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It’s a great time to be a gamer over at GOG.COM! The GOG Games Festival has already commenced on August 19, and as part of the celebration, GOG.COM added four additional Tomb Raider titles to our ever-growing library of games.

Of course, many of us are already very familiar with Lara Croft and her exploits. Gamers can pick up the first Tomb Raider trilogy, along with a couple of other installments of the franchise.

But we’ve decided it’s time to bolster the GOG.COM library with even more exciting Lara Croft adventures. We’re going to get into the new titles that arrived along with the GOG Games Festival on August 19 in a minute, but first, let’s take a look at the Tomb Raider titles that we had available for some time now.



Tomb Raider 1, 2, and 3
The initial Tomb Raider trilogy is available all in one convenient package on GOG.COM, where players are first introduced to the daring archaeologist. No doubt pulling some inspiration from Indiana Jones, the series’ main character, Lara Croft, must use a variety of skills and tricks to uncover ancient, and sometimes magical, artifacts.

The first couple of games in the series see Lara searching for mysterious artifacts, known as the Scion and the mystical Dagger of Xian. The third game introduces a more open approach, with different choices and storylines that players can follow. This trilogy is what introduced gamers to Lara Croft, one of the most notable protagonists in video game history.



Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation + Chronicles
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation is the fourth installment of the series and sees Lara fighting against a new kind of threat. Stranded in Egypt, Lara races to capture the god, Set, who she has accidentally set free. The seamless story flows through 43 unique levels as Lara fights to correct her mistake.

Tomb Raider Chronicles is a unique take on the popular franchise. With Lara still lost in Egypt, her friends hold a service in her honor where they talk about her famous past exploits. Gamers are given a new perspective on some of those exploits, with all-new weapons and abilities. Chronicles also contains the Tomb Raider Level Editor so you can design and build your own levels for Lara to conquer.



Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness takes place after Lara’s time in Egypt. Her experiences battling the god Set have changed her into a darker, hardened version of herself. A former mentor summons Lara to Paris, but he has mysteriously died upon her arrival, and she is being framed for the murder.

This leads Lara to embark on a story that resembles a mystery novel more than the previous Tomb Raider titles. This unique entry in the series sheds a whole new light on what it means to be the Tomb Raider.

And now, let’s take a look at the four new titles that we’ve added on August 19:



Tomb Raider: Legend
Though it is the seventh title in the famed franchise’s history, Tomb Raider: Legends is the first title in a series that reimagines the origins of Lara Croft to deliver an entirely new Tomb Raider experience.

Released in 2006, Tomb Raider: Legend brings Lara Croft to a whole new generation of gamers with updated graphics and a gripping, unique story. The game takes place all over the world, as Lara hunts down a mysterious mythical sword, Excalibur, which is connected with her mother’s mysterious disappearance years ago.

Racing against her former friend Amanda Evert, Lara must use a variety of skills and tools to navigate the unique levels of Tomb Raider: Legend to unravel Excalibur’s mysteries.



Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Anniversary is the 2007 remake of the original Tomb Raider game from 1996. This upgraded version of the game features a complete rebuild of the original game’s world and levels, along with updated graphics and a newly composed soundtrack.

Following Lara Croft’s original adventure to discover the Scion of Atlantis, players get to experience the original 14 levels across four different locations, built brand new from the ground up.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary is built as a sequel to Tomb Raider: Legend and the series is brought to completion with its third installment, Tomb Raider: Underworld.



Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tomb Raider: Underworld brings the Tomb Raider: Legends trilogy to a close. Following the events of Tomb Raider: Legends, Lara is still set upon finding out more about her mother’s mysterious disappearance.

Again, trekking across the world in search of magical artifacts, Lara discovers various Norse artifacts that can be connected to the loss of her mother. Traveling through the Norse underworld, Helheim, Lara discovers many secrets on her way to uncovering the true mystery.

Tomb Raider: Underworld brings the Legends story to a close, but it’s certainly not the last time we’ll see Lara Croft.



Tomb Raider GOTY
The last game that we were excited to add to GOG.COM was the 2013 Tomb Raider GOTY Edition. Tomb Raider was once again rebooted in 2013 with more modern updated graphics, and this time published by Square Enix.

Tomb Raider explores the gritty origin of Lara Croft and her journey of becoming the seasoned adventurer that she is. Stranded on an island, Lara must use her instincts alongside whatever resources she can find to unravel the area’s mysteries and survive at all costs.

And that wraps the additions that we’re excited to present to you as part of the GOG Games Festival that has begun on August 19. Of course, this isn’t where Lara Croft’s adventures end, so keep your eyes out for more Tomb Raider games possibly coming in the future.

These four titles make a great addition to GOG.COM’s Tomb Raider library, and we’re happy to present them to you. If you haven’t gotten the chance to try these games out, there’s never been a better time than now! Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Purchased all four games to show some support. Now please bring Final Fantasy VII (1997) :-)
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Dohi64: (haven't played deus ex go, as it was an ms store exclusive and I hink it got removed from there as well).
I own Deus Ex Go. On my phone/tablet.
It should still be available on the Google Play Store.
Honestly, I think Deus Ex Go is the weakest in the series.
Lara Croft Go and Hitman Go are much better.
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GOG.com: ...
Glad to read that the other TR games might be coming soon :) tbh they don't interest me personally but I'd like to think they'll be financially worthwhile to bring

I quickly skimmed but I didn't see a mention of TR's 25th anniversary, which is this year. I think that deserved a mention.

I have the most nostalgia for TR3 and AoD, despite AoD's reputation. It may be hard for younger people to get used to Lara's old control scheme. AoD might control a little bit better but it's still almost 20 years old. I recently replayed AoD with various fan fixes and enjoyed myself overall.

Nathan McCree's theme song might be in my top 3 greatest game themes of all time, and Peter Connelly's Angel of Darkness theme is my favorite variation on that. (I may like AoD's theme the most, I dunno.) I'm sure nostalgia plays a part since Tomb Raider 2 demo and Tomb Raider 3 were my first experiences with the series.

BTW, Peter Connelly released some redone music of TR4-6. The shop that was selling the music recently closed down, but the YouTube music is still available. However it might not be available for much longer, so if you want to keep it you might have to look into a YouTube downloader of some kind (legally sketchy admittedly, but better than stuff being lost forever).

And Nathan McCree remade some of his classic music also called The Tomb Raider Suite.

(I follow some TR/Lara enthusiasts on Twitter so that's how I learned about some of this.)

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Also I understand the Western world is more "civilized" than it was back in the 90s, or however you want to put it, but I think it's worth bringing up Lara's honkadoos ;) (not in the article necessarily, but comments) I was wondering if the character being made before the ubiquity of internet pr0n really helped, and it probably did to some extent, but at the same time, modern hentai/erotica games and characters like Haydee still seem to sell well.
Post edited August 22, 2021 by tfishell
I was seriously hoping that RISE and SHADOW would also make it this year on GOG.

EDIT: Apologies had to make a quick edit.
Post edited September 10, 2021 by d6nxyzrwk
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tfishell: BTW, Peter Connelly released some redone music of TR4-6. The shop that was selling the music recently closed down, but the YouTube music is still available. However it might not be available for much longer, so if you want to keep it you might have to look into a YouTube downloader of some kind (legally sketchy admittedly, but better than stuff being lost forever).

And Nathan McCree remade some of his classic music also called The Tomb Raider Suite.
Cool links thanks. Sadly I won't be able to dowload anything till september tho :(
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GOG.com: And that wraps the additions that we’re excited to present to you as part of the GOG Games Festival that has begun on August 19. Of course, this isn’t where Lara Croft’s adventures end, so keep your eyes out for more Tomb Raider games possibly coming in the future.
GREAT NEWS! I knew that two of the tomb raider reboots would make it over here eventually, thank you Squaresoft/GoG for bringing these titles here!

Only two more TR games left to add to my de-steamed pile!
Post edited August 21, 2021 by TZODnmr2k5
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tfishell: BTW, Peter Connelly released some redone music of TR4-6. The shop that was selling the music recently closed down, but the YouTube music is still available. However it might not be available for much longer, so if you want to keep it you might have to look into a YouTube downloader of some kind (legally sketchy admittedly, but better than stuff being lost forever).

And Nathan McCree remade some of his classic music also called The Tomb Raider Suite.
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phaolo: Cool links thanks. Sadly I won't be able to dowload anything till september tho :(
Don't worry, I'm downloading them as we speak!
I only got tomb raider anniversary. It is great and I have it on DVD with drm that's why I prefer the drm free gog version.
I also own tomb raider 2013 on steam (I got it for free), and it sucks that's why I didn't bought it here
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phaolo: Cool links thanks. Sadly I won't be able to dowload anything till september tho :(
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TZODnmr2k5: Don't worry, I'm downloading them as we speak!
If it means you'll share them if they'll disappear, then thanks.
But please, get the opus files from youtube directly (i imagine you're using youtubedl).
Post edited August 21, 2021 by phaolo
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GOG.com: Of course, this isn’t where Lara Croft’s adventures end, so keep your eyes out for more Tomb Raider games possibly coming in the future.
Best part of the whole article :)
Can't wait to get Rise and Shoadow here, too ...
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GOG.com: Of course, this isn’t where Lara Croft’s adventures end, so keep your eyes out for more Tomb Raider games possibly coming in the future.
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MarkoH01: Best part of the whole article :)
Can't wait to get Rise and Shoadow here, too ...
It brought a smile to my face, when they didn't appear yesterday I was thinking I'd never get to play Shadow any time soon.
There is no guarantee that the upcoming games are the sequels to Tomb Raider 2013. There are still two top-down Tomb Raider games out there (forgot the names). Just saying to keep the disappointment low, should the worst case happen.
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LiefLayer: I only got tomb raider anniversary. It is great and I have it on DVD with drm that's why I prefer the drm free gog version.
I also own tomb raider 2013 on steam (I got it for free), and it sucks that's why I didn't bought it here
I didn't like much about TR 2013 either, with the heavy focus on the plot (despite it being quite poor), the slow, forced walking which pops up so often, the constant falls, grunts, "hold forward to proceed" sections and QTEs. Heck I am not sure I like most of the core gameplay (regular 3rd person shooter with a dash of minimal platforming, the only interesting part perhaps being the light metroidvania aspects).

Then again, it seems to be selling millions, so I can only conclude most people don't see it the way I do. I do like most of the other TR games, though, even Legend and Underworld I think are nice, It's just the latest trilogy which depresses me. XD
Thanks pusblisher(s) for bringing these games to this digital store!
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LiefLayer: I only got tomb raider anniversary. It is great and I have it on DVD with drm that's why I prefer the drm free gog version.
I also own tomb raider 2013 on steam (I got it for free), and it sucks that's why I didn't bought it here
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mdqp: I didn't like much about TR 2013 either, with the heavy focus on the plot (despite it being quite poor), the slow, forced walking which pops up so often, the constant falls, grunts, "hold forward to proceed" sections and QTEs. Heck I am not sure I like most of the core gameplay (regular 3rd person shooter with a dash of minimal platforming, the only interesting part perhaps being the light metroidvania aspects).

Then again, it seems to be selling millions, so I can only conclude most people don't see it the way I do. I do like most of the other TR games, though, even Legend and Underworld I think are nice, It's just the latest trilogy which depresses me. XD
I have never played anything that came after Tomb Raider 1,2 and 3 (the originals which I own for nostalgia here), except for the first two titles of the new trilogy.

I found the brief summary provided by GOG's article on the other titles quite informative. Yet, I wouldn't know which game to pick first.

In what order would you play the new titles just recently offered here on GOG?

I now understand that Anniversary is the remake of TR1. I would start from that one for instance and perhaps follow with Underworld and maybe skip the others, but what would you recommend?

Thanks in advance.