Tomb Raider’s Story Is Kinda Brisk

We’ve grown accustomed to games with extremely long stories, upwards of 20-30 hours, to the point that shorter games can feel almost like a rip off, at least if they aren’t just a frame device for the copious multiplayer features. But is that true? I think not, assuming the game itself is so good you enjoy playing it again just for the experience.

We’re about to find out though, because the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is clocking in at a comfortable 4 movies worth of time spent playing. During a Twitter Q&A on november 24, the Tomb Raider team confirmed how long you’ll play, saying “@Ste7enR: @tombraider @crystaldkarl how long will the game be?? #TombRaider” <- 12 to 15 + depending on your play style."

BTW, Tomb Raider isn't just a revival of a dormant franchise, it's also a weird throwback to an older time in gaming: “@DaniiGonzalez26: @tombraider is it true that Lara Can’t swim in the new game, and why?” <- Lara can swim, but just not in this game." So, Lara can't swim then. Weird.

Via Eurogamer.

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3 Comments on Tomb Raider’s Story Is Kinda Brisk


On November 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Little disappointing, event the way I play, so I’d expect about 15 hours…. Still if it’s really that good and the story has different endings then I’d play it a 2nd time. But I’d have to agree with the other point it does feel like a rip off if I pay $70-80, because at that price I’d expect some other content if the story is that short.

I have to say I do like the look of this re- boot very much and am looking forward to getting back into Tomb Rader games but the content/price balance will decide if its a day 1 buy or a Steam sale purchase at a later time.


On November 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Eh, considering the average linear SP game’s campaign is only 4-6 hours these days, 12-15 sounds pretty good to me.


On November 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I’ve never seen a game company NOT over-inflate a game’s length before it’s release (hell, even after it’s release). If they say 12-15, it’s certainly not 15 and it probably won’t be even close to 12.
My guess (and it’s just a guess) is about 8 hours. Sounds pretty short to me.