Achievement Preview Spotlight: Tomb Raider DE

By Jonathan Barnes, 2 years ago
Next week marks the launch of Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition, the shiniest Xbox One version of Crystal Dynamics' 2013 reboot, Tomb Raider. While many gamers may hope to stack achievement lists together, there will no-doubt be some gamers looking to dive into Lara's first adventure for the first time. As such, Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition is our first Xbox One game to be featured in the Achievement Preview Spotlight.

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Let's start with basics and bad news. The achievement lists between the 360 version and the Xbox One version are identical, meaning that veterans looking to upgrade from the 360 version will have no new surprises on the achievement front. For our preview purposes, this consistency allows for us to take a better look at these achievements, see which ones might be tough, and offer some suggestions from the top solutions.

On the good news front, the 360 version of Tomb Raider is not that arduous of a game in terms of ratios. The game currently boasts a 1,636 TA score with most achievements having ratios under 2. That being said, there are a few tricky ones to contend with and the multiplayer component is where the ratios really begin to skyrocket.

The first achievement we'll take a look at is one of the prerequisite collectable achievements that the game boasts.

No Stone Left Unturned in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
This is a rare achievementFind all documents, relics, and GPS caches.


In terms of solution quality, http://www.trueachievements.com/ZasterModa123.htm blows this solution out of the water with a complete breakdown of the locations of every collectible and challenge object. This solution not only lists everything to be collected, but also features YouTube links for every location and circumstance. The ratio for "No Stone Left Unturned" currently sits at 1.48, which feels about right for a game-long collectible achievement.

I profiled this next achievement when taking a look at the 360's version of Tomb Raider last February. Back then, I said of "Get Over Here!", "While Lara's lariat may not have the bite of Scorpion's harpoon, pulling enemies off of ledges does seem quite satisfying." Let's see how the achievement has fared and how it might stack up on the One.

Get Over Here! in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
This is a rare achievementRope pull 5 enemies off edges.

Darklights currently has the top solution for "Get Over Here!" which gives the following tip for those who may complete the game's story without popping the achievement:

If you've completed the game and still need this achievement.

Head on over to Shanty town, near where the big gate is between the two areas of the town a few enemies will spawn.

Let them spot you and then run away, climb to a nearby rooftop and they should head on up to a different rooftop and continue firing arrows at you.

Hit them once with an arrow to break their armor (don't hit their heads or hold the shot for too long) then use the rope on them to pull them off the roof.
"Get Over Here!" currently sits at a 1.91 ratio on the 360.

Let's talk about precision shooting for a second. If the ratio is any indication, one of the toughest single-player achievements in the game is "Deadeye" which requires you to shoot ten enemies off of ziplines. Like the rest of these achievements, it makes a return in the Definitive Edition.

Deadeye in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
Deadeye55 (20)
This is a rare achievementShoot 10 enemies off zip lines.

Wrongway1985 currently has the top solution for "Deadeye". His solution, like Darklights', details how to pick up the achievement for those who didn't earn it during the campaign. For those looking to plan out their run a bit better, AvalonDstrOfMen (whose solution is second) lays out a plan for getting the required shots during the campaign.

"Deadeye" currently has a 2.18 ratio on the 360.

By far the biggest ratios for Tomb Raider come from the multiplayer. Let's take a look at the two biggest culprits.

Shopaholic in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
Shopaholic109 (20)
This is a rare achievementBuy every upgrade and character in multiplayer.

There are six guides for popping "Shopaholic", all of which offer various tips and degrees of support for boosting and unlocking. Needless to say, this achievement will be a grind for completionists.

"Shopaholic" has a 3.80 ratio on the 360.

Finally, the granddaddy of them all (in terms of total TA score) is the "True Commitment" achievement.

True Commitment in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition
This is a rare achievementReach level 60 in multiplayer.

Hitting Level 60 is no joke. D0PE B0I currently has the top guide for the achievement where he lays out how he hit Level 60 (and was the first to do so).

"True Commitment" has a beefy 3.63 ratio on the 360.

Needless to say, boosting the MP in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition may take a while, but with the dearth of new releases for the Xbox One, it might be a game worth sinking some time into when it's released next week.

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Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.