Lara Croft, one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in gaming, is to be bestowed the honor of being entered into the Golden Joystick Awards Hall Of Fame.
An honor reserved only for the true behemoths in the world of gaming, the Golden Joystick Hall of Fame is only open to those games and characters that have changed the face of gaming and become an absolute global phenomena. It is hard to argue that there is any one character who has done this more than Lara Croft.
2016 is the 20th anniversary of TOMB RAIDER, the game that catapulted Lara Croft to the iconic figure that she is today. One of the most revered gaming series ever, it has sold over 46 million copies and the brand has seen multiple spin offs including animation series, comics, worldwide blockbuster films (played by A list actors such as Angelina Jolie) and even two albums.
Since her first appearance in 1996 in the original Tomb Raider from Core Design, Lara Croft has trekked more than 25 countries and revolutionized the way the gaming community perceives lead characters in video games. Lara is an intrepid, empowered adventurer who must rely on her skills and intelligence not only to unravel ancient mysteries but also to survive in the most treacherous environments.