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Old 25-07-19, 10:22   #21
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1. TR2013






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2. Tomb Raider: Legend
3. Tomb Raider: Anniversary
4. Tomb Raider 2
5. Tomb Raider 1
6. Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness
7. Rise Of The Tomb Raider
8. Tomb Raider 4
9. Tomb Raider Underworld
10.Tomb Raider Chronicles
11.Tomb Raider 3
12. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
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Old 25-07-19, 11:08   #22
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From favourite to least favourite:

RotTR
TRL
TLR
SotTR
AOD
TRI (TRA a bit lower, but still more than TR2013)
TR2013
TRU
TRII
TRIII
TRC
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Old 25-07-19, 18:45   #23
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1,2 and 3 had the same story
How are they the same story??? They focused on completely different mythologies with vastly different characters, I'm kind of baffled by how anyone could perceive them as the same story. I can't fault anyone for not liking them, but the same? I can't wrap my head around that.
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Old 25-07-19, 21:30   #24
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1. Tomb Raider (1996)
2. Angel of Darkness
3. Tomb Raider 2
4. Tomb Raider Anniversary
5. Tomb Raider 3
6. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
7. Legend
8. Underworld
9. Tomb Raider (2013)
10. Tomb Raider Chronicles
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3# : Tomb Raider 4
The world's number one TR4 fanatic did not rank TR4 at #1?!!!
Who are you and what did you do to Patrick?!
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Old 25-07-19, 21:31   #25
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I don't really consider the first few games to be particularly story driven. I think at around TR4, it felt like narrative became more involved in the storyline.

1,2 and 3 had the same story
TLR and AOD had the same story
Legend and Underworld had the same story (and somewhat Anniversary)
Rise and Shadow had the same story

I don't think strong narrative has ever been TR's forte, even when the games have become more narrative driven. The story has often been just enough to provide some background for the game.

In terms of ranking... No idea
I can kinda see 1,2 and 3 having the same story-ish. (Lara goes for artefacts.)
But I don't really see how Last Revelation and AOD have the same story.
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Old 25-07-19, 22:22   #26
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To be fair, TR3 literally rehashed TR1's plot and threw in the unused stuff from the first draft (in which Lara used an 18th century sailor's journal to locate meteorite powered artifacts) so that's a very fair point. TR2 is similar in a lot of regards but it's not exactly identical.

In both TR1 and TR3 Lara goes to four different locations across the globe to find four different fragments of the same artifact that, if combined, can alter evolution, a power that an evil scientist person (remember that Natla used to be Dr. Evil Male Biologist long before Willard became a thing) wants to abuse, so Lara ultimately decides to stop them in an out of this world looking kind of location (Atlantis and Tinnos).

TR2 only deviates from this structure because Lara has to look for individual artifacts that bring her closer to the final Powerful Evolutionary Magic Thing, rather than pieces of it. The rest is pretty much the same, except Dr. Evil Scientist is replaced by Evil Cult Leader.
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Old 25-07-19, 22:38   #27
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Tomb Raider 2 was harder to understand for me. The voices at times were so muffled that I couldn't exactly make out what the plot was. And some of the dialogue, as iconic as it was, is just hard to follow all around.
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Old 25-07-19, 23:09   #28
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I think it'd go something like this, though I do go back and forth on some of them. From worst (11) to best (1).

11) Underworld/Rise of the Tomb Raider
10) Shadow of the Tomb Raider
09) 2013
08) Anniversary
07) Tomb Raider 2
06) Chronicles
05) Tomb Raider 3
04) Legend
03) The Last Revelation
02) Tomb Raider
01) Angel of Darkness
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Old 26-07-19, 01:36   #29
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If I were to rank them by story:

TOMB RAIDER THE LAST REVELATION
TOMB RAIDER THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS
TOMB RAIDER CHRONICLES
TOMB RAIDER LEGEND
TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD
TOMB RAIDER ANNIVERSARY
TOMB RAIDER 2013
TOMB RAIDER 1
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
TOMB RAIDER 2
TOMB RAIDER 3
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER

(Ironically some of the best games in the series are the ones with the most simple of stories and basic plots)
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Old 26-07-19, 08:31   #30
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The world's number one TR4 fanatic did not rank TR4 at #1?!!!
Who are you and what did you do to Patrick?!
I admit that was pretty hard

But y'know , it's a thread about plots anyway Angel of Darkness is an all time resident at the very bottom of my list of "rank TRs from most favorite to least favorite" threads , but I can't deny its storytelling excellence and that personally it's the one that interested me the most plot-wise (even if I had the ****tiest time playing it) , Legend also had a fantastic story that I loved very much . TR4 had the best story out of the PS1 classics but it just doesn't beat that of the other two above it therefore a 3rd spot felt appropriate
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