No, this is part of the game. Also, hunting animals as a valuable way in the game to earn materials to upgrade your equipment. Especially on higher difficulties, there is almost no way to ignore animals. You need these materials. So the game probably isn't for you.
Just in case you are a vegetarian or an animal welfare activist - Learn to seperate a game ...
You need to get close to this opponent so that he swings his melee weapon at you.
When this happens scramble out of the way (Shift on PC w/ keyboard, B on Xbox controller or O on the PS3), this will leave him exposed and stationary for a short period of time, now is the moment to attack the target.
After a short time he will raise the shield again, so you ...
No need to explore further, you are missing the equipment that allows you to ignite the torch by yourself without an external ignition source.
You pick up this piece of equipment in the Cliffside village area right before you return to the Mountain Village after the next section of the game, you will be able to return and get the precious resources then.
I'll try to answer your questions based on my experience with the game.
Walking/running and different types of floor don't matter. Not sure about water though, but I don't think it would matter. Changing arrow from normal to flaming also doesn't matter (not sure about if they can see, but a guard didn't hear it yesterday when I accidentally switched arrows ...
No, none of the challenges and treasures can be missed forever. The developers have been careful on not putting any of this kind of content in the "one time only" zones. They've done a great work, instead, in hiding in plain sight your goals. As you should already know, all of the "Challenge" content doesn't show on the map, even with every ability unlocked, ...
This differs depending on the version of the game you've got. I got my copy of Tomb Raider via Steam, and my saves folder is located here;
Steam Folder\userdata\<profile id>\203160\remote
For any other release of the game (retail box or Origin) the saves will probably be located here;
C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Square Enix
The PC Gaming Wiki's "Tomb Raider (2013) - QTE (quick time event) Steamlining" guide should help:
QTEs in Tomb Raider do not display key names but rather, the monochrome icon associated with the specific binding or QTE, which can be confusing and problematic to solve.
However, if you are actively using an Xbox 360 controller or other XInput-...
I also think that some of these fights are pretty unforgiving. This is what helped me:
If you have to mash left/right, do it as quickly as possible. Sometimes, when I was slacking and pressing it at a relaxed pace, I failed the combat.
Exclamation mark - hit melee attack (defaults to F on PC)
Red hand - hit Use command (defaults to E on PC)
You will get ...
Weapon parts are pesky. They can be found in any salvage boxes, small or otherwise, at a seemingly random rate.
In addition to being able to find them in salvage boxes, you can occasionally snag them from the chests at the ends of tombs, as well as looted off of dead enemies.
So, in order to maximize your chances of acquiring weapon parts, open every ...
The action you're being asked to perform is "Alternative Fire" - with the bow selected as your active weapon, this will fire an arrow with rope attached to it, which will embed itself in specific parts of the environment (which can be highlighted with Survival Instincts) and allow you to interact with them.
By default, "Alternative Fire" is bound to Mouse 3 ...
If this is the one I am thinking of you need to walk past it, down the hill towards the shed.
Turn right at the shed then bear to your right again you will see a ledge that you can climb and come up behind the ledge in question.
As soon as you land on your problematic building, you should notice a climbable wall.
In the video, immediately upon landing on the building, it is straight ahead on the left edge of the screen. Simply jump to that, hit it with your climbing axe, and you should have no trouble proceeding from there.
I've completed the game on hard and played around with other difficulties.
The only differences appear to be:
Quick time events are, er, quicker. You have less time to hit that one button.
Damage done to you by enemies is higher - on hard a single rifle burst can kill you.
Non head-shot damage appears to be lower.
On my hard playthough I fully upgraded ...
I, too, hadn't heard of this achievement until just now. Luckily, PowerPyx over at Xbox360Achievements had. He even put together a nice list!
During the course of the story there are 7 occasions where you can talk to your friends. You will have to listen to everything they have to say. If you miss one single conversation you cannot get this trophy / ...
My cousin encountered this, and I believe what he did was port to Shantytown (since enemies respawn there most of the time) killed enemies and just looted them. Then just repeat the process until you get one from an enemy. If you want you can try your chances at the Hillside Bunker or Research Lab after trying this.
Be sure to use your rifle to kill them, ...
You'll need a...
You will get it for free in a later level as part of the story. When you get it, just fast travel at the nearest base camp back to Coastal Forest and then go back to the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer.
Once you reach a certain point in the game, you can freely travel around the campsites gathering any missed GPS caches, relics, documents, etc. In some of these areas, the Mountain Village specifically, there will be more enemies, as well as new, helpful objects appearing in your Survival Instincts.
More specifically, there are some grounding points for ...
The traps will have a subtle visual change in appearance. Some more obvious than others.
Lightning Rods should be the easiest to spot. When inactive, the rod itself will be on its side. When set, the rod is pointing up into the air with sparks and will have a slightly audible electrical hum. It will only affect enemies if they step close enough. It ...
I figured it out. It is "F" or melee action. There is a red exclamation mark (!) for a very short period of time. I thought this was something like: Image or Action missing but it means "melee attack". Checkout "button mappings" "actions" to figure out what symbol refers to each "call to action".
Alright, without knowing for sure how detailed of an answer you're seeking, I'm going to list the tombs by location, along with their map coordinates. Excluding DLC, there are 7 optional tombs, and they are:
Tomb of the Unworthy 53N 712478, UTM 3416188
Hall of Ascension 53N 712501, UTM 3416206
Well of Tears ...
From the PC Gaming Wiki's "Tomb Raider (2013) - QTE (quick time event) Steamlining" guide:
White circle getting smaller — Tap repeatedly melee key (default F). This QTE is bugged - circle animation is out of sync
with trigger behind QTE and therefore it is difficult win this QTE
normally. Luckily there is no penalization for missing said trigger
Those two buoys are indeed the key to a secret area (the big rock formation right near the initial location of the buoys). You will need these to achieve the Cairn Raider achievement.
Cairn Raider - Find the five Cairns on Shipwreck Beach. Lara may find
all the needed Cairns after she retrieves the block and tackle for
Reyes and Jonah from the first ...
I have 100% and every challenge is still reachable after game completion.
The sea mines are one of the toughest, mainly because a couple are out to sea far enough that they don't glow when you use survival vision. They're only visible during the low part of each wave.
The section of Shipwreck Beach that you jump across cable cars to get to can't be reached ...
Though others have mentioned that no challenges or treasures are missable, I'd like to note that some achievements are missable. I know of two:
Boom Goes the Dynamite: Shoot a thrown explosive out of the air.
Chatterbox: Talk with all crew members of the Endurance (See also).
Also, there's a bug that makes it possible to miss the "Tomb of the Lost ...
For the Adventurer Trophy:
There are four multiplayer modes (Rescue, Team Deathmatch, Cry for
Help, Free-For-All) and you have to complete a match in each one. Note
that you have to finish a match and not just a round but if you join a
game that is already in session, that will count. You can also choose
either Ranked or Casual, it won’t matter.
Many games are made to be used with xbox controllers. To get Tomb Raider 2013 working with a Logitech Rumblepad 2 or Dual Action Gamepad, all you need to do is to download the xbox360 gamepad emulator, which is a small tool to let a game think your logitech is a xbox360 controller. It is a free tool which also works with other games. Download and open either ...
Apparently, it's to play a solo, private match of Rescue and grind breaking wooden crates as Solarii and completing objectives as Survivors.
Even faster with friends: http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/tomb-raider/191333-multiplayer-600-000xp-hour-prestige-4-15-20hours-coop-method-alexstunts.html
Update: So, I've finally bitten the bullet and did some ...