Top 5 Best Tomb Raider Games of all time


We have seen the badass adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise since 1996 and here is a list of the best 5 Tomb Raider games that you should try out

The Tomb Raider franchise is a series of games where we follow Lara Croft into action and adventure. Lara Croft is a British archaeologist who travels around the world searching for lost artefacts and exploring tombs and ruins. The gameplay revolves around solving puzzles, fighting enemies and staying safe from traps. 

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The Tomb Raider Franchise (IGN)

There have been many main series games in the franchise. The series has also been rebooted twice, revitalising the franchise. The video game series has met with critical acclaim. The character Lara Croft has been the most recognisable icon in video games. Here are the best 5 games in the series.

Top 5 best Tomb Raider games

5. Tomb Raider (1996)

4. Tomb Raider II (1997)

3. Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light (2010)

2. Tomb Raider (2013)

1. Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Tomb Raider (1996)

The first Tomb Raider is one of the best games ever made. It was a pioneer of many game mechanics introduced in the gaming world. It popularised the character of Lara Croft a badass adventurer. The original Tomb Raider will give you a retro feel in the modern world. The player is hired to find the artefact The Scion of Atlantis. We have to go through the different levels solving puzzles and fighting enemies. 

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Tomb Raider 1996 (gameplay)

Tomb Raider II (1997)

For most franchises, the sequel is very disappointing for the fans. But Tomb Raider maintains its unique nature while adding new things but keeping the fanbase satisfied. They took the things that fans loved and turned them into a much better experience. The sequel introduced some great new locations and underwater adventures. The player has to hunt for the ancient Dagger of Xian. The incredible story and 3D graphics made it a blockbuster hit. It is one of the highest selling games of the franchise.

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Tomb Raider 1997 (gameplay)

Lara Croft and the Guardian of the Light (2010)

Guardian of the Light is a great innovation created by the developer team. They introduced a co-op feature to the game. The amazing story of Lara Croft could be enjoyed with your friends using this feature. This bonus feature did change the story from the formula of the franchise but it didn’t hurt it that much. The player has to explore the Central America region to hunt for a magical mirror. The mirror is said to be the prison of the keeper of Darkness, Xolotl. In the co-op mode, the player can choose to play Lara Croft or Totec, The Guardian of Light who is destined to fight Xolotl.

Tomb Raider (2013)

Tomb Raider is a reboot of the franchise for the modern gaming world. The game maintained the original storyline of the game and added some enhanced graphics. The reboot also changed many controversial things about Lara Croft. In the past, the developers were criticised for marketing Lara Croft as a sex symbol. They changed many things about the character gave more importance to the story of action and adventure. The well written story with amazing graphics is a superb experience. The 2018 movie is based on this game.

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the reboot game released in 2013. After the most amazing reboot, fans were waiting eagerly for the sequel. The developers did not disappoint with the Rise of the Tomb Raider. They improved upon the original game and added some more open world elements. They also added some non-linear plot points which makes the game interesting. In the game, Lara travels to Siberia to fight against Trinity. The snow capped mountains of Siberia are a beautiful landscape.

Honourable Mentions

After a few of the franchise games started under performing, the developers came back with the first reboot of the game. Tomb Raider: Legends overhauled the entire gameplay system. They integrated puzzle solving into the action. The gameplay felt very smooth and comfortable. They brought back Toby Gard, the original creator of the series to guide them through the reboot process. 

The Tomb Raider franchise is an iconic game. It has created some interesting new mechanics that have made their way into modern gaming. The Tomb Raider series has an amazing storyline with superb characters.

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