The direction of Lara Croft’s new adventure is spelled out in the title. Much like how Rise of the Tomb Raider signalled Lara’s ascent from shipwrecked survivor to athletic archaeologist, Shadow of the Tomb Raider tells us that this will be her darkest, most predatory hour. It’s a classic arc for many characters, but Lara’s new path appears to be a strong interpretation.
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Her descent begins in Mexico, in which a mission played by press at the game’s world premiere introduces the series’ latest threat: the Mayan apocalypse. Lara’s inquisitiveness has led both her and the insidious Trinity organisation to Central America, where both parties hope to secure an ancient key.