I wrapped up the story in around 10-12 hours, but the island opens up after the credits roll in order for you to freely explore and search for any missing collectibles you may have missed. In addition to the single-player campaign, "Tomb Raider" features competitive team-based multiplayer that offers an interesting distraction but falls short of matching the excellent story mode.
"Tomb Raider" is an amazing accomplishment. Lara Croft's evolution as a character is nothing short of remarkable, and the journey that leads to her rebirth as the legendary Tomb Raider is both gritty and heartfelt. With its blend of action and top-rate storytelling, the future of the "Tomb Raider" series has never been brighter.
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Available for: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 ($59.99)
Rating: M for mature
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