There is no longtime gamer who never learned about Tomb Raider, one of the very most famous action-adventure video gaming in history. Indeed, it is pretty impossible to find a person who doesn’t know about the adventures of the smart and athletic archaeologist, Lara Croft, who has been portrayed by multiple models and has been the protagonist not merely of Tomb Raider’s chapters up to now, but also of some Hollywood movies and commercials. Tomb Raider was developed by Eidos Interactive and originally released in 1996 for MS-DOS, PlayStation, and Sega Saturn. Now, it is developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, which proposed a prequel of the series featuring a Lara Croft on her behalf first adventure.
Similar Games to Tomb Raider
The first game that comes to mind when we speak about Tomb Raider is certainly Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and all the other titles which fit in with the exact same series. Produced by Naughty Dog and published for the first time in 2007 by Sony Computer Entertainment, Uncharted follows the adventures of Nathan “Nate” Drake, a treasure hunter seeking the legendary El Dorado and is supposedly the descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake, whose coffin was buried in Panama’s sea years before. With the help of the journalist Elena Fisher – there to record the events for a documentary – and a band apparently owned by Sir Drake where his coffin’s coordinates were carved in, Nate has the capacity to rescue the explorer’s tomb, but there is a bitter surprise awaiting him. Will Nate have the ability to look for a lead to the lost treasure?
Prince of Persia
Since we mentioned Uncharted since the worthy descendant of Tomb Raider, we couldn’t miss mentioning the game which inspired Lara Croft’s adventures, namely Prince of Persia. Published in 1989, Prince of Persia is a dream cinematic game by which an unnamed character simply is known as “The Prince” must clear various dungeons to be able to discover the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, defeat him, and save the imprisoned Princess. The Prince is definitely an orphan and comes from a poor district, but dared to climb the walls of the Royal Palace to have a glance to the Princess who had been considered incredibly beautiful. They fall in love at first sight but are discovered by Jaffar who imprisons them both. Jaffar aspires to take the throne and the Princess has just one single hour to determine to marry him or die. Rescue the Princess is a race from the clock.
While Lara Croft was busy with rock climbing and diving from high waterfalls in Peru, the bartender Desmond Miles had been kidnapped by Abstergo Industries for use as an examination subject in the “Animus”, namely a task involving a unique machine able to trigger the genetic memory. Desmond is particularly interesting to the company for the characteristic he shares along with his ancestors; in reality, they certainly were members of the ancient sect of the Assassin Order and Desmond has been trained to be an Assassin as well and continue the tradition. Desmond never showed interest for his family’s “activity” and wish to lead an ordinary life. However, he’ll be forced to retrace living of mainly three Assassins which are the disgraced Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad lived through the Third Crusade, the Italian Ezio Auditore lived through the Renaissance period, and the British-Mohawk Ratohnhaké: ton lived through the American Revolution. Their objective was just one single: recover an Artifact called “Little Bit of Heaven” prior to the opposing sect of Knight Templars.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Whenever we speak about award-winning video games like Tomb Raider, we also need to mention Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. First released in 2002 on the heels of the enormous success earned by action-adventure games, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell managed to gain a good credibility with people and, as well as Assassin’s Creed and its predecessor Tomb Raider, is now type of the genre. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a covert ops veteran, Sam Fisher, who’s a Splinter Cell that works for a key division of the National Security Agency (NSA) called Third Echelon. This division uses agents to infiltrate into hostile territory and investigate in the field. All Splinters work alone and designed with high-tech support so they can be hardly detected and can gather intelligence information without leaving any trace.
Did you skip the tropical environment you’ve been accustomed due to playing Tomb Raider a lot of? Well, don’t worry, because this list couldn’t leave out Just Cause series with features just that exotic setting that’s the hallmark of Tomb Raider. For who hasn’t learned about it, let’s briefly say that Just Cause follows the adventures of the ops agent Rico Rodriguez that is delivered to the fictional South African tropical country of San Esperito. Rico’s mission is hard, but pretty simple: supporting a guerrilla war to overthrow the country’s dictator who is suspected to be in possession of weapons capable of mass destruction.
Indiana Jones: Rainders of the Lost Ark
Last however not least is the Indiana Jones series which also is one of the open world and action-adventure genre, and resembles of Tomb Raider for greater than a handful of reasons. Let’s begin with the plot, that’s common knowledge; in the first released chapter, Raiders of the Lost Ark released in 1982, Jones is in the city of Cairo and has to explore the Temple of the Ancients in search for the legendary artifact. All other Indiana Jones games may also be based on the same notion of Jones recovering relics associated with ancient myths and legends, and the plot has got a tad bit more complicated every time that more sophisticated gaming technology comes03 out.