Best Tomb Raider Games

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The Top Ten

1 Tomb Raider (2013)

Better than Rise

3rd best game of 2013 - codgtamk34

I had very good time with this game. I completed 100%

The reboot of the Tomb Raider series is absolutely stunning! The new image of Lara Croft is absolutely incredible! Less computerised action hero and more realistic game character almost real. I have to admit, when I first played it, I wasn't too keen on all the action in it and getting killed so many times during the combat fights, but its such a breathtaking and awesome game! I love how you can upgrade your weapons at campsites. My favourite weapon is the bow and arrow. You can be in a tree and do a headshot at an enemy.

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2 Tomb Raider II

My favorite game. I think tomorrow I will plug my Playstation and play again (2019)

Remaster the og trilogy for the ps5. They were great games. - codgtamk34

Gameplay, exploration, puzzles, and everything you loved from the original returns. However, this time Lara acquires vehicles, new outfits, bigger gun arsenal, and new moves such as climbing. Also, this sequel features outdoor environments and better lighting effects. Lara is now able to use flares. The training mode aka Lara's Home is much improved over the original. This sequel is more action packed and this might disappoint fans of the original, which settled more on isolation, exploration, and puzzles. This sequel is still worthy and just as good if not better than the original.

I grew up watching my dad play this, then slowly daring to play it myself. It was such a scary game to me as a little girl. Now it is my all time favorite. Some levels still scare the crap out of me after all these years though (like the floating islands! )

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3 Tomb Raider Legend

Modern Tomb Raider trilogy with the new Lara Croft is garbage.

Only best game in Series..

I was 5 years old when this game came out! I used to play it for hours everyday and I was so little but I still knew exactly what to do! It is a very challenging game with a lot of puzzles, yet very action packed and thrilling! This will always be the best one! - Cartermd

This is the first tomb raider game I ever played when I was like seven sure I was terrible but it was still amazing. I've got the trilogy now and I'm much better and I completed it a while back. I've only played tomb raider 7, 8, 9 and 10 and this is the best one by far

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4 Tomb Raider

This is the best tomb raider game ever made

And I also enjoy the fact that real historical architecture was used in many of the areas of this game. The Tomb Of Qualopec is a prime example of this. - 22Blue

The original queen of tomb raiding, this and tomb raider 2 are easily the best the series has to offer, do not like the new one at all, too far away from what the series was about which was exploration, great puzzles and great gameplay all around and this one ticked every box

I enjoyed the lack of human interaction, the stunning environments, Which had real world historical references, the easy to hard progressive puzzels and the feeling that most of the time you were alone. It was rather spooky but fun. Todays tomb raiders are full of noisy people, too much swearing, press one button to kill-save whatever, silly, over the top music in almost every fight ( Oh dear god... It's a WOLF! ) and super-monkey-action Lara. They just don't compare to this old but thourghly enjoyable classic.

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5 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

This is best tomb raider game ever made

An entire adventure set in Egypt with extensive puzzles and an amazing storyline. Plus the non linear gameplay makes it more interesting than other titles. Still the best in the series.

My favorite video game of all time.

Tomb Raider at its finest. Heavy focus on exploration through ancient temples and tombs with an intriguing enough story to keep players invested, great characterization from Lara Croft herself, great FMV cutscenes, and a wonderful atmosphere to compliment the sharp level design. - regularshowman

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6 Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

Beautifully diverse from India to London and more. Fantastic game play, quick loading after dying! And save/load game exactly where you want. TR3 is where I fell in love with Lara, beautiful music and with scenery more lush and atmospheric than more modern games such as TR Underworld (also very good). Later games have better resolution with more powerful machines but a pixelated environment at 320 pixel resolution can provide a more engaging world if it has better artwork, angles, movement and levels. The TR3 world is also so huge and provides a massive amount of interaction with people/things giving a real and great sense of exploration. My best TR to date (just about to start 2013 game).

This is one of the best Tomb Raider games. It's what kept the series going in my opinion. This game is better than the "new" Tomb Raiders and really puts exploration and puzzle solving first.

This is my favorite in the series. To me, it's the pinnacle of Lara.
She's got the perfect moveset in this game. I love how the levels travel to many different locations, keeping things fresh. I will always come back to this timeless classic.

TR3 is the best game ever a million times better than the newer games.

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7 Tomb Raider Anniversary

Remake of the first game done really well sticking to the original but enhancing in almost every aspect. control, gameplay, graphics, and puzzles

Very nice game. Many adventures and places. Make you think a lot

One of the best tomb raider games

Anniversary is a real sour game of the franchise it's nowhere near as good as the core design games.

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8 Tomb Raider: Underworld

Its for me the best

I was gonna but the next game but after this game, it was alright but I think I'm done buying the Tomb Raider Games. I'm starting to get addicted to Call of Duty. I also like Angel of Darkness by the way. - Alpha101

This was my first proper PC game by usual people's standards (My first was the Croc series). I absolutely loved the game, besides being according to most people, the toughest raider (that retained its fans, at least) especially in the level 'southern Mexico'.

I was really disappointed by this short, unpolished conclusion to the Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider Trilogy. It seemed rushed. The one big thing this game does have going for it is, the few levels its has, are vast and complex... very fun to explore.

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9 Rise of the Tomb Raider

It's like 2013, but better. Beautiful, great story, and the plot revolved around actually raiding tombs! Loved 2013 too though...

The sequel to 2013 Tomb Raider is absolutely awesome! The Lara Croft we knew and loved is back!

This is better than Tomb Raider 2013

Similar to TR 2013 but better

10 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

"Leave me alone. I'm busy." -
Random guy in the game.

Best. Quote. Ever. - Rpemk

Probably one of the best story lines ever to be created by Tomb Raider, It is so underrated, I understand the gameplay didn't it justice, but the game story was the best storyline ever created, got me hooked, should be a movie.

It's not perfect, but still good. If it had been finished it would have been epic. Seriously look up what it was supposed to be. It would have been amazing.

I Love this dark adventure

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The Contenders

11 Tomb Raider: Chronicles

Chronicles is great too much better than crystal dynamics.

Chronicles is perfect and much better than the newer games.

Nice game and a very nostalgic play through for the days of the PS1

12 Shadow of the Tomb Raider

BEST EVER TOMB RAIDER GAME! The voice acting is phenomenal! Especially from Earl Bryton who voices Jonah, such a great actor! And Camilla Luddington was brilliant once again as Lara Croft. The storyline is amazing! The graphics are phenomenal! The tombs are deadlier and bigger, and a lot more swimming, which I love!

Had a lot of fun with this one. - codgtamk34

This is the only one I have played so I will say it is the best

13 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
14 Lara Croft Go

I recently beat the main adventure on this game and it is adorable. It has really spectacular puzzles that were fairly challenging and fun. The turn-based aspect was a cool feature that amped up the puzzle difficulty to an interesting level. And the graphics are neat. The low-poly looks really cool also. I unlocked a classic outfit for Lara and she has her original circular shades on and it’s so cute. - 22Blue

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