Tomb Raider timed-exclusive DLC revealed for Xbox 360

Tomb Raider's Caves & Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack coming to Xbox 360 on March 19.

Three new multiplayer maps for Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot will be released first for Xbox 360, publisher Square Enix has announced.

The Caves & Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack will be released for 400 Microsoft Points on March 19.

No date was given as to when the content will be available on the PlayStation 3 and PC. DLC for Call of Duty and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim--two of Microsoft's highest-profile time-exclusive deals--are locked to Xbox 360 for about a month.

Inside the Caves & Cliffs pack are three multiplayer maps, Scavenger Caverns, Cliff Shantytown, and Burning Village. The trio of maps are based on areas you'll visit in the single-player campaign, and all are playable across Tomb Raider's four multiplayer modes: Rescue, Cry for Help, Team Deathmatch, and Free for All.

Tomb Raider received an 8.5 in its GameSpot review, though reviewer Carolyn called the multiplayer part of the game "enjoyable but unremarkable."

For more information on Tomb Raider, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Multiplayer DLC for a game nobody likes the multiplayer in, and the majority of gamers are already raging that they have to slog through the slop to level 58 third prestige just to 100% the achievements/trophies. Typical. I'm just shaking my head right now. These publishers just don't get it. It's just paint by numbers for them.

1947gamer
1947gamer

OK maybe some one can answer this question. I was playing Tomb Raider went to XBOX Live and it said there was an update for the game already 22 MB. I downloaded it but have no clue what it was for.  Does anyone know?

1947gamer
1947gamer

I have never played an on line game but I just don't get a multilayer for this game. Who gets to Lara isn't that who the game is about? If that's your thing go for it but I'll stick to my single player.

Shaoran_Li
Shaoran_Li

Welp, I'm good, considering I won't be getting this game a year+ later. That's assuming they'll release some sort of "Game of the Year" edition (or whatever it'll be called), packed with all the DLC released by then. Then wait a few more months 'til it hits a Black Friday/after-Christmas sale of $19.99. Crazy? I know. But video games are darn expensive and I don't have the crazy money for its day-one release.

I've invested almost $150 with Uncharted 3 ALONE. The soundtrack, limited edition hard-cover guidebook, the game [collector's edition], plus the not-so-worthy Fortune Hunter DLC membership - never doing that again. I'll probably pick up Tomb Raider's limited edition guide book and soundtrack for now though.

SeannTHEsheep
SeannTHEsheep

Tomb Raiders multiplayer is quite fun and still manages to be a damn lot better than Unchartered 3s multiplayer ( so bad that its gone Free to Play to try and get some dignity back )

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

A timed exclusive mulitplayer map pack for Tomb Raider? Come on, Microsoft. Get your head out of your a$$. That money could have gone to exclusive misssions for ACIV.

1947gamer
1947gamer

I just don't get a multi player for this game. Makes no sense.

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

Since the great majority of players got this for the single player this is just another waste of money by Microsoft. I got this for PS3 and i'm glad.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Since when is MS timed exclusive DLC news?

sfkm2
sfkm2

This again.......Time exclusive DLC.....


*flips table*

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Meh. Multiplayer, who cares? It's a poor man's Uncharted online. The single player is where the meats at.

lilnazar
lilnazar

I dont care. The game is nothing like Tomb Raider anyways...

eubanks249
eubanks249

I hope when they bring DLC out for all platforms, It's going to be more bigger tombs!

The multiplayer was OK for a few games, but there's other multiplayer games  I'd happily play over this.

The single player on this game is fantastic though! I really hope some more tombs get released soon.

bakasora
bakasora

At first I was on rage when I see the title. Then I read it's multi player DLC, then I guess it's fine.

jakerscythe
jakerscythe

Let's just hope nobody actually buys these MP maps. For X360 or any other platform.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

LOL    Sony fanboys are so insecure.  I guess I cant blame them with Sony selling off their assets recently.  Maybe next gen they may make a profit.  LOL

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

LOL what a joke!! Look at the money that could've been used for 1st party support. It's a joke to defend Xbox let alone it's lackluster library at this point in time.  You would have to be the most pathetic corporate cheerleader to still have the nerve.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

I'm glad my Xbox Live subscription is going toward this timed exclusivity downloadable content because A) I also own PS3 and B) I don't plan on buying the DLC. Did I mention C) I prefer timed exclusive DLC that I won't buy over funding games.

hastati4
hastati4

I've played the hell out of the single player already, and I really have enjoyed it, and plan to play it through probably several more times. But I still have hardly any desire to play multiplayer. I just don't care. When I want to shoot other people online, I'll play Halo 4, or Battlefield 3, or some other game where multiplayer is the FOCUS, not merely an addition. 

moviequest14
moviequest14

Note to Microsoft : Getting to pay for DLC a month ahead of everyone else doesn't impress us. Real first party support effort impresses us. I could buy a 360 and get dlc a short time ahead or buy a ps3 , not get the dlc anyways , and play some of the highest rated titles of the generation..exclusive to ps3.

BloodyAura
BloodyAura

So nice to see them do the 'me too' thing with the multiplayer(sarcasm)-why is this in a Tomb Raider game anyway? Reboot or not it does'nt make sense to have it in this type of game.Which was alway's about single player action/adventure. Besides,timed DLC prooves it was already apart of the game that they deliberatly seperated for more money. I for one am really sick of this generation of gaming thank's to the industry

luis4800
luis4800

the only multiplayer DLC worth buying are FPS and Gears of War

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

DLC for the aspect of the game people care the least about.

Good plan!

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

@JDWolfie Something tells me Sony has had a claim on the AC exclusive content for a long time.

MarcKlein
MarcKlein

@AzelKosMos Defaintly. I am enjoying it immensely. Last night there was one scene in particular where Lara had to jump off the bridge cause it ws falling apart. I wondered if she would make that jump to the cliff

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@Lordcrabfood I don't think there's a single fan boy on any console that gives a crap about the multiplayer in tomb raider

Also calling out fan boys of of consoles in a comment where your a fan boy your self is pretty stupid

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood Lol this coming from the true insecure person. Why are you bringing business into this? That has nothing to do with us gamers. PS3 excels in exclusives and everyone knows it. Nothing to be insecure about, but plenty of upset Xbox fans if you have the balls to read the comments. Nice attempt at making yourself feel better. :)

BlazeODU
BlazeODU

@BloodyAura Hey, it could be worse, it could have been NOT fun, but it is. Since I don't own any of the Uncharted Games, I'm able to enjoy this multiplayer for what it is at least. =/

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood We're getting plenty of games, and plenty more in the years to come.  It's all good. We're gonna keep enjoying what's coming. PS lives on for another generation. Thanks for the concern though. 

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood So anyone who is enjoying their platforms must be a fanboy and corporate worshippers according to your broken logic.  MS is the one disappointing it's own gamers. All you're worried about is which company makes more money. Something NO ONE else gives a shit about but you. Sorry, you're the lone wolf here but keep telling yourself that people care to make yourself feel like you have a relevant argument. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

@thebeachguy90 @Lordcrabfood LOL r u 4 real?  I attack all fanboys on all platforms.  U replied to me demonstrating u r a fanboy, simply cause I called out sony.  Fanboys like u r the problem, blindly following ur corporate messiah due to a sense of ill-conceived loyalty. Purchasing anything with ur favourite logo.  U r the clowns responsible for the casual state of gaming.   Ur asinine posts has indeed proven u r a fanboy and lacking intelligence.  I am sorry sony is failing hard, deal with it.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood Oh yea I'm a fanboy and a coporate dog just because I'm enjoying what I have while you're coming here and trying to bring others down. It's not anyone's fault that MS has been disappointing everyone by shifting their focus on gimmicks and straying away from games. The complaints come from many Xbox gamers themselves. But for whatever reason, you foolishly decided to use PS3 gamers as a scapegoat because you don't like your precious Xbox being criticized so you bring up a topic that has NOTHING to do with us gamers and that no one gives a crap about.  It's you that is the brain washed corporate dog, you just think you can hide it by pointing the fingers at others.  Sorry, but we're not all as stupid as you think. YOU are the fanboy here. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

@thebeachguy90 lol  poor performance = end of story.  Sony continued reliance on generic gaming experiences has cost them.  Jusr ask people who bought a vita  lol.  I have no need to make myself feel better, I can afford anything I want.  Fanboys like u sicken me.  Brain washed corporate dogs too stupid to realise anything different.  It is ur lack of intelligecne that offends.  Nothing more sad then a fool becoming a corporate dog by choice.  So exactly what am I a fanboy of?  Ur lack of free will has u confused.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood Sony is a MUCH bigger corporation than Sega.  PS3 caught up to Xbox. Poor products? Yea, that's why millions are enjoying their PS3's. It's a matter of poor business decisions that has cost Sony. Who said owning all consoles excludes you from being a fanboy?  That doesn't mean crap.  The games are still coming and we're still having fun and we'll keep enjoying what we have until the day it all stops, which clearly isn't anytime soon. A pathetic attempt from you at making people question what they have just so you can make yourself feel better about your own preference. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

@thebeachguy90 ummm, Sega released the dreamcast when they were in trouble so ur new console argument is a fail.  Games will stop if business continues to fail.  Money is all that matters here, wake up my little sony pony.  Sony failed due to poor products.  FACT.  Who am I DEFENDING?  I own all consoles  so u fail again.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood"DUR PS IS DYING" Christ, you just love to exaggerate don't you?  There is a brand new console this year, so PS is still alive and well to stay for another generation. So no PS is not in danger. Sony losing money is a result of their own business mistakes, NOT poor sales. The PS3 and their games is quality, review scores and millions of gamers back this up. So who gives a shit? As long as the games keep coming, that's all that matters. You and your weak business arguments, as if you were speaking to company executives, only used by idiots as a last resort when they have nothing else left to defend their precious product.  You're the insecure one here, not us.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

@thebeachguy90 @Lordcrabfood u sure ur name should not be beachbum?  U r very dense.  Ur inane responces wreak of stupidity.  But I guess u r a mindless fanboy.  Sony can not make a profit, therefore the PS is in danger.  90% of PS exclusives are trash.  Profit and loss reports support this.  If sony is so great, y r they failing?

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood The only picture I see is that we're getting awesome games. That's all we care about. Profits are for Sony to worry about not us gamers. Keep sticking to an argument no one cares about. 

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Lordcrabfood You're argument would've had credibility if we all were Sony employees but what's this? Oh yea, we're the GAMERS enjoying awesome exclusives.  So nope, we're not Sony employees. You're in the wrong section bud. What a sorry attempt to make yourself feel better. It's all good man, we all have our insecure moments. LOL.