Tomb Raider: Underworld

The third Tomb Raider game since Crystal Dynamics took over the series, Tomb Raider: Underword continues from the story line started in Tomb Raider: Legend where it was revealed that Lara's mother may not be dead, but rather trapped in the mythical realm of Avalon (from the King Arthur legend). For the uninitiated, the Tomb Raider series is about lady adventurer Lara Croft, who is intelligent, athletic, infatuated with ancient history, and distractingly busty! The gameplay largely revolves around environmental puzzles (navigating various ledges and jumps) and mechanical puzzles (gears, switches, crate pushing) in fantastical ancient ruins and, in recent games, more typical present day locations. Combat is a part of the game as well and Lara uses her iconic dual pistols to fend off both human and exotic animal foes.

Support summary
  • Native
  • Proper
  • Registry
  • Optimized
  • Registry
  • Optimized
4k UltraHD:
Hor+ Native Optimized
Rendered Cut-Scene:
  • Vert-
FMV Cut-Scene:
  • Static Aspect
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008

Tested Version: 
Demo, Retail PL

Play styles: 

Store Links: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

Native support of all resolutions in the config launcher.
However Aspect Ratio is a separate setting and can only be 16:9 or 16:10. For less common aspects, see Multi-Mon Solution below.

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

21:9 resolution is supported, but you need to edit aspect ratio in the registry (see Multi-Mon Solution)

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Registry edit required, thanks to howdid for this solution.
1) Windows Start menu / Execute... / regedit
2) On the left panel, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider\Graphics
3) On the right panel, double-click the AspectRatio key, then change the value to 48000 (decimal) for 48:10.

Important note: display width must be under 4096 or the game won't start !
If your native res is 5040x1050, select 3840x800 in the launcher and change AspectRatio to 48000 (decimal).
If your native res is 5760x1080, select 3840x720 in the launcher and change AspectRatio to 53333 (decimal).
To get the exact AspectRatio value that you need, calculate (width:height)x10000.

Automatic fix available from the [url=]PC Gaming Wiki Community Files[/url] (search there)

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues
Expand all screenshots and resolution details
Expand all screenshots and resolution details

Submitted by Sweetz on 24 November, 2008 - 02:51
Updated by skipclarke on 24 March, 2022 - 04:38