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Tomb Raider: Chronicles
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher:
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $49.99More...[1] T-36812N
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.99More...[2] 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 platforms, 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.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Tomb Raider: Chronicles Tomb Raider: Chronicles
    French Tomb Raider: Sur Les Traces de Lara Croft Tomb Raider: On the Traces of Lara Croft
    German Tomb Raider: Die Chronik Tomb Raider: The Chronicle
    Italian Tomb Raider Chronicles: La Leggenda di Lara Croft Tomb Raider Chronicles: The Legend of Lara Croft

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Tomb Raider: Chronicles/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    EGM US 137.pdfEGM US 137.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #137: "December 2000" (2000-10-30)

    GamePro US 145.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #145: "October 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

    ODCM US 10.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #10: "Holiday 2000" (2000-11-28)
    US Television advert

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    80 №18, p94/95
    91 More...[3]
    40 More...[4]
    Sega Dreamcast
    70
    Based on
    3 reviews

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    Dreamcast, UK (white label)

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    References


    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)