Tomb Raider: Underworld - Full Walkthrough

Chapter 3 | Croft Manor

Game section: Protected By The Dead

- Follow the passage round using the pillar to enter a large room with scaffolding in front of you. As you face the room from where you entered you need to head right, using the scaffolding in the corner to reach the higher level passage.

- Time for a puzzle. First up head along the passage you are now in and drop down into a room behind the one you originally entered, separated by railings.

- You'll notice some switches (put your torch on dammit) on a statued column and a wind-up switch with a handle on the floor in front of it. Leave them for now.

(Reflection puzzle)

- There are two ways of doing this puzzle both with the same technique and result, just different paths. This is how we did it. 

- Run round through the door to the right if Lara is facing the wall with the railings and the stained glass window behind. In that passage she'll find a box.

- Put this on the floor operated switch at the far end of the passage in front of an iron gate.

- Head back down the short passage and up some steps to find another box.

- Carry this round to the same place and put it on the switch with the other box. Now the gate is open chuck the first box through the open gate using R1. It will stay open because of Lara's weight and the other box. Now throw the second one through and just as it lands jump roll through the gate before it shuts.

- Now use the two boxes on the other floor switch in the room you are now in.  A short cut-scene will show the room behind lighting up and a little flame will start burning behind you.

- The gate you jumped through is now open so run to the back room with the switches again and head to the set of four wall switches on the central column.

- As you pull one the camera will show you what it does - it rotates a wooden cut-out above that casts a shadow on the stained glass window. All you have to do is keep hitting each switch in sequence to move them around till the shapes are focussed on the correct shape on the window.

- This done you can now open the big door between the two windows by winding the floor mounted switch in front of it. It's on a timer though so once it's fully opened act quick: Run up the stairs and jump up onto the broken pillar to your left. Now use the grapple point in the vaulted ceiling to jump across to the closing doors and squeeze through the gap to emerge on some stairs.


- Exiting this room is a right pain the ass if you don't know how. Pull the glowing pillar with the Thor gauntlet as far round the desk in the middle of the room as it will go. It'll be near a higher pillar you can now climb to. If you are in the right place you'll now be able to reach a beam that looks like a bit of broken stone balustrade.

- Shimmy along and around to the other pillar until you are facing another ledge on the next pillar. Jump across to it and shimmy round so you can jump to the exit. That should have solved you at least 15 minutes of faffing about.

- Follow the long mine shaft passage to a locked door. Pull the switch and... you're back to the 'escape the burning house' section from the start of the game. We shouldn't need to tell you how to do this now so we'll see you in a minute.

- After the cut-scenes, to get into the control room head left from the door to the glass fronted area as you face it and find a ledge on a pillar. Scale it to the top and then jump down. Run towards the control room and you'll see a pole. Jump to it, pull your self up on to it and then over the top of the glass wall to drop down into the room.

Lengthy cut-scene.


  • sarraman - July 30, 2013 7:19 p.m.

    Coastal Thailand: Bogavati : Just started playing but I can't seem to get the cage under Shivas platform fast enough. Is there a trick to it as I have been trying now for some time and about to give up
  • michael-lancaster - October 12, 2011 2:56 a.m.

    in southern mexico you have the time dial how do you put the dragon head on the plat form it wont let me do it when i press y HELP me
  • patsy0607 - May 5, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    I found this to be somewhat helpfull but it was lacking in description. I felt that whom ever posted it could have taken more time to get accurat directions. I also felt that when it came to the ruins where Thor's hammer was it could have been clearer on the fact that things would collaps. Given the things that I have found that differd slightly it was still helpfull. Thanks!
  • Equi - January 16, 2011 3:35 a.m.

    Definitely one of the easier Tomb Raiders. I enjoyed it on the Wii too, i liked the little logic puzzles. It seemed very short, i had it done in about a day. I'm still working on Anniversary on ps2 ><;
  • ericeck - June 1, 2010 2 p.m.

    - "First, kill all the ghoulies easily with your hammer. Then make your way across the platforms to the pillar at the far right end nearest the glowing area - you'll see it has a symbol on it. Use Thor's gauntlet to turn it blue and then head across to the pillar that's sticking out of the water at a low angle on the left hand side of the raised altar area. Use this and a ledge to get up and approach the altar area." In this area, before you kill the ghoulies, there is a blue symbol on the wall next to the doorway on the left as you are facing it. Then kill the ghoulies and climb down to the platform and walk across the pillar on the left and jump to the next platform for the next symbol. Then go badck to the first platform and continue on as stated in the walkthrough.
  • rachaelhunt - April 11, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    hiya yeah im on the last bit in the room with the 3 buttresses and i have moved one and i am on the second but i cant find a way to actually hit the button with my hammer.... any ideas?
  • aliciarae - April 4, 2010 2:02 a.m.

    I NEED SOME HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in Southern Mexico- Xibalba pt.2 and I lost my bike in the beginning!!! So far I have been able to get around without it but now I seem to need it to jump over something that doesn't have an alternate route!!!! Please help me! Is this a common thing to lose your bike and it is no where to be found?
  • wyldewhytecub - February 3, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    after finding Thors belt in chapter 4 (i think) - Head back to the bike and head up the steps using the gauntlet to move a stone blocking your path. When I get to the stone, the triangle does not appear, no matter what I do, enabling me to use the gauntlet to move the stone out of the way. HELP! FYI-when I moved the pillar in to place, I accidentally fell in to the water and died. When it restarted, the triangle was also gone there. I just continued anyway because the journal said, "I have everything I need to leave this place."
  • medacakes - January 23, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    Help! I can't find the third lever in chapter 1.
  • lilbbiemmie - December 4, 2008 6:03 p.m.

    could anyone please help... i am on the level jan mayen island and am stuck by the swinging hammers, i have killed the giant yeti and have got up onto the first hammer but am now stuck on where to go next as there aren't any ledges to jump on or grab from the first hammer. am playing it on the wii so the platform and aspects are different compared to the ps3 n xbox 360 versions of TRU.any help will be appriciated.thank you
  • goodtimegary - December 1, 2008 5:20 p.m.

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  • codzprc - November 27, 2008 2:50 a.m.

    Awesome guide, I found it the other night when I was drunkenly trying to traverse Southern Mexico. I got lost somehow so I decided to have a little fun whippin' shitties with the bike and running Lara into walls at high speeds. After finding the guide I realized I had taken the wrong path about 15 times in a row. Drinking and driving is never the answer, even in video games.
  • gamesradar_george1 - November 26, 2008 9:29 a.m.

    federalist25: Sorry - can't quite work out what you're doing wrong here. You don't need to take the skull at this point you need to place it on a lever to activate it. I'll have a look at the walkthrough and see if it can be made clearer.
  • gamesradar_george1 - November 26, 2008 9:28 a.m.

    ravensghost: Not entirely sure of the problem here, but the 'tombstone like structures' are to the left and right of the main entrance to the big temple. Swim up there and find the central lever, then try and pull it and the camera will swing round to show their position.
  • gamesradar_george1 - November 26, 2008 9:24 a.m.

    jfusa: It's about where you position yourself. If you stand one way it thinks you want to hold the lever. It's trial and error unfortunately.
  • ravensghost - November 22, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    Love the guide but having problems in "Game section: Arctic Sea" - "In the one on the left (as you face the temple structure, furthest away) you'll find another Power Stone. You should now have four. Now we can open the Helheim Drawbridge." for some reason every time I pick it up the xbox doesn't see it for me to place in the "tombstone-like containers" any help please.
  • Thejester_1987 - November 21, 2008 6:03 a.m.

    To easy i beat it in 14 hours and that is with all the treasures so next game bring it on
  • misfit119 - November 21, 2008 1:37 a.m.

    It's okay. We're not mad at you for saying first. What we feel is better described as equal parts pity and equal parts intense humor. Cheers! Nice guide by the way. Can't wait for the images.
  • EvilZeus - November 20, 2008 4:44 a.m.

  • victor4u0 - December 1, 2008 1:34 a.m.

    I'm stuck in statue 7 I get to the door , but is closed, how do I open it ?

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