Rise of the Tomb Raider: a great game made like a movie

Whether it’s the product of admiration or a heel-nipping inferiority complex, major video games are becoming more and more like movies, and not just with their ballooning budgets. In the best cases, creators are questioning their storytelling methods, and considering which aspects of film are truly desirable in a medium that thrives on players, not […]

A piece of Terry Pratchett lives on in Rise of the Tomb Raider

When drafting Rise of the Tomb Raider, writer Rhianna Pratchett drew upon her relationship with her late father (and author of the Discworld novels) Terry Pratchett to create a compelling connection between Lara Croft and her dad. But beyond using her own life experiences to fuel the creative process, Pratchett included one specific reference to […]

Eight people are being tortured on a billboard because Tomb Raider

You”re on a lunchtime walk in Southwark, London. The iron grey sky can”t dampen your spirits – you finally closed that big account, and you”ve promised yourself a massive curry for dinner. An industrial roar, muffled screams. What was that? You quicken your step, rounding a corner and find yourself faced with eight people suspended […]

Rise of the Tomb Raider relic, mural, and document locations guide

Lara Croft is back with Rise of the Tomb Raider, and that means a journey full of collectibles. There”s an avalanche of stuff to be found in this journey – we”re talking 50+ relics and nearly 200 documents. Relics are little pick-me-ups like ancient jewelry and tools, but documents range from scrolls to murals to […]