Lara Croft is one of the undoubted icons of PlayStation, yet with uncertainty over her survival, her last outing on PS one is supported by the most complex and fascinating cast ever assembled in the Tomb Raider series.
Fearless and ingenious, the Lara we know today was moulded by two men. One, Father Patrick Dunstan, acted as something of a guardian figure, while another, Werner von Croy, was the long-time rival who drove Lara to greater depths of resolve.
Dunstan inadvertently sets Lara on her thrilling way, the youngster stowing away on his boat to the mysterious Black Isle and the horrors of Irish folklore lying on its shores.
Werner von Croy, meanwhile, is the rival explorer backed up by a personal fortune and always just behind Lara. It is von Croy’s own building Lara attempts to breach to gain the upper hand, yet it is also von Croy leading the rescue effort at the collapsed Temple of Horus.
Lara’s real skill is not seeking lost treasure, but stamping on the toes of rivals and enemies to clear her way to glory. In this whirlwind collection of flashbacks, you’ll discover how faces from Lara’s past add the tone and colour to her famed exploits.