Tomb Raider: Anniversary - Time Trial Tips for Level 1: Mountain Caves

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When the level begins, proceed as usual until you enter the Caves. Use the Interact button to shimmy faster on the ledges and swing just once when you use the Grapple.

Once you enter the Caves and activate the darts, do not hesitate. Run/ roll through them even if this means health loss.

In the Area with broken wooden ledge, forget about the Artifact if you have missed it. Jump to the opposite side and grab the handhold above. Traverse to the left and around the corner and jump to grab the edge of the higher cave; pullup.

When you reach the fork, proceed ahead (ignore the alcove with the Medipack on the left). Ignore the bats and roll past them. If they become annoying for you, start shooting without stopping. When you reach the Area with the big rock structure in the middle, slide down/ roll over the slope to reach the bottom. Again, ignore the bats here.

Drop to the lower part of the area and use the switch to open the door. The bats usually do not follow.

In the Area with the two wooden bridges, ignore the two wolves. As you cross the first bridge, jump just before the part that collapses. If you are lucky, Lara will grab the other part.

If you fall down, ignore the wolves and climb up the broken part of the bridge. Then cross the second wooden bridge.

In the Area with the pit and bear, ignore the bear and jump to grab the rope. Swing once and jump to the other side. Go down the ramp to reach the next room.

When you reach the pit with the pole, jump to grab the pole and whilst in midair start tapping the Jump button. That way, once Lara grabs the pole, she will immediately release and jump to the other side.

When you reach the last room, do NOT step on the pressure plate. This action will trigger a short cutscene, during which the timer will keep running. Climb up the ledges to solve the puzzle and if possible, ignore the wolves.

Do once again the "pole trick" (as described above) to pass the three horizontal poles and once you use both mechanisms, drop down and step on the pressure plate. When the doors open, pass through them to end the level.

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