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Tomb Raider has arrived on the Nintendo Switch (sort of)

Great news – the original Tomb Raider game from 1996 has just been released on the Nintendo Switch! The beloved title, which was unceremoniously shunned from 2018’s PlayStation Classic console, has finally found its way onto the Nintendo handheld. It’s a bit like evolution on steroids. However, for Nintendo it’s a kick in the pants, as the release is actually borne out […]

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Top 5 Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider levels

So for those of you who are less familiar with the segmentation of the Tomb Raider franchise, seasoned raiders usually divide the series into two camps: the Core Design titles (which comprises Tomb Raiders one through six) and the Crystal Dynamics titles (everything after 2003.) I love lists, and I’ve previously described my top five favourite levels of the ‘classic’ (Core Design) period of […]

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Tomb Raider III is 20 years old!

Man, Tomb Raider III is a hard game! I was a very young, innocent raider when I first played Lara Croft’s third globe-trotting adventure, and I was in awe of its zany colours, its soundtrack, its storyline, its environments, its weapons… and Croft Manor! Never before had it looked so lush. But when I tried to scramble my way to the end […]

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Square Enix sees net sales decline

Disclaimer: this is going to be the least mathematical financial analysis you have ever read. Enjoy! So I’m sure you’ve all lost loads of sleep poring over the finer details of Square Enix’s six month financial report(!) which appears to paint a somewhat negative monetary picture if you’re a shareholder / company exec / person who understands money. In short, Square […]

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Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Kickstarter relaunches

Composer Peter Connelly has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony. The original Kickstarter closed last night after falling short of its £180,000 target, but fans have been thrown a lifeline with a renewed campaign, as Peter Connelly explains in his latest video… For those of you unfamiliar with the project, it’s an ambitious re-imagining of the soundtracks […]

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Disappointment as PlayStation Classic games are announced

Sony has announced the full roster of PlayStation Classic games that will be bursting onto TV screens this Christmas. And it’s a tiiiiiiny bit disappointing. Actually, it’s a lot disappointing, if I’m brutally honest. Strap yourselves in. If you remember, the PlayStation Classic is a smaller, pre-loaded machine with a host of retro titles to give old school gamers the […]

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider discount prompts backlash

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has seen a spike in negative reviews on Steam following a reduction in the game’s price. In the UK, at least, it’s now possible to achieve a whopping 47 per cent discount on the Croft Edition bundle – which includes a wallpaper, skills booster, season pass, game soundtrack, and three weapons / outfits – and as […]

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Top 5 classic Tomb Raider levels

If you’ve already beaten Shadow of the Tomb Raider and are tiring of becoming “one with the jungle,” you may be aware that Lara Croft has a whole library of past adventures for you to sink your pistols into. Before Crystal Dynamics took over the franchise in 2003, the original developer Core Design took the reins on no less than six Tomb […]

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The painful memories of The Angel of Darkness

Anybody who was a Tomb Raider fan in 2002 will know what a painful time it was. Well – painful and desperately exciting. Gamers around the world were eagerly awaiting the release of (deep breath) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Angel of Darkness, the franchise’s PS2 debut and a game that was supposed to radically re-invigorate the popular series. A couple of […]

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Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Kickstarter launches

The Kickstarter campaign for Peter Connelly’s The Dark Angel Symphony has now launched. “I have the cash, but I don’t deal with the monkey.” Actually, I’m still deciding which tier I’m going to support. Hmm. I like the idea of attending a studio recording… Anyway, for those of you who haven’t heard about The Dark Angel, the aim of the project is […]

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Dark Angel Symphony: An interview with composer Peter Connelly

Anybody who’s ever played Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider Chronicles or Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness will know just how significant and evocative the game’s soundtracks are. I have many favourites from these titles: that frantic, thumping number that blares out when you try to trap the sword-wielding Minotaur on the streets of Cairo; the dance of the Lux Veritatis; […]