TR3 - THE GREAT OBELISK by VINCI

 

WALKTHROUGH BY MOONPOOKA

 

Slide down the slope and enter the rocky crawl space, you will emerge into a small cave where you can collect some ammo from the ground. Now look up into the ceiling and find a hole to climb up into the outside area. Go left of the pool and collect a small med pack then make your way over to the right and climb up on the long ledge, look forwards and down into the water to see a KEY at the waters edge on a small triangular type rock, do a running jump over to collect the key then wade into the water.

 

Look at the bottom of the pool and see a small gap to swim through, go down and round to the left first and make your way along the watery tunnel to collect the PISTOLS. Now go back and get some air. Return to the gap but this time swim right; go all the way through until you emerge into a big water cave area. Go straight across and into the far left corner and find a small triangular gap in the rocks to swim up into. Swim through and look out for a KEY on the watery tunnel floor to collect. Continue on through until you meet a closed black and white door, go right of it into the tunnel, swim up and climb out, enter the new room and collect THE DESERT EAGLE and SECRET ONE - STAR. Now return to the water tunnel and swim all the way back to the outside area to catch some air.

 

Re enter the water tunnel and go right again, this time when you reach the big water cave swim right and continue on round and then to the left, keep going until you can swim no further then swim up and out of the cave and climb out of the water. This area I call the beginning area because this is really where your adventure begins, you wonít need to go back into the water cave but you will be visiting here again later on so remember this as the beginning area of the level.

 

Look around and see a small room with a closed door in front of you, inside is a green crystal for full health, also you will place two gold prayer wheels here later, there is also a hidden lever in this room and you need a hammer to open the door. To the left is a door that needs a key which you have already collected, and on the orange wall left of that door is a crawl space to jump to. Here is where we need to go first, so climb the sandy mound and do a running jump with grab to catch the crawl space, climb in and down and look up in the wall for a crawl space to climb into, go through and enter the cave at the end to find SECRET TWO - STAR. Ok so now go back out and into the orange hallway and go right to collect another KEY, then go back to the outside area and to the door on your left. Use one of your keys on the door and enter, get ready for a shoot out with two baddies and when they are finished take the KEY that one of them drops. Use it on the door you see there and enter the passage.

 

In this passage there are three ways to go so head right and follow the passage round and use a key on the door at the end. We are now entering a maze with many doors and levers, the object is to open three brown doors then eventually open a door into the next area, looks bad eh? Here is how I did this. At the start point go left and use the lever there on your right, turn and go right, enter the new door and go right, at the end use the lever you see on the left, make note of the brown door opposite and continue straight on and then go right, you will run over two blue floor tiles, and at the end go left and over two green floor tiles. Go left again then right, use the lever there by two blue floor tiles then turn and head straight on. Go left at the next turn then left again, then do a right turn and run over two red floor tiles. At the end of passage go right then right again and find two levers in a small room. Use both levers then turn and head left through the door you entered this room by. Use the lever ahead of you then turn, go right and run over two red floor tiles, go left and continue on over two green floor tiles, keep going straight and do a right at the end of the passage. Here you will see a new brown door open so enter here and collect the ammo from the floor, then run onto both pentagon tiles in the corners of the room, these open up your next door. Leave this room and head left, then left again then run straight on over two green floor tiles, at the end of passage go left and use the lever there, turn and go right then head straight on over two red floor tiles, go left, then right then right again and use the lever you see there, turn and go left, then right then straight on over two green floor tiles, at the two green floor tiles take the 1st right then go right again go left at the end of the passage then straight on, on the left of you see a new brown door, enter and go through to find a KEY and again step on the two pentagon tiles to open a new door in the maze.

 

Now leave this room and head right, then right again, run over two blue floor tiles and at the end go left, go straight on to the end of the passage then go left to enter the new door. Use the key at the lock in this room and see a new door open at the bottom of some stairs in the maze. Letís go find that new door now. Head out of this room and go right, go right again and over two green floor tiles, go left then left again and use the lever you see, turn and go left then left again then right and head over the two red floor tiles. Go left and use the lever you see there and turn, go right and run over the two red floor tiles then go left and over two green floor tiles, take the second left turn from the two green floor tiles and head over two red tiles, at the end go left and then right then head straight on, then go right at the end to find some stairs leading down to a passage, go down and make your way through the passage until you come to that new open door, go through and enter a large room with a pool in it.

 

You are now in what I call the Kayak room because ahead of you is the kayak hanging on the orange and blue ledge. First though go over to the edge and kill the two lurking crocodiles, then jump into the water and find an underwater lever to use on one of the pillars below the starting ledge, this opens a door you will need later on to proceed. Now climb out onto the brown ledge below the Kayak and do a running jump up onto the higher ledge and then jump across the water to get back to the starting point of this room. From here you can line up with the Kayak and do a running jump with action so Lara grabs the Kayak, pulls it down and climbs into it.

 

Now paddle your way up the tunnel and make your way past the ledge to your left with a closed door on it, head up the waterfall ahead of you, go all the way round until you come to a small pool with a crocodile waiting for you. Get out of the Kayak and get to dry land, kill the crocodile then jump into the water. Collect a 1ST GOLD PRAYER WHEEL and a small med pack from the water then climb out. A door will open as you climb out onto the ledge; itís a way back to the Kayak room. So now you need to climb the wall ladder down that hole you see in the floor, when you are about three quarters of the way down you need to back flip into an alcove behind you and use a wall lever there to raise a flap in your next room. Once this has been done continue down the ladder and make your way to a new room. Go through the door and a baddy attacks, kill him and head over to the left, as you do two more baddies show up so pick them off and take the KEY that one of them drops.

 

Now enter the small building left of the building you entered here by, the ledge is reachable in this room believe it or not so head up there and find the window ledge to climb up into. From here do a running jump over to the next window, then again go into the window ledge but donít jump over yet, instead turn and jump back grabbing the window sill edge and shimmy left, climb up into a crawl space to collect a KEY then shimmy back and proceed across to the next building. Use the window ledge again to get over to the next building then use the window ledge here to make it into the next building. Now go up the wall ladder and enter the crawl space. You now need to use the ceiling ladder to get over to the next crawl space. Do this all the way round the buildings until you finally crawl out and climb down into a hole, look down and see the crawl space out of here and make your way through to a new room.

 

In this next room is a long water pool and four doors, there are stairs leading up either side of the long pool and at the top of the stairs are two black and white doors and a central brown door, over to the wall where you entered this room by is another brown door. First go into the pool and swim down to find a water lever to use, this opens the brown door between the two black and white doors at the top of the stairs, now climb out and do a running jump from the small ledge to get back onto the stairs. Now look over to the wall where you see a closed brown door, its next to the crawl space you entered this room by. Left of that brown door is another crawl space, enter there and go down the hole, find the wall lever and use it to open the left hand side black and white door. Now head back out and up the left side of the stairs to enter that new open door, go into the hole and take the KEY.

 

Now you have all the keys for the next mission so head out of this room and go through the central brown door and into a room with many slopes below. Go down to ground level and at the far end of the room find two key holes to use two of your keys to open up a door above you. Now go back to the other side of the room and find another key hole and use the gold key on it, now go back up the top and jump the slopes to get into the next room. Here you can pop down into the water hole and collect some ammo. Climb out and at the edges of the room find two pentagon tiles to stand on; this opens up the last brown door in the long water pool room. Also notice here a closed brown door which is a timed door and itís what you have to tackle now along with the timed door to secret three, so head back to the long pool room and enter the newly opened brown door by the pool.

 

Save your game as this is the timed lever. Use the lever and quickly sprint into the long pool, swim through and find a grate has risen for Lara to be taken by the current into the underwater area beneath the pentagon tile room. Quickly climb out and sprint through the timed door then keep sprinting round to the right and into the second timed door in the book case, slide down and find SECRET THREE - STAR, now head up the stairs and a black and white door will open for you to enter the library room. Head up the left hand side stairs and see a deep sandy pit to climb down into, collect some ammo from the sandy corner then take your 2ND GOLD PRAYER WHEEL.

 

Now climb out of the pit and head right, go through and up into another room then look up from the stairs and see a wall lever up on a small roof type ledge above the stairs. Use the stair sides to catch the balcony to your right and then do a running jump over to the lever. Use the lever to open the brown door in this room and head through. You will come to some slopes which you have to tackle in one go to reach the top. Do a back flip onto the lowest slope then just keep jump and action pressed and Lara will simply spring up the slopes for you. At the top catch the last ledge and climb up. Make your way round the ledges until you come to a wall ladder leading up. Use this and climb off half way to use a wall lever. This opens the right side black and white door back in the long pool room; here you will find the 1st hammer and we will go back for it later.

 

Now head up the ladder and out onto the top of the high blue central structure. This is a huge room with many ways to go so first we need to see whatís going on down below. A large creature is attacking two guards, these guys are Laraís mates who will help her kill the beasts, so donít go blasting at them, even one shot at them and they will fire at Lara and you really will need their help much later on. So from the top of the central structure head left and find the small ledge that juts out, there is a ladder leading down to the ground level so head down to the bottom of the ladder and turn around to face away from the ladder. Now go left and see two small doors up some steps ahead of you, use the monkey swing by the steps and find the crawl space within the wall and enter it, pick up the KEY then return to ground.

 

Go straight across the room now passing the mask receptacle door and head into the small door ahead of you up the steps (it will open as you approach) Go through and round to the right and keep making your way round the passage until you come to the end, here you will find a small med pack so take it and go back outside. Now go to the right and enter the small door up the next set of steps you come to, go through and round to the left to see a black and white door which will open as you approach. Enter here and climb the wall ladder, at the top enter the new room and use two of your keys on the locks on the pillars to open three doors up in the passageway of this room. Now go through the passage and enter the first door to your left, head through and crawl inside the space, turn and climb down and grab the edge, shimmy left and climb up to collect SECRET FOUR - STAR.

 

Now shimmy back to the crawl space either side and make you way back to the passage. Enter the central door and at the end of the path jump across to the ladder. Go back to ground level and again turn to face out from the ladder, go left then left again and enter the door at the top of the steps. Run through and to the right run through the passage and take the left turn up the stairs and at the top jump the gap into the next passage, head on and into the next room to find an open floor hatch and go down, you will fall a long way and land in water. Climb out and make your way along the muddy passage and at the end the door will open for you. Now go through to a familiar place and head on through the building, go over to the far left building and once again make your long journey around to the long pool room. Now back at the long pool room you can head up the right stairs and enter the newly opened door, drop down the hole and take the 1ST HAMMER.

 

Make your way back over the slopes room and through the library again to get back to the dark grey slopes room, now make your way up the slopes and out onto the top of the blue structure again. From here go back to ground via the ladder and head left, enter the door at the top of the steps then crawl through the rocks, climb up into the crawl space and make your way out to the sandy area. Head over to the right and use the hammer on the door of the small building (if Lara says ďnoĒ try standing just a bit left of the lock) Enter this building and use the two prayer wheels, then look on the right wall for a dark hidden shimmy space to grab. Shimmy right and climb up to use the wall lever there and see a new door open. Come down and take the green health gem and go back outside.

 

Go over to the room where you killed the first two baddies and enter, go right and see the new opened door, here you can collect a 3RD GOLD PRAYER WHEEL and a KEY. Take the items and go back out to the high sandy hill and make your way back through the crawl space and back into the large blue structure room. Use the ladder to get back to the top of the blue structure, face out at the top and jump over to the ledge ahead of you, go right and at the end do a diagonal jump over to the next ledge, head left and down the wide staircase and at the bottom go left. At the bottom of the hallway look up to the left wall for a crawl space and climb through into the next room, enter the floor hatch and continue on until you come to the zip line. Donít use it though if you want to get the secret below. Go to the edge and do a standing jump down into the water pool below, search the water for SECRET FIVE - STAR, and then jump the rocks to get over to the next water pool.

 

From here climb out and go left, line up at the wall near to the water and jump to grab the wall, shimmy left and enter the gap in the wall and make your way through the muddy crawl space to the end. Come out into a new room with a large gold urn to your left, make a note of this and the door next to it. For now though head right and down the stairs, do a right and go round into the corner to collect some ammo then make your way over to the ledge and look out over the new room. Down below is water and in all four corners there are crawl spaces for Lara to swim into, once in there Lara can climb to the top ledges and use four wall levers to open that door back at the large gold urn, near to where you entered this area. Ok so all four levers are done and door is open, so get back to the water and look on one of the side walls for an area of ground that is high in the water, what you must do here is crawl through the water using the pathway which runs round the central structure and eventually leads you under the structure so you can climb up inside.

 

Once this is done make your way to the top of the structure and go to the edge to see across the way an orange and blue ledge, there are two, one either side and each ledge holds a key so make your first jump over and collect the KEY, then jump up the ledge to its highest point and jump back to the central structure. Now head over to the other side and collect the second KEY. Now jump down into the water and make your way over to the wall ladder to take you up to the brown walled alcove, head up the stairs and find the new open door by the large gold urn. Enter here and take the KEY. Now head back down and back to the water room area, go into the water and head across to the other side of the room, find another wall ladder and climb up into another alcove room with a pink and white floor. Head through and round to the left until you come to two locks on the wall, use the gold key on the lock to your left and go through to take the 1ST MASK, now leave here and use the next key to open the door to your left.

 

Go through and climb your way out of here. At the top turn and see a crawl space to jump to and head on through, now go along the hallway and arrive back at the blue structure room. Drop down to the ground then head back up the ladder to the top of the blue structure, again jump over to the ledges and make your way left, do a diagonal jump to the next ledge then head right through the hallway and down the stairs. Take a right turn and head on to see a doorway on your right, enter here and go left where you will find a key hole to use a key on, enter the door and to your left see some stairs leading up but ignore them for now, go on and use another key on the next door and head through, look up to the right and see a crawl space to climb into, but first nip into the room on your left to collect some ammo. Now go through the crawl space and make your way round to the right and out into a new area, go right and collect the 2nd HAMMER the head back to the stairs before the second door.

 

Head on up the stairs and to the left, enter the next room and stay at the top of the stairs, look across the room and see a gap in the wall ahead of you, now standing with Laraís right shoulder tight against the wall do a long run and jump to catch the shimmy gap, shimmy left until you can climb up into a crawl space then head through and out to a new room. This room is a massive sand pit room and in the middle is a much needed large med pack but you will have to dodge the falling boulders to get it. Once you have taken the med pack head up the sand hill and into the corner to find a hole in the wall. Make your way through here and out into a new area.

 

Go right and enter a new room, run round the central deck and take a left turn up some small steps, use the hammer on the door and go through, climb down the hole in the floor and head through the passage, and at the very end on the left you will find a small med pack, collect it then go out through the gap in the wall there, head left and judge the ledges until you get round to the orange and blue ledge, on the top of it is a KEY so take it then make your way back to the 2nd hammer door room, go down the steps and then do a left turn into a new room with slopes on the floor. Do a careful jump down to the next ground level and use the key in the wall, now go down another level and use the wall lever there. Now jump into the water and the current will take you through a channel. Here you must keep to the right of the channel and at the end fight against the current so Lara can swim up to the right water passage. At the end climb out and take the 2nd MASK.

 

Now drop back into the water and let the current take you all the way to the end of the channel where you can climb out and make your way back to the blue structure room again. Go to ground level again and head over to the mask door, place the masks and then enter the new open door. Save you game and beware because when you place the gold prayer wheel two large alien beasts arrive to greet you, run like the clappers into one of the small rooms up the steps and let your friends take care of the beasts, keep hidden or the beasts will hit Lara with their powerful bombs. When all is clear go back out and make your way up the ladder to the top of the blue structure again. Jump across to the ledges as before and make your way around to the orange and blue wall structure where you will see two monkey statues burning, there is a new door open here now so enter here and the door closes behind you. Go through and take the KEY from the floor then look left to see a large med pack in a crawl space to collect.

 

Now head through the door and up the ladder, enter the next room and use the key on the lock by the door you entered here by, two alien beasts show up so kill them and take the 2 MASKS that they drop and use them on the big blue doors. Go through and left then left again to enter a large lava room with slopes. Go right of the lava pool first and make an easy jump over to collect a KEY. Now go back to land and find four pentagon tiles in each corner of the room and step on them, this is a timed run back to the room where you killed the two beasts so head back there as fast as you can and enter the new door.

 

Go through, climb the ladder and enter the passage. At the end look up to the right wall and use the crawl space there to get to the next passage, now head through and enter the small room to your right, use the key on the lock and watch the blue slate ledge lower in the lava room. Now turn and go take the small med pack from the new open room to your left then head out through the new open door on the right. Go back to the lava room and use the slopes and lowered slate ledge to get round to the TWO KEYS on the ledges left and right of the room.

 

Now head back to land and leave this room, head right and see the large blue door at the end of the hallway open, go through and up the steps. Stop at the top because swinging traps await you, so judge them by crawling and enter the new area. Keep right of the slopes and jump the first one so you bounce off and catch the next, when you pull up use the duck key as well so Lara climbs the next slope, now slide and catch the crawl space in the wall ahead, turn and save because the next room is not only fire tiled but spiked moving walls also. So climb down and immediately flip left twice to land on the corner safe tile, quickly roll and tap forwards once and do a standing jump forwards and slightly to the left to land on next safe tile, now jump again to land on next safe tile by a closed door.

 

When all is safe travel round to the right of the room and collect a KEY then head round to the right from there and enter a new crawl space, when you do the pentagon tile you are on in the crawl space opens up the door in the spiked wall room to crawl through, turn and climb down then spring off the slope t catch the previous crawl space, go back through the spiked wall room and into that new door. Now head through the passage and to the bottom, go right but stop at the entrance of the new room and look up to the ceiling. There are hidden fire tiles on the floor and the ceiling will guide you through here on the safe tiles. First you can collect SECRET SIX- STAR by jumping to a higher ledge then using an invisible wall crack to shimmy left and enter the crawl space and take the star.

 

Now head over to the far right corner of the room using the safe tiles and the higher ledges and then jump into the next area. Collect a large med pack from the corner then jump onto the large brown central structure and bounce safely down to the bottom, you arrive on a safe tile but some others are fire tiles so judge them and find an open doorway in one of the corners of the room. Go down and use the key in the lock but beware, a fire wraith attacks so quickly go up and out into the first area, jump the tiles to find two new open doors to use two keys and once this is done the fire wraith will leave. You can now go back to where you used the first key and go down the passage to find a new door open, head through and take THE AMULET OF OBELISK. Now head up the sandy hill and go through the cave until you are at the end, look in the right corner for a hole leading up, do a back flip into the hole and catch the wall ladder to climb up and out into a new cave. Head up the caveís path until you see day light, this is the way home and here you will end this wonderful adventure.