Tomb Raider's death toll was originally twice as big

Release Date: 21/03/2013

The new Tomb Raider features a more human and vulnerable Lara Croft, but also finds her slaughtering hundreds of henchmen in a variety of gory ways. More than a few critics have pointed out this contradiction and now Rhianna Pratchett, writer of the hugely successful reboot, has addressed the issue.

"Tomb Raider raised a lot of comparisons to the Uncharted series, and both games show that tension of having very life-like and ordinary human characters killing hordes of bad guys," Pratchett told Kill Screen. "This is a constant tension, and I don't imagine that any one game developer has the magic bullet to just solve it.

"What we tried to do with Lara was at least halve the first death count," she added.

"It's about balancing the needs of gameplay with the needs of narrative. The needs of narrative don't always trump the needs of gameplay," Pratchett explains. "In fact, it's usually the other way around. And so I'd say from a narrative perspective, we would have liked the ramp-up to be a bit slower. But, you know, there are other factors to be considered! When players get a gun, they generally want to use the gun. We were brave in going such a long time without giving players a gun in a game where you end up doing a lot of shooting."

Tomb Raider is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.

Genre

Action/Adventure

Customer Rating:

No rating yet

SKU:

News-214775

We offer FREE Next Day delivery on all UK orders, plus competitive postage costs on EU and international shipping on orders fulfilled by GAME.

Delivery Type Delivery Time Cost
UK Pre-orders (Up to £99.99 - Royal Mail 1st Class) 1-2 working days FREE
UK Pre-orders (Over £100 - Courier Tracked) 1 working day FREE (£2.95 on orders under £100)
Standard (Up to £74.99 - Royal Mail 1st Class) 1-2 working days FREE
Next Day inc. Saturday (Over £75 - Courier Tracked) 1 working day FREE (£2.95 on orders under £75)
Next Day (pre 10am) (Courier Tracked) 1 working day £11.95 per order
Next Day (pre 12pm) (Courier Tracked) 1 working day £5.95 per order
Sunday (Courier Tracked) Order between Thursday 4.30pm and Friday 4pm £9.00 per order
Collect from Store (Pay online, delivered to store) 1-2 working days FREE
Click & Reserve (Order online, pick up in store) 2 hours from order FREE
Online Orders Fulfilled from Store
(Pay online, shipped from store, delivered to home address - Royal Mail 1st Class)
2-3 working days FREE
Order in Store (Home or Store Delivery) 2-3 working days FREE

For items ordered from Marketplace sellers, please refer to their specific delivery types, times and cost

Order before 4pm for same day dispatch (Monday-Friday, excludes on Bank Holidays). Order between 4pm Friday to 1pm Sunday for Sunday dispatch (courier tracked services only) except on Bank Holidays, where the order will be dispatched on the next working day.

Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value.

All delivery times are estimated lead times and are not guaranteed

Working day definition: Monday-Friday (Excludes Weekends and Bank Holidays)

To see all of our delivery options click here

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.

Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

Join Today - 12 Months for £36


Join GAME Elite today and earn up to 10% points back with GAME Elite - Our exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.


Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 4% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose


    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership