Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequal to Tomb Raider (2013), a reboot of the series. It was released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015 and for Microsoft Windows in January 2016. A special edition of the game, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration was released worldwide for Playstation 4 in October 20​.

Rise of the Tomb Raider ​was first announced in June 2014. The game follows Lara Croft as she travels to Siberia in search of the lost city of Kitezh. Focused on survival and combat, the game also allows the player to explore the environments and tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice Lara.

​Rise of the Tomb Raider got positive reviews; it was even the best-selling Xbox game during Christmas week. It sold over 1 million copies at the end of 2015. More content was released to enhance the game for players.


​Rise of the Tomb Raider is a third-person game that has similar elements to Tomb Raider (2013)​. Players control Lara throughout a wide world filled with enemies, tombs, and deadly animals. Lara has a larger selection of weapons and gear than in the previous game, and the player is allowed to switch between different types of shotguns, rifles, pistols, and bows.

The game also features a crafting system, which the player can create different types of arrows, such as poison, fire, and explosive. She also has access to rope and broadhead climbing arrows, but the player does not need to craft these. Materials for arrows are found throughout the environment.

Weather in the game shifts between night and day regularly. The weather affects enemies and animals. For instance, some exotic animals only appear at night.

Lara is now able to swim and dive underwater to reach different locations.

The player has more of an option for stealth, as Lara can now hide in bushes, distract enemies with bottles or her arrows, and climbing trees to avoid combat altogether.


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