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Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Windows)

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Description

According to Egyptian legend, Horus outwitted the evil god Set and imprisoned him in a secret tomb...

Five thousand years later, Lara Croft discovers the lost tomb and unwittingly unleashes the Set, fulfilling the ancient prophecy of his return to plunge mankind into darkness! In a race against time, Lara must use all of her wit and skill to reimprison Set and save the world from Armageddon. Pursued at every turn by her arch-rival, the unscrupulous archaeologist Werner Von Croy, Lara embarks on a journey of discovery across Egypt, where she must overcome the most ingenious puzzles and infernal traps ever devised, and face terrifying evil from beyond the grave...

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation plays very similar to the previous games in the series, but some new things have been added to the game. The biggest addition is that now rather large parts of the game consist of several interconnected levels sometimes explored in any order, with puzzles in one level often requiring that some actions are done in other levels. The new additions to Lara's arsenal are a revolver and a bow with several sets of arrows including exploding and poisonous ones. The players will also find a laser sight which can be attached to any of the two weapons described above allowing manual targeting and zooming. Inventory now holds a binocular with built-in flashlight and a handy crowbar (found later in the game). Lara has also learned a few new moves: she can climb into the niches with low ceiling if the crouch button is pressed, she can now move around the corners while hanging and she can also pull levers and open trap-doors while jumping.

Graphics have been upgraded too - there are new light effects and water is now dripping from Lara's clothes when she gets on surface.

Screenshots

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Windows Opening a door with the crowbar
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Windows The Amulet of Horus
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Windows Statistics screen
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Windows Danger ahead

Alternate Titles

  • "古墓奇兵:末世啟示錄" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Tomb Raider: Последнее откровение" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tomb Raider: ההתגלות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation" -- German title
  • "Tomb Raider IV" -- Informal title
  • "Tomb Raider: De laatste onthulling" -- Dutch title
  • "Tomb Raider 4: La revelation finale" -- French title

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User Reviews

Improved graphics and animation with an interesting story, but #!@*$& hard puzzles! kbmb (399) unrated

The Press Says

GameZone Dec 10, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Computer Games Magazine Dec 15, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Dec 20, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Gamer's Pulse 1999 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Dec 01, 1999 B 75
GameSpot Dec 08, 1999 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Dec 10, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 07, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 11, 1999 60 out of 100 60

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Aug 28, 2012

Trivia

Extras

Specially marked boxes had a free "Lara Croft mousepad" enclosed. These were the same as the official ones released in 1997 that sold separately.

Millennium Edition

The Millennium Edition included a special preview of the Tomb Raider comic and a game card.

Times Exclusive Level

In late 1999 a special bonus level was developed by Core Design and released together by Eidos and newspaper The Times. It is a standalone level built using Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation engine but not requiring the original game to play. This Times Exclusive Level was released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb. As of 2012, the level is still available online for free.

Information also contributed by Garcia and GTramp

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MAT (70581) added Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Windows) on May 11, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Jeff Hazen (92), Corn Popper (69569), GTramp (31555), Adam Baratz (1352) and Grant McLellan (545)