#gaming #gaming_powplam #game
Call of duty mobile
**SUBSCRIBE TO MY YouTube Channel***
This article is about the video game series. For the act of tomb raiding, see Grave robbery.
Tomb Raider 2011.png
The Tomb Raider logo from 2011 onwards. Multiple logos have been used through the series’ lifetime.
Square Enix Montréal
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive (1996–2009)
Microsoft Studios (2015–2016)
Square Enix (2010–2022)
Embracer Group (2022-present)
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
First release Tomb Raider
25 October 1996
Latest release Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14 September 2018
Tomb Raider, also known as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider from 2001 to 2008, is a media franchise that originated with an action-adventure video game series created by British gaming company Core Design. Formerly owned by Eidos Interactive, then by Square Enix Europe after Square Enix’s acquisition of Eidos in 2009, the franchise focuses on the fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft, who travels around the world searching for lost artefacts and infiltrating dangerous tombs and ruins. Gameplay generally focuses on exploration of environments, solving puzzles, navigating hostile environments filled with traps, and fighting enemies. Additional media has been developed for the franchise in the form of film adaptations, comics and novels.
Development of the original Tomb Raider game began in 1994; it was released two years later. Its critical and commercial success prompted Core Design to develop a new game annually for the next four years, which put a strain on staff. The sixth game, The Angel of Darkness, faced difficulties during development and was considered a failure at release. This prompted Eidos to switch development duties to Crystal Dynamics, which has been the series’ primary developer since. Other developers have contributed to spin-off titles and ports of mainline entries.
Tomb Raider games have sold over 88 million copies worldwide by 2022. The series has generally been met with critical acclaim, and Lara Croft has become one of the most recognisable video game protagonists, winning accolades and earning places on the Walk of Game and Guinness World Records. However she has been the subject of controversy due to her sex appeal being used for marketing.