Eidos Tries to Slience Tomb Raider: Underworld Reviews

Tomb Raider: Underworld

What is Eidos up to now? Well, Barrington Harvey, PR firm from the UK working with Eidos, confirmed today that British sites are being asked to not post any Tomb Raider: Underworld reviews with scores lower than 80 percent, at least, not until Monday. According to videogaming247.com, a Barrington Harvey rep stated “That’s right. We’re trying to manage the review scores at the request of Eidos.”

Why would Eidos be doing this? “Just that we’re trying to get the Metacritic rating to be high, and the brand manager in the US that’s handling all of Tomb Raider has asked that we just manage the scores before the game is out, really, just to ensure that we don’t put people off buying the game, basically,” the rep added.

OXM UK (7.0) and British site Eurogamer (7/10) have gone live with their reviews.

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