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tomb raider underworld for PS3 and 360 added to play.com monster sale @ £17.99
tomb raider underworld for PS3 and 360 added to play.com monster sale @ £17.99

tomb raider underworld for PS3 and 360 added to play.com monster sale @ £17.99

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* Features:
* Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilise objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore
* Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more
* Lara's skill-set has been drastically expanded to incorporate actions you would expect of a fearless, athletic adventurer. Lara now performs 1700 moves and is a far more intuitive character to control
* Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved
* Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other
* Lara's upgraded inventory includes:
* Sonar Map - A revolutionary new tool that emits an active sonar ping to create a 3D image of Lara's surroundings, perfect for uncovering hidden items and locations
* Multi-Purpose Grapple - A claw-like device with a high-tension cable designed for climbing, grappling, performing wall runs and manipulating objects within the environment
* All-Terrain Motorbike - Built to handle everything from the jungles of Mexico to the icy glaciers of the Arctic


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£17.09 with 5% off code

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Abvance;4188980

£17.09 with 5% off codeRepost? Although expired for some … £17.09 with 5% off codeRepost? Although expired for some reason:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/297276/tomb-raider-underworld-on-ps3-and-x/




It was expired because it was only available for a day I think before it sold out. Nice to see it back at £17.99, voted hot :thumbsup:

I found this to be a most frustrating game and really quite shocking in the amount of bugs (the programming kind). The camera moves around so fast that it gave me a headache, even when you are controlling it with the analog stick it still attempts to move it.
Having said that I did complete it but there is nearly zero replay value, especially for PS3 owners which lack trophies.

Shame really as it looks pretty and I really wanted to like this game having played most of them (I still have Tomb raider 1 for the PS).

My advice, for PS3 owners is to buy Drake instead.

Game has sold shockingly bad according to the developer. Played the demo on xbox 360 and wasnt that surprised really. Controls are stiff and gameplay gets a bit repetitive after a while. Hot vote though as price justifys games quality.

Echoing the opinions of the OP this game is truly truly awful, you can get stuck in seemingly ANY part of the scenary, most of the puzzles are doubled up to increase the length of the game, Lara is very very fussy about which things she will jump on, you can be stood next to a block thats waist height and when you try to jump on it she do her weird little hop against the side but wont jump on it.

Add to that the fact that its just a dull boring game and it really has no redeeming features apart from the graphics being ok in places, although the frame rate is sometimes so bad it looks like a slide show.

Regarding the price justifing the quality, no it doesnt because I paid £19.99 for this at gamestation and felt well and truly ripped.

Cold from me I'm afraid. The game is seriously buggy, definitely not worth £17.99. If you really want to play this game, I would strongly recommend you rent it rather than buying.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO VOTE A DEAL HOT?
THANKS:thumbsup:

Angelkisses;4189499

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO VOTE A DEAL HOT?THANKS:thumbsup:



Yes. Simply press the red or blue arrow at the temp.

Fresco;4189488

Cold from me I'm afraid. The game is seriously buggy, definitely not … Cold from me I'm afraid. The game is seriously buggy, definitely not worth £17.99. If you really want to play this game, I would strongly recommend you rent it rather than buying.



True. I was really surprised to see, during the end credits, the existance of a QA team. Now those staff deserve to be out on their ear.

We'll I'll buck the trend by saying that I actually enjoyed this game! Sure it's got it's faults, and could have done with some extra testing time (how many games do though?), but I was able to finish it without getting too frustrated, unlike in the previous 'Anniversary' game with those 2 horsey creatures which took forever to get past.

The graphics are on the whole lush, the soundtrack is very good, and some of the puzzles are huge. The room towards the end with the swinging hammers was one of the most impressive I've seen in a TR game.

If you take the game as a bit of fun and nothing serious, and are prepared to put up with a few frustrating 'buggy' moments and a camera that sometimes goes a bit mad (although I didn't really have much of a problem with it), this is about 15 to 20 hours of escapism.

Good deal!

Marks out of ten for Miss Croft?
I'd give her one.

Most punters just gave Lara a Miss on the most recent outing & she is now going to have a "family-friendly" make-over (hopefully not by Suzanne & Tranny) before the next Tomb Raider title is released... but unfortunately not soon enough to save the development staff during redundancies announced at Crystal Dynamics.

Interestingly, the most recent model, Alison Carroll, doesn't seem to make an appearance in the recent "]Edge" article about the decision.


Lara also has her knockers in the form of Bruce Straley a director for Naughty Dog: "]Nathan Drake, the new poster boy of gaming?"

Lara Croft will return. Only with a proportionally smaller interest.

But for £17.99, I'm voting hot as this is the cheapest around at present (regardless of the content, or whether the title is something I would play[.com]).

BFN,

fp.

anyone bought it on ps2

[email protected];4189543

True. I was really surprised to see, during the end credits, the … True. I was really surprised to see, during the end credits, the existance of a QA team. Now those staff deserve to be out on their ear.



LOL me too. To be fair to the QA team, it's not always their fault. I've worked in software before and bad decisions (such as not spending enough time on QA or ignoring known issues in order to focus on other objectives) almost certainly comes from high management.

Fresco;4189660

LOL me too. To be fair to the QA team, it's not always their fault. I've … LOL me too. To be fair to the QA team, it's not always their fault. I've worked in software before and bad decisions (such as not spending enough time on QA or ignoring known issues in order to focus on other objectives) almost certainly comes from high management.



To be honest, I'm sure the management were entirely to blame...repeat after me "we must get this out before xmas".

PS. I'm a software engineer.

sandyuk;4189631

anyone bought it on ps2



As far as I am aware it's not out yet !

Edit: Sorry, just noticed that it came out Friday (Maybe they have taken more care with the PS2 version).

On a separate note, how can Sony let developers get away with putting Achievements into games but not Trophies, when developing cross platform games (such as this game)?

There is surely no extra work at all for the developers, as normally they make Achievements = Trophies.

Trophies should be compulsory by now.

Hot and ordered - thanks OP.

KPGrimmy;4189793

On a separate note, how can Sony let developers get away with putting … On a separate note, how can Sony let developers get away with putting Achievements into games but not Trophies, when developing cross platform games (such as this game)?There is surely no extra work at all for the developers, as normally they make Achievements = Trophies.Trophies should be compulsory by now.



I think ( and I will stand corrected on this ) that Sony have stipulated that all games coming out after Jan 09 MUST support trophies. I seem to remember reading a press release around November last year regarding this but I cannot find the link to it.

Wildheart79;4190008

I think ( and I will stand corrected on this ) that Sony have stipulated … I think ( and I will stand corrected on this ) that Sony have stipulated that all games coming out after Jan 09 MUST support trophies. I seem to remember reading a press release around November last year regarding this but I cannot find the link to it.



Just use Google & search for
PS3 TROPHIES MANDATORY

There are loads of references to it

BFN,

fp.

Wildheart79;4190008

I think ( and I will stand corrected on this ) that Sony have stipulated … I think ( and I will stand corrected on this ) that Sony have stipulated that all games coming out after Jan 09 MUST support trophies. I seem to remember reading a press release around November last year regarding this but I cannot find the link to it.



Just checked Google.

Looks like you are correct, have some rep for the good news. :thumbsup:

[email protected];4189525

Yes. Simply press the red or blue arrow at the temp.



Thanks for that Andy.
I am new to this site and had NO clue how to vote for something. You're a star:thumbsup:

Angelkisses;4190480

Thanks for that Andy.I am new to this site and had NO clue how to vote … Thanks for that Andy.I am new to this site and had NO clue how to vote for something. You're a star:thumbsup:



FYI:
"]Temperature & voting"

Welcome to HotUKDeals!

BFN,

fp.

I bought this previously at £17.09 and still haven't played it yet.

It's on the play pile when I get the time.

*makes note to stop buying more games just because they're cheap*

IWannaBeAdored;4190652

I bought this previously at £17.09 and still haven't played it yet.It's … I bought this previously at £17.09 and still haven't played it yet.It's on the play pile when I get the time. *makes note to stop buying more games just because they're cheap*



Same. Glad it's not dropped further. Better start playing before it does!

Voted hot. Don't care if you think the game's good or not. The price is unmatched.

Am I the only person that thinks this game is good? lol. Its not the best game ever but its still enjoyable. Graphics are lovely. Reminds me more of Uncharted than previous tomb raiders.

The graphics on the demo I played are jaw dropping in several places (although admittedly my first machine was an Amstrad CPC464..). Sure the camera is buggy but so are the other Tomb Raider games - if you know that you won't mind, and if you didn't then you probably won't notice too much. That's not justification, but for what overall seems to be a good experience according to Metacritic and at this price, voting cold just seems unnecessary.

I'd buy this if, as with other posters, I didn't already have a pile of games to get through. And I might still buy it anyway!

Banned

IWannaBeAdored;4190652

I bought this previously at £17.09 and still haven't played it yet.It's … I bought this previously at £17.09 and still haven't played it yet.It's on the play pile when I get the time. *makes note to stop buying more games just because they're cheap*



I did too! but the box was smashed in so i returned it for a refund. been waiting for it to become this price once more so i can (hopefully) get a decent copy this time!

Ordered, thanks, got 5% code working too.

Klopek;4190778

Same. Glad it's not dropped further. Better start playing before it … Same. Glad it's not dropped further. Better start playing before it does!Voted hot. Don't care if you think the game's good or not. The price is unmatched.



Same! Bought it for this price before xmas, and not played it once yet!

Matty 18;4191437

Am I the only person that thinks this game is good?



Yes.

IWannaBeAdored;4190652

*makes note to stop buying more games just because they're cheap*



I have the same problem, thanks in no small part to this site! I haven't even finished off the demo yet so might just refrain from this one until I see it closer to £10!

Fresco;4189488

Cold from me I'm afraid. The game is seriously buggy, definitely not … Cold from me I'm afraid. The game is seriously buggy, definitely not worth £17.99. If you really want to play this game, I would strongly recommend you rent it rather than buying.



Apologies - COMPLETELY off topic - but I do love the Avatar!!! Respect. Made me laugh anyway...:-D

Angelkisses;4190480

Thanks for that Andy.I am new to this site and had NO clue how to vote … Thanks for that Andy.I am new to this site and had NO clue how to vote for something. You're a star:thumbsup:




Welcome to the site!! May your bank balance take the same kind of beating as the rest on here, as a result of scanning the deals every day!! Its a slippery slope...:roll:

Axeman;4199156

Apologies - COMPLETELY off topic - but I do love the Avatar!!! Respect. … Apologies - COMPLETELY off topic - but I do love the Avatar!!! Respect. Made me laugh anyway...:-D



Glad you like the avatar. I must say, it's a very accurate representation of Fresco Jr. :whistling:
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