Tomb Raider’s Italian voice actress revealed

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 08:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics is going localisation crazy lately, with a string of blogs dedicated to Lara Croft’s voice actor in different regions. Next up is Italian Lara actor Benedetta Ponticelli.

The Tomb Raider blog revealed the localisation actor, who has provided her acting skills to anime, movies, television and other games previously, but she specialises in dubbing work for Disney cartoon.

You can hear Ponticelli acting out Lara’s lines here.



  1. albatetra

    As italian, I find this voice and the acting in general very unprofessional. I’ll play the game in english to preserve my ears from this shame.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    ^ +1

    I really hate how everything in Italy is translated, from movies and cartoons to video games etc. I think you don’t get the full experience from the source…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. soqquatto

    judging from the level of English comprehension in the average Italian player, Italian localized games, movies and TV shows are merely a necessity. come on, have you ever played WoW (before it was localized)?
    yep, I’m italian as well.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    Bah, uninspired acting at best. I’ve watched the English version of this trailer and Lara’s voice was more emotional and engaged with the action.

    This game sure won’t get me into playing games in Italian again, since I experienced the “synth-voiced” characters of Half Life 2, with the notable exceptions of Infamous 1 (but I got back to English for the sequel and don’t regret it) and the Ezio Auditore chapters of the Assassin’s Creed series (because the English actors’ attempts at putting Italian words in their lines was atrocious and pathetic).

    #4 2 years ago

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