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Cold Darkness Awakened is the third story changing DLC for the action packed game titled Rise of the Tomb Raider. Cold Darkness Awakened has a dark sci-fi theme unlike the previous DLC titled The Temple of the Witch which took a more mystical and occult themed turn. The new DLC Cold Darkness Awakened was made available to Steam late March 2016 for those who own the game Rise of the Tomb Raider. The DLC story additions give the player an entirely new experience with a few options. Cold Darkness Awakened is a dark and interesting new addition surrounding human research gone wrong.

The events begin due to a research facility’s efforts to turn their soldiers into super weapons. The experiments go wrong and instead of creating superhuman soldiers they end up creating aggressive zombie like beings. It turns out that the experiment created a dangerous virus rather than the strength enhancing solution they were hoping for. As Lara Croft explores the grounds in which the facility sits on she must fight off hordes of zombie like creatures which are determined to kill her. If Lara is unable to neutralize the virus it could quickly spread outside of the facility grounds and create a post-apocalyptic world. The mission to neutralize the virus will be anything but simple for the adventurous and well known heroine of the Tomb Raider series. Be prepared to travel the dangerous facility and shut down the three towers in order to stop the virus from spreading outside of its confines.

This DLC will take you from the usual historic exploration we became accustomed to from the Tomb Raider series and gives it a darker horror theme in which Lara must not only fight for her own survival but also the survival of human kind. This DLC takes an already exciting and heart racing adventure and makes it even more thrilling with its added difficulty. We know Lara can survive her usual dangerous explorations but can she withstand an army of powerful zombie like creatures in order to protect human kind from a deadly virus? Well let’s find out in this exciting new zombie survival DLC for the already thrilling game Rise of the Tomb Raider. Most importantly Lara must be careful and move around as silently as possible in order to avoid direct attacks from the murderous creatures created by the virus. Even with the somewhat expensive price tag there are some reward to getting this DLC aside from the great addition to the gameplay. Some bonuses include credits for use towards card packs, and an increase to your score, and some fun challenges worth trying out.

I recommend this to those who both enjoy the game Rise of the Tomb Raider as well as zombie themes. Cold Darkness Awakened is thrilling and blends well with the original gameplay regardless of how unique the themes are to the Tomb Raider series. The DLC gives players an entirely unique experience to the Tomb Raider series and adds a new level of difficulty. Have fun surviving in this dark new twist on the gameplay of Rise of the Tomb Raider. This is without a doubt one of the best DLC additions to Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Pros: Unique Experience, Exciting Gameplay, Steep Difficulty

Cons: Overused Zombie Theme

SCORE – 90%

This review is based on a digital copy of the Rise of the Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened on Steam provided by Square Enix.

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