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Video Game Haiku Review – Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Published: February 4, 2014, 9:43 pm, by Terry Terrones


The first Video Game Haiku review covered Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead Season Two: Episode One.” This review is for the recently released “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.”

Title: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Format: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Price: $59.99
Publisher: Square Enix

Crystal Dynamics
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
The Grade: A-

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Haiku Review

Lara Croft looks great

All DLC is inside

A must for Tomb fans

Summary: With a puny library of games on the Xbox One and PS4, “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition” is a great addition for next get (current gen?) consoles. But what do you get in a supped up version of a title that was released in March of 2013? The same fantastic gameplay in beautifully rendered environments and an even more impressive looking Lara Croft. All DLC from previous iterations of Tomb Raider are also included in this Definitive Edition but the multiplayer offering is so weak gamers won’t get much enjoyment from it. However if you missed this game the first time around, or if you’re anxious to revisit Lara Croft almost a year after her reboot (like me), this game is certainly worth picking up.

Gazette Media Columnist Terry Terrones is a veteran video game journalist. He has written for numerous publications including GamePro, GamesBeat, PC World, GameZone, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/terryterrones.