I loved the last Tomb Raider game, so I’ve been jazzed to see more from Rise of the Tomb Raider. Unfortunately, it feels like everything packed into the trailers and stage presentations involves Lara blowing dudes up or nearly falling off a cliff. The latest footage, however, is great!

There was a distinct lack of tomb raidin’ in the last game, but Crystal Dynamics has been promising much more of that in the sequel.

This new footage from Gamescom is the studio putting their money where their mouth is.

We watch Lara do some serious climbing.


Bust open some walls to solve a puzzle.

Explore a scary ass cave.


Discover a scary ass skeleton in said scary ass cave.

This looks awesome.

I don’t need to see anything more from Rise of the Tomb Raider, thank you. I’m sold.


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