Future renames GamesRadar for Lara launch, gets in muddle over review scores

Friday, 21st November 2008 10:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt


GamesRadar‘s been renamed TombRadar for today as a marketing thing to celebrate the release of Tomb Raider: Underworld.

“Tomb Raider: Underworld is a great game, well worth the 9/10 scores it is picking up across gaming websites and magazines,” said James Binns, Future’s publishing director.

“Getting the message out there on launch day is essential in the games market and this takeover gives Eidos unprecedented cut through.”

The game, however, appears to have only received two 9s, one at “ConsoleMonster” and one at Future’s PC Gamer, as seen there on

It has a MetaCritic average of 78 percent.

Just saying.



  1. morriss


    #1 6 years ago
  2. JPickford

    Glass houses.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Newbie101

    Bit cheeky lads, I mean, I’ve read EG reviews with EG adverts about the game all over the site at the same time….

    I’m not saying it’s the same, just saying.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    Just a statement of fact. It’s not getting 9s all over the place, is it?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Egon

    Haha! No, it’s not. Check out Guy Cocker from Gamespot’s Twitter feed – he says “guycocker call from Eidos–if you’re planning on reviewing Tomb Raider Underworld at less than an 8.0, we need you to hold your review till Monday.”

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JPickford

    What an ace name

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    Oh fucking dear.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Mig724

    Actually those aren’t the only places Lara got 9s. Check here:

    Scan through it.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Dean

    @Egon Superb
    That is quite exceptional! Nice find..

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Newbie101

    Haha! Thats great, now that is defo news worthy VG :).

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Oh my.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. patlike

    You got a link, Egon?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    I agree. That’s quite shocking, and ought to be written up, proper, with its own headline and everything. Gamespot still hasn’t published its review of the game either – I muddied my feet earlier over there, to check.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Spiral

    Here’s one I found on google. It’ll be interesting to see what they do.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. SplatteredHouse

    Direct link to the individual comment.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Egon

    Sorry, yeah, it’s just on his normal Twitter feed. Surprised it hadn’t been picked up on before. Not that it’s an unusual tactic over there, I distinctly remember similar calls going round the magazines with other games…

    #16 6 years ago
  17. gorman

    Well, with takeovers featuring as prominently as they do nowadays, the change in masthead was the following logical step. A frightening one, at least for me…

    #17 6 years ago
  18. patlike

    I’ve just spoken to the PR firm. I’ll do a story now.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. BillyBatts

    What’s the headline going to be?


    Hardly ‘news’ now is it?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. OrphanageExplosion

    People do need to be told though, just to emphasis the point.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. morriss

    :D (again)

    #21 6 years ago
  22. patlike


    #22 6 years ago

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