PC & Macintosh Tomb Raider Cheat Codes

Please keep in mind that I only have the PC version of these games, but as far as I know the Mac codes are the same for all games. All cheats are done during gameplay and are based on the default control configuration. If you have changed any controls, either try the cheats with the corresponding keys you've assigned, or revert to the defaults before entering cheats.

Macintosh Users: If you're using the numeric keypad controls and are having trouble with these cheats, try doing them with the regular arrow keys. (Thanks to Sue for this info.)


CHEATS FOR MULTIPLE GAMES

TR PC Flight Patch - This unofficial patch allows Lara to fly in TR2, 3 and 4. Tombraiders.net does not support this patch. Use it at your own risk. (Download)

PC & Mac Savegame Files: An alternative to cheat codes is to download a save file from just beyond the spot where you're stuck.

PC Savegame and Position Editors - Edit your save files for TR1-5 to add weapons, items, health, change Lara's status (air, on fire), or reposition her anywhere in a level. For details, see the Savegame Editors page.


TOMB RAIDER 1 & GOLD (including Unfinished Business Expansion)

Level Skip: Walk one step forward, one step back, release walk and turn around three times in either direction (left or right arrow), then jump forward (Alt + up arrow).

All-Weapons & Ammo: Walk one step forward, one back, release walk and turn around three times in either direction (left or right arrow), then back flip (Alt + down arrow). (NOTE: This cheat does not give medipaks. You can use a savegame editor to add extra medipaks.

Alternatively, beat the game and then, without quitting, start a new game. You should then have all weapons and ammo.


TOMB RAIDER 2 & GOLDEN MASK EXPANSION

NOTE: These codes also work on the iOS version of Tomb Raider 2.

Level Skip: Light a flare (/ key), then walk one step forward, walk one step back, turn around three times in either direction, then jump forward.

All Weapons & Ammo: Light a flare (/ key), then walk one step forward, walk one step back, turn around three times in either direction, then back flip. This cheat also provides extra medipaks. (Note that this cheat does not work in the last level, Home Sweet Home.)

Alternatively, beat the game and then, without quitting, start a new game. You should then have all weapons and ammo.

Exploding Lara: Execute either of the cheats above without a flare in Lara's hand. Not a pretty sight, believe me.


TOMB RAIDER 3 & LOST ARTIFACT

IMPORTANT: Do not use the trick of beating the game and then starting a new game to get all weapons and ammo. This will work, but it can result in a bug in which some or all of the middle locations (Nevada, South Pacific and London) are skipped. As far as I know, this doesn't happen in the Lost Artifact sequel.

Level Skip: Draw PISTOLS.* Walk one step back, one step forward, crouch, release crouch, turn around three times and immediately jump forward.

All Weapons & Ammo: Draw PISTOLS.* Walk one step back, one step forward, crouch, release crouch, turn around three times in either direction and immediately back flip. This cheat also provides medipaks.

*In the PC game, you may be able to do the level-skip and all-wapons cheats without drawing pistols, but using weapons other than the pistols will cause Lara to explode. If you're using the numeric keypad controls and are having trouble with these cheats, try doing them with the regular arrow keys.

Useful Ammo Glitch: This useful bug allows you to fire powerful ammo, like grenades or rockets, using rapid-fire weapons like the MP5 or harpoon gun. Basically it works with all the weapons Lara holds using both hands and cannot use while crouching—so all except the pistols, Uzis and Desert Eagle.

  1. If you already have the two weapons you want to combine, you can skip to the next step. Otherwise, use the all-weapons cheat (above) first.

  2. Select any weapon that Lara cannot use while crouching. Then holster it so Lara will be able to crouch.

  3. Press and hold the Crouch + Forward + Draw/Holster weapons buttons simultaneously (i.e., Period + Up + Spacen).

  4. Lara should crouch and then go through a jerky set of motions in which she gets down on one knee, then all fours, then back on one knee while gradually creeping forward. Continue holding these buttons until the weapon on Lara's back disappears. Then release the controls and let her stand up. You'll see she's now holding the normally two-handed weapon in one hand with her arms at her sides.

  5. Select another gun—again, not the pistols, Uzis or Desert Eagle, as these will simply cause her to switch to those weapons. The first gun will now fire the second gun's ammo. So, for example, if you equip the MP5 in step 2 then the rocket launcher in step 4, the MP5 will rapidly fire rockets.

If you'd like to see it done, check out this short video waltkhrough. Thanks to Serious Hat for sharing this amazing discovery.


TOMB RAIDER: THE LAST REVELATION (TR4)

IMPORTANT: Many people have emailed to say that these cheats don't work. It may have to do with some systems not accepting multiple alphanumeric keys at the same time. If they don't work for you, consider using a savegame editor to add extra weapons or ammo. Or, if you're trying to skip a level, you could download a saved game instead.

If you have trouble making Lara face exactly north, see the note after the cheats.

Level Skip: Use the compass to position Lara facing exactly north.** Then escape to the inventory screen. Highlight the Load Game icon (stone tablet). Press and hold the keys H E L P for a moment or, if that doesn't work, press and hold S K I P. (This is not case sensitive, but you do need to hold all the keys down together.) Then exit the menu by pressing Escape.

If this doesn't work for you exactly as written, try this: After pressing and holding the H E L P or S K I P keys, enter the load menu, then exit the pressing menu and return to the game. You should then skip to the next level. (Thanks to almayah for this tip.)

All Items (includes ammo & medipaks): Use the compass to position Lara facing due north.** Then escape to the inventory screen. Highlight the small medipak icon but don't select it. Press and hold the keys G U N S for a moment. (This is not case sensitive, but you do need to hold all the keys down together.) Then exit the menu by pressing Escape.

All Weapons: Use the compass to position Lara facing due north.** Then do the All Items cheat (above). Exit inventory by pressing Escape but continue facing north. Open inventory again, highlight the large medipak icon but don't select it. Press and hold the keys W E A P O N S for a moment. (This is not case sensitive, but you do need to hold all the keys down together.) Exit the menu by pressing Escape.

(**NOTE ON FACING NORTH: The compass is on the inventory screen. When Lara is facing due North, the red point on the needle points directly to 'N' and the compass needle turns transparent—at least it does on the consoles and on most PC video cards. If you're having trouble positioning her, find a ledge or block that runs east to west and grab the edge from the south side. Then either let go or climb up and Lara should be facing north. If you find that facing north doesn't work, you might try facing EAST instead. I had an email from one raider who says this worked for him with the PC all-weapons cheat.)


TOMB RAIDER CHRONICLES

IMPORTANT: No, you're not hallucinating. There is no compass in TR Chronicles. So any cheat that directs you to face due north is incorrect. Please feel free to send in additional cheats, but to the best of my knowledge, these are the only PC/Macintosh cheats.

Unlimited Small medipaks: First, you may want to save your game in a new slot before trying this in case it doesn't work. Second, make sure Lara's health bar is less than 100% full AND that you only have 1 small medipak in your inventory. (Use any extra medipaks and then drop from a height or do something else to make Lara lose a little health.) Now escape to inventory and highlight the small medipak item. Press and hold the Look button (keypad 0) followed by the numeric key 0 above the letters on your keyboard. You should see the text under the small medipak change from "1x small medipack" to "small medipack." Press Enter, as if to use the medipak, and Lara should sigh. Return to inventory and the item should now read "Unlimited small medipacks."

Unlimited Large medipaks: Follow the instructions for unlimited small medipaks above, except make sure that Lara's health bar is not full and that you only have 1 large medipak in inventory. Select the large medipak in the inventory ring, press and hold the Look button (keypad 0) followed by the numeric key 9 above the letters on your keyboard. You should see the text under the large medipak change from "1x large medipack" to "large medipack." Press Enter, as if to use the medipak, and Lara should sigh. Return to inventory and the item should now read "Unlimited large medipacks."

Level Skip: To the best of my knowledge, there is no level-skip cheat for PC or Mac. If you're stuck and the walkthrough doesn't solve the problem, try downloading a savegame file.


TOMB RAIDER: THE ANGEL OF Darkness (TR6)

I'm not aware of any of the usual PC/Mac cheat codes for this game. However, there are trainers you can download and detailed instructions for entering command line parameters, including all-weapons, flying and god mode. Tombraiderchronicles.com provides the most detail, so please visit them to download trainers or read detailed command line instructions.

Or, if you are stuck and just want to get past a certain spot, you can download a savegame file.

There are also several useful bugs that work on all systems. These are described on the TR6 Cheats page.


TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND (TR7)

As far as I know, the PC cheat codes for Legend do not work on Macintosh systems, though you're welcome to try. Otherwise, the codes are similar for all platforms. Please see the Legend Cheats page. Legend save files for PC are here.


TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY

As far as I know, the PC cheat codes for Anniversary do not work on Macintosh systems, though you're welcome to try. Otherwise, the codes are similar for all platforms. Please see the Anniversary Cheats page. Anniversary save files for PC are here.


TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD

As far as I know, the PC cheat codes for Legend do not work on Macintosh systems, though you're welcome to try.

       Bulletproof Lara:
       PC Function: Hold Target Lock and press Jump, Fire, Interact, Fire, Grapple, Sprint
       Default PC Keys: Hold Right Mouse Button/G and press Space, Left Mouse Button/H, E, Left Mouse Button/H, Q, Shift
       Windows Xbox360 controller: Hold LT and press X, B, A, LB, RT, Y

       One-Shot Kill:
       PC Function: Hold Target Lock and press Interact, Jump, Interact, Grapple, Sprint, Crouch
       Default PC Keys: Hold Right Mouse Button/G and press E, Space, E, Q, Shift, Ctrl
       Windows Xbox360 controller: Hold LT and press X, B, A, LB, RT, Y

       Show Enemy Health:
       PC Function: Hold Target Lock and press Grapple, Crouch, Jump, Sprint, Fire, Interact
       Default PC Keys: Hold Right Mouse Button/G and press Q, Ctrl, Space, Shift, Left Mouse Button/H, E
       Windows Xbox360 controller: Hold LT and press X, B, A, LB, RT, Y

       In each case, if you enter the code correctly, a chime sounds.

Thanks to Taylor and RG for sharing the Underworld info and Laracroftswest, who apparently made the original discovery that some of the Legend cheat codes work in this game. For more info on how the codes work and links to the forum threads where these discoveries were first posted, please visit RG's Tomb Raider Fan Site.


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