Tomb Raider Is #1

The Tomb Raider series by Eidos has fallen on some rocky times, as the once critically acclaimed franchise began to show obvious signs of age in the decline of play value and game originality. The Tomb Raider franchise gasped its apparent last breath with the release of the failed offering of Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness last year. The title received many notices of displeasure from game critics and fans of the franchise. The resulting flak was so heated that Eidos dropped Core as their developer and switched allegiances to Crystal Dynamics.

But Lara Croft has come back and with a vengeance as Sci, the parent company of Eidos, announced that Tomb Raider: Legend has recorded sales of over 2.6 million copies. Legend is available for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC, and has reached the top of the gaming charts in both North America and Europe.

The drastic move by Eidos in dropping Core as the developer for the Tomb Raider franchise, points to a decidedly proactive move on Eidos, part in recognizing that Lara Croft was in more trouble than just the battles against her in-game foes. The successful reemergence of Lara Croft in the game Legends, gives fans hope that Lara is not through yet and will be coming back in other subsequent titles.

Welcome back Lara, everyone missed you.


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