ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Those of you that have been with Tomb Raider and Lara Croft for many years will know of the rumours that circulated surrounding this bizarre cheat code for Tomb Raider way back in 1996. With this in mind I thought I'd take a look at how it came about and what's it recent developments are!

If you're a big fan of cheat codes, easter eggs and such then you should check out the article below!

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Nude Raider

Horny teenagers, you just go too far. Obviously the mass craze over this particular cheat code stemmed from the fact that gamers wanted to see the ridiculously endowed Lara Croft run around the game naked. Hard to believe when she actually looked like this!

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

Yeah...very appealing. Naturally the series has evolved over the years and has presented one of the most interesting characters in the history of gaming with Square Enix's latest reboot of the franchise with Tomb Raider in 2013. But what exactly was going on with this naked Lara Croft way back when?

Well, some gamer released footage of him running around the game naked as Lara Croft, but what exactly were the developers thinking including this in the game? Naturally, it turned out it wasn't their design, but an unofficial mod. But wait! Then the developer's joined suit and realised what these horny teenage fans wanted! Upon the release of Tomb Raider 2, there was a cheat placed into it which made Lara strip naked.

Tomb Raider II
Tomb Raider II

Though when you typed in the cheat, she jumped into the air and blew up into little exploding pieces. Hilarious and genius!!

It's quite shocking how female video game characters are presented, especially in Japanese animation, but that goes for their films too. As a social experiment, you should just type in 'Lara Croft' into google and see what comes up. It may not surprise you that the first page is covered with revealing pictures of both real and animated women. We live in a strange world.

Quiet in Metal Gear Solid 5
Quiet in Metal Gear Solid 5

Lara Croft is probably the most famous female video game character of all time, or at least she is fighting for that position with Samus Aran from Metroid. But it's extraordinary to see that her revealing her body is part of why she is such a successful brand name. And it's far from over, just look at what's happening in the new [Metal Gear Solid](movie:593264) game above!

It's interesting to note that the idea of this naked code attracted a lot of people to a game they probably wouldn't have played otherwise. What was so intriguing about seeing a video game character taking off their clothes? Or should I say 'is' instead of 'was'?!

That aside though, are there any cheats or codes that you love from video games, even myths about ones such as this?


What's your favourite Tomb Raider Game?


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