es einige Kritik, die nicht von der Hand zu weisen ist. Zur einen sind die Levels teilweise dermaßen dunkel ausgefallen, dass man viele Fackeln benötigt, um sich zurechtzufinden. Auch lassen sich die Fackeln nur aus dem Ausrüstungsmenü aktivieren, da die Taste anderweitig genutzt wird. Zum anderen ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad hoch angesiedelt, der selbst erfahrene Spieler zum Schwitzen bringt.

Dec 1998 · PlayStation

Freak (87 out of 100)

הפרק השלישי בסדרה יותר משופשף ויותר זורם מבעבר והוא ככל הנראה גם הגדול והטוב מכולם.

Dec 1998 · PlayStation

Gaming Entertainment Monthly (85 out of 100)

In conclusion, Tomb Raider III is a great game. I enjoyed figuring out all the puzzles, guiding Lara through the various parts of the world and fighting the different characters/animals. It doesn't solve the problems that it's predecessors had, but fans of the series will be pleased with what TR3 has to offer.

Mar 13th, 1999 · PlayStation · read review

IGN (8 out of 10)

The sad thing is that Tomb Raider III solves none of its original dilemmas, and as it stands now, the exploration-adventure genre -- one that was revolutionized by Tomb Raider -- is in the exact spot it was two years ago.

Nov 20th, 1998 · PlayStation · read review

Quebec Gamers (8 out of 10)

Tomb Raider III est un grand jeu dans tous les sens du terme. On dirait cependant que les développeurs ont manqué de temps pour le peaufiner comme il faut, et qu'ils ont voulu en faire trop en peu de temps. Chaque monde a l'air vivant et constitue son expérience unique. Mais il y a plusieurs bouts frustrants qui viennent tacher l'expérience, merci aux essais-erreurs mur à mur. Maintenant je comprends très bien pourquoi certaines personnes considèrent Tomb Raider III comme étant le meilleur Tomb Raider jamais fait, mais aussi pourquoi d'autres le détestent. Pour ma part, c'est un jeu que j'apprends à aimer de plus en plus en y rejouant, et je me classe facilement dans la catégorie de ceux qui aiment! Tomb Raider III est incroyable, peut-être même un des plus grands jeux de tout les temps, mais il faut être patient avec lui!

Jan 10th, 2012 · PlayStation · read review

Meristation (7.5 out of 10)

Tomb Raider III ha vuelto, con un argumento plagado de meteoros, un viaje de exploracion emprendido hace siglos, el diario de un marino muerto y cuatro obras de arte tremendamente poderosas.

Oct 8th, 1998 · PlayStation · read review

Detroit Free Press (Freep) (3 out of 4)

Without a doubt, Tomb III is bigger, badder and better than the previous incarnations, but the lack of any major innovations in game play might leave some folks wanting.

Dec 11th, 1998 · PlayStation · read review

GameSpot (7.5 out of 10)

At the end of the day though (and putting all the hype, creepy marketing campaigns, and strange celebrity worship surrounding the series aside), there's no denying that Tomb Raider III is a solid game, worth the time of anyone who enjoys a good puzzle/adventure title. Those who lost interest in the series with Tomb Raider II may want to give it another look with the third.

Nov 24th, 1998 · PlayStation · read review

The Video Game Critic (C)

The graphics are slightly improved, and the dual shock controller is supported for the first time. Unless you completed the first two games and are dying for more, I would not recommend this. A difficulty setting may have helped matters, but Tomb Raider 3 simply isn't much fun.

Jul 15th, 1999 · PlayStation · read review

Player Reviews

Lara's third and most difficult adventure.
by Michael B (331)

The Good
I liked the new environments and the graphic improvements of the game. The story is very original. Very good idea that you can choose the path you take within the levels.

The Bad
I didn't like the size of some of the levels. Especially the urban levels in London. Another thing which made the game difficult to complete was the lack in medical packs and ammunition. That made it more difficult to kill enemies.

The Bottom Line
A difficult game to complete. Try out Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider 2 before trying this game.

Sep 9th, 2007 · PlayStation

An all around cultural adventure with deadly weapons of destruction and a gorgeous woman kicking ass!
by Antonia Lenham (3)

The Good
The game is brilliant for adventure. I love the idea that you can travel to different continents, and you can choose where to go. Whether it's India, London, South Pacific, Antarctica or Nevada. Lara explores places where she encounters Indian artifacts, ancient meteorites, Area 51 and mini subs - Oh my! The rooftops of London and the icy wastes of Antarctica. Ms Croft must use more than her wits to stay alive, which is why she's happy to have lots of new vehicles, weapons and moves at her disposal.

You get to train in her mansion, which is huge with lots of exciting secrets to explore one, which includes driving a quad bike in her back garden dirt track! You get a lot more out of this game than any of the others.

With her new outfits, weapons, vehicles, locations, multiple routes in many levels, new deadly traps, secrets, villains, monsters, dinosaurs all combined in brilliant atmospheres and entertaining music You can't not enjoy it!

The Bad
Looking from another’s point of view, perhaps some may not get on well with the controls and movements, but once you get familiar with them, you'll use them like a pro! This can result in some really cool actions!

Also some may get impatient, but the thought of challenging through the levels is an accomplishment! To be honest there wasn't particularly anything that I disliked. It kept me on my toes and each level had something to look forward to! It depends what type of games you enjoy.

The Bottom Line
If you like action, adventure, weapons of destruction, creative levels based on real places, exploring culture as well as using your brain, blasting big bosses with rocket launchers, speeding in quad bikes, racing down waterfalls with boats and using a list of her cool new moves. Then Tomb Raider 3 is the game for you!

Oh.. and last but not least.. Being in charge of a beautiful woman in hot pants (for the guys! she’s such a tease!) or the thought of world domination by a woman (for the ladies who want to kick using a female for a change!)

A brilliant game! keep the tomb raider games living!

Nov 22nd, 2003 · PlayStation

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Critic reviews added by Jeanne, vedder, Scaryfun, Patrick Bregger, Crawly, Cantillon, Alsy, Zaibatsu, jean-louis, Evil Ryu, Big John WV.