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Tomb Raider: Chronicles

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
68
4.4
Windows
64
3.4
PlayStation
68
3.4
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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 Windows Streets of Rome
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Walking in the wire is too dangerous, so don't try this in house.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Lara in black
Tomb Raider: Chronicles PlayStation Searching objects in the shelves and Lara found a small medipack.

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 (544)

The Press Says

NowGamer PlayStation Nov 17, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Video Games Dreamcast Jan 03, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jan 23, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Mar, 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 19, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ActionTrip Windows Nov 29, 2000 59 out of 100 59
Gamekult PlayStation Dec 16, 2000 5 out of 10 50
macHOME Macintosh 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast May 22, 2010 D 25
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Nov 28, 2000 20 out of 100 20

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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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