Tomb Raider Series Ranked From Best to Worst

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:30 AM
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One of our finalists for best gaming franchise of all time, Tomb Raider is near universally loved. Exploding onto the scene back in the 90s, Lara Croft has undergone several transformations and yet still remains as relevant today as she always has. With such a long history though, where to begin with Tomb Raider?

We're going to find out with the help of you - the GD community. Together we're going to rank the Tomb Raider series from best to worst, highlighting the games from this series which are most worth and gamers' time.

All you need to do is use the form below to rank them from best to worst. There's no login required or anything so it's pretty much as straightforward as our usual polls. If you haven't played a game, just leave its row blank.

At the end, you'll get a readout of the community results up to that point, and when the poll closes we will update this article with the final result - the definitive GD community list of the best Tomb Raider games.

My Picks:

  1. Tomb Raider 2
  2. Tomb Raider (2013)
  3. Tomb Raider Anniversary
  4. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
  5. Tomb Raider
  6. Tomb Raider Legend
  7. Tomb Raider 3
  8. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  9. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

I won't argue much of a case here but I do know Angel of Darkness is a strange one. It was critically lambasted at the time but I really enjoyed it as a change of pace, particularly sneaking through a museum filled with laser tripwires. Kind of threw tomb raiding out the window but it didn't really bother me after five straight standard Tomb Raiders. 

As for the best, that's comfortably Tomb Raider. It was just a really great mix of puzzle solving and environmental design and a real series highlight for me. Cruising around Venice in particular was a joy. I also thought the reboot was absolutely fantastic but my thoughts on Rise of the Tomb Raider have really soured over time. It had a weak story and added nothing to the formula, merely feeling like an Uncharted retread.

 

Anyway, over to you now. Remember to vote in the form near the top of this and let us know your reasons below!

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18:56 Sep-04-2017

both tomb-raider (2013) and rise of the tomb rider is still the best adventure games 'til this date in my opinion...and also Uncharted-series.....damn, good games!

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08:45 Sep-04-2017

I had to login in just to say that Legend was far better than The Angel of Darkness.

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07:15 Sep-04-2017

where the fuk is TR: underworld ????????????????????

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23:36 Sep-03-2017

I enjoyed TR Underworld the most...but its missing

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19:37 Sep-03-2017

For me Tomb Raider 2 is the best and Rise one is the worst cause damn... can't remember last time when someone took such a terrible plot so seriously. Besides that it's "AAA checklist: the game". Lack of anything unique and just reharsh of TR (2013) with everything worse except graphics.

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19:15 Sep-03-2017

Angel of Darkness higher than Legend?No,thanks!Still remember the abomination AoD was!....Jon,you Silly Little Rabbit!

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19:17 Sep-03-2017

Yes true!!!!

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16:18 Sep-03-2017

where's TR underworld :O?

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14:10 Sep-03-2017

*Lara Croft's Boobs Ranked From Best to Worst

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13:06 Sep-03-2017

Rise of the tomb raider felt totally like a copy of Tomb Raider 2013

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12:30 Sep-03-2017

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness on 4th and Rise of tomb raider in 8th??? No way..... :( I think you have to swap the ranking for these two..... and Tomb raider underworld is missing too!!!!

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13:21 Sep-03-2017

Yeah, i liked Underworld very much. I've played the game more than 10 times.

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