Lara Croft archive

  • Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)
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    Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

    By 6 March 2013

    We're not in the habit of writing about hairdos here at Pocket-lint. But there's a lot to be said for Lara Croft's new coif in the latest Tomb Raider game. Powered by AMD's TressFX, it gives higher-spec PC gamers the first in-game depiction of a real-time,...

  • WIN: Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and an Xbox 360 console to play it on
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    WIN: Tomb Raider Collector's Edition and an Xbox 360 console to play it on

    By 1 March 2013

    This month sees the launch of Tomb Raider on 5 March and thus the return of one of gaming's most iconic characters: Lara Croft. To celebrate, Pocket-lint's teamed up with Square Enix and Microsoft to give one lucky adventurer not only a Collector's Edition...

  • Tomb Raider (2013) review
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    Tomb Raider (2013) review

    By 25 February 2013

    Tomb Raider has, by the very premise of its name, always roused the excited kid in us. And we don't mean because of the game's female protagonist, Lara Croft. Well, not entirely. No, there's something very Indiana Jones about adventure, treasure hunting...

  • Tomb Raider limited edition Xbox 360 controller pictures and hands-on
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    Tomb Raider limited edition Xbox 360 controller pictures and hands-on

    By 14 February 2013

    All things Tomb Raider seem to be taking over on the approach to the game's release date on 5 March. As well as three hours of hands-on time with the final game, Pocket-lint has also got our mitts on the limited edition Xbox 360 Tomb Raider control pad....

  • Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play
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    Tomb Raider hands-on preview: The first three hours of play

    By 14 February 2013

    It's been five years since Lara Croft last occupied our screens - just enough of a hiatus to give the Tomb Raider franchise a much needed break and turn the game on its head. We don't just mean figuratively either: the latest Tomb Raider opens with our...

  • Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller unveiled
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    Limited Edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller unveiled

    By 11 January 2013

    Microsoft has announced a limited-edition Tomb Raider Xbox 360 controller, along with partners Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The controller will be the perfect way for anyone with a Lara Croft infatuation to show their commitment...

  • New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton
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    New Lara Croft is... Kate Middleton

    By 26 June 2012

    Square Enix has finally named the actress who's providing the voice and motion capture for Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot/prequel, and it's none other than wife to Prince William, Kate Middleton. Well, the actress who played her in the TV movie...

  • Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android
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    Xperia Play brings Lara Croft to Android

    By 28 September 2011

    Sony Ericsson has done a deal with Japanese video game and publishing company Square Enix that will see its titles hitting the PlayStation phone. And first up is an Android début outing for the gravity defying Lara Croft in a mobile conversion of her...

  • VIDEO: Tomb Raider opening level demoed at E3
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    VIDEO: Tomb Raider opening level demoed at E3

    By 6 June 2011

    We’ve seen the trailer, but judging by the 6-minute demo of the new Tomb Raider game just shown at E3, there is a dark and sinister angle to the new Tomb Raider game that's due out for Christmas 2012. Rebooting the franchise to show a much younger Lara...

  • Lara Croft in action on the world's biggest iPhone....sort of
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    Lara Croft in action on the world's biggest iPhone....sort of

    By 20 December 2010

    Commuters travelling through St. Pancras station, who didn't use the snow as an excuse not to bother going into work, were treated to a double bonus - footage of Lara Croft on the world's biggest iPhone (sort of) and the chance to take away an iPad, for...

  • New Tomb Raider title on the horizon
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    New Tomb Raider title on the horizon

    By 6 December 2010

    Yes folks, you heard it right. Lara Croft fans everywhere rejoice as your favourite heroine looks to be returning in a brand new title simply called Tomb Raider. Square Enix has just announced a few sparse details as well as indicating that the news was...

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light   review
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    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light review

    By 17 August 2010

    You'd be forgiven for not expecting much from Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. A download-only, arcade spin-off from the Tomb Raider franchise, it's one of those games that's hard to get your head around until you've actually played it. Thanks to...

  • Lara Croft wins Derby road naming vote
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    Lara Croft wins Derby road naming vote

    By 26 February 2010

    A £36.2 million ring road built in Derby will be called "Lara Croft Way", after a previously-reported public vote saw the Tomb Raider star come top, beating competition from footballer Steve Bloomer, astronomer John Flamsteed and engineer George Sorocold....

  • 10 things you never knew about Lara Croft
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    10 things you never knew about Lara Croft

    By 21 January 2010

    You've shot bears with her, swung from the columns of a ruined temple and even got slippery when wet in sub-aqua gear, but how much do you really know about the first lady of video games? With the launch of the 2010 Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition,...

  • Derby in danger of getting Lara Croft Way
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    Derby in danger of getting Lara Croft Way

    By 3 December 2009

    Derby is in serious danger of seeing a road named after buxom computer game character Lara Croft. Residents of Derby are currently being called to vote on a name for a new inner ring road - a result of a £36 million project - due to open in 2010. Eight...

  • Lara's Shadow DLC now available
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    Lara's Shadow DLC now available

    By 10 March 2009

    After the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld was delayed by 2 weeks, we did wonder whether we'd see the second episode, Lara's Shadow, hit Xbox Live Marketplace as scheduled. Well the good news is that it has. Eidos has confirmed that...

  • Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live
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    Tomb Raider DLC now available on Xbox Live

    By 24 February 2009

    After a short delay Beneath the Ashes, the first downloadable episode for Tomb Raider: Underworld, is now available from Xbox Live. The DLC was supposed to be available from 10 February, but was delayed due to an unspecified "technical issue". Beneath...

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    Eidos dates Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC

    By 23 January 2009

    Eidos Interactive has dated the two downloadable episodes for Tomb Raider: Underworld. The first of the two, Beneath the Ashes, will be available on 10 February, while the second level, Lara's Shadow, will follow one month later on 10 March. Both available...

  • New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour
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    New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

    By 2 January 2009

    After the Christmas formal wear, the New Year clothes update has a whole lot of nu-rave about it. Guys can get colourful with dark purple jeans or green skinny fits and pink sweat bands, as well as a rave baseball cap and pixel art hoodie. Ladies on the...

  • Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld
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    Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld

    By 2 January 2009

    Eidos has launched another free costume pack for Tomb Raider: Underworld that sees Lara dressing up in every young boys dream - a skin tight wetsuit. The computer-generated pin-up will have both a red and blue wetsuit added to her closet in a 62MB download....

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld Wii glitch leaves Lara stuck
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    Tomb Raider: Underworld Wii glitch leaves Lara stuck

    By 26 November 2008

    Eidos has acknowledged a glitch in the Wii version of Tomb Raider: Underworld, that prevents players progressing further than the Thailand level of the game. The publisher has described the bug as rare and "extremely infrequent" but that it affects the...

  • THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design
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    THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design

    By 28 October 2008

    THQ is sueing Activision Blizzard for allegedly copying box art in an attempt to confuse customers and ultimately, poach sales. The company said that Activision's soon-to-be-released title SCORE International Baja 1000: The Official Game has a box design...

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld demo ready for download
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    Tomb Raider: Underworld demo ready for download

    By 28 October 2008

    The demo for Tomb Raider: Underworld has been uploaded on to Xbox Live as an exclusive for Xbox gamers. News of the Eidos game sampler was released earlier in the month, but we've been given no hints as to what we can expect from the demo. Xbox Live's...

  • Microsoft secures exclusive Tomb Raider DLC for Xbox
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    Microsoft secures exclusive Tomb Raider DLC for Xbox

    By 6 October 2008

    Microsoft has once again secured the rights to exclusive DLC, this time in the form of two downloadable add-on episodes for Tomb Raider: Underworld. The two episodes, called Tomb Raider: Underworld - Beneath the Ashes and Tomb Raider: Underworld - Lara's...

  • New Lara Croft chosen
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    New Lara Croft chosen

    By 12 August 2008

    While Angelina Jolie has been busy giving birth to babies, a 23-year old from Croydon has become the new face of Lara Croft. Alison Carroll is set to be catapulted from her current job as a receptionist to a world of superstardom as she follows in the...