In the red corner, we have the legend that is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and in the blue corner sits the young challenger, Nathan ‘Nate’ Drake from Uncharted.
Likely to choose? Like from the point of view of a consumer that knows nothing about either game?... Isn't that subjective? Cocky boy vs dirty hot girl. Unless people look deeper, they are primarily on the surface the same experience. Obviously with research very few would choose TR over U4 though, at least imo. And even more so once considering the dirty assed 3rd party gone timed exclusive deal. Greasy. Very greasy.
Don't care about exclusivity deals cuz I have everything. Myself and several friends prefer tomb Raiders more open approach but I know no one on this site agrees.
Considering that U4 got a higher meta than TR, I'm sorry to tell you that not only people in "this site" will disagree, although there are several that choose TR over Uncharted, and that is fine. Still, that's a minority group compared to Uncharted, which has a bigger following. I hated how TR reboot always tossed me in sandbox to going in circles to grab collecties. I gave up on that mid game and rushed to the end (I also would stop to raid tombs which was pretty cool). It ruined pace and distracted me from the plot. I hope that RoTR fixed that I myself prefer the action approach on Uncharted and story. Uncharted 4 even got bigger and better. Driving my jeep in Madagascar and stopping to seek some treasure/collectible didn't ruin my pace or distracted me from the plot. I actually liked how ND expanded the levels and still retained the lineality to keep me focused on what is going on and the action.
Both are meh. Give me TLoU!
Seeing as Tomb Raider has a movie with a known actress, I'd say non gamers would choose her first (i know lots of older people who arent gamers that have knowledge or TR from the movie) but most gamers would choose Drake without hesitation.
I'd personally choose Uncharted. the New TR though, feels like a reactionary move to the success of Uncharted. nothing wrong with it and people say imitation is a form of compliment but the series kinda lost its roots in the process IMO. there's no more trace of the originals in the reboots and personally I kinda like the TR of old. that's why I like Anniversary, Legends, Underworld and even Temple of Osiris more than the Reboots
XiKurapikaKurta - Meta scores really do not mean that much.. But, the rest of your comment I'm good with. :P
Playstation owners are the only one who have choice and can choose both, if they wanted. So winner is Playstation.
I don't see why someone can't choose both. i mean UC4 has been out for some time on PS4 and you would think that it would already be picked up by fans of the series. RotTR is new to PS4 so that one will likely sell to the same fans of UC and the exploration type genre.
Uncharted, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't play a used copy of Tomb Raider when it releases later this year.
You can choose both. If your a playstation gamer
True. And if you haven't joined the boycott brigade.
Im in the "not buying it new" boycott brigade. ;)
Used for me.
I'm boycotting because there's no way i'm paying $60 for a year old game but I'll still play it when it's under $3o so I still have a choice sep.
"The Boycott Brigade" will be the only thing that keeps TR 3 from launching as MS' big annual marquee timed exclusive in 2018. That's good for gamers all around. Good for PS fans that don't want to wait a year & good for MS fans that should be more interested in MS spending their money on true first party games that would've been unavailable otherwise. Sad that TR has to be the sacrificial lamb because I absolutely love the series, but I didn't make the rules I'm just helping to break them because they are pointless & anti-gamer. I'll be renting the game at release so it doesn't count as a sale, then somewhere down the line I'll pick up a used copy. Really hoping Square makes the right decision for the next title...a lot of promise now that they got rid of Gallagher & the artist from Dead Space (easily one of my favorite franchises of last gen) will be heading it up while hopefully tweaking the formula a bit so it doesn't play like a carbon copy of its predecessors.
Such banality... DO YOU PREFER WHITE OR OFF WHITE?
Both. My next game I want to be a linear title that stars Nathan Drake and Lora Croft exploring caves and other adventurous areas and then at the end..........they bang. Sounds great, right?
No need to choose ... I'll play both. Why is this site and it's articles an either/or situation?
Two words. Click-muthaf*in-bait
PS4 has both so it doesn't matter. I'll get Rise of the Tomb Raider eventually
Played both. Uncharted is better
Played both tomb raider is better, more open flowing levels, better combat, better puzzles and platforming.
Both. Choosing is for the poor.
I haven't played either yet. With that said probably UC4.
For the story and characters Uncharted. For game play Tomb Raider. Uncharted games have great game play too...when you're allowed to play and not constantly interrupted by cut scenes. There's also too many segments on rails with determined paths. TR has more freedom and feels more open world even though it isn't. I just wanna explore for long periods of time and TR does that better.
You should play both. Played Uncharted 4 and enjoyed it, although it had slow moments. Loved the combat&cover. very smooth. Great Graphics, sound weapons. excellent mp. Playing Tomb-Raider on PC atm, Starts quickly, and then gets more into the story. Picks up again and as you get more weapons it gets better. Again excellent graphics and sound I prefer the climbing in TR has it doesn't hold your hand as much as Uncharted. Weapon upgrades and health give you more to do and keeps you thinking. I like the cover in Uncharted better. Both great games. I think TR is more like the Last of Us.
Hasn't the climbing for TR been brought more in line w/ Uncharted's style since the reboot? Aside from the piton there was nothing to separate the two in terms of mechanics when the first reboot released, then when Uncharted 4 came & brought the piton itself, along w/ the rope mechanic that both titles used simultaneously, I really can't see how TR's climbing holds your hand any less than UC does. That is the one area where the games are nearly identical, aside from Uncharted's animations being lightyears ahead of TR's. I do agree that weapon upgrades are cool in TR though. In terms of other collectibles, I like UC4's holdover from TLOU that used its collectibles to tell interesting side stories in a cohesive form. It gave you a real incentive to collect them all in order to get the full narrative. Haven't played RotTR yet but the first one's collectibles basically read like boring history wiki entries, I found myself just picking them up & closing the screen out after the first few and I usually like the expanded narratives. Hopefully TR takes that cue going forward, there's no real reason to pick up collectibles in TR for anything other than the XP, so they may as well just throw out more crates if that is going to be the case moving forward. Also, if you are incentivizing me to explore every inch of the game's world, TR needs to work on their environments quite a bit. They have all been kinda drab browns w/ snow piled on from time to time. Art is a big thing for me in these kinds of Adventure games and even if it meant breaking up locations, I'd rather play in a half a dozen wildly different & unique ones than one single area that never really changes that much stylistically.
Tomb Raiders climbing and platforming is far better you use picks to climb ice or stone, rope arrow to swing across or make rope slides to go down or climb up and the new climbing axe and climbing arrows. It also has better puzzles that involve more the just moving boxes!
@city .....ummm. Someone hasn't played UC4, which features picks to climb craggy surfaces, a rope arrow to swing across, and rock slide areas to slide down. Still not seeing how TR's platforming is "far better". Either way the point was that they are both basically no fail type scenarios if you know how to hit the buttons at the right place & neither is any more or less guilty of being hand holding. As far as puzzles, I haven't played RotTR yet, but the first reboots Tombs were exactly that, throwing boxes onto platforms to distribute weight. Uncharted's puzzles have a history of all fully tying into the narrative, and they have all been unique unto themselves. They obviously aren't all that difficult, but I never found TR's difficult either, doubly so considering you just had to pull the left trigger to be shown the answers to them. You are obviously trying to call out the "too many crates" criticism from UC4 but you neglect to realize that those weren't puzzles at all and never were passed off to be such, they were traversal mechanics, just like rope swings & pitons. There isn't a single UC puzzle that solely consists of moving boxes....
the old tomb raider games were real. Nu-TR is an Uncharted clone.
There's no choosing I like both but with TR I like the view ;).
Ummm. Both. The amazing thing about game's consoles is that you can play more than one game on them. I'm tired of these pointless articles that try create rivalries between products that are going to appeal to the same demographic.
Why not both?
I'll gladly choose both
I like them both. I won't choose, because I don't have to. I will say this though....Uncharted has many more characters to love.....Nate has plenty of help. Lara is on her own. She carries it well, but she can only count on herself. Nate has a team backing him up.
There is only one choice if you want to actually play a game.
both are quality games.
I still don't get it. Why do people compare these games as if they're anything alike? I've played all the main Uncharted games, some of the early Tomb Raiders, and both of the newer Tomb Raiders. The older Tomb Raiders and Uncharted games are similar..almost. The newer Tomb Raider really isn't anything like Uncharted. It has the platforming of the older games but with what I feel is almost a action RPG stealth combat system. And on top of that the newer TRs are open world with sidequests and all that while UC4 is pretty much completely linear. They don't feel anything alike to me. If the only similarity is finding old relics then they are both just like thousands of other games where you explore old places to find rare treasure.
uncharted because you know ND but why can't we play both if both are available? if i only have money for one than it's always gonna be a ND game
I'll only play it when the PS4 Pro patch arrives.
Tomb Raider blows Uncharted out of the water for me. Tomb Raider is more of a 'game' and that's why I prefer it, there's more freedom, exploration and Interactivity. I don't care how Uncharted is high quality. This is because I'm more of an exploration guy than an action guy type of gamer, I prefer Mass Effect 2 to three by a landslide and I much prefer Dark Souls over Bloodborne...
In terms of modern TR vs Uncharted, I'd say Uncharted. Tomb Raider should have stayed arcadey. I feel it lost most of it's original identity in this reboot.
Uncharted. I did love the old tomb raiders though.
Uncharted 2>tomb raider Tomb raider>uncharted 4
Stop with the competition bullsh*t. You would be a fool to not play BOTH of these brilliant games.
uncharted 4 for me tomb raider will also be pretty good as well
After Uncharted 4, it was hard for me to enjoy ROTR on my PC like I used to. It's hard NOT to compare them when playing and Uncharted 4 BLOOOOOOOWS ROTR in the pacific ocean. From the landscapes, graphics, cutscenes, gameplay, gun play and so on. But seeing as Tomb Raider has a movie with a known actress, I'd say non gamers would choose her first (i know lots of older people who arent gamers that have knowledge or TR from the movie) but most gamers would choose Drake without hesitation.
Well I don't want to be sexist, so I guess I'll go with Tomb Raider .
Tomb Raider, cause I'd rather see Lara crawl. ;)
Uncharted, by miles, this Tomb Raider reboot is just okay.
Go for option 3. Buy one, save up, and buy the other one.
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