Tomb Raider I, II, And III Remastered
Like a bolt out of the blue, Crystal Dynamics has announced that Tomb Raider I, II, and III will be released as remastered versions on the 14th of February, 2024, and will be available on Xbox, Nintendo, Steam, and PlayStation.
- Included Game Titles Tomb Raider I + The Unfinished Business Expansion
- Tomb Raider II + The Gold Mask Expansion
- Tomb Raider III + The Lost Artifact Expansion
I regularly drop into each of these games from time to time because the fun has never worn off, in spite of the fact that they were made in the mid-90s. I don’t even mind fiddling with mods such as Glidos and TombATI for TR1 to improve the looks because it’s all part of the fun. The remastered versions will apparently need no such tweaking and the option of playing them in their original form will also be available for the purists.
Although all the original games have been patched to an extent for playing on modern PCs, some tweaking is still required to play in widescreen and at higher resolutions than the game was initially intended. When I first played Tomb Raider II back in 1997, it was on a Pentium II 266Mhz, a 20MB HDD, a Canopus Voodoo 1 GPU, and 32MB of RAM on Windows 98, all viewed through a 4:3, 19″ monitor. Clearly, 26 years later, hardware and software have zoomed ahead, but the very essence of the simplicity and charm of the Tomb Raider games has never faded away.
20% Discount For Owners Of Original Games On Steam
If you already have the original games in your Steam library, you will apparently receive a 20% discount on the list price of around $27. Some say this is a steep price and a cash grab for such old games and maybe it is, but you do get three games and their expansions, totally remastered and with no additional tweaking required. Roll on Valentine’s Day!