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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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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Screenshot from Rise of the Tomb Raider's Syria level

Unearthing Rise of the Tomb Raider Easter Eggs

The Tomb Raider series has always had its fair share of “Easter eggs”, hidden secrets, and amusing references to pop culture icons. Lara’s latest adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is no exception. From references to Lara’s earlier adventures to touching tributes to one of the world’s most-loved fantasy authors, …

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Concept art from Rise of the Tomb Raider (Image Credit: Crystal Dynamics)

6 Siberia Travelogues for the Armchair Adventurer

Lara Croft’s search for the lost city of Kitezh takes her to the forests and mountain ranges of Siberia, a vast and often misunderstood region that stretches from Russia’s Ural Mountains to the country’s north Pacific coastline. Commonly viewed as a region of Arctic wastelands and Soviet-era prison camps, Siberia is a land …

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Woman Versus Wild Episode 3: Deadly Tombs

Woman Vs Wild – Episode 3: Deadly Tombs – Video & Transcript

The third and last episode of Woman Vs Wild is finally out and it’s by far by favourite. While the first two episodes focused on the game’s harsh environments and Lara’s guerilla combat skills, the final episode turns the spotlight on the other stars of the series: the tombs. Spoiler warning: …

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Woman Versus Wild Episode 2: Guerilla Combat

Woman Vs Wild – Episode 2: Guerilla Combat – Video & Transcript

In the previous episode of Woman Vs Wild, Harsh Environments, we learnt about Rise of the Tomb Raider’s massive explorable hubs and some of the enemies that lie in wait of our heroine. The second episode, Guerilla Combat, turns the spotlight on Lara’s combat skills and the various weapon and skill …

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Woman Versus Wild Episode 1: Harsh Environments

Woman Vs Wild – Episode 1: Harsh Environments – Video & Transcript

Crystal Dynamics have published the first in a three-part series that will explore the game mechanics central to Rise of the Tomb Raider. In the first episode of Woman Versus Wild, we learn a little more about the game’s crafting system and explorable hubs as well as find out how …

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