It's been a long, hard road for Lara Croft. Her first appearance in videogames was received well by critics and the public alike, not least for her fetching figure and acrobatic gameplay. As time moved on, however, Lara simply didn't and the series began to stagnate.
Then Crystal Dynamics came along to take a stab at the femme fatale treasure hunter with Tomb Raider: Legend. With some gameplay tweaks and an improved camera, Lara felt back on top of her game.