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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider vs ROTR Graphics Comparison, Is Shadow A Downgrade?

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is a couple of days away from launch and the reviews have started to pour in. However, we won’t be talking about how good the game is in terms of gameplay and story instead we will be comparing Shadow Of The Tomb Raider with Rise Of The Tomb Raider to see if the latest entry has evolved or downgraded.

You can see the graphical comparison between Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and Rise Of The Tomb Raider in the video below, courtesy of Nick930. Both games are running of PC at the highest settings at 1440p resolution.

The first comparison is the anti-aliasing, which was a big problem in the Rise Of The Tomb Raider as no matter what anti-aliasing option you chose the game still had shimmering.

However, this has been fixed in Shadow Of The Tomb Raider as the latest entry in the franchise uses TAA, which is much more advanced compared to SMAA used in the Rise and also features better image quality and doesn’t create shimmering artifacts.

Furthermore, since the game’s reveal many raised their concern that Shadow Of The Tomb Raider has downgraded Lara’s character design. However, the comparison shows that is not the case instead, Lara’s character looks much more realistic.

Overall Shadow Of The Tomb Raider looks much more detailed compared to The Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Check out the full graphical comparison below.

Speaking of Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, the street date for the game has been broken ahead of launch. While many of the lucky players will be playing the game before the official release but some of them might put some spoilers on the internet so be careful while surfing the internet if you don’t want your game spoiled.

Furthermore, the game features independent difficulty settings for combat, exploration and puzzles. Meaning players can customize the difficulty settings in a way that is truly meaningful and is right for their play style.

The game also features hubs that will allow Lara Croft to take part in different activities and side quests. However, Eidos has noted that all of the side content in the game won’t be there for the sake of content but the side content will change the feel of Lara’s story.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game developed by Eidos Montreal and is scheduled to launch on September 14, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.