DANCING ON THE EDGE OF INFINITY
Level By Ruediger Abend
Walkthrough By Anya Marie McDonald
NOTE: I have listed no secrets or pickups unless the pickup is in a secret or is something that the player needs to perform a task. Sorry, but I feel that the players should not be given everything in a walkthrough and that they should just use a walkthrough as a guide to get from the beginning to the end of a level. Everything else in the level should be done by the individual players.
The level starts off wqith Lara standing on a floating block in a almost pitch-black area. Step forward off the block to the sloping block below. Slide/grab the edge of the sloping block, then climb down a little then backflip/twist/slide/grab the edge of the sloping block behind you. Now pullup/backflip/twist/grab the ladder behind you, then climb down a little, then go around the corner of the block the ladder is on til you can drop down safely to the ledge below. Once there deal with the harpy that attacks, then drop/hang/shimmy (left or right depending on which side of the ledge you drop down and hang from) to avoid the place on the ledge with the red dots on it(it's a spike trap). After you have cleared the red dots pull up and continue til you come to more red dots, then bypass them like you did the last set of red dots. Once you are safe run/jump to the floating block ahead of you and deal with yet another harpy. Once you have put the harpy's lights out turn left and diagonally jump to the safe place next to more red dots. From where you are at you see a big gate that is closed with two guards on either side of it. Now align Lara so that she is directly in front of the first guard, then pull out pistols or shotgun and fire to put him to rest, this will trigger the other guard to walk in your line of fire so you can deal with him too. Once they are both gone run/jump to the next floating set of blocks, then to the ledge where the closed gate is and the guards were. Since you cannot see a switch or lever to open the gate you have to find another way in, so walk to the edge of the ledge, turn around and jumpback/grab the edge then let go and quickly grab the crevice and shimmy to the left til you can pull up into the crawlspace and watch a cut scene of someone who looks like Lara standing over a dead body.
Crawl through til you come to an opening to your left, then drop down into the water, then head north dodging the blades that are swinging. After you have passed the blades head to the surface and exit the water, then go climb the ladder before you. When you reach the top of the ladder turn right and go through the crawlspace and drop down to the room below. Turn around and walk to the switch on the wall and use it, you will also notice that you are now on the other side of the closed gate you saw earlier. Now go through the open door behind you and through the small passage to the next room. In this room there are two passages with signs above them. The sign above the passage to the left reads "AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL". The sign above the passage to the right reads "ILLEGAL INTRUDERS", so let's head down the passage to the left. In the next room you will pass under a catwalk with several guards above you; some will shoot so run through the opening ahead of you and deal with the dog that will attack. When you get to a "T" crossing turn right and duck under the blade then jump over the next blade. Once you are safely past the blades deal with another dog then turn right and step on the blue tile at the end of the passage and watch a cut scene. Leave here and turn right and head down the ramp, dealing with any guards you meet along the way. The door you saw opening up in the cut scene is a timed door, so getting to the bottom of the room with ramps is tricky, so do this (it might take several tries to get it right or you could just sprint down to the bottom of the room if you feel lucky). Go through the opening, then drop down to your right, then drop down to your left then safely to the floor below then into the room beyond the gate before it closes.
To your right is an opening with another sloping passage to the room below. Slide down the sloping passage to the next room, but jump over the red squares or Lara will burn. When you reach the bottom walk into the next room. In this room the path you are on is floating above vast darkness. If you go and take the path to your right or forward you will have to deal with harpies, if you take the path right you will be safe all the way to the opening at the end of the path. Once you reach the opening at the end of the path turn facing south at the opening then angle Lara so she can jump/grab the crevice, then shimmy to the left til she can drop down on safe ground. Once there deal with the coward that is shooting Lara in the back, then turn and use the monkeyswing to get to the blue block and slide down the sloping passage to the room below. When you reach the next room deal with the two MP's then go and dive into the pool in the second room ahead of you. There is an opening on the west wall so swim through it, then take the second right then turn left then down the to the right slightly, then left then down and get the gem. Now head back to the pool surface and exit the water. Next head into the room you went through to get to the pool and move the shelves to your right and get the key from behind them. Then go and move the shelves next to the wall on the other side of the room. There is a grate there so shoot it out then go through the crawlpassage, shoot the next grate leading to the next room. In this room head through the opening to your left and up the sloping passage to the closed gate. There is a keyhole just before the gate, use the key to open the gate and deal with another MP.
Ater the MP is gone use the floor lever, watch the cut scene then head back down the sloping passage to the next room. Turn left and go through the open door there into the passage, watch a cut scene of someone who looks like Lara standing behind a gate. When you reach the next room there is an opening ahead of you and one to your right. Let's go through the passage ahead of Lara since the one to the right has those red tiles. Go up the stairs into the next room and quickly go into the crawlspace up in the wall before the two machine guns rip her to shreds. Go through the crawlspace to the next room. In this room there is a pool of some kind of toxic liquid, there are also several buttons that you need to push. After each button you press watch the cut scene, once the last button has been pushed go and place the gem in the receptacle at the other side of the room. Now head back through the crawlspace into the room with the machine guns, then back into the next room. Now go down the sloping passage which the red squares are now blue into the next room. Next go climb the ladder to the top, deal with a bat then jump to the next ladder. Climb almost to the top then backflip/twist/grab/pullup into the passage. Follow this passage through an open gate. There is another gate which is closed and an opening to your right. Go through the opening down the passage til you come to a dark area, then climb down to the room below and use the floor lever, watch the cut scene then head back to the closed gate.
When you get back to where the closed gate was you find it open, so head through down the passage to the next room. In this room several guards will attack, but don't worry about then too much, because the girl you saw in the cut scenes that looks like Lara is there and she will take care of them for you, but if you want to help her then be careful because if you shoot her she will shoot you back. However, what Lara needs to do is go over to the blocks on the platform and move them so she can get to the opening behind them and use the floor lever there and deal with an MP also, then watch a cut scene. Now head back into the room with your little clone helper and go to the southeast corner of the room and go through the door you just opened into the passage and the level ends.