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Tomb Raider
The logo for Tomb Raider.
Developer(s)Core Design, Crystal Dynamics
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
Year introduced1996
Genre(s)Action-adventure, Platform

Tomb Raider is a series of action-adventure games, comic books, novels, theme park rides, and movies, centring around the adventures of the female fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft. The original game made its debut on the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and PC; despite being released on the Saturn first, it was one of the titles responsible for the PlayStation's success in the mid 1990s.

The games present a world in 3D: a series of tombs, and other locations, through which the player must guide Lara. On the way, she must kill dangerous animals and other creatures, while collecting objects and solving puzzles to gain access to an ultimate prize, usually a powerful artefact. In later games, Lara's targets become predominantly human, which has sparked some criticism from gamers who feel the games became too violent.