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After almost a decade, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is finally available on PC

In 2014, Square Enix released a remastered version of the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And now, after almost a decade, this Definitive Edition is finally available on PC.

For those unaware, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition features the main game and all the DLCs that came out for it. Moreover, it brings some graphical changes to the game. For instance, Lara now has a refined character, with brighter skin. Moreover, there are some slight lighting changes.

Below you can find a comparison video between the original 2013 PC version and the Definitive Edition. And in case you’re wondering, no. Lara’s bombs have not been downgraded.

Now while this is good news, there is a catch. This Definitive Edition is only available on Microsoft Store. I don’t know why, but Steam does not have this version. And, since this was a shadow-drop, I don’t expect Square Enix to release it on Valve’s distribution service.

So that’s a bummer for those who want to play it but don’t like Microsoft Store. Still, if you already own Tomb Raider 2013, you can skip it. The visual upgrades are minimal, so you won’t miss anything special.

Speaking of Tomb Raider, the new installment in the series will be powered by Unreal Engine 5. And while there is no ETA on when it will come out, you can find here its first artworks.

Finally, I highly recommend trying the RTX Remix Mod for the first Tomb Raider. This mod adds Full Ray Tracing/Path Tracing effects to them. And while it’s still in a pretty early state, it makes the game look kind of cool.

Stay tuned for more!

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Comparison PC