Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action/adventure game in the rebooted series of the Lara Croft franchise.
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Story & Themes
In Rise of the Tomb Raider, protagonist Lara Croft attempts to locate the lost city of Kitezh and discover whether its rumors of immortality are true. Using her father's research, Lara begins with the tomb of the Prophet of Constantinople, a figure associated with Kitezh legends. She journeys to Syria in order to explore the tomb, but is taken by surprise by another group of individuals who have interest in the supernatural, called the Order of Trinity. Trinity is after an artifact known as the Divine Source which grants immortality and is located in Kitezh. Lara must race against them to find the Divine Source first and prevent this powerful object from falling into the wrong hands.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is pretty easy to learn and control.
Violence Lara kills both animal and human enemies with a variety of weapons, including guns and a bow and arrow. Stealth attacks are also violent in nature, with Lara strangling or slitting the throats of those she sneaks up on. Blood and occasional gore are present.
Strong Language Words like "f*ck" and "sh*t" can be heard in dialogue.
Consumerism Rise of the Tomb Raider is part of the enduring Lara Croft franchise which includes multiple films, various merchandise, and other video games.
- Do you like this game's incarnation of Lara Croft? Why/why not?
- Is Lara a positive female character? Do you think the developers did a good job with her representation? Is there anything you would change?
- What do you think of the supernatural aspects of the game? Do they add to its fantastical, large-scale sense of adventure?