​Grin In The Face Of Danger: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's Hilarious Photo Mode

Although photo modes aren't new, they're becoming an increasingly popular feature in video games - and Shadow of the Tomb Raider's unique capture system is taking selfies to a whole other level.

PS4 players have been busy with Spider-Man's picture system since the game launched last week, and why not? The stunning New York City landscape deserves nothing less than being snapped up at every possible moment, but it looks like Peter Parker now has some stiff competition.

Credit: Sqaure Enix
Credit: Sqaure Enix

Lara Croft, the veteran video game explorer and star of Square Enix's upcoming third-person RPG, must have taken a few modelling classes in her time because she can really work those angles, even in the most dire circumstances.

No matter if a hungry beast is preparing to rip her face off or an ancient spear has pierced her oesophagus, Miss Croft still manages to pull off a perfect smile, or grumpy face, if you so wish.

Credit: Square Enix
Credit: Square Enix

Thanks to the Shadow of the Tomb Raider photo mode, you can pause the game at any moment to make Lara look serious, cheeky, inquisitive, sad, angry, or happy - our personal favourite. If you grin whilst stuck in an awkwardly dangerous moment, it kind of makes it seem like you meant it. Kind of.

Of course, taking funny snaps isn't the only use for Shadow's photo mode. The game boasts a number of breathtaking sceneries and glorious treasures, so it would be a waste of tech to spend all day creating memes. In fact, no. No it wouldn't - snap away.

Credit: Square Enix
Credit: Square Enix

And if we've left you hungry for more examples, you should go check out Reddit to see some brilliant screenshots. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!

What do you think about this photo mode? Are you looking forward to using it? Which is your favourite so far? Let us know.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider releases 14 September for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Make sure you send us any photos you capture within the game!

Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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