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Release Date: March 29th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Cold Darkness Awakened

Overview -

'Cold Darkness Awakened' is the third and probably final season pass DLC for 'Rise of the Tomb Raider'. It follows the 'Baba Yaga' story expansion and the challenging 'Endurance Mode'.

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Release Date:
March 29th, 2016

Video Review


There is not a lot of newness here outside of the map itself, which is large and well-designed. There are plenty of hidey holes to wait for unsuspecting passersby. I wish there was more of a platforming element, because that is something that 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' did pretty well, but there are only a few ziplines and ladders. The zombified Trinity soldiers don’t sport much variety, and are limited to basic thugs, suicide bombers, and armored bruiser types.

Audio Review


Lara and her friends deliver great performances, especially Nadia who is really in love with making a kind of hero squad, and recites her ideas for team names and callsigns over the radio while Lara is dealing with the serious business of virus destruction.

Final Thoughts

Taken by itself, 'Cold Darkness Awakened' is not a particularly convincing reason to purchase 'Rise of the Tomb Raider's season pass. For those who already own the pass, it’s not a bad way to spend an hour or two, but it probably won’t offer much more than that. It doesn’t offer enough freshness or gameplay to justify a separate purchase.