This is one good-looking game, and again I am surprised that this is coming from the GBC. Lara and her environments look wonderful and are bursting with even the smallest details. The levels are very interesting to look at, and feature fully animated background details such as clothes blowing on clotheslines, litter on the streets being kicked around as Lara passes them and zombies who lose limbs as you shoot them. Lara sports a wide range of animations as well. She can walk, run, jump, leap, roll...you name it. Core was even able to squeeze in Ms. Croft's 'bounce'. The only downside is that at times there is a noticeable flicker, mostly when shooting guns, that causes parts of objects to disappear. But with all the detail this game has, it's hard to be fussy about the little things that have no effect on the gameplay.
All of the sound effects you would expect to hear are around as well, although sometimes they can sound a little sickly. Music is used very sparingly and with good effect. Instead of having every level contain it's own constantly playing music, it's only used to heighten dramatic parts of the game. For example, the second level has you jumping rooftops trying to get to a helicopter. This mission is timed and very fast paced and the accompanying music does an excellent job giving you a real feeling of panic. Other levels are silent, except for the sound effects, but if something happens, like a boss fight, the appropriate music will kick in.