2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot

This is my English translation of my 2013/ 2014 Dutch walkthrough

Level 11: On route to the Palace

A: Bridge:

After Lara's "narrow escape", at the end of Level 10, we are now on a narrow mountain plateau. Lara just got in touch with limping Roth.

Roth is in a hut higher up the mountain with his sniper rifle. From his position, Roth has a great view at the Bridge.

Lara must cross over the bridge to reach the Palace, but the bridge is crawling with Solari bastards. But Roth has a good view of it and will cover Lara and he can kill the Solari's if necessary.  When Lara has reached the bridge, listen very carefully to Roth ..... Roth will keep giving Lara instructions and it is a bad idea to ignore his instructions

The first part of this level is "free sailing" ..... Lara will not really get in trouble yet. But as soon as Lara reached the Bridge, her problems will start and then you will also get to a part where you have to lead Lara at lightning speed over the roofs of collapsing huts ... I warn you in advance that this is a very difficult part

So we start on the narrow mountain plateau. You see a wooden staircase ...... however a part of the stairs has disappeared but luckily there is a wooden climbing wall ..... Run up the stairs and do the Running Jump to the climbing wall and keep pressing your jump key so that Lara then climbs up the climbing wall and land on the top part of the stairs.

Continue up the stairs and at the top you dive into the cave with Lara and continue to the Base Camp Watchtower.

Use the camp to rest for a while and to redeem any skill points and XP points. I got some free Upgrades for some weapons here myself. Whether you get that depends on what you have achieved in the game so far. When you're done at the campfire, make sure you get Lara back on her feet. Leave the cave through the other exit / entrance and ....... we end up on a bridge but this is not yet the big bridge to the palace. Like everything on this * fucking * island, this bridge is rotten and unstable. It's not a good idea to walk on the right side, so keep walking / running on the left side.

Run across the bridge and you will see why it is better to stay on the left side.

After a few bumps, the entire right side of the bridge has disappeared and then even a large part of the bridge is no longer there

Well .... Lara has to "fly" over the gaping hole so take a run up and then do the running jump to the continuation of the bridge. If you do it right, Lara will reach the other side.

Pull Lara up and walk on and ..... there is again a short radio contact between Laar and Roth, who reports that it is teeming with Solari's on the big bridge.

Walk on, up the stairs and .... Laar has arrived at the bridge house. 

A wooden climbing / jumping wall protrudes under the window, so jump / climb into the window via the climbing wall

Lara then let herself fall into the bridge house through the window

Inside you will see another climb / jump wall, so climb up to it and then jump / climb through the wall to the higher floor.

Upstairs you follow the room to the back, up the stairs and then into the hallway and .......

Lara's problems will now start ..... because we have now ended up under the big Bridge .......

I would almost say SAVE YOUR GAME ..... but unfortunately .... that is not possible in a Tomb Raider game.

B: On the Bridge:

the Bridge is a long suspension bridge and Lara is now under the bridge. Unfortunately, some of the floor has disappeared.

Do the running jump to the white bar on the other side ... so run and press the jump button at the right moment.

It's quite a far jump for Lara again, but if you do the jump well, she'll makes it easily. Then pull Lara up the platform and ..... O ... SHIT SHIT SHIT ..... it is never nice and easy ...... the next part of the maintenance platform has disappeared again and the gap to the next part of the bridge is even wider than the previous one. You see a grid (B) hanging and beams sticking to the grid. In front of  Lara there is a "springboard" on the edge, so run at full speed over the springboard and press the jump key, at the right time, and .......

Lara barely makes it to the bottom bar of grid B, so quickly press your E-key, otherwise our girl would still go into the depths of hell. Climb, via your up arrow, further up until Lara is hanging from the top white bar. Then move Lara along the white bar to the right, to the bottom white bar on the right grate.

Lara  now hangs almost in a vacuum. Climb up the beams and ...... We then hear a few Solari's talking to each other and they are talking about Lara. Lara is so shocked that she hesitated for a moment and lingered. Climb further up and ..... Lara then pulls herself up the plank path that hangs just below the bridge deck .....

We are now really right under the bridge and just below the Solari's who are on the bridge guarding the place ......, The Solaris know that Lara has to cross the bridge to get to the palace and Mathias. There is still nothing wrong with Lara because no Solari has seen her yet ..... but that will soon change. Lara does not have much space, so she has to continue crouching ....... Move Lara carefully over the scaffolding planks ...... so follow the scaffolding planks and stay alert because you have to hit your E again very soon to prevent Lara from plunging into the depths ......

When you almost are with Lara to the end she will be discovered by a Solari, who is standing on top of the bridge .....

......... we are shocked but thank goodness our faithful old dog Roth is still there .....

..... from his safe sniper position Roth shoots that Solari a few bullets in his head ...... the corpse falls down and destroys the beam on which the last scaffolding board rests, on which Lara is standing and so .... Lara also plunges into the depths but she just manages to grab hold of the bottom white bar with 2 fingers of one hand ...QUICLY NOW.... PRESS YOUR E-BUTTON to save Lara. 

now all Hell really breaks out ........ Slide along the ball to the right .... 

Lara reaches the end of the beam, which protrudes a bit under the bridge. There is still not much going on. Pull Lara up the beam

Lara is then balancing on top of the beam ..... You should not delay too long ... Lara is a bit shaky so she has to jump from her beam to beam 2 .... of course you can't do a runningjump, so simultaneously press your forward key and your jump key and ...... Lara * flies * to beam 2 and hangs on it

Pull Lara up on beam 2 and then turn her around to the bridge ...... under the bridge gate you see white beam 3 ......

Hang from beam 3 and then slide Lara, very carefully , a little further to the right and Roth then screams in Laar's ear that she must stop and hang on

from now on Lara has no will of her own anymore ..... from now on you must follow Roth's instructions. If Roth screams for Lara to stop, you stop. Roth will snipe the Solari's on the bridge. Only when Roth screams that the coast is clear again you you move  along

Lara  hangs still on beam 3 because Roth has seen that a Solari is approaching and it does indeed appear on the bridge. 

But Roth snips that bastard and the corpse falls down the bridge, into the depths. Lara watched the falling Solari corpse.

Roth then screams for Lara to continue, so slide Lara up and get her to the Side Jump Position, then jump to beam 4.

On beam 4 you immediately push Laar a little further, but already after a little bit Roth screams that Lara must hang still again because, above the hanging piece of ripple plate 5, a Solari appears again. Roth snips the Solari and his corpse rumbles through the railing of the bridge into the depths. A piece of fence has now disappeared above corrugated plate 5. Roth screams that Lara can go on again, so push Lara a bit further, but when she hangs on the last piece of white bar Roth screams again that she has to stop again, so stop!

Above the plate another Solari appears and if Lara continues, the Solari will kill her so WAIT until Roth has shredded this Solari as well and says that Lara can move on.

When Roth has done his job, slide Lara further to the right and then climb up the bridge via the ripple plate 5.

Lara then thinks she can safely take a breather ..... Lara does not notice that a new bastard is creeping up on her and ........

... the bastard grabs Lara by the throat and threatens to break her neck ......

Lara, however, gives the bastard the "elbow" and this gives Roth the opportunity to put a few bullets in between the eyes of the motherfucker .... but ...... the Solari went down the bridge but the dead weight pulls Lara also into the depths .... in her fall, you can see a hanging part of the bridge gate ....so QUICLY..... press your E-key as soon as you see the red hand and......

.....Lara grabbed hold of the bottom beam of the hanging railing just in time.

Climb, through the fence, back up and ..... Lara ends up under the bridge again, but she is not safe at all .... The Game has now saved at a Checkpoint.

Roth screams that Lara is now in sight of the Solari's and that there are too many of those fuckers ...

Lara is now on the last part of the Bridge ... but the bridge is collapsing and the last bridge part has already disappeared. At the end you will see a white border ....... Well .... RUN......RUN.... and when Lara has reached the white border then press your Jump key and ...... Lara "flies "through the air and they land on the roof of the front cliff hut ..... Your crazy race across the collapsing huts has begun ....

C: Insane race across collapsing Huts and walkways to the safe climbing wall:

Lara has landed on the roof of the 1st hut and the hut immediately starts to topple under Lara's weight. Quickly ..... turn the camera / Lara to the right ... You will see where you have to go with Lara ..... Over the huts and a hanging wooden path .... Everything will collapse, so you have to finish this part in 1 smooth run, so you always have to jump to the next roof / path. At the end of this crazy run you have to jump to a gray climbing wall where you have to activate Lara's climbing hook in the jump.

You will have to do this part all over again a few times .... If Lara dies, you will start over and over again from the last checkpoint on the bridge. But the more often you have to do it again, the better you "learn" how to run and when to jump ...... I did not complete this part in one go ..... on the contrary .... You actually have it easier than me because for the purpose of the walkthrough I also had to take the right screenshots on time to make it a bit easier for you ..... and all for only a lousy 10, 15 or 20 dollar that you won't pay me anyway ........ I must be really insane ....

This all has to be done very quickly, so I don't have time to explain it to you in detail ..... take a look at my series of screenshots and you will see how to do it ... If the screams and shouts of the Solari's, the sound of their bombs and their gunfire make you totally nervous, then I advise you to turn the volume down, or turn it off ...

So you start on the roof of hut 1 and the hut  immediately starts to collapse ...

.... Lara slipped away, so at the right moment jumped over to roof 2, then to roof 3, then to pad 4 and further so further on .....

When you have reached the wooden path 4 and 5 with Lara, part 4 starts to break ..... there is a gap between part 4 and 5 so quickly jump to part 5

........ between parts 5 and 6 is quite a distance, so performing a running jump and Lara will be hanging on part 6 ....

Behind part 6 is then Hut 7 ..... the end hut ..... but not yet the end of your crazy run ...... Pull Lara up part 6 and run on and JUMP on to Hut 7 and. ....

...... Lara barely reached the edge of the roof of cabin 7, so hit your E key to make Lara grab onto hut 7

Hut 7 will also collapse and the Solari will throw their molotovs, so pull Lara onto  hut 7 and run over the roof to the left back and ..........

JUMP to the gray CLIMBING WALL in the mountain and in your jump press your E-Key at the right time so that Lara hooks herself, with the climbing axe, in the climbing wall and ......

Quickly climb up the climbing wall and then pull Lara into the safe "harbor" ......

Hey hey ..... that was exciting .... but we made it and Lara is safe again. Walk into the grotto and Lara has a brief contact with Roth. 

The cave gets narrower and lower and dark, so Lara  automatically lights her torch ... crawl on and Lara ends up in the filthy smelly water of an underground lake

So move Lara further through the smelly water, you've done this before, and she'll automatically climb out of the water on the other side.

D: Cave entrance:

Follow the tunnel further and ...... We end up in a narrow cave ...

 the game tells us that we have ended up in the Cave entrance and the game gives us a new assignment ...

Free the captive crew of the Endurance because we leave no one behind.

Lara's route continues straight ahead, through the stair tunnel ..... 

but on the left is a smaller cave where Lara can find an orange fruit plant .... Lara will be hungry by now, so go and eat those fruits.

Return and continue your way up through the cave, via the stairs in the tunnel. At the top, the tunnel turns left around the corner and .... the game takes over for you ...... 

Lara hears the voice of Messias Mathias and she carefully peeks around the corner and peeks into a large cave room and we see ........

Mathias and a group of his followers have gathered in the ritual hall to perform a ritual .... the Queen of the party is Lara's girlfriend Sam ..... The * party * has only just begun but Sam already is pretty in a panic .... Sam will get even more in a panic, but well ..... you shouldn't go stand on top of a huge funeral pyre, tied to a pole ..... Mathias thinks Sam is the "Chosen One".... the one who can propitiate the angry goddess Himiko again so that that ancient bitch finally quits with what she is doing and he and his group can leave the island. Mathias wants to sacrifice Sam to the evil goddess, but Lara has a slightly different opinion.

Lara puls her bow and aimed and fire at Mathias but she missed him and killed 1 of his man .....

Lara is overpowered and stripped of her weapons and then for a moment brutally pressed to face the facts.

Mathias, however, calls his dogs to order, because he wants Lara to see what he is up to with Sam ..... the fire offering ..... The fire will then be burned at the stake and Sam will get hotter and hotter but then ........ Himiko apparently disagrees because a gigantic storm, with a downpour, enters the cave and extinguishes the fire .... Mathias is now convinced that Sam really really  is the * Chosen One *  and he orders Sam to be taken to the throne room and to kill Lara. Lara is then taken away by 2 Solari's. We then end up on a stone arch, in the Blood River Cave ..... the 2 men must kill Lara here, as they have killed so many others here. But Lara has become a tough bitch herself and she knows how to deal with both Solari's.

Unfortunately it only hurts the Solari's only for a moment, but it is long enough for Lara to jump off the "bridge" and she submerges in the blood river

The 2 Solari have no desire to follow Lara at all, so they decide that Laar has not survived and they smear him ...... but ........ they are wrong .... .

We end up in:

Level 12: On route to the Palace: Geothermal Caves

2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot