Thomas Roach gets hand on with Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4…
Despite having originally released on Xbox One last year, I still felt the need to play Rise of the Tomb Raider at EGX on PlayStation 4. For the past year I have kept away from any plot points or any details about gameplay in order to fully enjoy the games release on PS4, and that time is drawing near.
The hands on experience at EGX with Rise of the Tomb Raider involved Co Op gameplay called Endurance Mode. I had not played multiplayer in the previous instalment so this was a new experience for me which I enjoyed. The mission involved myself and another player trying to survive against the environment as well as enemies. In order to keep ourselves alive we needed to keep ourselves warm, collect supplies and take down any enemies who came after us. It only took us about 5 – 10 minutes to complete the mission successfully though it was still enjoyable. Playing this sort of mode on a variety of maps back to back would be gripping.
Only getting hands on one game mode isn’t a big deal. The gameplay was still fun and similar to the previous Tomb Raider game which I loved. I have not noticed any dramatic improvements to the gameplay from the previous instalment. Rise of the Tomb Raider is one I will definitely pick up come it’s release date. Obviously many people will have already played the game on Xbox One but if you are like me and have held off Rise of the Tomb Raider is worth picking up. Overall from the little I played it was an enjoyable experience and there will be plenty more content when the full game releases next month. With the added bonus of the 20 year celebration there will be even more content for you to stick your teeth into.
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, “Extreme 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.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release on October 11, 2016 on PlayStation 4 as part of the 20 Year Celebration edition.