Raider Anniversary Walkthrough and Game Guide
Featuring All Secrets and Hidden Rewards
Level 2: City of Vilcabamba
Additional Secrets: 0
[Checkpoint] The level begins where the previous one left you. Go up the stairs and draw weapons. A bear will come through the opening, so take care of it. Follow the passage that leads to a pit with two vertical columns. Jump to grab the first one and climb to the bottom. Release to drop to the ground, turn around and go behind the rock where you will find a Small Medipack. Go to other side of the pit. You cannot grab the second column from the bottom, but you can step on its base and jump to grab the narrow ledge on the right. Jump for the upper one, then jump to grab the column. Climb up a bit if necessary and jump to the other side.
City of Vilcabamba/ Area with fountain and pool - Go through the open door to reach the City of Vilcabamba. [Checkpoint] Go through the passage around to the left and head down the two set of stairs. Draw weapons and start shooting at the two wolfes on the left before they reach you. Go there and down the next stairs. [Checkpoint] A bear will soon come from behind of one of the buildings, so stay sharp. There is a closed door on the right and you need a key to open it.
Inside the first building - Jump into the pool and swim to the bottom where you will find a Small Medipack. Surface to get some air and dive again, but not too much this time. Look for an opening and swim through it. Follow the tunnel that will get you to an underwater lever. Pull it to open a trapdoor above you. Surface there and climb out of the water. [Checkpoint] You are inside of one of the buildings, so if you want, use the switch to open the door and gain a direct access to the outsite area. Go up the wooden stairs to reach the window.
Inside the second building - Jump to the window of the opposite building and run on the decrepit wooden ramp. Jump at the end to grab the edge of the alcove. Pull up and pick up the Small Medipack. If you miss the jump, you can use the movable cage below and push it beneath the alcove. Drop to the ground and notice the metal circular lock of the wooden gate. Activate the Manual Aim and shoot the lock to open the gate. (If you have set the Combat Mode to Advanced Toggle or Advanced Hold, Lara will aim at the lock if you just draw your weapons.) This gives you a direct access to the outside area. Before returning outside, push the movable cage inside the next room. Go to the back of the room and pick up the Shotgun Ammo. Go to the left and pick up the Village Key from the alcove. [Checkpoint] Return back to the cage, climb on it and then climb on the ledge above. Go around to the left and pick up the Small Medipack and Shotgun Ammo. Then drop to the ground.
Artifact - Grab the cage and push it into the first room, then outsite of the building. Position the cage next to the vertical column which is located opposite the stairs you came from when you first enetered this area (as shown in this screenshot). Climb on the cage and jump on the column's base. Grab the column and climb to the top. Jump to the stone ledge and draw weapons to kill the two bats that attack. Jump to grab the horizontal pole, swing and jump to grab the stone ledge ahead; pull up. [Checkpoint] Use the Grapple to catch the gold ring above, swing and jump to grab the narrow ledge on the other side. Traverse to the left and jump to grab the pole. Jump for the next one and finally jump to grab the top of the waterfall. Two bats attack here, so get rid of them. Pick up the Artifact and jump on the roof of the nearby building to slide down and reach the ground intact.
Go and use the Key to open the door. Draw weapons, because you are not alone. Two wolves will come out together, so back up and kill them. When you enter the next area, a third wolf attacks from the right. Kill it and go up the stairs. [Checkpoint] You need to open the door and to do that, you have to follow both doorways and it does not matter which one you visit first.
Left hand doorway - Go through the left doorway and up the stairs to reach a room with a pool. Follow the walkway to the left and jump to grab the ledge ahead. Jump to grab the narrow ledge on the wall, traverse to the right and jump to grab the next one. Shimmy right and jump to grab the ledge behind you. The last jump is longer, so you need to help Lara by pressing the Interact button when she grabs onto the ledge.* Pull up and go through the opening on the left. Go up the ramps and kill the three bats when you reach the top. Jump to grab the opposite ledge and pull up. Exit to the ledge on the other side and jump to grab the horizontal thick pole of the pillar. Lara's weight will rotate the pillar which will place a kind of key on the door. Release and safely drop to the ground.
[*Important note for the PC players: Many people have encountered problems with the specific jump (as shown in this screenshot). Lara will not grab the ledge no matter what. A possible remedy to this problem is to disable the Fullscreen Effects from the Options, Display menu (and make Lara "see" the ledge) or lower your game's resolution. Thanks to Cookie Raider for mentioning the problem and Wen for suggesting the possible fix.]
Right hand doorway - Go through the right hand doorway to reach again a room with a pool. [Checkpoint] Jump into and get the Small Medipack from the bottom. Surface and climb out of the water. Follow the walkway and jump to grab the narrow ledge on the wall. Use the rest ledges to reach the ledge in front of the opening. Go through it and up the ramps. At the top, kill two more bats. Jump to grab the opposite ledge and pull up. Exit from the other side and jump to grab the horizontal thick pole of the pillar. Lara's weight will rotate the pillar which will place another kind of key on the door. [Checkpoint] Both keys open the door, so drop to the ground and go through it.
First pit - Follow the passage that will get you to a pit. [Checkpoint] Use the narrow ledges on the left to get down. Kill the wolf and pick up the Shotgun Ammo. The ledge you came from is high, so push/ pull the movable cage and position it beneath the ledge to climb back up. This time, jump to the ledge at the top of the slope. Slide down the slope and jump to grab the horizonatal pole. Move a bit to the right if necessary, swing and jump to grab the ledge ahead. Pull up and jump towards the vertical thin structure. Lara will balance, but you have to be careful. If she loses her balance, press the Interact button to correct. Jump to the ledge ahead and continue to the left.
Second pit - You meet a second pit. Jump to the stone block on the other side and drop to the ground (or grab the narrow ledge, drop to the block, then to the ground). Go to the other side of the pit and climb on the a stone block you will find there. Grab the crevice in the wall, shimmy right and jump to grab the horizonatl pole behind you. Swing, jump to grab the crevice in the opposite wall and jump to grab the narrow ledge above. Traverse to the left and around the corner and pull up, being careful of the dart trap. Turn around, jump on the vertical thin structure and jump to the ledge ahead before you lose your balance.
Follow the passage to end the level.
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