While the world knows Lara best from the genre-defining Tomb Raider games, she's carved an unlikely niche with arcade-style dungeon crawlers, too.
Anyone who played video games in the '90s surely remembers the days when Lara Croft seemed omnipresent. Her polygonal face adorned books, magazines, and posters. Angelina Jolie strutted about as Lara on the silver screen. Lara even flitted about, larger than life, as part of the multimedia visual overload U2 presented as the centerpiece of a concert tour.
A decade and change of struggling for relevance since then has made Lara's face a far less familiar one, however — and it probably doesn't help that her face itself has undergone such radical changes. After several attempts to modernize the former action star, developer Crystal Dynamics basically went back to the drawing board for 2013's reboot, called simply Tomb Raider.