Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home (PlayStation 4) Review

By Az Elias 01.05.2019 1

Review for Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home on PlayStation 4

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's steady stream of challenge tomb download content has been consistent in its lacklustre quality, if nothing else. Short episodes with weak challenges and uninteresting plots haven't enhanced what was already a so-so game to begin with, so it rests on this final piece of DLC to attempt to rectify that.

The Path Home is the first and only add-on that requires the main game to be completed before attempting it. That in itself is a shame, as more could have been done in other DLCs to expand on Lara and some other characters in post final battle events. Regardless, this seventh piece of content sees Lara attempting to find out what happened to the Yaaxil, who helped her out in the main adventure.

Screenshot for Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home on PlayStation 4

In San Juan, an underground cave hides the last of Trinity's soldiers, leaving Lara to utilise underwater stealth and some ground combat to finally put them to bed for good, which leads her to following the linear path to what looks to be something of a decent puzzle in the challenge tomb.

Unfortunately, there isn't much effort required to get through this one, with simple stepping on switches and running past halls before spikes kill Lara, to shifting a giant statue's limbs around into the correct spots with levers the only major aspects of the area. The statue may need some fiddling and back-and-forthing between two sides of the room to get the limbs in the right parts, but there is nothing overly difficult here that pushes the gears. Short and disappointing. This could and should have been so much more as the final DLC. Lara gains a new outfit, a bow, and the ability to consume fewer resources when crafting ammo upon completion.

Screenshot for Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home on PlayStation 4

Cubed3 Rating

4/10
Rated 4 out of 10

Subpar

The Path Home ends Shadow of the Tomb Raider's season pass with a whimper. The tomb's main puzzle isn't as difficult as it comes across at first, and the whole act is over in a flash, wrapping up a plot point that very few will care about. Now that all is said and done, the asking price for the full lot of content just isn't worth it. Wait for a heavy discount.

Developer

Eidos Montreal

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Action Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  4/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

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Comments

Oh dear... peaking at a 6/10, mainly 5s, and then finishing with a 4/10. Not the best investment for owner of the base game then!

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