Lara Croft has always lived in her father’s shadow. This famed archaeologist devoted the latter years of his life searching for The Divine Source, a Fountain of Youth-type mythological key to immortality. Like Ponce de León, he never found it. His quest eventually killed him.
His progeny, Lara, takes up his mantle. That’s where Shadow of the Tomb Raider picks up. It’s the last third of the “Survival” reboot, and the title is a double entendre of sorts. An impending eclipse is set to trigger the Mayan apocalypse. Lara yearns to spiritually break free from her dad’s legacy while also completing his life’s work. Shadows sap away light. They cast a pall over everything.