Tomb Raider fans still won’t stop staring at Lara's breasts

Tomb Raider fans still won’t stop staring at Lara's breasts
Images via Aspyr | Core Design

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Tom Chapman


15th Feb 2024 09:59

After 28 years and 19 games, you might've thought we'd have learned by now that Lara Croft isn't just a piece of meat. Sadly, the ever-thirsty gaming fandom can't help but reduce the hardened heroine of the Tomb Raider series to little more than a pair of breasts.

When Core Design released the first Tomb Raider game back in 1996, the team never could've known what the series would become. Carving the way for women in video games, Lara Croft also became the PlayStation mascot for a while. Her look has changed a lot since back then, but still, some of you won't stop ogling her.

Leave Lara Croft's breasts alone



While the cover of 1996's Tomb Raider featured a stereotypical Lara, players were in danger of taking their eyes out if they met her in-game version. Games were a lot more angular back then, leading to her infamous triangular breasts. There was an urban legend that her boobs were so large due to a bug, but that's been debunked.

Instead of enjoying her early adventures all over again in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, players have taken to Reddit to share their thoughts on her 'assets.' While most are admiring her more feminine form, there are those typical 'bros' who are complaining it looks like she's had a breast reduction.  

Noting a big difference between her '96 and '24 models, one gamer joked, "You'd get a papercut trying to get to 2nd base with classic Lara." Another added, "If her titties ain't triangle, I ain't f****n with her," and a third said, "Need some jiggle physics on them polygons." Some of you never change.

Crystal Dynamics shows off new Lara Croft

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When Crystal Dynamics isn't busy being slammed for warnings about offensive stereotypes in the Tomb Raider trilogy, the new franchise overlords are busy crafting Ms Croft's next adventure. We know CD is working on the next Tomb Raider under Embracer Group, which hopes to "unify" the confusing timelines.

As an unexpected Valentine's Day treat, Crystal Dynamics showed off the 'new' Lara Croft. Looking closer in facial design to 2013's Tomb Raider reboot, there are still elements of the classic Croft there. Still, the ever-hard-to-please Tomb Raider community isn't too sure.

The misogyny was strong beneath the reveal, with comments like "That’s a man face. A brick" and "Well done crystal, now no one likes her." Continuing to prove that the Tomb Raider fanbase is one of the most toxic out there, maybe things haven't changed as much as we thought since 1996.

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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