Although it is quite outdated by today’s standards, it is original Tomb Raider was groundbreaking at the time. The action game for PC / PlayStation broke through with its mix of 3D platforming, exploration and combat, and protagonist Lara Croft is now a media icon. Ten years after its PC debut in 1
Now an alpha version of that game, titled Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary, was discovered by super fans on Tomb-of-Ash.com. The canceled game’s PSP ROM can be played on a PC with a download, a patch and a standard controller. It’s pretty simple, with empty levels with no enemies and dialogue, but players can hop sideways through Peru, Greece and Croft Manner to view the game’s updated visuals.
Tomb Raider: 10th Anniversary was dropped when publisher Eidos moved the franchise from original developer Core Design to Crystal Dynamics, which released a reboot game in 2006 (Tomb Raider Legend) and a more elaborate remake of the original (simply ‘BirthdayIn 2007. Core Design was closed a few years later. Work on the canceled game was brought to an untitled title at one point Indiana Jones project (ironic, because Tomb Raider is very inspired by those movies), before throwing them out completely.
This re-emergent game is a footnote in the history of the series, and as a remaster of the original, it’s not particularly notable, aside from being created by the original developers. The original Tomb Raider and the two sequels are still available and playable on PC.
Source: Tomb of Ash via PC gamer