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Tomb Raider I-III Remastered keeps offensive content in the game

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered keeps offensive content in the game

When Tomb Raider I-III Remastered was announced, the expectations about the opportunity to relive Lara Croft's original adventures were very high. Many details about this compilation of games have been revealed during the last few months, and the game is finally available today on PC via Steam and consoles. Tomb Raider I-III Remastered lets you play through the first trilogy of titles starring Lara Croft and the package also includes all the secret levels and the expansions released for each of the games, namely The Unfinished Business for Tomb Raider I, The Gold Mask for Tomb Raider II, and The Lost Artifact for Tomb Raider III.



Maintaining the original content

However, no video game launch is free of controversy and Tomb Raider I-III Remastered is not free of it. This time it's all about certain racial stereotypes included in the original games and Crystal Dynamics' decision to leave them in the remasters. The studio has confirmed in an interview with IGN that they have decided to maintain the original content despite some of it being offensive. their goal is to maintain the spirit of the first three Tomb Raider games. However, to prevent possible problems they have included a warning in the game.

“The games in this collection contain offensive depictions of people and cultures rooted in racial and ethnic prejudices. These stereotypes are deeply harmful, inexcusable, and do not align with our values at Crystal Dynamics."

"Rather than removing this content, we have chosen to present it here in its original form, unaltered, in the hopes that we may acknowledge its harmful impact and learn from it.”

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered wouldn't be the same without that type of content and the game does not really encourage those behaviours. Deep Silver's decision seems quite reasonable, especially because allows those who can feel offended to avoid the content. In any case, if you want to follow the iconic adventurer throughout her beginnings, our comparator is the best source of discounts to purchase Tomb Raider I-III Remastered.

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