Lara Croft is a bona fide pop culture phenomenon, having appeared in hit games, magazine covers and big budget movies. Thanks to her popularity, Lightspeed Studios and Crystal Dynamics faced a tough road when they went to breathe new life into the character. Thankfully, their fantastic reboot Tomb Raider, which is now available on the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV, lives up to the hype.
You can experience Lara Croft’s rebirth in all its glory thanks to the power of NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Download the game through Google Play for just $14.99, and you can see for yourself how this fantastic action game has improved on already stellar the franchise formula. Better still, the SHIELD TV version bundles in the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer DLC, which includes extra outfits, skills, and weapon upgrades.
Load up Tomb Raider and the first thing you’ll notice are the beautiful visuals and spectacular level design. You’ll crawl through dank caverns, scale majestic structures, and chart a course through wild terrain that’s teeming with life. The game engine pumps out some amazing graphics, and the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV ensures that you’ll get the best visual experience possible.
Tomb Raider also features a bevy of gameplay improvements that adds more depth to the action. Lara is still a human dynamo with cat-like grace and incredible fighting skills, but the developer added a progression system that lets you beef up her moves. New combat maneuvers, survival skills, and ability augments let you unlock Lara’s true potential.
Lara will also gain access to an amazing assortment weapons including a silent but deadly bow, pistols, rifles and shotguns. Each can be upgraded with different accessories and parts that improve their attributes. The star of the show, however, is Lara’s handy axe. This versatile tool lets her latch onto surfaces, zipline down ropes, and finish off foes with a visceral flourish.
Lastly, SHIELD TV owners who purchase Tomb Raider will be treated to a terrific story. Sharp writing, terrific pacing and some truly riveting developments ensure that Lara’s development as a character is both meaningful and compelling. There’s real human drama at the center of Tomb Raider’s narrative that genuinely adds to the game’s appeal.
Lara Croft and Tomb Raider have been revitalized thanks to the excellent work of Lightspeed Studios and Crystal Dynamics. If you loved the original games, this updated take on the Tomb Raider series will win you over with its blend of intense action and engaging narrative. But even if you aren’t familiar with Lara Croft’s early adventures, Tomb Raider is an action filled adventure that is definitely worth undertaking.