Why the New Tomb Raider Works

The reboot of Tomb Raider was a big dice roll. It takes Lara Croft—one of the most recognizable characters in all of video games—and puts her back to the beginning, with a new look in a game that's markedly different in tone. But the gamble works.


In the video above, video editor Chris Person and I discuss what makes the game succeed. The talk is no more spoiler-filled than my review, but you may want to stay away from watching if you want to go in totally clean when it comes out next week.



It's LARA not "Laura." I don't know why people can type at "L-A-R-A" and still mispronounce it for over a decade now.