A month ago when Square Enix announced Tomb Raider Reloaded, we being massive fans of the franchise were so happy. We even went ahead covering a story over the game, in which we shared all our expectations. But we just got to try the test version of the game and it looks like Square Enix took a big stone and didn’t think twice before throwing it on us. So here is our Tomb Raider Reloaded Game Review.
Tomb Raider Reloaded Gameplay
When Tomb Raider Reloaded was announced, Square Enix said that it is a free-to-play action arcade game. Furthermore, they released a teaser trailer of the game which kind of hinted that the game will have 3D characters and the players will be facing giant spiders, rock monsters, and dinosaurs.
Well, nothing which Square Enix said is wrong. But because this is the 21st century and smartphones are capable of running console-level games. Therefore, we assumed that the game will be fantastic, something that matches the standard of PUBG Mobile or Genshin Impact.
But unfortunately, that is not the case, Tomb Raider Reloaded is a very simple casual game, where you control Lara’s character with a finger and move it around the map. That’s pretty much it about the gameplay.
The objective in the game is to save Lara from the attacks by dodging and shooting the monsters. By the way, the shooting is also done automatically, so that leaves you with just one job i.e. to move around the character.
The Harsh Truth About Tomb Raider Reloaded
The menu of the Tomb Raider Reloaded looks like Subway Surfers, during the battle gameplay the view is from the top and the characters look so tiny and cartoonish. It feels like the battle is happening on a candy crush map layout.
The game file is merely 42 MB, which will expand to 400 MB with all the additional files. It is an offline game, with no kind of multiplayer. All you have to do is keep on clearing stages and more hard ones will keep coming.
If you were expecting it to be the cool game that you could play for years or were expecting a console-like experience, then Tomb Raider Reloaded is not worth your download, and it’s a total mess.
Positive Side of Tomb Raider Reloaded
But if you forget about the expectation and see it as any other casual mobile game then Tomb Raider Reloaded can look pretty good. The game has decent graphics and the gameplay is simple and easy to understand.
If you are traveling and want to kill time, then games like Tomb Raider Reloaded can be a pretty good option. It’s basically a mix of Candy Crush and Subway Surfers. So if you are a casual mobile gamer then it’s worth a try.
Tomb Raider Reloaded will disappoint most of the mobile gamers, considering the fact it’s a big title and in today’s world, smartphones can easily run console-like games, and still, Square Enix went ahead with a 40 MB casual game.
In the mobile gaming industry, after trying games like Genshin Impact the level of expectation of the players has increased by a lot, and Tomb Raider Reloaded in no way matches it.
It will be a shame to even compare Tomb Raider Reloaded with other Lara Croft mobile games which were released almost a decade back. But yes it’s not a denying fact that if we look at it like any other casual mobile game, then it’s alright.
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So that’s it for our honest game review of Tomb Raider Reloaded. If you have anything to add, please free to let us know via the comments section below.