Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be out in the shops within the next couple of weeks so Playstation 4 and Xbox One users will finally be able to enjoy last year’s reboot on their next-gen console. But for those who already own a copy of Tomb Raider 2013, is it worth forking out your hard-earned cash for the Definitive Edition?
IGN have posted a video that compares the PS3 and PS4 editions and highlights the latter’s enhanced graphics. The PS4 version features improved environmental effects, dynamic lighting, 1080p resolution, TressFX, and a brand-new character model for Ms Croft.
As you can see, the Definitive Edition certainly looks amazing from a graphics point of view but, ultimately, it’s still the same game as the one released last March. If you already own a copy of the game and aren’t too bothered about improved graphics or the included DLC costumes and multiplayer maps, you may want to give the Definitive Edition a miss or simply wait until the price has gone down.
Collectors may be tempted to purchase this new edition as it comes with a range of digital books and videos, including the Dark Horse digital comic book “Tomb Raider: The Beginning” and the Brady Games digital art book “Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival“. Those who pre-ordered their copy of the Definitive Edition will also receive artbook packaging featuring exclusive concept art from the game. This would no doubt be a fine addition to a die-hard fan’s collection.
And for those who own a next-gen console but haven’t yet played Tomb Raider 2013, the Definitive Edition is the perfect edition for you. You might be almost a year late to the party but at least you’ll get the chance to enjoy Lara’s adventures in their full high-def glory. 😉
UPDATE: The lovely folks at Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have put together this handy chart to help gamers decide which edition of Tomb Raider is right for them. The three editions available are the original Tomb Raider 2013, the Game of the Year Edition and, of course, the Definitive Edition (PS4 and Xbox One only).
So, will you be getting Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for your next-gen console? Is Square Enix right to re-release the game at full price or do you consider it a rip-off? Feel free to share your thoughts below!