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Common Sense Media says

M-rated reboot of usually T-rated series is super violent.

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(out of 39 reviews)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Parent Written byFatherofThreeSons March 14, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Excellent game. Great story, great characters, great gameplay, horrible dialogue.

Tomb Raider is a great game. Great story, great character development, and great gameplay. The game is violent and the language is over-the-top. I read this review and mistakenly interpreted it to mean the use of the f-word and sh-word were minimal. That was a misinterpretation. It starts off rare enough but by the end of the game, you'll hear the f-word just about every time the enemies speak. It's ridiculous. It's a shame too. This was by far the best Tomb Raider game I've played. And Lara Croft wasn't overly sexualized, which was a nice change of pace. I really wish more game developers would provide language filters - the technology's there - why not give consumers a choice?
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byCJ69 March 8, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Sick

Great game. Croft is boss. Good for kids 12-13. Lara Croft is on a desert island full of evil dudes who are part of a cult and she needs to find her way back home. There is little violence and blood and language.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written byFeliciaJohnson March 8, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Lara Croft - A Good Role Model

A voilent game with a little cursing and blood. Teaches kids a few things about survival, and presents the gamers with a positive role model. Lara Croft shows to be strong and the fact that the main character is a woman helped me be alright with my twelve year old son getting the game. If your son is looking for a game, I advise this one.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written bymgmg001 March 16, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Tomb Raider is 12

Look. This Tomb Raider Reboot might have a ESRB M Rating but I believe that Mature 12 year olds should be capable to handle Blood, Violence and Bad Language. I also rate it good for learning because it teaches you survival instincts that you might need in future reference. So all in all, I think it should be re-rated a 12+.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old March 14, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Lara croft is a great role model but this game is bloody

A very excellent game but the best part is Lara wants adventure and she is like an adult and follows her dreams. But the game is very violent . And has lots of strong language
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Parent Written byfieldsnyc March 13, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Not for kids of any age.

This is an extremely violent and disturbing game, solidly for adults only.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 13 years old Written byrm7137 March 7, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

epic tale of the beginning story of lara croft

lets say after playing the game 2 and buying the collectors edition i was very impressed at how the game portrayed her story with the emotional and character drive it needed this game is great but no for kids as it is very violet and ever though it has the most realistic lara croft ever seen it's shadowed by graphic violence that makes lara the character she is but if you child ask for this go and buy them uncharted which is not as graphic
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educator and Parent Written byJare321 March 8, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Video Games Not All Bad

At a faculty discussion, we talked about violent video games' affect on kids. Teachers gave examples, and then we talked about games that are beneficial for kids. Thats when this game came up. We watched a short gameplay video about it, and the talked about it. It is a violent game, but not in the way normal games are. In normal games, you are a soldier or a terrorist. Whereas in Tomb Raider, you are a your explorer fighting for your life on an island. The inhabitants of the island are crazy and are part of a cult, which may scare a few viewers. But overall, an semi-appropriate game for kids twelve and up.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Parent Written bytoddler1963 March 9, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Language and Graphic Violence Filter, Please!!!

As good as this game is, it is definitely not for kids. It has very engaging story but, the language from each character is foul and quite honestly a put off. Unless this franchise gives the option in the future to turn off the foul language, I will not be purchasing any more of their games. I would not recommend this game for anyone under 18. Whether you like it or not, if you are under 18 you are still a kid.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byJester™ April 9, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Excellent Reboot contains Graphic Violence and Strong Language

The 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise is an excellent story-driven game. The combat is intense, portraying gritty realism in a lot of kills, e.g. blasting an enemy with a shotgun causes an explosion of blood to blossom from the point of impact whereas a shot from a pistol or arrow draws less, although still significant, blood. Language isn't an issue in the early game, but becomes more frequent and foul later on. Any review which claims there is little blood/violence or language is clearly coming from someone desensitized to such things, for Tomb Raider is certainly full of bloody (never gory [there is gore in the game, but not in combat sequences]) combat and foul language. The story is outstanding and portrays Lara as a strong yet human protagonist . Unlike many games where the protagonist gets grievously wounded and just shrugs it off, Lara has to mend her wounds on multiple occasions and in some chapters gameplay is affected (not in a bad way) by her suffering such wounds are causing, limiting her ability to climb or dodge. Tomb Raider is a fantastic reboot for the series, but the bloody violence and language could definitely be toned down. A must play for Tomb Raider and Uncharted fans, as well as anyone who enjoys an outstanding adventure game. (*NOTE* the Australian (OFLC) classification for Tomb Raider is MA15+ for Strong Violence) Jester's Rating 9.5/10
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old April 4, 2013
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

good for 11 year olds

In this bloodier edition of "Tomb raider" Lora is trapped on a island and needs to find her friends. In just the first half-hour of gameplay you see.....A GUYS HEAD GET SMUSHED!!!! BY A ROCK!!! but that not it you see the game has terrible langue words like f*** and s*** are used often now lets focus on the good. Lora is a great roll model she fights the tuff times and gets off the island, her friends are to they work hard to find Lora and risk there lives for her.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bySeusslol March 29, 2013
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

TR Reboot

Great game. Must get!!!!!
Kid, 10 years old July 7, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Violent but still Great!

Tomb Raider is great but it is brutally violent ( at times ), some swearing, and Lara's skimpy outfit. If you are 9-13, mute your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. You'll LOVE it!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bySavageGoose6 August 10, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

a fun addition to an already fun series

i liked the game overall, but it is a bit on the gory and tough side... so go in prepared for challenges and disturbing imagery
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written byJarHed June 2, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Amazing

This game is one of my favourites ever. I strongly recommend getting this game!
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byTroll lol March 29, 2013
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Tomb Raider : Brilliant

This new tomb raider is a brilliant game and has a little violence.
Parent Written byHonestreviews48 April 29, 2013
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

Good game for 9+

Not so bad, just if your character dies it shows a violent scene.
Adult Written byIpzilla May 18, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Use discretion

This game is the bomb. It's a thrilling yet innovative game that clearly gives the player a challenge as opposed to a "shoot everyone and kill" game. The graphics are very well done in gameplay though the cut scenes are not perfect. The sexuality of Lara is also not as emphasized in this game than in previous ones; and all in all, she mostly just appears more human. This game is a must get for adventure lovers. Ok, now for the bad. If some of you were surprised by the M rating on this when it first came out, you're not alone. However, it rightfully earns this rating due to High amounts of strong language and very graphic scenes of death, killing and bloodshed. Not to mention that this game is a lot darker than the previous lara croft games. I would say that even kids in their mid teens should not play this due to the influence that frequent curse words and graphic slaughter can have on a teen. I put this as 16+ tentatively because parents ultimately know what is best for their child and know when they are mature enough play this game. Either way, it's a great adventure game but with very depicted violent scenes and reoccurring uses of swear words.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bygigapins June 26, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Great reboot for an ageing series

Tomb Raider gives Lara Croft a shiny new start after several bad games (and a couple of good ones) and sets her up as a current-gen hero. The gameplay is solid, the story a bit weird but has pretty cool supernatural elements. Character development not as good as it could have been considering people other than Lara get minimal screen time. The only problem I had with this is it's lack of puzzling sections. Tomb Raider was always about spending hours figuring out how to advance the game. There's very little actual tomb raiding in this game, and those are optional. Considering Lara is a fresh graduate and her main purpose is survival, but I hope that's something that returns in future instalments. There is some pretty graphic violence, and Lara dies in several (graphic) ways, getting crushed, impaled, choked shot by 10 arrows at once and a lot of others. There is also a bit of language, though not that much considering you spend a lot of time alone. Overall, this should be fine for more mature 12 year olds.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 9 years old July 2, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Dantheman1

This game is not all about violence it is about strategy.
What other families should know
Too much swearing

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