Tomb Raider 2 Gold (Golden Mask) Walkthrough and Game Guide
Featuring All Secrets and Hidden Rewards and packed with Screenshots

Level 3: Furnace of the Gods

(*We do not count the three friendly warriors)

The level begins with Lara sliding down a slope. Jump at the edge to grab the ledge ahead. Pull up and pick up the Flares. Hang from the edge and release to continue sliding. If you want, you can have the Action button compressed and grab the edges of the slides that follow. When you reach the ground, pick up the Shtogun Shells and Flares from the skeletons. Then go to the other side of the passage. Pick up the Small Medi Pack and kill the rat that comes from behind you.

Trapped area - Run above the decript floor to slide into the lower area. Quickly enter the passage on the left hand side, but do not proceed a lot. Stay close to the entrance, facing the first spiked wall, as it passes. When it does so, enter the passage on the left (opposite the slide) to avoid the second spiked wall. Kill the three rats and go to the alcove where the second spiked wall came from. Pick up the two sets of Automatic Pistol Clips. Then go through the passage and push the gold movable cage to the end. This reveals an opening. Go through it.

(Alternatively, enter the passage to avoid the first spiked wall. Continue and push the gold cage at least once. Stay there in order to avoid the second spiked wall. The rats will follow you here, so stay sharp. Then exit and get the Clips.)

Bluish area with pillars - When you enter the area, do not drop to the ground. If you have your weapons holstered, the camera will show the area from above, indicating that you are not alone, since a wolf is sleeping behind the pillar. It is not alone; there is one more around. So, stay here and kill them from safety. If they do not show up, drop down to lure them and climb back up. Drop down, proceed between the two pillars and pick up the Small Medi Pack from the skeleton. When you approach the Mask Of Tornarsuk, a third wolf appears from the left hand side. Kill it and pick up the Mask. On doing that, the three transparent warriors awaken and a door on the left hand wall of the cavern opens. The warriors are friendly, so show mercy and do not kill them.

Turn left, jump to the block one of the warriors was standing on and go towards the wall. The door is just on the left. Go through it and fall through the opening in the floor to slide into an underwater tunnel. Turn around and swim through the tunnel. A fish attacks, so either harpoon it or quickly get the two sets of Harpoons from the depression and swim to the other side of the tunnel, where you can climb out and kill the fish from safety. Twelve rats will attack here, as you explore the area around. Kill them all and pick up the items: Small and Large Medi Packs, Flares and five sets of Shotgun Shells. In order to get some of the pick-ups, you have to pull the two movables cages from the room's two corners.

There is a third movable cage close to the skeleton. Pull it outside, then to the side to unblock the exit. Follow the passage, running over the decrepit floor. At the end, turn around and jump to grab the ladder. Climb to the top and push the movable block to the end.

1st Secret - Before continuing, push\ pull the block to the side to reveal the Gold Coins beneath.

Go around either way to reach a passage with a skeleton and Flares at the entrance. This poor guy failed on the mission, so stay sharp. Step where the skeleton is and quickly hop back and side-flip to avoid the rolling boulder. Then carefully follow the passage, jumping over the three spiked pits. Exit from the other side to find yourself above the area with the three warriors. Flip the switch to open the double doors below. Move to the other side of the ledge (close to the exit) and take a running jump to the platform next to the pillar. Then run-jump to the next one with the M16 Clips. Jump back to the previous platform, hang from the edge and drop to the hill below. Turn around and go to the far right where the double doors are.

Room with yellow floor and red ceiling - Go through the double doors and follow the tunnel. Use the switch to open the next doors. Three thugs are lurking inside. The three warriors will come to assist, so be careful not to accidentally kill them. Once the thugs are dead, pick up the two sets of Uzi Clips and Small Medi Pack from their dead bodies. Go to the end of the room and pick up the Large Medi Pack in front of the barred windows on the left. Then back track almost halfway and climb on the right hand block (as you face the entrance). Climb into the opening above and drop to the ledge below.

Room with gold liquid - Obviously, the gold liquid causes your death. Walk up to the end of the ledge and take a running jump to the next one. There is a slide ahead with a flat ledge at the back. Keep this in mind because you will come back. (The following sequence is shown in this screenshot.) For now, take a running jump to the rocks on the left hand side. Jump over the slide and proceed to the end. The next ledge is slopped and you can see the back-side of it. Light a Flare to see clearly and take a running jump to grab the back-side of the slope. Pull up, slide almost to the end and jump to the next slope. Keep pressing the Jump button and you will land on a ledge with some Grenades (or the Grenade Launcher if you do not have it). Pick up them, walk to the end and take a standing jump to the block ahead. Turn right and you will see a square ledge on the side of the falls. Take a running jump there, then another one to the flat ledge, which is next to the slide you saw at the beginning. Turn left and jump to the platform.

Going upwards - Climb on the block on the other side, then onto the bridge. Go to the left, around the perimeter of the room until you reach some rocky blocks. Climb on the first one, turn right and climb on the higher block. Turn left and walk on the rocks. There are two pits that contain some Flares and a Small Medi Pack alongside the right hand wall. Once you get them, climb on the rocky ledge that goes parallel to the gold liquid.

Having the liquid on your right, walk on the rocks and to the way you came from. Jump to the high block on the left (the one you climbed up before), then onto the next one ahead. Turn around and take a running jump to the opposite ledge (see this screenshot for the last couple of jumps). Take another running jump to grab the next ledge and pull up. Walk around to the right and jump to the ledge on the left hand side. Pick up the Shotgun Shells from the lower block at the end, back track and drop to the rocks below. Pick up the Flares from the pit, climb back up and from the higher part of the ledge, jump up to grab the one you came from. Pull up, turn right and take a running jump to the pillar with the M16 Clips. A crow flies in from below, so kill it.

Take a running jump to the extended part of the opposite ledge or grab the inner part on the right and pull up. Another crow appears here, so kill it. (Note: the crow appears when you step on the extended ledge.) Turn left and jump to the opposite ledge. Be careful of the spiked pit on the right. Take a standing jump over it and you will land on the next higher block. Continue straight ahead, vaulting onto the two low blocks. Then climb on the higher one ahead. Pick up the Shotgun Shells and kill one more crow. Then slide down to the other side. Drop to the right hand ledge and pick up the Automatic Pistol Clips. Climb back up and walk towards the gold liquid. Take a running jump to the square ledge with the M16 Clips. Two more crows appear, so kill them both.

2nd Secret - Before leaving, stand having the way you came from to the back of you. There is a pit with a high block on the left just beyond. Use the Look button to locate a lower block in the pit. Take a running jump to the lower block and drop down to the right (see this screenshot to get oriented). Pick up the Gold Bars. Climb back up and then climb on the higher block. Turn around and take a running jump to the opposite pillar. Turn right and take a running jump back to the square ledge you got the M16 Clips. Then jump to the rocks you came from.

Continue to the left and climb up the blocks to reach a hallway with a rolling blade. Run past it, using the alcoves alongside for cover. You have to reach the far left corner. Follow the passage and pick up the Large Medi Pack from the alcove on the right.

Area with gold river - Enter the area with the gold river. Here go to the right. Vault onto the ledge next to the river and take a standing jump, pressing Action if necessary, to land on the first block. Use running jumps for the next three blocks and a standing jump for the forth one. Turn right and take a running jump to the last block. Here you can see the bear in the alcove straight above. Kill it from here.

Take a running jump into the water. A fish attacks, so either harpoon it or totally ignore it. Swim through the tunnel, then upwards where you can surface and climb out of the water. Pick up the Large Medi Pack from the skeleton and go to the other side, then through the right hand opening. As soon as you exit, locate the Harpoons on the block in the water. From the middle of the ledge, take a standing jump to the block. Get the Harpoons and drop into the water towards the land. The current of the water pushes you to the other side, but it is not a big deal as long as you do not proceed a lot where the current is much stronger. When you step on the land, quickly back-flip. A bear comes from behind the column. Kill it and pick up the two sets of Uzi Clips.

Drop into the water, swim forwards and let the current push Lara beneath an opening in the ceiling. Swim more forwards and get the two sets of M16 Clips, then back track and surface in the opening. Climb out of the water, then onto the ledge above the opening. Pick up the Small Medi Pack and the Flares. Drop down and take a running jump to grab the ladder. Traverse to the right and drop into the doorway. Go down the ramp and push the button to open the nearby door. Quickly back-flip to avoid the two rolling boulders.

(Note - The door you just opened and the opening at the bottom of the ramp lead to the same place. However, by going through the door, you can get all the pick-ups with just one round, without backtracking. This is the way we will follow.)

Hang from edge of the opening and climb down the ladder. When you reach the bottom, climb to the left and drop down. Push the button to open the door on the other side. Quickly side-flip and back-flip to avoid the rolling boulder. Go up the ramps and climb into the alcove to get some Grenades. Then drop back down. Go through the door you just opened and pick up the two sets of Uzi Clips. Exit through the next doorway and climb up the two blocks. Follow the passage (passing in front of a double closed door) to reach a ledge that overlooks a part of the gold river. A thug attacks, so kill him and pick up the M16 Clips he drops.

Three buildings - Continue ahead until you reach some steps. Go down the left hand ones to reach the first building. Enter through the window or the doorway. Pick up the Automatic Pistol Clips and draw weapons. As soon as you move forwards, a thug will come from behind. Turn around and kill him. Pick up his Uzi Clips and exit the building from the other side (where the blue floor is). Cross the walkway and take a standing jump to the block with the Small Medi Pack. Pick it up, turn left and take a running jump to the bottom block. Turn right and jump to grab the ledge of the next building. Pull up and approach the opening. A thug will come from the other side, so kill him and pick up his Small Medi Pack. As you pass from the right hand side of this building, a second thug appears who drops M16 Clips. Enter the next building and use the switch to open the double doors you saw just before entering this area.

Exit through the window on the right hand side and go straight ahead and up the steps. Follow the ledge to reach the doors and use the switch inside to open some gates and flood the area outside. Return back and jump into the water. Swim beneath the first building to get a Large Medi Pack. A fish will soon attack, so either wait for it and harpoon it or climb out of the water and kill it. Swim beneath the walkway on the left and get the two sets of Harpoons. Between the three buldings you will find the Gold Nugget. Beneath the other two buldings you will find three sets of Automatic Pistol Clips, guarded by two fishes. Swim where the red stairs are and use the Nugget in the receptacle to open the double doors.

Room with gold streams, rolling blade and spiked walls - Go through the doors and drop to the walkway below. A rolling blade is moving on the central platform and there are two spiked walls on each opposite side. Let's go for the left one first. Start running on the walkway. When you approach the spiked wall, it starts moving. Quickly cut to the left and jump over the river to land on the ledge. Pick up the Flares and the Small Medi Pack. Then take a running jump back to the walkway and follow the same method for the right spiked wall.

(Alternatively, run on the walkway and as soon as you trigger the spiked wall, roll and run-jump close to the entrance. Then go and get the pick-ups at your ease.)

When you reach the right hand ledge, climb up the low block, turn right and climb on the next one. Then climb on the one on the left and again the one on the right. Turn around and jump up to grab the ladder. Climb to the top and turn around. Jump to the flat ledge on the right where another ladder is. Climb to the top and carefully proceed forwards. Jump over the gold liquid on the floor.

3rd Secret - Turn to face the opening in the floor and drop backwards, pressing Action to grab the edge of the slide. Release to drop to the ledge below. Just on the left you will see an opening. Climb down the ladder and pick the Gold Skull. Climb back up the ladder, turn right and take a running jump to the opposite block. Turn right, stand against the back-side of the slide, jump up to grab it, pull up and slide to the flat ledge. Here is a ladder that gets you up to the opening in the floor you saw before.

Walk forwards, taking a mental note of the ladder in the opening. Jump over the gold liguid and climb down the ladder. When you reach the bottom, release to drop onto the decrepit floor. Run forwards and turn left, making a U turn. Jump at the edge, pressing Action if necessary to lower Lara's arc and land on the block with the Large Medi Pack. Take a look below to see the opening. You must not drop directly into the opening because it is a long drop down and you will die. Take a standing jump from the back of the block or run off the remaining tiles to drop onto the red floor. Lara will slide down a really long slope and land into a cage. Follow it to the end and drop through the opening in the floor to end the level.

 

     
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