2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot

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

Level 14: Palace Tower:

A: Into the fire ... flee the Solari camp

The 1st part of this level is still fairly easy to do but beyond the 1st zip line the shit hits the fan for Lara because then it becomes a crazy race against the explosions, a collapsing bridge and collapsing walls. Don't worry about boxes, ammo and things like that ... you won't have time to pick them up ... don't worry about killing Solaris either because you won't have to shoot at all in this level because you just don't get the time for that either ........ The Orange Barrels full of Dynamite are Lara's greatest enemy in this Level and ...... at the end of this level Roth dies .....

You can still pick up the 2 ammo boxes and then make sure Lara climbs up the wooden climbing wall and then climb further up the highest platform.

Score the yellow box and then zip down the zip line to the roof on the other side.

Landed on the roof you see a piece of climbing wall with a window above it. There is a "jump board" in front of the climbing wall. So run up the "jump board" and jump to the climbing wall and press your E button in time so that Lara "hooks" herself with her climbing hook in the climbing wall ... You will have to do this more often in this level. .... forward + jump + E-key .. so I hope you have mastered this by now

Climb further up the climbing wall and then push Lara through the window ..... Lara tumbles down onto the floor and .......

.... A Solari appears in the big window and that bastard throws an explosive in and ......

... Well ..... your shit has started and from now on it's going to be a crazy run / jump and climb game and it all has to be done very quickly. Lara's exit from this room is the window where that motherfucker threw the explosive in ..... There are orange barrels of dynamite here and those barrels will explode ... if Lara is near one of those exploding barrels then she will die, so you have to act fairly quickly now.

Quickly climb up the wooden platform and run on the platform to the right .....

Jump quickly from the red "mats" over to the bars on the other side and climb up to the top bar.

Then slide Lara to the right and then jump, via the side jump + E key, to the piece of climbing wall, under the large window.

Then slide Lara to the right and then climb up and out of this room through the window

Lara is outside again and she sees the rescue helicopter in the distance and we see the bridge ...... We get a new goal

B: Reach the Helicopter:

Cross the Bridges:

NB: I hope you know how to make Lara roll over because you will have to do this in a minute. I have set the SHIFT key for scrolling and I then roll by pressing the forward key + Shift key at the same time. You will soon also have to press your F-key very quickly so keep this in mind and then you will end up in the race over the collapsing bridge sections in which you have to run and jump very quickly from bridge section to bridge section.

Take a run and then jump via the "jump board" to the Zip line and ....... Lara sails down the zip line to the Bridges and ...... movie .....

Mathias and 2 of his man see Lara coming and Mathias orders to blow up the bridges. The man, who stands behind Mathias on the left, protests because Mathias also wants to sacrifice his own people, but Mathias kills the man. Lara then falls on the front part of the bridge .... Lara scrambled to her feet and runs up the bridge, chased by a few Solaris and ........

The bridge is blown up and this front part starts to rise and gets steep ....

You now keep seeing Lara in front view and to prevent Lara from sliding back down you have to let her ROLL further up ...

Roll Lara further up ..... if I remember correctly you have to roll over 3 times and then ......

...... the bridge explodes and Lara is blown into the air by the explosion and she "flies" to the 2nd bridge section, with at her tail the Solari guy who got on fire .....

Lara then hangs on the edge of the 2nd bridge section but the "hot" Solari has grabbed her legs and the weight of the fiery corpse threatens to pull Lara into the depths .... So quickly push your left and right arrow keys several times in quick succession to try to kick the burning corpse down ..... Lara does not succeed and she then pulls the climbing axe and you have to hit your F key at exactly the right time so that Lara chops off the burning body with the axe.

You have to do all this very quickly and at exactly the right time ... if you are a fraction too late you can keep doing it again until you have succeeded.

When you have succeeded, Lara pulls herself up the shaky bridge section and this starts your crazy race over the 3 collapsing bridge sections ......

......... where you have to run and jump to the next bridge section at the right time and ........

When Lara jumps to the last bridge section, an explosion follows, causing Lara to slide down a "slide" and ending up in the bottom room of the tower ....

........ Lara sees the helicopter hovering and then another explosion follows, making the whole mess starting to become quite unstable .... We have up in a.....:

Explosive Race to the Roof of the Tower:

from now on you can absolutely no longer dawdle ....

Everything is on fire and all over Lara's path are those orange dynamite barrels and they will explode ..... if you are too slow Lara will die.

So quickly climb up the bottom platform and then jump / climb further up the climbing wall and do this all in 1 smooth and continuous movement 

... in other words ... keep pressing your forward button and keep steering Lara with your mouse or your keys that you use for this

At the top you quickly follow the only possible route to the left and... oh ... the stairs have been destroyed ...

....... quickly run up the bottom part of the stairs and then jump / fly to the hanging top part of the stairs and .......

Just as Lara grabs hold on the bottom part of the staircase, some of those orange barrels explode and the staircase releases and ........

Lara falls through the corrugated iron wall and land outside on a fenced corrugated iron path that continues up around the tower....How much can a girl take....

Also here on the path you musn't dawdle, so run on and follow the path and run / jump in 1 smooth run to the swing stick to swing over the swing stick to the continuation of the path .....

Landed on the continuation of the path you run on and .... the path ends at the outer wall of the tower, but we have now ended up a lot higher ...

There is a piece of climbing wall in the outer wall and a window sticks out above the climbing wall.

So jump into the climbing wall (Forward / jump / E button and ..... then climb further up and .......

... when Lara has almost reach the window, something exploded in the tower and flames burst out through the window

Lara luckily hadn't reached the window yet so she survived the explosion, so climb up the last bit and ... ......

just as Lara wants to climb in through the window, the outer wall collapses and Lara swings, surrounded by the debris of the concrete wall, inwards ....

........ Lara now "flies" into the tower to a piece of wooden path and you will have to press your E-key to make sure that Lara grips herself with both hands on the edge of the path

Pull  Lara up the wooden path and immediately run on. Straight ahead the top part of the banister still floats and Lara has to jump to it ....... so run on quickly and .....

....... another explosion follows but keep running and then jump over to the banister at exactly the right time .....

Lara will hang from the bottom bannister so pull Lara up and she will be on top of the banister in a fairly shaky balance.

Walk up the banister ... the railing ends but there is a large box dangling ... another explosion follows so don't hesitate but jump from the banister to the hanging box and .....

.... it is quite a distance but it seems that Lara makes it when she comes to hang on the bottom bar of the box with both hands but ..... 

Below Lara a few of those barrels explode and the shock wave from the explosion makes Lara release the box so quickly press your E-key

Then climb up the box and then run / jump from the box to the window still and ..... another explosion but Lara reaches the window still

Trek Lara omhoog en......Lara kruipt het dak op en.....er volgt nu een enorme explosie die de toren nu compleet vernielt

There is only a piece of the wall of the tower still standing and via this wall Lara now has to climb further up to the highest ridge of the tower ..... Lara starts on the left and she has to go all the way to the right and then all the way up. You see a beam and 2 pieces of concrete climbing wall ... between the 2 pieces of climbing wall there is another wooden beam ..... Everything will break as soon as Lara starts hanging on it .... the 2 wooden beams break off and the pieces of concrete wall will break off piece by piece ..... so now you have to do everything very quickly in succession ..... if you delay too long, the piece on which Lara is hanging will break off and it is GAME OVER.

Jump to the bottom bar and then immediately jump further up and press your E-key so that Lara is hanging on the bottom left segment of the left climbing wall.

Do not hang around but immediately climb straight up and then slide Lara to the right and then jump, via the side jump, to the intermediate beam.

Slide Lara on the beam to the right and then jump over, via the side jump + E-key, to the right concrete climbing wall

Lara will hang at the bottom of the right climbing wall and this will also crumble into pieces, so you have to work quickly ..... 

Slide Lara to the right and then climb further up

To reach the top pieces of wall you have to press your jump key + E key again and then you climb further up via the wooden beams and ......

....... Lara then climbs up the top roof of the tower via the wooden beams and automatically climbs further to the top ridge of what was once the Palace Tower .....

Lara calls Roth on the radio, who is already in the rescue helicopter and the helicopter appears and .......

....... Lara is preparing to make the jump to the helicopter but an enormous explosion throws a spanner in the works ......

......... and Lara is thrown back down and she ends up on a wooden platform .....

.... Lara g ets up heer freet ... Quickly.... RUN RUN to the chopper ......but  another explosion follows,  keep running on and ...........

 

............ press your Jump-key at the right time and keep pressing your jump button and your forward button ...... and ......

...... Lara "floats" to the helicopter ...... keep pressing your keys

It looks like Lara isn't going to reach the chopper and the outstretched hand of Roth but then ..... the remainder of the tower explodes and ...

........ the shock wave from the explosion is just the push Lara needed to cover the distance, reaching Roth's outstretched hand .....

..... Roth pulls Lara into the chopper and you can now sit back and watch the end movies of this level at your leisure .........

Lara then sees Jonah, Alex and Reyes fighting on the ground ...... Lara tries to convince Roth and the pilot to land but the pilot does not want to risk this. So Lara put a pistol of Roth against the pilot's temple and threatened to put a bullet in the brain of the good man if he did not start the landing quickly ..... It is all for nothing because the chopper "lands", bus as Lara already knows, the crazy goddess of this island does not want to let anyone leave alive, so the chopper is struck by lightning and .....,.,

...... We fall down and we land quite unpleasantly on the ground .... Roth is the first to regain his senses and he sees Lara lying next to him for dead but a quick "Kiss of Life" with some heart massage brings Lara quickly back to life and then  3 Solari bastards show up

...... Lara is still too weak to be able to stand on her feet, so Roth holds her in his arms but he still manages to kill 1 of the 3 Solaris but then he run out off bullets ... One of the Soliri has a throwing axe and he throws the axe to Lara's back ... but Roth saw this coming so he turns around to protect Lara with his own body and ..... well ..... Roth gets the axe in his back and he won't survive this ...

With his last strength, Roth manages to kill the 2 other bitch sufferers and then .... Roth dies ........

 Sam, Jonah, Alex and that annoying bitch Reyes then turn up and an emotional cremation follows. Roth

Reyes now wants to go to the beach because there is an old torpedo boat that she thinks she could get back on track to sail off the island. Lara disagreed because she knows that the ancient mythical power of the Sun Goddess is responsible for the terrible storms and that the Sun Goddess simply won't allow anyone to leave the island alive. So Lara will be left alone here while the other 4 go to Shipwreck Beach where they will wait for Lara.

Lara then remembered the map sketch of Mathias and that she saw that there is a Ritual Room in the Sun Goddess Temple and that she can reach a secret entrance to the temple via the river, but she will need that old torpedo boat and it will It will be quite a job to convince that pesky bitch Reyes, who only complains and whines, that they cannot leave the island until that Sun Goddess has been silenced. We end up in:

Level 15: Forest on the Mountain and Slum part 3:

2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot