Eckhardt traps Lara within an electrified circle of light. Defeating Eckhardt is fairly simple. Eckhardt tries to kill you with bursts of power: electricity and fire. To avoid this, simply get down into Lara’s commando position and crawl to the inner circle. Watch Eckhardt using your R2 and right analog stick. Eckhardt will create a pillar of blue light and three beasts. At this time, stand up and step slightly outside the inner circle, making sure that Lara is situated so that she isn’t in the path of the three beasts.
These three beasts will run to the center circle and form into Eckhardt. Wait until the fire, the red laser lines, or the electricity and the blue lines disappear and walk forward. You can be either to his front or his back. Wait about a 1 or 2 seconds while he is hunched over (and all the fire or lasers have completely disappeared) and then kick him once and a cut scene appears. Lara walks forward and stabs Eckhardt with a Periapt Shard. Eckhardt is raised up by the blue light and then appears on the outside of the electrified circle of light. Lay back down on the circle in the middle of the room and wait for the Eckhardt to make the beasts again.
Do this twice more and you will defeat Eckhardt.
A cut scene appears after the third time. Eckhardt staggers to one of the pillars. Lara runs over and pulls out the third shard to kill him. Suddenly, Gunderson appears behind her. Karel? Lara says. (He kind of looks like Gunderson). Eckhardt says “Kill her.” Lara pulls out her gun and points it at Gunderson. Gunderson turns and stabs Eckhardt in the forehead with the last shaft. It turns out that Gunderson isn’t really Gunderson at all but really a Nephilim. He invites Lara to be part of a benign new word. Karel tells Lara that he has been helping her all along in the form of various people including - gasp - Kurtis - gasp.
Karel holds out his hand to Lara and Lara sees a symbol on her hand. She has a flashback to Von Croy’s murder. Karel had killed Von Croy when Von Croy told him that it was too dangerous for him to locate the fifth painting. Von Croy then turns to Lara, lying on the floor, and says, Lara will be able to obtain the last painting. Karel turns back to Von Croy and kills him. He then painted symbols of blood on the wall.
Lara refuses Karel’s offer and Karel responds “stupid mortal. So be it.” He then engulfs himself in a green light and shoots green lasers at Lara. Run over to Eckhardt and pick up an object at his side. It is Eckhart’s Glove, a Glove of Immeasurabe Power, In the Right Hands.
On the back of the pillar to the left of Eckhardt (if you are standing facing Eckhardt) is a space where you put something in. We aren’t sure what she put in or whether it was just a switch. In any event, this action lowers the ladders on either side of the room. Run to one of those ladders and climb up to the second level. Beware of Karel because if his laser ball hits you, it will knock you off the ladders or off the edges of the platforms.
Wait near the ladder that goes up to the next level until Karel passes by the ladder and then start climbing up. At the top of the ladder go left. Run around until you find a ladder at the back of a pillar. Go around to your left again. There will be a platform to your right that juts out toward the Sleeper. Simply walk to the end of the platform or jump toward the Sleeper. You don’t need to be close. A cut scene will play showing Lara hanging onto the end of the Sleeper’s leg. She places the glove on his leg and swings her way to safety. A light shoots down from the Sleeper and pierces Karel. Lara runs away and the room erupts in an explosion of blue/white light.
A moment later, Lara staggers back to the middle of the room, holding her stomach (as if she was injured). She sees Kurtis’ blade laying in a pool of blood and picks it up. The blade then opens up and pulls Lara toward a doorway. She smiles slightly and walks into the darkness.
Here concludes the first episode in the brand new Tomb Raider trilogy starring Lara Croft.