Tomb Raider

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

Tomb Raider overview

Tomb RaiderType: Action
ESRB Rating: Teen
Release Date: 10/25/1996
Developer: Core Design
Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Lara Croft, daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, was raised to be an aristocrat from birth. After finishing school at the age of 21, Lara's marriage into wealth had seemed assured, but on her way home from a skiing trip, her chartered plane had crashed deep in the heart of the Himalayas.

As the only survivor, Lara learned how to depend on her wits to stay alive in hostile conditions, a world away from her sheltered upbringing.

Two weeks later, when she walked into the village of Tokakeriby, her experiences had a profound effect on her. Unable to stand, the claustrophobic suffocating atmosphere of upper-class British soviet, she realized that she was only truly alive when she was traveling alone.

Over the following eight years, she acquired an intimate knowledge of ancient civilizations across the globe. Her family soon disowned their prodigal daughter and she turned to writing to fund her trips.

Famed for discovering several ancient sites of profound archaeological interest, she made a name for herself by publishing travel books and detailed journals of her exploits.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 95
Processor: Intel Pentium 60 MHz
Memory: 8MB RAM
Graphics Card: SVGA graphics
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space:  
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: n/a


  • To get all weapons and ammo:
    Walk one step forward
    Walk one step back
    Turn round three times in any direction
    Jump backwards
  • To skip to the next level:
    Walk one step forward
    Walk one step back
    Turn round three times in any direction
    Jump forward

For Additional things Lara can do, see the Easter Egg page.

Game Controls

  • Up - Run Forward
  • Down - Jump Back
  • Right - Turn Right
  • Left - Turn Left
  • End - Roll
  • Spacebar - Draw/Holster Weapon
  • Alt - Jump
  • Ctrl - Action
  • Insert - Look
  • Delete - Side Step Left
  • Shift - Walk (when used with arrow keys), use when jumping forward; will dive into water or dive and roll on ground
  • Page Down - Side Step Left
  • Escape - Display menu rings. Pressing down allows you to quit and do other options
  • F1 - Changes from low to high resolution
  • F2 - Decrease size of display
  • F3 - Increase size of display
  • F4 - Adjusts detail level
  • F5 - Shortcut to Save Game screen
  • F6 - Shortcut to Load Game screen

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