2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot

In 2013 I had the European / North American Digital version of the game and because I'm Dutch I played it with the Dutch language selected. So all the text on the game screens that you see in this walkthrough are in the Dutch language. Also all text that I have wrote on all the screenshots are Dutch.

Level 5: The Village on top of the Cliffs:

A: Run for your life through the Huts:

After Lara's crazy ride down  the slope, she arrived safely in the 1st hut of the "Village on top of the Cliffs". We saw how one of the two pilots of the accident plane descending on his parachute, but I have to tell you that the poor man will not live long anyway. Lara must now find her way back to the Mountain Village.  I must warn you ...... this level starts with a crazy race through and over a number of rickety wooden huts, which are built against the cliffs. All those huts will collapse due to Lara's weight, so you can't stand still for too long. In fact you will have to do this first part of this level as 1 long run in which you will always have to jump at the right time.

 So we start in the 1st cabin. Walk out of the cabin and then follow the short wooden path and ...... STOP ....

The wooden path ends. On the other side you now see the huts of the Klipdorp. There is a banner hanging between the wooden path and the 1st hut of the cliff village. If you go one step further, the game will briefly switch to Lara's Survival Instinct and you will get a hint on how to get to the hut on the other side.

Wait a moment..... From the moment you put Lara in motion again, the crazy race through this ramshackle village will begin and you should not hesitate for a second ... you have to do everything in 1 long run until Lara reaches the last hut. There are 2 routes through the huts that you can follow .... Route 1 is the Upper route and Route 2 is the Lower route. Halfway through the huts both routes come together and then the last part is the same for both routes. I will explain both routes, in the form of screenshots and text.......,.Here we go ....

Route 1: Upper route:

 Lara has to swing over to the 1st hutvia the large Banner. So run up the sloping "gangway" and .......

..... jump to the banner and make sure Lara hangs at the bottom of the banner.

Lara will then swing through and land in the 1st hut .... You have to decide immediately whether you want to continue on the Upper route or the Lower route. The Upper route goes via the wooden slope and the Lower route goes straight ahead. So now we take the Upper route, so run up the wooden slope and .......,

...... Then jump from the top edge of the wooden ramp to the edge of the next roof

... Pull Lara up on the roof and run and then jump over to the hanging crate, which hangs between the two huts .....

From the hanging crate you quickly jump to the top floor of the next hut and .... Pull Lara into the hut and run on.

Because of Lara's weight, this hut starts to tilt down and Lara automatically slides further down and ends up on the bottom floor of this hut.

Run on and then jump over to the top edge of the next hut at the right time ....

If you had aimed a bit better than me, Lara will hang right under the piece of floor on the edge ...

I'm always a bit sloppy about things like this. Pull Lara up and then run across the floor and .....

....... There is Banner 2 ... Here the Upper Route and the Lower Route meet ..... Jump to the banner ..... When Lara grabs the Banner, she will swing the banner over to the next hut, but I missed the banner so Lara thundered down for me but luckily she ended up on the rickety wooden path that connects the huts

Run to the end of the path and jump to the next huts ...

Run through the hut and jump over to the next hut at the end ........

..... run on and then jump to the floor of the LAST Hut and ..........

... Lara land on the floor of the last hut with a crash .... the crazy race through the huts is over but Lara is by no means safe because .......

.......... Lara scrambles up and she hears shots and then ..... 

The pilot of the accident plane landed here with his chute but unfortunately for the pilot ....... he igwts killed by the "Squire" of Mathias ......

.... Unfortunately, one of Lara's traveling companions thinks that it is now time to contact Lara over the radio and so the "Squire" hears this too and he focuses his attention on Lara now. Well ...... just take care of this ugly mother fucker and in the meantime I will explain to you the Lower route of the race through the huts .......

Route 2: The Lower Route:

So Lara has to wave over to the 1st cabin via the large Banner. So run up the sloping "gangway" and .......

...... jump to the banner and make sure that Lara hangs from the bottom of the banner.

Lara automatically swings into hut 1 via the banner. Now run straight through the hut, so don't go up the wooden ramp now.

As you run to the back you can already see that you have to get Lara on the white beam, which floats between this 1st hutand the next hut.

So jump out of the hut at the right time and ..... Lara lands on the white beam ..

The beam will tilt down down when Lara is near the end of it, so jump to the next hut at just the right time ....

Lara land on the top floor of the hut. Run on and make sure Lara jump over the left part of the back part of the floor to the next hut ...

Lara grabbed onto the edge of the next hut, so pull Lara up and jump down to the floor.

Run on and jump to the next hut and ....

well ...... here the two routes come together and from here you continue as with the Route 1 the Upper route .....

So you can continue via Banner 2 or you can jump down to the rickety wooden path and then continue through the next few huts until Lara has reached the last hut

Lara also ends up in the Last Hut of course and you see how the pilot is killed and you have to deal with the "Squire".

That  bastard starts throwing Molotovs, so watch out ...

.........  In Level 4 you have already gained experience in taking out such a "Squire", so do your best. When he's dead, you loot the body.

B: On to the next Camp:

The route continues via the wooden ramp, where the body of the murdered pilot still lies. But first go into the room of the hut here. The room has a wooden ramp and there is a net with a box in it. Walk to the hanging net and in the meantime press your E key to light Lara's torch.

Then light the net with the torch and then loot the box that falls from the net. Then walk back and stand straight in front of the wooden ramp.

You will see that this hut has an upstairs room and that Lara can reach it via the descending slope and the piece of ladder that hangs to the left. Walk up the slope and then turn left and then do a "Running Jump" to the piece of ladder ..... if you do this correctly, Lara will hang on the ladder. Then climb up and then force open the large gray chest in the upper room.

You have earned some XP points again. Jump back down and now continue to follow the route, so walk up the wooden slope, then loot the body of the 2nd Solari "Squire".

Lara can't do nothing for the poor pilot, because just like in "real life" in this game......death is really dead. At the top of the slope, a piece has disappeared from the wooden path. Run and jump, via the protruding plank, to the other side and then follow the rest of the path to the Day Camp, where you can pick some orange fruits from the orange fruit bush just before the camp.

Day camp "View from the Cliff"

This is a Day Camp, so you cannot travel fasthere. However, you can "use" the camp to redeem your Skill Points (if you have one) by purchasing another new skill for Lara. And of course you can also buy Upgrades for Lara's weapons here, provided you have collected enough material points again. Lara also continues here with her diary, but she will also do that at the next camp when you reach it.

When you are done in this camp you will get up because we are now on our way to Roth. Walk up to the stone stairs and start walking up the stairs and ..... 

Roth is now contacting Lara by radio ..... Roth would like to know why the hell Lara detonated the rescue plane ... ... Well Lara tries to explain that she couldn't do anything about it, but Roth is not convinced. Oh ... what the hell.... then the Roth is not convinced, so who cares...... 

Walk further up the stairs and through the tunnel and when Lara comes out of the tunnel again you loot the yellow box, which is in a niche on the left .

You have earned another skill point. After looting the yellow box, move Lara further up the stone stairs and ...

D: Trapped:

Lara gets a bit worried now because she hears voices .... When Lara has almost reached the top, we see a waterfall in the distance and ......

You can't prevent it ......it's meant to happen.......Lara fell into a trap and she ends up hanging upside down on a rope .....

The collected Solaris here do not want to miss this opportunity and 3 Solaris rush towards poor Lara .....

Lara is hanging upside down but she did pull her gun .......hanging upside down you must kill those 3 Solaris as fast as possible .....

So quickly ...... Aim the reticle of the pistol at the first Solari and shoot him dead. Then quickly aim at the 2nd Solari and shoot him dead too. Then a 3rd Solari pops up, with which you of course also deal with quickly. When you have sent these 3 "gentlemen" to their new home, witch is Hell, the game shows you the pulley that Lara is attached to.

Well ...... what are you waiting for ..... the blood is already flowing to Lara's head, so shoot the pulley to pieces and ..... Lara smacks once more on the ground but there is no time to lie down and rest because more Solaris will appear in the hut and on the platform. Lara quickly crawls to a box to take cover behind it and ... she finds a Rope by the box and she realized that she could use the Rope ...

New Equipment: Rope Arrows

Shoot Rope Arrows with the Bow:

Lara can now shoot the white Rope with the Bow to pull down obstacles wrapped in white rope or create climbing ropes in which she can climb up or "rappel". So you shoot Rope Arrows with the bow via your Alternate Fire button and that is the Scroll Wheel of my mouse. You must then PRESS your Scroll Wheel, so do not scroll it.

Lara is in cover behind the crate and in the hut, which "floats" straight ahead in the air, 2 Solaris appear. The right support beam, under the hut, is wrapped with white rope. Draw the bow and aim the red reticle at the white rope wrapped around the right support beam. Then use your Alternate Fire Button to fire the Rope and .......

... Lara shoots a Rope Arrow to the support beam and the arrow hooks itself into the rope that is wrapped around the support beam ...

Lara stand up and gives the rope a few firm jerk and .....

....... Lara pulls the support beams out from under the hut and the hut partially collapses causing the 2 Solari's to fall down and drown in the river. But Lara's troubles aren't over yet. To the left of the hut is a platform on which 2 or 3 Solari's will appear and a Solari will also appear in the now shaky hut. So quickly go back into cover behind the chest and pull the bow again. The Solari that now appears in the hut will start throwing Molotovs and Lara cannot handle that very well. So take out that Molotov bastard first.

The Solaris that appear on the platform have machine guns and they will take cover behind the platform railing. There is white rope in 2 places on the balustrade, so you can pull that balustrade over if you fire a Rope Arrow at those 2 places where the white rope is wrapped around .....

Lara then rips off the cover for those Solaris on that platform and now you can hit them better. But Lara will be "open and exposed" for a while and so she will take some damage .... if Lara's damage is too much she dies and you will have to do this whole piece all over again. If you notice that Lara is taking too much damage sit still for a while behind the box .... after a minute or 2 Lara will be completely healthy again. Either way ... get Lara to deal with all of the Solaris here in the way that works best for you. You know the fight is over when Lara goes standing straight up on her own.

Lara must get to that high hut because her route continues in the top left corner. But you can first "score" an orange box down here. Continue to the back, to the jetty on the edge above the river. On the other side you will see a small rock island with the orange chest on it. Jump over to the rock island and then loot the orange chest.

Then turn around and jump back to the other side. If you jump right in one go, Lara will hang on the edge. If this does not work and Lara ends up in the river, then there is no need for panic because then you climb out of the water and jump up the wooden wall.

Okay .... We have to move on and that means Lara has to go through the hanging hut. To the right of the hanging hut is a crate and that hanging crate is wrapped with white rope. Stand right in front of the hanging crate on the bank ... make sure you don't get too far from the edge because you have to jump to the hanging crate in a minute and if you are too far away then Lara will not make the jump. Standing in front of the hanging crate, pull the Bow and aim the reticle of the bow at the rope wrapped around the crate

 gekomen. Als je deze sprong op het juiste moment, en vanaf de juiste plek doet dan komt Lara aan de onderkant van de zwaaiende kist te hangen...

Use your Alternate fire button to shoot a Rope Arrow at the crate and ...... Lara then pulls the rope and this will swing the chest towards Lara. Quickly .... Do a "Running Jump" to the swinging crate once it gets close enough to Lara. If you do this jump at the right time, and from the right place, Lara will hang from the bottom of the swinging crate...

..... It may be that Lara has only just reached the crate and that she is only grabbing it with 1 hand, if this happens you have to press your E key quickly to prevent Lara from diving into the river. If Lara falls into the river, you can climb up again at the wooden wall opposite the rock island to try again. If Lara is hanging at the bottom of the crate, you climb further up the crate so that she ends up on top of the crate. Then turn Lara over to the hut and jump into the hut from the crate

Run through the hut and when Lara has come out on the other side, stop for a moment.

On the left is the platform where those 2 Solaris were on and their bodies will still be there. So go and loot the corpses

However, there is still a hut hanging here, of which you can already see the bottom support beam and there is white rope around the support beam. When you have looted the corpses, walk back a little and then walk up the higher platform, so that Lara is right in front of that "floating" hut. Draw the bow and shoot a Rope Arrow at the hut's rope-wrapped support beam ...

Lara pulls the support post to pieces and this causes the hut to sink a little crookedly and part of the wooden floor hangs outside the hut

Wait until all the rubbish has tumbled out of the hut and then jump to the hanging wooden floor section and .........

.....keep pressing the Jump key so that Lara climbs into the hut via the hanging "wall".

Behind the hut is a yellow box and some arrows, so go loot the box and get the arrows, if you can still carry them. 

Back through the cabin and then do a "Running Jump" to jump back down so Lara lands back on the path, and doesn't crash down into the river.

Okay .... now follow the gorge further and .... Lara end up at a river gorge where the bridge has disappeared. The game now treats you to the "Rope Bridge" hint. With the Bow, Lara can now shoot Rope Arrows to places wrapped in rope. Lara is standing in front of a wooden pole and that wooden pole is an "anchor pole" to which Lara ties the rope to, so that she can climb to the other side via the rope, or to the higher  up places.

On the other side you will see 2 Rope arrow spots. Spot 1 is at the top of the hut and spot 2 is the "gate" directly opposite Lara. There is an orange box in the hut and if you want to loot that box you have to shoot a Rope to Spot 1. There can always only be 1 rope attached to an "Anchor Post". Make sure Lara is next to or right in front of the Anchor Post and then draw the bow and then shoot a Rope Arrow to Space 1, so to the rope in the hut.

Lara automatically attaches the rope to the "Anchor Post", as long as she is close enough to such an Anchor Post. 

Now get the jump symbol and then jump to the rope to let Lara hang in the rope. Then use your forward key to move Lara up the rope to the hut

When Lara is all the way above, press the Shift key to let Lara fall from the rope and ..... if you have aimed it just right, Lara is now at the orange box.

Loot the orange chest and then climb into the hut and hang down on the other side

Press Shift to make Lara fall down and then walk backwards. On the left is a hut where you can pick up some arrows ..... 

on the right the entrance door of a long mountain tunnel, but the door is firmly closed. Fortunately ... there is rope on the door.

Well ....... draw the bow and shoot a Rope Arrow in the rope of the door and ......

.... Lara rips the door out so walk into the tunnel ...... It is dark in the tunnel but Lara automatically lights her torch with her "lighter"

Now just follow the tunnel and halfway down  Lara will slide further down automatically and after this slide you walk out of the tunnel and ..... 

Lara has reached her great hero Roth again.

There is a conversation with Roth, who has left the previous mountain village camp just in time and dragged himself up here. Apparently the Roth has a premonition of the impending disaster because fragments of the exploded rescue plane have ended up on the Mountain Village camp. Then suddenly Lara's radio beeps .... Apparently the rescue plane had another co-pilot and that co-pilot landed safely but is seriously injured and he calls for help. To mark where he landed, the co-pilot gives smoke signals. Lara want to save the co-pilot but Roth disagrees ..... but Lara is stubborn and perseveres, which will have major consequences for Roth .. .. but you will notice that later.

Okay......Maybe you haven't noticed it, but you have landed in......

Level 6: Mountain Village Part 2 : On route to the Smoke Signal

2021: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot