Tomb Raider 25th Anniversary

Futuresalt Entertainment
3 min readOct 26, 2021
Screenshot from the Rise of the Tomb Raider, cutscene

Probably most of us know that Lara’s story begins in 1996 thanks to Square Enix (known before as Eidos Interactive). My first contact with Tomb Raider was in high school when I saw a friend of mine how he was going through the tombs — it seemed difficult then (thanks Rafał for that!).

I confess — the last three parts of Tomb Raider produced by Crystal Dynamics and the last one in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics are amazing for me.

  • Tomb Raider. Definitive Edition. 2013
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider. 2015
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider. 2018

I spent many hours analyzing the gameplay, having fun while exploring every yard of the ground where Lara walked.

Screenshot from the Rise of the Tomb Raider, cutscene. Lara needs to find a source of warmth and shelter.

So a young lady archaeologist, who is also fit and able to use weapons, discovers secrets by exploring ancient, dangerous tombs and ruins all over the world. In the newer parts, thanks to Crystal Dynamics, she fights with the “Trinity”, which is great!

In the Tomb Raider. Definitive Edition — I mean from 2013, her adventures are very dynamic, often between the exchange of fire, archery, we solve puzzles, and we can also find many interesting collectibles. The character development system also deserves attention — if the character is well-developed, and we give a little more time to it, the game will be even more interesting, more fun.

Screenshot from the Tomb Raider (2013) Definitive Edition. Lara is solving a soft puzzle, she tries to set the right frequency to send SOS signal.

In the Tomb Raider from 2013, we also often fight with various bosses, even more mythological ones like Himiko’s soldiers (Sun Queen, Shingi Wao).

All in all — if you like adventure, heroes — play this game. I love the new series for the views, spaces, adventure, action and a very nice level design.

Screenshot from the Tomb Raider (2013) Definitive Edition, gameplay
Screenshot from the Rise of the Tomb Raider, gameplay
Screenshot from the Rise of the Tomb Raider, gameplay
Screenshot from the Tomb Raider. Definitive Edition, gameplay. Lara almost before final fight.

Treasure Hunters: TR2013

And if you like adventures you can visit our game “Lea’s Chronicles — The Crystal Drive” which is inspired by Tomb Raider, and Uncharted series.