Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Blood, Animated Violence 

Parents may be unnerved by the way Lara unconscionably pumps lead into wild animals and people alike. I'm sure some will have problems with Ms. Croft's anatomical proportions as well as her choice of attire so they may want to check out the mascot action games like Donkey Kong 64 or even Ape Escape.

Lara Croft fans will be torn with this release. On the one hand, it is easier and comes with some excellent levels, but on the other, it can be seen as an add-on pack. Bottom line, this is a Lara Croft game and if you've played her games before and consider yourself a fan, you'll be buying this no matter what we say.

However, if you're a newbie to the Lara Croft phenomenon, then this is a pretty decent game to wet your feet in. PC owners with a decently powered PC complete with 3D accelerator and gamepad are golden. This is the first Tomb Raider specifically designed to take advantage of the newest PC hardware rather then porting over the technologically inferior console version.

PlayStation owners, however, don't get as good an overall experience since their version is essentially stripped down from the superior PC one. As far as the PlayStation version goes, Lara Croft looks better than ever, but I can't say the same for everything around her. At some points in the game, it's just painful to look at the broken textures and graininess of the backgrounds. And once the action heats up or, in some cases, when she simply moves around, the framerates can again take a noticeable hit. Its also worth noting that the Dual Shock analog controller, while supported, is pretty useless when trying to maneuver Lara Croft. No matter how softly or violently I pushed on the controller, Lara did what she felt like doing just to spite me.