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When the level begins, you do not have to deal with the bear, since the game positions Lara past this point.

Jump to grab the vertical column and instead of sliding down, keep pressing the forward key along with Jump to leap off the column and land on the ground.

From the raised rock or the base of the second column, jump to grab the first handhold, then the next one. Jump to grab the column, climb up a bit and jump to the other side.

As soon as you enter the City, ignore the first set of stairs on the left and jump down to the second set.

If you want, kill the two wolves and the bear, although it saves time if you ignore them. If you decide for the latter, bear in mind that they will attack all together later, which will cost some health.

Jump into the pool and swim through the opening. Use the lever to open the trapdoor. Then climb into the first hut.

Ignore the switch and go up the stairs. Jump to the window of the second hut and drop down.

Push the cage inside the second room and go to the back to get the Village Key. Return back to the previous room and shoot the metal circular lock to open the wooden gate.

(Note: If you have killed the three threats, you can shoot the lock before pushing the cage. Otherwise, wait until you get the Key and return back, in case the animals come inside!)

Use the Key to open the gate and enter the Area with the two doorways. You can ignore the three wolves by jumping over them. They will follow you through both doorways, but you can still escape from them.

When you reach the top of each room, have your weapons drawn to kill the bats because they can be proved really annoying (unless you can avoid them). Once you open the main door, go through it.

When you reach the first pit, do not bother with the wolf down there. Jump to the opposite side, slide down the slope and jump to grab the horizontal pole. Swing and jump to the opposite side.

When you reach the second pit, jump diagonally to the left to directly land on the ground (even if it will cost you some health) instead of climbing down the ledges.

Run and vault on the second (higher) part of the column's base and jump up to grab the horizontal pole. Then swing and jump to grab the handhold on the left.

Once you traverse around the corner, do not pull onto the ledge with the darts. Instead, jump directly on the vertical column. From there, jump to the opposite side and head to the exit.
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