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The female equivalent of Indiana Jones returns for a special encore performance in this enhanced update of 1996's Tomb Raider, which made Lara Croft a household name and the object of affection for prepubescent boys across the globe. To commemorate Croft's ten-plus years as an influential video game heroine, this anniversary edition of Tomb Raider features all of the levels, enemies, and puzzles from the award-winning original, but with the advanced graphics engine introduced in 2006's Tomb Raider: Legend.
The play mechanics have also changed to a degree, as the lovely Lara can use a grappling gun to help traverse some of the more precarious ledges, statues, and caverns found throughout the exotic locales of Peru, Greece, Egypt, and Atlantis. Familiar enemies such as crocodiles, wolves, and bears now feature improved artificial intelligence and behavior routines, offering a new challenge to pistol-packing pathfinders. Also included are a number of unlockable extras, ranging from alternate costumes to a commentary track by Tomb Raider's lead designer, Toby Gard. Tomb Raider Anniversary for Xbox 360 is available as a retail package or as a series of downloads via Xbox Live. The latter requires ownership of Tomb Raider: Legend as a prerequisite. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide