News January 10, 2014   |  by

Game-of-the-Month: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Lara Croft returns to consoles with High Definition visuals and improved game physics.

By Chris Ong

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Scheduled release: 28 January
Developer: Crysal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix

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The Tomb Raider franchise is undoubtedly a big one, with millions of fans around the globe. The series consists of over 10 gaming titles, not to mention two film adaptations starring Angelina Jolie. The latest iteration of the game, simply titled Tomb Raider, was released early last year and is a remake of the origins surrounding the beautiful archaeologist Lara Croft, the main protagonist of the franchise.

This year, publisher Square Enix has taken it a notch higher with the upcoming release of an improved version of the game, aptly named Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Available only on the PlayStation and Xbox One (sorry PC gamers), this game allows you to see Croft as you’ve never seen her before.

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The developers have worked their magic and maximized the game’s resolution to Full HD (or 1080p) standard, allowing gamers to soak in a rich and ultra realistic gaming environment. No effort was spared in this edition, and as developer Crystal Dynamics puts it, “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was designed and rebuilt from the ground up for next-generation consoles.” Harnessing on TRESS FX technology, Lara’s model has been dramatically improved, with hair motion realistically simulated. In fact, every strand of her hair has the ability to move independently.

This game is a big step toward an immersive gaming experience, and we’re sure other gaming developers will be following suit by implementing next-generation graphics in their titles. Perhaps more reason to get a console?