This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Lara Croft, an explorer searching for an ancient artifact. From a third-person perspective, players use pistols, shotguns, knives, and explosives to battle various enemies (e.g., soldiers, animals, ancient warriors). Players use stealth kills (e.g., stabbing enemies in the neck, cutting enemies' throats, strangling) to dispatch unsuspecting soldiers. Battles can be frenetic, with realistic gunfire, cries of pain, explosions, and large splashes of blood. Some sequences show Lara getting shot, beaten, or dramatically impaled by swords/spiked traps. One area depicts a horde of corpses burned and disfigured by a fire; severed limbs and heads are occasionally shown on the ground. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.