"Lara Croft is the face of a generation. When the first Tomb Raider launched in 1996, the w**k-fantasy aimed at pre-pubescent male gamers, became an icon for females the world over. Here was a main character who wasn’t a trophy for plumbers and turtles to battle over. She was an independent woman who kicked ass and didn’t need a supporting male character to tell her what to do. She stood on her own two feet and defied the usual tropes that came with being a lead character in an action game. The 90s were an era of ‘Girl Power,’ and Miss Croft was gaming’s answer to the Spice Girls."