Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider Wins Several Game of the Year Awards and a Codie
Official Press Release - March 10, 1997
Since its release, Tomb Raider has received worldwide praise from the editorial community, including Game of the Year awards from Game Fan, PS Extreme, and Computer Player. Ultra Game Players gave Tomb Raider its PlayStation Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year. PC Gamer awarded Tomb Raider its Action Game of the Year and a Special Achievement in Graphics. Gary Whitta, Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer, referred to Tomb Raider as "one of the most addictive, original, and atmospheric games the PC has ever seen."
In addition, the Software Publishers Association (SPA) honored Tomb Raider with the coveted Codie Award for Best Adventure/Role- Playing Software Game. Tomb Raider was selected from more than 900 other nominees in the adventure/role-playing category. A vote among 1,200 software industry professionals determined the winner of the category from five finalists.
The SPA's Excellence in Software Awards is the industry's peer-recognition award for creativity and innovation in multimedia, on-line and traditional software development.
"It's a great honor to receive such praise from the industry given the quality of products that Tomb Raider competes with," commented Mike McGarvey, president and CEO of Eidos Interactive. "The success of Tomb Raider thus far is what we hope will be just the beginning."
Available for the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and PC, Tomb Raider is a real-time 3D action/adventure title where the gamer plays adventurer Lara Croft in search of the missing pieces to an ancient Atlantean artifact known as the Scion.
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