The Xbox 360 Tomb Raider Limited Edition Wireless Controller is the perfect addition to your gaming collection if you’re a fan of the Tomb Raider series. This limited edition wireless controller was developed in collaboration with the artists at Crystal Dynamics, and you’ll see the grittiness of Lara Croft’s very first adventure echoed in the design of the controller.
The controller has a two-layer colour finish, its matte red with laser etching that has been added to create a realistic and tactile worn appearance. It’s said to be inspired by Ms Croft’s climbing axe and the bandages that bind her wounds from this intense journey, and you can see this reflected in the rough raised binding on the left hand side and two small mud splashes in the centre of the controller. The controller’s centre also features a symbol of Lara’s climbing axe, while the bottom side of the battery pack reads ‘Tomb Raider, A Survivor is Born.’
You’ll also notice dark fingerprints imprinted on the bottom right and between the buttons which add to that worn feel. There’s also the laser etching cut into the controller on various points, which you can feel but which doesn’t distract you when playing with it. The two analogue sticks are also rough to the touch, something which I noticed straight away and liked because of the extra grip when holding the controller. The controller features the customisable D-pad so you can choose between the plus or disc pattern design when gaming.
The Xbox 360 Tomb Raider Limited Edition Wireless Controller is available for an estimated retail price of £39.99 or $59.99. You can purchase the controller together with the game for R899. A download token for an Xbox 360 exclusive playable character is also included in the bundle.
If you’re a fan of Tomb Raider then you’ll want to get this controller to add to your collection. It’s the same price as any of the other dynamic D-pad controllers and a pretty reasonable offer when bundled with the game. I like the look of the controller and having something unique to play on, I’ve always preferred a matte finish to a gloss and the extra texture adds to this too.
|Aesthetics||5/5||It’s a unique look to reflect the grittiness of the Tomb Raider adventure|
|Functionality||5/5||The dynamic D-pad is an added extra|
|Value||5/5||Standard price for a controller|