To exit the eighth episode of the adventures of Lara Croft, it is time to take stock of the evolution of the famous character through his many adventures. Small reminder images.

The evolution graph Lara Croft

Arriving in France in November 1996, Lara Croft, a sort of female Indiana Jones, was quickly installed in the fantasy gaming (and more if affinity) to an audience of mostly male players.Eight episodes later, Lara Croft has changed while remaining itself. It has certainly survived the consoles that have made his reputation first ... This is a small frieze, we owe to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, to monitor graph Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider
Released: November 1996

Extensive 3D environments, fine at the time, a story on a pleasant adventure archeology, music well determined, the first launched Tomb Raider Lara Croft bomb and two pistols.An adventurer seductive forms that did not cold eyes and is capable of impressive athletic feats for those who know how to ask nicely, joystick in hand.The game merged with the talent strengths games platform, puzzle and action-adventure, all with a character sexy ponytail.Birth of a "myth". Available on PlayStation, Saturn and PC

Tomb Raider II
Released: December 1997

A year later, Lara Croft is always also form a neat little more graphically. With this second phase, it will eventually settle in the international gaming landscape.After the talisman of Scion, Lara Croft leads the continuation of Daggers Xian, a Chinese legendary weapon that could transform a man into a dragon ... provided he agrees to plant the dagger in the heart.A detail.Lara still short, it concerns us ... Available on PlayStation and PC

Tomb Raider III - The adventures of Lara Croft
Released: December 1998

Core Design (the developer) and Eidos (the publisher) did not miss the appointment of Christmas. This time, Lara Croft, always athletic, runs the continuation of four fragments of meteorites and sculpted faces a very clear named RX Tech.The opportunity to run in the jungle, jumping in the water, sinking in quicksand and some empty cartridge on the wicked and animals. Available on PlayStation and PC

Tomb Raider: The final revelation
Released: November 1999

There is momentum and for the fourth consecutive year, we live the adventures of Lara Croft. The promise of final revelation as a spur.Lara Croft is growing nicely modeled.Bottom of the game does not change.As in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, it starts with a young Lara, walking in Cambodia. Then return to Lara really, this time in tour in Egypt. Tight travel budget, it will remain there for the whole episode. It is in front of his former mentor gone bad.If the game is good, incipient fatigue settles. Available on PlayStation, Dreamcast and PC

Tomb Raider: In the footsteps of Lara Croft
Released: November 2000

Lara Croft is dead.Long live Lara Croft!Playing on the hope / fear of a final episode, Eidos and Core Design Tomb Raider deliver a bill correct but boring. Lara Croft is dead in this episode, but it relives his adventures in the heart of his friends ... Like what friends are important. Especially when one is publisher of games. Available on PlayStation, Dreamcast and PC

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Released: July 2003

After a bad pass its editor and three years of rest, Lara Croft returns.Not really dead.The writers also have to rest. hey give birth to a frame dug more than the previous flaps and dotted with good ideas for gameplay. The designers have taken a step in modeling and animation of the beautiful. A feast for the eyes, but the gameplay is sometimes too rough with cameras that do what they want. Available on PlayStation 2 and PC

Tomb Raider Legend
Released: December 2006

Lara Croft change of development studio - going from Core Design to Crystal Dynamics, which also sign the eighth part of the adventures of Lara. A break with the origins which ironically means a return to basics. The adventure is exciting, playability to "small onions," the atmosphere of the game very well. Obviously still some problems, starting with the life of the game, but all is a good Thursday. Available on PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube, PSP, GBA, DS and PC

Tomb Raider Underworld
Released: November 2008

Eighth part of the adventures of the famous archaeologist - or ninth if we consider that Tomb Raider Anniversary is not just a remake of the first component - Underworld is also one of the most successful. In echoing what has made the success of the first Lara Croft, but with the know-how acquired over the previous episodes and through the power of next-generation consoles, it marks the mind. The beauty of the surroundings is forthcoming, rhythmic adventure, history and strong enough to take the player for a few hours. A lot of fun, a great Tomb Raider. Available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC