The Original Tomb Raider Trilogy Is Getting Remastered

Experience the origingal Tomb Raider trilogy that first released on PS1

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The original Lara Croft is making a comeback, complete with massive polygonal boobs and all. Yes, the first three Tomb Raider games that were released on PlayStation between 1996 and 1998 are getting remastered and will be raiding our wallets in February next year.

Publisher Apyr Media and developer Crystal Dynamics have announced that you’ll be able to step into the boots of the iconic hero, in the original games that started it all. The remastered games will have enhanced graphics and will be complete with all expansions and secret levels.

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Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft lets long-time fans and newcomers alike step into the boots of the iconic hero in her first three adventures like never before. Experience the classic action and innovative gameplay that helped pioneer 3D gaming, spawned a beloved franchise which has sold more than 95 million copies worldwide since its debut in 1996, and made Lara Croft one of the most recognizable video game characters in the world.

Players can experience the journey their own way, with the ability to toggle on the fly between enhanced and original graphics, as well as switch between classic and modern joystick control schemes. Fans will also discover a variety of quality-of-life improvements, including camera lock-on and achievements.

The First 3 Tomb Raider games return, remastered and looking good as new

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will include:

  • Tomb Raider I + the “Unfinished Business” Expansion
  • Tomb Raider II + the “Gold Mask” Expansion
  • Tomb Raider III + “The Lost Artifact” Expansion

On February 14th 2024, you’ll get to play the original Tomb Raider game that made Lara Croft the icon she is today. When it was originally released on PS1 back in 1996, I remember being awe-struck by the first Tomb Raider game. At the time, the graphics and gameplay were like nothing I had seen before. And the action combined with exploration and puzzle solving just blew my mind.

Tomb Raider 2 was released in 1997, also on PS1. Just before Tomb Raider 2 came out Sony Computer Entertainment struck a deal with publisher Eidos to make the game and future Tomb Raider games exclusive to PlayStation up until the year 2000. Tomb Raider 2 sees Lara travel around the world trying to retrieve the legendary Dagger of Zian, which is said to grant its holder the powers of a fire-breathing Dragon.

Tomb Raider 3 was originally launched in 1998 and was a PS1 exclusive thanks to the deal previously struck between Sony and Eidos. In the third installment, Lara follows the clues to a deadly secret in this complex adventure combining challenging puzzles with high-speed action.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered will launch on February 14, 2024.