The Angel Of Darkness Walkthrough and Game Guide
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Level 1: Parisian Back Streets

The game opens with an FMV. Lara is at Werner's apartment where he asks her to help him. Werner is tracking five Obscura Paintings for a client called Eckhart, who is a psychopath. He then tells her to see a woman called Carvier and he gives Lara her details. Lara is ready to go, but then she returns and pushes Werner on the chair, reminding him that back in Egypt, he walked away and left her. He then shouts at Lara to get out. Gunshots are heard from the darkness and then we see Werner motionless on the ground. Lara approaches him and she finds that he is dead.

The police are coming and Lara is running to save herself. The dogs bust out from the police van and Lara finds a way out by breaking the door of a building. She runs through the hallway and the dogs run behind her. She finds herself in a dead end and the dogs provoke her launch through the window. She looks at them, as they tear apart her backpack. She finally escapes by jumping over the railings of a balcony and into an alley.

The level begins with Lara in an alley. This is the training level and Lara will guide you through the rest of it. Follow her instructions in order to learn how to control her. The controls are similar to the previous games and if you have already moved her a bit, you should have noticed that Lara moves a little differently. In this level, you need to find your way out from the Parisian Back Streets. Move upwards, get an upgrade and find a key to unlock a door.

"This looks like a safe area, but I need to find a way out."

If you move to the right, Lara will tell you how you can perform the basic moves. There is nothing to pickup in the short hallway. Watch out forthe dog because you cannot kill it and it can harm you. Besides, you cannot open the door at the end.

The only way out of the alley is upward. Pick up a Chocolate Bar (10% of health) from the alcove opposite the starting position. Approach the green bin and Lara will tell you that it looks climbable. So, stand against the bin to get Lara's instructions on how you can climb on it. So, climb onto the green bin and Lara will tell you how you can climb onto the upper balcony.

(Note for the new players – To avoid falling from the bin, press the Walk button. Veterans Tomb Raider players should have noticed by now that they have not used the Action button to grab anything in order to climb.)

Walk up to the edge of the balcony and Lara will tell you that you need to press the Jump button and the up cursor key at the same time in order to jump the gap. So, jump to the opposite ledge and when you reach the corner, take a note of the Large Health Pack (100% of health) in the alcove above where you started the level. Stand against the railings, take some steps backwards (Lara cannot hop backwards anymore) and take a running jump over the railing to land into the alcove. Get the Health Pack and either take a running jump back to grab the railings and pull up, or jump down and climb back up using the bin again.

Balcony with ladder - When you approach the ladder, Lara will guide you on how you can climb up it. As soon as you reach the top, press the left cursor key to get off. Walk around the corner to reach an open window. Lara says she can climb through it and she gives you the instructions. When you enter, Lara tells you that if you want to open drawers and cupboards, stand in front of them and press Action. Get 160€ from the drawer, a Chocolate Bar from the cabinet and pick up the Antique Doubloons from the floor. If you try to open the wardrobe, Lara will say that she needs something to force this open.

(Note for the PS2 players - When you read Up, Down, Right and Left in the walkthrough, you need to press the left analog stick to the desired direction.)

Exit the room from the window and climb up the ladder on your right. Dismount on the ledge on the right hand side and turn around. Pick up the Antique Doubloons on the left hand side of the wooden scaffolding and walk to the edge as Lara said. To jump to the canopy, press Up and Jump together. Hold down Action in midair to grab it; pull up.Alternatively, back up a bit and take a running jump to lang on it. Walk to the left, stand against the railings and press the Up cursor key to vault over. Pick up the Chocolate Bar and jump back to the canopy.

Walk to the end of the canopy and listen to Lara on how you can hop. Hold down Walk and press Jump. Note about the hop: this is a new move and it is quite tricky. Lara hops to the direction of the last command. For example, if the last cursor key you pressed was the right one, Lara will hop to the right. To avoid this, press the down or up cursor key slightly and then hop. Now cross the wooden ledges. Whilst doing that, Lara reminds you that by holding the Walk key she will not fall over any ledges.

To climb the drainpipe, walk up to it and press the Up cursor key. Whilst doing that, Lara explains that you need to press the Up cursor key along with the right or left cursor key, depending on the direction you want to go. So, keep pressing up and as soon as you reach the top, press the right direction key to start shimming across the ledge (you cannot go anywhere to the left). Shimmy to the right quickly, because your strength bar starts to decrease. When you see a roof top just below you, drop down to regain your strength. From here, jump up and grab the edge of the roof on the right hand side, shimmy around the corner and pull up at the broken railing on the roof.

Onto the upper roof – Cross the roof to get to the far left corner where a movable barrel is. On your way, the camera focuses on a small shed and Lara says that something useful could be in there, but she needs a way to prize those doors open. To move the barrel stand next to it and press and hold Action. Whilst still holding Action, press the up or down cursor key to push or pull the barrel. You need to pull it, so press Action and Down. Behind it, there is a part of the roof without fence. Step on the ledge, walk to the edge and press Action. Lara will turn around and hang from the edge. Press Action again to let go. When you pick up the Crowbar, Lara mentions that she needs to shimmy to that walkway but she thinks she is not strong enough yet.

Jump up to grab the roof and pull up. Go to the small shed on the left hand side. Use the Crowbar and pry off the lock and gain a strength upgrade. There is a cabinet inside. Open it and get the M-V9 Gun. Exit the shed, turn right and collect the Health Bandages (40% of health) from the barrel. Now that you have got the Crowbar you can back-track to the room with the wardrobe you could not open. If you decide to go back, you will get a Necklace.

Drop onto the platform on which you picked up the Crowbar before. Turn to face the roof and side-step to the left edge (as shown in this screenshot). If you do not, you may not have enough strength to make it across the edge of the roof to the next platform. Jump up to grab the roof, traverse to the left getting past the door below and drop onto the platform.

Lara says she needs to move quietly. Press the Stealth key and then use the cursor keys to move around. When you reach the corner, Lara explains how you can hug the wall. Whilst moving in Stealth mode, press the Action button when you are standing next to the wall and Lara will hug it.. Push right or left to move. When you reach a corner you will peer around. To return back to the normal position, press the Stealth button again.

(Note – Whilst hugging the wall and in order to move along it, you need to press the opposite direction from where Lara is facing. That is, not like seeing her from behind.)

Beyond there is the Gantry Gate Key on the sawhorse and a police officer on the ledge above. Here you can do one of the following:

• Jog until the sawhorse, grab the key and leave.

• Sneak behind the officer whilst in Stealth mode and press Action to break his neck.

• Alert the guard and fight hand to hand. You will lose some health but you are ready to finish the level.

Get the Key and use it back to the gate to open it. Climb down the ladder to end the level.

(Note – Before finishing the level, if you take a look below to the streets you will see a crow on a ledge. If you take a mental note on the ledge, you will see something shiny. This is a key. Unfortunately, you cannot get this key and for your information, the streets below belong to the unfinished part of the training level. You cannot access this part, unless you cheat. The PC players may download the StartUp Configuration Utility, which was made by Bokkie, and run the game using this program. The PS players can use the Level Select Cheat.)

The cut scene shows the police after Lara. She enters the Derelict Apartment, locks the door by dropping a metal bar and the police officers try to burst in.


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