Tomb  Raider is the newest release (3/4/2013) of the Tomb Raider franchise  from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, Eidos Interactive. 

While this is the newest version of the game, not to mention the most visually/audibly impressive, it is set in Laura Croft’s past.  It’s a  story that tells how she went from a young woman to the hardened survivor that most Tomb Raider enthusiasts know her to be.  Marooned on a forgotten island, she must survive and discover the mysteries of the island’s past to escape it.

While this game is purchasable from various game vendors, from Steam this game comes in the standard version, and the “Survival Edition” which includes:

  • Digital 32-page mini art book compiled by TOMB RAIDER’S Art Director Brian Horton
  • 10 downloadable tracks from TOMB RAIDER’s atmospheric soundtrack
  • Digital double sided map of the game’s mysterious island setting and the iconic cover image
  • Digital comic – Tomb Raider: The Beginning
  • “Guerilla Skin” in-game outfit
  • Three in-game weapons from “Hitman: Absolution” for use in “Tomb Raider”: The Silverballer, Agency SPS 12, and HX AP-15


For the Steam product page, please use the following link: Steam: Tomb Raider

Checkout these product videos posted on Youtube by Square Enix:


System Requirements

OS:Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
Processor:Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Processor:Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565, Intel Core i5-750
Memory:4 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870, nVidia GTX 480
Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection