Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the critically acclaimed Rise of the Tomb Raider, nominated for over 75 "Best Of" awards, in which Lara Croft becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration also includes the new "Blood Ties" single player content, VR support, new Co-Op play for Endurance mode, "Ultimate Survivor" difficulty mode for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, and 5 classic Lara skins. Also includes all previously released Downloadable Content including: Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Endurance Mode, Cold Darkness Awakened, 12 outfits, 7 weapons, and 35 expedition cards. With over 50 hours of gameplay, this is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience.

Features:

  • The Critically Acclaimed Action Adventure - In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara uncovers an ancient mystery that places her in the cross-hairs of a ruthless organization known as Trinity. As she races to find the secret before Trinity, the trail leads to a myth about the Lost City of Kitezh.
  • NEW "Blood Ties" Single Player Story - In the wake of her father's death, Lara's uncle challenges her ownership of Croft Manor. Lara is determined to reclaim her legacy and prove that she is the rightful heir. Explore Lara's childhood home in an hour of new Story Mode gameplay, and uncover a family mystery that will change her life forever. This new mode is playable in standard third person and can also be experienced in Virtual Reality mode.
  • NEW "Blood Ties" Nightmare - Lara's worst nightmares come alive as hordes of the undead overrun her childhood home. Defeat hordes of infectious zombies to become the ultimate zombie slayer! Compete with friends and create community challenges with card modifiers in an all new Nightmare Mode.
  • NEW 20 Year Celebration Content - Five classic Lara Croft skins as well as a reimagined outfit that pays tribute to Lara's trip to Antarctica in Tomb Raider III. New content also includes the "Extreme Survivor" difficulty setting in Rise of the Tomb Raider that will severely limit your save points, crafting materials, resources, ammunition, and health - only the most resourceful and capable will survive this new extreme difficulty.
  • NEW Endurance Mode Co-Op: You and a friend must scrounge, scavenge and craft to survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies, both man and beast, by night. This is the ultimate test to see how long you and a friend can survive the sprawling, unforgiving landscapes. Fire takes fuel, cold kills the unprepared, food restores health, and everything must be caught, collected, or crafted. You start with nothing and must find everything. Work together and challenge others to your longest survival run and battle to the top of the leaderboards.
  • Includes all DLC - Includes all downloadable content that will extend your single-player campaign and will allow you to compete with friends. Three major releases will challenge you to survive the extreme conditions of Endurance Mode, explore a new tomb that houses an ancient terror in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, and combat waves of infected predators in Cold Darkness Awakened. In addition, new outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards will keep you customizing, expanding, and challenging your friends to new adventures.

Product Details

Barcode
5021290074767
Department
Video Games
Released
10 Oct 2016
Type
Games
Platform
PlayStation 4
Edition
Artbook Edition
Genre
Action/Adventure
Publisher
Square Enix
Franchise
Tomb Raider
Developer
Crystal Dynamics
Compatibility
PS4 Pro Support
PS4 Pro Enhanced
FPB
18 HLV
Review
SA Gamer
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Videos
Announcement Trailer
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Duration: 01:37
Resolution: 640 x 360
Codec: H.264
20 Year Celebration Announcement Trailer
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Duration: 04:53
Resolution: 640 x 360
Codec: H.264
Supply Source
South Africa

Customer Reviews

Fans of Uncharted will love this game

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Another great game for fans of action adventure games. Although not quite on the level of the Uncharted series in terms of storytelling, it does shine in other ways, such as the weapon upgrading system. Good voice acting, pretty visuals, good stealth sections and some cool set-pieces make this a fun game.

Rise of the Tomb Raider -Reviewed- [Spoiler Free]

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When it was announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a timed exclusive on Microsoft’s platform it caught a few people by surprise considering that the first game was released on all available platforms. I was not to bothered by this fact considering the size and scope of the backlog of games I am still currently working through. What I can say though is it was a smart move on Square-Enix’s part to have released the 20-year anniversary edition for PlayStation 4. It acts as a “Game of the Year Edition” for PlayStation 4 owners and definitely makes up for the year long wait we had to endure before getting it on the PlayStation 4. Along with the original game, you get all the DLC released so far, including the Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch and Cold Darkness Awakened packs.

Since her first adventure being shipwrecked on an island in the first game, where we get to experience first hand how she turned herself into a survivor. In her second adventure, Lara follows in her disgraced archaeologist’s father’s footsteps in the search for the secret city of Kitezh, a mythical city both founded and lost in Russia’s Siberian tundra. Which is said to contain the secrets of immortality. I would probably get picked apart and flamed for making this statement by avid Tomb Raider fans but the story of Rise of Tomb Raider is largely irrelevant and forgettable and serves as window dressing for the massive action set pieces. Now by all means this is not a negative thing, as this has never really hurt any other Tomb Raider game in the past. And it most certainly does not hurt this game.


But I found myself enjoying the back stories found in various monologs by Lara, books, scrolls and voice recorders that went into detail explaining the story of the Prophet, Kitezh and Trinity more than the actual plot of the game. And something that stood out for me during the course of the game is the theme of inner peace and redemption for her father, which Lara seems to be seeking out during the game. Which is funny considering just what a bloodthirsty, ruthless killer she is during the course of the game, yes Tomb Raider is not the only game that suffers from this well-worn cliche as the Uncharted franchise also suffers from the same to a lesser degree. But for some reason, it stands out in the new Tomb Raider games in part due to the writing that clashes with the in game action.

And compounding the problem even further is that Lara doesn’t really have any discernible personality to speak of or any likable supporting cast that surrounds her. Which seems to be a long-standing issue with the franchise as a whole. And yes I am going to draw the parallels between Uncharted and Tomb Raider here, as they fall into the same genre of games. This is the only major issue I had with the game, in an otherwise excellent port and experience on the PlayStation 4. Visually the game runs a solid 30FPS at 1080p, and during my entire play-through, I maybe experienced a single slowdown and graphical glitch. Crystal Dynamics should be commended for releasing such a solid port, especially if you consider the state of some ports we get on release.

The games locations and set pieces are absolutely stunning as they are varied, from the rainy dark London, England. To the Frozen Tundra’s and blazing hot deserts of Syria. All of the games locations can easily rival that of any found in the Uncharted franchise. While the game is semi-open world it still has a pretty linear design. Allowing Crystal Dynamics to control the flow of the game, you can fast travel between different base camps making the need for backtracking to previous locations unnecessary. Making collecting those collectible and picking up achievements far easier for those looking at getting a 100% completion in the game. All of the games locations are filled to the brim with collectibles and wildlife you can hunt. Making exploring every nook and cranny essential.

The entire game works on the adventure mechanics which consists of running, jumping, hunting and climbing, as well as the cover based gunplay we got in the first game. Hunting also plays a much bigger and more essential part in the game now, you will need to hunt and kill various animals only found in certain locations if you want to upgrade the power and effectiveness of your gear. The entire crafting system has been expanded as well, each weapon or item now has its own subset of requirements that need to be met before you can upgrade it. Be it the skin of a ferocious bear or the antlers of a deer, each has its own combination of items needed before you can upgrade it. Lara can also create new tools, including homemade grenades and Molotov’s.

But expect to use your trusty bow most of the time, which also can be upgraded to use poison, fire, and grenades. Lara also has abilities she can upgrade at the various base camps using the skill points she acquired from either killing enemies or completing missions and side quests, which makes life a whole lot easier when getting to fights or when you are just collecting resources or exploring the world. I would also highly recommend doing the challenge tombs scattered across the different areas of the game. While these are more difficult than the first game’s it did not take me long to find and complete all of them, which when completed each tomb gives you a unique and useful skill and in some cases parts of legendary weapons or items.

There are also side missions scattered throughout the different locations, but they aren’t all that extraordinary, to begin with. They will have you shooting down drones, fetching supplies, exploring certain locations and bringing back items. So while the games story is lacking and acts only as window dressing for the games set pieces and Lara has no real character to speak of not to mention the lack of memorable supporting cast members in the game. I can still highly recommend the game as it is an excellent polished port and the DLC will keep you busy for hours. Thoroughly enjoyable, with a surprisingly long campaign which vastly improves on every single aspect that we got in the first game. If you haven’t already, go pick it up and play it now!

Feel like an adventurer

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It's hard not to compare this game to Uncharted, even though Uncharted owes it's existence to the Tomb Raider franchise in many ways. But what sets this Tomb Raider game apart from the Uncharted franchise is the exploration. Rise of the Tomb Raider, I found, was the best when you hit the large areas in the game, with optional challenges, extra missions, and hidden tombs and crypts. I found these parts a lot more fun to play through than the actual storyline missions, even though the storyline missions were not bad at all! The optional tombs are by far the best parts in the game, as these parts make you actually feel like a tomb raider, solving century old riddles to get to the codex at the end of the tomb. The fact that these tombs are completely optional also means many players might miss out on, arguably, the best part in the game.
All in all, this is a really enjoyable game. If you love hunting animals, and finding all the collectibles, the game has a lot to offer.
This version includes the Baba Yaga DLC which was really fun, as well as the Croft Manor that has a zombie game as well as a more traditional option where you can explore to try and prove that Lara is the rightful heir to the mansion (this part can be played in VR as well, if you have a PSVR).

Well worth the wait

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After eagerly awaiting the arrival of this for a year, the expectations were very high. It did not disappoint in any way and the epic DLC made it better. Lara's mansion overrun with Zombies?? THE BEST!
If you like the 2013 reboot, you will love this one. And you get even more value for money with the included DLC and optional objectives and challenges.

Pretty much perfect

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This game is captivating from the start, with stunning graphics and very smooth gameplay. The story is very well written and makes you keep playing, to find out what happens next.

Slow start with an amazing end

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Started a bit slow, but it quickly picked up pace and really grabbed me from the middle to the end.

Best game ever!

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Out of all the games that I have ever played on any console, this is the best game by far. Great story line, excellent graphics and amazing gameplay.

Continue the journy.

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The story is great, it continues the story of how Lara Croft became the Tomb Raider. The game is challenging and fun and since its the 20 year celebration, everything is included. No extra DLC required. I want the PSVR to play some of the content in VR.

This game is well worth the money. I finished the story but there is just so much more modes to play

love it

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This game is just to liiiiiiiiiit, 20 years of Tomb Raider and i still cant get enough..will be playing through it a few more times

An Amazing 2nd Installment

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A seamless blend of story and gameplay with addictive mechanics that encourage exploration, resource gathering and crafting. Rise of the Tomb Raider is a thrilling adventure that is a welcome addition to the PS4 library. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition collects all of the previously released DLC and some new game modes, which makes this the best version of the game to own.

Great sequel

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I'm still playing through it a week later and it is even better than the original reboot. Very happy with this package, which includes all previous dlc. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes action/adventure games!

Go for it!

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Really good game. If you enjoyed the first one you will definitely enjoy this one. Its worth it especial its it comes with all the DLCs so go ahead and buy it, you will not regret it.

Rising to the occassion.

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With a gripping story and some of the best platforming in an action adventure VIdeo game, rise of the tomb raider is certainly a must buy for the HARD CORE Play station fan. With over 50 hours of game play, a new coop mode and all previously released DLC, this is the Definitive Edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider.