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Tomb Raider: Chronicles

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
62
3.2
PS Vita
...
4.0
Macintosh
68
4.4
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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 Lara is hanging in the monkey bars.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Stealth helps..
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Dreamcast Title Screen
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Lara destroying public property in the sewers of Rome.

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

Buggy unoriginal sequel Windows Czar Husk Qi (39)
Thankyou, Eidos for the fifth installment of top heavy totty... PlayStation Fos (13)
Lara's fifth outing Windows Grant McLellan (545)

The Press Says

NowGamer PlayStation Nov 17, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 74 out of 100 74
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Apr 26, 2001 7.2 out of 10 72
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 12, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 19, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Dreamcast Mar, 2001 4 out of 10 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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