Tomb Raider

A love letter to the humble video game grappling hook

December 3, 2018

Think about all the video games you’ve played. Now think about how many of those titles didn’t have a grappling hook in them and how lame that was. The grappling hook is one of the most iconic tropes in video games history. It has such longevity that people are still making games built around it […]

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Games Review: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, 2018) lives in the silhouette of two better titles

September 19, 2018

The closest media analogue I can think of for Shadow of the Tomb Raider is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I’m sure I’m the latest in a long line of critics to make this comparison, but it’s an apt one on just about every level. Shadow represents a stark shift in tone, character […]

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Film Review: Tomb Raider (UK, 2018) is the video game to film curse lifted?

March 15, 2018

Alicia Vikander embodies Tomb Raider, Alicia is Lara Croft! There’s no pushing it aside and it must be said it’s miles above Angelina Jolie’s attempt at the character (it may have been Simon West‘s direction at the time, who knows?).  Here, we have a more grounded, fierce and believable action heroine in Vikander. A woman that […]

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Interview: Thor: Ragnarok visual development supervisor Andy Park on his Marvel journey and Thor being their “Love Letter To Jack Kirby”

March 6, 2018

Andy Park is, without a doubt, one of the finest artists and human beings that has walked in the nine realms for the last 20-Years of modern comics, video-games and now cinema. Starting his career with fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld at Extreme Studios and (then new) Image Comics and working on the Tomb Raider comic […]

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Tomb Raider reboot unveils second action-packed trailer

January 22, 2018

The second official trailer has been released for the film adaptation/reboot of the rebooted Tomb Raider games. As confusing as it sounds, Tomb Raider’s recent resurgence has risen to critical acclaim, with 2 games inspiring the latest film starring Academy Award-wining actress Alicia Vikander. The trailer admittedly gives us much of the action seen in […]

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There’s a new Tomb Raider game on the way but we still don’t know anything about it

December 7, 2017

Square Enix have announced that a new entry in the long-running Tomb Raider franchise is on the way, taking to the series’ official Twitter account to deliver the news.

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Our first impressions of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot

September 25, 2017

With the first trailer for the new Tomb Raider adaptation out in the wild, it’s safe to say that Warner Bros. Pictures is taking into account Square Enix’s reboot of the Tomb Raider line of games as a heavy source of inspiration when it comes to the story and Lara Croft herself. The first thing […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Video Game Film

April 6, 2017

Recently released photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film have sparked much attention and interest for the newest in a long line of video game films. By their very nature, video game films spark scepticism, and a hefty dose of it already accompanies the release of the film. The […]

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Take a first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in next year’s Tomb Raider reboot

March 28, 2017

The first photos of Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina, The Danish Girl) as the iconic video game action heroine Lara Croft have been exclusively released by Vanity Fair overnight. The article also revealed more of the backstory for the new incarnation of Croft, who was last portrayed onscreen in the commercially successful Tomb Raider films by Angelina Jolie. This […]

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Games Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4, 2014)

December 29, 2014

If you, gentle reader, are anything like me then you might spend an inordinate amount of time lamenting the near-extinction of couch co-op as a multiplayer component. All but gone are the days of having a few friends over and playing a game together on the same screen, in the same room, competitively or cooperatively. […]

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