After the disaster that was Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, which threatened to completely sink the franchise, development duties was taken away from Core and handed over to Crystal Dynamics, who went on to release the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider: Legend in 2006, once again restoring Tomb Raider to its rightful status amongst gamers.
At one point English gymnast, model, and actress Alison Carroll was appointed as the official Lara Croft persona, which as you can see, is something she managed to pull off quite convincingly!
Lara Croft is the self assured thrill seeker, treasure hunter and archaeologist, on which the Tomb Raider series hinges, and is never seen without her handy dual wield pistols, heavy boots and of course comfortable shorts.
Once again Crystal Dynamics took her into some pretty spectacular and uncharted places, where there was plenty of platforming, puzzle solving and the occasional seeing off of beasties to take care of. Amongst the locations visited includes Tiwanaku (Bolivia), Paraiso (Peru), Tokyo (Japan), Ghana, Kazakhstan, Cornwall (Great Britain), and the Himalayas (Nepal).
As for the story? Well as you can well imagine, it revolves around some pretty ancient and mysterious relics once again!
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider:_Legend