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Tomb Raider (2013)

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This page is for the 2013 reboot. For the original, see Tomb Raider (1996).

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider cover
Developers
Singleplayer Crystal Dynamics
Multiplayer Eidos-Montréal
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Square Enix
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive
Engines
Foundation[1]
Release dates
Windows March 5, 2013
macOS (OS X) January 23, 2014
Linux April 27, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 86
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, Contemporary, Japan, Supernatural
Series Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider (2013) on IGDB
Tomb Raider (2013) guide on StrategyWiki
Tomb Raider (2013) on MobyGames
Tomb Raider (2013) on Wikipedia
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Tomb Raider (2013) is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person action and adventure game in the Tomb Raider series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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macOS (OS X)
Linux
Publisher website
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Game of the Year Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Game of the Year Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Game of the Year Edition. Inlcudes the Survival Edition content too.
DRM-free when launched from the executable.
Windows
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Survival Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Game of the Year Edition.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Game of the Year Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Game of the Year Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mac App Store
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macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Survival Edition.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Game of the Year Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The Game of the Year Edition does not include the Survival Edition non-game extras.
The Game of the Year Edition does not include the following DLC: Agility Skill, Animal Instinct, Headshot Reticule, Pistol Burst, Pistol Silencer. These upgrades can be unlocked during gameplay without buying the DLC.[2][3]
The GOG.com[4] and Mac App Store[5] versions do not include multiplayer.

Monetization

Type Notes
DLC Additional game content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions Game does not contain microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Scavenger Scout Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Scavenger Executioner Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Scavenger Bandit Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fisherman Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Silverballer Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Agency SPS 12 Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
HX AP-15 Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
JAGD P22G Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
M590 12ga Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
STG 58 Elite Hitman Gun.
No longer available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Animal Instinct Can be unlocked through normal gameplay without having this DLC.
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Agility Skill Can be unlocked through normal gameplay without having this DLC.
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Headshot Reticule Can be unlocked through normal gameplay without having this DLC.
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pistol Burst Can be unlocked through normal gameplay without having this DLC.
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Pistol Silencer Can be unlocked through normal gameplay without having this DLC.
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hunter Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Aviatrix Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Guerilla Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Included in the Adventure Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Mountaineer Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shanty Town Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map Pack Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Tomb of the Lost Adventurer Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
1939 Multiplayer Map Pack Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Demolition Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sure-Shot Skin Included in the Game of the Year Edition
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Japanese Language Pack Free, part of Japanese GOTY Edition
Can be downloaded separately within the Japan region store.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements

Skip game launcher

Use the -nolauncher command line argument[6]

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Tomb Raider/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/Tomb Raider/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.
Most graphics settings in the registry corresponds with .ini options for benchmark.

Save game data location

System Location
Epic Games Launcher %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Tomb Raider\<user-id>
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/203160/
GOG.com %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Tomb Raider
Save games are not compatible between Windows and OS X/Linux.[7][8]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Stores up to 100 MB of files.

Video

Launcher general video settings.
Launcher general video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
Launcher advanced video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are stretched vertically.
Multi-monitor
All HUD elements are correctly drawn on the center screen. Some in-game cutscenes display odd animations or missing models in areas that aren't visible in 16:9.
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are Vert- by default. For Hor+ Cutscenes disable Fullscreen and Exclusive Fullscreen. Then use a utility such as Borderless Gaming or SpecialK for Borderless Fullscreen. [9]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use the related PCGW community tool.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Uncheck "exclusive fullscreen".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and up to 4x SSAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double and tripled buffered.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)

Input

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse/keyboard settings.
In-game mouse/keyboard settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Gamepad layout.
Gamepad layout.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Prompts between keyboard and controller change on fly.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Priorities XInput.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Bindings are stored in the configuration file location but are complex to edit.[citation needed]
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis also available; both independently for camera and aiming
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See DualShock 4.
DualShock button prompts
Use this mod for DirectX 11.
Use this mod for DirectX 9.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Mouse camera movement only works while aiming.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output[10]
Subtitles
Steam page wrongly suggests none of the languages support subtitles.[11]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Italian
Japanese
Requires Japanese Language Pack DLC. Windows only. Part of GOTY (2020).
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Fan translation, Tomb Raider 2013 Türkçe Yama.
Ukrainian
Fan translation. Installation guide (in ukrainian)

Network

Multiplayer is not cross-platform between Windows and OS X/Linux.[12][dubious – discuss]
The Mac App Store version does not include multiplayer.[5]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Versus
Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Supports AMD HD3D
vorpX
G3D
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Incorrect UI/HUD placement

The November 2021 update that brought with it Epic Online Services for the multiplayer infrastructure also broke various UI/HUD positions.
Workaround: restore game to an older version[14]
  1. Launch Steam in desktop mode.
  2. Open the Library, Right Click on the game and select Properties.
  3. On the Betas tab, select build743.0 - TR Build 1.01.743.0 in the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Close to save the changes and allow the Steam client to downgrade the game.

Endurance Boss glitch freeze (High FPS Issue)

Cap the frame rate at 60 FPS[15]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11
OpenGL
Linux and mac_1.0_32bit_only branch on macOS only.
Metal support
macOS >= 10.14 only [16]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
The 32-bit executable is available in the mac_1.0_32bit_only Beta branch on Steam
Linux
While the system requirements state a 64-bit system, the actual executable is 32-bit

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Epic Online Services Changed from Steamworks in patch 838. Use of a Epic account is entirely optional.[17]

Performance boost for quad-core CPUs (and higher core count)

This tweak reportedly yields a higher framerate in seemingly CPU-heavy areas like the Shantytown hub through better core utilization.
Registry tweak for multi-core (4+ cores) CPUs[18]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider\Graphics
  2. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value named MultiCoreFlushMode and set it to 1.
In the Linux version, this option is already automatically applied.[citation needed]

Command line arguments

When running from the command line, exclusive fullscreen is automatically switched on and Vsync is switched off.
When running as a looping demo, a result file is not generated.
Option Restrictions Effect
QualityLevel 0 to 4 Sets all settings to a quality level. 0 for Low, 4 for Ultimate.
Fullscreen 0 or 1 Enables or disables fullscreen.
ExclusiveFullscreen 0 or 1 Enable this when fullscreen is enabled for better performance but worse multitasking.
AspectRatio Width / height x 10000 or 0 Sets aspect ratio. 16000 for 16:10 for example.
VSyncMode 0 - 2 Options for vertical synchronization. 0 for Off, 1 for Double Buffer and 2 for Triple Buffer.
FullscreenWidth number Width of resolution in pixels.
FullscreenHeight number Height of resolution in pixels.
FullscreenRefreshRate number Screen refresh rate in Hz.
StereoEnabled 0 or 1 Enables or disables stereoscopic support.
TextureQuality 1 to 4 Texture quality from Low to Ultra.
BestTextureFilter 0 to 18 Texture filtering - 0 for No Filtering, 1 for Bilinear, 2 for Trilinear, or 2 + the Anisotropic level.
HairQuality 0 or 1 Enables TressFX enhanced hair quality. 0 for Normal or 1 for TressFX.
AntiAliasingMode 0 to 3 Sets anti-aliasing level. 0 for none, 1 for FXAA, 2 for 2xSSAA and 3 for 4xSSAA.
ShadowMode 0 or 1 Enables or disables shadows.
ShadowResolution 0 to 2 Sets shadow resolution. 1 for Off, 2 for Normal and 3 for Ultra.
SSAOMode 0 to 2 Sets ambient occlusion quality. 1 for Off, 2 for Normal and 3 for Ultra.
DOFQuality 0 to 3 Sets depth of field quality. 1 for Off, 2 for Normal and 3 for Ultra.
ReflectionQuality 0 to 2 Sets quality of reflections. 1 for Off, 2 for Normal and 3 for High.
LODBias 0 to 4 Sets level of detail bias from Low to Ultra.
EnablePostProcess 0 or 1 Enables or disables post-processing effects.
EnableHighPrecisionRT 0 or 1
EnableTessellation 0 or 1 Enables or disables tessellation.
benchmark Run the benchmark on startup and quit the game when finished.
benchmarkini “[filename].ini” Run the benchmark on startup and quit the game when finished. The ini file contains overrides for quality settings..
loop Loop the benchmark instead of quitting after it completes. This is a demo mode, so statistics are disabled.
dxdiag Include dxdiag information in the benchmarkresults file.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1 GHz (4050+)
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz (E6300)
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
2 GB (Vista)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 12 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
Nvidia GeForce 8600
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Other
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.14
Processor (CPU) Intel Core M 1.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 14 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
AMD M20
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM
Users with macOS versions prior to 10.14 can select the branch mac_1.0_32bit_only from the Beta tab on Steam. This enables the game to run with the legacy OpenGL backend on macOS 10.9.1 or higher.[19]
Linux
Minimum[20] Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, SteamOS 2.0 (64 bit)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 640
AMD Radeon R7 260X
1 GB of VRAM

References