Crystal Dynamics first entry in the Tomb Raider series unearths a treasure that has been lost for far too long!
The game looks good, plays well, has an intriguing story, and does a better job at cinematic flair than the actual Tomb Raider movies. Lara's adventures takes her to many locations, both ancient and modern, including an interesting optional level of being able to explore Croft Manor. Environmental puzzles are the primary focus of the game, with some combat sprinkled throughout for some variety. Much like the original game.
Some of the environmental traps and combat sequences rely on the much maligned quick-time-sequences of pushing the correct button at the exact right time. But the sequences are not bad enough to take away from the overall enjoyment of the game. You'll find yourself enjoying the puzzles and exploration as you complete the adventure of finding out what happened to your mother when you were a child.
Crystal Dynamics has done well with this reboot of the Tomb Raider series. Once again, you can play as Lara Croft in a game that is worthy of your time.