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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

is the 2018 sequel to
Rising of the Tomb Raider, and third and allegedly final installment in the Survivor Timeline.

The game released on September 14th, 2018 on PlayStation iv, PC, and Xbox One.



Lara Croft travels to Mexico in gild to take downwardly a Trinity cell along with Jonah Maiava, While traversing a treacherous cavern, Lara is trapped, though she manages to gratis herself. While climbing to get back onto the trail, Jonah informs Lara via radio of the imminent arrival of Dr. Pedro Dominguez. While Lara assumes he simply leads a local Trinity cell, she afterward discovers he is really the leader of Trinity’s High Council.

Lara finds a site Trinity had already found. Lara took pictures of the site for later study, and Jonah joins her. Whilst inspecting the elaborate rock work, including a damaged portion of the monolith, Lara inadvertently triggers the explosives left past Trinity, leading to temple’s collapse, and escapes. The pair caput back to the town of Cozumel, during the Day of the Expressionless festival. Lara informs Jonah that she has deduced that the clues lead to Peru. Returning to the town, they find Dominguez, who is accompanied by Commander Rourke, leader of Trinity’s military forces, and is seeking a temple.

Lara tails Dominguez and Rourke, making her manner through the town and eventually into the nearby jungle. Finding some other entrance, Lara finds a chamber inside, with a mural depicting several cataclysms, a tsunami, a storm, an earthquake, and a volcanic eruption. Finding a ceremonial Dagger, Lara realizes that it’s what Trinity is subsequently. Jonah urges her to reconsider, in case something bad happens. Lara intercepts a Trinity transmission that Dominguez is almost. Lara impulsively takes the dagger. A sudden tremor causes part of the mural depicting the tsunami to crumble and intermission. Lara realizes she’s made a error. She calls Jonah on the radio and warns him to get to higher ground.

Lara makes her style exterior, fighting through a group of Trinity solders. One soldier catches Lara off baby-sit and she drops the dagger. Dominguez arrives and tells his men not to injure Lara. He asks for the box equally well, Lara brushes him off saying information technology’s rubber. Realizing that Lara doesn’t have the box, Dominguez reveals that past taking the dagger, she has set the apocalypse in motion. He takes the dagger, intending to undo the harm Lara has done and reshape the earth in his prototype. Lara is horrified to see the first cataclysm, a tsunami, rushing towards her. She manages to get to college ground, she finds Jonah and tells him they need to get to Peru now or else Dominguez volition get the box first, Jonah yells at Lara that they need to help the people who are trapped before they practise annihilation, leaving Lara to look horrified at the destruction she has acquired.

Afterwards managing to become a plane, the pair head to Peru, near their destination the second cataclysm hits, the storm, and causes their plane to rip in one-half separating Lara from Jonah, and both sections of the plane crash. Lara awakens, and makes her way through the dense jungle after finding some gear from the section of airplane that crashed nearby. Lara receives a transmission from the pilot, Miguel, who had also survived the crash and headed deeper into the jungle.

Lara finds Miguel dead, having been eaten past 2 jaguars. While making her manner through the jaguars’ territory, she is attacked by them; she manages to kill i, causing the other to leave with its torso. Lara so heads to the airplane’south crash site and reunites with Jonah, who also survived the crash. While trying to get through a collapsed entry, Lara is attacked by the jaguar once more, which mauls her dorsum, though she manages to kill it. Lara and Jonah brand military camp for the nighttime. Lara dreams of her childhood, searching through Croft Manor, for hidden secrets. She finds her mother’due south atelier, and inside, her jewelry box and bracelet. Lara hears a gunshot and rushes to her male parent’southward study, where she finds him slumped over his desk, dead.

Lara awakens, to find Jonah already up. The pair press on and find the boondocks of Kuwaq Yaku. They become to a local bar and run into Abby, a mechanic and de facto mayor of the boondocks. They bring together her for a drink and enquire her almost any local ruins, showing her photographs. She says she recognizes one of the symbols from a nearby temple. Lara heads to the temple, telling Jonah to stay and rest, having sensed a spark between Jonah and Abby.

Lara heads to the temple where she is later on joined by Jonah. finding the symbol Lara realizes that the mural has been tampered with and covered, and sets about restoring it. Finding a passage through, she sees another temple, and makes her way there. Lara finds a mural depicting a journeying, starting at a jaguar’south mouth. Abby calls Lara on the radio and tells her that the jaguar’south oral fissure is back at the temple she started.

Lara heads back to the temple through the trees and sees Trinity soldiers being slaughtered by a strange creature. Getting back to the temple, she finds Jonah and Abby accept uncovered stairs leading deeper down the temple. Stepping onto the path, a trap separates Lara from Jonah and Abby. Abby says she might know another way effectually.

Lara heads on an finds several challenges to be conquered, emerging at the other side, she finds a young boy in Mayan style clothing, being advanced upon by a man in Mayan armor, bearing the mark of Trinity. Lara kills the man, and frees the boy. Several other soldiers advance on them merely they are quickly dispatched, by the boy’southward mother and her men, identifying the boy equally Etzli. Lara is taken prisoner, a bag placed on her caput to stop her from identifying the path.

Lara is taken to a room, where she is addressed by the woman who captured her, introducing herself equally Unaratu. She the rightful queen of Paititi. She asks what Lara is doing, and Lara truthfully tells her that she is seeking the Silver box of Ix Chel, in order to stop Trinity from seizing the power to remake the earth. Unuratu allows Lara to attempt to find the box, though she reveals that they have also captured Jonah, and insists he stay in case Lara is lying. She offers Lara a modify of clothes allowing her to blend in, and leads her through the town to the entrance to the sacrificial sleeping accommodation. In town they encounter a small procession, for Unuratu’s challenger to the throne, Amaru. Lara is shocked to discover that it’southward none other than Doctor Dominguez.

Unaratu, gets distracted by a man who seeks to impale Dominguez, and stops him, telling Lara where to meet Etzli in order to find the entrance to the sacrificial temple. Joining the immature prince at the temple entrance, he tells Lara to follow the smell of death, and that she can use the irrigation organization to get out when she’southward done. Lara makes her way inside and finds thousands of people the cult has sacrificially slaughtered. Deeper into the cavern, Lara finds an particular that is shaped like a ophidian and figures it’due south what Trinity are looking for. Lara finds the irrigation system and leaves.

Arriving back in the village, Lara witnesses Etzli beingness captured past the cult, and is forced to abscond as they chase her. She manages to escape her pursuers and makes her manner back to Unuratu’south abode. She informs the Queen of Etzli’s capture, and the grouping begins to course a program, Unuratu seeing the object Lara had retrieved from the sacrificial chamber, recognizes information technology every bit a primal to an expanse opposite the Serpent guard’southward billet. She tells Lara that in that location is an entrance through the old salt mine, that she can use to permit a pocket-size group in to rescue Etzli, before she heads afterward the box.

Lara heads into the mines and dispatches the cultists who are patrolling the surface area. Unlocking the gate, the rescue party lead by Unuratu heads into the surface area. They manage to get Etzli, however Unuratu is captured, wordlessly telling Lara non to stay and assistance, Lara presses on.

Heading into the crumbling remains of a temple, Lara encounters feral humanoid creatures and fights her way through. Coming to a massive door, depicting the goddesses Ix Chel and Chak Chel protecting the box, Lara deduces that information technology must be inside and opens the door. Upon gaining access, Lara is accosted by more of the creatures, including a disfigured priestess, notwithstanding they practice no set on and simply seal Lara within. Reading the murals, Lara realizes that creatures, known equally the Yaaxil are really protecting the box. Lara finds an altar, with symbols that match Unuratu’s tattoos, still the box has been removed from its pedestal. A tremor (a foreshock preceding the impending earthquake) causes the door to collapse and the Yaaxil attack, Lara manages to escape and returns to the surface.

Lara and the rebels plan an escape, sending Lara in bearded as a Ophidian guard. Making her fashion to the Temple district, Lara finds Unuratu with Dominguez, who pleads for her to join his crusade, wanting but to protect Paititi from discovery and destruction from the outside world, nevertheless Unuratu is unwilling to allow Paititi’due south salvation to come up at the toll of all else. Dominguez orders her to be returned to her jail cell, before telling her that the Box of Ix Chel is gone, stolen by Andres Lopez, and that she has no way to restore the sun.

Lara reaches Unuratu. Lara informs her that she has institute some other clue to the box’due south location, request of the meaning of her tattoos, Unuratu reveals that they are linked to the final true emperor of Paititi, and the 2 make their way to the tomb to look for more clues. Making their fashion through the temple, they pass a landscape which Unuratu explains shows that at the expiry of the sun, the box must be opened, and whoever opens volition be tempted with a vision showing the most powerful desire. Lara asks Unuratu how she knows if she’ll be able to resist temptation, to which she replied, she doesn’t know, still the Crimson Fire will guide her telling her “When the Crimson Fire smokes, seek your mirror.”

Reaching the tomb of the emperor, Lara finds a bulletin left past Andreas Lopez, saying “The Center of the Snake is in the loving cup.” The cult of Kukulkan attacks, and Unuratu is ambushed and fatally shot by Rourke. Before she dies, Unuratu urges Lara to resist the box’s temptation. Lara fights off the team sent past Rourke to kill her and escapes, informing Etzli of his mother’southward death. Etzli resolves to atomic number 82 his people. Lara and Jonah get out by boat to keep their search for the box. While heading down the river, Lara and Jonah are attacked by a Trinity gunship, destroying their gunkhole and separating them. Lara emerges on the depository financial institution nearby an oil refinery, killing a soldier who sets upon her. With no weapons except her knife, she tries to notice Jonah.

The third cataclysm, the convulsion, begins, and the refinery bursts into flames. While sneaking through the soldiers, Lara is repeatedly taunted by Rourke, who has located her comms channel, and eventually tells her that his forces take killed Jonah. An enraged Lara takes a machine gun, slaughtering all of Trinity’south forces in the area. Notwithstanding, she misses Rourke, who has been called away and left a soldier, Winters, to fight Lara in a helicopter. By shooting explosive barrels near the helicopter, Lara destroys it, killing Winters. Looking over the devastation she’s caused and the sudden inflow of a still-alive Jonah, Lara breaks downward. Jonah tries to reassure her and get her to figure out what their next move should exist. Initially dismissive of Jonah’s proposition, she suddenly realizes that they are not looking for a Mayan site, rather a Christian site equally Andreas Lopez was a missionary.

Lara and Jonah enlist Abby’s help to get to the nearby Mission of San Juan, which is the nearest Christian missionary, as it is inside walking altitude of Paititi. Searching the grounds, they notice an secret church, where they discover the resting place of Andreas Lopez, and with him the Box. The floor gives style and Lara falls with the box, upon returning to the surface, Lara finds that Dominguez has arrived and has Jonah at gunpoint. Unwilling to lose another friend, Lara calls out to Dominguez, by his existent name, offering the box in commutation for Jonah’s safe. Dominguez offers that he understands Lara’southward hurting, through his words, Lara realizes that Dominguez had ordered her male parent’s execution. Jonah all of a sudden tackles Dominguez and runs with the box.

Lara makes her way through Trinity’s forces, while existence goaded by Roarke, all the while, the telltale signs of an impeding volcanic eruption are all around. Lara arrives to meet Jonah being kicked from a helicopter, and sees that Dominguez has the box. Lara and Abby rush to Jonah as the Volcano erupts, Lara thinking in that location might be a chance the chopper will be grounded by volcanic droppings gives chase equally a mudslide ensues, though her chase is unsuccessful.

Lara and Jonah return to Paititi, and inform Etzli that Dominguez has the box, and the rebels launch a final assault on Trinity’s forces. Spying a smoking fire Lara heads to the source and finds the Yaaxil priestess from before, and realizes the that they are supposed to piece of work together. The priestess identifies herself as “Chak Chel” and Lara in turn identifies herself every bit “Nine Chel.” Lara bring together forces with the Yaaxil and they all attack Trinity forces defending Dominguez. The unabridged Trinity High Quango comes to personally oversee their victory, but the Yaaxil overwhelm Trinity’s forces and massacre the entire quango. Rourke joins the fight in a tank, but he is quickly overrun and slaughtered by the Yaaxil afterwards running out of armament.

With Trinity leaderless and their forces in complete disarray, Lara climbs to the summit of the temple and confronts Dominguez, who uses the box and receives godly powers. After a lengthy boxing, Lara manages to steal away Dominguez’s powers and fatally stab him. Dominguez accepts his fate and gives her the ability from the artifacts, request Lara to protect his people before dying. Merely every bit Unuratu had warned, Lara is shown a vision of a life she could have with her female parent and male parent alive, but Lara resists the temptation and walks abroad.

With Lara at present holding the power of Kukulkan, is the cede needed to end the cleansing. Red Fire approaches Lara, and Lara gives the Key of Chak Chel to her. Lara then lays on the sacrificial altar ready to sacrifice herself to salve the world. Crimson Burn makes a stabbing motion, merely moments before the blade hits it stops and draws away the power from Lara.

2 days later, Lara and Jonah attend the funeral of Unuratu. Jonah decides to stay in Republic of peru for awhile, and spend time with Abby, while Lara wants to spend more than fourth dimension in Paititi.

Afterward returning home. Lara hires back Winston.



  • Lara Croft
    – Putting her knowledge and skills to use, Lara spends her time traveling the world, tracking down and eliminating Trinity cells, Lara’s drive to destroy Trinity leads to her making a rash decision that sets the apocalypse into movement. Wracked with guilt, Lara sets out to set things right and stop the world from ending.



  • Jonah Maiava
    – Lara’s closest ally, helping Lara to eliminate Trinity. His companionship has become increasingly important.
  • Abigaile Ortiz
    – A airplane pilot, mechanic, and the de facto leader of Kuwaq Yaku. A descendant of the Mayans who traveled to Peru to found Paititi. She offers help to Lara upon her arrival, and hits information technology off with Jonah.
  • Unuratu
    – Queen of Paititi, rightful ruler and leader of the Paititian rebels. Unuratu forms an alliance with Lara after learning they both want the same thing.
  • Etzli
    – Son of Unuratu and heir to the throne of Paititi.
  • Uchu
    – Ane of Unuratu’s most trusted men and Etzli’southward bodyguard.
  • Cherry Fire
    – A Yaaxil priestess and representative of Chak Chel in the ritual to restore the dominicus.
  • Winston
    – The Croft family’s aging and eternally loyal butler who has returned to work at Croft manor later Lara has accustomed her inheritance and title.
  • Samantha Nishimura
    (mentioned) – Lara’south best friend.



  • Pedro Dominguez/Amarau
    – Leader of the Loftier Council of Trinity, he sees the upcoming apocalypse every bit an opportunity to reshape the world without weakness and sin. However, he has ulterior motives that Trinity seems to non be aware of.
  • Rourke
    – Leader of Trinity’southward military forces, he is in charge of all operations Trinity is undertaking. He holds a personal grudge against Lara due to how many of his soldiers she has killed.



  • Richard Croft
  • Amelia Croft
  • Conrad Roth (vision)
  • Angus Grimaldi (vision)
  • Jacob (mentioned)
  • Alex Weiss (mentioned)
  • James Whitman (mentioned)
  • Ana (vision)



  • Trinity
    • Cult of Kukulkan
  • Paititi Rebels
  • Yaaxil



  • Mexico, Cozumel
    • Cozumel Caves
    • Cozumel
  • Peru / The Amazon
    • Peruvian Jungle
    • Kuwaq Yaku
    • Trial of the Eagle
    • The Subconscious Urban center (Paititi)
    • Belly of the Serpent
    • Head of the Serpent
    • The Mountain Temple
    • Cenote
    • Riverbed / Porvenir Oil Fields
    • Mission of San Juan
    • Metropolis of the Serpent
  • England
    • Croft Manor



The game retains the traditional third-person gameplay of previous entries in the serial. More traversal techniques render to the series, such equally using a grapple to wallrun and abseil. Swimming is expanded upon with Lara now able to swim deeper compared to the restrictive pond in Rise. This is gratis swimming without a rebreather, with pockets of air highlighted so players can exhale. These indicators tin exist turned off to brand swimming more perilous.[i]

Combat once over again features Lara able to carry four weapon types (Bow, Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle/Automatic). The official trailer appears to indicate that Lara will once over again be able to employ rope arrows in combat. Stealth also returns, featuring a new mechanic of using mud as a course of camouflage.[2]
Enemies also appear in water which tin can set on Lara while she is swimming. Melee combat may besides exist expanded upon as Lara now wields a machete equally well as her climbing axe.

Challenge Tombs return, at present beingness larger and more deadly than e’er, with each tomb requiring specific traversal techniques to access and solve.

The game has the largest hub expanse featured in the series thusfar.
In addition to this, the game also features a much higher number of friendly NPC characters, featuring crods that have not been seen in the series since
Tomb Raider: Legend.

The game features more merchants than Ascent of the Tomb Raider with a total of six. Lara can at present sell salvaged resources in order to pay for other items of interest from the merchants, such as ammo pouches, weapons, outfits and ammunition.[3]

An Immersion Mode will reportedly enable players to turn off English voices for groundwork characters in club to take characters speak in their native languages.[1]

Players volition be able to unlock outfits from older games in the franchise, much like in
Ascent of the Tomb Raider. Those known so far include her appearances in
Tomb Raider Ii
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.[4]

A flashback sequence has the players control Lara during her childhood.



Players will be able to alter the difficulty of different game aspects, including combat, puzzles, and traversal. For puzzles, Lara volition lose her Survival Instinct power at higher difficulties, while traversable ledges and the like will no longer have their telltale coloring and scuff marks. Players can change the difficulty for all aspects at in one case, or customize each aspect individually up to Hard. Very Difficult is its own setting and cannot be altered.[1]

Smart and Resourceful (Piece of cake)
  • Gainsay Difficulty:
    • Aim assist enabled. Ammunition boxes are plentiful.
    • Enemies accept lower wellness, practise less harm, and have illuminated silhouettes.
  • Exploration Difficulty:
    • Obvious white pigment on critical path. Longer saving grab timer.
    • Base Camps are lit.
  • Puzzle Difficulty:
    • Lara gives directly hints on the next activeness to perform.
    • Interactable objects are highlighted in Survival Instincts.
    • Objects necessary to progress highlighted in bluish during Survival Instincts.
    • Longer window of opportunity for timed mechanics.
Rite of Passage (Normal)
  • Combat Difficulty:
    • Ammunition boxes are rare.
    • Enemies have normal wellness and damage. Enemies take illuminated silhouettes.
  • Exploration Difficulty:
    • Discreet white pigment on critical path. Normal saving take hold of timer.
    • Base Camps are unlit.
  • Puzzle Difficulty:
    • Lara gives general hints on the next action to perform.
    • Interactable objects are highlighted in Survival Instincts.
    • Normal window of opportunity for timed mechanics.
One With The Jungle (Hard)
  • Combat Difficulty:
    • No wellness regeneration in gainsay. Ammo boxes are rare.
    • No hit marker on reticle.
    • Enemies have increased health, exercise more impairment, and locate Lara more apace.
    • Enemies are non highlighted in Survival Instincts.
  • Exploration Difficulty:
    • No white paint on disquisitional path. Reduced save grab timer.
    • No Survival Instincts during exploration. Base Camps are unlit.
  • Puzzle Difficulty:
    • No hints given by Lara. No Survival Instincts. Shorter window of opportunity for timed mechanics.
Mortiferous Obsession (Very Hard)
  • Gainsay Difficulty:
    • No health regeneration in combat. Ammo boxes are rare.
    • No hit marker on reticle.
    • Enemies have increased health, do more damage, and locate Lara more than speedily.
    • Enemies are not highlighted in Survival Instincts.
  • Exploration Difficulty:
    • No white paint on disquisitional path. Reduced saving grab timer.
    • No Survival Instincts during exploration.
    • Base Camps are unlit and crave resources to low-cal. Game saves only at Base Camps.
  • Puzzle Difficulty:
    • No hints given by Lara. No Survival Instincts. Shorter window of opportunity for timed mechanics.

New Game Plus


One time a role player has completed
Shadow of the Tomb Raider, they unlock the ability to play through a mode with all-new features called New Game Plus. Hither, the work they take done volition bear over into the next play-through. This includes Skills, Weapons, Outfits, Equipment Upgrades, and Gear. New Game Plus too unlocks three new Paths that Lara Croft can master, each tailored to fit a item gameplay style:

  • Path of the Snake: features an emphasis on stealth and subterfuge. Players take down enemies using sound and decoys to sow chaos. Mud and cover-up lets players lash out before slipping dorsum into the shadows.
  • Path of the Jaguar: features an emphasis on hunting and combat, focusing on agility and shut-ranged combat via knife takedowns.
  • Path of the Hawkeye: features an emphasis on traversal and resourcefulness. Observe enemies from afar, scouting out to programme the next assail. Traverse with ease, attacking enemies from long range.

Each chosen path will unlock a variety of sectional rewards that further complement playstyle and gameplay. Past selecting a path, players unlock mastery skills featuring a variety of unique new abilities. On top of new skills available, chosen Paths feature unique themed weapons and outfits.[v]



Several different editions of the game were released, each with different bonuses. Pre-ordering likewise offered 48 hour early access.

Standard Edition:
Comes with the game, and wallpaper for PC or themes for consoles.

Digital Deluxe:
Comes with one pre-club outfits, and digital soundtrack, wallpaper for PC or themes for consoles. Besides featured 48 hour early access.

Croft Edition:
Comes with 3 pre-order outfits, Flavour Laissez passer, and digital soundtrack, wallpaper for PC or themes for consoles. Also featured 48 60 minutes early access.

Croft Steelbook Edition:
Is the same as Croft Edition, only in a steelbook packaging, plus 3 collectible fine art cards.

Ultimate Edition:
Comes with flavour pass, 3 bonus outfits, digital soundtrack, wallpaper for PC or themes for consoles, and a 12″ statue of Lara Croft, a flashlight, and a bottle opener modeled afterwards Lara’s climbing axe.

Downloadable Content


7 DLC packs were confirmed for release post launch which can be purchased at the showtime with a Flavour Pass or individually. Each DLC pack will comprise an abundance of new content, challenge tombs, co-op functionality, weapons and outfits, Score Assault and Time Attack modes, and boosted narrative side missions. The packs were initially intended to launch monthly starting in October, however the beginning pack was after rescheduled to Nov 13th.

The Forge
: Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, Lara will uncover details near a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to exist lost in flame. The Forge delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will exist rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

The Pillar
: Lara ventures into the tomb known as Path of Huracan to detect the truth behind the legend of the Maya apocalypse. To reclaim an ancient treasure, Lara must defy the treacherous storms of an all-new claiming tomb, all while fighting the forces of Trinity. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Sinchi Chiqua Battle Dress outfit and the Oathtaker’s Bow.

The Nightmare
: Learn the hole-and-corner Uchu has told no i else! In order to obtain a powerful and mysterious weapon, Lara must face the music in a brand-new challenge tomb, battle foes who expect like simply are non like any she’southward always faced, and confront the deadliest enemy of all: herself. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Scales of Q outfit, the Grip of Fear axe, and the White Breath skill, which grants Lara’s Fear Arrows the power of an area outcome.

The Price of Survival
: Solve the mystery of Lara’south greatest foe! While trying to fissure the private codes of Trinity’south leader, Lara must conquer a poisonous new challenge tomb and defeat the elite Paititian soldiers that stand in her way. “The Price of Survival” is an all-new unmarried-thespian challenge tomb. Players who complete the challenge tomb are rewarded with the Hunter’due south Array outfit, the Silent Sting pistol, and the Raptor’s Heart skill, which enables Lara to tag her enemies for persistent tracking.

The Serpent’south Center
: Face the repercussions of a failed uprising! In order to save the lives of defended rebels, Lara must navigate the treacherous waters of a never-before-seen challenge tomb, infiltrate an enemy barracks to stage a prison house suspension, and face cultists in their mountain stronghold. Players who complete the challenge tomb are rewarded with the Dragon Scales outfit, the Serpent Lash bow, and the Divine Compensation skill, which rewards Lara with more gilded pieces when looting fallen foes.

The Chiliad Caiman
: A ferocious deity threatens the lives of innocent San Juan villagers. To salve them, Lara will battle a deadly grouping of mercenaries in order to prevent a cataclysmic disaster. Solve the new volcanic challenge tomb and reap its powerful rewards.

The Path Home
: After the story, Lara seeks to find out what happened to the Yaaxil. Traversing a series of ancient areas near the Mission of San Juan, Lara discovers a doorway that the Yaaxil used to return to their plane of origin.

Hints for Plot


Map of the future?

The end of Ascent of the Tomb Raider shows a map of the Yucatan Peninsula in United mexican states, implying that Lara’s next adventure will involve Mayan culture, much like inLara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

An ID card belonging to Kennard Montez can also exist seen beside the map. Montez is an amanuensis of Trinity who Lara had several encounters with during the events of the novel
Tomb Raider: The Ten 1000 Immortals. He is also believed to be the human who infiltrated Croft Manor, attempted to assassinate Lara, and stole the book on Kitezh during the early events of Rising of the Tomb Raider.

Starting on March 19th, the official Tomb Raider website launched
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Path of the Stars, a puzzle game to promote the upcoming release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. A new puzzle is to be added each Monday, leading up to the full reveal on April 27th. When each puzzle is completed 5000 times, a new clue unlocks. So far, at that place has been ii puzzle pieces, and an sound log between Lara and Jonah discussing a clue to a subconscious urban center, however information technology states that the game will take place in the Amazon rather than Mexico. The second audio file reveals that Trinity are seeking a Cosmos God. The terminal puzzle reveals the constellation of Orion.



Square Enix inadvertently confirmed the game to be in early on stages of development every bit early on equally at least June 2015, during E3 of that yr[6].

In Baronial 2016, Ian Milham, who served every bit the Art Manager for the Dead Space series and Creative Managing director of Battlefield Hardline, was hired at Crystal Dynamics to serve as the director for the next Tomb Raider game
[7]. Withal, in September 2017, Milham departed from Crystal Dynamics to piece of work in the studio Outpost Games.

Information technology was appear that Rhianna Pratchett would be leaving the Tomb Raider serial in January 2017, as such, it is unknown if she contributed to the game.[nine]

In Dec 2017, information technology was officially announced that a new Tomb Raider game was in development, and news would be shared in 2018. It was also stated that there would exist a short window between the official proclamation and release of the game.

On March 14th, The Tomb Raider website was changed to show an abstract prototype of what looked to exist a solar eclipse, with the fourth dimension and appointment March 15th, 2018, half-dozen:00 AM PDT, confirming the official reveal for that date.
The trailer did indeed release as scheduled, offering a release date of September 14th, 2018, besides equally an official full length reveal trailer for Apr 27th.

Camilla Luddington confirmed that she would be returning to portray Lara Croft via her personal Twitter.[12]

The game is being adult for PlayStation iv, Xbox One and PC, launching on all platforms simultaneously.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider went golden on July 24th 2018.

Unpatched ending



For those who purchased a physical copy of
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
and vanquish the game earlier downloading the Mean solar day 1 patch, an alternate mail service-credits catastrophe can be seen. The dialogue remains substantially identical, but background items are a nod to Lara’southward dual-pistols and an unopened letter from Jacqueline Natla, the antagonist from 1996’s
Tomb Raider
as well as its remake
Tomb Raider: Ceremony
and the 2008 sequel
Tomb Raider: Underworld.



Shadow of the Tomb Raider was subject to an unusually high number of leaks:

  1. On October 31st 2016, a Reddit user caught a glimpse of a laptop screen on a subway in Montreal, with a banner paradigm showing a logo for a project titled, “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.” The leak indicated that Crystal Dynamics may not exist the developer and that Eidos Montreal, developer of video game series’ Deus Ex and Thief would be taking over. Eidos Montreal previously worked on the multiplayer for
    Tomb Raider. Yet, given that Ian Milham was hired every bit the new director for Tomb Raider at Crystal Dynamics it is unlikely that Crystal Dynamics won’t be the primary programmer.
  2. In Jan 2017, It was appear that Crystal Dynamics were co-developing a game based on Marvel’s Avengers serial with Eidos Montreal. Crystal Dynamics’ community director
    Meagan Marie, confirmed that Crystal Dynamics “are withal very invested in the future of Tomb Raider” confirming their involvement with the development of future Tomb Raider games. In Apr 2017, Tomb Raider fansite Turning Point, had a Q&A session with Marie, who stated that in that location would be no Tomb Raider news at E3 2017, though also hinted that there might be news later in the year.
    Still this may take been in reference to the next comic arc to bridge the gap between Rising and the next game.
  3. In June 2017, another possible leak, showing possible logos, and concept fine art leaked. The concept art showed Lara with what appears to be an Aztec pyramid in the groundwork, which falls in line with the possible setting of Mexico. Lara is also shown wielding a bow, pocketknife and fume grenades, besides equally new weapons, such as a machete and a spear.
  4. Square Enix’s December 2017 update had a clandestine hidden within the text. Taking the outset letter from the beginning of every sentence spells out the word “SHADOW” which implied that the original Reddit leak was legitimate.
  5. The teaser trailer for the game leaked a twenty-four hours ahead of its scheduled release of March 15th, showing a dense jungle setting and an Aztec pyramid.
    The trailer confirmed prior leaks such as the title and the Mayan theme.
  6. On April 26, i day before the full reveal of the game, a magazine was leaked online that seemingly revealed that Sam and Reyes would exist returning to the series, although Lara’s vocalisation actor, Camilla Luddington, said this was not true.
    It besides revealed that the game would have three special editions the Steelbook, the Ultimate Edition and Croft Edition. It also states that the game will have a Season Laissez passer. In addition the Ultimate Edition would have a number of exclusive items attached to it, a Statue of Lara, a Bottle Opener that is designed like Lara’s climbing Axe and a flashlight. The Ultimate Edition volition too include 3 unique outfits and weapons for the game.



Shadow of the Tomb Raider
received “by and large favorable” reviews on Metacritic getting a metascore of 77/100 on PC,[18]
75/100 on PS4,[xix]
and 82/100 on Xbox Ane.[xx]



  • This is the fourth Tomb Raider game to feature in Peru afterwards
    Tomb Raider
    (1996 Game),
    Tomb Raider: Fable
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary
    and third Tomb Raider game to feature Mexico as a locale after
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

    • This is also the 2nd fourth dimension Lara has visited Mexico in the Survivor Timeline.
  • It has been theorised that the unusually large number of leaks associated with this game were intentional as a course of guerrilla marketing.
  • A crossover between
    Final Fantasy Fifteen
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    was appear.[21]
    Lara’south outfit from the game was included for use in the multiplayer mode,
    Comrades. Additionally, Tomb Raider music tracks were added to the music player in the main game.[22]
    In that location is also a risk for Lara photobombing Prompto’s pictures, similar to characters Shiva and Carbuncle.
  • The game’south launch trailer featured, Lara reading the poem “Because I Could Not Terminate For Death” by Emily Dickinson.
  • Croft Manor was originally intended to feature every bit an eighth DLC, however it was cancelled without ever being formally announced. Nevertheless its confirmed existence lead to massive backlash from fans due to an 8 DLC challenge tomb slot which simply read “Coming Soon” for several months prior to the release of the Definitive Edition, which was accompanied by a patch that simply removed the eight challenge Tomb. Audio files were later discovered which offered some insight into what the DLC would have featured, including references towards Samantha Nishimura, Joslin Reyes, Lara building a motorbike, and adventures from the Original Timeline.



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  18. Metascore for Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PCMetacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020

  19. Metascore for Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020

  20. Metascore for Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Xbox AneMetacritic, Retrieved May 13, 2020

  21. IGN article on the crossover