Uncharted/Tomb Raider Crossover - One Day, Maybe?

Everyone has their secret gaming wishes. Mine is an Uncharted and Tomb Raider crossover.

Every gamer has their secret wishes. Maybe you want a certain game to get a sequel, or a character to be introduced in the next game, or maybe you want a reboot of a classic. I am not alone in this. What I really want, is an Uncharted and Tomb Raider crossover. While I’d love a game, I’d be just as happy with a comic or even a book.

Uncharted is one of my favorite game series of all time, and when the Tomb Raider reboot was released earlier this year and was being described by some as having a bit of Uncharted to it, I had to get my hands on it. I did, and I loved it. And that’s when I immediately wanted a crossover.

I could never really see the pre-reboot Lara Croft and Nathan Drake meshing well, but with this new Lara I can definitely see it. Sure, Tomb Raider has a slight more paranormal or supernatural aspect to it, but it’s not like Drake couldn’t be confronted with something like that. I also think the age-difference would be an interesting dynamic – perhaps Drake sees a bit of himself in Lara? I have so many ideas.

Sure, I know its wishful thinking. I understand the reality of the difficulties, especially since they are published by separate developers and Tomb Raider is a cross-console game, where Uncharted is PlayStation exclusive. Still, a comic would be way easier to do, right? And I know I’m not alone in my desire.

But, as I said, I understand the reality and like to think I’m a pretty realistic person. I may never get my crossover, but I can at least look forward to a Tomb Raider sequel – which was all-but-confirmed with the tie-in comic series announcement – and I am still hoping that Naughty Dog gives us Uncharted 4 when the PlayStation 4 is released.

What do you think? Would you want a crossover between Nathan Drake and Lara Croft?


Published Jul. 29th 2013
  • Kyle Schmidt
    A few friends and I feel the same way about a crossover such an awesome idea. Drake and Croft share similarities in their thirst for adventure and exploration, but would definitely butt heads if they met each other. It would create a really interesting dynamic and I think leave room for a different type of comedy and dare I say it a romance.... The gameplay would be unreal potentially Co-op using each characters specific skill sets to complete missions.

    I'd make this game, but film making is my creative medium and with some friends we created an Uncharted and Tomb Raider crossover movie. We have the trailer shot and will be moving in to shooting the whole movie soon here it is:


    Would appreciate any feedback before we move forward in case we missed some great ideas for the crossover!
  • Germ_the_Nobody
    Upon my first time playing the new Tomb Raider game I had the same exact thought! I think it would be super cool if there was a crossover game that let you switch roles between Lara and Nathan while they are both on a journey towards the same objective but they experience their journey differently. So as you switch between the two throughout the story you see how they just miss each other, or how their paths cross, but never have them fully work together until the game is closer to the end.

    That would be so cool. =)
  • xxAsokaSanxx
    Well, as You already said, Reality is different and still there, but a crossover between THESE Two characters would be the most EPIC Game in world. It would be a damn interesting Story and also just a book or Comic would be enough! Lara's and Nate's Character are so different and such a cool oposite to each other that it would be really interesting scene how they would meet each other! That's why I also Make fanvids of them Two because These Two are just amazing and everyone has its own style. A Meeting of them would definitley be like a Hollywood Movie xD Ofc, I would buy the Game(or Comic, or book)
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    I think this has already happened, they borrowed from each other so much, I think the games are just interchangeable. With lines of dialogue changed of course.

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