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Rise of the Tomb Raider: news and videos


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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

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider's VR mode is great for fans, okay for everyone else

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a pretty fantastic game, but that exclusivity period sucked. It was bizarre to see the house that Sony built jump ship, but such is the industry these days, and these deals can happen anytime, anywhere apparently....   read

 
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New Rise of the Tomb Raider footage shows hella zombies

Rise of the Tomb Raider has a bit more life in it yet, as it hasn't even hit the PS4. When it does in October, it'll be in the form of a "20 Year Celebration" version, complete with new skins, endurance mode co-op, a single player DLC,...   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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Pre-ordering Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 nets you the previous game

Just recently Sony announced the PS4 edition of Rise of the Tomb Raider, which will launch on October 11, nearly one year after it hit the Xbox One. Not only is it a GOTY package of sorts, but it'll also sport a special VR mission in Croft ...   read

 
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If you still want it, Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 in October with VR

Crystal Dynamics has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on PS4 on October 11, and it's essentially akin to a Game of the Year edition. Not only will it include all the previous DLC (and five classic Lara outfits), but it wil...   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'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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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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Cheap XCOM 2 & Rise of Tomb Raider in Weekend Deals

Oh, you thought you saved humanity when you beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Nope! XCOM 2 says you didn't (or at least that humanity surrendered at some point). Come next week Friday we'll all be forced to reverse the fortunes of Earth we tho...   read

 
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All the deals for this week's Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC

Laura... I mean Lora... I mean Lara Croft's latest adventure is leaving the Xbox One exclusivity. Come tomorrow Rise of the Tomb Raider goes live on PC (check out the port review here). Below are three big discounts on Rise o...   read

 
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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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Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will use the Denuvo anti-tampering system

The PC releases of both Far Cry Primal and Rise of the Tomb Raider will make use of the controversial Denuvo anti-tampering software. Denuvo isn’t technically DRM because it doesn’t manage content licenses. However, it does prov...   read

 
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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 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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The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity score Writers Guild Award nominations

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unstoppable, award-winning machine. While it failed to take home the industry's top prize, the Destructoid Game of the Year Award, it has secured victories from other, lesser organizations such as The Gam...   read

 
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25 percent plunge on Rise of the Tomb Raider PC port

Did you run out and buy an Xbox One just for Rise of the Tomb Raider? Our magic eight ball says: "Probably not." The timed exclusive heads to the PC later this month (January 27) and Lara's latest escapade on Steam can currently be pre-orde...   read

 
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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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Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least

What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strongest exclusive h...   read

 
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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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Rise of the Tomb Raider's Minecraft-like $10 Endurance Mode DLC is out today

If you've done all that you can do in Rise of the Tomb Raider, you may want to take a look at this DLC that just dropped today. It's called "Endurance Mode," and essentially adopts the core Minecraft gametype (yep, that game isn't...   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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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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Rise of the Tomb Raider just got a demo, so give it a shot

Sorta kinda (but not really) Xbox One exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider is really good. Like, just as good, if not better, than the recent Tomb Raider release. Everyone who is able to should play it, whether or not that's now, or ...   read

 
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Lara Croft goes on an acid trip in the Rise of the Tomb Raider 'Baba Yaga' DLC

Rise of the Tomb Raider didn't get nearly enough respect, but that's partially on Microsoft and Square Enix, who divined the odd "is it or isn't it a timed exclusive" strategy that's confused people for months now. The Baba Yaga DLC l...   read

 
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Microsoft and Square are both happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider

While official sales data for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One is still not publicly available, numbers being unofficially thrown around for the timed exclusive have suggested that it's currently selling incredibly poorly. Releasing as a...   read

 
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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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Is Rise of the Tomb Raider the best Uncharted?

Both Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft lucked out that the tumult behind Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's development shift and scrapped work pushed Naughty Dog's adventure into 2016. It gives Microsoft the best exclusive holiday line-up for th...   read

 
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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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Cheaper Steam copies of Fallout 4 & Black Ops III in Weekend Deals

Another Saturday, another round up of usual gaming deals with nothing exciting-- holy shit Fallout 4 comes out next Tuesday. Holy shit I better prepare my goodbyes to the wife, daughter, gardener, guy down the street that works at McDonalds...   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 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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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 has exploding chickens

In case you had any doubt about Lara Croft being a terrible person, in Rise of the Tomb Raider, her latest adventure, the sociopathic archaeologist has the ability to use chickens as explosives. Rather than use, say, an inanimate grenade li...   read

 
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The history of Lara Croft

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be ready for your nasty hands in a month. Brett had some time with it at gamescom, and came away feeling that it was "just as cinematic, dramatic, and action-filled as we'd expect," which, as someone who en...   read

 
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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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Rise of the Tomb Raider $30 Season Pass outed on Amazon

It seems as if every Season Pass these days is a mystery pass. That is to say -- you probably shouldn't buy it until you know what's in it. Having said that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the next game in a long line of AAA titles to get ...   read

 
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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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Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off hot grappling hook action

Lara Croft probably has some sort of death wish. Mountain climbing can be good exercise and recreation, but I don't think anybody in her right mind would swing from a grappling hook, launch 30 feet, then catch on a vertical rock face with a...   read

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox 360 looks surprisingly not bad

Microsoft's really leaning into this whole "Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive for a little while" thing, so the game's coming out on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. But, last-gen is kind of an afterthought, and it's getting hand...   read

 
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Lara doesn't need to murder everyone in Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Rise of the Tomb Raider section of Microsoft's gamescom press conference was filled with knives to the back and arrows to the head. Given the large stage, it's obvious why Crystal Dynamics showed a violent slice of gameplay. Still...   read

 
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Watch the Rise of the Tomb Raider gamescom demo

Brett caught up with (and previewed) Rise of the Tomb Raider at gamescom 2015 and what we saw didn't sound all that different from what I saw at E3 2015. Not too surprising this close to launch of a sequel that already has it's formula dow...   read

 
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Square Enix CEO on Tomb Raider exclusivity: 'It wasn't an easy decision'

Finally! We now know the exact details on the Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal that Microsoft worked out with Square Enix -- it took them long enough. But even with this information, the backlash that began with the announcemen...   read

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PC, PS4 in 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be shedding its Xbox exclusivity next year, coming to PC sometime in early 2016 and PlayStation 4 later on during the holidays, Square Enix just announced. The title is currently planned for a November 10, 2015 ...   read

 
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Tomb Raider? I hardly even know her, and it's even harder to pick her out on account of all the Croft cosplayers at this SDCC event

San Diego Comic-Con is a breeding ground for cosplay. You'll find everything from the most amateur of outfits to the best professional-grade costumes. People really like to dress up like the things they really like. Microsoft is making a c...   read

 
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Extended Rise of the Tomb Raider video is way better than the E3 trailer

I was beefing a bit with Rise of the Tomb Raider for its heavily scripted sequences in which you hold forward on the analog stick as the game just sort of nonthreateningly happens around you (except for when a brutal cutscene wants to make...   read

 
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Rise of the Tomb Raider gets a November release date

Hey everyone, Rise of The Tomb Raider is coming to Xbox One on November 10.  There's also a chunk of gameplay footage which we will have up shortly. The game appears to be both faster and more action packed than the last Tomb Raider, ...   read

 
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New Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off highly unsafe climbing practices

Lara Croft reaches the top of the ice wall after a probably-should-be-dead experience. She has several carabiners attached to her belt. Why didn't she use them on her way up? Granted, it wouldn't have helped if all of her anchor points wer...   read

 
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Crystal Dynamics: Tomb Raider partnership with Microsoft began in 2008

At gamescom 2014, Rise of the Tomb Raider caused waves when it was revealed to be an Xbox exclusive. Well, sort of an exclusive. More like a timed exclusive. But, regardless of the confusion surrounding the announcement, the groun...   read

 
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Lara looks cold in Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Microsoft-published, badly named -- unless we're talking dough or erections, let's cool it on all the rising -- Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking far more frigid in these new screenshots than it did at reveal (above).&n...   read

 

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