Shadow of the Tomb Raider – The Nightmare PP

Learn the secret Uchu has told no one else! In order to obtain a powerful and mysterious weapon, Lara Croft must face the music in a brand-new challenge tomb, battle foes who look like but are not like any she’s ever faced, and confront the deadliest enemy of all: herself.

Yesterday, Square Enix released the third DLC add-on for one of my favourite games of 2018. If you’re a lover of the franchise as I am then this is a no-brainer, with a fantastic throwback to Croft Manor where Lara has to face her own demons…

To an extent, as this is sadly a little too short on the ‘nightmare’ theme. The darker stuff was just starting to get interesting when I was dropped back out and into the feature Challenge Tomb. The tomb itself was a fantastic puzzle. Certainly one of the more enjoyable with a good balance of difficulty and intrigue. I attempted the Solo Time Attack as soon as the side mission was complete, and I narrowly missed out on the Silver by sixteen seconds on my second attempt. I’ll be going back to get that medallion I promise you.

Along with the side mission and Challenge Tomb, The Nightmare also comes with a new skill, attire and a variant on Lara’s trusty axe. The Xbox version, which I played through, also has five achievements adding an additional 95 Gamerscore if you get them all. It’s available for download now priced at £3.99 and is included with the Season Pass if you’ve already obtained that.

23 January, 2019