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What to Expect at E3 2015

E3 2015 opens in less than 2 weeks and the Tomb Raider fan community is already buzzing with excitement. Earlier this week, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics released a short CGI teaser trailer to whet the fanbase’s appetite while visitors to the game’s official Xbox page were invited to look for clues hidden across the page. These clues were little tidbits of information about the game’s plot and primary antagonists, narrated by Lara ... [Continue Reading]

June 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run - Fan Reactions and Reviews

The adventure-runner mobile game Lara Croft: Relic Run was officially launched today and, judging from my Facebook page and Twitter timeline, it’s been pretty well received by the Tomb Raider fan community. Fans’ fears that Relic Run would be little more than a Temple Run clone have been put to rest and not an hour goes by without someone sharing a screenshot of yet another unfortunate (but often hilarious) ragdoll death. Download ... [Continue Reading]

May 29, 2015 // 6 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 4

Another week, another issue of Tomb Raided. And what a busy week it’s been. Not just here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider but all over the TR fan community. The TR fan community is nothing if not dedicated.. :) Before we look at what others have been up to over the past week, here’s a brief recap of some of the recent posts you may have missed here at The Archaeology of Tomb Raider: Lara’s Travels: Strahov District, Prague ... [Continue Reading]

May 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 3

It’s been a little quiet on the blogging front lately thanks to a slew of bank holidays and a heap of home improvements. But now it’s time to get back to business and see what the Tomb Raider fan community has been up to over the past couple of weeks. ;-) Croft World’s Exclusive Interview with Jenn Croft Brazilian fansite Croft World held an exclusive interview with TR fan and professional cosplayer Jenn Croft. Check out the ... [Continue Reading]

May 9, 2015 // 3 Comments

Tomb Raided - Issue 2

It’s time for another helping of Tomb Raider goodness courtesy of the Tomb Raider fan community! I’d like to thank everyone who gave me feedback on this new (weekly) feature and let me know what they’d like to see more of in future editions. :) Before we move on to what my fellow fans and fansite owners have been up to over the past week, here are some recent articles of mine that you may have missed: an in-depth look at the ... [Continue Reading]

April 25, 2015 // 4 Comments

Lara Croft: Relic Run - First Impressions and Screenshots

UPDATE: Lara Croft: Relic Run is now available across the world for iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone. Please note that it may not be compatible with older devices or available in all countries just yet. The upcoming mobile adventure-runner game Lara Croft: Relic Run was soft-launched in the Netherlands today and, honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My day started off on the wrong foot, with every form of Dutch public ... [Continue Reading]

April 14, 2015 // 10 Comments

15 Things to Look Forward to in 2015

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, 2014 was a fairly epic year for Tomb Raider fans and I have no doubt that 2015 will try its best to top the successes of the past year. As a fan community, what should we get excited about and what can we expect to see in 2015? Well, here are 15 things we Tomb Raider fans can look forward to next year: 1) The Rise of the Tomb Raider - This one’s a no-brainer. The highly anticipated sequel to ... [Continue Reading]

December 31, 2014 // 6 Comments

Extra Life 2014: September Update

With just over a month until this year’s Extra Life charity gaming marathon, I thought it was time for a quick update on my and Team Tomb Raider Community’s fundraising efforts. Thanks to several generous donors, I’ve moved a few steps closer to reaching my target. Furthermore, a few new faces have joined the team in the past few weeks, including Survivor Reborn co-admin AJ Rich and avid gamer Circe W. It’s going ... [Continue Reading]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Rise of the Console Exclusive Raider?

Pretty much anyone who has been following this week’s gaming industry news already knows about the “Great Tomb Raider PR Blunder of 2014”. When Crystal Dynamics’ Head of Studios Darrell Gallagher posted his special announcement on the official Tomb Raider Blog on Tuesday, there was a great disturbance in the TR fan community, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in anger and yelled “Oh, hell no!” And ... [Continue Reading]

August 16, 2014 // 12 Comments

Extra Life 2014

UPDATE: I’ve created a dedicated page for my Extra Life 2014 fundraising efforts over here. Go there to find out what perks donors are eligible for & how to take part in my “Early Bird” prize draw! This year, I will be joining the Team Tomb Raider Community and the hundreds of other gamers who have signed up to take part in Extra Life 2014, the largest charitable fundraising event in the gaming world! I wrote a short ... [Continue Reading]

July 26, 2014 // 8 Comments

Should You Buy Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition?

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be out in the shops within the next couple of weeks so Playstation 4 and Xbox One users will finally be able to enjoy last year’s reboot on their next-gen console. But for those who already own a copy of Tomb Raider 2013, is it worth forking out your hard-earned cash for the Definitive Edition? IGN have posted a video that compares the PS3 and PS4 editions and highlights the latter’s enhanced ... [Continue Reading]

January 15, 2014 // 10 Comments

Square Enix Launches Lara Croft: Reflections

UPDATE: RenRen Games have announced that the game’s servers will be shut down in August 2014. Based on this, it now seems very unlikely that Lara Croft: Reflections will be released worldwide as previously planned.  When Square Enix trademarked the name Lara Croft: Reflections in March 2013, it sparked a flurry of speculation within the Tomb Raider fan community. Was it the name of the upcoming sequel to 2013’s reboot game? Could ... [Continue Reading]

January 11, 2014 // 11 Comments

Tomb Raider I Now Available on iOS

Christmas has come early for iPad and iPhone owners as Square Enix confirmed today that Tomb Raider 1 has been released for iOS. And if that wasn’t enough, the game even includes the two bonus chapters, “Shadow of the Cat” and “Unfinished Business”, from the 1998 re-release Tomb Raider Gold. The iOS release has been optimized for the iPhone 5 but is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touchs running iOS 7.0 ... [Continue Reading]

December 18, 2013 // 7 Comments

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Coming to XBox One & Playstation 4

Rumours of a next-gen release of Tomb Raider 2013 were confirmed at the VGX awards on Saturday 7th December when Crystal Dynamics announced that they will be re-releasing the game for the XBox One and Playstation 4 in late January 2014 (Click to watch the trailer and interview). Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will feature improved visuals, including a next-gen Lara Croft model, new environmental effects and TressFX hair rendering, and will ... [Continue Reading]

December 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

The Month in Review - November 2013

Normally I’d send out a newsletter to those of you who subscribed to my mailing list but, after some thought, I’ve decided to do away with the monthly newsletter for the foreseeable future. It was a nice idea but I guess it just makes more sense to post my monthly reviews on the blog instead. So without further ado, here are the highlights of the past month! Blog News: The Archaeology of Tomb Raider got its very own domain name ... [Continue Reading]

December 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Vote for Tomb Raider in the VGX Awards!

Tomb Raider 2013 is up for 5 awards in this year’s VGX video game awards, including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Voice Actress. The winners will be announced during the award show’s livestream feed on Saturday 7th December 2013 so feel free to show your support of Tomb Raider 2013 and Camilla Luddington by visiting the VGX website and casting your votes! Follow the Archaeology of Tomb Raider on social ... [Continue Reading]

November 25, 2013 // 16 Comments

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