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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.


Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Tightrope walking
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Nice... bell?
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Young Lara exploring Ireland.
Tomb Raider: Chronicles Windows Stealth helps..

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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 Czar Husk Qi (39) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Lara's fifth outing Grant McLellan (624) unrated

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Dec, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 2000 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 78 out of 100 78 2000 78 out of 100 78
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 2000 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Nov 29, 2000 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2001 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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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Kartanym (12825) added Tomb Raider: Chronicles (Windows) on Jan 12, 2001
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