Tomb Raider remaster sparks fierce censorship debate

Tomb Raider
(Image credit: Aspyr)

Video game remasters might be all the rage right now, but they have a tough job, having to appeal to the nostalgia of the original games' fans, while offering enough of a visual upgrade to justify their own existence. From the GTA trilogy to Warcraft III, we've seen more misses than hits lately – and the latest remaster to draw fans' ire is the original Tomb Raider trilogy.

In a new update, it seems developer Aspyr has seen fit to quietly remove a bunch of pin-up posters of Lara Croft from the walls of one of the levels from Tomb Raider III. And while designs themselves might never have been in particularly good taste, their removal has led to a fierce debate about the ethics of retroactively erasing (read: censoring) aspects of an original game from its remaster. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.