Lara Croft Turns 25 - Tomb Raider 25 Year Anniversary

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Lara Croft raiding her first tomb. On behalf of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, Core Design, and many other talented teams who have brought Lara to life across entertainment mediums – thank you for going on 25 years of adventure with us.

While we have been celebrating this milestone all year, we saved some special announcements for today to celebrate the original launch in October 1996 – from nostalgic content to partnership news and gifts to our fans.

Included in the Anniversary Celebrations, which you can read about in detail on the official Tomb Raider 25 blog:

Restored Tomb Raider Design Doc (1995)

You can download the entire PDF here (direct download) and browse through a piece of Tomb Raider history at your leisure.

Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide

Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide is now available for purchase! The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide features over 40 recipes from the many locations Lara Croft has visited throughout her 25 years of global adventures. Also included is a historical overview of these beautiful cities and countries, and tips for travel should you want to follow in Lara’s footsteps.

Tomb Raider Prime Gaming Giveaway

From November 1st through November 14th, Crystal Dynamics and Prime Gaming are giving away Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC for free for all Prime members! To claim the free game, Prime members should visit and select “Games with Prime” to take advantage of this offer.

Tomb Raider Games Sale & Prime Gaming Giveaway

Tomb Raider games sales can be found on Steam, Stadia, Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming,, the Square Enix E-Store, PlayStation, and the Xbox Games Store with discounts up to 89%.

In addition to being able to purchase individaul games and various Tomb Raider bundles, the Steam sales page for the Complete Tomb Raider Collection is a “Complete Your Collection” style offer with an overall 90% discount on only items that you may not yet own - well worth a look if you’re a fan and a completionist who may be missing the odd older title or some DLC from one of the more recent games.

Additional Updates and Info

Details on all of these can also be found in the Thank You to the Fans - 25 Years of Tomb Raider! blog post:

  • Lara Croft Coming to Switch
  • Update: Tomb Raider Reloaded
  • Update: Tomb Raider Anime Series
  • Experience Tomb Raider Live
  • Tabletop RPG Reveal: Lara Croft’s Tomb Raiders
  • Tomb Raider 25 Digital Sticker Pack
  • Coming Soon: Tomb Raider 25 Reimagined Art Sale
  • Extra Life Auctions


A whole lot of Lara!

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I recently grabbed Shadow of the Tomb Raider and I’m looking forward to trying it out, especially with the new DLSS implementation. I’ve been a fan of the Tomb Raider games since Legend - the Legend, Anniversary and Underworld titles were my favourite but I’ve also enjoyed the rebooted series, Rise brought in some more of the classic tomb raiding and the story was really good too.

I don’t think I’ll ever go back and play the original releases - the control scheme is too atrocious.

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