Tomb Raider Starter Tips: Optional Tombs

The new Tomb Raider game is quite different from the past entry of the series: the game requires a lot of skill to survive the harsh environments of the island and the tricky puzzles found in the temple. While the game is not overly difficult, there are some elements new to the series that players need to know if they want to play the game right and enjoy the game to the fullest. Tomb Raider clearly stresses out the survival aspect of the new Lara Croft adventure and we’ll be going over some basic tips to guide you in the wilderness of the jungle and survive all the dangers. Most of these tips will help you in reading the environment better, as well as improving your combat skills. As already stated, Tomb Raider requires quite a bit of skill during all moments of the game so knowing everything about your basic actions can make you go a long way. After we’re done with the basics of the game, we will be delving deeper withing the game, also covering in details all the skills that Lara can learn during the course of the game: managing these skills is fundamental in surviving the huge jungle and conquering the game.

  • Optional Tombs

Scattered on the island are seven optional tombs: they are truly optional in the sense that skipping them won’t cause you any trouble. Completing them, however, will prove beneficial for a lot of different reasons: most of the tombs come with a map revealing the location of collectibles in the area and by exploring them you will obtain some nice extra EXP. At the same time these tombs are really enjoyable and so, if you want to see everything the game has to offer, you really want to explore them. The seven optional tombs are

  • Mountain Village – Tomb Of The Unworthy
  • Mountain Village – Tomb Of Ascension
  • Shanty Town – Well Of Tears
  • Shanty Town – Hall Of Judgment
  • Summit Forest – Stormguard Sanctum
  • Shipwreck Beach – The Flooded Vault
  • Shipwreck Beach – Temple of the Handmaidens

These tombs are not too hard to find but some of the puzzles found inside the tomb themseleves can be quite tricky: we’ll start covering some general tips for completing them in some upcoming guides.

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