Tomb Raider series
Group DescriptionTomb Raider is a series of action games with platforming and puzzle-solving elements, featuring a recurrent heroine, an archaeologist named Lara Croft. Most of the games in the series involve Lara traversing complex and hazardous locations, solving environmental puzzles and using abilities such as jumping and climbing to access new areas. Lara's trademark weapons are twin pistols with unlimited ammunition; however, she can usually find other weapons and items to help her deal with enemies.
The first game in the series appeared in 1996; building upon the concept of early Prince of Persia games, it is considered one of the progenitors of 3D platformers. The game was followed by numerous sequels and additional versions for handheld and mobile systems, as well as compilations. Lara and the games' backgrounds have since been adapted into two major Hollywood movies, with Angelina Jolie as the main actress.
- Tomb Raider Portal - Individual sites for the UK, United States, Germany, France, Italy and Germany;
- Lara Croft's Legacy: Moving Tomb Raider Forward - Interview with Eric Lindstrom about the series on Gamasutra (5th September 2008).
- An early console title in the series is featured in the French film Le premier jour du reste de ta vie (2008)
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Front cover for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Front cover for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
Front cover for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Collector's Edition)
Front cover for Tomb Raider Collection
Front cover for Tomb Raider: The Greatest Raids
Screenshot from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Screenshot from Tomb Raider: Elixir of Life
Screenshot from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
Screenshot from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Collector's Edition)
Screenshot from Tomb Raider: Quest for Cinnabar