Tomb Raider Timeline

Chronological listing of Tomb Raider Games by year and month of release



  • 2016
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider :


    20 Year Celebration - PlayStation 4



    About the Product

    The Critically Acclaimed Action Adventure -Lara Croft becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia in search of an ancient mystery.

     NEW 'Blood Ties' Single Player Story - Explore Lara's childhood home in all-new Story Mode adventure, and uncover a family mystery that will change her life forever.

    NEW 'Blood Ties' Nightmare - Lara's worst nightmares come alive as hordes of the undead overrun her childhood home. Compete with friends and create community challenges with card modifiers.

    NEW Endurance Mode Co-Op - You and a friend must work together to raid tombs in a brutal wilderness. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run.

     PlayStation VR support - Experience 'Blood Ties' Single Player Story in a whole new way with full Virtual Reality support using the PlayStation VR headset (not included)

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    OCTOBER 11TH
  • 2015
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider :


    XBOX ONE AND XBOX 360 (EXCLUSIVE)



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    Awe-Inspiring Deadly Tombs - Explore huge ancient spaces littered with deadly traps, solve dramatic environmental puzzles, and decipher ancient texts to reveal crypts as you take on a world filled with secrets to discover.

     Woman vs. Wild - Conquer a world fiercely protecting its secrets, endure perilous conditions and unstable landscapes, face dangerous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore huge interactive environments.

    Guerrilla Combat - Use the environment to your advantage, scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies, configure Lara's gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, craft explosives on the fly to sow chaos, and wield Lara's signature

    NEW Endurance Mode Co-Op - You and a friend must work together to raid tombs in a brutal wilderness. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run.

     Unprecedented Visual Fidelity - Utilizing the full power of the Xbox One, Rise of the Tomb Raider comes alive with deeply immersive and interactive spaces delivering the most visually stunning Tomb Raider game ever made.

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    NOVEMBER 10TH
  • LARA CROFT GO :


    Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone



    About the Product

    Lara Croft Go is a 2015 turn-based puzzle video game in the Tomb Raider series. The player uses a touchscreen to move Lara Croft as a puzzle piece through a board game while avoiding obstacles and manipulating the environment. The developers distilled major series motifs, such as boulder chases and reaction-based gameplay, to suit Lara Croft Go's time-independent gameplay. Square Enix Montréal developed the game as a spiritual successor to its 2014 Hitman Go, based on another Square Enix franchise. The company released Lara Croft Go in August 2015 for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone devices.

     The game received generally favorable reviews. Critics praised its aesthetics, puzzle design, and fidelity to the series, but criticized its short length and disputed its degree of difficulty. It was selected for a 2016 Apple Design Award, Apple's 2015 iPhone game of the year, and best mobile/handheld game at the 2015 The Game Awards.

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    AUGUST 27TH
  • LARA CROFT RELIC RUN :


    Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8



    About the Product

    Lara Croft: Relic Run is a free-to-play action-adventure endless runner platforming game for mobile platforms. It was co-developed by Simutronics, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, and published by Square Enix in May 2015. Players take on the role of franchise protagonist Lara Croft as she searches for a lost colleague while confronting a shadowy conspiracy.

     Relic Run is part of the Lara Croft continuity, a subseries within the Tomb Raider franchise that is separate from the main series. It was developed as an evolution of the endless runner genre made famous by Temple Run. Simutronics and Crystal Dynamics worked closely to make sure it was both its own game and fitted properly within the franchise.

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    MAY 28TH
  • 2014
  • LARA CROFT TEMPLE OF OSIRIS :


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One



    About the Product

    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is an action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to the 2010 video game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and the second installment in Lara Croft spin-off series of the Tomb Raider franchise. The video game was announced at E3 2014 on 9 June. The Temple of Osiris stars Tomb Raider mainstay protagonist Lara Croft, voiced by English actress Keeley Hawes.

     Deep in the deserts of Egypt Lara Croft joins forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Isis and Horus, to defeat the evil deity Set. Lara and her companions battle the elements of nature through ancient tombs and they must recover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all humanity.

    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a 4 player co-op multiplayer game. Players can play one of four characters, Lara Croft, Carter, Isis and Horus.

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    DECEMBER 9TH
  • 2013
  • TOMB RAIDER 2013 :


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One



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    After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach. On her own but not alone she has only one goal, to survive. Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.

     Tomb Raider is an Action-Adventure game that introduces players to the origin of one of the most identifiable video games icons of all-time, Lara Croft. The game features a blend of survival, stealth, melee and ranged combat, and exploration gameplay as a young Lara Croft is forced to push herself past her know limits to survive and unravel the dark history of a forgotten island. In the process she will unlock the adventurer within her. Additional game features include: weapons both familiar and new, upgradable items, a variety of play environments, and human and animal enemies.

    A Survivor is Born : When the first ever Tomb Raider game launched in 1996 it was a revolution. Outstanding in terms of graphics, gameplay, and storyline, it changed the way that video games were played and developed forever. Fronting the games assault on the world was the central character, Lara Croft. Lara was also to have an incredible impact, quickly becoming the most recognized and celebrated female action heroine and an icon for the video games industry.

    This newest rendition of Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to the hardened survivor that she would become known as. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

    Key Game Features : Tomb Raider Rebooted - The new version of Tomb Raider is designed to reboot the game series for both the new generation of gamers, as well as longtime fans. The Origins of Lara Croft - Set before even the earliest of classic games in the series, Tomb Raider serves as an origin story for Lara Croft, detailing her metamorphosis from an unsure young woman, to a superstar adventurer Diverse Gameplay - The game incorporates a variety of gameplay genres, including survival, stealth, melee and ranged combat, exploration, and more Weapons - Utilize a variety of weapons, including bow and arrow, an ice ax, and pistol PlayStation Trophy Support - Accumulate PlayStation trophies as Lara pushes beyond the limits of human endurance and unravels the dark history of a forgotten island.

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    MARCH 5TH
  • 2010
  • LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT 2010 :


    Android , BlackBerry PlayBook, Google Chrome, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360



    About the Product

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an action-adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS through digital distribution. It is part of the Tomb Raider series, but unlike previous games, the game does not carry the Tomb Raider brand and has a heavy emphasis on cooperative gameplay. In multiplayer, players take the role as either Lara Croft or a 2,000-year-old Mayan warrior named Totec. They must work together in order to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke. A single-player campaign mode is available that does not include the non-playable character AI following or helping Lara.

     Two thousand years ago in ancient Central America, a battle was waged between Totec, the Guardian of the Light, and Xolotl, the Keeper of Darkness. Totec's army was defeated when Xolotl used the mirror of smoke to unleash hordes of ghastly creatures that fought on his behalf. Totec survived the battle and found a way to defeat Xolotl, imprisoning him in the mirror of smoke and becoming its immortal guardian in the form of a stone statue. In the present day, Lara Croft reads of the legend and attempts to find the mirror. After a long and dangerous journey she is successful. While examining the mirror, she is caught unaware by a band of mercenaries. Led by the local warlord, they had followed her into the temple. Unknowing or unbelieving of the curse upon the mirror, the warlord takes it from Lara. His reckless handling of the mirror releases Xolotl. The stone statue of Totec comes to life and warns Lara that Xolotl must be stopped before the light of dawn. Depending on the number of players participating, Lara and Totec either join forces or go their separate ways to try to stop Xolotl.

    In multiplayer, a first in the series, gameplay has an emphasis on teamwork. Lara is able to use Totec's shield as a portable platform as he holds it above his head. She may also balance on spears that Totec throws in the wall, but Totec cannot, as they are not able to hold his weight. Totec can tightrope walk using Lara's grappling rope. As the game progresses, Totec learns from Lara how to use modern weapons, such as rifles. When enemies are killed, point scores appear above their bodies—red or blue—depending on whether Lara (red) or Totec (blue) scored the kill. There are pick-ups, such as gems, scattered throughout the levels that increase the player's score. Receiving high scores in each level rewards the players with new weapons and upgrades. To add competitiveness into the game, there are a limited number of enemies and gems in the world so the players may compete to kill and grab them all. The multiplayer mode reportedly features approximately six to eight hours of gameplay, depending on teamwork.

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    AUGUST 18TH
  • 2008
  • TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD 2008 :


    OS X, Microsoft Windows, Mobile phone, N-Gage 2.0, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360



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    Tomb Raider: Underworld for Xbox 360 by Eidos resumes where Tomb Raider: Legend left off. This installment introduces a new, interactive playing environment that gives players a chance to immerse themselves more fully into the game. Players once again take the role of Lara Croft as she explores such wide-ranging places as the Arctic, Mexico, and beneath the Mediterranean Sea.

     Interactive Worlds Introduces Realistic gameplay. Unlike the previous games in the series, Lara's environment is now much more realistic and interactive. Footprints will be left in mud, for example, but only until it rains and then they will wash away. Lara's shirt will also get wet, and she's more likely to lose her grip if she is standing on a slippery, rain-soaked ledge. When the sun comes out, her shirt will dry and the slippery surfaces regain their friction.

    In Underworld, Lara also has a lot more flexibility in how she makes her way through a level, as there is often more than one way to get from here to there. She can now climb walls with texture and rocky outcroppings to reach areas she previously wouldn't have been able to access.

    All of these additions have been made to give the game a non-linear, open feel. Players can interactive with the environment by doing things they find to be intuitive, and the game will respond in an appropriate way. When Lara interacts with trees, for example, she will push aside leaves using either one or two hands depending on whether or not she's holding something. These details give a lifelike, immersive sensation to the game.

    New Melee Combat System : Underworld introduces a new melee combat system that requires players to strategically strike with offensive, defensive, and evasive maneuvers. Lara can now attack enemies with different punches, kicks, knees, and other acrobatic onslaughts. Items lying on the ground, such as poles that were previously walked on, can be picked up and swung at enemies. Players can also perform a greater variety of actions with weapons; for example, Lara can now hold onto a ledge with one hand and fire a gun with the other.

    Realistic Enemy and Animal AI : The AI in Tomb Raider: Underworld has also taken a big step forward--both enemies and animals now make independent decisions based on their surroundings, employ ambush and squad tactics when fighting, and will retreat if deemed necessary.

    With updated graphics and a more immersive and realistic gameplay, Tomb Raider: Underworld will have both fans and newcomers excited about the newest installment in this popular video game-pinup franchise.

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    NOVEMBER 18TH
  • 2007
  • TOMB RAIDER ANNIVERSARY 2007 :


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Mobile phone, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3



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    Explore Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids - every hidden dark crevice and impossible height. Unleash a hail of bullets from Lara's dual pistols - acrobatic gunplay as you deftly leap around charging enemies. Wilderness awaits - Bestial predators from bats to wolves to bears defend their territory from human encroachment. Death-defying stunts - Leap over massive gaps, cling onto rock ledges, and swim through underground tunnels. Seek to outwit the brilliant ancient designers of many epic puzzles and vaults in order to uncover their secrets

     Tomb Raider: Anniversary retraces Lara Croft's original genre-defining adventure, as she pursues the legendary Scion artifact. New graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure up-to-date and offers gamers a completely new game play experience. Re-imagined, Anniversary delivers a dynamic fluidly and fast Lara Croft, massive environments of stunning visuals, intense combat and game pacing, and an enhanced and clarified original story. Enter into strange, undiscovered lands and solve their deepest, darkest mysteries, open doors to new realms, uncover great rewards and unearth secrets to Lara's past.

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    JUNE 1ST
  • 2006
  • TOMB RAIDER LEGEND 2006 :


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, GameCube, PlayStation 3



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    Lara is more realistic than ever - the sexy, dual-pistol wielding heroine has new graphics and animation sets. Discover and explore living breathing, lost ancient realms that hold clues to the secrets of Lara's past. Intuitive, fluid control system keeps Lara in continuous motion; handle any obstacle and interact with any surface. Use strength and intelligence to uncover ancient treasures -- Use the grappling hook, an arsenal of new weapons, Communications devices, and other tools to achieve your goals. Travel to the world's most exotic locales - Treacherous jungles, snowy mountain ranges, and much more.

     Lara is more realistic than ever - the sexy, dual-pistol wielding heroine has new graphics and animation sets Discover and explore living breathing, lost ancient realms that hold clues to the secrets of Lara's past Intuitive, fluid control system keeps Lara in continuous motion; handle any obstacle and interact with any surface Use strength and intelligence to uncover ancient treasures -- Use the grappling hook, an arsenal of new weapons, Communications devices, and other tools to achieve your goals Travel to the world's most exotic locales - Treacherous jungles, snowy mountain ranges, and much more.

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    APRIL 7TH
  • 2003
  • TOMB RAIDER THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS 2003 :


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Mac OS X



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    In Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Lara's experiences changed her deeply. She’s become a darker, hardened, imperious version of herself. A desperate phone call from her former mentor Von Croy leads her to Paris. But as she arrives, she discovers that the old man was brutally murdered and a plot to frame her for his death is in motion. Avoiding the people pursuing her, she needs to clear her name and unravel the mystery of an ominous medieval order of alchemists and mystics. Surprisingly, she doesn’t have to take on the world by herself this time. Lara’s kindred spirit, an adventurer by the name of Kurtis Trent, is there to offer a helping hand. But can he be trusted?

     With a new graphics engine, new moves, new playable character, and a new approach to storytelling, this Tomb Raider game feels more like a Dan Brown novel than an Indiana Jones movie. Be sure not to miss this new chapter in Lara Croft’s saga.

    Play as Lara or her male counterpart, Kurtis Trent. Story-driven gameplay with dialogs actively shaping the plot. New controls allowing hand-to-hand combat, stealth attacks, last second ledge grabs and more.

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    JUNE 20TH
  • 2002
  • TOMB RAIDER : THE PROPHECY 2002 :


    Game Boy Advance



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    Tomb Raider: The Prophecy is an action-adventure video game released in November 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, part of the Tomb Raider franchise. It was developed by Core Design and Ubisoft Milan, and published jointly by Eidos Interactive and Ubisoft.

     The game is based around an ancient prophecy written in the Tome of Ezekiel, which tells of three magical stones, used by various powerful rulers around the world. Lara Croft must find these stones before a cult known as the Teg-du-Bhorez can collect them all and use them to revive a mystical being known as the Great Grey One, thus bringing about the end of the world. Throughout the game Lara searches for the stones and thinks that she has found them. However, she realises that she was mistaken and has to come back to defeat the game's villain.

    Unlike previous handhelds in the series such as the Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword, which played in a side-scrolling two-dimensional form, reminiscent of 8-bit games, The Prophecy instead plays in an isometric viewpoint, giving the player a viewpoint from above the player character's head. The game contains many familiar elements of the franchise such as being able to jump, run, climb and shoot. As the game was the first Tomb Raider to be rendered in an isometric view until Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, the game was also given a completely new combat system to suit the view style. The system does not include the regular player-controlled lock on gun play of previous games. It does instead contain an auto-lock system to make combating enemies easier. There are three weapons that the player can use: Lara's signature handguns, Uzi pistols and golden guns. The controls were designed to be very simple, with the directional pad assigned to movement, the A button is used as a jump button, the R button pulls out or holsters weapons, and the L button allows the player to sprint.

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    NOVEMBER 12TH
  • 2001
  • TOMB RAIDER : THE CURSE OF THE SWORD : 2001


    Game Boy Color



    About the Product

    Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword is a video game based on the Tomb Raider series, developed by Core Design. It was released for the Game Boy Color in 2001, and it is a sequel to the first Tomb Raider for the same system. The next Tomb Raider game for a handheld system was Tomb Raider: The Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance.

     A long time ago, an evil magician named Madame Paveau rose to power in the underworld of New Orleans using her dark magic and sacrificing humans. The underworld became synonymous with fear, and only with the aid of a powerful, benevolent magician could people rise up against her murderous control. After a mob broke into her mansion and burnt it down, the evil magician was destroyed. Her body was shattered upon jagged precipices on the bottom of a nearby cliff.

    People believed they were finally safe from Madame Paveau and her devilish ways, but they weren't aware that one of her apprentices had survived. He performed an ancient rite by her broken body and captured her soul in a sacred container. The minion then began his search for a suitable body and the proper spells that would bring his master back to life.

    During a visit to an old friend, Jane, in a dark antiquities museum, Lara Croft witnesses the theft of a powerful sword from the museum. In the confusion and chaos of the theft, Lara is cut by the sword. Her blood on the blade makes hers the body that is needed for the ritual. The minion then sets off to gather the remaining objects needed to transfer Madame Paveau's soul into Lara's body.

    Lara immediately starts pursuing the cult, hoping to save her soul. Lara eventually succeeds in retrieving the sword and breaks it in two, preventing Paveau from ever resurrecting.

    Characters : Jane: Jane is an old friend of Lara's who works at an antiques museum in New York. When Lara goes to visit her at the museum, she and Jane witness an ancient sword being stolen by a group of armed soldiers. While Lara goes to retrieve the sword, Jane remains behind at the museum. Jane is a young woman with short black hair and dark skin.

    Madame Paveau: Madame Paveau is an evil magician who rose to power in the underworld of New Orleans using her Dark Magic and sacrificing humans. Although she does not appear in the game as a person, Paveau plays an important role in the story and a portrait of her can be seen in a secret chamber in the level "Docks".

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    JUNE 25TH
  • 2000
  • TOMB RAIDER : CHRONICLES : 2000


    PlayStation, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS



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    Her Legacy Lives On! Now Includes with Tomb Raider Chronicles is the Tomb Raider Level Editor. Allows you to create and play your own Tomb Raider adventures from scratch. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned programmer the editor software will have you building Tomb Raider-esque levels in no time. Learn the basics of layouts placing objects and more in the tutorial level then put your skills to the test and create your own world for Lara to interact with. Product Information In light of Lara's recent disappearance those closest to her gather together at the Croft Estate on a gray rainy day for a memorial service in her honor. Afterwards the friends sit quietly together in the stud of the Croft Mansion and provide new insights about Lara's past exploits; exploits that have until now remained a secret...Product Features Create your own adventures with the Tomb Raider level editor including a tutorial plus all the tools required to construct levels. Four new adventures take you from the rooftops of a high tech city to the bowels of a German U-boat. Utilize new moves to over obstacles: tightrope walking parallel bar swinging and a hand-to-hand stealth attack. Choose from an arsenal of weapons including a grappling hook gun sniper rifle and chloroform. Enhanced inventory system for greater variety of weapons and items. Search through files drawers and shelves for useful inventory items. System Requirements Windows 95/98/Me 16MB of RAM (32MB recommended) Pentium II 300MHz processor or equivalent without 3D hardware acceleration Pentium II 266MHz processor or equivalent with 3D hardware acceleration Direct X 7 (included) 4X CD-ROM drive 4MB Video Card 100% Direct X 7 pliant Sound Card Keyboard and mouse Supports most major 3D acceleration graphics cards compatible Soundcards and Joysticks through Direct X 7Additional Requirements Minimum desktop display resolution 1024 x 768 16 bit color mode Approximately 300MB of space.

     Four newly discovered and previously untold adventures are revealed when the missing Lara Croft's closest friends gather in her honor. As they reminisce about her past exploits, they learn new details about her life and the lives of characters from her past adventures. Lara journeys from the ruins of Rome to the bowels of a German U-boat to the rooftops of a high-tech city in a search for four ancient artifacts. The game uses the same graphics engine used in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, but introduces new moves: tightrope walking, parallel-bar swinging, and a hand-to-hand stealth attack. An enhanced inventory system allows you to combine a variety of weapons and items. Create your own adventure with the level editor, which includes a tutorial and all the tools required to construct custom levels.

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    NOVEMBER 24TH
  • TOMB RAIDER : 2000


    Game Boy Color



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    Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game released in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. The title was developed by Core Design and was published by Eidos Interactive and THQ. This release is significant as it is the first portable game in the Tomb Raider series, followed by Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword and Tomb Raider: The Prophecy. Although it shares its title with the first entry in the series, Tomb Raider for Game Boy Color follows a different storyline.

     Professor Igor Bowmane: Professor Bowmane is an old friend and colleague of Lara Croft, working in the ancient artifact department at the university of Moscow. He contacts Lara to tell her of an ancient manuscript which recounts the legend of the Nightmare Stone. His friend Illiat is looking for the artifact, but has warned Bowmane that there are other "interested parties" looking for the manuscript.

    Illiat: Illiat is an archaeologist from Peru and friend of Professor Igor Bowmane. He was last seen in the Amazon searching for the Nightmare Stone, but learned that other parties were interested in the artifact. Unsure of their motives, Illiat told them nothing. Lara was to meet him at the site of the temple, only to find his camp deserted. When Lara finds him in the temple, he is near death.

    Quaxe: An evil ruler wielding great power, Quazet ruled over Maya, Inca and Aztec lands. One day the three nations battled Quaxet as three high priests imprisoned his spirit in the artifact known as the Nightmare Stone. To prevent anyone from unleashing Quaxet, the stone was locked inside an obelisk which was buried in a temple deep within the Amazon. Although Quaxet does not appear during the game, he plays an important role in the back-story of this game.

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    JUNE 12TH
  • 1999
  • TOMB RAIDER : THE LAST REVELATION : 1999


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Mac OS



    About the Product

    Lara Croft returns once again in the fourth installment of the popular Tomb Raider series. The newest effort brings Internet pinup Lara back to the Egyptian tombs that she roamed in the series opener (the now classic Tomb Raider). Our heroine must seek out Horus, an Egyptian god that has the ability to capture the evil soul Set. With a combination of puzzle solving and sharp gaming skills, Lara will navigate through numerous Egyptian locations, including Cairo, Karnak, Giza, Valley of the Kings, and Alexandria.

     This game promises to unveil vital background information on Lara Croft, who has emerged as an Internet cult icon since the release of the original Tomb Raider in the mid-'90s. At one point in the game, you will flash back to Lara at age 16 to see the origin of her adventurous spirit that precedes her full-fledged career as a tomb raider.

    While gameplay remains faithful to the preceding titles in the series, there are also several new gameplay elements to explore, including a new inventory system, new weapons, and new moves.

    The ubiquitous Lara Croft is back. After multiple appearances on the PlayStation, the aging icon is back to face her "last revelation" before moving on to the PlayStation2. This installment has everything that earlier Tomb Raider games had: physical puzzles, a sufficient arsenal, and lots of exploration, but this time in Egypt.

    Lara returns with her old slate of moves plus a few new ones. She can climb, crawl, dangle, swing from ropes, and leap. Revolvers, crossbows, and Uzis are Lara's weapons of choice, and she can combine these with ammo she picks up along the way. Lara also will take control of speedy vehicles for some sweat- wrenching chases through the desert.

    The story reveals Lara's roots as a young protégé of Professor Werner Von Croy. A training level puts players in the role of a pigtailed child Croft, getting newcomers accustomed to the controls, after which Lara regains her distinctly grown-up form. While Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation doesn't do much that's new, the old formula works well, although the pace still might be a little too slow for action fans.

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    OCTOBER 31ST
  • 1998
  • TOMB RAIDER : THREE : ADVENTURES OF LARA CROFT : 1998


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Mac OS



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    Thousands of years ago a meteor crashed into Antarctica and the shockwaves of its impact are being felt in the modern age. Lara Croft will follow clues leading to a deadly secret, boldly leaping chasms and blasting monsters that no one has leaped or blasted before. This time she faces a mystery that's from way out of this world. Tomb Raider III is a complex adventure that combines puzzles with high-speed action.

     Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft is an action-adventure video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. It is the third installment in the Tomb Raider series, and the sequel to Tomb Raider II. The game was originally released for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows in November 1998 and for the PlayStation Network in 2009 in America, with a release for the European PlayStation Network following in March 2011. The story follows Lara Croft as she embarks upon a quest to recover four pieces of a meteorite that are scattered across the world.



    Tomb Raider III: The Lost Artifact

    Tomb Raider III: The Lost Artifact  (American English: The Lost Artifact) is a mini-sequel to Tomb Raider III, sometimes unofficially called Tomb Raider III Gold. It was released exclusively for PC in 2000 and later on Mac OS in the Tomb Raider Trilogy by Aspyr. Unlike the expansion packs for the first two games, this was initially sold as a standalone product rather than as part of a re-release, and was not available for free download for existing owners. It was released alongside the original game in the Premier Collection. In The Lost Artifact, Lara learns of the existence of a fifth meteorite piece called the Hand of Rathmore. She begins her investigations at the castle of Dr. Willard in the Scottish Highlands, progresses to exploring the Channel Tunnel in Dover and then ultimately ends up in the Catacombs of Paris, where she is again confronted by Sophia Leigh.

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    NOVEMBER 21ST
  • 1997
  • TOMB RAIDER : TWO : 1997


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Mac OS, iOS, Android



    About the Product

    Tomb Raider II is an action-adventure video game, part of the Tomb Raider series and the sequel to the 1996 video game Tomb Raider. Developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive, the game was originally released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation in 1997 and then ported to Mac OS in 1998. The game sold over 8 million copies worldwide as of 2003, making it one of the best-selling games released up to that point and the second best selling of the franchise.

    The unstoppable Lara Croft is back in Tomb Raider II, complete with the classic gameplay that made Tomb Raider the game of the year!

    Join Lara in her quest for the Dagger of Xian, reputed to possess the power of the dragon. But beware, Lara is not the only one in search of danger! Warrior Monks and crazed cult members plot against you as you travel from the remote mountain peaks of Tibet, the canals of Venice and even to the bottom of the sea.



    Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask

    In 1999, Tomb Raider II was re-released for PC as Tomb Raider II Gold in North America and Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask elsewhere. The game comprises the scenarios of the original Tomb Raider II and four new bonus levels in a separate mini-adventure entitled "The Golden Mask". Unlike the other two Gold games, however, The Golden Mask contains no story ties to its corresponding game from the main Tomb Raider series. Its plot is completely unique.

    The story involves Lara Croft coming across some clues referring to a small island in the Bering Sea: a faded photograph showing an Inuit whale hunter holding what looks like an ancient Golden Mask, an old newspaper from 1945 referring to a conflict over an Alaskan gold discovery, and a secret kind of fortified military mine base. Lara is primarily interested in finding the Mask, as it is rumored to be the famed Golden Mask of Tornarsuk, a greater spirit said to bestow powers of resurrection on the mask wearer.

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    OCTOBER 31ST
  • 1996
  • TOMB RAIDER : TWO : 1997


    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Mac OS, iOS, Android



    About the Product

    Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. It was originally released in 1996 for Sega Saturn, PlayStation and MS-DOS. Tomb Raider was also released into the mobile gaming market for N-Gage devices in 2003. The game was released for the PlayStation Network in North America in August 2009, and in Europe in August 2010.[1] Tomb Raider follows the exploits of Lara Croft, an English archaeologist in search of ancient treasures. The game was critically and commercially successful, selling around 7.5 million copies worldwide[2] and earning a 91 aggregate score according to Metacritic and is considered widely influential, serving as a template for many 3D action-adventure games that would follow.



    Tomb Raider : Unfinished Business

    In 1998, shortly after the release of Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider was re-released on the PC. This release, titled Tomb Raider Gold - The Shadow Of The Cat in North America, and Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business elsewhere, featured the regular game as well as two new expert chapters ("Shadow of the Cat" and "Unfinished Business") in four levels, two levels each. The levels for Tomb Raider Gold were created in the San Francisco office of Eidos by Phil Campbell, Rebecca Shearin, and Gary LaRochelle. The first chapter of the game takes place in Egypt, and occurs several months after the events of Tomb Raider. The story sees Lara returning to the City of Khamoon to investigate a mysterious statue of the Egyptian goddess Bast. This leads to her discovery of an entirely new temple dedicated to the cat deity, which includes a giant gold statue several stories high. The second chapter takes place before those of the first chapter—quite literally straight after the events of Tomb Raider. This chapter starts with Lara sliding down the same slope as in Tomb Raider's final level, and finishes with her destroying the last remnants of the Atlantean Race. Shadow of the Cat features two levels: "Return to Egypt" and "Temple of the Cat". Unfinished Business features two other levels, called: "Atlantean Stronghold" and "The Hive".

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