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Old 06-09-20, 00:10   #1
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I feel this is a much better metric for ranking the games given they do play different per generation. Therefore here is my list an a list of reasons why.



S. Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider 3 are Tomb Raider in the simplest and Ultimate terms. They are the defining metrics of Tomb Raider and are great games for anyone introduced in the franchise. Can't find much fault if any with them. AOD has a lot of gameplay faults, but it is the ultimate story and the best rendition of Lara. So much potential and so much character and charm to AOD. It's why I personally have to put it here on this list. Lara Croft Go is here because it is the ultimate fan service and love letter to the fans and is very close to the classic games. I wish there was a sequel.


A. Tomb Raider 2 is here not being it's bad, it's a great game, but the levels can drag sometimes. Like the underwater ship and massive levels like Opera House just are too much for their own good so I put it a bit down, but it's still very high on the list. Tomb Raider 4 is also a fantastic game, but it falls short with Cairo and all the messed up levels and ridiculous mechanics that the game never introduces the player to. Your just supposed to guess and imo isn't necessarily fair. Rise, are you surprised, yup Rise is in this tear because it did many things right imo. I love the snowy theme and the graphics are beautiful. While I don't like this Lara much, I like the balance the game offers in terms of combat and exploration. The tombs are a definatly a step up from 2013. Rise imo was the best of the reboots. Now I thought long and hard about Shadow and it honestly just did not feel right nor fair to rank this game so low. The DLC especially was really good for it and while it has many problems like outfits and such, it's a neat package that brings back the swimming and the isolation that was missing from the previous titles. Thus I did kinda enjoyed it a bit ok, some of those hours weren't just talk.


B. Now these are good games, but we're lacking in some parts that didn't feel like they would be too high on the list. Chronicles is a good game in some aspects, however the levels were short, there weren't much of them, and I hated losing gear and changing it up after every 3 levels. Made exploration feel pointless imo. Plus the mega glitch in the last few levels of VCI just doesn't make it a solid enough package. Anniversary is a good LAU game, I feel it is the best for how close it got to classic. However it's down further on the list due to what it also lacks and the boring long corridors of nothing before entering rooms. This feels like a crime putting 2013 in the B tear, but imo I just had to show how Rise and Shadow were a bit better in terms of game although 2013 has the best reasons for exploring. It's not bad at all, but it could have been better, especially if they didn't force so many characters surviving. GOL is a good spin off, but I didn't like the repetition in the music and the story wasn't all that interesting. Still it is really good.


C. Legend was a good attempt at trying to revive the franchise, but this game was wayyyyyyyy too short. Right when I got into it the game was over. Plus the levels felt too simple imo and there wasn't much to the levels to really justify this game. Also hated Amanda. Temple of Osiris was nice as a sequel to GOL but the story sucked, hated all the extra characters, the talking was annoying and generally wasn't as fluid, especially with constantly switching to that staff. Felt so annoyed by that. Thus it is down here.


D. Oh dear Underworld, you went wrong in soooooo many areas. While the game is beautiful and thailand is probably the best location in the game, the animation was broken, the story sucked big time, especially trying to force stuff from Anniversary into it. The entire story was a complete borefest with Amanda coming back and I hated that this game was as short as legend. This game just wasn't good at all imo and reminds at the bottom of every rank list I do. While I don't mind playing it again, the reboot was better imo for it offering more to chew off and enjoy.

And that's my list, hope you guys enjoyed it and maybe were a bit surprised too.
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Old 06-09-20, 00:19   #2
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Finally getting around to the Core Games (and yes, I did play TLR before the other Cores)

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Old 06-09-20, 00:23   #3
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Wow your opinion on the reboot games has definitely changed.

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S. Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider 3 are Tomb Raider in the simplest and Ultimate terms.
Couldn't agree more.

I'll probably just edit this post to add a chart and description later but mine would be:

S: TR1 - Rise - Go
A: TR3 - Legend - TR2013
B: TR4 - Shadow - Anniversary
C: TR5 - AOD
D: TR2 - Underworst
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Old 06-09-20, 00:41   #4
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What does S stand for, btw?

Also, sorry to be that person, but it's Tier not Tear.
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Old 06-09-20, 00:45   #5
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What does S stand for, btw?

Also, sorry to be that person, but it's Tier not Tear.
Thanks for pointing it out, my keyboard was autocorrecting it to tear instead of tier.

Also it means superb
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Old 06-09-20, 00:57   #6
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Underworld was underwhelming for me (Thailand is a cute highlight though)

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Old 06-09-20, 02:00   #7
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S: Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III, Tomb Raider The Last Revelation
A: Tomb Raider I, Tomb Raider Chronicles, Tomb Raider Underworld, Tomb Raider Anniversary
B: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Tomb Raider Legend, Lara Croft Go
C:Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Tomb Raider (2013), Tomb Raider The Angel of Darkness
D: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
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Love tier lists

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