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Tomb Raider: Chronicles
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.99[1] T-36812N
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£? T-36815D-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F T-36815D-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? T-36815D-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas T-36815D-50
Sega Dreamcast
IT
T-36815D-13
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$? ?




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Tomb Raider: Chronicles is the fifth game in the Tomb Raider series and a sequel to Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. It was released, among other consoles, for the Sega Dreamcast.

Gameplay

Being tied to a yearly schedule of producing Tomb Raider games, Tomb Raider: Chronicles recycles the engine seen in The Last Revelation, once again only making limited changes due to the strict development schedule. This would, however, be the last Tomb Raider game to use the engine dating back to the original Tomb Raider in 1996, as developers Core Design would employ a new engine for the PlayStation 2 sequel, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

As Lara Croft is presumed dead after the events of The Last Revelation, Chronicles features four scenarios from Lara's past, which although are considered canon, are not directly tied to an overarching main plot like in the previous games. Much of Chronicles is reportedly made up of cut content and ideas from earlier Tomb Raider games.

Chronicles adds hand-to-hand combat and stealth elements to the formula, tightropes and grabbing and swinging on horizontal bars, though at its heart retains the same core gameplay as previous entries in the series. Also included is a grappling gun.

History

Development

Members of Core Design have gone on record about their distaste for Chronicles, having attempted to kill off Lara at the end of The Last Revelation due to creative fatigue.

Magazine articles

Main article: Tomb Raider: Chronicles/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advertisements

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #137: "December 2000" (2000-10-30)

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GamePro (US) #145: "October 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

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Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #10: "Holiday 2000" (2000-11-28)

Television advertisements

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №18, p94/95
91 №108, p92/93[2]
40 №12, p62[1]
Sega Dreamcast
70
Based on
3 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, UK (white label)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:ODCM US 12.pdf, page 66
  2. File:ConsolesPlus FR 108.pdf, page 92


Tomb Raider games for Sega systems
Sega Saturn
Tomb Raider (1996) | Tomb Raider II (unreleased)
Sega Dreamcast
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (2000) | Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000)