Tomb Raider's "Survivor" trailer: explosions, bows and even some wubs

Up to now, Tomb Raider's promotional trailers have been brutal, harrowing and even controversial . With the latest we're demonstrably moving into the next phase of the Lara's struggle for survival, which I'm colloquially calling "Lara kills all of the people".

So, plenty of sneaking around with a bow and arrow, but also cover-based firefights (with a bow and arrow) and barrel exploding (with a bow and arrow).

It's worth noting that this is a version of the trailer that played for the VGAs (think an ultra-compact E3 on cheap speed), so it leans heavily towards "hey look, there's murders! Yay!" We still don't really know if the game will feature any of the environmental puzzles - or, you know, tombs - that Tomb Raider is traditionally known for.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.