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The Beauty of Tomb Raider 1 (1996)


Welcome back to Survivor Reborn, this time for a look back at the breathtaking environments of the very first game in the series.

In a short video series, we have explored the levels we all loved back in 1996, this time through the very shiny new ‘Open Lara‘ website that allows you to explore the hit classic with a number of upgrades. Raiders can now play Lara’s iconic first adventure with improved shadows, slow-motion, better water effects, and it even adds that long-lost feature ‘dual aiming’ which allows Lara to aim and shoot at different enemies at the same time. There’s also the option of playing in first-person if that takes your fancy.

So, join us as we revisit our old haunts, and look at the world through Lara’s eyes.

From the crumbling temples of the Lost Valley to the mind-blowing St. Francis Folly, through the cavernous ruins of Egypt and onwards to the mysterious fleshy pyramid of Atlantis, sit back and enjoy this four-video nostalgic tingle-fest!

If you enjoy these, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and keep an eye out for our upcoming Tomb Raider 2 mini-series!

The Beauty of Tomb Raider 1 by Chris Carpineti is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

About Chris Jones (11 Articles)
I'm a London-based Welshman, video editor, designer, and passionate gamer.

1 Comment on The Beauty of Tomb Raider 1 (1996)

  1. Romulo D. // August 3, 2018 at 03:46 // Reply

    Those new effects are great. Everything about this game makes me tremendously nostalgic for the late 90s. I was 11 when I played TR1 for the first time and seeing the videos and hearing Nathan McCree’s evocative score takes me back to that time.

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