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5 Games Like Tomb Raider

Updated on November 4, 2014
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Tomb Raider - An Action-Adventure Video Game

Tomb Raider is the fifth title in the Tomb Raider franchise developed by Crystal Dynamics. It was released on March 5, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The game is a huge hit, selling one million copies in the first forty-eight hours of its release.

Tomb Raider is not a direct sequel to its predecessor, Tomb Raider: Underworld. The developers decided to make a reboot of the franchise, establishing the origins of lead protagonist Lara Croft. The gameplay revolves around survival, with Croft seeking to rescue her friends and escape the island of Yamatai after an expedition turns into disaster. The game features a vast, open world, and the quality of the visuals are spectacular. Overall, this installation is successful at reviving the adventuring career of Lara Croft.

If you enjoyed this action-adventure game, here are games like Tomb Raider that you must certainly check out.

5 Games Like Tomb Raider 2013

Bioshock Infinite

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One of the most popular games like Tomb Raider

Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games. It is the third installment in the Bioshock series, and is widely considered as the best game of the franchise so far. Infinite is also one of the best-selling games of 2013, with many critics praising its vast improvements in gameplay, visuals and plot.

In this game, you take control of Booker DeWitt, a former agent of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. He is sent to the floating city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman who has been held captive there for most of her life. You can travel the huge city either on foot or by using grappling hooks called the Skyline that connect the buildings of the city. You can carry two weapons at once, and you can find weapons and gears all around Columbia. Vigors can be used to activate special powers and abilities such as telekinesis, animal control and electricity manipulation. Upon rescuing Elizabeth, you must work with her to progress through the game. She can aid you in your battles by obtaining supplies such as ammo and health packs. You need to protect her while engaged in battles and she responds depending on your actions and the current situation.

Bioshock Infinite is one of the best FPS games ever released and it proves that a video game can be a great storytelling medium. This game is highly enjoyable, with a compelling storyline and amazing visuals that will surely entertain you throughout your journey in the floating city of Columbia.

Far Cry 3

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A fast-paced action game like Tomb Raider

Far Cry 3 is an FPS game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It is a direct sequel to the previous game of the series, and chronicles Jason Brody and his mission of saving his friends who have been abducted by pirates on a tropical island in the Malay Archipelago.

The game combines FPS and role-playing elements. You can gain experience points to upgrade your skills which are divided into three trees: the Spider, the Heron, and the Shark. Each tree increases different aspects of Jason's abilities. As you collect more and more skills, the tattoo on Jason's forearms grows. An interesting part of the gameplay is that you can hide behind objects to avoid being caught by enemies and break their line of sight. You can also execute silent takedowns by attacking your enemies from above, below, or close behind. Far Cry 3 also boasts of a huge game world, with the game's narrative director stating that the map in the story mode is ten times larger compared to the previous games of the series.

Far Cry 3 is a must-play game. You won't be disappointed with its numerous campaign missions and captivating storyline. You can unlock a variety of weapons which you can customize as well. The open world is full of surprises, with capricious enemy encounters that will require you to stay alert at all times.

Uncharted Series

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Critically-acclaimed series of games similar to Tomb Raider

Uncharted is a third-person shooter video game series developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation. There are currently three games in the franchise. Among Thieves, the second installment, is the highest rated game among all the installments, while Drake's Deception, the third game, is the best-selling game of the series. As of April 2012, the series has sold over 17 million units worldwide.

Uncharted follows Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who travels the world to uncover mysteries. The game is played from the third-person perspective and features action-adventure and 3D platforming elements. You take control of Nate, and you can use your surroundings to put yourself at an advantageous position before performing attacks. You can swim, climb and swing from ropes, grab and move along edges, take cover behind walls and blind-fire your enemies. Slain foes drop weapons which you can pick up and use for yourself. Weapons are also scattered all around the game's open world. Multiplayer is also available, where you can team up with other players in co-op mode or battle against others in competitive mode. Six competitive modes are available: Deathmatch, Plunder, Team Objective, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore and Free For All.

Uncharted is one of the best third-person shooter video games of all time. If you haven't played any of the games in this series yet, you are definitely missing out on an epic gaming experience.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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A brilliant game like Tomb Raider

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4) is an action-adventure stealth game developed by Kojima Productions exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It is the seventh installment in the Metal Gear series. The game was developed because of fan demand, and the story takes place five years after the events of Big Shell in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

In this game, you take control of the legendary Solid Snake. MGS4 features similar gameplay and mechanics to the previous installments. However, the overhead camera has been replaced by an over the shoulder camera, and you can also opt to use a first-person view. A new addition to the gameplay is the Psyche Meter. Your Psyche decreases when you get hit by non-lethal attacks and as your stress gauge increases. When your Psyche gets depleted, you may experience difficulty in aiming, frequent back pains and higher risk of passing out upon receiving damage. You also have a wide arsenal of weapons and gadgets to help you in battle.

Metal Gear Solid 4 has received outstanding praises from many major gaming publications. Critics say that MGS4 is technically perfect. This game is simply a masterpiece. If you are not a Metal Gear fan, you will surely be one after playing this flawless game.

Sleeping Dogs

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A game like Tomb Raider with fantastic combat system

Sleeping Dogs is an open world, action-adventure game developed by United Front Games. It was released on August 14, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The main feature of Sleeping Dogs is its open world environment. You play as Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer who takes on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization. The storyline missions are required to progress through the game, but you have the freedom to roam around the huge game world and engage in side missions in participate in various activities such as carjacking, betting on cockfights and singing karaoke. The combat system focuses on hand-to-hand combat. Platforming elements are also present in the game as you can swim, climb over obstacles and jump over walls. You can also drive cars, boats and motorcycles. A cool feature of the game is that you can jump onto other vehicles while driving. You can gain three different experience points: Triad XP, Police XP and Face XP. Triad XP represents your devotion to the Triad, Police XP your loyalty to the Police, and Face XP measures your general reputation.

Sleeping Dogs comes with a sharp storyline, broken into varied interesting missions that will never bore you one bit. The driving and combat system is something you wouldn't want to miss.

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