publisher: Square-Enix / Eidos
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8
Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy is a collection of games about the first adventures of the main heroine of the series, Lara Croft. It includes Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as well as all DLCs released for them. It was developed by Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics.
The story in the games shows the beginning of Lara Croft's career - her first discoveries and first attempts to save the world. We guide the young archaeologist on the Yamatai island located off the coast of Japan, in the Siberian tundra and the Peruvian jungle. We will visit ancient tombs, temples and the ruins of ancient cities. During the adventure Lara has to face The Order of Trinity, a mysterious organisation looking for ancient artefacts to use them for evil purposes.
The games included in the trilogy do not differ much in mechanics. They are TPP shooters focused on stealth action. Lara can eliminate enemies with cold weapons, firearms, a bow or traps. A large part of the gameplay is collecting resources, such as plants, wood, animal skins. We can use them to improve weapons or create useful items such as first aid kits or Molotov cocktails. For killing enemies we get experience, for which we can buy new skills.
Between battles we will explore the locations and look for treasures. This usually involves climbing, jumping over chasms and swinging with an anchor. Exploring tombs we have to watch out for traps, protecting hidden valuables from intruders.
Each game includes a single player campaign lasting several hours. Also included in the compilation are multiplayer modes, allowing either two-player co-op or eight-player competitive play.
Trilogy still boasts impressive visuals, supporting 4K Ultra HD resolution. The compilation is also available on next-gen consoles although it lacks significant next-gen enhancements.