Lara Croft returns in Tomb Raider II to discover the
secret of the dagger of Xian. The ancient Chinese believed that whoever
recovered this mythical dagger would gain powers beyond belief...
provided they had the courage to plunge the dagger deep into their
In this adventure, Lara is
trying to beat Italian fanatics to the mythical dagger, with warrior
monks trying to stop them. It supposedly gives the bearer the powers of
a dragon. To keep it hidden from the clutches of man, it was placed deep
inside the Great Wall of China. But to get there Lara has to travel to
Venice, a sunken ship, Tibet, and finally, the Great Wall. Besides the
Italians and the Monks Lara has to battle spiders, tigers, yeti,
Dobermans and more!
Tomb Raider II is graphically superior to the first. Lara now
sports her ponytail during the entire game, not just during the
cinematics, and the locales are more complex with improved textures. She
also has a change of wardrobe: a leather jacket for the colder climates,
and a wetsuit for the underwater levels. But most importantly she has
some new moves, new weapons, and a few vehicles to drive.
- Improved, more detailed 3D
environments all in real-time.
- A 3rd person perspective
with improved camera movement over the original.
- 18 even more challenging
levels of play.
- More realistic cinematic
sequences to evolve the story line with the game.
- More abilities every
adventurer needs: jumping, climbing, dodging, swimming, wall
scaling, reverse flips, snowmobiles, boats...
- Greater assortment of
weapons including twin pistols, a shotgun, twin fully-automatic uzis,
twin magnum pistols, M-16 machine gun, grenade launcher, harpoon
gun, and flares.