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Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (1997)

Tomb Raider II (original title)
Adventuress Lara Croft is back, and this time after the mysterious Dagger of Xian. Thought to have powers of the dragon, The Dagger of Xian is wanted by two people: Lara Croft and mob boss ... See full summary »


, (character: Lara Croft)


Cast overview:
Judith Gibbins ...
Lara Croft (voice)
Massimo Marinoni ...
Marco Bartoli (voice)
Simon Greenall ...
Claudio / Fabio / Brother Chan Barkhang / Goons / Monks (voice)
Atsuko Tanaka ...
Lara Croft (voice)
Mitsuru Ogata ...
Naoki Bando ...
Tôru Ohkawa ...
Tomohisa Asô ...
(voice) (as Tomohisa Aso)


Adventuress Lara Croft is back, and this time after the mysterious Dagger of Xian. Thought to have powers of the dragon, The Dagger of Xian is wanted by two people: Lara Croft and mob boss Marco Bartoli. Lara, of course, wants the dagger to add to her collection. Bartoli on the other hand wants the dagger for its power. Lara must race through Tibet, Venice, and even in a sunken ship to get to the Dagger of Xian before Bartoli does. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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On October 17th. Lara's Back!


Action | Adventure


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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Two key members of Core Design left the team when this game was in development, most notably Croft's creator Toby Gard. As he disagreed with the idea about marketing Lara's sex appeal. After that Gard's role for this game was replaced by Stuart Atkinson. See more »


Monk: [sigh] You are not one of them
Lara Croft: But you *are* a monk
Monk: Brother Cheng Barkang. You have come for me! I saw bright lights around me
Lara Croft: That was gunfire
[camera pans to thugs]
Lara Croft: I think it was *them* who got taken away by it
Monk: but you are my guide, my pathbeater to the next incarnation. I *have* done my time here, haven't I?
Lara Croft: But what *are* you doing, I mean for Bartoli?
Monk: N,nothing! I live rightous life, rooting only in necessary evil,just like my father before me, when he bombed giovanni's vessel deep under ...
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits roll, Lara heads for the showers and just before she takes off her blue robe, she looks at you (gameplayer), says "don't you think you've seen enough," and then blow you away with her shot gun. See more »


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tomb raider 2 is the best of the series.
14 July 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

although i like all the raider games a lot there is not a bad one out of the five of them.

i still think that 2 is the best it is pure class. maybe what draws me to it is the atmosphere in some levels if not all the levels not just the atmosphere but the level design which is really good compared to some of the poor designs we have got in some games today.

first time i completed it it took me 15hours 32mins. the time i got second time round was about half of that. my fastest time collecting all the secrets was 4hours 53mins without the infinite ammo option.

the levels like tibetian foothills and the catacombs and the barkang monistry and the sunkin ship levels have some really good atmosphere there is also a lot more action in raider 2 than there is in the original one. what the first one lost in action it made up for it with atmosphere cos in the first one you had a MASSIVE sense of isolation you felt that you were miles and miles away from the nearest civilisation.

there was a few more moves added to the controls like for instance you could do a kind of flip turn while in the water so as you could change directions quickly. also there was a turn while in mid air move which was quite handy in some levels with a lot of combat. Lara also had a few extra guns in her posession. like the M16 and a grenade launcher and a pair of automatic handguns and a harpoon which was sh*t i neer use it EVER.

yes sir tomb raider 2 was and is still a sequel more than capable of kicking the arse of the original. dont get me wrong i like all the raiders but 2 if the most appealing to me.

so if you like any of the rest of the series then you have to like this one cos it rules !!!!.

rating for the game 12/10. the best adventure series EVER.

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