Unused concepts for Tomb Raider: Legend's Japan level

The Unused Locations of ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’

Years ago, I wrote a piece about the West African nation of Mali and how it had been one of the locations considered for Tomb Raider: Legend. But did you know that Mali wasn’t the only location that had been considered for inclusion in the game and then scrapped? Last …

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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 …

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Mos Espa, Tatooine (Image credit: StarWars.Com)

‘Star Wars’ Locations That Would Be Great Settings for a ‘Tomb Raider’ Game

The Tomb Raider video game series and films have done a tremendous job of showcasing some of the world’s historical sites and exotic locations, whether they’re well-known attractions such as the pyramids at Giza or Angkor Wat or the less commonly known Trajan’s Market and Jan Mayen island. And as one of the …

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The Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin

Lara’s Travels: Trinity College Library, Dublin

Since this site was launched in March 2013, my Lara’s Travels feature has explored some of the cities and ancient sites seen in the Tomb Raider games, such as Prague’s Strahov District (Angel of Darkness), Zapadnaya Litsa in western Russia (Chronicles), and the tomb KV5 in Egypt (Last Revelation). And while the locations featured in …

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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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Trajan's Market, Rome

5 Bloggers Who Have Followed in Lara Croft’s Footsteps

Long-time visitors to this site will probably be familiar with my Lara’s Travels series, which examines the various real-life locations Ms Croft has visited over the years. Places which include Meteora, the Greek monastic complex that inspired St Francis’ Folly, and Jan Mayen, the icy, volcanic island which made an …

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10 Biographies of Early Female Archaeologists & Explorers

I’ve always thought of Lara Croft as a modern-day “romantic explorer”, albeit one who’s armed to the teeth and equipped with all the latest high-tech gadgetry. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge and adventure drives her to explore ancient ruins and remote lands in search of priceless artefacts and long-lost civilizations. …

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