Tomb Raider – Guide to Survival – Episode 3: Survival Combat

The first two episodes of Guide to Survival highlighted how an inexperienced Lara Croft must use her intellect and whatever she can scavenge to survive the harsh conditions of Yamatai. In this final episode we dig deep into Lara’s scrappy and raw approach to combat.

The elements aren’t the only thing after Lara on the island – predators come in both two and four-legged varieties. Lara’s unlocked skills and weapon upgrades culminate in her combat style, executed in both close-quarters and frenzied firefights.

Outnumbered and outgunned, stealth is frequently Lara’s strongest advantage. Approaching enemies undetected will allow her to pull off silent kills and keep fellow Solarii in the dark. The environment will also provide frequent opportunities for Lara to gain the upper hand. She must always be prepared to brawl up close, however, aided by dodge and counter moves and improved equipment. With wits and weapons combined, Lara is a smart and ultimately very dangerous fighter. If you’re still left wanting more, here’s another breathtaking trailer from Lara’s next adventure.

Tomb Raider is slated for release on March 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Vlad Pintea is a senior editor of news and features here at Analog Addiction, and sometimes he even reviews games.

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