This page is a walkthrough of the video game Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider's Walkthrough
Number of Levels 15
Number of Treasures N/A
Number of Relics N/A


The CavesEdit

Items: 7 - Secrets: 3 - Kills 14

Tomb Raider 1 Walkthrough ~ Part 1(Caves)

Tomb Raider 1 Walkthrough ~ Part 1(Caves)


Follow the tracks running past the slots with the poison darts.

If you keep running the darts will miss you. Continue around the corner. Lara will look up at a ledge indicating the way to go but first we need to get a secret. Continue straight into a large square room with a door in the corner. You must use the slanted rock to jump onto this door. You can either jump back then forward off the sloped face or you can climb up the back of the sloped rock and jump as you slide down. Either way you will grip the base of the door to enter SECRET #1 and get the medkit.

Returning to the other cave, climb up and head down the passage. The sounds of bats should alert you to draw your gun and kill them. Turn left and proceed to a dead end cave with snow drifted into one corner. Climb the drift as far as you can then use the action key to grab the ledge and pull yourself up. Waste the bat and grab the Medkit for SECRET #2. Return to the bat cave and continue. You will eventually end up in a large grass covered cavern sloped down. Make your way to bottom and drop into the tunnel. Go to the door and use the switch to open the door. Kill the bat as you enter this large room. Ignore the bamboo door - you can't open it anyway.

Find the hole in the roof and climb up. Make your way to the large room with 2 bridges and 2 wolves patrolling the ground. You can sniper these guys from the ledge. You can either wind your way around using the bridges your take the shortcut by dropping to the ground and proceeding to the second bridge. Standing in the middle jump and pull yourself up onto the bridge and go to your right. Continue through the door and into the next room. There is a large gap in this room with a bear at the bottom. A save game gem is on the other side. You can make this jump and save your game either before or after killing the bear from above. Drop down into the gap by gripping the edge and dropping in to avoid taking damage. Go through the door killing the 2 bats. Grab the medkit and then stand on the pressure plate to open door. You will now enter the bridge room. Climb back up the bridge and retrace your path back to the gap and the location of the save gem. If you didn't use it before then use it now. Proceed down the stairs. There is a medkit to the left of the stairs if you are collecting this things.

As you enter the room the music starts and the wolves attack. Kill both of them quickly. Notice on the far wall there is a door cleverly hidden in the vegetation. A ledge extends from the door which you can jump onto from either side. Enter this door for SECRET #3 - a large medkit. The other door out of this room is on a timed switch. Go to the far corner and throw the switch. Then either make 2 skilled jumps to the ledge with the door or just drop down - run across - and climb up and run through the door. Continue up and turn the corner. Run past the 2 dart shooting pipes and into the next room. A single wolf is waiting for you so watch out. There are 2 broken floor tiles in this room. Stand on either one to fall (safely) into the room below.

Do not drop into the hall below - it is lined with dart traps. Find the ledge where you can safely jump across to the other side. Shoot the last wolf on this level and pick up the medkit. Continue on and around the corner to find a switch. Move it to open the EXIT. To avoid the darts just slide down the sloped wall next to the EXIT.

City of VilcabamaEdit

Items: 11 - Secrets: 3 - Kills: 29

Run into the first room and kill the 4 wolves lurking in here. Jump around to avoid their attacks and keep firing. There are multiple exits from this room. Take whichever one you want as they all end up at the same place eventually. Kill all the wolves and bats you encounter. Some bats are lurking in the ceiling so look UP often. One wolf guards a medkit hidden in the bushes. Eventually you will end up in a large room with a pool in the middle.

There is a wooden trough along one wall. If you go near this wall a large bear comes charging out. Dodge his attacks and kill him quickly then enter the room he came out of. Vault onto the ledge above the stable and get the medkit. Now return to the pool room and go for a swim.

Dive in and go to the T intersection and turn right. Make a U-turn to the left when you reach the pillars and throw the wood lever to open a secret door in another area. If you still have enough air (about half) then swim to the opposite side of the pillar room into the brightly lit area. Throw the other wooden switch to open a hatch above you. Surface and breath. Exit the water and get SECRET #1 - a medkit.

Throw the switch to open door and return to the main room. Dive into the pool again and this time swim to the T and turn left. Follow the passage to a left turn and follow until you surface into a room with serpent fountains. Exit the pool and go through the secret door you opened early (remember that lever) and get SECRET #2 - a medkit and magnum clips. Return to the main pool room and surface.

Find the door with the switch (looks like zebra stripes) and open the door. Climb the wooden stairs and make the tricky jump at the top. You will be looking across at an alcove made of skulls. Below you is a ledge of collapsible panels. Drop down and run and jump over to this alcove. This is tricky and if you don't do it the first time you don't get another chance. It's only a medkit so don't worry if you don't make it. Drop into the room below (if you didn't land there by accident) and find the blue stone with the two indentations.

Using the action key and the UP arrow Lara can push this block into the wall. It takes several pushes to move it all the way. If you missed the large jump and really want that medkit in the skull alcove you can use the action key and down arrow to pull the block into the room and use it to climb into the alcove.

Once you are in the next room kill the bat and get the Silver Key and the Gold Idol. Using the block you pushed in, climb up and onto the wooden ledge. Kill the 2 bats in the rafters and save your game. Run around the corner and kill 2 more bats. Drop into the passage and turn left. You should now be back in the main pool room. Turn left again to find the locked door. The action key will unlock the door.

Darts line the walls of this room and you will take at least one hit UNLESS you do a dive. Just run and jump and hit action while in mid-

air and you will hit the ground rolling - no damage!

You are now in a large area with a temple at the far end and 5 wolves with bad attitudes scattered about. Kill them as they charge doing all that fancy jumping to avoid their fangs. Enter the temple through the left door. Follow the passage into a pool room with ledges on the walls. Climb the stairs and being the jumping process to go from ledge to ledge. Climb the stairs and kill the bat then make a long jump across the top of this tower. Climb some more stairs and kill another bat. Find and use the wall switch to open the temple's right door. Get the medkit then go to the window.

Looking down at the ledge find the shotgun shells. Execute the safety drop onto the roof and get the shells then drop to the red roof and get the medkit. Drop once more to the ground and enter the right door. This is another room with water and ledges and collapsing floor tiles. Go to the left and stair-step up the ledges along this wall. At the top kill the bat, climb the stairs and use the switch to open the middle door of the temple. Go outside and use the save game gem then execute a series of safety drops to the ground. Enter the middle door.

A long tunnel with a series of swinging blades is your next challenge. Just use simple timing to get past these guys. You will reach a gate with a bear behind it. Use the switch. The floor drops out from under you and you go for another swim. Swim forward and up and into the small tunnel on the right. The tunnel leads to stairs which leads to a switch that opens the gate you were at moments ago and the exit gate. Go to one of the windows and dive into the pool below (or do a safety drop). You have to kill the bear and you can't shoot from the water. The bear will follow you and attack as you try to exit the pool. I found it easier to drop to the ground and blast him. You can also run around the pool keeping the bear at a safe distance.

Once the bear is dead go to the locked door. To the left of this door is an open door. Enter the door and go up the stairs to the switch room. There is a passage opposite the switch which leads to a room with SECRET #3: Uzi clips. Return to the pool room with the dead bear and use the Gold Idol to unlock the EXIT.

Lost ValleyEdit

Items: 16 - Secrets: 5 - Kills: 12   Follow the tunnel till you reach the river. You can either jump in or go to your right and do some cliff diving. Find a safe place to exit the lake and kill the 2 wolves on patrol. Climb over the rocks opposite the waterfall and enter the cave. Kill the wolf that attacks then continue further and turn right. Jump into the slanted chamber and kill the 3 wolves waiting here. Don't go any further as it is just a dead end. Return to the room you were just in and find the ledge you can pull yourself up onto. Continue climbing until you find the skeleton and a medkit. Continue forward and slide down into the valley.

A red Raptor rushes you. Fire as fast as you can and dodge this guy's attacks. When he is dead enter the valley and kill the second raptor. Check your health at this point and make sure its FULL. Note the broken rope bridge above. Note the HUGE FOOTPRINTS below. Note the tense music that just started playing. Note the size of the teeth on the T-Rex that just rounded the corner. Do a LOT of side-jumping and keep firing until this monster is dead. You may have to heal yourself in mid-combat. NEVER let this guy get close to you with his mouth or you are dead no matter what your health bar says.

ALTERNATIVE: Run into the small cave on the right canyon wall by the waterfall. Shoot at the T-Rex from the safety of this location. Do not stand too close to the door as he can reach inside and eat you!

After he is dead run past him under the bridge until you reach 2 waterfalls. Climb the ledge to the right of the right waterfall to find SECRET #1: Shotgun shells. Go to the ledge between the falls. Climb up 2 ledges and jump to the right onto the 3rd ledge. Hold onto the ledge and shimmy to the right until you're in the middle of the falls. Pull yourself up and into SECRET #2: Shells and Uzi Clips.

Return to the ground (climb or dive) and head for the broken bridge and look for a door in the grass covered rock. Enter the passage and kill the raptor waiting down the hall. Advance until you reach a waterfall. Climb the ledges to the right and get Cog #1. Then dive into the pool. Swim until you surface at the right waterfall in the valley. Turn left and advance to the temple in the distance. Take out the 2 raptors lurking near the temple. Enter the temple and save your game. Take a swim heading for the right side of this pool to get Cog #2. Exit the temple and find a climbable ledge along the left valley wall near the dead raptors.

Climb the first ledge then jump left to the 2nd ledge. Turn left to jump (or grab) the 3rd ledge then do a leap and grab the 4th ledge. Do one more giant leap onto the temple roof for SECRET #3 and get the medkit, magnum clips, uzi clips, and shotgun shells. You can get back down by going left and jumping to the slanted cliff and sliding to the bottom. Turn to the right and climb into the cave in the valley wall.

Follow the tunnel and save your game. Continue until you reach the rope bridge. Do the giant leap and grab the other side of the bridge. Pull yourself up and continue over to get Cog #3. Do a safety drop to the valley floor and make your way back to the cave above the first huge waterfall (the beginning of this level).

Next is a series of jump crisscrossing the river. Miss one and you are going for a ride over the falls so BE CAREFUL! The final jump requires you to grab the edge and pull yourself up. Follow the tunnel and cross the bridge. Save your game before crossing then use the 3 Cogs on the wall then pull the lever. The dam shuts and the waterfall stops.

Do NOT cross the bridge but rather drop off the side and grab on. Shimmy left and drop onto a rock. Go up and turn left to SECRET #4 and get a medkit. Jump in the water and swim until you reach the dam. Turn left and pull yourself up onto the ledge. Find the skeleton and get their shotgun (they don't need it anymore). Jump back in the water and enter a tunnel. This is a very long tunnel but you will eventually surface into SECRET #5 with shotgun shells and a medkit.

Go through the door and jump onto the dry riverbed. Follow it to the waterfall (or rather where the waterfall used to be) and dive into the lake below. There is now a tunnel you can get to which used to be blocked by the waterfall. Enter the tunnel and open the door and EXIT!