Rise of the Tomb Raider’s first piece of story-driven DLC Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch is an enjoyable, if brief, adventure that adds a welcome supernatural element to familiar puzzle-solving and adventuring. Although a fetch quest in well-trodden territory is a low point, The Temple of the Witch stands out from the main campaign by virtue of this unexpected psychedelia.
Lara’s hunt for a witch who’d allegedly terrorized locals for years is a welcome change from Rise of the Tomb Raider’s more grounded threats. In one sequence, Lara must follow her father through a haunted forest, pursued by demonic dogs and leery skeletons. While genuinely spooky, it also serves to illustrate Lara’s complex relationship with her dad, one of the most interesting themes in Rise of the Tomb Raider’s main campaign.