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The 100 Greatest Games | 39 | Tomb Raider

YEAR: 1996     FORMAT: PLAYSTATION, SEGA SATURN, PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 39 | Tomb Raider


While the sequels became increasingly complicated and lost sight of what made Lara Croft's first adventure so compelling, the original Tomb Raider should be cherished as a console classic. Transporting players to a series of dusty tombs peppered with booby traps, wild animals and screeching dinosaurs, Tomb Raider came closer to capturing the spirit of Indiana Jones than any of the chisel-chinned archaeologist's official spin-offs, and introduced the first digital star whose charisma - and pneumatic breasts - transcended the game that made her famous and turned her into a household name.

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In a deserted valley, everything goes eerily quiet� then out of the fog comes a hulking T-Rex, who towers above our heroine and makes every other lizard in the history of gaming look like a clubfooted newt.

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