IMPORTANT: If you haven't already done so, you may want to review the INTRODUCTORY NOTES on the storyline, controls and saving/checkpoints. These appear at the start of the PROLOGUE walkthrough.
As always, I highly recommend that you do not rely exclusively on the autosave. Instead be sure to save manually at least once or twice each level. Then, if you miss something or run into a bug, you can reload rather than having to replay the entire level.
STELLA'S TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD WALKTHROUGH - For PlayStation 2 Only
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LEVEL 1: MEDITERRANEAN SEA - PART 5: REALM OF THE DEAD
ESCAPE THE SINKING SHIP: When the movie ends, head forward along the corridor. The ship starts to list as turn the corner. At this point it's clear the ship is not going to stay afloat much longer. You'll need to make your escape. Don't worry, though, there's no actual time limit.
As you round the next corner into the hallway with a metal grate on the floor and several small, light-colored containers sitting at the end of it, a situational adrenaline sequence begins. Time slows and you must navigate Lara past the hazards using the normal controls. Here you need to run forward, jump over the barrel rolling toward you, and then run to the right into the next corridor. If you make it, Lara will be safe. Otherwise, the cargo crushes her, the game reloads and you must try again.
When you move forward along the corridor, the ship tilts 90 degrees, so what was a wall is now the floor. Go to the end of the hall and climb the grating on the left wall all the way to the top. Climb then jump to the right to grab the rectangular metal handholds on the next wall. Climb up until Lara is hanging from a grayish pipe. Traverse along this pipe to the right, around the corner, then on around the next corner. When Lara braces her feet against the wall, jump up to grab the pipe above. Jump up twice more, to grab various pipes, then once again to reach the ledge at the top.
Follow the corridor forward to the end. Move into the right corner and jump straight up to grab the narrow metal bar. Climb to the right along the bar, around the corner, and then jump up to grab the bar above. Again climb to the right around the corner. Traverse along the pipe. (Here Lara dangles in the opening with the hallway stretching out in front of her.) Continue around the next corner. Then jump to grab the pipe above. Climb up a little father to hang onto the next higher pipe. This allows you to continue climbing around to the right until Lara is hanging from a light-colored metal ledge. Pull up.
Grab one of the short metal bars on the wall ahead. Climb to the right and upward so Lara is hanging from the longer metal bar. Climb to the right to position Lara close to the wall. Then jump up several more times until you can traverse to the right onto another pipe.
Climb around the next corner and along the wider, gray ledge with the pipe running along the top of it. At the right end, jump up to grab the handhold above. Then traverse to the right so Lara can reach the shorter handholds above. Climb up and then around to the right once more. Finally, pull up into the hole in the wall. Step forward through the dark opening.
Cinematic: As the ship goes down, a helicopter flies off, with Amanda clinging to a rope ladder dangling below. Lara emerges from a hatch near the bow of the ship and takes a few potshots at the other woman, grazing her face. To save her own skin, Amanda flings the gauntlet into the sea. Lara dives after it and surfaces a few moments later holding her prize. As Amanda disappears into the distance, Lara climbs aboard her own boat and heads for Thailand.
†UPDATE HISTORY: 1/2/09 - First draft of walkthrough (Nintendo Wii version) posted online.
2/8/09 - First revision with PS2-exclusive information posted.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Very special thanks (the most special kind possible) to Fiona M. and John W. for helping me update the Wii walkthrough for PS2 players. As many of you know, I don't own a PS2, so writing this walkthrough would not have been possible without their help. Special thanks also (the next best level of special) to Treeble for helping us find all the treasures. You guys are treasures to me!
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