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Uncharted Helped Inspire Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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What were some of the inspirations for Shadow of the Tomb Raider? Was Uncharted one of them?

The Tomb Raider franchise has inspired a lot of things during its long and storied run. One of which is the much beloved Uncharted games, which were openly inspired by Tomb Raider so much that the fanbase actually called it “Dude Raider” before it had an official name.

With the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the team behind the game have discussed what helped set the game apart. And one of the things was the teams love for the Uncharted franchise. Senior Brand Director Rich Biggs talked to GamesBeat said:

“One of the things that separates Lara is — partly her drive, partly that unique combination of skills I was talking about, the survival action lens we try to view everything through. We look at it as cinematic survival action. The tombs are also a big differentiation. We obviously draw inspiration from movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark. We have great respect for the Uncharted series. Those are games we love playing. I think that Lara has sort of defined this unique combination of being a brilliant archaeologist, having that fast-paced, movement-based combat, her ability to push beyond boundaries that would stop most people. Really, to me, it feels like a special combination. It makes her unique,” Briggs explained.

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