Tomb Raider II levels

Temple of Xian is the fifteenth level of Tomb Raider 2. Lara finally returns to China after acquiring the Talion from Tibet. She finally unlocks the resting place of the Dagger of Xian, but is faced with many traps and perils of the temple before acquiring the highly sought prized possession.

Level designEdit

The Temple of Xian is a massive level that is split up into many different parts. Upon entering the level, Lara will instantly come across the altar that holds the Dagger of Xian. As she approaches the dagger though, the floor will give out underneath her, causing her to slide down several ramps full of traps such as blades and boulders. She will eventually land into a body of water and must work her way back up towards the dagger.
TR II Temple of Xian screenshot

Lara climbing through a hidden hatch

While exploring the Temple, she will come across many deadly traps and animals. Certain areas of the level will also have pits of lava that she must try to avoid. At one point in the level, she will have to try and unlock a door that opens into a room full of terracotta soldiers. Some of these soldiers will activate as traps when she tries to approach them, swinging down their swords and causing heavy damage to Lara when she approaches them. Lara will also come across a cave that is full of spiders in another point in the level. The cave is dark and will require the use of her Flares in order for her to see in the area. The cave is also filled with giant spiders, which like to lurk in the dark and can be deadly to Lara if she is not careful.

One final place of interest is a room that is filled with lava and contains a giant statue of a dragon. She will have to traverse through many ledges and must try to avoid the lava while exploring the room.

At the end of the level, Lara will come across the same altar that she came across earlier in the level. However, the Fiamma Nera and Marco Bartoli have made it to the Dagger of Xian first. Bartoli then stabs himself with the dagger, while his Fiamma Nera members carry him off into the entrance of Floating Islands. Lara quickly follows the cult members and Bartoli into Floating Islands while trying to get the dagger back.


See Temple of Xian Walkthrough



Weapons FoundEdit

  • None

Allies EncounteredEdit

  • None

Enemies EncounteredEdit

Locales VisitedEdit

  • Temple of Xian (China)


  • 1 - Gold Dragon
  • 2 - Stone Dragon
  • 3 - Jade Dragon (if you get all secrets: 8x Uzi Ammo)


The cutscenes for this level: