New Beginnings Lara Croft was the pin-up girl for nineties video game chic. She represented a new era of titles for young adults that were cool and socially relevant. She appeared on the front cover of lifestyle magazine The Face – the first fictional sex symbol to do so. She starred in three well-reviewed games and inspired multiple press articles about whether she was or wasn’t a feminist role model. But then things went wrong. Square-Enix bought Eidos in 2009 and decided they wanted to start again with a brand new game.
Tomb Raider (2013) is a reboot of the legendary series and an origin story for a younger, more innocent, Lara Croft revealing how she becomes a tough adventure-seeking archaeologist.