Secrets were a concept introduced in the first Tomb Raider game and have returned in most of the games thereafter, albeit in slightly different variations.


Tomb Raider: Featuring Lara CroftEdit

In the first game, secrets were often found in rooms or chambers hidden away somewhere and they took the form of a number of items that would prove useful to Lara such as medipacks and/or ammunition.

Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara CroftEdit

For Tomb Raider II, most of the levels possessed three secrets each and took the form of small dragon statues. A Stone Dragon, a Jade Dragon and a Gold Dragon. This time, however, Lara is required to collect all three secrets in a level in order to be rewarded with useful items, as opposed to the first game where every individual secret rewarded her with something.

Tomb Raider: Unfinished BusinessEdit

Like the game it is an expansion to, Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business presents secrets in the same way.

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara CroftEdit

With Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, the secrets are back to how they once were in the first game with Lara being rewarded with something useful when coming across a secret. Collecting most of the secrets in the entire game rewards the player with a bonus level, All Hallows.

Tomb Raider II: Golden MaskEdit

Secrets act in the same way as they did in Tomb Raider II, except that they now appear as gold coins, bars and skulls. Collecting all secrets in all levels rewards the player with an additional level, Nightmare in Vegas.

Tomb Raider: The Last RevelationEdit

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation uses a combination of the games' ways of presenting secrets. For the Angkor Wat level only, secrets are found as Golden Skulls. Collecting all eight skulls will have Von Croy take the Path of the Heretical and onwards to a more difficult version of the Race for the Iris level. For the remainder of the game set in present day, secrets are presented in the same way as the first and third games.

Tomb Raider III: The Lost ArtifactEdit

Like Tomb Raider III before it, secrets are found in the form of medipacks, ammunition and weapons.

Tomb Raider: ChroniclesEdit

In Tomb Raider: Chronicles, secrets appear as Golden Roses. By collecting the secrets, the player is rewarded with galleries in the special features section on the main menu screen.

Tomb Raider: Legend Edit

In Tomb Raider: Legend secrets, now represented as artifacts, are used similarly used to the gold roses in TRC. They are separated into three classes: bronze, silver, and gold. Bronze artifacts unlock character and object models, Silver ones unlock concept art, and each gold artifact unlocks outfits for Lara to wear. There was a different number of bronze and silver artifacts per level, and one gold artifact in every level.



Tomb Raider IIEdit

Tomb Raider: The Last RevelationEdit

Tomb Raider ChroniclesEdit


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