Video: Let's Replay Tomb Raider 1

It was acceptable in the 90s. 

Lara Croft got a next-gen makeover this week with the launch of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. With all this talk of anisotropic filtering and dynamic foliage, it's easy to forget there was a time when a Tomb Raider game getting an exciting graphical enhancement meant Lara sporting individual fingers.

So we're revisiting the days when Lara was still in short trousers. Join myself and deputy editor Oli Welsh as we replay a classic scene from the original Tomb Raider for PlayStation 1. We discuss whether the game stands up now, what made it such a hit in the first place and why kids today don't know they're born. Plus, I reaffirm the widespread belief that girls cannot play games for ****, especially if they are trying to talk at the same time and have not touched a d-pad for 10 years.

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