Tomb Raider screenshot
Tomb Raider screenshot

Update - 28.02.2013: We're pleased to say that we've worked with Square Enix on mutually agreeable terms, meaning our Tomb Raider review will be on the site early next week. We would like to point out that our previous disagreement had nothing to do with review scores.

Original story: Today the Tomb Raider review embargo lifts. We had hoped to bring you our review alongside the rest that will appear online today. Sadly, we're unable to do that.

We did not agree with terms in the NDA provided by Square Enix, and therefore were not provided a copy of Tomb Raider ahead of release. Attempts to work with Square Enix on a new NDA with agreeable terms failed.

We will bring you a review as soon as possible.

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MJTH's Avatar


If the NDA has terms unfair for the reviewers then, taking a stand is better then following said unfair terms.
Posted 13:45 on 25 February 2013


I really hope someone with the guts to do it makes the NDA public.
Posted 13:36 on 25 February 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Making big companies look bad after unreasonable terms? Sounds like a good thing to me.
Posted 13:36 on 25 February 2013
Karlius's Avatar


I am hoping that this means VG has principals. Think that is a good thing!! Hopefully this article will make someone over at Square realise that this is making them look bad or as if they have something to hide and do something about it!
Posted 13:32 on 25 February 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 05/03/2013
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 3,703 1599
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