Another E3 has come and gone and while we’re still waiting for news of a PS4 release for Rise of the Tomb Raider, we got a little sneak peek of the upcoming commemorative book, 20 Years of Tomb Raider: Digging Up the Past, Defining the Future, and learnt that a new series of statues has been commissioned to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
The Crystal Dynamics crew also took part in a number of live events throughout the week, most notably the Square Enix Presents show, #TombRaider20: Top Tombs, in which Tomb Raider fans Raymond Croft and Jade Jolie joined Senior Community Manager Meagan Marie on set to talk about the levels that were voted fan-favourites by the community.
For those of you who want a quick summary of the levels that were discussed on the show, they were:
- Tomb Raider (1996) – The Lost Valley (Peru)
- Tomb Raider II – Barkhang Monastery (Tibet)
- Tomb Raider III – Temple Ruins (India)
- Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation – Tomb of Semerkhet (Egypt)
- Tomb Raider Chronicles – Labyrinth, Black Isle (Ireland)
- Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness – The Hall of Seasons, Paris (France)
- Tomb Raider: Legend – King Arthur’s Tomb, Cornwall (England)
- Tomb Raider: Anniversary – St. Francis Folly (Greece)
- Tomb Raider: Underworld – Southern Mexico (Mexico)
- Tomb Raider (2013) – Chasm Monastery (Yamatai)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – The Flooded Archives in the Geothermal Valley (Russia)
While I agree with some of the choices, my own list of favourite tombs (or levels) would be quite different. In fact, I might even work on a list of my own in the not-too-distant future.
So, do you agree with the list? What are your favourite Tomb Raider tombs and levels? Feel free to share your thoughts below!