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Ward Dragon
20-09-09, 23:53
Poll requested by Phlip :)

Larson_1988
20-09-09, 23:54
Tomb Raider 1! :jmp:

Tony9595
20-09-09, 23:54
Tomb Raider 1! :jmp:



Double post, made by different users...

Carbonek_0051
20-09-09, 23:55
Tomb Raider 1, it's also the reason I got into hardcore gaming.:)

irjudd
20-09-09, 23:55
Came "this" close to complaining of the lack of a poll Jenni. :whi:

Phlip
20-09-09, 23:55
TR2. :D Thanks WD. :wve:

Minty Mouth
20-09-09, 23:56
Legend

*runs*

Nerd For Life
20-09-09, 23:56
Tomb Raider II!

irjudd
20-09-09, 23:56
Tomb Raider II!
This is reason #54632 I ♥ at you.

Nerd For Life
20-09-09, 23:58
this is reason #54632 i ♥ at you.


Ward Dragon
21-09-09, 00:01
I voted for TR3 since it was the TR3 demos that made me want to buy the TR games. I got all three together in a combo pack and played them in order :D

Came "this" close to complaining of the lack of a poll Jenni. :whi:

I already explained about how I have to type the poll choices in after I submit the first post :p

TR2. :D Thanks WD. :wve:

You're welcome :D

trlestew
21-09-09, 00:02
Tomb Raider III and IV, I played a demo of III which got me hooked and played about 1/4 of TRIV which made me like TR even more.

irjudd
21-09-09, 00:02
I already explained about how I have to type the poll choices in after I submit the first post :p

And you'd better be glad I was generous this time!

Catracoth
21-09-09, 00:02
Tomb Raider I - a fan since 1997. Legend rebooted my interest in the series when it was released.

lacryjr
21-09-09, 00:03
Adventures of Lara Croft ! :D

larafan25
21-09-09, 00:04
tomb raider legend:)

something about lara in that game captured my attention and made me want more, I really liked the gameplay too:)

Phlip
21-09-09, 00:12
*runs*

That provided an excellent laugh. :vlol:

seashell093
21-09-09, 00:13
Tr 1! :D

takamotosan
21-09-09, 00:22
TR1, when I got the "Greatest Hits" version for my birthday back in 1998.

:wve:

PandaINC
21-09-09, 00:28
Aod. :)

Jo269976
21-09-09, 00:34
Tomb Raider I.

NemesisX13X
21-09-09, 00:45
Legend

*runs*

Me too! :D

LaraLuvrrr
21-09-09, 00:47
TR2 the best one!.... I miss it :(:(

Sir Croft
21-09-09, 01:06
TR1, back in 1998.

Lemmie
21-09-09, 01:19
Tomb Raider III.

I only got the opportunity to play it when I went to my aunt and uncle's house miles and miles away. So I completed my first playthrough over a series of visits for about a year and a half. Imagine how irritating that was!

Then I got the first four in Ireland in about 2001/2002.

I was happy. :D

peeves
21-09-09, 01:45
TR1 for me ;)

violentblossom
21-09-09, 01:46
Tres. :cool:

jfjeep26
21-09-09, 02:05
I feel like such a loser to say this but TRA:smk:

larafan25
21-09-09, 02:06
^don't:)

I think it was one of CD's best titles as it had a great feel of the first opne:)

Paddy
21-09-09, 02:33
Strangely enough Legend did even though I hate how short it is now.
But having played Crystals games, I had to eventually play Cores games, thats where all the enjoyment is.

Tombraiderx08
21-09-09, 02:34
Tr1 :d

MattTR
21-09-09, 02:41
TR2 was my first, and got me hooked, and TR1 was my second, and it contained Larson, and got me hooked on him.. :vlol: :whi:

No I'm serious.. :pi:

Shark_Blade
21-09-09, 02:44
TRII. Eventhough I started with tr4,tr5,tr3 but tr2 nailed my everlasting love for the series.
Later on I got tr1 and Aod. :)

Uzi master
21-09-09, 02:44
surprised so many people got hooked by legend...

miss.haggard
21-09-09, 02:53
TR2, when my brother brought home a fancy little contraption called a Playstation 1. Also my first exposure into video games at large, and that basically changed my life, really, marrying a boy you met over Xbox Live... I owe alot to TR2.

Ikas90
21-09-09, 03:10
TR2. :) Best. Gaem. Evar.

After playing through it with my cousin, I began to fall in love with the series. I did play a few other TR games before TR2 though; I just never got that far through them.

Yuna´s Wish
21-09-09, 03:15
TR2, with the PS demo of The Great Wall, that came with my PlayStation as a birthday gift for my 9th birthday, 11 years ago :p (I´ve repeated this mini-story like 15 or more times in the forums).

At first I had a hard time controlling Lara, but it was definitely love at first sight.

Paddy
21-09-09, 03:18
surprised so many people got hooked by legend...

Fair enough, I had seen that in the shops while I was in Queensland, thought itd be a game I should get with my earned money from work, when I first played through it was excellent.

BlackRainbow
21-09-09, 06:10
And old demo of TR1 got me into teh world of fandom... :D

ThatNorskChick
21-09-09, 06:17
TR2. I watched my friend play it and I was done for! (but it was mostly because of the dragon :p)

Chris.Talg0
21-09-09, 06:39
chronicles was the first TR game i played, but the game that made me a fan of the series was AOD :D

patriots88888
21-09-09, 06:54
TR4! :) The Last Revelation rules! Nuff said! :ohn:

young Lara Croft
21-09-09, 07:01
TR3 , it was the South Pacific demo that first got into my hands! :)

LightningRider
21-09-09, 07:11
I got TR1 and Chronicles, but I got in at Anniversary...

Okay fine, it was Legend. Which is why I love it. :pi:

Lara Fan 4Life
21-09-09, 07:33
Tomb Raider 1 :D

Drone
21-09-09, 07:38
TR1. Lost interest after that. Got it again in TR4 and AOD. Lost it again. Waiting for TRO :wve:

January_Snow*
21-09-09, 07:39
The Last Revelation, there is no game that can stand a chance against it, even today :D :D :D

Legend gave me faith in the series back :D :D :D

Jack Croft
21-09-09, 07:44
AoD was my first one, so yeah! ;)

ShadyCroft
21-09-09, 07:59
Tomb Raider 3.

LaraRules81
21-09-09, 08:08
Legend :)

Although technically it was the Action Adventure :p

joarvallen
21-09-09, 08:22
The angel of darkness ;D;D

tonyme
21-09-09, 08:27
Tomb Raider 2.

:)

rowanlim
21-09-09, 09:24
Me & my sisters borrowed a friend's TR4 game, it got us hooked :)

Our favorite until now has been AOD, though :tmb:

TRhalloween
21-09-09, 10:17
Tomb Raider Uno

AODdigger
21-09-09, 10:21
Seriously? TRC 0? Wow. AoD obviously

Croft_Original
21-09-09, 10:23
TR3 :tmb::D

Croft.

da tomb raider!
21-09-09, 10:27
Tomb Raider II. :D

msalpha2omega
21-09-09, 10:39
TR2!:wve:

Spong
21-09-09, 10:41
TR1, and rightfully so :ohn:
How Legend managed to make fans of people is beyond me :confused:

Lara's Nemesis
21-09-09, 10:44
The first one I really played was TR2. Very fond memories, probably the most fun I've ever had playing a video game. I had a lot of late nights runnig around not having a clue what to do next, wasn't quite so easy to get online guides back then which was probably a good thing.

I had a Megadrive when TR1 was released.

XJakJakX
21-09-09, 11:14
TR1. Although I was too young to play it when it first came out, I used to watch my brother play it, and it made me fall in love with the game.

Johnnay
21-09-09, 12:07
Tr3:)

tranniversary119
21-09-09, 12:10
Tomb Raider II :wve: remains my favorite to. :)

Gabi
21-09-09, 12:15
TR3 here too.
I saw it for next to nothing on the sales shelf of a computer shop and thought I'd give it a go.
Man, little did I know..........:whi:
At the time I was not even familiar with the concept of the game and had no idea about there being such things as walkthroughs.
I got stuck so many times, it's unbelievable. But I simply could not give up and after leaving it for a while each time, I always went back to it, until one day, I eventually managed to finish it.
I still don't know how. :p

marla_biggs
21-09-09, 12:18
TR2 - first one I played. xx

Nerd For Life
21-09-09, 12:20
TR3 here too.
I saw it for next to nothing on the sales shelf of a computer shop and thought I'd give it a go.
Man, little did I know..........:whi:
At the time I was not even familiar with the concept of the game and had no idea about there being such things as walkthroughs.
I got stuck so many times, it's unbelievable. But I simply could not give up and after leaving it for a while each time, I always went back to it, until one day, I eventually managed to finish it.
I still don't know how. :p

:D I remember maganizes had a lot of unofficial walkthroughs. When I playing TR2 with my dad we used a walkthrough... I still have that, it's all scribbled in the margins when my dad freaked out and added things like "I DON'T HAVE TO JUMP THERE, YOU MORONS!" or "Bunch of lies, try going the other way instead". It still makes me smile. :D

Johnnay
21-09-09, 12:26
TR3 here too.
I saw it for next to nothing on the sales shelf of a computer shop and thought I'd give it a go.
Man, little did I know..........:whi:
At the time I was not even familiar with the concept of the game and had no idea about there being such things as walkthroughs.
I got stuck so many times, it's unbelievable. But I simply could not give up and after leaving it for a while each time, I always went back to it, until one day, I eventually managed to finish it.
I still don't know how. :p

yeah someone else who started playing TR3:)

i doubt the nostalgia of the game helped you to finish it:p:)

MiCkiZ88
21-09-09, 12:34
Tomb Raider 2. The first TR I bought. Before that I played the area 51 demo from TR3.

Your_Envy*
21-09-09, 13:21
TRII. :cln:

Explorer
21-09-09, 13:25
I voted for TR3 since it was the TR3 demos that made me want to buy the TR games. I got all three together in a combo pack and played them in order :D

I voted TR3 also because of the Jungle demo, it made quite an impression on me. Was also the first 3D game I played, as I had been playing 2D games, but went away from gaming for a while.

TR1 was the first TR game that I actually played (following the demo)

TR1, and rightfully so :ohn:
How Legend managed to make fans of people is beyond me :confused:

Whatever the reason, at least it made them fans :p

stereopathic
21-09-09, 13:51
i still remember seeing the first screenshots of TR1 in Next Generation magazine and falling in love with the game. sounds a little weird now, but it was pretty high concept for its time. as much as i was anticipating it, i couldn't afford to buy it myself and had to wait for christmas '96 to get it. picked it up and i remember thinking it was better than i had even dreamed. it blew away my expectations.

then that next year, TR2 blew away TR1. i think that may have been the instant i became a myopic fan for life, overlooking any and all flaws just to play the next iteration. they've never been as good as they were in those first two games, but i'm always anxious for the next one.

irjudd
21-09-09, 13:56
then that next year, TR2 blew away TR1. i think that may have been the instant i became a myopic fan for life, overlooking any and all flaws just to play the next iteration. they've never been as good as they were in those first two games, but i'm always anxious for the next one.

And this is why Crystal has been making quick and cheap games the last few tries! They know your* kind will buy it! :p




*Our kind. :pi:

Tomb-Dude
21-09-09, 14:00
Well it was originally TR1 but then i got out of it and started getting a life after the age of 6 lol. And slowly started going off Tomb Raider... Missed a load went to AOD... never completed then Legend came out and got me rehooked... So it's TR1 and Legend for me :D

Titanium
21-09-09, 14:00
TRLR - The game as well as getting me into the Tomb Raider series, also got me interested in the egyptains as a whole. :)

Alex Fly
21-09-09, 14:52
TRIII, by its demo. :tmb:

tombofwinston
21-09-09, 15:11
Tr2 :d.

sheepydee
21-09-09, 15:38
Tr3 , :)

adventurerLara
21-09-09, 16:10
AOD, I was intrigued.

Chocola teapot
21-09-09, 16:11
TR3.

Love at First Play.

Nemo_91
21-09-09, 16:18
Tomb Raider III. :wve: Still my favorite one.

Nenya awakens
21-09-09, 16:19
Tomb Raider 1, i played it when it was first released on the Ps1 and i've been hooked ever since :)

I Need A Map
21-09-09, 16:36
Tomb Raider 1 was my first and I bought it on the day it came out!

Tear
21-09-09, 16:38
Legend.;) And still my favorite.

lara croft TR
21-09-09, 16:39
:pi: ... first i read an article about legend and fell in love with it... and after a while when I went to a friend I saw that she had the original TR1 and 2... AND SHE NEVER PLAYED THEM!!! :eek:
anyway... that night I played my first TR ever, TR2, so... I think that TR2 is the one that really made me a TR fan... :D

TombRaiderLover
21-09-09, 16:42
This was a difficult question to answer. Though I used to love watching my brother playing TR II and III (right before I broke his discs - hey, I was young), it was The Last Revelation (my first Tomb Raider game) that really made me fall in love with the series. I followed that up with my own copies of II and III, followed by the original, then the following games in the order that they were released.

sephiroth99
21-09-09, 16:46
If you are wondering who voted TRU, its me :P

I remember playing the TR2 demo in 97 (I was 9 years old, I don't remember a lot of it :P). Didn't play others TR until TRL. I enjoyed it, it was a good game, but it didn't made me a "fan" per se. It's only when TRU came along that I became hooked on the series. It made me want to play all the others TR!

Lee croft
21-09-09, 16:47
Tomb Raider 3 there wasnt a moment i hated!!!!

I absoultely loved it!!

To me TR3 Lara is the Real Lara :D

And the fact there are sooo many levels to choose from makes it more enjoyable!!!!

Chocola teapot
21-09-09, 16:49
Tomb Raider 3 there wasnt a moment i hated!!!!

I absoultely loved it!!

To me TR3 Lara is the Real Lara :D

And the fact there are sooo many levels to choose from makes it more enjoyable!!!!

:gki:

*richietrent*
21-09-09, 17:00
Tomb Raider 2!

xx_Hunt_xx
21-09-09, 17:52
TR2
Venice, Barkhang Monastery, Floating islands and Home sweet home!:cln:
Could never ever get fed up of that game. Love the ending "Dont you think you seen enough?":ton:

Phlip
21-09-09, 18:03
:pi: ... first i read an article about legend and fell in love with it... and after a while when I went to a friend I saw that she had the original TR1 and 2... AND SHE NEVER PLAYED THEM!!! :eek:
anyway... that night I played my first TR ever, TR2, so... I think that TR2 is the one that really made me a TR fan... :D

You should have voted Legend, then. Since it was LEGEND that made you fall in love with the series, not TR2! :rolleyes:

drakl0r
21-09-09, 18:26
TR4. 9 years ago :D

Rai
21-09-09, 18:29
Phlip, maybe Lara Croft TR sees a distinction between Legend which s/he loves to TR2 which they feel is the game that made them a fan of the series ;). No need to get huffy over it.

This is a hard question for me to answer as I can't pinpoint just one game that made me a fan. I bought Chronicles but really didn't have the first clue what to do, so I decided to find any earlier games. Finding TR1 and 2 in bargain bins, I played them and I eventually found the other games and played them too. So I guess it was those that made me want to play more Tomb Raider, but I feel it was Anniversary that got me into the 'buzz' of Tomb Raider and discuss the series half to death.

EDIT: I think I'm going to go with TR1 after all. My reasoning is simple. Had I not played that game (disregarding TRC even though I bought that first), I probably wouldn't have progressed on to TR2. Which means I wouldn't have played the others and so wouldn't have ended up discussing the games to death with TRA's release onwards. Does any of that make sense? :p

xXhayleyroxXx
21-09-09, 18:53
tomb raider 1 when i was ickle girly :p

Dina_Croft
21-09-09, 19:33
Tomb Raider 2...My brother and my sister bought it so i got into the series at a realy small age..I wasn't even 10...

1upMushroom
21-09-09, 20:40
Tomb Raider 1!!!
I will always remember that first time I played it! :D

Kelly Craftman
21-09-09, 20:41
im afraid to say but Tomb Raider: AoD :o

Angel666
21-09-09, 20:53
Tomb Raider 2. :jmp:

MoonSword
21-09-09, 20:55
Tr1

Cristina
21-09-09, 20:56
TR4,my favorite! :D

**LARA LOVER**
21-09-09, 20:58
TR2! Still to this day, my favorite!!! :jmp::jmp:

Reggie
21-09-09, 21:01
TR3 demo was the bait but it was the full game of TR2 that I bought soon after playing the demo that reeled me in so to speak. :)

Thorir
21-09-09, 21:17
Tr 1.

Lara's home
21-09-09, 21:19
TR1-3. Hard to tell, because my friend had bought a triology pack (still has it) and we played the games equally. I can't remember which one we started with, but it was one of those 3. I think it was TR1.

KIKO
21-09-09, 21:21
tomb raider 2 :D

Ariel
21-09-09, 22:02
Tomb Raider Legend and then TR Anniversary & TR Angels of Darkness and after that I was hooked and had to play all the rest.

michaeldt
21-09-09, 23:21
TR2 was my first TR game, so TR2 :)

CandicoTT
21-09-09, 23:46
Legend then anniversary, then I started liking tomb raider games a lot. :D

Paddy
21-09-09, 23:48
Tomb Raider Legend and then TR Anniversary & TR Angels of Darkness and after that I was hooked and had to play all the rest.

Yeah its ironic how much I dislike Legend now yet that was the game that got me into the series but having said that, without the encouragement of some members here Id not have played the classics, except 1 but the rest are really good.

ajrich17901
22-09-09, 00:18
Original for playstation 1.

Gladous
22-09-09, 01:00
Tomb Raider 2. :D

toughraid3r37
22-09-09, 01:13
Tomb Raider 3!! I used to watch my dad play it :D.

Eddie Haskell
22-09-09, 01:54
A great question for the respondents to this poll would be this:

Is the game that you started the series with the best in the series to you?

Evan C.
22-09-09, 01:58
Tr2 :d

irjudd
22-09-09, 02:04
A great question for the respondents to this poll would be this:

Is the game that you started the series with the best in the series to you?
That would be a no for me. My first experience was TR2, but in my opinion the best game of the series is TR4. I feel that The Last Revelation best represents what I loved in the classics.

Paddy
22-09-09, 03:42
A great question for the respondents to this poll would be this:

Is the game that you started the series with the best in the series to you?

Good question.
My answer would be hell no lol, Legend is in no way the best in the series.
AOD being the second I ever played IMO is the best however.

patriots88888
22-09-09, 05:38
A great question for the respondents to this poll would be this:

Is the game that you started the series with the best in the series to you?

Hell yea! The Last Revelation is the pinnacle of not only TR games, but all games! :ohn: It's by far the franchise's crowning achievement! The creme de la creme! ;)

SGRaider
22-09-09, 07:50
TR2, still remember how I would go to my best friend's house or he would come to mine to play it. We both absolutely loved it.

TRULuverzz
25-09-09, 11:06
AOD was my first TR game to play and thats what got me into the whole TR series.

igonge
25-09-09, 17:34
TR2 got me into the series but I had played TR1 the year before... I was only 3 lol

Reggie
25-09-09, 17:41
A great question for the respondents to this poll would be this:

Is the game that you started the series with the best in the series to you?

That's an awkward question for me because my first contact with TR is technically TR3 but it was only a demo of the game that I played before then buying TR2 and it was TR2 which hooked me and made me a fan. Until I got the PC version of TR3, my favourite remained TR2 but once I re-experienced TR3 on the PC which plays differently from its console counterpart, TR3 just overtook TR2 in terms of which is my favourite.

the ancient
25-09-09, 17:50
i am a late TR fan Trl was the first

peffect
25-09-09, 17:51
Tomb Raider 2.

It was a "coup de foudre" ! :hug:

Drone
25-09-09, 18:03
I think if I could relive that moment again it'd be TR1 again

Super Badnik
25-09-09, 18:52
TR2. It's the first TR i ever played and have loved the series and Lara Croft ever since. :D

Brikas94
25-09-09, 18:56
TR3 was my first real Tomb Raider experience. I had played TR1 before, but only in Lara's Home, because I was too scared to play through the game itself...:D I was only 3 back then...

But later I played TR3 and I loved the series ever since.:)

Love2Raid
25-09-09, 19:00
TR-I. I was there at the very beginning. :cool:

Kamrusepas
25-09-09, 20:14
I've actually played the whole series in the order they were released in, so TR1 for me :)

Legend of Lara
25-09-09, 20:35
Story time!

Me and my dad were in a CD store several millennia ago, and said CD store also carried vidya gaems. We each picked one game. I went with Crash Team Racing (I was a very big Crash fan, see) and he picked Tomb Raider! He allowed me to play it (even though I was, like, 5 or less at the time and the cover very clearly said "15+") and I loved it, though I sucked at it. :p A few years later he gave me the game. Ah, the memories! The fond, fond memories! I think I got to St. Francis' Folly on my own (I had "the skills" even at such an early age) and found myself perplexed by that section. But at some point the disc stopped working. And a few years later my little brother was born and he snapped the disc at, I think, 2 years of age. I was sad. Very sad. Haven't played TR1 since, actually. Well, when I eventually do, I will no doubt be attacked by copious amounts of nostalgia.

tl;dr- It was TR1. Fun times.

AmericanAssassin
26-09-09, 02:08
I hate when this question gets asked because I originally played the TR3 demo. However, TR2 is the first actual game I played. :rolleyes:

TRexbait
26-09-09, 03:27
TR4. My sister introduced my to the series, and this was the game we found at the store. Loved it! :D

demonslayer
26-09-09, 08:27
I first played TR1 on my Brothers Sega Saturn when i was like ... 6? so yeah loved it since :p

TombRaiderFan.
26-09-09, 09:10
I played the Lost Artifact when I was little, but the game that really got me interested in the series was AOD. :) That's was the first Tomb Raider I finished and actually understood the plot. :p