Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2011
Developer(s) Core Design (1996–2003)

Crystal Dynamics (2006–present)

Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive (1996–2009)

Square Enix (2010–present)

First Release October 25, 1996
Genre(s) Action-adventure

Tomb Raider is a video game franchise which also includes comic books, novels, theme park rides and movies, centring around the adventures of the English archaeologist Lara Croft. The first six games in the series were developed by Core Design, while Crystal Dynamics developed the latest five. Two movies—Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life—have been produced, starring American actress Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, the first of which is still the highest-grossing film adaptation of a video game ever released in US, and third worldwide. Since the release of the original Tomb Raider in 1996, notable for its female protagonist, the series developed into a lucrative franchise of related media, and Lara went on to become a major icon of the virtual gaming industry. In 2006, Lara Croft was inducted into the Walk of Game and the Guinness Book of World Records has recognised her as the "Most Successful Human Virtual Game Heroine."

Connection with All-StarsEdit


  • Tomb Raider (PS1) 1996
  • Tomb Raider II (PS1) 1997
  • Tomb Raider III (PS1) 1998
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (PS1) 1999
  • Tomb Raider Chronicles (PS1) 2000
  • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PS2) 2003
  • Tomb Raider Legend (PS2/PS3) 2006
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PS2/PS3) 2007
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS2/PS3) 2008
  • Tomb Raider (PS3) 2013

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