Welcome to the Rise of the Tomb Raider Walkthrough. This includes main story missions, as well as the optional hidden temples and side missions. If you’re planning to make your way through the main story, it’s a fairly straightforward action adventure game. However, if you go out of your way to find and explore the hidden temples and other activities, you’ll have to solve puzzles and scour the land to locate treasures and assist characters in need.

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, you take control of Lara Croft as you continue to seek the relic that troubled her father for so many years. He was unable to prove the relic's existence, but this is your chance to regain his lost credibility. There are plenty of tombs to explore along the way, as you experience thrilling firefights with Trinity soldiers, rescue friends and get double crossed.

Rise of the Tomb Raider released on November 10, 2015 for the Xbox One and Janurary 28, 2016 for the PC. The game will release on the PlayStation 4 release sometime in late 2016.

Walkthrough

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Mountain Peak, Find the Prophet’s Tomb
Navigate the blizzard then make your way to the Hidden Oasis and the Prophet’s Tomb.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Siberian Wilderness, A Cold Welcome, Best Laid Plans
Fight off Trinity soldiers as you discover the location of the Crown of a Prince!

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Glacial Cavern, Find the Ice Ship Tomb, Archery Ancient Ability
Locate the Ice Ship Tomb and complete the puzzle within to unlock the Ancient Ability for archery.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Soviet Installation, Find the Cistern Cavern Tomb, Infiltrator Outfit, Compound Bow
Complete the main story, side missions and Cistern Cavern in the Soviet Installation.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Abandoned Mines, Find the Crafting Tool, A Father’s Sword Relic
Explore the Abandoned Mines to find more submachine gun parts and the combat knife!

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Geothermal Valley, House of the Afflicted Tomb, Catacomb of Sacred Waters, Into the Acropolis
Find the Battle Worn Outfit, Belt Buckle relic, submachine gun and a bevy of other important items!

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Flooded Archives, The Cathedral, Find the Atlas
Take down the Trinity soldiers as you fight through the Flooded Archives on your search for the Atlas.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - The Rescue, Save Jonah, Path of the Deathless, The Divine Source
Take Lara through the final chapter of the game as you defeat a plethora of Trinity soldiers.

Raiding Tips and Advice

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Relic Locations
If you’re trying to get 100 percent completion in Rise of the Tomb Raider you’ll need these relics.

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Looting, Crafting and Skill Points
If you’re having trouble with Lara Croft’s latest adventure we’ve got some helpful tips for you!

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Best Weapons, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Recurve Bow
Lara Croft has an array of weaponry at her disposal, but some weapons may be better than others!

Tips for Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Watch Lara’s Posture: Anytime you’re near enemies (man or beast), Lara’s posture changes. If there’s an enemy nearby she hunches over and prepares for combat. In most cases Lara senses an enemy is nearby before you can actually see them, so be sure to keep a close eye on her posture. In addition, the music will often times change when a threat is nearby.

Collect Resources: You need to collect resources to craft weapons and items, heal Lara and do almost anything in the crafting menu. It’s important to collect as many of these resources as you can while you’re moving through an area. Each item has a separate maximum allotment, and if you hit that number make sure to craft or upgrade an item so you can continue to collect more loot. You want to have as much inventory as possible if you need to heal, craft arrows or reload in the midst of combat.

Aim for the Head: While it’s second nature to shooter fans, it’s very important to aim for the head anytime you’re engaged in combat. Head shots will kill most enemies in a single blow, while body shots may require several more attacks to end a life. In the heat of battle you want to down enemies as quickly as possible. The AI in Rise of the Tomb Raider will close in and group up to take Lara down, so finishing enemies off as quickly as possible will help save your life.

Use Survival Instinct: Press in the right analog stick to activate Survival Instinct, which showcases loot and crafting resources in the immediate area. More importantly, it highlights enemies and shows your next destination point for the main mission line and any active side missions. If you don’t want to miss any loot or you don’t know where to go next, activate Survival Instinct as often as possible. If you’re not moving, Survival Instinct will remain activate until you turn it off. If you are moving it will stay active for a few seconds before fading away.

Use Your Map: In addition to activating Survival Instinct frequently, it’s important to press the Back button to pull up the map. The map will show objectives and give you the general location of hidden temples and other items of significance. Our walkthrough references the cardinal directions at certain points, and the only way to know which direction you’re facing is by pulling up the map. When viewing the map, up is north, down is south, right is east and left is west.

Watch for Traps: As you progress through temples you need to watch for various traps that can lead to instant death. Keep a close eye on the ground to watch for loose stones that lead to spike traps. In addition, move quickly when climbing through a tomb or even in open areas. Most of the areas Lara traverses are ruins and they will crumble under your feet, instantly killing you if you don’t move swiftly through these areas.

PC System Requirements

Minimum

  • CPU Speed - Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent
  • RAM - 6 GB
  • OS - Windows 7 64-bit
  • Video Card - NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB
  • DirectX 11
  • Disk Space - 25 GB

Recommended

  • CPU Speed - Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM - 6 GB
  • OS - Windows 10 64-bit
  • Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290x
  • DirectX 11
  • Disk Space - 25 GB