Tomb Raider I

Tomb Raider I for iPhone

Return of Tomb Raider

The original Tomb Raider returns in a re-release for Android, iOS, and PC. Tomb Raider is a classic, but how is this release any different from the original game?

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  • Great adventure
  • Variety of levels


  • Horrible controls
  • Dated graphics

Not bad

The original Tomb Raider returns in a re-release for Android, iOS, and PC. Tomb Raider is a classic, but how is this release any different from the original game?

Lara's first adventure

Tomb Raider features 15 levels from places around the world like Peru, Egypt, and Greece. The purpose of this trip? Croft is tasked with finding an artifact called The Kindred. Sent on her journey by her enemy Jacqueline Natla, Lara has to survive her first big adventure.

The level design is still great, like the original. You'll have to survive dangerous jumps and run from creatures that want your blood.

Tomb Raider still conveys the feeling of the Indiana Jones movies. You are a treasure hunter trying to steal artifacts that have been hidden for years. You will have to get past traps and solve puzzles that require lots of thinking.

Weird adaptation

Unfortunately the port of Tomb Raider doesn't survive the test of time.

The graphics are obviously outdated, but they look even worse because they haven't been adjusted to fit the high resolutions of current devices. There aren't any refreshed textures so you get blocky and low detailed characters and environments.

The controls are among the worst with no configuration options on PC and touchscreen controls for Android and iOS.

Tomb Raider also brings the frustrating controls of the original. Lara moves like a tank so every movement has to be planned or you're going to die repeatedly.

Is this the adventure you wanted?

Tomb Raider is a classic game, but this recent release is a bad port of the original game. Can you enjoy yourself with this version? That depends on what you're looking for. If you just want to re-experience the original game, then you'll be fine. But if you're looking for a polished adventure, try Tomb Raider Anniversary or the recent franchise reboot.

We’re going back to where it all began for one of the most famous video game characters of all time – Lara Croft – with the release of her very first adventure! That’s right, Tomb Raider I is now available for your iPad and iPhone in all its original (and challenging!) glory.

We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!

The game includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 re-release, giving you a total play time of around 15 hours. Also supports game controllers such as the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.

Here’s some story info:

Adventurer Lara Croft has been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artefact known as the Scion. With her fearless acrobatic style she runs, jumps, swims and climbs her way towards the truth of its origin and powers - leaving only a trail of empty tombs and gun-cartridges in her wake. On this trail are breath-taking 3D worlds where exploration, puzzle and platform elements blend in a seamless real-time environment. A perfect chance for newcomers and diehards alike to jump back into the series' seminal single-player action.

•Epic Exploration - The lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids are ripe for discovery: explore every hidden dark crevice and impossible heights; enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries; open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.

•Acrobatic Gunplay - Deftly leap around charging enemies while you unleash a hail of bullets from your trademark dual pistols.

•Combat Lethal Predators – The wilderness awaits with a wide range of enemies from bears to wolves, intriguing Atlantean centaurs and the terrifying T-Rex.

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