Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a perfect blend of old-school nostalgia (the classic circular inventory; the old tune when Lara discovers secret areas; the original haircut) and new-school innovation (the beautifully agile Lara model; the brilliantly open level design; the streamlined story), resulting in a game that feels both Tomb Raider-y and yet fresh and interesting, too.
So it is that just three-and-a-half years on from the official announcement of Lara's death following the tragic accident that was Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, the rebirth of the most enduring female character of our times is almost here. We advise you to clear a space in your heart and prepare to fall in love with an old flame all over again. Lara's back, and this time she's fitter, prettier and bigger than ever. Don't forget this anniversary or you'll be sorry.