The 10 Most Terrifying Levels of the Tomb Raider Survivor Trilogy

Spooky Season is upon us once more! And to celebrate it, I’d like to talk about the most terrifying levels and places from the Tomb Raider Survivor Trilogy.** From heart-stopping jump scares to supernatural demons, from rancid pools of blood to claustrophobic underwater passageways, the Tomb Raider games have always …

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Talking Treasure Hunting & ‘Tomb Raider’ in VALUE’s ‘Streaming the Past: Fortune & Glory’ Live-Stream

Mark your calendars! The Archaeology of Tomb Raider will be taking part in VALUE’s upcoming live-stream event, “Streaming the Past: Fortune & Glory”, which will delve into the topics of treasure hunting and the misrepresentation of archaeology in the Tomb Raider series. The VALUE team and I will be joined by archaeological ethics scholar Meghan …

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Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer for Tomb Raider (2013)

Rhianna Pratchett Bids a Fond Farewell to the ‘Tomb Raider’ Franchise

In their first major announcement of 2017, Crystal Dynamics announced that Rhianna Pratchett, the lead writer for the best-selling games Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be parting ways with the Tomb Raider franchise to focus on new projects. The team thanked Rhianna for her dedication …

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Screenshot from Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration DLC, Blood Ties

Croft Manor DLC Delves Deep Into Croft Family History

In the recently released Croft Manor DLC, “Blood Ties”, Tomb Raider fans get the chance to take some time out from pillaging ancient sites to delve deep into Croft family history and learn more about Lara Croft’s enigmatic parents and childhood, one aging document at a time. When Lara’s maternal uncle Atlas de …

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Screenshot from Rise of the Tomb Raider's 'Blood Ties' DLC (Image credit: Crystal Dynamics)

‘Blood Ties’ Croft Manor DLC Makes Debut at Gamescom 2016

Crystal Dynamics treated Tomb Raider fans to their first look at the upcoming ‘Blood Ties’ DLC at Gamescom 2016, which was held in Cologne, Germany, earlier this week. This highly-anticipated story-driven DLC, which will allow gamers to explore a dust-ridden, run-down Croft Manor in search for clues that will legitimise Lara’s …

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Narrative Designers Talk Tombs, Tomes, & Treasures

Two narrative designers who worked on Rise of the Tomb Raider recently talked with the guys from Spawn on Me podcast and shared their thoughts on working as writers within the game industry as well as some personal stories about the game’s development process (their segment begins at approximately 00:16:50). John Stafford (Lead …

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