Lara Croft Becoming a Tomb Raider Was An “Involuntary Obsession”!


Posted August 26, 2013 by


If you’ve ever been curious as to why it was Lara Croft became a Tomb Raider, there’s now an answer! According to creative director, Noah Hughes Lara became a Raider due to it being “almost an involuntary obsession” and it’s going to force her to prioritize her life. In a recent Q&A session, someone asked if Lara Croft would engage in a romantic relationship any time soon. Noah Hughes stated that with everything else going on in her life, she doesn’t have time – not just yet.

“[Lara's jouney] starts as her being an archeology geek, but it becomes an all-consuming passion that ultimately she’s willing to risk her life for,” Hughes stated. “And so part of Lara’s journey is to struggle with balancing what it means to be a young person growing up, and what it means to have the responsibilities of a Tomb Raider. Lara has to prioritize. She doesn’t have room for a significant other in her life — she doesn’t have enough left over after archeology and what becomes Tomb Raiding. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have feelings.”

Hughes also said that the team is trying to give Lara a normal life, or rather the life she could have had if she hadn’t become a Tomb Raider. A Tomb Raider sequel has been said to be deep into development, but word beyond that is unknown.



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  • Dakan45

    She became a tomb raider because they made a game about climbing stuff, since in the 90s 3d graphics were crap, the only think you could make easily was dungeons, sewers and simple blocky stuff, eg tombs.

    Crystal Dynamics should make a tomb raider game like Aniversary and stop with cover based story focused shooters.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I liked where they went with the reboot so hopefully they do even better for the sequel.