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Tomb Raider: Legend for Nintendo DS is a rather different game than its console brethren. It retains the plot and cutscenes, but the platforming action and evironmental puzzles have been reworked into a side-scrolling format, though with some 3D elements. There are also occasional motorcycle levels.

For the most part, the upper screen shows the action and the lower screen has inventory, which is manipulated with the stylus. However, when you approach enemies, the lower screen switches to a first-person view and you must quickly shoot your foes by tapping them with the stylus.

As in the other versions, gameplay revolves around finding a number of artifacts in exotic locales. In this case, you must blow on the DS microphone to dust them off.

While Lara moves in two dimensions for the most parts, the graphics are 3D, and the environments are often viewed from angles other than the straight-on that is standard for the genre.


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GameSpot Dec 12, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76
Video Game Talk Jan 09, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
N-Zone Feb 06, 2007 69 out of 100 69
NGamer Dec, 2006 54 out of 100 54 Nov 10, 2006 52 out of 100 52
Game Chronicles Dec 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Game Freaks 365 Jan 12, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Worth Playing Dec 28, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
GamerDad Jan 01, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gamekult Nov 17, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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Ace of Sevens (4471) added Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (Nintendo DS) on Nov 25, 2006