Tomb Raider / Version Played: PS3
Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix / Playstation 3 – Xbox 360 – PC / March 5th / $89RRP
Tomb Raider explores the origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Lara travels on the ship Endurance commanded by Conrad Roth. When the ship is struck by a violent storm and split in two, Lara and many other survivors are stranded on an isolated tropical island in the Dragon’s Triangle. Lara has to find food and water to survive, fighting off the more dangerous animal inhabitants and trying to trace the other survivors. But a darker threat awaits as she is forced to harden herself against killing people in order to fight a group of malevolent mercenaries who seek to kill her and her companions. Whilst the story and the gameplay don’t really stay true to each other throughout the whole game the story still keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen to Lara.