The Graphic Evolution of Lara Croft

It’s been weeks now since the news that Daisy Ridley (a.k.a. Rey in Star Wars VIII: Force Awakens) is considered for the role of Lara Croft in the 2017 reboot film of Tomb Raider. Although many are excited to see Daisy as Lara Croft in the upcoming movie, we couldn’t deny the fact that Angelina Jolie was the perfect Lara Croft we all grew to love. But we might as well get use to it considering the fact that we’ve seen Lara Croft undergo several makeovers and reboots in the game. And since we’re talking about that, how about taking a step backward in time and remember how Lara Croft look like in the first game.

TOMB RAIDER (1996)

Promotional Look

TOMB RAIDER (1996) promotional look

In-Game Look

TOMB RAIDER (1996) in game lookThe Tomb Raider was the first in-game incarnation of the famous archaeologist Lara Croft. The game was released in 1996 for Sega Saturn, MS-DOS and PlayStation consoles. It sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide and instantly became a best-seller.

TOMB RAIDER II (1997) & TOMB RAIDER III (1998)

Promotional Look

TOMB RAIDER II (1997) & TOMB RAIDER III (1998) Promotional Look

In-Game Look

TOMB RAIDER II (1997) & TOMB RAIDER III (1998) in game lookTomb Raider II was released in 1997 and was originally released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. It was also released for Mac in 1998. Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, on the other hand, was released in 1998 solely for PlayStation consoles and Microsoft Windows gaming PCs.

TOMB RAIDER: THE LAST REVELATION (1999) and TOMB RAIDER: CHRONICLES (2000)

Promotional Look

TOMB RAIDER-THE LAST REVELATION (1999) and TOMB RAIDER-CHRONICLES (2000) promotional Look

In-Game Look

TOMB RAIDER-THE LAST REVELATION (1999) and TOMB RAIDER-CHRONICLES (2000) in game Look

Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation was the fourth installment in the game and became one of the best-selling games in U.K. for two consecutive months. Tomb Raider V: Chronicles was a game tied to The Last Revelation which possessed the same looks and graphic designs of the former game.

TOMB RAIDER: THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS (2003)

Promotional Look

TOMB RAIDER-THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS (2003) Promotional Look

In-Game Look

TOMB RAIDER-THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS (2003) In game Look

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness was released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 and Mac OS X. It sold around 2.5 million copies worldwide but was criticised for the multiple bugs found in the game.

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND (2006)

Promotional LookLARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-LEGEND (2006) Promotional Look

In-Game Look

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-LEGEND (2006) In Game Look

Tomb Raider: Legend is the seventh installment of the Tomb Raider game series in celebration of the game’s ten year anniversary. Although it received critical response, it remains as one of the highest-rated games in the franchise.

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY (2007)

Promotional LookLARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-ANNIVERSARY (2007) Promotional Look

 In-Game Look

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-ANNIVERSARY (2007) In game Look

Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the first video game remake of the original game that was released in 1996. The game was released in 2007 and includes all the original environments found in the first game.

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD (2008)

Promotional Look

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-UNDERWORLD (2008) Promotional look

In-Game Look

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER-UNDERWORLD (2008) In Game LookTomb Raider: Underworld is the eighth installment game in the series and follows the story of Tomb Raider: Legend as it’s direct sequel. It was released in 2008 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows.

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT (2010)

Promotional Look

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT (2010) Promotional Look In-Game Look

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT (2010) In Game LookLara Croft and the Guardian of Light is officially released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS in 2010. It was well received by critics although the story of the game was considered as the weakest point in the game.

TOMB RAIDER (2013)

Promotional LookTOMB RAIDER (2013) Promotional Look

 In-Game LookTOMB RAIDER (2013) I Game Look

Tomb Raider is the latest reboot of the first game of the series and was released in 2013. It was critically acclaimed and the graphics we’re considered advanced especially when played into a 4k gaming PC. The game was quickly followed by a sequel titled Rise of the Tomb Raider which was released in November 2015.

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