The Angel Of Darkness Walkthrough and Game Guide
Featuring All Secrets and Hidden Rewards and packed with Screenshots

Level 9: Louvre Storm Drains

Important Bug warning for the MAC users - Before starting the level, disable the option "Display distance fog" from the startup dialog. Many MAC users have encountered a bug where after turning the first four valves, the hole at the bottom of the room is not getting filled with water, which makes it unable to complete the level. If this is the case for you, you can do either:

1. Make sure that you disable this option from the previous level (Renne's Pawnshop) and enter the current level with the new settings or at least before turning the third valve (the bugged one) that initiates the cut scene of the water.

2. Download and install the patch that Aspyr released for this bug. (then select the Support page).

[ Notebook Reference ]

Bouchard was clear enough to you that Werner wanted access to recent archeological diggings inside the Louvre. So, in this level, you need to find your way to the Louvre (this task has been added in your Notebook) through its Drains.

Follow the tunnel to a shallow pool. Do not pay much attention to the rat over there. Pick up the Chocolate Bar on the left hand side and head up the stairs to get a Large Health Pack. You cannot open the door here, so return to the pool and follow the tunnel on the left ignoring one more rat.

You reach an area with a hole in the middle of it. It is a long drop down, so better avoid it for now. Take a mental note of the Control Panel on the left. You have to turn on its six lights, by using six valves in total, and finally shut off the water that is falling from above. You cannot turn any valve now as you need to get a strength upgrade.

Getting the strength upgrade - When you enter this area, go around to the left. Climb up the pipe, shimmy to the left and pull onto the walkway. Cross it to the end and throw the switch to turn off a fan elsewhere. Go back, climb down the pipe and enter the tunnel opposite the Control Panel (it is the right hand tunnel if the entrance is to your back). Ignore the rat and go through the opening on the right. Climb up the short ladder and turn the blades of the fan to gain the strength upgrade.

Crawl beneath the fan and pick up the V-Packer Cartridges. Continue ahead into the next small room and turn the valve #1 at the end. Return back to the Control Panel the same way you came.

Follow the tunnel on the right side of the Control Panel. Go through the door on the left and pick up the Vector-R35 Clip. The steam above the Clip takes some of your health, so if you do not want to lose any, crawl. In the next room, do not bother with the rat and turn the valve #2. You can either return back to the Control Panel the same way you came or climb down the ladder. Then drop into the water, swim to the left, head up the tunnel and turn left.

Climb up the pipe again, go to the end of the walkway and make your way across, walking on the beam. Turn the valve #3, which also fills the hole below with water, and go to the right. Pick up the Desert Ranger Clip and jump up to grab the ladder. Climb on the above walkway, then climb up the next ladder and dismount on the left.

Walk on the beam. You can either jump and grab the ledge on the right hand side where the valve is or jump up to grab the pipe and shimmy across. Turn the valve #4 and jump\ shimmy back to the beam. You now have to go down where the Control Panel is and drop into the hole. You can either hang from the beam, shimmy above the hole and drop down, or climb down the ladders you came from.

Inside the flooded hole - Swim down the tunnel until you can surface. It makes some turns but it is one way. Use the broken catwalk as a ladder to climb up. Follow the walkway and jump up to grab the pipe. Shimmy halfway across and drop onto the beam. Walk to the left and turn the valve #5. Return to the beam, grab the pipe again and shimmy to the other side. Climb up the bent catwalk to the top.

You can crawl under the bars of the tunnel on the right side, but there is nothing interesting. Be careful of the slide though because it takes you back where you got the strength upgrade. Jump to the opposite catwalk and turn the valve #6.

Now that you have used all the six valves, you shut off the water where the Control Panel is. Return to the bent catwalk and take a running jump to grab the opposite ledge. Pull up and open the door Pick up the M-V9 Clip and follow the passage to return back at the top of the room with the Control Panel. Walk across the beam, jump into the huge pipe and climb into the smaller one. Open the door for the next area.

Area with pool and two tanks - Walk to the edge of the pipe to hear Lara saying that she smells oil and she should be careful. So, you better do. Hang from the edge of the pipe and drop to the ledge below; turn around. There are two tanks on the right hand side of the room and you have to explode one of them (you cannot do both). If you want to explode the left hand tank, jump into the pool and climb up the ladder. Turn right and climb on the platform (jump up and grab - as shown in this screenshot). If you want to explode the right hand tank, follow the catwalk around to the left (as shown here). In both cases, Lara thinks that this is the place and better checks the map (ok, she never checks the map). Press Action when the hand icon appears to use the Explosives.

Follow Lara's instructions and immediately jump backwards to drop into the pool in order to avoid getting toasted by the explosion. Do not surface or you will die. This place is full of oil, as Lara said before entering this area, and the surface of the water is burning as a result. Swim through the left hand tunnel (the quickest way) and follow it to the end. Turn left to surface and run up the tunnel to reach the top of the room, looking the flaming pool from above.

If you exploded the left tank - Turn around, hang from the edge and drop down. Climb up the platform on the left and jump onto the broken duct ahead. Jump up to grab the pipe and shimmy across to land on the catwalk. Go to the end, vault on the duct and carefully walk on it. At the end, drop down (see this screenshot).

If you exploded the right tank - Turn around, hang from the edge and drop down. Climb up the ladder on the left and go to the end of the ledge. Turn left and jump to the catwalk below, jumping over the first fire at the same time. Jump over the next fire and follow the catwalk to the end.

Turn left and head to the double doors, where the green light is at the end of the hallway to end the level.


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