Tomb Raider: Underworld is the eight installment in the Tomb Raider series, starring like always the adventurer Lara Croft. The game follows directly the story of the previous entry of the series, Tomb Raider: Legend, addressing some unresolved plot elements left by previous entries of the series. The game was originally released in 2008 for pretty much all consoles available at the time and received some positive feedback back in the day for its gameplay formula, less linear and filled with puzzles and great looking environments. At the same time the game was criticized for its not so perfect battle system and camera management. The Ps2 and Wii versions also play differently from the other versions, being dumbed down and buggy versions of the game.
The game, developed by Crystal Dynamics, is also the final game in the series developed before the reboot coming this year: the game is now available free to play on Core Online, the cloud gaming portal created by Square Enix. This probably another way to promote the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, developed by Crystal Dynamics as well, a game which will not only detail the origins of Lara Croft but also completely change the formula to something more close to modern third person action-adventure games.