A History of Greatness


Explore the history of Tomb Raider and 20 years of an Icon, Lara Croft.


Lara Croft, daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, a rich and aristocratic explorer, is hired by the enigmatic Jacqueline Natla, CEO of Natla Industries to find The Scion, an ancient artifact with mystic powers, which belongs to a nation of great might and prowess, Atlantis.

As Lara Croft accepts the task she’s given and embarks on this adventure, she’s encountered by unimaginable dangers and shocking revelations.

Tomb Raider was released October 25th, 1996.

TOMB RAIDER II: Starring Lara Croft

Once again, Lara Croft finds herself drawn to the Dagger of Xian, an ancient Chinese Artifact which holds the power of the dragon.

As Lara Croft sets out to find her desired artifact, she discovers that she’s not the only one after the Dagger. A mighty and ruthless Mafia Leader, Marco Bartoli will stop at nothing to obtain The Dagger.

Lara must battle new foes and witness the once-mythical creatures such as Big Foot come to life before her eyes to stop Marco and his gang.

Tomb Raider II was released October 31st, 1997.

TOMB RAIDER III: Adventures of Lara Croft

Millions of years ago, a meteorite struck Antarctica, decimating a large area full of life on the then-near-tropical continent. Present day, RX Tech corporation, under the guidance of Dr. Mark Willard, excavates the site, finding Rapa Nui-like statues & the grave of an HMS Beagle’s sailor.

Lara Croft sets out to find the Infada Stone, and her journey takes her to various locations around the globe from India to London, South Pacific Islands, Nevada and Antarctica.

Tomb Raider III was released November 21st, 1998

TOMB RAIDER IV: The Last Revelation

When a young Lara Croft goes to explore Angkor Wat with mentor, Werner Von Croy, they find an artifact called The Iris, which upon inspecting, leads the whole place to shake and partly collapse, locking Von Croy Inside.

15 years later, Lara Croft sets out to find The Amulet of Horus in Egypt. Aided by an Egyptian guide who turns out to be working for Von Croy.

Lara makes a grave mistake of unleashing the ancient God, Seth. And it’s now up to her to reseal him, as the Millennial Constellation approaches.

Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation was released October 31st, 1999

TOMB RAIDER V: Chronicles

Tomb Raider: Chronicles is set just days after the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. After the Temple of Horus had caved in, effectively entombing Lara, she is presumed dead.

A memorial service is held, soon after which Winston Smith and Father Patrick Dunstan reveal that Werner von Croy is excavating the dilapidated temple in the hope of discovering her alive.

Later at Croft Manor, three old associates of Lara’s – Winston Smith, Father Patrick Dunstan and Charles Kane – reminisce some of her past adventures.

Tomb Raider: Chronicles was released November 17th, 2000

TOMB RAIDER: The Angel of Darkness

An unspecified time after Lara was presumed dead, Lara arrives in Paris at the request of her former mentor, Werner Von Croy. The city, and Von Croy, are gripped with fear over a serial killer the press have dubbed the “Monstrum”. During a confrontation with Von Croy, a flurry of activity occurs and Lara is knocked unconscious. When she wakes, Von Croy has been murdered by the Monstrum, and Lara is the prime suspect.

Lara starts investigating and connecting the dots, discovering a sinister plot to resurrect the long exitinct Nephillim race.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness was released June 20th, 2003


As a 9-year-old Lara Croft and her mother, Amelia Croft, survive a plane crash in the Himalayan mountains. After taking refuge in an ancient Buddhist monastery, Lara discovers a stone dais with an ancient sword set in it. By touching the sword she activates a supernatural portal. Distorted voices speak to Amelia through the portal, and Amelia removes the sword. The portal and dais are destroyed and Amelia disappears in a bright light.

Years later, Lara is searching for a similar stone dias, and she discovers that there’s more to the story of her mother than she thought she knew.

Tomb Raider: Legend was released June 20th, 2003

TOMB RAIDER: Anniversary

“Sometimes, to understand your present, you have to go back to your past, and this time, things shall be different” – Lara Croft

The original tale of Lara Croft is retold. And this time, under the light of new connections with future expeditions. A remake that brings our fondest memories with Lara Croft to the then-latest visual fidelity standards.

Tomb Raider: Annivesary was released April 7th, 2006

TOMB RAIDER: Underworld

Lara Croft embarks on a quest to find the fearsome weapon of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

In an ancient ruin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara uncovers proof of the Norse underworld and the mythical hammer. As she attempts to unravel the secrets behind these myths, Lara’s perilous journey leads her toward a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all civilization.

Tomb Raider: Underworld was released November 18th, 2008


“I finally set out to make my mark, to find adventure, but instead, adventure found me” – Lara Croft

A young and inexperienced Lara Croft sets out on her first expedition only to get shipwrecked in the Dragon’s Triangle and finds herself on an island near Japan, separated from her friends, and with only her survival instrict to guide her through this harsh debut experience.

Tomb Raider was released March 5th, 2013


A year as passed since Yamatai, and Lara Croft is struggling to explain her experience of the supernatural. Looking for answers, she turns to her late father’s research into the lost city of Kitezh and the promise of immortality.

This expedition marks Lara Croft’s first true expedition, this time as a Tomb Raider, rather than a survivor.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was released November 10th, 2015


“Shadow of The Tomb Raider is the climatic finale of Lara’s origin story. Available September 14th 2018”

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is set for release on September 14th, 2018.


The Complete Visual History