Lara Croft earns Guinness World Record

Tomb Raider star named most successful human video game heroine.

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Lara Croft has today been awarded a Guinness World Record that recognises her as the "most successful human video game heroine." The Tomb Raider star won the prize for "transcending the boundaries of video games and becoming a recognisable figure in mainstream society".

Other human video game heroines considered for the newly contrived award included Street Fighter's Chun Li, Donkey Kong's Pauline, Dragon's Lair's Daphne, and Resident Evil starlets Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield. A nonhuman version of the same award has been claimed by Ms. Pac-Man.

"It is a mark of the phenomenal success of the Tomb Raider series that 10 years after the first game release, Lara Croft is more popular now than ever," commented Eidos' Ian Livingstone. The award rather conveniently ties in with the release of Tomb Raider: Legend, which arrives in European stores today and is scheduled for release in North America next week.

Rumours that Mario is soon to be named the "most successful human male video game plumber" have been neither confirmed nor denied by Guinness World Records at this time.

Discussion

136 comments
masterofobvious
masterofobvious

Come on... Mario is waaaaaaaaay more recognizable than Lara Croft.

judaspete
judaspete

Samus didn't even make the list. And she's nearly 20 years old.

zlr06
zlr06

Hey!!! What about Samus?

tr00pa_26
tr00pa_26

wow?? what about steve fox of tekken 5? hahahaha yeah well guiness book stupid their making a record about sumthing that dont exist and nobody really cares about.. well thats the truth

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I wish MarC ECko would wiin. he tried to get it up under pressure it was so important he made a video game about it

spidey008
spidey008

Laura deserves it. God bless her!

umaque
umaque

Big bOOb Now that's Important

MAILER_DAEMON
MAILER_DAEMON moderator moderator

I've never even heard of Dragon's Lair, and Samus Aran didn't even get nominated?

dergy
dergy

wow...i always thought her games sucked. but meh...what do i know... what about Samus? ........here's a stretch......Cortana? lol.

Nyaar
Nyaar

No love for Samus?

lordraven224
lordraven224

What about Princess Toadstool? For a WORLD record they seem to be ignoring other countries. Lara did fine and dandy in the US but I think Princess Toadstool or Chun Li is more recognized around the world even without the help of a movie.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

DryvBy27 said on the first page that Duke Nukem or Mario should've won the award. Thanks a lot, now I have a disturbing, unpleasant image of Mario with boobs wearing heels stuck in my head. Besides that, I think Samus deserves it more.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

The only reason She won is because he has big Knockers. Samus definitely deserve this more than croft

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Samus Aran or Chun Li deserved this more... but seriously who the **** cares right!?

kyacat
kyacat

yes I am so happy way to go **lara croft*** tomb raider games will always be my favorite game and lara croft is still my favorite female game character of all time ,

n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

Samus definitely deserves it more so than Lara because her games are better, plus she's not into superficial qualities that aren't important when your life's on the line. Specialized armored suits > short shorts and a tank top. It's just too bad a lot of people don't know Samus is female.

Smoke2Much
Smoke2Much

That's just to much ! I never knew that Guinness had stuff like that. Well congrats to her and her creator.

anthony_basic
anthony_basic

Who the hell is Samus?! Yeah, she doesnt even have a movie, SO STFU LOLmAROFlmA

anthony_basic
anthony_basic

Who the hell is Samus?! Yeah, she doesnt even have a movie, SO STFU LOLmAROFlmA

ymcop
ymcop

Lara number 1 ^.^ Proud of her

NFunspoiler
NFunspoiler

Er.... what about Samus Aran? I mean, she wasn't even mentions and Donkey Kong's ho was mentioned, and she's not even a human!

NightRain
NightRain

No one can come close of the success of Lara Croft. She's hot too, that's a bonus.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

I want to know how a character with only 2 good games can get that? Lets see we have tomb raider and tomb raider legend... And about 6 games that are so bad the other company got fired. Ohh wait i know it's the breast..

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Good job Lara That is a real fun game you should pick it up if you have not yet.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

She deserves it more, remember everybody, she was the one that started our wet dreams in the first place with her big .....

benifit0fadoubt
benifit0fadoubt

Samus? Ya Laura croft didnt deserve this! At least Samus is still in good games!

Manatassi
Manatassi

hah samus didnt win because people think shes a guy not a girl.

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

Cool but dosen't a different women play the voice and all the stuff for the Lara Coft games.

thefjk
thefjk

Hm, never got to finish any of her games... they were tooo brainstorming for me. I dont like to use my brain much!

Cobalt_Strike
Cobalt_Strike

Wow, they'll give an award to just about anything today won't they?

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

I was just going to ask about Samus Aron but noticed its been asked, lol. I'm really excited about the new TR Legends game, I've always loved the concept of the TR series, but teh execution has always been stiff, and rigid, and I've hated the control. Hopefully that's all been fixed. She looks a lot better, but in truth, especially after Resident Evil 4 I think there's still room for added realisim in her character model.

dounowhatiam
dounowhatiam

why no samus in there ? and damn there buting a hell lot of money to marketing this game i haven't seen many games get promoted as much as this one.

PringerOtaku
PringerOtaku

Samus isn't really a "human" by our definition. Spell it!

Mirai_Trunks
Mirai_Trunks

SAMUS ARAN. Those other nobodies arent worth crap. Samus Aran was the first pioneer in female heroiens.

knn2003
knn2003

"What the hell .... what kind of BS is this. A guiness book record for something that isn't measurable." It's probably based on statistics, including movie sales and whatnot. This isn't about who the best character is. RECOGNIZABLE FIGURE IN MAINSTREAM SOCIETY. Her movies helped greatly, especially with Angelina Jolie playing her.

markshell
markshell

Wow now that's interesting... Huh... Who cares!

cvasquez311
cvasquez311

I have to agree with brinstarr, If I ever have a daughter I'm naming her Samus, I am dead serious.

Kcube
Kcube

I really think that Samus or Chun Li should have taken that Honor.They are like Mario,Everyone knows who they are.I think what fueled this decision was the fact the Lara had two fairly decent movies.

DreTire
DreTire

I think Lara Croft's a brunette, Blazer, but what do I know? Both hair colors look the same to me. Congratulations for Croft (though Chun-Li will always be in my heart as a favorite) and I hope Tomb Raider: Legend doesn't suck balls in a non-consensual way. Lara needs some gaming substance to support that world record.