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It took a year, but PS4 owners really should play Rise of the Tomb Raider

I feel silly for skipping Rise of the Tomb Raider last year. Y'all said it was great, and it is. I finally learned that first-hand with this week's definitive-edition release on PlayStation 4 (known officially as "Rise of the Tomb Raider...   read


Tomb Raider's new game director helped create Dead Space

Crystal Dynamics has lined up a new game director, Ian Milham, for the Tomb Raider series. While you might not know him by name, you'll definitely recognize his work. During his time at Visceral Games, he was the art director on the wonderf...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider's PS4 port seems fine

The technical wizards at Eurogamer's Digital Foundry managed to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider's upcoming PlayStation 4 port at gamescom, and they seem pleased with their findings. Square Enix was showing off the upcoming r...   read

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Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider movie has found its Lara Croft

Replacing Angelina Jolie is hard. My local theatre production of Carmen was disastrously thrown off track when I found out the woman I was in talks with through Craigslist to play the lead turned out not to be the Angelina Jolie, but an Ang...   read

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Tomb Raider's new hope

Star Wars star in talks to play Lara Croft

Star Wars. You know they actually made another one of those bad boys last year? Taking bets on how soon they start going straight to VHS like other milked childrens' franchises. Maybe a Land Before Time crossover? Well, the lead from latest...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider gets its last DLC next week

Rise of the Tomb Raider's final piece of downloadable content, Cold Darkness Awakened, is infecting Xbox One and PC next Tuesday, March 29, Square Enix just announced. The story takes place in Siberia, where a mysterious affliction emanatin...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider's first month PC sales nearly tripled Xbox's

Despite Microsoft seeming happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider selling somewhere greater than one million units, that couldn't have been the performance it hoped for when shelling out big bucks to wrap up limited-time exclusivity. The re...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

First Rise of the Tomb Raider PC patch mostly just makes sure you can go 'sploring

Rise of the Tomb Raider is quite the good showing from Crystal Dynamics. Good enough, in fact, that we awarded it our Best Xbox Game of 2015. But, when we put it through its paces on PC, we found performance to be lacking, not up to th...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider - Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch

Rise of The Tomb Raider's main campaign, while lengthy, tries to keep its gameplay grounded for the most part in realistic threats. The game's first story DLC, Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, turns that on its head, replacing human enem...   read

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Tomb Raider PC Port
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PC Port Report: Rise of the Tomb Raider

After being an Xbox One exclusive for all of five minutes, Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally making its way to PC. As the follow-up to the popular 2013 reboot, it certainly had a lot to live up to. Back when it originally launched, Steven ...   read


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Square Enix - Activision

Rise of the Tomb Raider director leaves Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward

Tomb Raider Senior Art Director and Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Director Brian Horton has left Crystal Dynamics, the developer announced via the official Tomb Raider Tumblr account Friday. "It’s been a huge honor to be a part of the ...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider minimum PC requirements

Very fine game Rise of the Tomb Raider is headed to PC this month, January 28, after releasing on Xbox One in November as a timed exclusive. It's still not coming to Sony's PlayStation 4 until closer to the end of the year. If you don't hav...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider officially coming to PC on January 28

As Lara Croft is constantly in search of treasure, Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is constantly in search of sales. After hitting the one million mark right out the gate on Xbox platforms, the game's fortunes will likely improv...   read

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Tomb Raider DLC review

Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider: Endurance Mode

I'm surprised how much mileage I've gotten out of Rise of the Tomb Raider. While most developers are keen on stuffing multiplayer into every single project, Crystal Dynamics did the right thing but nixing it in Rise, instead adding in a muc...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Why are the only interesting parts of Rise of the Tomb Raider's story buried in audio logs?

Pretty boy Steven Hansen enjoyed  our Xbox One Game of the Year Rise of the Tomb Raider, saying that it was "perfunctory Hollywood boilerplate, down to the set up for the sequel, but competently done." I agree with just about ever...   read

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Steam: Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PC in January

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to PC next month, according to the game's Steam page. While Square Enix hasn't yet made any official commitment to releasing the title (our favorite Xbox One game of the year) in any specific month, January...   read

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GOTY 2015

Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2015 goes to...

Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far, far away with ...   read

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Tomb Raider

Xbox mullers Tomb Raider fans in London for publicity

Microsoft celebrated the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider by challenging eight Lara Croft fans to survive 24 hours on a billboard while being mullered by brutal weather conditions.  Of the thousands of applicants, just eight were sel...   read

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Tomb Raider review
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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

I sometimes forget that Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981. Its breezy pulp adventure quality carries only obvious signifiers of its era (like, Nazis), and the repetition of these tropes act as enough hand waving to the point where Un...   read

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Legacy of Kain

There's a '50% chance' we will see a proper new Legacy of Kain game

Legacy of Kain fans have had a small taste of the universe recently with the free-to-play shooter Nosgoth, but others (myself included) are chomping at the bit for a real, proper action game. Finder AU managed to speak to Crystal ...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider actually has tombs

The final "Woman vs. Wild" Rise of the Tomb Raider video has been released and it focuses on the thing many thought the reboot lacked: tombs what to raid. Lara actually does way more archaeology this time around, it seems.   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Rise of the Tomb Raider launch trailer features an original song by Karen O

Rise of the Tomb Raider is just a couple weeks from launch (for the Xbox One at least), so naturally we can expect a launch trailer to keep the hype train rolling. This one comes with an extra tidbit of news, past the new bits of story reve...   read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Find out more about Lara Croft in this new video series

As we countdown to the launch of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft has released a new video series called "Woman vs. Wild." The new series will offer "a deep dive into the gameplay mechanics" in Croft's journey.    read

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Here is what's in Rise of the Tomb Raider's season pass

It was just last week that we learned Rise of the Tomb Raider would have a season pass. We likely weren't meant to know quite yet, as it was a "oops, it suddenly showed up on a retailer's website"-type of thing. At the time, all that w...   read

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Tomb Raider

Set aside almost 40 hours to completely beat the new Tomb Raider

A fair contingent of game-players equate the amount of #content in a game to whether or not it's a "good deal." It's a mindset that has always struck me as odd. I'll take a streamlined shorter game over an unfocused sprawl any day (ironic, ...   read

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