Tomb Raider – Definitive Edition & A Quick PC Comparison

Last year’s reboot of Tomb Raider was, one of my favorite games that came out last year, and perhaps one of my favorite games of all time.  Graphics were great, controls were tight, and the story was right up there.  Supporting cast was, well, not very supportive, but Lara herself had enough gusto to carry everything in her young shoulders.  Fast forward to about roughly a year (OK so about 11 months and change), Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is dropped on PS4, and XBox One.  I was just as excited when this was announced a few months ago, much like how I was excited when I learned about the reboot some years ago.  This is suppose to be how the game was intended to be, at least in the graphics department.  Crystal Dynamics did a thorough job in redoing the visuals to match it up with the PS4, and XB1’s hardware power.  I also recently snatched up Tomb Raider for the PC at a dirt cheap price of $5.00 from Amazon during the holidays, and I must say, the PC version looks astounding.  After I take care of some odd ends, I will pop in the game, and attempt to do some captures.

I will TRY to do a triple comparison between the PS3, the PS4, and the PC versions of  the game.  For now, relive my impressions post, and some comparisons IGN did some weeks ago.

Box art

Box art




I just finished playing a few minutes of Tomb Raider – Definitive Edition (TR-DE) and took a couple of screen captures.  I did the same on the PC side.  Well, see for yourself.

Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider – Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider PC

Tomb Raider PC

It’s self explanatory, PS4 on top, PC on bottom.  I have the graphics  set on the PC side to Ultimate.   My PVR capped/recorded the game a tad too dark, so I had to adjust a bit (levels).  I tweaked the PC one too a tad, but other than putting my watermark, and adjusting the levels, it was left untouched.  You can see the stark difference in Lara’s Face.  I prefer the TR DE Lara better, makes her look a bit older.

So far, I like what I see on TR-DE.  Aside for the graphical boost, I enjoyed some sound effects coming from the DS4, as well as the status light changes colors as you go along.  PS Camera gets some love too, I can yell out ‘show map’, and the map will just pop up.  More comparisons to follow, as well as more impressions.

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