Crystal Dynamic’s Rise of the Tomb Raider has launched for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The PC version is set to arrive after the new year and the PS4 version is set to arrive a year from now. In the meantime, gamers who either need help getting through some of the tombs or help getting through the main campaign, can check out some complete gameplay walkthrough guides offering hints and tips on how to get through certain segments of the game.
YouTuber PlanetGamesHD has a walkthrough of the Xbox One version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, not just covering the game but many of the side-quests and missions as well. You can check out the playlist below.
The first major puzzle in the game is reading a Greek monolith in the center of a tomb, it requires reading the various murals around the room first before being able to translate it. It’s a hitn of things to come. The near entire first hour of gameplay is a string-along session to help familiarize players with the game world and gameplay mechanics.
You can use Lara’s dubstep abilities to find where to go on the map and how to access mission waypoints.
Animal hunting plays a much larger role in this game than in the previous Tomb Raider reboot. You can’t fight many of the animals head on if they’re dangerous predator types. For wolves, snow leopards, bears and other dangerous types of animals, be sure to use the poison-tipped arrows to stun, slow down or kill the animals. The wolves are especially fast in the game and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by them, so shoot the poison arrows at the ground to create some distance.
There’s a tricky segment when you get into one of the tombs called “The Voice of God”, where you will have to deal with various counter-weights and a door. You’ll need to lower the door you entered, climb up the door and get to the other side where there’s a mural on the wall and a counter-weight dangling.
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After you get to the part where the mural is, break through the wall that leads back to the door you came through. Raise the door to lower the counter-weight. Head back to where the mural is and shoot an arrow to attach the counter-weight to the wench. Use the pick-axe to release the wench to cause the counter-weight to break the ice. You’ll then be able to open the door on the opposite end of the cave.
When trying to get into the temple where the door can only be accessed by the crane, there’s a tricky puzzle where you’ll need to use the bucket at the bottom of the crane to break the crane and use the broken crane to get across to the temple with the information about the Divine Source. You’ll need to push the cart down toward the bucket and align the cart with where the water is falling. Shoot an arrow at the bucket and pull it so that it begins to fill up with water. You’ll know it’s filling up when you see the water coming out the leaky holes on the sides. After it fills up enough the crane will break and it can be used to get to the doorway.
Most of the game from here on will hand-hold you through each segment and how to complete it. Just use Lara’s “Survival Instinct” ability to spot where you go next. By the time help the villagers at the tower and seek out the Atlas, after getting the grappling hook and moving through the Cliffside Lookout checkpoint, you’ll need to head to the Cathedral. However, in order to get there you’ll encounter a new type of Trinity soldier.
Some of the armored Trinity soldiers have masks that prevent them from taking forward-facing headshots. You can kill them with one shot to the head from behind. If you’re attempting stealth then bide your time and wait for them to move into position so you can sneak up from behind.
In the section when you’re in the cathedral and Lara needs to tip the statue over, you’ll need some Greek fire vessels. To do so you’ll need to clear out the Trinity soldiers, and climb up to a section where the water runs down a small canal, there is a Greek fire vessel distributor just above the opening where the water is coming out from. Use the bow to open up the latch to release a fire vessel.
You’ll need to blow open the first barricade by letting the vessel run into it and then shooting it. You’ll need one of the vessels to fall down and blow up the support beams holding up the statue. You’ll need to release another fire vessel and attach it to the post on the side of the canal. When the vessel shifts closer to the left side, clear of the flames, then cut the rope to send the Greek fire vessel down the small waterfall and toward the statue’s support. Blow it up once it reaches the statue to knock out the support.
You’ll also need to perform a similar task on the opposite side of the structure. There’s another latch containing the Greek fire vessels near a crane opposite of where the canal is. You’ll need to release two Greek fire vessels, and attach one to each side of the crane. You’ll then need to swing the crane around until one of the fire vessels is on the platform that leads toward the statue and its support structure. Once the fire vessel is on the platform then cut the rope and bump it to roll it down into the water toward the structure.
Near the end of the game when it’s time to fight the Deathless Ones, they’re pretty difficult to fight head on. However, explosives usually do the trick. There are plenty of Greek fire vessels around the area that can be used to lure them in and then blow them up. Additionally, the shotgun directly to the head seems to do the trick if they get too close.
On the Citadel stage, one part that could be tricky is the part with the Citadel gate and trebuchet. You’ll need to use the catapult to break down the gate, but first you’ll need to clear the front part of the trebuchet before it can be used. Simply climb up onto the trebuchet and use the crank to move it in front of the post with the rope on it. Jump across and attach the rope to the debris blocking the catapult. Go back onto the trebuchet and rotate it around to face the gate — in doing so the debris will be removed and the trebuchet can then be used to destroy the gate.
If you’re only interested in the game’s collectibles and how to find them, YouTuber Centerstrain01 has a playlist featuring a walkthrough of the game for finding the collectibles. You can check it out below.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is available right now for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. It’s going to have a tough time finding a solid sales slot with Fallout 4 on the market. Nevertheless, if you only have a PlayStation 4 you’ll have to wait until late in 2016 to get your hands on the game.