Tomb Raider: Anniversary Strategy Guide


Time to complete

12-15 hours – but it really depends on how familiar you are with Lara’s tomb- leaping world and whether you get really stuck (which you shouldn’t if you use this guide to help you along!)

Most challenging level

Egypt’s door slamming, post jumping, razor wire traps will have you restarting again and again. And the end level’s timed lava jumping sections are enough to get you cursing Lara’s good name.

Stuck with no way out?

You’ll spend a large part of Tomb Raider shut in a room with no apparent way out. Always check the walls for ledges and grappling points. If you repeatedly try to make a jump and it doesn’t work, chances are there’s another way. There are quite a few red herrings in those tombs.

On to the guide!


Level 1: Mountain Caves

Jump up the ledges on the wall to the left of the door. At the top, turn left and go through the door. Shoot the dastardly wolves inside the room, go to the last doorway on the left and use the poles to swing to the other side.

Go through the next doorway and climb the ledge to your right. Jump back onto the pole – it’ll swing round so you can jump onto a stone switch; very handy, eh? Drop down once you’ve pulled it all the way.

Return to the door quickly (the switch is on a timer). Climb the ledges to the left of the door again. At the top, climb the next set of ledges, shimmy right and jump to the second stone switch. Return to the door and stand on the big pressure switch.

Level 2: City of Vilcabamba

Jump into the water beneath the waterfall. Swim through the tunnel just below the surface. Swim to the end then pull the lever on the wall in front of you. Quickly surface and climb out of the water to advance.

Climb the steps and jump the gap through the adjacent doorway. Drop down into the room and push the crate in the gap in front of you. Follow the path round to a key. Get out of the hut by shooting the double doors.

Go left and left and use the key to get through the gate. The next door is simple to open – just follow the tunnels to the left, then the right, to the end and jump onto the jutting out switches at the end, which will rotate round and open the door.


  • VLATKOKUZEV - September 20, 2008 1:11 a.m.

    how exactly do you use the hammer to open the door?
  • CecilianneMureaux - July 23, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    When you get to the big double doors you'll want to climb up the left side (because you can't climb up the right side) and go around to the right side via the poles in the wall over the entrance to that room and pull that weight down first, then jump down and back up the left wall and pull that one. Hint: They don't actually go back up once you pull them down. Any other questions my e-mail is
  • haardydahunk - June 2, 2009 9:08 p.m.

    nothin 2 wrry man..jst go on top of d temple then go thro d top of d boulders across d dino arena..than climb d pole and make ur way out 2 other zone 2 reach d other end..
  • AifanN81 - December 16, 2008 12:47 p.m.

    yeah me too ne help
  • jellycow - August 5, 2009 12:07 p.m.

    on the collesium level how do you get threw the locked door with key, it doesnt work wen u try 2 unlok it
  • Atrip95 - June 2, 2009 12:51 a.m.

    I'm stuck after you beat the first boss and I keep climbing up but it takes me around in circles and it takes me to where I would have had to fight the dinosaur again.
  • Las12 - March 21, 2009 7:15 p.m.

    i cant get past the trough the two doors in peru city vilcabamba.i cant jump far.plz help me
  • AifanN81 - December 16, 2008 6:21 p.m.

    um stuick in level 2 where u have 2 go through rhe two doors 2 open the large stuck in with left door.i jst cant jump to the far help please
  • Davinator - December 12, 2008 6:02 a.m.

    I cant get past the part where you have to go through the doors 2 the left and right, (im stuck on the left but done the right) any help please???

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