It is been a long wait for PC players, but now Shadow of the Tomb Raider is finally out on the stores. It is the last title for the newest trilogy regarding Lara Croft’s hazardous escapades. The game is currently available on Steam, Hubble, and Square Enix store on September 14, 2018.
What Players Can Expect
Because of the success of the last games in the Tomb Raider franchise, many are wondering how this game title will fare in comparison to other game releases for the PC. To be honest, it’s not overrated if players expect something exhilarating about this game. Tomb Raider games are still keeping gamers entertained for the last two decades, and we hope it continues that way in the future.
Crystal Dynamics has made this new Tomb Raider game with the right elements for every player’s different levels of enjoyment. Story-wise, it is darker and more profound than the late versions of Tomb Raider titles. Here we see a different Lara Croft from its previous franchise. In Shadow of The Tomb Raider, we see her drown towards the dark in contrast to previews games where she comes triumphant in every challenge. The experiences in this game have a tremendous effect on her that she starts to become cold and dark to others. The changes are visible during combat and among the people that she will meet along the storyline. The fights are fiercer for the record, and the puzzles are more challenging than previous game titles.
The Game’s Alterations
There are slight improvements to Lara’s animation, but most of them are still the same regardless of its features. For example, Lara’s wet hair when she gets out of the water, using the ax to climb, and so on. Players will notice the significant changes of difficulty options for the puzzles, combat, and exploration. However, there’s no need to worry because they can change the difficulty of each of these areas separately. Additionally, Lara can now dangle using the climbing axes, and wall-run or swing using these. There are also rocks with marks on them which can make her do almost impossible upside-down crawling while utilizing the climbing axes. This feature adds more possibilities for vertical visual exploration. The last good news for players is that Lara can now hold her breath for more prolonged periods in underwater expeditions.
Extras For The Willing
Players can gain access to additional game contents if they purchase the season pass. It is also available if players buy the “Croft” game edition. Micro-transactions are nothing new, and the Shadow of the Tomb Raider also includes it in the game. Hopefully, it won’t have too much impact in the gameplay and will not change the whole gaming experience as it will put anxiety to its players.
Running The Game
Obtaining the game is one problem but having the specs to run the game is another issue for gamers. Be sure to check your PC specs if it contains enough power to run Shadow of the Tomb Raider before buying it. PC owners can check their rigs by comparing it to the minimum and recommended specs below.
Minimum Spec Requirements
OS: 64 Bit Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core i3-3220
GPU: GeForce GTX 1050Ti
Recommended PC Specs
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770k or its equivalent in AMD Ryzen
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6Ggb or Radeon RX 480 8gb
Shadow of The Tomb Raider is a great game. It will bring as much as 20 to 30 hours worth of game time for players. The action and the drama are also noteworthy. We recommend that players who are not fans of the Tomb Raider franchise try it out so they can experience fun and adventure.