Level 15: Temple of Xian
Level 15: Temple of Xian
Run forwards through the small chambers towards the pedestal. As you get close the walkway will collapse and you’ll fall down. Grab the edge of the walkway and drop down to the slide below. Jump over the blade and continue down the slides.
When you reach the slide with water do a jump and spin around in the air by press the jump and roll buttons. Grab the edge of the ledge and grapple across to the left. Pull up into an alcove where you can grab the Golden Dragon.
Drop into the water, swim to the right and you’ll fall down a waterfall. Climb up onto the landing with the keyhole and ladder to grab a breath. You’ll be coming back here a few times.
Kill the two barracuda in the water and then dive in. Facing away from the platform there’s two tunnels to the left side. The one on the right has a small secret tunnel on the right leading to a small medi pack. Both the tunnels lead to the next area.
The Temple Entrance
Whatever tunnel you go through climb up onto the shore in front of the temple entrance. A tiger will appear to the left side of the steps and another to the right above the steps.
Go around to the left side of the temple and use the bouncy pad to get onto the roof. Run around to the other side of the roof and pull the lever. This opens the trapdoor above the ladder on the wooden platform and releases what appears to be a vulture. Kill the bird and dive through one of the tunnels again to the wooden platform.
Cave with Second Secret
Go through the tunnel, turn around and drop backwards to grab onto the ladder. Here there are three ledges. A top one, middle one and bottom ledge with the Silver Dragon. You can’t drop straight down to the silver dragon yet because you’ll fall into the lava. Instead drop down and grab onto the middle platform.
Shimmy across to the left and pull up when you can. Head around to the ladder and climb down it. Drop down to the lowest level and pull up. Run around to the right and drop down so you can shimmy across to the right. Pull up into the little alcove and grab the Silver Dragon.
Drop back to the edge of the ledge and traverse back to the left. Pull up. Head around to the left. A spider will appear behind you so take it out and then jump across to the ladder. Climb up to the top, turn right and climb the next ladder.
Lava and Spikes
Run through the tunnel and drop down carefully to avoid the spikes below. Head to the right and take a running jump over the spikes to the ladder.
Climb up as far as you go, until you come to the crevice. Then do a backflip to land on the roof behind you and immediately do a forward jump to land on the roof above the ladder.
On the other side are collapsing platforms above a pool of lava. Run out to the last platform and let it collapse beneath you. You’ll land on a block in the lava with some shotgun shells.
Take a running jump to the passage on the other side. Jump over the spikes and jump again to grab onto the ledge to the right. Pull up and drop down to the right to grab the grenades.
Climb up the pillar on the right, with the brick top next to the slide where you came in and do a running jump to the rock pillar opposite. Pull up to the right and pull the lever on the wall. This opens the temple doors.
Entering the Temple
Continue running past the lever and drop down into the water below. This is the same pool with the wooden platform. Dive down and head through one of the tunnels to the temple entrance.
Enter the temple and take either the left or right path to enter the main hall with mechanical soldiers. To the far right you’ll find some M-16 clips then head through the opening just beyond on the back wall.
Climb up the rock into the lava cave. From here you’ll need to take a series of sliding jumps to get to the pillar in the far corner so save your game here.
Take a running jump to the slide directly ahead and continue jumping to the rock slides before you fall off until you can grab onto the pillar on the far side. Pull up a couple of times and do a running jump to the rock ledge to the left for the cave exit.
As you run through the corridor the ground will give way and you will slide down into a room with spiked walls. Pull the lever directly in front of you on the far wall, do a roll and run through the exit that opened behind you. You can grab the small medi pack if you think you have time.
Run through the corridor and up the ramp. Pull into the alcove to the left when the boulder starts rolling down the ramp. Continue up the ramp and to the left. Climb up the pillar here to another ramp.
The Dark Room with Lever
Climb up the next ladder and then drop down into a dark room with pictures on the walls. Head to the far right corner and pull the lever to open a gate further to the left. Turn around and take out the tiger that attacks from behind you.
Ladder with Blades
Facing the switch run to the left and climb up to go through the gate. Jump over the slicing blade to the ladder beyond. Now you’ll need to drop down the ladder and time your drops to make it through the slicing blades without being killed. There are two blades before you can drop to the floor.
In the next room are two rolling blades. Time your path through them to the exit in the far left corner of the room.
Run through the passage which takes you to the rafters above the main hall. A bird will attack once you step out onto the rafters. Run across the rafter almost to the other side. Step out onto the roof to the left and then jump across to the roof with the button on the wall. The button opens the doors on the other side of the rafter but they will only stay open for about 10 seconds.
Perform three running jumps to get over the rafters and make it through the doors before they close. Follow the passage around to the left to find a room with swinging spiked bags.
At the end are two buttons on either side of the corridor. Each button opens one of the gates. Press both buttons and run through, over the collapsing tiles to the other side. A metal ball will roll down behind you. Keep running and do a running jump to grab the ledge with the Dragon Seal.
Pull up. Grab the seal and do a running jump to the ledge to the right. Climb up the steps and a couple of blocks to the top where you can pick up a automatic pistol clips. Head through the dark passage and pull the lever behind the dragon statue to raise some blocks in the lava. You’ll also find another 2 auto pistol clips here.
The Lava Jumps
Head out the exit on the other side of the dragon. A couple of spiders will spawn behind you. Drop all the way down to the stone below and do a running jump across to the first platform.
Jump to the next and then to the sloped platform to the left. Jump again to grab hold of the next platform, facing the dragon statue. Pull up, slide and jump onto the flat platform ahead.
Turn to the right and do a running jump to the higher platform. Turn to the right again so you’re facing away from the dragon statue and make a running jump to the next platform. Walk to the edge, hop back and do a standing jump onto the springboard. You’ll land on the wall opposite the dragon.
Hop backwards and grab the edge until a metal ball rolls past. Climb back up and hop diagonally up to the ledge on the right. Backflip to avoid another metal ball and jump back up again.
Jump diagonally across to the other side of the room. Back up to the left and then once more to the right to grab the edge of the highest platform. A vulture will attack as you try to make the last jump.
Pull up, turn around and drop down onto the slide. Press the action key as you slide onto the springboard to make sure you have the right distance to land on the wooden ledge above. Turn right and take a running jump over to the wooden ledge with the Jade Dragon.
From here you’ll need to make jumps to the ledges to make it to the Lava Room exit.
Make a running jump ahead to the platform. Make jumps across to the top left and then over to the far right to find the exit for this room.
In the next room pull out the movable block twice and run behind it. Pull the lever in the next room to open up a trapdoor and drop down. Run down the slope and at the end slide down to the left. Once again you’ll arrive on the rafters above the main hall.
Drop a flare down to the floor below and you should see two tigers roaming about.
Kill the tigers, drop down and use the Dragon Seal on the gate at the back of the room. Run down the passageway and follow the rolling blade down the hall. Hide in the alcove when its on its way back and then run to the end and follow it to the right down the slide.
The Lever Room
You’ll drop down into knee-deep water in a room with lots of fake switches. There are three real ones that you need to pull. They are easy to spot as the lever is thinner. There’s one directly ahead, one in the center to the right and one to the right of the waterfall. Pulling them all opens up a door to the left of the waterfall.
Head on through into another area with a dam. Climb onto the stone landing, jump across to grab the pillar to the right and climb onto the dam wall.
After dropping into the water you should draw out a yellow barracuda. Either get back out or shoot it with harpoons. There are a few levers in this section that you’ll need to pull. A current is preventing you from swimming up the tunnel to the left for now.
Dive down and pull the lever to the right (lever 1) to raise the level of water and slow the current. Swim to the air pocket at the very top to take a breath.
Now dive down again and head through the tunnel. Ignore the lever on the left (lever 2) and take the passage to the right. Pull the lever half way down (lever 3) to open the gate behind you. Roll and swim through this passage to pull lever 4 to open a gate back in the dam area.
Swim back around to the left and on your way out pull lever 2 to lower the water level and start the current moving again. You’ll be pushed out to the dam area. Swim up and take a breath.
Dive down and pull lever 1 once more to raise the water up again. Head through the open gate to the right and pull lever 5. This opens a door in the ceiling of this area. Swim out and pull up to the air pocket.
Climb out of the water and kill the barracuda in the next room. Jump across to the ledge and pick up the M-16 clips. In the water below is a skeleton near some two sets of shotgun shells. Get out to the right and pull the lever on the left.
The Gold Key
Head to the left and slide down the tunnel to the water. You’ll be pulled along the tunnel to the end where you’ll find the gold key.
Grab the gold key, continue through the gate and head back out to the lake area with the wooden platform. Use the gold key on the lock to open the gates to the left.
Dive down and head through the tunnel and pull up to take a breath before continuing. Turn to the right and right once more into a dark room with pillars. Behind the center pillar in this underwater room is a lever. Pull the lever to open the exit. A barracuda also attacks you here but just ignore it and you’ll save some time.
Head out of this room and continue forwards past the corridor you swam down. Pull up through the gate you just opened and pull up towards the right where there’s a face by an arch.
The Spider Cave
Run through the cave, taking out the spiders as you go. Along the way you’ll find some flares and Uzi clips. You’ll come to a large room with giant glowing spider sac in the middle. Behind it is the first pillar you’ll need to climb.
Pull up, turn to the left and take running jump to the second pillar. Turn around and take a standing jump to grab onto a higher ledge (number 3). From here take a running jump diagonally across to the right to ledge number four.
Take a standing jump diagonally across to ledge five. Immediately backflip so you can take out the spiders that appear on this ledge. Jump back to ledge five.
Walk around to the center of this ledge and turn towards the center of the cave. Underneath the egg sac you’ll see a pillar. Take a running jump across to it and then another running jump across to the next pillar. Finally a standing jump to grab onto the exit. Pull up and run forwards out of this dreadful place.
Take a running jump directly ahead to the rock ledge. And climb up the next step to grab the Silver Key.
Dive down into the water and swim through the open grate below. This takes you back to the tunnels beyond the door you opened with the gold key. Swim out back to the wooden platform to take a breath.
Dive down and swim through one of the tunnels to the temple entrance. Turn to the right here there’s a door you may not have noticed.
Use the Silver Key on the lock to open the door and go through. Jump up to the first ledge. Jump diagonally across to the grab the second ledge. Pull up and then drop back down to let a metal ball roll down over you. Pull up and jump over to the third ledge. Once again pull up and drop back down to avoid a metal ball.
At the top you want to head to the left but grab the auto pistol clips in the dark area first. You’ll come to a long bridge. As you cross it a tiger attacks from the other side and a vulture from the right. Continue over the bridge to the next room. Another tiger will attack.
Climb up the pillar on the left and jump across to the pillar on the right.
Jump across to the red block and then climb up the next block and run into the next room with rolling blades. You can climb up on the edge of the ledge without being hit as shown in the picture below.
From here jump across to the next highest ledge and run out of the room. There’s a still blade here for the moment. Pick up the large medi pack and Uzi clips.
Run out across the bridge and press the button to open some large doors elsewhere. The blade will also start rolling down the bridge. Take out the vulture and follow the blade back into the room. Drop back down the ledges in the first room and take a running jump across to the first springboard.
Lara will make a series of large jumps up the slope. Make sure you grab onto the ledge at the end. Turn around, take out the vulture and jump diagonally across to the right and run through the open doors to the last area of this level.
The Dragon Statues
Jump across to the block diagonally to the right.
And then jump once more to the undercover area. The wall to the right will start closing so make a run for the block on the other side. Once on the block move as far as you can to the left to avoid the spikes and then start climbing up the ladder.
Get off the ledge above to the right. Turn around and climb up the blocks twice to the left. Inside the next room the wall to the left will start closing. Run to the right and jump across to the ladder. Climb up to the top and run around the end of these rooms to pull the lever which opens one of the gates you just ran past.
Head back and turn right through the gate to spot your first Dragon Statue.
Turn to the left and take a standing jump to grab onto the ledge. Turn to the right and take a standing jump to grab onto the center ledge. Pull up and grab the Main Chamber Key. Drop down the other side and slide down the dragon to land on a top step. Run down the steps to the right and jump over the lava back to the entrance of this area.
Now jump back to the first block on the left and use the Main Chamber Key on the keyhole on the wall. This lifts up a grate to the right so you can jump over to it.
Jump across to the ledge and over to the ladder. Climb up the ladder and get off to the right. Turn around and jump over the spikes to the next ladder. Climb up back to the area with the gates. Run forwards and through the now open gate to the second Dragon Statue to the left.
Take a running jump to grab the ledge on the left. A standing jump to the corner ledge. Turn right and take a running jump to the sloped ledge and jump forwards to land on the dragon. Turn right and climb up the ladder through the gate.
Before you reach the swinging blade perform a backflip and grab the ladder on the other side. Climb up to the next blade and do another backflip to grab another ladder behind you. Climb up and get off to the right to end the level.
Next Level: Floating Islands (Level 16)