8 Best Lara Croft Cameos And Appearances Outside Of Tomb Raider

Lara Croft and Tomb Raider have become synonymous. After all, she was born alongside the series. With years often passing between games, it’s easy to miss this sharp and fearless character. But luckily, Tomb Raider isn’t the only place you can see her. Whether she’s a character skin or making an actual cameo, Lara Croft has made several appearances in other games outside the Tomb Raider series.

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She’s often included as a character skin in multiple popular video games, but other times, she’s popping up in the background of an environment or hidden in a secret area. When you’re not seeing Croft, you may see other easter eggs in reference to her, like Croft Manor or her classic outfit. Here’s a list of some of the places you can find the adventurer while you’re waiting between games.

1 Shadow Warrior

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Released in 1997, one year after the release of the original Tomb Raider, Shadow Warrior, a first-person shooter series, gave Lara Croft her own special cameo. In a hidden space, you can find Lara chained up in a cell, looking exactly how she does in the original game. She’s dressed in her classic outfit, featuring a braid, a tank top, shorts, holsters, and boots.

When you encounter her, the protagonist will snidely say, “She’s raided her last tomb.” Needless to say, Croft has seen better circumstances, but it’s still one of her most unique cameos.

2 Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Season 2

Lara Croft has her iconic brunette braid, dual wielding pistols, and turquise tank top

Lara Croft is no stranger to downloadable skins. After being featured in two other multiplayer games, Call of Duty decided to add her to Modern Warfare Season 2 as part of the Operator Pack Bundle. Though her classic appearance is often cartoonish in other games, Call of Duty is the first to portray her hyperrealistically.

Keeley Hawes reprises the role of Lara’s voice actress, appearing for the first time since Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Hawes incorporates different quotes from all Tomb Raider eras, making this version of Lara the perfect combination of all three.

3 Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6

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Unlike many others, there are four Lara Croft skins in Fortnite. One of the skins resembles survivor Lara, specifically donning her Tomb Raider 2013 look with a ponytail, pants, a single pistol, and bandages. And though these next two look the same, they’re different versions of Croft.

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Lara Croft (Classic) is a call back to Tomb Raider 1-5, while Lara Croft (25th Anniversary) pays homage to Tomb Raider Anniversary, the 2007 remake of the first game. Last but not least, there’s Lara Croft (Gold Anniversary), a reference to a scene in both the first game and the remake where Lara steps onto King Midas’ hand and turns into gold.

4 Fall Guys

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Let’s be honest, no skin in Fall Guys will make you look any less like a giant bean, but that’s all the more reason to incorporate an iconic character. Croft’s appearance is a combination of her classic look and her survival era. She wears a braid, holsters, a belt, and gloves, but she also wears pants and her Tomb Raider 2013 necklace.

When sliding/diving, she’ll mimic finger guns on each hand, referencing her classic dual pistols. Despite having more resemblance to classic Lara, the newer Croft is still included.

5 Lara Croft: Guardian Of Light & Temple Of Osiris

Lara Croft and her companions preparing for battle In Lara Croft and the temple of Osiris

Though featuring the iconic character, the Lara Croft series is separate from Tomb Raider. The first of the two games, Guardian of Light, came shortly after Tomb Raider Underworld, released in 2008. Temple of Osiris released in 2014, between Tomb Raider 2013 and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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Unlike the Tomb Raider series, the Lara Croft series is a top-down gaming experience that focuses almost entirely on puzzles and treasure hunting—something that’s occasionally been forgotten as the Tomb Raider series evolved. The puzzle game allowed players to play Croft while waiting for installments from the main series.

6 Astro’s Playroom

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Serving as a detailed guide to PS5 controls, Astro’s Playroom is a simple platformer that makes tutorials fun. It’s the perfect place to learn how to play the PS5 but also the perfect place for video game character cameos.

You can see easter eggs referencing Metal Gear Solid, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, Street Fighter, Bloodborne, and the list goes on. Lara Croft earns her rightful place among the featured characters. Dressed in her classic outfit and braid, you can see Croft practicing parkour as she jumps between two cliffs.

7 Brawlhalla

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The free-to-play fighting game has plenty of fun characters, and Lara Croft is surely one of the most iconic among them. Croft appears in Brawlhalla’s Tomb Raider Crossover Event as one of the Epic Crossover Skins.

Lara Croft comes bundled with an additional skin. One skin is her classic look, and the other is from her survivor era. And luckily, choosing a skin doesn’t limit your arsenal. In addition to her dual pistols, you can use her bow, no matter which skin you’ve equipped.

8 Croft Manor, Outfits, & Parodies

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Though plenty of games include Lara in her own right, others make references to the character. In PowerWash Simulator, you can clean Croft Manor, Lara’s massive property you could explore in a handful of Tomb Raider games.

In Duke Nukem: Time to Kill, you can find a misogynistic easter egg featuring Croft’s tank top and shorts hanging up in a strip club, described as “skanky.” And in a more lightheaded easter egg, Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 parodies Croft. Larry Croft dresses just like Lara and poses for Tomb Raider, or rather “Larry Croft,” movie and video game posters.

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