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.
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.
Activate the following cheats by performing the specified tasks and then entering the corresponding sequences of buttons during game play:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE Bulletproof Lara - Complete England with a time less than 27:00 in Time Trial mode. While holding LT and press A, RT, Y, RT, X, LB. Draw enemy health - Complete Bolivia with a time less than 12:30 in Time Trial mode. While holding LT, press X, B, A, LB, RT, Y. Infinite assault rifle ammunition - Complete Japan with a time less than 12:15 in Time Trial mode. While playing the game, hold LB and press A, B, A, LT, X, Y. Infinite shotgun ammunition - Complete Ghana with a time less than 20:00 in Time Trial mode. While playing the game, hold LB and press RT, B, X, LT, X, A. Infinite SMG ammunition - Complete Peru with a time less than 21:30 in Time Trial mode. While playing the game, hold LB and press B, Y, LT, RT, A, B. Infinite grenade launcher ammunition - Complete Kazakhstan with a time less than 27:10 in Time Trial mode. While playing the game, hold LB and press LT, Y, RT, B, LT, X. One shot kill - Complete Bolivia Redux with a time less than 4:15 in Time Trial mode. While holding LT, press Y, A, Y, X, LB, B. Wield Excalibur - Complete Nepal with a time less than 13:40 in Time Trial mode. While playing the game, hold LB and press Y, A, B, RT, Y, LT. Wield Soul Reaver - Complete the game and all time trials. While playing the game, hold LB and press A, RT, B, RT, LT, X. No textures - Complete the game. While holding LT, press LB, A, B, A, Y, RT.
Unlock the following alternate costumes by performing the corresponding tasks:
COSTUME - HOW TO UNLOCK Amanda (ritual) - Complete the Ghana Time Trial. Amanda (winter) - Complete the Kazhkastan Time Trial. Biker - Complete England - King Arthur's Tomb. Biker (no jacket) - Collect all Silver and Gold rewards in England. Biker (red jacket) - Collect all Silver rewards in England. Bikini (black) - Complete the game, all Time Trials, and collect all Bronze, Silver, and Gold rewards in all levels, including Croft Manor. Bikini (white) - Complete the game and all Time Trials. Catsuit - Collect all Gold rewards in Japan. Classic (gray) - Collect all Gold rewards in Ghana. Classic - Collect all Gold rewards in Peru. Evening Dress (red) - Collect all Silver rewards in Japan. Evening Dress (ripped) - Complete Japan - Meeting With Takamoto. Goth - Complete the England Time Trial. Goth (lace shirt) - Complete the Japan Time Trial. 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 - Collect all Gold rewards in Bolivia. Sport (green) - Complete the Bolivia Time Trial. Suit (cream) - Collect all Silver and Gold rewards in Croft Manor. Winter (no coat) - Complete Kazakhstan - Project Carbonek. Winter (no coat, pink) - Complete the Peru Time Trial. Winter (no coat, orange) - Collect all Silver rewards in Kazakhstan. Winter (pink) - Complete the Nepal Time Trial. Winter (orange) - Collect all Silver rewards in Nepal. Winter - Complete Kazakhstan - Project Carbonek.
To obtain the Gold statue in Japan, in the room that has a dragon hanging in it, throw the large red box to the floor. The box will break and the Gold statue will appear. You will also receive an alternate costume for acquiring this statue.
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.
You must complete the Bolivia level before you can get the gold artifact. Otherwise, the rest of the manor will be closed off. Once you enter the manor, get the grapple located in the computer room in a safe behind Zip. To unlock the safe, use a laptop on the floor. After obtaining the grapple, get the pistols in Lara's bedroom. To get the pistols, there are two knives that both need to be pulled. Then, head to the library. To your right is a wall that can be broken by shooting it. Shoot it, then move the bookcase in the wall to one of the pressure switches on either side of Allister's desk and 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. Pull the switch in the dark hallway to make a large stone tablet with a clue 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. Pull them, 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. Rotate the two Greek statues so they face away from each other. Once 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 that reveals 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 you use it, use the grapple to pull out the poles leading to the other switch. After that, 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 to make it face 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.
Unlock the following cinematics by completing the corresponding levels:
CINEMATIC - LEVEL 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
While performing a forward roll, when you see Lara put both hands on the ground, press B. Instead of rolling to her feet, Lara will perform a handspring. Also, if you press B again just before her feet touch the ground, Lara will backflip. This is what happens; hold Forward and press B (Lara will roll). Press B again (handspring). Press B again (backflip). Press B again (another backflip). Press B one more time and Lara will finish with a "Roundoff", meaning she will do a 360 spin in midair while bringing her legs over the top and land facing forward. Note: The timing must be precise.
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.
After the creature is released, run around the dome while turning the switches on by pressing Y. After pressing all the switches, four balls with come down from the ceiling. Get onto the magnetic gun in the middle of the room and make the balls come to you by using the magnetic gun. This might take some time because the monster will keep knocking you of the gun. When you have all the balls pointing towards you, a chamber will open above your head and the sword fragment will appear. Get off the gun, point up towards the sword fragment, and grapple it. When you have it, an intermission sequence will begin and the level will end.
ACHIEVEMENT - HOW TO UNLOCK Completed Nepal Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Nepal level in Time Trial mode. Collected 60 Bronze Rewards (20 points) - Collect 60 Common Bronze Rewards. Completed Kazakhstan Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Kazakhstan level in Time Trial mode. Completed Ghana Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Ghana level in Time Trial mode. Completed Tokyo Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Tokyo level in Time Trial mode. Collected 30 Silver Rewards (35 points) - Collect 30 Precious Silver Rewards. Completed Peru Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Peru level in Time Trial mode. Completed Bolivia Time Trial (10 points) - Beat the Bolivia level in Time Trial mode. Complete the Adventure (125 points) - Beat the Tomb Raider - Legend adventure on the Explorer or Adventurer difficulty setting. Completed Nepal (75 points) - Beat the "Nepal - The Ghalali Key" level. Completed England (75 points) - Beat the "England - King Arthur's Tomb?" level. Collected 35 Bronze Rewards (15 points) - Collect 35 Common Bronze Rewards. Completed Kazakhstan (75 points) - Beat the "Kazakhstan - Project Carbonek" level. Collected 5 Gold Rewards (50 points) - Collect 5 Rare Gold Rewards. Collected 15 Silver Rewards (25 points) - Collect 15 Precious Silver Rewards. Completed Ghana (30 points) - Beat the level "Ghana - Pursuing James Rutland" level. Completed Tokyo (50 points) - Beat the "Tokyo - Meeting with Takamoto" level. Completed Peru (50 points) - Beat the "Peru - Return to Paraiso" level. Completed Bolivia (50 points) - Beat the "Bolivia - Tiwanaku" level. Collected 5 Bronze Rewards (10 points) - Collect 5 Common Bronze Rewards. Complete the hard adventure (175 points) - Beat the Tomb Raider - Legend adventure on the Tomb Raider difficulty setting. Completed England Time Trial (75 points) - Beat the England level in Time Trial mode. Completed All Time Trials (50 points) - Beat all levels in Time Trial mode.
Downloadable content achievements ACHIEVEMENT - HOW TO UNLOCK Peruvian Tomb Raider (20 points) - Anniversary: Complete Episode 1 (any difficulty setting). Master Tomb Raider (50 points) - Anniversary: Complete the entire game (on hard difficulty setting). The Peruvian Collector (25 points) - Anniversary: Collect all Episode 1 relics and artifacts (any difficulty setting). Beginning Tomb Raider (20 points) - Anniversary: Complete Croft Manor (any difficulty setting). Egyptian Tomb Raider (20 points) - Anniversary: Complete Episode 3 (any difficulty setting). The Egyptian Collector (25 points) - Anniversary: Collect all Episode 3 relics and artifacts (any difficulty setting). Greek Tomb Raider (20 points) - Anniversary: Complete Episode 2 (any difficulty setting). The Greek Collector (25 points) - Anniversary: Collect all Episode 2 relics and artifacts (any difficulty setting). Atlantian Tomb Raider (20 points) - Anniversary: Complete Episode 4 (any difficulty setting). The Atlantian Collector (25 points) - Anniversary: Collect all Episode 4 relics and artifacts (any difficulty setting).
To obtain the Gold statue in Bolivia, after you use the stone seesaw to boost the iron cages up to the platform, open the gate. Then, move one of the cages on the side off of its plate to lower the door. Quickly move the cage back and then climb over to the exit. Scale the side of the doorway to get on top of the door. The gold reward is located on top of the door.
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.