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  • Blog Post: Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

    Today is the Xbox 360's 10th birthday, which is a great excuse to revisit our list of the console's best 25 games. We originally published this list in earlier this year in April. Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, kicking off the last generation of gaming. This was the most successful... More
  • Blog Post: Lara Croft’s Survival Instinct Nearly Breaks Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    A couple of days ago I overheard fellow editors Jeff Cork and Kimberley Wallace jokingly say they used Lara Croft’s “survival instinct” ability so much during Rise of the Tomb Raider that they thought they might break their Xbox One controllers. Survival instinct is Rise of the Tomb... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show – Fallout 4, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart

    Gaming's gigantic week of releases has arrived! Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void , Rise of the Tomb Raider , and a little game with a heart of gold called Fallout 4 are now for sale and The Game Informer Show is here to cover it all. We'll dive deeper into the new Starcraft expansion next week... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Spoiler-Free Rise Of The Tomb Raider Tips For Beginners

    Rise of the Tomb Raider hits store shelves today, finally giving Xbox One and Xbox 360 players the chance to dive into Lara's latest adventure in Siberia. You can read our review here . The good news is you can play the game however you want. You can power straight through the story or take your... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    Rise of the Tomb Raider is out next week, and we got a chance look at Lara Croft's latest adventure before the release. Join us as we take her hunting, dive into a tomb, and take on groups of bad dudes. In today's episode of Test Chamber, Tim Turi and I spend our time exploring the Siberian wilderness... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Tomb Raider III

    We head back to the jungle in this week's episode of Replay, with a look at Lara Croft's third big adventure from 1998. Reiner dug up an artifact of his own, which proves to be a valuable addition. Tim does his best to battle monkeys, tigers, and the game's controls as Reiner, Kyle, and I... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lara Croft Go

    In this video feature, we take a look at the opening stages of Lara Croft Go, a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices by developer Square Enix Montreal. Game Informer's eagle-eyed vase smasher, Jeff Cork, nearly speed runs his way through these stages, dodging snakes and saw blades, and figuring... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Rivals – Uncharted 4 Vs. Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    With extensive gameplay demos at both Sony's and Microsoft's press conferences, it's only natural to make comparisons between Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Each game showed quite a bit more to attendees of E3 with private demos as well. Game Informer's Jeff... More
  • Blog Post: Six Things You May Have Missed In The 2013 Tomb Raider Reboot

    In the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, Crystal Dynamics hid a few references to Lara's Rise of the Tomb Raider future, as well as a few other Easter Eggs. We spoke with franchise creative director Noah Hughes about what players might have missed in the first game, and learn about a Cast Away reference that... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Select 25 Women (And 5 Men) They Want To See Play Lara Croft In The Tomb Raider Movie

    A few days ago, new details were revealed about the in-development Tomb Raider film. We offered some suggestions for how to make the best of the film , but a big question remains: Who should play Lara? We've previously suggested Olivia Wilde among others, but we decided to ask readers who they thought... More
  • Blog Post: Camilla Luddington On Playing Lara Croft And The Difficulties Of Pretending To Drown

    Many will recognize Camilla Luddington from her recurring roles on shows like Grey's Anatomy , Californication , or True Blood , but gamers know her as Lara Croft. Luddington provided Lara's voice and motion capture performance for the 2013 reboot, and lent a new level of grounded believability... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Things That Will Make The Tomb Raider Film A Blockbuster

    Movies are generally made by committee, meaning it takes a lot of great ideas to make a generic piece of Hollywood drivel. With that in mind, let us offer up some suggestions for Warner Bros., GK Films, and MGM as they produce the new Tomb Raider movie. Daugherty hangs out on the set of Teenage Mutant... More
  • Blog Post: Balancing Survival Vs. Action In Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    Leading up to the release of the Tomb Raider reboot in 2013, Crystal Dynamics pushed the theme that Lara Croft was a survivor. While the survival aspects certainly were a large part of the story, the game didn't cross the line of becoming a systems-driven "survival game." While visiting... More
  • Blog Post: The Tomb Raider Team Reacts To Conan O’Brien Failing At Their Game

    Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer series has become infamous for its ability to entertain while showing exactly how a game shouldn’t be played. One of the earliest and most memorable episodes featured the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider . The episode aired about a month before the game released... More
  • Blog Post: The Business Decisions Behind Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    After four years in the making, the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider was released and impressed both critics and fans of the classic franchise. While visiting Crystal Dynamics, we spoke with head of western studios Darrell Gallagher about the struggle to create a fresh take on Lara Croft and the immediate... More
  • Blog Post: Return Of The Tombs: The Puzzles Of Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    While visiting Crystal Dynamics for our extensive March cover story on Rise of the Tomb Raider , the development team emphasized that they were planning on responding to criticism of the last game by increasing the amount of large tombs for players to explore this time around. We sat down with creative... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The New Setting Of Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    Stepping up from his role as art director for the last entry, Brian Horton is now the game director on Rise of the Tomb Raider and is paying a lot of attention to the look of Lara Croft's new environment . Rise of the Tomb Raider takes players to Russia as Lara seeks a long-lost city and answers... More
  • Blog Post: Ominous Beauty – Exclusive Rise Of The Tomb Raider Concept Art Gallery

    Concept art is an unsung hero in the game development process. It's often the first thing created for a video game and serves to direct the tone and style of the entire project. Before pressing the A button ever makes a character jump, or pushing the control stick makes a character move, concept... More
  • Blog Post: Five Ways Rise Of The Tomb Raider Improves Upon The Reboot

    We're very excited to roll out a month of exclusive content for Rise of the Tomb Raider from Crystal Dynamics to go along with our extensive March cover story . The 2013 reboot really impressed us and we were curious about how the development team is looking to improve on that experience. While visiting... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?

    I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration... More
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