You can now play Tomb Raider in your browser, see how here


Few would argue that the Tomb Raider games of the 90’s were some of the best video games ever made, and changed the gaming landscape forever. And those nostalgic for Lara Croft’s early adventures are in luck, as they are now able to play a portion of the original 1996 Tomb Raider game directly in their web browser.

This is all thanks to the hard work of a modder how goes by the handle Xproger, who’s come up with a browser-based version of the game which he’s christened OpenLara. A novelty is that unlike the original Tomb Raider game, OpenLara can be played in first-person aside from the traditional third-person view of the Tomb Raider games.

But since Xproger’s main goal was to re-recreate the 3D engine in the first Tomb Raider game and get it running in a browser (obviously not something to scoff at) the entire game is not available to play. Rather, what’s on offer here is the original game’s City of Vilcabamba level. But at least you will be able to have fun performing Lara’s acrobatic leaps and taking down bears and wolves in this bit from the classic game though…

Finally, in order to enjoy OpenLara in your browser all you need to do is head here.

And this will certainly be good news for Tomb Raider fans looking to replay the 1996 classic first game in their browser, as we eagerly await more news pertaining to the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game, which is rumoured to be hitting shelves sometime in 2018.