Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch (2016)

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch: A Haunting and Enchanting Adventure


In the realm of video games, few characters are as iconic and beloved as Lara Croft, the intrepid adventurer and archaeologist from the Tomb Raider series. Since her debut in 1996, Lara has embarked on countless thrilling expeditions, exploring ancient ruins, uncovering lost artifacts, and facing deadly foes. In 2016, Lara’s journey continued with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch, a DLC expansion that takes players on a haunting and enchanting new adventure.


Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch expands on the story of Rise of the Tomb Raider, following Lara as she ventures into the Wicked Vale, a remote and mysterious region of Siberia. Driven by rumors of a powerful artifact hidden within the valley, Lara soon finds herself face-to-face with Baba Yaga, a supernatural entity from Slavic folklore.

Baba Yaga is a complex and enigmatic figure, both feared and revered in Slavic mythology. She is often depicted as an old woman who lives in a house that stands on chicken legs, and she is said to possess great magical powers. In the game, Baba Yaga is portrayed as a powerful and malevolent witch who has kidnapped a young boy named Vasilisa.

Lara must overcome her fears and confront Baba Yaga in order to rescue Vasilisa and uncover the secrets of the Wicked Vale. Along the way, she will encounter a variety of new challenges, including deadly traps, puzzles, and supernatural enemies.


Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch introduces a number of new gameplay elements to Rise of the Tomb Raider. One of the most significant additions is the new “Fear” mechanic. As Lara explores the Wicked Vale, she will gradually accumulate fear, which can have a number of negative effects, such as causing her to lose health, stumble, or even hallucinate.

Lara can reduce her fear by finding and lighting campfires, or by using certain items and abilities. However, managing fear is a constant challenge, and players must carefully balance exploration and combat to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Another new gameplay element is the introduction of Baba Yaga’s Hut. This enigmatic structure serves as a hub world for the DLC, and Lara can return to it at any time to rest, craft items, and upgrade her skills. The hut is also home to a number of secrets and puzzles, which players can explore at their own pace.


The Wicked Vale is a visually stunning and atmospheric setting. The forest is dark and dense, with towering trees and gnarled roots that create a sense of claustrophobia and dread. The air is thick with mist and fog, and the only sounds are the rustling of leaves and the distant howling of wolves.

In addition to the forest, Lara will also explore a variety of other locations in the Wicked Vale, including a ruined village, a haunted graveyard, and Baba Yaga’s Hut. Each location is unique and充滿了 with its own challenges and secrets.


Lara Croft is, of course, the star of the show, and she is in top form in Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch. Lara is a complex and relatable character, and players will feel a real sense of connection to her as she faces her fears and fights for what she believes in.

Vasilisa is another important character in the DLC. He is a young boy who has been kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and Lara must rescue him in order to complete her quest. Vasilisa is a sweet and innocent child, and his plight will tug at the heartstrings of players.

Baba Yaga is the main antagonist of the DLC, and she is a truly terrifying foe. She is powerful, cunning, and utterly ruthless. Players will need to use all of their skills and resources to defeat her.


Rise of the Tomb Raider: Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch is a haunting and enchanting adventure that is sure to please fans of the series. The DLC features a compelling story, challenging gameplay, and stunning visuals. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Tomb Raider or a newcomer to the series, Baba Yaga – The Temple of the Witch is an experience that you won’t want to miss.

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