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(out of 25 reviews)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
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
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
Kid, 10 years old September 27, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

WOW TOMB RAIDER HAS ACTUALLY IMPRESSED!!!

TOMB RAIDER is better than earlier franchise, the reboot is way better than read dead redemption. EXCELLENT storyline, great action and very fun but easy puzzles. Although EXTREMELY VIOLENT and they mainly say S**t but good for mature kids
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Safety and privacy concerns
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, 16 years old Written bySeusslol March 29, 2013
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

TR Reboot

Great game. Must get!!!!!
Kid, 12 years old October 21, 2013
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Really Amazing

Really amazing game, I recommend for mature tweens. I played this and I was fine with it. Some intense scenes though. Like one of the first things that happens is Lara falls and impales herself with a small spike. The slow motion of this is disturbing because you can tell whats going to happen. Also the death scenes are extremely gruesome. Not too much swearing but a fair bit. Lara is also a really good role model and has had a big effect on how I portray things. Like I don't worry about small cuts anymore, I just quickly get some antibacterial cream on it, then a bandaid. She also puts in a couple of good quotes here and there. Such as "A famous explorer once said: extrodinary is not in who we are, but what we do" Thanks!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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
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
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, 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
Kid, 12 years old March 5, 2015
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Great Story lots of violence

The story is an epic long one but there are many cutscenes ( that you can skip). There is that f--k or s--t every once in a while but at least there isn't a c--t or n----r anywhere. Lara Croft is a wannabe adventurer, when adventure found her when her ship split in half she was wrecked on an island and forced to survive. She never wanted to kill anyone but she had to, to stay alive. You also help friends on your adventure. The multiplayer can put you in a match where people on the mic could swear but you can mute them. Great game a little too many cutscenes.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bycoolkid11s February 10, 2015
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

NOT FOR KIDs

Hi im 15 years old and im still not allowed to play this game, it has very strong language and it is a bad influence on teenagers, parents should think twice before buying this game for some 8 year old
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byThatGamer October 23, 2014
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

OK for kids

Hey, this is OK for kids. The worst thing about it is the blood. But I'm pretty sure you're kid won't go crazy cause he/she see's a piece of blood on her shirt. If your kid is trying to convince you for this game, I say GO FOR IT. Watch out for the F*** or Sht words.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byanimeotaku7 August 1, 2014
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

amazing game

very violent and some strong language (not that often). There is no sexual content in this game and ot teaches you how to use your environment to your advantage. great game for mature 12 year olds and above
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byBaggieGamer2002 June 28, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Not as bad as it seems

I'm only 13 and I've played this and may I say that this is a really good action game. True it may have blood and gore and has bad language but it's a good game that also teaches kids about friendship and surviving.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old May 3, 2014
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

Great Game!

Tomb raider is an awesome third person survival video game! It does have its fair share of violence and swearing but I think that anyone 12 and up would absolutely adore this game! (Although there is some parts in the game where if you stuff up you can get attacked by a werewolf which is quite depressing).
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byconnor mann March 24, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

The best game ever made

Tomb Raider has great graphics that will make you just look around in awe, great gameplay, puzzle solving, exploration, powerful and emotional storytelling. The game earns it's "M" rating, along with it's 44 E3 awards. (Like Oscars for video games) The violence, I think, increases the emotional impact of the game, but violence is violence. Know your kid, but I think most young teens should be able to handle it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written bybaffathon March 15, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

14 and Up

Survival/open world based game. Very violent. Swearing, especially towards the end. No sexual content.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byMovieboy321 February 3, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

The most magnificent game since uncharted 3 drakes deception but has bloody violence and frequent language

This emotional game is okay for only mature teens because she tries to fight for survival and stay alive until help arrives so with Ross she works as a team to defeat the villains Lara uses bows guns and blood and gore pours out .language like f*ck s*it or c*ck is frequent but puzzles in the game are hard and needs thinking to do them and the good message is be thankful for what you have
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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