Lara Croft is a legend. She is not only one of gaming’s most beloved characters, but an international icon. Even if folks have never played a Tomb Raider game or any video game at all, they know who she is. She’s as iconic as Mario or Link and defined a whole generation of games for the original Playstation. But, video games are a fickle business where new characters are created all the time only to be relinquished to the bargain bin and forgotten. Why has Lara Croft remained a gaming icon all these years? Simple. As gaming evolved, so did she. To celebrate the release of the new Tomb Raider game, let's take a look at the evolution of Lara Croft.