Shadow of the Tomb Raider launches on Xbox One and PC [updated]

Updated September 14, 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider is now available to everyone, including those who purchase the standard edition.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the conclusion to Lara Croft's origin story. Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Mayan apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

If you purchased the "Croft Edition" for $89.99 or the Digital Deluxe Edition (opens in new tab) for $69.99, you can now play the game. For those who only bought the standard version, you'll have to wait until September 14.

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  • Actually not for PC. It doesn't unlock until 9AM PST. The Steam forums are FLOODED with over 1,000 comments of angry people who couldn't start playing at 9PM or 12AM today.
  • Yeah it's ridiculous, my bro has the same problem, they should get sued, nowhere did it say 48 Hours early access (PST)
  • I got my steel book Croft edition for the X last night. Can’t wait to get out of work today and dive in.
  • The weekend can't get here fast enough. At least I was able to pre-download the game last night on the XB1-X.
  • Exciting! It got pretty good reviews too except on gamespot(which also has a big spiderman ad running at the top of their website)
  • That site become corrupt since long time ago, they only obey their master called "MONEY".
  • Yup always follow the money. Took me a while to realize how corrupt gamespot had become.
  • there was a debacle back in the early 2000 about a game called Army of Two or somethin and how the publisher paid gamespot to put ads of the game everywhere and to give it a good review, but the reviewer trashed the hell out of it. it caused a division within the company and major reviewers left gamespot to create
  • After spending some time with it, I have to say I’m really blown away. Not only does it play extremely tight, but it is absolutely a showcase title, visually. I’m playing on the X, but I have to say that anybody with a crazy PC set up is really in for a treat.
  • I've seen comparisons across all console versions and I have to say that it looks awesome no matter what system you play it on. AFAIK it's using a version of the Foundation engine used for RotTR with modifications taken from the Dawn engine used for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.