Jan 15, 2013 06:08 PM EST | By Luke Caulfield
The eigth Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider: Underworld, is now a free to play title on Core's . It's the second game featuring Miss Croft that is now free to play on the service alongside the isometric Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
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A direct sequel to Tomb Raider: Legend, it also addresses some plot elements from Tomb Raider re-boot, Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
"Tomb Raider: Underworld seamlessly blends exploration, grand scale puzzle solving and combat, taking players on an epic journey to unknown worlds. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft embarks on a perilous journey to unravel the secrets of the Norse underworld. Utilise Lara's acrobatic abilities combined with the latest technology in Lara's inventory, the multi-purpose grapple and all-terrain motorbike, to overcome treacherous and unpredictable challenges."
Like other games on the service, players will have to sit through ads here and there to reward them with game time. All in all, not a bad service, considering a 1 minute ad lets you play a game for free for 23 minutes. Neither Lara's Shadow or Beneath the Ashes DLC episodes are present, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
The 2008 title emerged to slightly above average, mostly positive reviews. Metacritic lists the PC version with an 80% rating, and PS3 and 360 versions in the mid 70's.
IGN described the games an enjoyable game for the story, puzzles, exploration and graphics. They went on to praise that quick time events were replaced with adrenaline moments and noted improvements in combat, such as the ability to aim at two enemies at once and new sticky bombs.
Gamers can go here to play the game.
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