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Tomb Raider (2013) has become the best-selling game in the series

Clearing 8.5M copies
Apr 06
The 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider was always expected to move a lot of units. That much was clear when Square Enix initially deemed it a "failure" after first-month figures yielded a very respectable (yet not good enough) 3...

Post PS4, Xbox One release, Tomb Raider sales crossing 6M

5-6 million was the first month expectation -- it's taken a year
Mar 06
The Tomb Raider reboot had series high day one and month one sales, according to studio head Darrell Gallagher. Despite this, Tomb Raider's estimated 3.4 million first month sales were deemed a "slow start" by Square Enix, wh...

The Tomb Raider reboot is finally profitable

Square Enix initially expected to sell 5-6 million units
Jan 17
Last year's Tomb Raider reboot has finally reached the land of profitability, despite initially failing to meet the sales targets set by publisher Square Enix. In an interview with Eurogamer, executive producer Scott Amos rev...

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video

With blow-by-blow commentary from my wife
Jan 14
Our friends over at IGN just posted a video comparing Tomb Raider to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, along with an interview with with developer Scot Amos. It's a nice interview, but it's a lot of preaching to the...

Tomb Raider fan film captures the brutality perfectly

A 20-minute film well worth your time
Dec 25
Lots of fan films are great, but this Tomb Raider is above and beyond the average homage you'd normally see. The team at CanCinema did an amazing job, and it captures the brutality that the new Tomb Raider brought to the series.

Tomb Raider on iOS is great, but you'll want a controller

Pretty much unplayable with touch controls
Dec 18
In case you haven't heard, the original Tomb Raider is available on iOS for a buck. I was trying it out yesterday, and I have to say, so long as you're using a controller option, the game works like a charm. The only han...

Play the original Tomb Raider on iOS for $0.99

Because why not
Dec 17
Square Enix just released the original Tomb Raider for iOS, and it's just $0.99. The old Tomb Raider games were really good, so it's tempting to grab this for this cheap. It comes with the extra chapters from the 1998 re-rele...

Next Tomb Raider is Lara's next chapter of development

The story continues
Nov 21
Brian Horton, the Senior Art Director at Crystal Dynamics, is really excited that the next Tomb Raider has been announced so he can talk about it. Horton explained the direction of the sequel's story, saying that "The Tomb Ra...

Tomb Raider comes to Mac later this year

Which means soon
Oct 09
While we're a bit light on details, we do know that Feral Interactive are bringing Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider to Mac later this year. They say to expect a mini-site soon for the game, which likely means that they're almost done with it.  I assume this trailer is Mac footage.

Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works

Because of course there is!
Aug 01
A next-gen sequel to Tomb Raider is "well into development," Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers confirmed today. The announcement follows word that writer Gail Simone is working with Dark Horse Comic...

Lara Croft has the worst luck ever

So many more ways for her to die
Jul 08
The new Tomb Raider was pretty great. It also had so many ways Lara Croft could die, in a ton of gruesome scenes. Now imagine all the other ways Lara could be killed with this imaginative downloadable content detailed by Animation Domination High-Def.

Massive sale on PSN keeps good times rolling for Sony

More hot deals than can shake a PS Move controller at
Jun 11
Sony came out of their E3 press conference smelling like roses. Capitalizing on the miscues of their competitors, the platform-holder seems poised for a resurgence this winter with the PlayStation 4. In the meantime, Jack Tre...

Tomb Raider PC patch brings fixes, GPU performance

NVIDIA crash issues are still being investigated
Apr 19
The PC version of Tomb Raider has been patched recently, resolving an issue with a basecamp UI glitch, and bringing in some appreciated GPU performance improvements. Eidos states that if you just want to test this patch, ther...

Three Tomb Raider DLC costumes have leaked

You too can buy exciting oufits such as 'Jacket Lara'
Apr 16
When Crystal Dynamics said they weren't going to support the new Tomb Raider with "expansions," gamers let out a sigh of relief -- for once, feeling like they bought a complete game at launch. But that doesn't mean some form ...

No plans for single-player Tomb Raider DLC

Crystal Dynamics is all about the multiplayer
Mar 20
Those hoping for additional secret tomb challenges or other single-player content in Tomb Raider are due a disappointment. According to global brand director Karl Stewart, Crystal Dynamics will only be expanding multipla...

PC Port Report: Tomb Raider

Better graphics and nicer hair
Mar 12
[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] Over the weekend, I had a chance to play the magnificent Tomb Raider. It's every bit as good as J...

Lara Croft is more than a survivor

More like epic hero
Mar 11
For the past 48 hours, I have been completely enthralled in the world of Tomb Raider. Explosions, gun-fights, stealthy takedowns, weapon upgrading, and shooting defenseless bunnies has characterized my adventure, one that has...

Steam releases a patch for Tomb Raider

Lots of graphical fixes
Mar 11
If you've been playing Tomb Raider on PC, you might want to restart Steam so that you can apply the latest patch. Mostly,  it's just Nvidia graphical fixes, but there is one other addition that patches up a game breaking...

Lara Croft time-lapse painting makes you feel empowered

Seven minutes in artsy Tomb Raider heaven
Mar 07
Our speed-painter pal Josh Summana is back with another lovely, lovely sippy cup of art juice. This time, he has set his sights on Lara Croft from the new Tomb Raider. It's definitely a lot more tasteful than the sick filth ...

Tomb Raider's multiplayer DLC hits Xbox 360 first

Timed exclusive on multiplayer maps
Mar 06
Tomb Raider's first downloadable content, the Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack, will be coming first to Xbox 360 owners of the game. The pack will include three new maps (Scavenger Caverns, Cliff Shantytown, The Burning ...

Tomb Raider on PSN comes with Quantum Conundrum

Plus a bunch of other extras all for $59.99
Mar 06
You're in luck if you've held out on buying Tomb Raider on the PlayStation 3, as there's a killer deal available for the new action-adventure title. For $59.99, you can buy the "Digital Edition" of Tomb Raider on the PlaySta...

Watch Lara Croft die over and over again in Tomb Raider

These death scenes are more brutal than Dead Space!
Mar 05
The new Tomb Raider is out in stores today and marks the beginning of a fresh new take on the series. One of the things Crystal Dynamics wasn't afraid to do was let Lara get brutally killed time and time again. Like, serious...

Lara's big day: Tomb Raider launch trailer

Worth the wait?
Mar 05
As you likely noticed, Tomb Raider released throughout much of the world today. This reboot has been talked about at length, both in terms of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' marketing push and its fair share of controversi...

Next Tomb Raider film will be based on latest reboot

Lady Croft returns to the big screen
Mar 05
We've known for a little while now that Tomb Raider would be making it back to the big screen, and now we know it will be based on the new reboot of the game series thanks to a Variety interview. This won't be a repeat of the...

Review: Tomb Raider

Cream of the Croft
Mar 05
Tomb Raider has struggled to find its place in the world over the past few years. Games like Prince of Persia and Uncharted surpassed its sense of exploration and adventure, while the sex appeal that contributed to Lara's ear...

DeviantArt hosts Tomb Raider art contest

Draw for fun and profit
Feb 28
DeviantArt is hosting a Tomb Raider-themed art contest and prizes include Xbox 360s and up to $6,000 in cash. The goal is create an image that captures your personal interpretation of Lara Croft. All the official rules are a...

AMD shows off the new tech behind Lara Croft's hair

So many polygons!
Feb 26
AMD showed off a new rendering technology dubbed TRESSFX that focuses on trying to make hair look better in games. It's an interesting problem that a lot of people probably don't think about, but AMD is trying to pu...

Conan O'Brien is pervy for LAURA Croft

Clueless Gamer reviews Tomb Raider
Feb 26
I agree with Conan on this one. I don't care how it's supposed to be pronounced; everyone has always spoken her name aloud as "Laura." Conan O'Brien is on top of the new Tomb Raider this week. Naturally, he makes all the obv...

Tomb Raider original soundtrack is wonderful

Get your earholes ready!
Feb 25
Tomb Raider doesn't release until next week, but reviews for the highly anticipated series reboot have already started to wash across the web. Initial reports are overwhelmingly positive, lauding virtually every aspect o...

Reviews Elsewhere: Tomb Raider

Lara needs no 'protection' from critics
Feb 25
Tomb Raider reviews spilled their juicy guts all over the Internet today, and it seems Square Enix was right to confidently lift embargo a week early. Reviews across the board have been almost universally positive, with Lara ...

See how Lara fights back in the new Tomb Raider

Don't mess with Lara
Feb 22
I have to say, it's quite wonderful to see Lara just mangle enemies in so many messed up ways. Pickaxes to the back of the head, shotgun blasts in the face, machine gun bursts in close range -- the new Tomb Raider is so viol...

Tomb Raider will be able to run on low end PCs

Better machines will, of course, run it better
Feb 22
The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is out to prove you don't need a decadent God Box to run the latest computer games, planning a PC launch that will be able to run on even the humblest of contraptions. Yay affordable gaming! Al...

Tomb Raider gets an 11-minute gameplay video

Monastery Escape
Feb 11
The developers for Tomb Raider have stated that there's not going to be an optional demo, so that your experience won't be "spoiled." What's the next logical step? To release 11 minutes of pure gameplay online for all to see...

Tomb Raider vid puts the 'fun' in 'fundamentals'

I guess they really are going back to the basics
Feb 07
Square Enix released yet another Tomb Raider video centered around features players can look forward to in the upcoming reboot of the franchise. Here you'll learn about the "Base Camp" system, special locations where Lara ca...

Tomb Raider, Crysis 3 free with with AMD graphics cards

Bioshock Infinite also available for free
Feb 05
If you've been holding off buying one of AMD's top-end graphics cards, then here's an offer that may make you splash out. You can get a free copy of Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3 with the purchase of an HD 7900 card, and sim...

Tomb Raider coming back to comics

New series based on the new game
Jan 31
Dark Horse and Crystal Dynamics will be bringing out a new comic book series based on the new Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider: The Beginning is written by the game's lead writer, Rhianna Pratchett, and will be a prequel to the event...

There will be no demo for Tomb Raider

No spoilers!
Jan 17
If you were expecting a demo for the highly controversial new Tomb Raider game, prepare to be disappointed. Global brand director Karl Stewart just confirmed the absence of a pre-launch demo on Twitter. Stewart goes on in ano...

CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer

Bows, zip lines, and pickaxes
Jan 11
Multiplayer in Tomb Raider? What the hell, right? As strange as it sounds, it was pretty easy to get into here at a preview event during CES 2013. The characters and locales come straight out of Tomb Raider's single-player, t...

Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller revealed

People who collect controllers are weird
Jan 10
Developers Crystal Dynamics have teamed up with Xbox to created a Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller. The design features a two-layer color finish, and laser etching to create a worn feeling. The overall design i...

Take a look at multiplayer in Tomb Raider

Behind-the-scenes footage with Zachary Levi
Jan 08
The Final Hours of Tomb Raider continues with episode four, which offers a look at competitive multiplayer for the first time. It's about what you would expect to find in a third-person shooter, but the traps and ability to ...

Tomb Raider will indeed have multiplayer

Retailer listing substantiated by developer
Dec 28
Due out tomorrow for subscribers and on newsstands January 8, issue #145 of OXM has the big reveal of multiplayer in Tomb Raider. Little is known about what this will entail, though this component is being developed by Eidos ...

See how Lara Croft evolves in the new Tomb Raider

From victim to ass kicker
Dec 18
Developer Crystal Dynamics has started up a video series that details the new features you can expect out of the upcoming Tomb Raider. We see how Lara will be able to learn new skills, get weapons, and make gear as you progr...

Petitions for Tomb Raider and Dark Souls II Wii U

Why is Nintendo being left out in the cold?
Dec 11
Recently, two petitions have sprung up, as gamers are asking publishers to consider their multiplatform games for Wii U. Tomb Raider and Dark Souls II are slated for Xbox 360 and PS3, but for some reason, they're not coming t...

Tomb Raider: The first three hours

Dec 04
One of my fonder PlayStation 1 memories was of raiding tombs on a demo disc with the dual-wielding, ponytail-clad, buxom Lara Croft and her '90s edge reminiscent of an Alanis Morissette song. I ran about with my ostensible In...

New Tomb Raider screenshots show survival and exploration

Wolf these new screens down
Dec 04
Square Enix has been quiet these past few weeks about upcoming game Tomb Raider, but some new screenshots released today show Lara doing here thing, both exploring and surviving. And being eaten by a wolf. You'll see lots of ...

Composer Jason Graves on creating Tomb Raider's music

Artist uses art to create more art
Nov 30
As much as I enjoy collecting various limited editions of movies and games for the behind-the-scenes featurettes, I hardly ever get around to viewing them. After watching this trailer though, I would love to learn more about...

Tomb Raider Collector's Edition revealed

$100 gets you a whole bunch of goodies
Nov 12
Square Enix has just unveiled the Collector's Edition for Tomb Raider. A survival kit tin houses an 8-inch Lara figure, a 15x19 map/poster, a 5x7 lithograph print, three iron-on badges, a 10-track soundtrack disc, and a weapo...

Rhianna Pratchett writing the Tomb Raider reboot

Jul 12
[This post will come in two varieties: Standard and Cynical Collector's Edition. Following is the Dry version.] Crystal Dynamics has announced that writer Rhianna Pratchett is on board to pen the narrative for the upcoming To...

Square Enix bringing Tomb Raider, Hitman and more to SDCC

Jul 09
You've heard so much about the new Tomb Raider, so here's the first chance you'll have to play it. If you're going to San Diego Comic-Con this week (July 12-15), you'll find Tomb Raider there as a playable demo at Square Enix...

Tomb Raider devs: 'Rape' is not in our vocabulary

Jun 30
The Tomb Raider "R-word" controversy just won't quit, especially with Kotaku poking at it with a big stick. The outlet recently spoke to Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart, attempting to push him further on the whole issue o...

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