publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
Game mode: single player
Tomb Raider: Anniversary for PSP and PS2 is a remake of the first installment in the series following the adventures of a brave and sexy archeologist called Lara Croft. However, the game is not a recreation of the original product in full sense of the word. Eidos Interactive announced the game soon after releasing Tomb Raider: Legend. The game is considered to be a gift for the fans on the occassion of Lara's tenth "birthday".
In Tomb Raider: Anniversary for PSP and PS2, the plot is reminiscent of the story presented in the original game. The protagonist gets hired by a powerful organization, which gives her an assignment to find a mystical artifact lying somewhere within the unexplored tomb of Qualopec. As soon as the mission begins, it gets complicated, for Lara's guide dies and she realizes she has become a tiny cog in a large machine. Lara leaves her superiors and tries to solve the mystery on her own.
By Miss Croft's side, the player visits the places from the original game, including Greece, Egyptian pyramids, many lost cities and even the legendary Atlantis. The player encounters the same enemies - both hostile humans and wild animals, including an enormous tyrannosaurus. The remake offers new locations, a slightly upgraded weaponry and completely new puzzles.
The changes introduced to the contents of the original game have their roots in a new engine that the game utilizes, as well as extensive mechanics allowing the protagonist to be more flexible while moving around. Tomb Raider: Legend makes use of the same patterns, however, these were not applicable in 1997.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 4 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card 8 MB
Uses: memory card 32 MB