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Tomb Raider: Underworld [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B004519O9S
  • Release Date: September 30, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download

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    • Master your surroundings: Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore.
    • Explore epic and unknown worlds: Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more.
    • What Can Lara Do?: Lara's skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer. Lara now performs 1700 moves and is a far more intuitive character to control.
    • Treacherous and unpredictable challenges: Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved.
    • New state-of-the-art gear: Utilize the latest technology in Lara's upgraded inventory to navigate the world including: Sonar map: A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations. Multi-purpose grapple: A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, rappelling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment. All-terrain motorbike: Built to handle everything from the jungles of Mexico to the icy glaciers of the Arctic.
  • For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of the Norse god Thor. Legend holds that he who wields the hammer has the power to smash mountains into valleys and the strength to destroy even the gods. For more than a thousand years it has existed only as a myth... until now.

    In an ancient ruin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara Croft uncovers proof of the Norse underworld and the mythical hammer. As she attempts to unravel the secrets behind these myths, Lara's perilous journey leads her toward a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all civilization.

    System Requirements
      Minimum Specifications:
    OS: Windows XP (admin rights required) / Windows Vista (admin rights required)
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3+GHz or AMD Athlon 2.5+GHz
    RAM: 1GB (Windows XP) / 2GB (Windows Vista)
    Hard Drive: 8 GB
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6 series 6800GT (or better) / ATI 1800XT (or better)
    Additional Info: Controller support
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tomb Raider: Underworld


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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, great graphics, lovely Laura is back! November 21, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I never played TR until last years Anniversary and thought it was surprisingly fun since I'm more of a Sci-Fi/military shooter/racer type. This game focuses on exploration and puzzle solving with cool Indiana Jones type of mythological environments that are really nice to look at all with a very lovely lady doing the exploring with the occasional battles. I found myself not wanting lovely Laura to get hurt even though she can take care of herself!

I can definitely say this is a pretty big improvement from last years graphics and Laura has some pretty cool new moves with very intuitive controls configured very well for the PC gamer. I did have the occasional camera wigging out problems but it was not something that happened often. The sound was well done and fit into the whole mystical environment with the story occasionally coming in as cutscenes.

The whole interface is very well done and up to date. One thing I wish this game had was an autosave option at the checkpoints which are signified by a distinct sound, otherwise I can't always remember where I last saved. Also the saves don't go exactly to where you save, they go to the last checkpoint, this can be annoying if you finished a particularly tough climbing sequence. That's pretty much all that I don't like.

You should get this if you like exploration and puzzle games or Indy Jones/Mummy type of movies, it's not a run and gun or horror type of game but that's a nice break from the many games in those genres.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best games of the year November 29, 2008
By TJB
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Underworld is a great game, with a clear focus on exploration, acrobatics and puzzles - all the things that make a good tomb raider game. The environments are the most beautiful ones I have seen in a long time, and I play a lot of games. Granted, there are some games that might be technically more advanced, but Underworld's levels are simply breathtaking. Also, a mid-range pc is fully satisfactory to run it (I use my Inspiron 1520 laptop).

Lara's model and animations have improved considerably too, so that she looks and moves more realistically. Further, the game is full of little details bringing Lara and the world to life; for instance, Lara brushes away leaves when she runs through foliage, she gets dirty when she performs acrobatics, she gets wet when she swims, etc. One can clearly see that Christal Dynamics put a lot of effort into making her adventures believable, and they succeeded. The music is great too and could be from a Hollywood blockbuster; it fits the game well, with many memorable tracks.

On the downside, the combat is a bit lackluster, and I would have preferred Crystal Dynamics had retained the focus attack of Anniversary. Some people complain about the camera/controls, but I had no problems at all - granted, one should use a controller (I use the Xbox-360 one), since a mouse-keyboard combo is simply not well suited for this game. The story is ok for a tomb-raider game, but still rather silly.

As for DRM: there is no activation needed and no installation limit, which is good. It does have a disk-check facilitated by Securom as far as I can tell, and even though I loathe Securom, it is used in an unobtrusive manner here (compared to the nightmares that Electronic arts imposes on its paying costumers).
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great game November 20, 2008
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought PC version and can say that it's an incredible game, the best of TR games ever. Amazing graphic, absorbing plot and so many new movements of Lara. My favourite game of the autumn, for TR fans it's must have purchase
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not so fast January 17, 2009
By Lucky 7
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I had high hopes for this as the reviews were favorable.It has a good look and plays nicely on my XP, but the controls are clunky, there's not enough guidance for the novice as to Lara's linear focus. Even switching between the game & a walkthru I found myself wishing for an easy death. Frustration is putting it mildly.
I enjoyed the puzzle aspect, but could not continue, it's just too slow. Compounding all this is the game has no quick save option, no quick load, forcing one to relive the slow painful repetitive track thru nothingness.
Without the quick load/save,the game is monotonous. Good luck, you'll need more than that my friend.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Tomb Raider game to date November 21, 2008
By Steve
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What can be said - this is the best Tomb Raider to date. The visuals are grand - the water looks and acts like real water (waves, air bubbles and all), the plant life is excellently drawn, the rocks / columns look real. It is almost like the programmers took the levels from pictures. The game has locked items as before, and continues the series.

One of the most entertaining points to the game is the fact that you can get to the same place from different ways - you don't always have to follow the same track. For example, getting to the SUN Door, you can either jump to it via the left viking, go through the ledges on the right viking or use the ring to grapple.

The enemies act more intelligently so it is a more life like combat on Amanda's ship.

The only bug that I have come across the the grapple - you can grapple with "Q" but it will not release the grapple by hitting "Q" again. I have found that jumping or wrapping the cable around columns will "break" the grapple. Overall, this is a very minor bug.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Tomb Raider Chronicles was very good. I have found Tomb Raiders Underworld charecter very difficult to control and have not played it very much.
Published 26 days ago by Richard Sheppard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
Great Game- awesome graphics, challenging levels, very fun. hours & hours of play. Love this! Will be playing for a long time.
Published 1 month ago by Amy DeLong
1.0 out of 5 stars Tomb Raider: Underworld [Download]
did not get to play the unlock code was a steam code and according to steam someone already had this code so never worked for me
Published 2 months ago by Wayne Amedure
1.0 out of 5 stars iT STIKS i CAN'T DOWNLOAM THE GAME AT ALL AN THI ISI OST i iWANTED, M...
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Published 2 months ago by Anne Buswell
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time.
Downloaded the application just as the directions indicated. Installed it and never could get it to run. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Doug K. Urban
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad game
can't play. doesn't work. i tried to find the serial number and play the game but it is impossible to get the game to work.
Published 3 months ago by Rafat Maraj
5.0 out of 5 stars EVEN BETTER THAN TOMB RAIDER 2013!
This installment in the Tomb Raider series was, for me, more demanding and much more expansive than TOMB RAIDER 2013, although that game, too, was superlative and very... Read more
Published 3 months ago by UhvPluck
2.0 out of 5 stars crash so often - gameplay is noway as good as TR 2013
what else to say, can't play coz it crashes nonstop after i got to Thailand
my laptop can play TR with no crash but this one will randomly crash after a few minutes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Hoa Lam Chau
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Great graphics and intuitive controls. Quickly became a favorite, but not as long as I'd like. A great look into Lara's origins.
Published 5 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars TRA
TRA is more Advanced than the old versión if TR. I Enjoy playing the game. Love the graphics. Fin to play.
Published 5 months ago by Rachel
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