Tomb Raider: 5 Reasons It’s Better Than Uncharted 3

"The recent reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise has been well met by many. Lara Croft’s new adventure has been compared numerous times with the Uncharted series, which itself was initially compared to earlier Tomb Raider games when it first came out. " |

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guitar_nerd_231625d ago

Not to put Uncharted down because it's great but I thought it improved on a lot things with Uncharted while not being quite as polished as Uncharted.

Considering the scale of the environments, it's a technical marvel.

lastofgen1625d ago

I think you've got your statement jumbled up.

Scenarist1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

I understand what he is saying tho but
I could only hope that any newer game, that is similar to another game , would better it since it is newer... (not always the case but key word is HOPE )

otherwise be completely different so I have no reference

Uncharted is an amazing series..
and I hope (when I play it) that I feel like the
new Tomb Raider ....TOPS IT...

and then the next uncharted top that... and so forth

I would hate for it to be any other way

FATAL1TY1625d ago

Uncharted 2: 96
Uncharted 3: 92
tomb raider: 86


omi25p1625d ago

I swear just a few weeks ago you said we shouldn't use metacritic because most reviewers are biased again the ps3.

Funny how now it works in you're favour its a different story.

Highlife1625d ago

Wow you can recite numbers. Who cares about metacritic. I played them and Uncharted to ME is the better game. But realy who cares about numbers especially metacritic.

fermcr1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Reviewers tend to overhype and overscore exclusives (for all platform exclusives), and underscore multiplatform games (with the exception of games like GTA4).
Metacritic doesn't show the value of the game.

Go play the game and see how good it is.

b163o11625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Funny how people let other people decide what games to play smdh, probably why I own 3D dot game Heroes. I'm my own reviewer pay for what I want play what I want.

007Bond1625d ago

That doesn't mean anything, Tomb Raider is way better and more interesting than that snore fest

Blackdeath_6631625d ago

while i do agree with you please for the love of god do not quote metacritic

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icewater851625d ago

@b163o1 YOu get a bubble from me, because 3D Dot Heros is one of my favorite games this gen.

gta28001625d ago

Tomb Raider=Poor mans Uncharted.

Karpetburnz1625d ago

I agree that Uncharted is a better game, but F*ck Metacritic, They gave God of War: Ascension a 79, Thats F*cked.

rataranian1625d ago

..Yeah cause we care about what review sites give it.

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fermcr1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

I've played all Uncharted's on PS3 (just didn't play the one on the Vita), and they are good games, but... in my humble opinion Tomb Raider is a better game.

Finished Tomb Raider last night, it's very good. Good story, very good graphics, gameplay and cinematic events. Tomb Raider took many elements from Uncharted (just like Uncharted took from original Tomb Raider), and for that it become a better game.

Seraphemz1625d ago

You passed the game in a couple of days????

I wish I had that much time to game...

Shaner_Bock1625d ago

What is it, exactly, that Uncharted "took" from Tomb Raider?

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miyamoto1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

I know TR is great and lovely game and I am going to enjoy it to the max.

.... but can you please care to elaborate the many stuff Uncharted took from the original TR?

As far as facts show Uncharted is an evolution of these platforming games made by the combined efforts of Hirokazu Yasuhara, Mark Cerny, & Naughty Dog

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic 3D Blast (1995) Hirokazu Yasuhara

Sonic Xtreme (1996) Hirokazu Yasuhara

Disruptor (1996) Mark Cerny w/ Imsoniac

Crash Bandicoot (1996) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Jak & Daxter (2001) ND w/ Mark Cerny

Ratchet and Clank (2002) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak 2 (2003) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak 3 (2004) ND, Hirokazu Yasuhara & Mark Cerny

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Jak X: Combat Racing (2005) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Resistance: Fall of Man (2006) Imsoniac w/ Mark Cerny

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara, Mark Cerny

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) ND w/ Hirokazu Yasuhara

Clearly its an evolution of game play design that shows in Uncharted series.

Its very clear and obvious Uncharted took many inspiration from Indiana Jones on the stories department no doubt.

So please give me some info on this. A link perhaps. Thanks.

Darrius Cole1625d ago


Unless you are female and not gay, then Nathan is clearly a better choice than Laura, and you would vote for Uncharted.

MysticStrummer1625d ago

"(just like Uncharted took from original Tomb Raider)"

Right there is where you lost all credibility.

You clearly didn't play the original TRs.

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Root1625d ago

Tomb Raider comes no where close to Uncharted

For starters the cast and the voice actors are horrible and they have more backstory with the documents you find in the game then the cast in Uncharted. I mean Drakes past life is a mystery but his character development is amazing. Laras however.....well it's the voice, she sounds like a 13 year old girl half the time

TotalHitman1625d ago

It doesn't help that the voice actress is an American trying to do an English accent. The voice is really irritating. It's enough to actually put me off from buying the game.

Root1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

She's American....REALLY

Why didn't they get a British Voice Actor...honestly thats not cool

HarryMasonHerpderp1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

She's British but lived in American for 8 years and has a "American/British hybrid accent". Which is why she sounds really off.

"Luddington has lived in the United States for 8 years. This has given her an English/American hybrid accent. However, when she was a child she learned to speak with an American accent"

I hope they use a different voice actor for the next game.

HmongAmerican1625d ago

uhh,I just can't stand her voice. Doesn't match her at all characters at all.

Megaton1625d ago

The cast is one of the only places where Uncharted is better.

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The_Infected1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

It's Tomb Raider 80% of the game takes place outside not in tombs. You can't even swim which is pretty crazy. Neither the graphics, animations, story tops Uncharted its very close though. Tomb Raider is a great game I'm playing it right now but it's no uncharted very close but not quite.

clintagious6501625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Im not taking anything away from tomb raider but atleast give credit where its due. If uncharted never came along this new tomb raider wouldnt be what it is today & im glad ppl enjoy it because if u never played an uncharted game tomb raider is in alot of ways like uncharted but more darker side. Nuttin wrong with following footsteps of great devs like naughty dog.

ritsuka6661625d ago

New Tomb Raider is more open world. I can explore more. Right there I'm already liking it better than the Uncharted games. Also the bow and arrow. It's my favorite weapon in any game (Except in ACIII because it had no free aiming)

-Superman-1625d ago

Better Platforming - Tie(Uncharted is more action shooting while it has some amazing platforming and awesome things. For example - Train, Plane, trucks... seen no other video games like that)(Tomb Rider feels maybe more natural because Tomb Raider is all about Platforming)

More Involving Characters - More does not mean better. quality over quantity. Uncharted wins here.

Seamless Open World - Yeah, maybe but does it make it better? Later you can go back to place, and there is nothing to do. I remember old Tomb Raider games and those were linear and better. Its more about what you can do, story, stuff, not about open world that has nothing to do. Uncharted wins here.

Better Cover System - Cant say nothing... Let people choice... Its option choice.

Tighter Controls - nothing to say. Still Unchated wins here

-Superman-1625d ago

I can say why Uncharted 3 is better.
1)Better story
2)Better charaters
3)CO-OP and multiplayer. Tomb Raider failed big here
4)More awesome effects(plane, desert)
5)More different places(than just a island)
6)Better music
7)Other things.

Tomb Raider reboot is good, but still not better than Uncharted.

j-blaze1624d ago

now i didn't play Tomb Raider but i did play U3 unfortunately, the game is overrated as hell! it really isn't as good as they chock it up to be, the dump AI, the overdone animations made drake look drunk, laughable puzzles, silly nonsensical story, old hag as a villain, microcode gameplay not to mention the boring first half of the game. it's one of the worst games i ever played and most of you guys defending it cus it's exclusive

fsfsxii1624d ago

Glad people like you only have one bubble