The Mastabas level of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Lara’s Travels: The Mastabas

Those who have played the 1999 game Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation may remember the almost labyrinthine level design of the Giza-based level “The Mastabas”. Gamers not only had to deal with the possibility of getting hopelessly lost within the level’s many tunnels and underground chambers but also avoid falling into excavation pits and deal …

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Weta Workshop's Lara Croft Mini Epics figures

Weta Workshop’s Lara Croft Mini Epics Figures

Back in July 2022, Wētā Workshop revealed two new Lara Croft Mini Epics collectible figures during their Collectibles Unleashed live stream. These quirky and highly stylised vinyl figures are now available for pre-order over on their website and have an estimated delivery of Q2 2023. Wētā Workshop’s Mini Epics range pays “homage to your favourite …

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One of the many ancient murals that Lara comes across on her adventure.

The Ancient Dialects of Shadow of the Tomb Raider

One of the fun things about Shadow of the Tomb Raider is its language proficiency gameplay mechanic. Lara Croft can boost her proficiency in ancient dialects by examining documents, relics, and murals in those languages. Once she’s attained a certain level of fluency, she can decipher the inscriptions found on monoliths in and around Paititi …

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Crystal Dynamics 30th anniversary logo

Belinda Garcia Joins Crystal Dynamics

Writer Belinda Garcia has joined Crystal Dynamics’ growing team of talent. She recently celebrated her first day as the studio’s new Game Writer and Narrative Designer, where she will be “working on the future of Tomb Raider“. Garcia’s resumé includes Sledgehammer Games’ 2021 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Vanguard and the 2021 indie game Stonefly, …

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Lara Croft's apartment and desk

Tomb Raider Research Papers & Articles for the Academic Gamer

Are you a student or researcher looking for research papers and articles on Tomb Raider, Lara Croft, or archaeogaming? Then you’re in luck. Here you will find an archive of articles and theses that analyse the franchise and its heroine from an academic point of view. Please note that not all of these papers are …

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Hayley Atwell, Earl Baylon, and Allen Maldonado in the upcoming Netflix 'Tomb Raider' anime series

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Anime Series

On January 27, 2021, Netflix announced that it would be teaming up with Legendary Entertainment to produce a new Tomb Raider anime series for the streaming service. This won’t be Lara’s first foray into the world of animation; that would be the 2007 anthology series Re\Visioned. But unlike its predecessor, the upcoming anime series won’t …

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Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'

“The Widescreen Adventures of Lara Croft” – Q&A With the Series’ Creator

The 2001 blockbuster Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was one of the first commercially successful films based on a video game series, but many fans might not be aware of the film’s troubled development. From numerous script revisions to Angelina Jolie’s initial reluctance to take on the role to a rushed post-production schedule, it’s a miracle …

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The World of Lara Croft - 25 Years of Tomb Raider

Storyworld’s “The World of Lara Croft” Exhibition

During their 25th anniversary celebration last October, Crystal Dynamics announced that the Storyworld museum in Groningen, the Netherlands, would be hosting a special exhibition – “The World of Lara Croft – 25 Years of Tomb Raider” – which would detail the history of the Tomb Raider games and highlight Lara Croft’s impact on popular culture. …

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Tomb Raider fans celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary

25 Ways ‘Tomb Raider’ Fans Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary

2021 was a big year for Tomb Raider fans as the popular video game (and film) franchise celebrated a new milestone: its 25th anniversary. The Crystal Dynamics community management team did a commendable job of commemorating this special occasion with a year-long program of online events, fan spotlights, and merchandise drops but it was the …

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Tomb Raider Horizons Featured in TheGamer Article on ‘Tomb Raider’ and Travel

As part of its “Tomb Raider Week” celebrations last November, gaming news site TheGamer published an article about the Tomb Raider franchise and how it had inspired fans to follow in Lara’s footsteps… including yours truly! Writer Stacey Henley reached out to me and several other Tomb Raider fan community members to ask us about …

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