Game Vortex writes: "It almost seems as if Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise have been around as long as console and PC gaming. After taking a short hiatus, Crystal Dynamics gave the series a reboot two years ago with Tomb Raider: Legend. Now, Tomb Raider: Underworld seeks to continue fanning the spark ignited by the largely successful revamp.
Without a doubt, Lady Croft has never looked so good in pixels. The graphics in TR:U are beautiful and expansive. The locations are immaculately detailed, with luscious foliage and richly textured stone and wood. And the water effects... WOW! There are numerous cutscenes which do a fantastic job of showcasing some of the more exotic locales and, I'll admit, there were several times when I stopped worrying about playing the game and just enjoyed looking around a bit. However, this beauty comes at a high cost, and it is a cost the game almost cannot afford."