Ridiculously disproportionate breasts aside, Lara Croft undoubtedly remains the iconic first lady of gaming (screw you, androgynous Ms Pac Man), and now she's back for her eighth official adventure, Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Underworld is a direct sequel to Tomb Raider: Legends, so expect to see such familiar faces as Zip and Allister, and a resolution to Legend's cliffhanger ending. Eidos is keen to stress that Underworld's game engine is distinctly 'next-gen' - there are reportedly ten times more polygons in Underworld than there were in Legends. Light and shadow has been rendered as realistically as possible, and Lara's figure is lit accordingly. If she walks into a forest, sunlight reflects off the leaves of a tree and bathes her face in natural light, adding an ethereal element to the 'woman-alone' experience the series is so famed for.