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Lara Croft Makes It Into The Guinness Book Of World Records-Again
For over twenty years, Lara Croft has starred in game after game of the Tomb Raider series, changing in age and actress as she did so. That hasn’t stopped the Guinness Book of World Records, though, who put Mrs. Croft in a number of categories, according to Square Enix and IO Interactive.
This isn’t even the first time that Lara has been put in various record books. She was previously awarded with six different record in the 2010 publication of the Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer Edition, which included the Most Successful Video Game Heroine, Most Recognizable Female Character in a Video Game, Most Detailed Video Game Character, Most Official Real Life Stand-Ins, Highest Grossing Computer Game Spin-off, and Most Successful Live-Action Transfer.
Now, Lara Croft has made it into the record books yet again by earning two new records, both of which she got at the Paris Games Week this past weekend, where Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics hosted a cosplay gathering that saw 270 different Lara Croft cosplayers gather in one place. This gathering allowed her to get the “Largest Gathering Of People Dressed As Lara Croft” award, and she would also later receive a record for “Most Magazine Covers For A Video Game Character.”
Considering that Tomb Raider is one of gaming’s oldest franchises, having a number of books, movies and regular video games based on her, the amount of records that she’s managed to collect over the years is staggering.
Croft will be featured in the new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer’s Edition when it comes out next year. This year, 2016, also marks the 20th anniversary of the series, which has recently experienced a resurgence with the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and Rise of the Tomb Raider, which came out in 2015.
The Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary Edition is now available on Playstation 4.