The Lara Croft that we knew is no more. No longer is she an exaggerated cartoon character and capable of handling every situation without breaking a sweat; this iteration sees Lara as more of a scholar with an insatiable thirst for archaeological knowledge, rather than adventure. With only basic and untested survival training behind her and zero combat experience, she’s going to have to learn to survive pretty quickly.
We pick up her story as she’s aboard the expedition ship The Endurance, as her and her associates are searching for the lost island of Yamatai. The Endurance ironically fails to endure the storms surrounding the island as it crashes in horrific fashion on its murky beach, while Lara, separated from the rest of her group, is attacked and knocked out cold.