Tomb Raider Anniversary Time Trial Tips - Level 9: Temple of Khamoon

The following walkthrough was created by Eldin to help other gamers who might be having trouble beating the Anniversary time trials.

Before you start, be sure to review the General Time Trial Tips & Strategy if you haven't done so already. You can also find the regular walkthrough for this level here.

Time Limit: 20:30

If you have been playing the time trials in order, you will now have two new cheats unlocked: All Weapons and Infinite Shotgun Ammo. Make sure to turn on Infinite Shotgun Ammo.

At the beginning of this level start by doing a series of "Swan Dive Jumps" until you've reached the hole.

There is nothing to do here, just break the pillars and continue on without looking for anything else and wasting time.

You can pick up the medpacks if they are on your way, like the one shown below, but do not go off the path and look for anything.

Make sure to "Fast Traverse" while Lara climbing along the horizontal ledges.

When Lara is on the horizontal pole, as soon and she grabs it press the Jump button again and again without swinging all the way around the pole in order to save time.

There is no need to kill the black panther in the room just before the opening leading outside. You can "Swan Dive Jump" or do the regular jump from here and just continue on.

There is no other choice but to kill those mummies, because you don't want them following you around. You have two weapons with infinite bullets now. Use the one you like better. I prefer the 50 Caliber Pistols.

Now continue on without wasting any more time in this area. Again "Swan Dive Jump" to cover more ground.

Make sure to tap Interact while climbing the ladder to go faster.

When grapple swinging, try to jump after the first swing to save time.

Same while Lara is wall running with the grapple. There is no need to swing more than once; she will be able to grab second time without extra swing.

While you are in the long halls like this one inside the pyramid, make sure to "Swan Dive Jump" all the way through.

You will need to kill the panthers in here, because they can slow you down and do a lot of damage to Lara.

In this room there is no need to kill the crocodile at all, just ignore him and jump into the pool. He won't be able to follow you underwater.

After you have cleared the next room you will find yourself on the balcony above the pool. Just jump into the pool from the balcony, ignore the crocodiles and continue on.

In this room there is no need to kill the panthers. Jump from above, activate the switch and climb on the wall. Maybe they will bite Lara once or twice, but if you go quickly you can probably get past them without damage. It can take some time to kill them and we don't have time for that.

Again, use "Swan Dive Jump" in this hall to cover more ground quickly.

Now for the final room. You don't need to enter any of the side rooms or even move every block. Just do the most essential steps to proceed:

Pull out the block to the right of the exit and kill the panther that comes out. This raises the obelisk with the reed symbol. Turn it so the picture of the person holding the two tents faces the exit.

Pull out the block to the left of the exit. This raises the obelisk with the knotted rope symbol. Turn it so the picture of the person holding a smaller human figure faces the exit.

Pull out the third block to the right of the exit. This raises the obelisk with the bird symbol. Turn it so the figure holding the green vessel and rope faces the exit.

Finally, pull out the third block to the left of the exit. This releases another panther and opens the exit. If you have time, kill the panther. Otherwise, just race to the exit and then deal with the panther after the next level starts.

Time trial completed!

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