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Best Tomb Raider Games, All 17 Ranked (Worst to Best)


Best Tomb Raider Games, All 17 Ranked (Worst to Best)

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The Tomb Raider series is one of the most well known in gaming. Host to exceptional highs and depressing lows, it has seen its titular protagonist take on all manner of ancient traps and untold evils to learn the truths of the world, and amass additions to her fortunes along with it. With well over a dozen entries in the series though, some are obviously better than others. We’re ranking the best Tomb Raider games ever.

Editors’ note: this article excludes mobile titles.

17. Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness

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The Tomb Raider most certainly had a low point, and Angel of Darkness was the lowest. Coming off of several iterations which felt recycled and rehashed from earlier entries, it was meant to be a step forward into the sixth console generation for a brand new trilogy, telling the tale of Lara Croft’s journey to uncover invaluable paintings scattered across the world.

To its credit, there were signs of this ambition: The game featured some decent story ideas and twists, and the ability to choose dialogue options was an interesting way to flesh out the player’s role in Lara’s adventure.

Unfortunately, the overall game was fraught with bugs and glitches, and new mechanics like a stamina bar for climbing hampered players to an infuriating degree. If you pass up on any entry this list of best Tomb Raider games, let it be this one.

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Keenan McCall is a freelance journalist with experience in a variety of areas, but for whatever reason, he decided to cover everything related to nerd culture. From games to comics, anime to figures, TV to books and music, he’s always looking for what’s new from the world of entertainment and what it means for the people who consume it. It should also be noted that his Twitter feed is less a series of insightful thoughts and opinions so much as it’s a steady stream of memes, references and cute animal videos.

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