The Shadow of the Tomb Raider ending brings Lara Croft’s origin story to a detailed, however for those who weren’t paying shut consideration you’ll have been left a little bit hazy on precisely what transpired through the ending and post-credits scene. That’s the place we are available in, with this fast roundup and evaluation of Shadow of the Tomb Raider ending. We’ll break down the plot and clear up any potential confusion, but in addition ruminate on what this ending means for Lara and the way forward for the Tomb Raider sequence.
It goes with out saying that many, many story spoilers lie forward, so in case you are but to finish Shadow of the Tomb Raider and wish to expertise it completely recent then click on away now.
Near the tip of the game Lara finds herself in an exceptionally tough state of affairs, along with her chief antagonist, The Order of Trinity, in possession of each the Key of Chak Chel and the Silver Box of Ix Chel. With each of this stuff in his possession, Trinity’s chief Doctor Pedro Dominguez (or Amaru, as he’s identified in Paititi) and the Cult of Kukulkan are free to regulate the Mayan apocalypse and use it to reshape the world of their favour. Naturally, it’s Lara’s job to cease the ultimate ritual being accomplished, and she or he’s received each the rebels of Paititi and the Yaaxil tribe on facet to assist her.
While the Paititi rebels conduct a direct assault on Trinity, Lara makes an attempt a extra stealthy method by way of the initially hostile Yaaxil tribe. Upon arriving of their territory Lara sees that the Yaaxil tribe are underneath assault by Trinity and learns that in addition they play an important function within the prophecy to return the solar. Lara joins up with Crimson Fire, chief of the Yaaxil, and the pair and the tribe battle their method to the summit the place Dominguez is performing the ritual. By interrupting, Lara has to battle a now-godlike Dominguez who’s received the facility of Kukulkan coursing by way of his veins.
During the combat Lara manages to seize the dagger from Dominguez, instilling a few of Kukulkan’s energy in her, which she makes use of to defeat Dominguez and the opposite members of Trinity’s High Council. Lara kills Dominguez by plunging the Key of Chak Chel into his chest, placing an finish to his plan to remake the world and avenging her father by killing the person who ordered his assassination. With his dying breaths Dominguez locations the Key of Chak Chel firmly in Lara’s hand and asks her to guard Paititi.
The energy of Kukulkan transfers to Lara, permitting her to remake the world, too. At this level she has a imaginative and prescient of a contented childhood reminiscence along with her mother and father, which means that she is contemplating utilizing the apocalypse to deliver her mother and father again. Lara turns away from her household and the dreamlike imaginative and prescient to see Crimson Fire awaiting her – they nonetheless need to sacrifice a god as a way to full the ritual. With Kukulkan now residing in Lara she prepares to make the last word sacrifice to protect the world and Paititi. Crimson Fire stabs down with the dagger, which stops simply above Lara’s chest and attracts the sunshine of Kukulkan from her physique. The Eclipse disappears as the sunshine leaves Lara’s physique and the display screen fades to white, leaving us a little bit unclear as to the destiny of the our hero.
Two days later we’re on the funeral of Uneratu the place her son Etzli says goodbye and shares a his hopes to reunite and rebuild Paititi after many years of unrest. Lara and Jonah go there separate methods, Lara wanting to remain and assist Paititi whereas Jonah heads off to the coast with mechanic and love curiosity Abbey.
The credit roll, however the story isn’t fairly over but, as Shadow of the Tomb Raider additionally has a post-credits scene that wraps a tidy bow round Lara’s origin story. In this scene we see Lara writing to Jonah, reflecting on her newest journey, whereas sat within the examine of Croft Manor; a home she has averted all through the rebooted trilogy as she has at all times related it with tragedy. Lara has discovered closure in killing Dominguez and appears for the primary time within the sequence to be comfortable and comfy. Around the room you possibly can see relics from all three games, in addition to a drawing Lara presumably made as a toddler with a dinosaur entrance and centre, which is a little bit nod to the PS1 period Tomb Raider and probably even a suggestion of the place Camilla Luddington’s Lara Croft is heading subsequent.
We additionally get a glimpse of the Croft’s loyal butler, who enter’s Lara’s room with a tray of tea. He’s visibly shaking, which could possibly be a callback to Tomb Raider 2 the place Lara locks the butler within the freezer. Most seemingly he’s only a bit outdated and fragile, however it could make an awesome easter egg. With that post-credits scene, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is over, bringing the Tomb Raider origin story to a detailed, however leaving the door large open for extra adventures with the rebooted Lara Croft sooner or later. For now no less than, Lara needs to spend a while “around the living” earlier than exploring any extra tombs.