DescriptionLara 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.
The version released for the Wii incorporates motion controls and also features some puzzles exclusive to that platform.
- "古墓奇兵：重返禁地" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
Part of the Following Groups
- Covermount: Fullgames
- Enhanced remakes
- Game Feature: Developer Commentary
- Gameplay feature: Interior decorating
- Gameplay feature: Quick Time Events / QTEs
- Mythology: Greek
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- Protagonist: Female
- Setting: Egyptian
- Technology: amBX
- Theme: Atlantis
- Tomb Raider series
|Consoles Plus||Wii||Dec, 2007||18 out of 20||90|
|PGNx Media||Windows||Jul 03, 2007||8.8 out of 10||88|
|4Players.de||PSP||Oct 22, 2007||81 out of 100||81|
|Defunct Games||Xbox 360||Dec 11, 2007||80 out of 100||80|
|Pro-G||PlayStation 2||Jun 01, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Armchair Empire, The||Xbox 360||Nov 08, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Fragland.net||Windows||Jun 30, 2007||78.4 out of 100||78|
|Lawrence||Xbox 360||Nov 02, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|NowGamer||Macintosh||Feb 05, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Windows||Sep 06, 2007||60|
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Audio commentaryThere's a unlockable commentary track by Toby Gard and Jason Botta in which they not only talk about the making of the remake but also about the original Tomb Raider. It's also possible to unlock the Lara model from the original Tomb Raider and play with her.
Core Design versionA different version of the game was under development by Core Design, the developers of the older Tomb Raider games, but Eidos called Crystal Dynamics to do it simultaneously. Core Design's version was ultimately scrapped completely.
ReferencesAs 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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Related Web Sites
- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary (official website)
- Apple Games Article (An article discussing the Macintosh version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary.)
- Game Review: Switching to Mac (A review of Tomb Raider: Anniversary by Ross McKillop at Switching to Mac (September 24th, 2008).)
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Official game website)
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Wikipedia: article in the open encyclopedia)
- Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary on the publisher's website, which provides a trailer, an overview of the locations and tools within the game, desktop wallpapers, a demo, and purchasing information, among other such particulars.)
PlayStation 2 Credits