Players Are Slamming Shadow of the Tomb Raider After Sudden Sale

So apparently, Shadow of the Tomb Raider didn't do as well as Square Enix may have hoped, as we could tell from a sudden sale of the game. The Steam page for the title has been slammed with hate messages after Square Enix put the game on sale just over a month after it was initially released on September 14th. And not just the regular version, reported all versions of the game were going for up to 34% off. Most of the sales have since been removed, but you can currently still see a 19% cut on the Croft Edition as of the time we're posting this.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider E3 2018-1
credit//Square Enix

The outrage, in our opinion, is well justified as the game was originally being sold between $60-120 depending on the version that you purchased, leaving many who pre-ordered the game pissed when they discovered that if they had only waited five weeks, they could have received the same game at a discount. Within a matter of days, Steam users have downgraded Shadow of the Tomb Raider's rating down from Positive to Mixed, and slowly heading down toward a negative score on their store. We're not sure what the lesson here is for Square Enix, but whatever it is, they're learning it in real-time.

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