Submitted by cmurdurr 536d ago | opinion piece

Tomb Raider vs. Uncharted: How Similar Are They?

Leviathyn.com | Sure, the comparison has been made between the two. But how similar are Tomb Raider and Uncharted? (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

Megaton  +   536d ago
I think the real comparison is going to end up being between Tomb Raider and The Last of Us. Tomb Raider is much more gritty and survivalish than Uncharted.
Neixus  +   536d ago
then again, The Last of Us is more about the relationship between Joel and Ellie. It's not the same sub-genre, it's like comparing cod (twitch shooter) to a Arma (Military simulation) Both are shooters, but not exactly the same even though it is the same genre.

Although, i get your point
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Army_of_Darkness  +   535d ago
The only similarity I see is...
Things keep breaking and they keep falling;-)
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Yea. I'm not really seeing much similarity between Uncharted and TR so far. TLOU would be a better comparision.
Chaostar  +   536d ago
One of the main differences mentioned in the video is basically that Tomb Raider has a 'grittier' story. While this is very true I found that the bigger difference while playing was down to animation and the way the games flow. This is where, imo, Uncharted outshines Tomb Raider in every respect, with Naughty Dogs high quality motion capture adding much greater believably to characters and movement. To be fair though, Tomb Raider is so well done that it's very easy to give it a free pass for it's many similarities.
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camel_toad  +   536d ago
I agree on the quality of animations being better with Uncharted but IMO I actually felt like as far as gameplay and character development that Tomb Raider wins, although I'm sure I will get plenty of disagrees.
dboyc310  +   532d ago
Character development? Only character that developed well was lara and that's because your playing as her. Gameplay I do agree but everything else uncharted takes the cake. Even when you try to stealth kill someone you always see that same clunky animation of the enemy standing stiff and lara choking him with her bow.
greenpowerz  +   536d ago
Reveiwers say Tomb Raider is better in every way possible.

Uncharted has characters developed over the series which is the only edge.

IMO Uncharted doesn't touch the story telling blending, graphics or gameplay mechanics.

Tomb Raider is gritty, mature, grounded and has a sense of connection with the charater's mortality unmatched in gaming(on the Hard setting) Better gameplay a new cover system other games copying Gears Of War now need to match with TR. Upgrading weapons and skills in this genre is big making TR better just because of that.

Environmental weather and physics doesn't seem possible on consoles nor does the lighting and effects. Textures don't seem possible nor does the quality of the foliage and its sharpness. Destruction on such an epic scale unmatched

Enenmy Kill animations are 2nd to non and are fast(not canned)

More open world

The game is almost designed like you're partners with the character instead of simply controlling an avatar. You pay attention what Laura's doing and saying and meet here half way in her/your survival
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BlueTemplar  +   536d ago
You say this as though you have ever played an uncharted game in your miserable pathetic life.
Linsolv  +   536d ago
It's possible that it got much better in 2 and 3, but I thought it felt like a cop-out to skip the first game in the series, and when I played that, it was incredibly predictable and paced like they thought I wanted to ride a roller coaster instead. I frankly couldn't finish it because it was a weak story packed into a game I wasn't really enjoying.

I'm sure some people like that, but I think the Michael Bay approach is hurting gaming--not helping.
BlueTemplar  +   536d ago
@Linsolv A fair comment, a lot of people will genuinely prefer tomb raider to uncharted.

If youve ever seen any of this guys other posts though, you'll see that he clearly wont have played uncharted (as its one of those nasty sony games), and is just trolling.
BlueTemplar  +   535d ago
"Reveiwers say Tomb Raider is better in every way possible."

Metacritic (an aggregation of review scores):

Tomb Raider: 86/87 (depending on platform)
Uncharted: 80
Uncharted 2: 96
Uncharted 3: 92

I see as ever, you arent letting nasty old facts get in the way of a good sony bash.
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Ezz2013  +   529d ago
uncharted 1 is 88 not 80 BTW
which also higher than all TR versions

and i don't know what reviews he's talking about too

and even then the best version of TR on consoles is ps3 version

all above are facts

and he indeed never touched an UC game or ps3 before so don't mind him
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BlueTemplar  +   529d ago

Ah yeah my bad - I was looking at the score for Golden Abyss instead of Drakes Fortune :)
HorrorGod  +   536d ago
Indiana Jones movies + A female protagonist = Tomb Raider (1996)
Indiana Jones movies + Tomb Raider (1996) = Uncharted series.
Uncharted series + Tomb Raider (1996) = Tomb Raider (2013)

And in all honesty, there is not a whole lot of similarities between the Uncharted/Tomb Raider games, other than them both being treasure hunters. Both are original in their own ways. Both have something to offer.
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xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   535d ago
Tomb raider plays nothing like uncharted.going in I thought it would but trust me when I say they are two completely different experiences.uncharted is great and tomb raider is back to greatness.I guess this article was bound happen but its pointless, they're nothing alike besides jumping and treasure and even those elements are'nt the same.
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x5exotic  +   535d ago
Tomb Raider craps on UC, that's all you need to know :)
dboyc310  +   532d ago
Lie to yourself buddy let's see how many GOTY awards it gets at the end of the yr =) Uncharted beat it on meta critic and on most reviews let's see when it comes to award season if the game can at least match it on that.
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x5exotic  +   532d ago
That only proves how much UC is overrated :)
In the end it's just about graphics while this is about story, gameplay, and everything else :)

UC is forever in the land of mediocrity ^^

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