Challenge Tombs are unique locations in Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Each Tomb offers a reward for completion.

Overview Edit

Tombs can be found in the hub areas, and are commonly found with markings leading to their entrance.

Objective Edit

Tombs feature various types of puzzles that must be solved in order to reach the end. Types of puzzles include:

  • Physics Puzzles
  • Elemental Puzzles
  • Navigation Puzzles

Accessibility Edit

Some tombs are easily accessible, and merely need to be found to gain access, whereas others will require specific gear in order to gain access such as to clear an obstruction in the path.

In Rise of the Tomb Raider, some tombs will require dealing with a hostile animal (usually a bear) to gain entrance.

Tomb Raider Edit

Lara can explore the resting places of Yamatai's nobility, as well as ruins of Army Bases which now house the deceased soldiers who never escaped the island.

Completing a tomb will award the player with a map of collectibles or weapon parts and will mark collectibles on the map if the map has not yet been found.

Tombs Edit

There are seven tombs in game. Eight with the purchase of downloadable content.

Walk Throughs Edit

Rise of the Tomb Raider Edit

in Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tomb comprise of the ancient structures of Kitezh, collapsed mines built by the Soviets during the 60s and 70s and even a ship stuck in a glacier.

As well as Tombs, there are multiple crypts, which are the final resting places of the devout followers of Prophet of Constantinople who helped with the construction of Kitezh. Crypts do not require a puzzle to be solved, however they should be explored carefully as they are full of booby traps.

Tombs will reward players with a codex, granting Lara specialised skills which cannot be purchased. Crypts will yield bow parts and a quiver.

Tombs Edit

There are nine challenge tombs in game:

Crypts Edit

There are five crypts in game:

Trivia Edit

  • The tombs in Tomb Raider offering parts for modern weapons as a reward became a joke amongst fans, given that the newest tomb in game would not have technology newer than 1945 at best, yet some of the weapon parts are for weapons from the 1970s onwards.