For Winston Smith in other continuities, see Winston disambiguation page.

Winston Smith is the Croft family butler, and faithful servant to Lara Croft.

Biography Edit

Winston's family has been with the Crofts for generations, and he has been the family butler since he was honorably discharged from the military in his late-twenties; just as his father before him. He moved into Croft Manor to stay as the only live-in staff when his wife died, before Lara was born. He tends to all Lara's household needs, going far beyond the duties of a traditional butler given Lara's unusual lifestyle and pursuits, but he has never disappointed her. His loyalty to Lara, her parents, and Croft Manor is beyond question.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary Edit

In Anniversary, Winston is only seen standing around various places of the Croft Manor, including the bedroom and next to the fireplace. (ANN: "Croft Manor")

Tomb Raider: Legend Edit

Winston returns in Legend. He looks taller and much younger than in the previous games. He appears in cut scenes and the Manor level, however he has no dialogue or movement. (LEG: "Croft Manor", "Nepal - The Ghalali Key")

Tomb Raider: Underworld Edit

Winston makes another return in Tomb Raider: Underworld. The only appearances of him are in cut scenes. One is before the Croft Manor level begins, where he is seen walking through catacombs with Lara and in another, he is seen standing next to a gun-wielding Zip. (UND: "No Illusions", "Protected by the Dead")


  • This incarnation of Winston is younger, than the original, sporting a full head of hair, and having good posture as opposed to being perpetually slouched.
  • He was also given much more involvement in the plot, unlike the original who only had dialogue in Tomb Raider: Chronicles.
  • Unlike the original, he doesn't follow Lara around, to the contrary, he will never move during gameplay.