Games: Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider. PS3 (reviewed), Xbox 360, PC. Publisher: Square Enix. Rating: 9/10.
The busty self-assured ledge-vaulting adventuress is gone and in her place stands an orphaned, frightened and slightly less top heavy archaeology graduate.
Lara Croft's last game before this was released at the end of 2010 but now the Tomb Raider franchise has been rebooted in a bid to put it up there in the same league as Uncharted.
Lara's among a mixed group of fortune seekers and young explorers looking for a legendary island in the midst of a continually storm-wracked region known as the Dragon's Triangle south of the Japanese mainland.
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They find it and they're shipwrecked on it. Lara's then forced to fight for survival against the challenging elements and the island's hostile inhabitants.
Most of Tomb Raider involves exploring the Lost-type island in third person performing tasks and killing the locals before they can kill you.
Lara starts out as a shivering, bloody and bedraggled mess but quickly gets herself together and begins the process of becoming the iconic 'tomb raider'.
The action is gritty and swaps seamlessly between cut scenes and user-controlled sections. It involves lots of shooting bad guys with arrows or guns and getting killed in lots of gruesome ways when you get things wrong.
There are surprisingly few tombs to actually be raided but the plot, penned by Terry Pratchett's daughter Rhianna, is excellent.