Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Originally developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive, Tomb Raider has introduced the world to perhaps the most famous female protagonist, the English archaeologist named Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider is one of the games which helped sell Sony’s original PlayStation though the franchise with its subsequent installments, movie tie-ins and merchandize would prove quite popular in years to come.

Seventeen years following its 1996 debut, Tomb Raider I is now available for the iPhone and iPad. The action adventure recreates the original experience, environments, levels and gameplay with touch-optimized controls, with support for iOS 7 game controllers such as the Moga Ace Power and Logitech’s PowerShell

Your pitch:

We’ve not messed about with it, so it’s the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release at a super-low price. How better to find out if you’ve still got what it takes to beat a legendary game than by taking on the lost city of Atlantis and the pyramids of Egypt? It’s probably not for the faint of heart!

The game includes two extra chapters that were included in the game’s 1998 re-release, giving you a total play time of around 15 hours. Also supports game controllers such as the MOGA Ace Power and the Logitech PowerShell.

You play Lara Croft, the archeologist who’s been hired to recover the pieces of an ancient artifact known as the Scion, and that’s all you need to know concerning storyline.

Graphics-wise, the game looks promising.

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

Tomb Raider I 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 004)

The game features environments that will be instantly familiar to those who’ve played the original game, including the lost city of Atlantis and ancient Egyptian pyramids. The same goes for game mechanics: expect lots of gunfights spiced up with puzzle-solving adventure elements.

The single-player adventure will see you running around fighting wild predators, jumping, swimming and climbing as you attempt to unravel the secrets of the Scion. Oh, and watch out for those bears, wolves, Atlantean centaurs and the mighty T-Rex.

Gran Tomb Raider I for 99 cents in the App Store.

It’s a steal considering the universal 294MB download supports any iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device capable of running iOS 7 or later.

Any Lara Croft fan out there?

  • omrishtam

    dat graphics

    • Damian W

      dat ass

      • Saria Hajjar

        dat 3 blocks that represent an ass

      • Damian W

        and 2 blocks from the front.

      • omrishtam

        minecraft players be like DAYUM!!!!!

      • omrishtam

        DAT PIXEL

  • Graft

    I like the new Lara. The one that looks like Hilary Swank.

    • omrishtam

      the new one moan and ahs boobs….that’s why i love the new one 😀
      and the good story

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Stop dribbling and speak in whole sentences

  • RarestName

    Just purchased it 😀

    • bobism


  • Ewwww

    Those graphics….are too horrible. Oh god.

    • Chuck Finley

      Hello little ten year old, please go back to your CoD and let the grownups appreciate good games thanks.

      • jack

        I’m 31 and I also think the graphics are horrible. Stop trying to force your wishes on all of us

      • bobism

        yeah i don’t want too look t old crappy graphics

      • Chuck Finley

        Perhaps you should spend your time looking at spelling and grammar lessons.

      • Chuck Finley

        Please quote where in my post I say “I AM FORCING MY WISHES ON YOU”, in fact, please show me where in my post it even implies that.

      • omrishtam

        CoD has the same graphics as this game though

    • Bieberkinz

      What do you expect? It’s a port of a 1996 game. What? You thought the 2013 version was ported?

      The GTA ports look similar but I don’t hear anyone complaining about their graphics….

  • Mozaik

    Those b*** , classic tomb raider. Is there patch for this .

  • MHCsk

    Love ports of these old games.. they bring back so much memories.

  • Chuck Finley

    God this is going to be horrible to play on a touchscreen.

    • bobism

      all now games have controller support but view controllers are available

  • bobism

    lol why bother? there are 100Xs better took readers to bring out

  • Blake

    Heads up Christian, the link for the app says ‘Gran’ not ‘Grab’