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Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider Wins Several Game of the Year Awards and a Codie.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 1997--Eidos Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eidos plc (NASDAQ:EIDSY), a developer and publisher of entertainment products, announced today its flagship action/adventure title, Tomb Raider, has been awarded a multitude of Game of the Year honors from leading industry publications as well as a Codie from the Software Publishers Association's (SPA) Excellence in Software Awards held last week in San Diego.

Since its release, Tomb Raider has received worldwide praise from the editorial community, including Game of the Year awards from Game Fan, PS Extreme, and Computer Player. Ultra Game Players gave Tomb Raider its PlayStation Game of the Year and Adventure Game of the Year. PC Gamer awarded Tomb Raider its Action Game of the Year and a Special Achievement in Graphics. Gary Whitta, Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer, referred to Tomb Raider as "one of the most addictive, original, and atmospheric games the PC has ever seen."

In addition, the Software Publishers Association (SPA) honored Tomb Raider with the coveted Codie Award for Best Adventure/Role- Playing Software Game. Tomb Raider was selected from more than 900 other nominees in the adventure/role-playing category. A vote among 1,200 software industry professionals determined the winner of the category from five finalists.

The SPA's Excellence in Software Awards is the industry's peer-recognition award for creativity and innovation in multimedia, on-line and traditional software development.

"It's a great honor to receive such praise from the industry given the quality of products that Tomb Raider competes with," commented Mike McGarvey, president and CEO of Eidos Interactive. "The success of Tomb Raider thus far is what we hope will be just the beginning."

Available for the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and PC, Tomb Raider is a real-time 3D action/adventure title where the gamer plays adventurer Lara Croft in search of the missing pieces to an ancient Atlantean artifact known as the Scion.

Eidos Interactive is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and Macintosh. Eidos Interactive is part of the Eidos group of companies, which combines Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression and decompression company, and Glassworks, a post production facility specializing in digital effects and video editing for the television and advertising industries.

For additional information on Eidos Interactive and Tomb Raider go to the company's world wide web site at http://www.eidosinteractive.com or http://www.tombraider.com .

CONTACT: Eidos Interactive

Gary Keith, 415/616-2022

gkeith@eidos.com
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