The final boss is Amanda in Beast form. When facing her, do not go near to the edge, near Amanda while she is fighting, or go into the center of the platform. The easiest way to die is to jump off the edge. When you get Amanda's health down about halfway, the beast will fall to the ground and an image of Amanda will appear on the beast's body. Quickly get in close as possible, then face Amanda and press [Interact]. This brings the beast's damage threshold down. If you do not do it fast enough, the beast will rise and heal to full. You must down the beast four times to win. The beast will start by using a random attack every couple seconds. Every time you down the beast, the chance is increased that it will perform another random attack right after the first. This means that when you have downed Amanda three times, she is likely to attack four times very quickly. The following is a list of her attacks:
Spreading attack She will stick her arms into the ground. After a slight delay, slow, red projectiles will fan out. This is easily avoided by jumping over them. Note: This attack is when the beast is most susceptible to damage.
Upwards blast The beast's fastest attack. It will pound the ground with its arms and a burst of energy will appear beneath Lara. This is the best reason to keep moving.
Melee attack A simple swipe. Stay away from the beast and it will not use this attack.
Homing attack The most common attack. The beast fires a pink homing smoke-like projectile that explodes on contact. This has area of effect. The more accurate the blast, the more damage Lara will take and the farther she will fly.
Shockwave The most devastating attack. It doesn't do significant damage but can fling Lara halfway across the platform. Avoid it at all costs. It acts like the homing attack, but looks bluish. There is a distinct difference in appearance between the two projectiles.
Once you use the stone seesaw to boost the iron cages up to the platform, open the gate the normal way. Then, move one of the cages on the side off its plate just enough to lower the door one notch. Immediately move the cage back. Climb over to the exit and scale the side of the doorway to get on top of the door. The gold reward is at the top.
Before you can get the gold artifact, you have to complete the Bolivia level. Otherwise, the rest of the manor will be closed off. After you enter the manor, get the grapple. It is located in the computer room in a safe behind Zip. To unlock the safe, use a laptop on the floor. After getting the grapple, get the pistols in Lara's bedroom. To get the pistols, there are two knives that both need to be pulled. Then, go head to the library. To your right is a wall that can be broken by shooting it. After that is done, move the bookcase in the wall to one of the pressure switches on either side of Allister's desk. Then, use the grapple to get down the other bookcase, which is above the pressure switch on the right. Put that bookcase on the other switch and a wall will open up. Grab the PLS on Allister's desk. In the dark hallway is a switch. Once you pull it, a large stone tablet with a clue will come out of the wall. The clue reads "Above the Waters, Twin Sisters turn their backs one upon the other to leave the Ambages unguarded". Go to the end of the hallway and pull the second switch. Another wall will open up and lead you back into the bedroom. With the first clue in hand, go to the pool. On the right side of the pool there are two fish statues that can be pulled out. Do so, then jump onto the shortest one. Jump on to the pole, swing to the ledge, jump to the other statue, onto the second pole, then onto the balcony. There are two Greek statues. Rotate them so they face away from each other. When they are in position, another clue will appear: "Within the Hall of Knowledge, Tomes of Cerulean, Topaz, Viridian and Crimson in turn reveal their Arcanum". Go back to the library. Push in the blue book to the right of the door. Then, go to the small room upstairs. Push in the yellow book, then the green book, outside the room. Go back downstairs and push in the red book. After you do this, a wall will open, revealing the third clue: "Above the Hearth, revealed visage and countenance touched in haste raise up the Steward". Go back to the front lobby. To the right of the door leading to the library is a switch that just came out of the wall. Before using it, use the grapple to pull out the poles leading to the other switch. Then, push the switch, swing to the other side, and use the other. The fourth and final clue then comes out of the wall: "The risen Athena turns to face the Sun, whose burden then reveals the Golden Laurel". A statue has arisen in the middle of the front lobby downstairs. Turn it so that it faces the window above the stairs then stand on the pressure switch. The statue then goes back into the ground and a stone pillar with the Golden Artifact appears from the ground in its place.
To unlock the white and black swimsuits for Lara you must complete the game, find all the rewards (including the ones in Croft Manor) then complete the game again under the time trial difficulty. Complete Bolivia Redux in time trial mode. This will allow the use of the "One Shot Kill" cheat which will help significantly. Note: This will also unlock everything else in the game, including the pistol upgrades, another thirty costumes, and the "Wield Excalibur and "Wield Soul Reaver sword" cheats.
Unlock the following alternate costumes by performing the corresponding task:
ALTERNATE COSTUME - HOW TO UNLOCK Amanda (winter) - Complete Kazakhstan in Time Trial mode. Amanda - Complete Ghana in Time Trial mode. Biker (no jacket) - Collect all silver and gold rewards in England. Biker (red jacket) - Collect all silver rewards in England. Biker - Complete England - King Arthur's Tomb. Catsuit - Collect all gold rewards in Japan. Classic (gray) - Collect all gold rewards in Ghana. Classic - Collect all gold rewards in Peru. Evening (red) - Collect all silver rewards in Japan. Evening (ripped) - Complete Japan - Meeting With Takamoto. Goth (laced shirt) - Complete Japan in Time Trial mode. Goth - Complete England in Time Trial mode. Legend (black) - Collect all silver rewards in Croft Manor. Legend (blue) - Collect all silver rewards in Peru. Legend (pink) - Collect all silver rewards in Ghana. Legend (Union Jack) - Collect all silver rewards in Bolivia. Snowsuit - Collect all gold rewards in Nepal. Special Forces (urban) - Collect all gold rewards in England. Special Forces - Collect all gold rewards in Kazakhstan. Sport (green) - Complete Bolivia in Time Trial mode. Sport - Collect all gold rewards in Bolivia. Sport - Collect all gold rewards in Bolivia. Suit (cream) - Collect all silver and gold rewards in Croft Manor Suit - Collect all gold rewards in Croft Manor. Winter (no coat) - Complete Kazakhstan - Project Carbonek. Winter (no coat, orange) - Collect all silver rewards in Kazakhstan. Winter (orange) - Collect all silver rewards in Nepal. Winter (pink) - Complete Nepal in Time Trial mode. Winter (pink, no coat) - Complete Peru in Time Trial mode. Winter - Complete Kazakhstan - Project Carbonek.
Unlock the following cinematics by completing the corresponding level:
UNLOCKABLE - HOW TO UNLOCK Allies Under Fire - Kazakhstan Amanda Falls Behind - Peru Amanda Rises - Bolivia Redux Amanda Survived - Peru Amanda's Pet - Kazakhstan Answers Breed Questions - Bolivia Redux Any Bike Will Do - Peru Artifact Revealed - Japan Artifacts Recovered - Peru Bedrivere's Legacy - England Bolivia Redux - Bolivia Redux Chapter Closed - Nepal Command Center - Kazakhstan Dearest Amelia - Ghana Death By Irony - Bolivia Demon of the Past - Peru Destination - Cornwall - England Digging Up the Past - Peru Excalibur Reforged - Nepal Falling in Love Again - Bolivia Fashionably Late in Tokyo - Japan First Contact - Bolivia Going Back In - Peru Grand Entrance - Ghana Hasty Departure - Ghana Heading for the Roof - Japan Headset Hijack - Kazakhstan Home Again - Nepal Hunting Rutland in Ghana - Ghana James Rutland Talks - Bolivia Meet Tiwanaku - Bolivia Meeting with Takamoto - Japan Myth Becomes Fact - England Nepal, Part 1 - Bolivia Nepal, Part 2 - Bolivia Nishimura's Warning - Japan PDA Check - Bolivia Prize Obtained - Kazakhstan Recovery and Exit - Japan Rendezvous with Anaya - Peru Return to Nepal - Nepal Returning Home - Peru Reunion with Amanda - Kazakhstan Runaway Train! - Kazakhstan Second Contact - Bolivia Shields and Maps - Kazakhstan Takamoto Found - Japan Team Reunited - England The Final Piece - England The Ghalali Key - Ghana The Key Obtained - Nepal The Postcard Business - Ghana The Queen's Story - Peru The Queen's Sword - Peru The Stone Dais - Bolivia Trouble in Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Two Shards - Ghana Unwelcome in Paraiso - Peru Viracocha's Staff - Peru Wrecking Crew - Peru
To make Lara climb up ledges differently, hang from a climbable ledge and hold UP or any other key so that she is looking over the ledge. Then, hold SPACE and after a couple seconds Lara will climb the ledge differently.
The objective is not to destroy the Entity. The main gaol is to remove the sword fragment for the machine directly above the Tesla turret. Ignore the Beast the entire time. First, pull the four levers around the room. They are on the outer wall and easily accessible. Then, hop into the Tesla turret. If you get knocked out of the turret, hop back in, healing as needed. Here you must use the turret's "repel" function to launch the four lowered Tesla balls into the beams of energy. Do not use the "attract" function as this will just slow you down. After completing the entire circuit, wait for the electricity to die down, then do it again. When you complete the circuit the second time, get out of the turret, switch to first person view and use the grapple on the sword fragment and pull it out.
Unlock the following cheats byperforming the corresponding tasks. A message with the code will appear to confirm successful completion of the task. Codes cannot be enabled until they are first unlocked in this manner.
Note: Use the following trick keep cheat codes enabled with a new game. After completing the game and time trials to unlock the use of the cheat codes, load a level and enable the "One shot kill" and "Bulletproof Lara" cheats. Quit the game and start a new game. The cheats should remain active. Note: This does not work with the weapon codes.
CHEAT - HOW TO UNLOCK Textureless mode - Hold BACKSPACE and press 1 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, successfully complete the game. One shot kill - Hold BACKSPACE and press 8 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Bolivia Redux level in Time Trial mode in under 4:15. Bulletproof Lara - Hold BACKSPACE and press 7 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the England level in Time Trial mode under 27:00. Unlimited assault rifle ammunition - Hold BACKSPACE and press 3 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Japan level in Time Trial mode under 12:15. Unlimited grenades - Hold BACKSPACE and press 4 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Kazakhstan level in Time Trial mode under 27:10. Unlimited SMG ammunition - Hold BACKSPACE and press 6 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Peru level in Time Trial mode in under 21:30. Unlimited shotgun ammunition - Hold BACKSPACE and press 5 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Ghana level in Time Trial mode under 20:00. Draw enemy health - Hold BACKSPACE and press 2 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Bolivia level in Time Trial mode under 12:30. Wield Excalibur - Hold BACKSPACE and press 9 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, complete the Nepal level in Time Trial mode under 13:40. Wield Soul Reaver sword - Hold BACKSPACE and press 0 during game play. A sound will confirm correct code entry. To unlock this code, successfully complete the game with a 100% completion.
Toward the end where the serpent Boss is located, when you first enter the level, do not interact with the falling cages. You can actually stop them from working. If you do not have any previous saves to restart from, the game cannot be completed.
In the Kazakhstan mission, complete the second part where you are on the bike chasing after the train. There will be an intermission sequence where Lara will take off her burning winter coat and toss it away. To see the glitch, complete the game and get a multiple amount of clothes. Choose any of the clothes except for the winter clothes for the Kazakhstan mission. At the intermission sequence after the bike ride, Lara will take off an invisible burning coat.