Concept art of Baba Yaga's cabin (Image credits: Crystal Dynamics)

Cameron Suey Talks Horror, Baba Yaga, and Tomb Raider

The Tomb Raider video game series has always drawn inspiration from real-world archaeology and mythology as well as classic works of literature and cinema. In the well-received Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC, Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch, gamers were invited to explore the Wicked Vale, a nightmarish landscape …

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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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One of Rise of the Tomb Raider's Expedition modes

Crystal Dynamics Announces Rise of the Tomb Raider Soundtrack Composer, New Game Modes, and Season Pass

Announcements concerning The Rise of the Tomb Raider are coming thick and fast as the Xbox release date approaches. So fast, in fact, that updating this site and staying abreast of all the latest news is becoming quite the challenge. So for those of you who are in the same …

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Stealthy passage through Rise of the Tomb Raider

Lara’s Got a License to Kill (or Avoid) in Rise of the Tomb Raider

If you’re a little squeamish about knifing men in the throat with a broken bottle or simply prefer to scurry about undetected, you’ll be happy to know that Lara has evolved into a much stealthier adventurer since her last outing and that she can choose to evade, rather than kill, some of her …

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