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Tomb Raider: Chronicles (PlayStation)

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Description

A few days after the events described in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Lara Croft is presumed dead. Her close friends begin to recollect her previous adventures, which occurred during different periods of her life. These include searching for the Philosopher's Stone in Rome; preventing the Spear of Destiny from falling into the hands of a ruthless gang leader; facing monsters on the Black Isle of Ireland as a child; and, finally, infiltrating a high-tech complex in pursuit of the Iris artefact.

Like its predecessors, Tomb Raider: Chronicles is an action game with puzzle-solving and platforming elements. The gameplay is very similar to that of the previous games, with the addition of a few new skills. Lara can now walk on tightropes, swing on horizontal bars, and somersault forwards from a ledge while crouching. A grappling hook has been added to her inventory. The game also includes a level editor, allowing the player to create new stages for Lara to explore.

Screenshots

Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Inventory screen.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Title screen.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Walking in the wire is too dangerous, so don't try this in house.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Swimming underwater.

Alternate Titles

  • "古墓奇兵5:回憶錄" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "古墓丽影:历代记" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "TRC" -- Informal short title
  • "TR 5" -- Informal short title
  • "Tomb Raider: Хроники" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tomb Raider: מסע בזמן" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Tomb Raider V" -- Alias
  • "Tomb Raider: Sur les traces de Lara Croft" -- French title
  • "Tomb Raider: Die Chronik" -- German title
  • "Tomb Raider 5: Chronicles" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

NowGamer Nov 17, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Power Unlimited Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 20, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72
Super Play Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PSM Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 12, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Dec 16, 2000 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Some releases came with a competition entry form (exactly, a product registration card) for a trip for two people to Rome to visit some locations explored in the game. Winners stayed for three nights at 4-star Hotel Quirinale, adjoined to the Opera House. One evening, you're invited to a Lara Croft photo shoot including a chance to have a photo taken with her. The trip was scheduled for early European summer of 2001. Alternatively a special offer with very limited places was made to general public at their own expense by contacting the provided telephone number.

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Syed GJ (1544) added Tomb Raider: Chronicles (PlayStation) on Jul 09, 2001
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