Tomb Raider 2013 Walkthrough

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  • Coastal Forest
  • Mountain Temple
  • Radio Tower
  • Tomb of the Unworthy
  • Shantytown
  • Caves and Fortress
  • Some Time Alone
  • Shipwreck Beach
  • Research Base
  • Upriver
  • Upriver

    Part 18: Going Back In

  • Now it’s time to get your boat on the road. As it were. Welcome back to the Mountain Pass.
  • A rope bridge gets you into the base. Wait until the samurais pass, then burn out the blockade. Then stalk, climb, run, and slide.
  • After that, you’ll fight some samurai. They’re fast, but a well-timed dodge works wonders. Otherwise, shoot out their legs and then finish them off. Exit this area, and you’re back where the wind is well…windy. It’s never a good sign when they offer you THIS much ammo, is it?
  • Out in the open, the first wave of attackers will all be samurai, and they can scramble. Aim for the legs, and keep moving. There’s only about five of them. The next wave is heavier, including guys with shields. You can dodge them, or aim at the feet or heads. Climbing up gives you an advantage, but makes you more vulnerable to arrows. Those pear-looking things are explosive, and you can kick them off the ledges. They’re handy. Actually, if you let the bridge bottleneck them, you can take them out with a couple of grenades, for that matter. After you clear out the next wave, head over the new bridge.
  • On the other side of the bridge you’ll face a couple of armored guys, and some bowmen. When you turn a corner, get ready to shoot at explosives in the air. If you time it right, you’ll save a lot of fighting. Then there is a very heavy wave. There’s no best way to do this fight, but scrambling will always keep you alive a bit longer. Keep looking for ammo, and keep dodging.
  • Inside the building, look for a relic, a document, and a campfire. In the next room, look for more collectibles, too. Use the crank on the right of the room to open the hole in the floor. Use the crank on the left to raise a cage from the hole. I closed the trap door afterwards, just in case. Retreat to where you started in the room, swing the cage with a rope to bust the cracked wall open. Then drop the cage to the floor and repeat the process from the top level, so you can drop onto the cage and reach the opening to climb through.
  • At the end of the last winding corridor, there is the final campsite you’ll get, so use it to fast travel for supplies, etc. Otherwise, you can finish collecting after you finish the game. Upgrade any weapons you can, now’s your last chance. There’s a relic right by the fire as well.
  • Welcome to Thunderdome. Head to the left. Do some roping and some climbing. When you reach a blocked gate, pull the bell in front of it and let the wind do the rest. Keep heading up and use a bell to make a rope bridge. There’s a lot of jumping and climbing ahead, and using your axe. So long as you don’t forget you need to push a button to grab a climbing wall with the axe, you’ll be fine. Enjoy the views!
  • Getting to rescue Sam is not easy, but it’s not too hard either. There are waves of bad guys, including ones with shields and explosives, and they’re broken up with weather events. Not too tough, just keep moving.
  • The bigass samurai requires three phases. For the second two he has cronies who will come and attack you as well. The easiest time to hit him is after he does a big overhead swing, but he’s vulnerable every time after he attacks, usually in the flanks. After each round you’ll have to jump on him and do a QT attack. After the second one, his helmet is off, so feel free to aim at the head. Grab loot when you’re done.
  • After the samurai, you’ll face Matthias, which is a series of QT events. No problem by now.
  • Part 19: Chasm Shrine

    Part 20: The End

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    13 Comments on Tomb Raider 2013 Walkthrough


    On March 12, 2013 at 5:58 am

    they also cut the scene where Lara bandages her arm, which I thought should have been left in!


    On March 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

    great job man, u helped me alot :-) )

    Peter T

    On March 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Trying to get through the end of the game. Can’t kill the giant who you encounter. I shoot him in the back as I see on the video, get the shield icon and then the “Y”, hit the “Y” but he just swats me away. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

    Michael fitzgibbon

    On March 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I’m stuck at reach the galleon it won’t let me get the block and tackle and I’m playing on xbox360


    On April 1, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I’m struggling to gain access to the coastal bluffs you see on the map

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm


    Are you trying to return to the Coastal Bluffs? This area is the first spot where Lara lands, and you should be able to reach it by fast-travelling to one of the Coastal Forest Base Camps. There’s nothing really in the Coastal Bluffs, though. All the items you’ll find only begin to appear in the Coastal Forest.


    On April 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you so much for this walk through. It has helped me a lot at places where I didnt really know what to do or where to go. Thanks again.


    On May 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I swear my game must have a glitch! Towards the end when you have to defeat Mafias, I keep pressing E as fast as possible so he doesn’t kill me with me axe, but it’s still not working. What am I doing wrong?

    My Buick

    On August 31, 2013 at 12:52 am

    How do I get rid of the guy who grabs me and throws me off the bridge. I did up grade my climbing tool at that base camp!


    On September 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    i want to get 4th pulley off in research base how can i??


    On February 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    When you fight the giant armored deck, I do not use a knife. Where to get it on?


    On May 24, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    You guys did a good job of the walkthrough except at the end fighting the big arsehole. It shows you died on the first attempt and then never finished it. I have gotten to the 2nd phase of this, killed the other warriors and cant seem to kill arsehole. How many times you gotta do him?? I get the action key and press it and have for 5 times now and he still swats me away. How many times does it take to kill him???? Why did you not show this part?????


    On February 5, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I don’t have any arrows left.