Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft is set to join Hero Wars

You know, the game with all the weird ads

Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft is set to join Hero Wars
  • Hero Wars is hosting a first-of-its-kind collab to bring iconic video game heroine Lara Croft to the game
  • Boasting incredibly ranged damage and the ability to channel power from ancient artefacts, she's a powerful fighter
  • The event begins on May 13th, and ends later that month

Iconic video game heroine Lara Croft is set to join Hero Wars in a limited-time event. A first-of-its-kind for Hero Wars, from May 13th (today) Hero Wars players will be able to add Lara Croft to their party for free, as well as unlock several unique outfits for her along the way

Yes, it may surprise you to know that Hero Wars, which is best known for those weird adverts, is actually a solid game in its own right. With Lara Croft's inclusion announced in a rather charming animated trailer you can see below. Bringing a host of ranged damage abilities to your party and the ability to channel the power of ancient artefacts for even more power, Croft is a suitably beefy addition to any lineup.

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Sometimes it's hard to remember that games like Hero Wars do exist in their own way outside of the sometimes bizarre ads that pop up online. So you may be surprised to learn that GDEV's mobile RPG is nowhere near as strange as the adverts make it out to be. It may be that this Lara Croft collab, with a much more family-friendly trailer to accompany it, helps to somewhat rehabilitate the image of Hero Wars, which has become more and more synonymous with its strange advertising campaigns in the past.

And if this actually convinces you to give Hero Wars a go, you'll be glad to know we've got you covered guide-wise. Check out our tier list of the best heroes in Hero Wars, and our recently updated guide to the best team compositions for Hero Wars. And finally, if that still hasn't convinced you, you could take a gander at our list of the best mobile games of 2024 (so far) to see what else is hot on mobile!

Iwan Morris
Iwan Morris
Iwan is a Cardiff-based freelance writer, who joined the Pocket Gamer Biz site fresh-faced from University before moving to the editorial team in November of 2023.