Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story of the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor, armed with only raw instincts and the physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance. Superb physics-based gameplay is paired with a heart-pounding narrative in Lara's most personal, character-defining adventure to date.
This origin story tells the tale of how Lara Croft developed her tomb raiding skills. Turns out it wasn't by choice -- she was shipwrecked on a hostile island off the coast of Japan at the age of 21, left to fend for herself against the elements and unfriendly natives. Tomb Raider begins with Lara waking up after the wreck to find herself strung upside down in a dank cave. By rocking the analog stick of your controller back and forth you can get her swinging into a lit flame that will burn the rope and set her free. It is immediately apparent that this isn't the Tomb Raider we've become (perhaps too) familiar with over the years.