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Submitted by TheSuperior 1219d ago | opinion piece

Tomb Raider’s Influence on the Uncharted Series

When speaking to the average PlayStation 3 fan about which game is the best PS3 exclusive the answers are astonishing. Nearly every player asked answered Uncharted; Uncharted 2 to be specific. When asking these players why they had such strong feelings toward the series the most common answer tended to be something like, “Because there is no other game out there like it.” As we know the game is great and does have original points, it is not understood how a fan could answer that there is no other game on the market like the Uncharted series (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Uncharted Trilogy, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   1219d ago
Lol gamers are funny of course the games are similar they are two games in the same genre. I was new to PS3 a while back searching for those great exclusives when Uncharted was recomended and i was told that same thing "No other game like it" come to find it was a great game but i kept thinking Tomb Raider when i was playing.

Speaking of which can anyone tell me a few other great PS3 exclusives? I have played Uncharted, Heavy Rain and Twisted Metal; also looking into God of War. Cant wait for Beyond and The Last of Us. What are some of the wonderful people at N4G's favorites?
Blankman85  +   1219d ago
I'd recommend Killzone 3. But plan 2 first so the story makes sense. Do not go into it thinking you'll be blown away by the graphics, I fell for the hype and thought I would but not really.
Heavenly Sword is another gem, my favourite STORY on PS3, I hope SONY get off their backsides and make a sequel already.
TheSuperior  +   1219d ago
Thanks alot. Im just so new to PS3 but know that there are some great exclusives out there that i dont know about.

I have been a huge Xbox fan for years but my god all i want is games and they are throwing smart glass at me. That was when i knew if i wanted to play good looking games i would have to switch to PlayStation.
Gothdom  +   1219d ago
3d dot game heroes
Demon's Souls

On the top of my head, those name popped up.
Treezy504  +   1219d ago
Demon's Souls for me as well and 3D Dot Game Heroes is also a great one.
Cam977  +   1219d ago
Demon's souls
Gran turismo 5
Ratchet & Clank HD
jak & Daxter HD

--- Upcoming ---
The last of us
Beyond: two souls
Blankman85  +   1219d ago
If he's had an xbox 360 and has played either Forza 3 or 4 then GT5 would be a step down in my opinion and I've played all 3.
Agreed on Lbp
dboyc310  +   1219d ago
They're not similar. The only similarities is that they go on a mission to retrieve this special artifact while competing with bad guys that want it themselves. Like i said before there is more influence to Indiana Jones than to tombraider.
wishingW3L  +   1219d ago
Uncharted is a cover-based cinematic and very linear shooter with a puzzle between stages. Uncharted series shares more similarities with Gears of War, Crash Bandicoot and Indiana Jones than with Tomb Raider. The games are so different in presentation, gameplay and story that saying that you like one doesn't mean that you will like the other.

Tomb Raider has more exploration, the platforming is more acrobatic like Mario, is not cinematic, less action oriented, less linear and more boring too. It doesn’t has a cover mechanic, the story is not charming, doesn’t have many recurring second characters… Only someone that hasn’t played both can say that they are similar. Tomb Raider has never been story-driven either and its reboot looks like is taking lots of cues from Uncharted.
thehitman  +   1219d ago
agree i hated tomb raider but loved uncharted for the same differences u explained. They are NOT a like besides the genre and that they are exploring for treasure/artifacts.
NeoTribe  +   1219d ago
Do yourself a favor and play ratchet and clank a crack in time. Fantastic game.
BitbyDeath  +   1219d ago
Make sure you also check out inFamous and Motorstorm - Pacific Rift
cpayne93  +   1219d ago
The ones mentioned so far are good, and I would also recommend Infamous 1 and 2. Also warhawk, its only five bucks used at gamestop. Its a multiplayer only game, imagine halo but in third person and more cartoony and less futuristic. What's great about it is the four player splitscreen online, and its much more fun when you have people to play with. Me and my friends would actually get one of us to capture the flag, and then another would fly up in a jet, and whoever took the flag would jump on top of the jet and ride to safety. Or we would grab rocket launchers and rain hell down while riding on the hawks, plenty of cool moments like that. Isn't as much fun without buddies tho.

Also, Demon's Souls is the single best game this gen imo. A must have, especially if you are a lover of old school games.
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SAE  +   1219d ago
resistance 1/2/3
motor storm 1
Relientk77  +   1219d ago
I like how Uncharted was influenced by Tomb Raider, and now with the reboot, it's the other way around
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Heisenburger  +   1219d ago
Exactly! :) It's synergy.

This is how the industry improves and moves forward.

I am anticipating this release.(That's what sh.....)
NastyLeftHook0  +   1219d ago
tomb raider and uncharted are considered good games by the media.
beerkeg  +   1219d ago
Thanks for that fantastic information.
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THESHAUNZY  +   1219d ago
No Tomb Raider... No Uncharted enough said
ShaunCameron  +   1219d ago
Gears Of War + Tomb Raider = Uncharted
THESHAUNZY  +   1219d ago
No Gears of War... No Tomb Raider... No Uncharted... Final answer.
BitbyDeath  +   1219d ago
No Winback, No Gears of War


No Winback... No Gears of War... No Tomb Raider... No Uncharted... No new Tomb Raider

Oh and no Indiana Jones no Tomb Raider either


No Winback... No Gears of War... No Indiana Jones... No Tomb Raider... No Uncharted...

Oh and we probably won't have a new tomb raider without Uncharted


No Winback... No Gears of War... No Indiana Jones... No Tomb Raider... No Uncharted... No new Tomb Raider

Should i keep going?
SheaHoff  +   1219d ago
I think there are similarities, but that doesn't mean that one "copied" the other.

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TheGrimBunny  +   1219d ago
Never thought about it like that, good article!
abzdine  +   1219d ago
isn't it all the way around ?
i've never seen lara croft taking cover.
the exploration part always existed and it is true that Tomb Raider made it more common but Uncharted has nothing to do with TR in terms of gameplay but the new TR is clearly inspired by Uncharted
devilhunterx  +   1219d ago
I don't remember ducking for cover in TR.

I don't recall every walking to the edge of the ledge, then backing up and take a running jump only to fall down cause I miss hitting jump in the really really last second in Uncharted.

I don't remember anything memorable in TR

I don't recall badly written characters in Uncharted.

But yea, they are exactly same.

thebudgetgamer  +   1219d ago
Shouldn't this article read. Pitfalls influence on Uncharted and Tomb Raider.
hkgamer  +   1219d ago
Tomb raider was more focused on puzzles, lots of jumping around and trying to get to other places.

Uncharted is more of a linear game, kill batch of enemies then jump/climb a linear path to next destination and kill next batch of enemies, then jump/climb and a bunch of enemies attacking you whilst you are still climbing.

Sure if they were both a movie then they be very similar but as a video game they are very different.

The new tomb raider looks very cinematic (if that is a word). Hopefully it won't seem like an uncharted rip off and it keeps the feel tomb raider always had.
Loved how the original 3 tomb raiders were hard(for me) and puzzles were tough to get past.
telekineticmantis  +   1219d ago
They are similar
what else is there to talk about. How many shooters have there been since Wolfenstein, Doom. It's called influence or originating.
InTheLab  +   1219d ago
The only similarity between the two are the locations and collect-a-thon treasure hunt.

The gameplay is drastically different whether it's the puzzles, the platforming, or the gunplay.

The new TR no longer resembles TR of the past. It's looks more like UC than it does TR and the only people that deny that are those that want to prove UC is unoriginal.
smashcrashbash  +   1219d ago
To say that something would not exist without something else is garbage. That is television show talk. The person that made something isn't the only person who is smart or clever or a thinker. Even if Tomb Raider didn't exist you can't just simply say Uncharted would never exist. And even if neither existed I am sure someone would have thought about something like it. As long as adventure movies and comics were around someone would have made a game like it. The guys who made Pitfall would have probably made a modern game and be the kings of adventure games. And for people who constantly say this person copied this next person is wrong. If Uncharted has just simply just a copy then it would not have been so successful. It had it's own charm and appeal
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   1218d ago
While both games focus on treasure hunting elements, I think that they are pretty different gameplay wise. The biggest difference being how Tomb Raider tends to be more open, whereas Uncharted is linear and focuses on story. Both games are great really.

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