The Element of Chaos (L'Elemento
Levels by Alfonso and Daniele Paduano (September, 2006)
Walkthrough by Harry Laudie
Level 1: Sentiero Tibetano
Go to the north-west corner and jump over a slope to fall into a cave. Slide down a slope and stop near a water pool. Dive in and swim into the crawl space at the bottom of the north wall. Follow the short underwater tunnel and pull up into a cave. Follow the cave to where a stalaglite and stalagmite touch. Go around them and look south to see a crawl space. If you continue in the cave, you are stopped by a locked door. Go through the crawl space and it collapses behind you. Go east to kill two tigers and go under a triangular crawl space. Climb the wall on the east side of the water hole and pull up into a tunnel.
Go to the end of a tunnel and wait. Kill the approaching guard and pick up a small medipack. Exit the tunnel into a cave and kill the guard shooting at you from the high east ledge. Then jump up there and pick up the Main Door Key (Chiave del portone principale). An earthquake happens when you pick up the key. Slide down the ledge and go south-east to see more water. Watch out for falling icicles and enter the water. Swim through the underwater tunnel and pull up into a dry tunnel.
Follow the tunnel to a key lock and a locked door. You need a different key. Kill a tiger and jump over the body of the tiger's last victim to continue down the tunnel. When you reach a T-junction, go left and find flares. Continue in the tunnel and kill a tiger. Continue until you see a dark branch tunnel to your right. Enter the tunnel and drop into a hole to pick up flares. In the same hole, pick up Uzi ammo and secret #1 is registered. Get out of the hole and continue down the tunnel. Turn the corner and you are at a T-junction. Take the left branch to kill a tiger and pick up flares. Then return and take the right branch. Look into two alcoves for the torch and flares. Take the torch and follow the tunnel to a cave with a fire.
Save the game before you enter the cave. Kill the guard and pick up the Labyrinth Key (Chiave del labirinto). If the key drops in the fire, reload and try again. Carefully light the torch in the fire. Now return to the locked door. Drop the torch and use the key to open the door. Pick up the torch and enter the short tunnel. I made a big effort to bring the torch through the next area and never found a use for it. Just drop the torch. Crawl through the crawl space and go to the right to pick up blue shotgun shells. Turn and go into the north tunnel. At a corner, notice a crawl space in the lower east wall. Turn the corner and kill a tiger. Continue down the tunnel and run over breakable ice tiles. Continue and kill a tiger. You come to an open door. Enter the door and it closes behind you. Kill the six tigers that attack you. Go to the west wall alcove and pick up a Bright Gem (Gemma Luminosa) from a pedestal. The door opens so exit the room.
At the T-junction go to the left where a new tunnel has opened. Pull up into a tunnel and drop onto the other side of the breakable ice tile pit. Go to the crawl space you passed earlier and enter. Place the gem and the door opens. Enter and be careful of dropping icicles. Drop into the hole and dive into the water hole. This is a small maze and even if you visit every branch, you will still have enough air to get through. Pick up a large medipack and crossbow poison ammo (Frecce velenose) during your swim. Surface into a small cave and pull up on the west side of the hole. Kill the two tigers in the room. Go to the south-west corner and jump up to grab the crevice in the west wall. Shimmy to the left around three walls and pull up into a crawl space. You face three tunnels. Go forward and loop around to the west for grenade normal ammo. Return and take the east tunnel to find red shotgun shells. Continue in this tunnel and always go to the left. You stop above a deep pit.
Back into the pit and grab the edge. Shimmy to the left and stop occasionally until Lara grabs the wall. Climb down into the pit. Pick up a small medipack. Pick for Uzi ammo and secret #2 is registered. Climb the wall again to the crevice and shimmy to the left and into another crawl space. Crawl again and then stand up at a T-junction. Go west up the slope and then run back to avoid a rolling snowball. Then follow the slope again go walk slowly to avoid falling icicles. You are at the top of another slope and the snowball is above your head. Run down the slope and jump over a pit as the snowball falls into the pit. Continue down the slope and kill a tiger.
Follow the tunnel until the tunnel splits. Go east into the dark tunnel. At the end, pull up into a crawl space for flares and secret #3. Return to the split and take the north branch. You slide down a slope into an ice tunnel. Light a flare and see a different ice pattern in the north wall. Push in that ice block as far as possible. Enter an alcove for a small medipack and blue shotgun shells. Pick up the Uzi ammo and secret #4 is registered. Continue in the tunnel and run over breakable ice tiles. At the end, slide down a slope and fall back to your starting area near the water hole.
Turn around and go south. Pick up crossbow normal ammo (Frecce normali) and secret #5. Turn and follow the tunnel to the end. Use the Main Door Key to open the big doors. Go east and look to the upper right wall for a crawl space. Crawl to the end and pick up a large medipack and secret #6. Exit and continue down the tunnel to face some bars blocking the tunnel. Run towards the bars and the levels changes.
Level 2: Enigmi del Tempio
You drop into a dark cave and the bars are behind you. Use the binoculars and look to the south-east. You should see a ledge and a wall switch at the left end. Slide down and go to that ledge. Pull the wall switch and use the binoculars again and look to the west. You should see and open doorway in the upper west wall. You can also see three wolves to shoot. Go to the base of the doorway. Jump forward to a slope, back flip to the column behind you, jump forward again and grab the edge of the doorway. Pull up and go west into the tunnel. Follow the tunnel to a small cave and kill two wolves. Climb the east ice wall and then shimmy to the left to the wooden ladder. Climb to the top and enter a wide tunnel.
To the south are a key lock and a closed door. Hop onto the block at the door and jump north onto a white column. Run and jump to the slope to the north-east. Go east to the wall of bars. Turn around and jump up to grab a climbable ladder above your head to the west. Climb up into a small room. Enter the room and pick up secret #7, large medipack, red shotgun shells and the shotgun. Carefully get pass the flame blowers and climb down the ladder. Slide down the slope to grab the edge. Shimmy to the left and climb up the ladder into the wide tunnel again. Kill the two wolves that appear.
Continue following the tunnel to a ledge overlooking a wooden bridge across a deep pit. You can jump to the west ledge but there is nothing to find there. But do look above your head and see the temple. Cross the bridge and enter a tunnel. Follow the tunnel and look for a crawl space in the north wall. Drop into the tunnel on the other side. Follow the tunnel down into the deep pit. Near the east wall you can find a small medipack. Go to the south-west corner for Uzi ammo. Go behind the column for secret #8 and Uzi's. Go to the north-east to climb up the tunnel and go back through the crawl space.
Continue down the wide tunnel and you come to a steep drop. Before you drop, look north and see a slope with a closed gate at the top. You will be back here later so remember where the tunnel is. Slide down the slopes to a flat part of the tunnel. To the east is a ledge and some bars. Remenber this place as well. There are some items behind the bars. Go west and slide down into a large ice cave. Go north and kill three wolves. Return to the entrance area and look to the upper east wall for a crawl space. Pull up into the crawl space. At the end, stand up and climb the ice ladder into a small ice cave. Pick up crossbow normal ammo in the north-west corner. Pick up crossbow explosive ammo (Frecce esplosive) for secret #9 from a ledge in the north-east corner. Climb back down and return to the large ice cave. Go to the north-west corner behind an ice cone and pick up revolver ammo. Notice an opening in the upper north wall. That is an exit for later.
Enter the wide tunnel in the west wall. Go to the top of the slope and jump over the water trench below. If you fall into the water, pick up Uzi ammo and pull up in the north-west corner. Continue west into a large room with water and an open ceiling. Dive into the water to pick up a large medipack. Get out of the water and enter the west tunnel. Avoid the fire traps that started by picking up the medipack. Follow the tunnel and arrive over the water. Hop onto a block and climb the ladder on the south wall. At the top shimmy to either side and onto a high ledge above the water. To the south is another wide tunnel.
First go to the north-west corner and jump to grab the ice at the west wall. Shimmy to the left and around to the second tile on the north ledge. There you can pull up onto the north ledge. Follow the ledge to the south-east corner for flares and the laser sight. Run and jump over the slope to land in the south tunnel that you saw earlier. Save the game before you go down the tunnel. Follow the tunnel to a large cave and kill five guards. Pick up a Rame's Key (Chiave di Rame), two small medipacks, and three Uzi ammo. Go south and pick up revolver ammo near the frozen waterfalls.
Save the game and get on the snowmobile. Drive up the slope in the east wall. Park the snowmobile and get off of it. Be careful, as you can drive through a wall to drop into a pit and you cannot get out of the pit with the snowmobile. Enter the opening in the north wall and follow the tunnel to see a wall of bars. You will slide down a slope and land in a tunnel. Go south to get secret #10 and a shotgun. Return and climb back up to the snowmobile. Go down the down to the north and drive into the hole where the ladder is located. You will need full health for this. Drive west and go up a ramp. Turn left and go up a ramp and jump over a water pit. Continue and turn left again. You face water hazards and fire traps. Continue down the tunnel and drop into the large ice cave. Go south and drive up the slope and return to the wooden bridge area. Get off the snowmobile and cross the bridge. Go south into the cave and use Rame's Key to open the large doors.
You enter a room with an ice floor. Notice a second door lock just inside the open door on the east doorframe. You can see an underwater tunnel under the ice. Hop into the opening in the west wall. Go up the steps and enter a room with a closed door and a black circle on the floor. Go to the north-east corner and pull a block from the east wall. A flare is useful to see which block to pull. Behind the block is another closed door. Move the block onto the black circle and the door behind the block opens. Enter there and look around the maze area. There are some shallow water holes and another black circle. From the maze entrance go east and pull out a block from the east wall. Move that block onto the black circle. Return to the first room and go north into the newly open door.
Follow the tunnel and see a closed wooden door to the north. Go left and light a flare to notice three blocks to move. Move one block into the entrance to give yourself room to maneuver. Move the blocks from the south wall to the north wall. Go behind them and find three more blocks to move. Under the south-east block you get secret #11 and a large medipack. Move the middle south block out of the way to reveal a switch. Pull the switch and you hear clanking teeth doors. Pull the block out the entrance, if you pushed a block there. Return to the open wooden door and enter a tunnel with teeth door traps. Go to the end of the tunnel and pick up the Bronze Key (Chiave di Bronzo). Exit the tunnel and go down the steps to the second door lock.
Use the Bronze key and the ice melts. Dive into the water and swim into the underwater tunnel. Follow the tunnel up a slope. Pull up into a room and kill four guards. Pull the switch on the south wall and kill a guard and two dogs. Swim back to the room and go north to exit the room and go back into the wide tunnel. Cross the wooden bridge again and get onto the snowmobile again. Drive down the slopes to the T-junction. To the left, the bars are gone. Get off the snowmobile and stand jump up the slope. You can get secret #12 and three blue shotgun shells.
Get on the snowmobile and drive back up to the top of the large slope and look for the small tunnel to the north. The gate is now open so drive up the tunnel. Drive down a steep slope and park the snowmobile next to a bridge. There is closed tunnel with bars in the water to the east. Run over the bridge and enter the opening in the right wall. Slide down the slope and notice the water rooms behind the ice walls. Follow a tunnel to the west into a room with a bridge over water. Climb the block in front of you and jump west to another block. Climb the bridge and cross the bridge to the south side. Look below you to the east and down into the water. Drop into the water to pick up grenade normal ammo and secret #13 (out of 12). The current will help you swim back to the entrance. Go back over the bridge and this jump to the east column. Shimmy around to the other side and drop onto a block. Drop to the ledge over the water and pick up the Congegno Gem (Gemma del Congegno). It can be hard to see against the brown floor.
Swim back to the entrance and go to the bridge again. This time, do not cross the bridge. Safety drop on the west side and you land in front of a receptacle. Place the gem and an earthquake happens. Get back to the bridge and cross the bridge again. Jump to the east column and shimmy around to the other side. The column has dropped at the east wall. Jump to the column and climb the ladder. Pull up into a short tunnel. Follow the tunnel to drop into an ice cave with a water hole in the middle.
Dive into the water and swim into the crawl space in the lower south-east corner. Follow the tunnel to another room. Swim up to the surface and pull up into a dark room. Go to the north wall and pull down a wall switch. The room brightens with many fire emitters. Swim back through the rooms and follow the tunnel to the room with the bridge. Go back to the entrance and return to the bridge where you left the snowmobile. The water in that room is now gone. Get on the snowmobile again and drive over the bridge. Drop down in the south-east corner to land on a column. Then drop to the ground. This helps cushion the fall. A straight fall usually results in an explosion.
The bars are gone and the south tunnel is open. Drive into the tunnel and follow it to a pool of water. Get off the snowmobile and go to the east wall. Pull the wall switch and turn around to kill two guards. The water is gone and the floor is dry. Get on the snowmobile and drive into the opening in the south wall. Drive down a slope and jump a deep pit. Then turn left and drive up a steep slope and stop on the top. Get off the snowmobile and jump the gap onto the east ledge. Follow the tunnel to the top of a slope. Save the game in case you miss the next area and slide into the deadly water. Slide down the slope and jump up to grab a ledge and pull up into a tunnel.
Run to the end of the tunnel and climb a ladder. At the top of the ladder, kill four wolves before they push you down the ladder. Follow the tunnel to a ledge over a deep flooded pit. You can grab the ceiling and monkey swing over the dark tunnel to the east. Go to the end and climb the ladder on the south wall. Climb up into a small room and see a closed door to the west. Go through the doorway in the south wall. Go to the south-east corner and pull out a movable block. Push the block onto a black circle in the south-west corner of the small maze. When the block is in place, return to the entrance room and enter the open door. Enter the small alcove and pull down a wall switch on the east wall. Go back down the ladder into the dark tunnel.
Return to see that the deep pit is only partly flooded. Monkey swing back to the ledge and climb the south wall down to the lower ledge. Go north and pull down the switch on the block. The deep pit is a less flooded. Cross the bridge and safety drop to as lower ledge. Dive in and swim into the north-east corner. Surface and pull up onto a ledge to the east. You can climb a ladder to the south to pick up a large medipack. Jump east to a ledge. Jump south to a ledge and go to the end to use the wall switch. You will near a flare to see the switch in the dark corner.
Pull the wall switch and the water level drops again. Dive in and swim to the west wall to pull up into a dark tunnel. Run up the steps to an area with a deadly pool. Kill four dogs running down the steps. Continue up the steps and kill two dogs. Continue up the steps and reach a tunnel. Follow the winding tunnel to the end and climb a wall ladder. Near the top of the ladder, back flip into a dark tunnel. Turn around and follow the tunnel to a room with a pole in the middle. Climb the pole and climb through a gold ceiling. Climb higher and then back flip onto a ledge.
Go to the north-east corner and get onto a short block. Jump to the grab south column and pull up to the top. You can see a closed door and a walkway behind bars to the south. Turn and jump to the north wall column for a wall switch. You hear a bang and the door opens. Jump over the columns and get into the tunnel. Go east to pass a closed door to the left. Go to the end and pull down the wall switch. Return down the tunnel to find the door open. Exit the door into an outside area. You are high over the pit and wooden bridge that you visited earlier.
Go west and climb down a ladder to drop onto a column. Jump down to land on the bridge and go north into the cave again. Go south to where the big slope was before. Now the south wall is open so continue south. Go west and you overlook an ice field and a large wall with an opening to the far west. Slide down the ice slopes and run towards the opening and the level ends.