The Tomb Raider Trilogy
It’s nice to finally have all three games in HD on the PS3. Tomb Raider: Legend is a linear, cinematic experience that I loved so much, I played through it three times in a row for trophies. The Uncharted franchise definitely took tips from this game. The second title, Anniversary, is a beautiful remake of Lara’s earliest adventure featuring puzzles so pleasingly massive that I spent hours solving them without losing interest. This warranted two playthroughs before I was even willing to move on. After those two very fluid games, Tomb Raider: Underworld’s flaws were horrifically apparent. The camera is constantly flipping about, and Lara is missing several frames per action. Unless you are desperate to finish the story, don’t torture yourself with this hack job of a game. I barely got through Underworld once before putting it down forever. Overall, the excellence of the first two titles and the high replay value make up for the lackluster third game and make this compilation a no-brainer for adventure fans.