The entire Tomb Raider reboot trilogy is now available for free on the Epic Games Store. You'll have a whole week, until January 6th, 2022 at 5 PM local time, to permanently add it to your library.
This is by far the biggest giveaway Epic has provided during this Holiday period. Previous freebies included Shenmue III, Neon Abyss, Remnant: From the Ashes, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Loop Hero, Second Extinction, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Vampyr, Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition, Prey, Control, Mages of Mystralia, Moving Out, and Salt and Sanctuary.
This giveaway even includes the Definitive Edition for each title, which means you're getting the whole package, even the DLCs. Just follow the individual links below to redeem the promotion.
- Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The first Tomb Raider, developed by Crystal Dynamics and released in March 2013, featured a gritty take on Lara Croft's origin story with some survival elements added to the old formula. It was widely praised and has sold over 14.5 million units to date.
Rise of the Tomb Raider launched roughly two and a half years later as an Xbox 360 and Xbox One exclusive due to a timed exclusivity deal made with Microsoft. PC gamers got it after two months, while PlayStation gamers had to wait almost a year to receive the 20 Year Celebration edition. The developers expanded on the foundation built by the previous game, featuring vastly enhanced graphics and a wider amount of gameplay options, not to mention larger maps. To date, it sold 11.8 million units.
Last but not least, Shadow of the Tomb Raider was developed by Eidos Montréal with Crystal Dynamics in a support role due to its focus on the Avengers project. Launched in September 2018, it delivered a great conclusion to the reboot trilogy.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider succeeds in giving Lara the character growth she needed and also brings the reboot trilogy to a satisfying closure. It does so mostly by refining the strong gameplay foundation set with the previous installments while delivering a great action/adventure experience in terms of storytelling and audiovisual spectacle.
It should be noted that Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider both received NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 updates recently.