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Old 17-09-22, 23:15   #1
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Default Is it possible to beat the game only using the bow?

Hi everyone,

I just began my first playthrough of Tomb Raider (2013) today. I did play a tiny snippet of it when it came out, but I didn't even get the bow yet before I lost interest Now I intend to keep at it, and to make it more engaging, I will try to beat the game using the bow as my only weapon. This was going quite well until I encountered the riot shield guy and now I'm in doubt. Is it possible to beat him with the bow? And more in general, are there enemies that you can't beat with the bow?

Edit 1: the riot shield guys are actually quite beatable. I was probably just tired when I tried it last night. They also have a tendency to blow themselves up, which is helpful. I also found the answer to my general question, — it is possible, except that sometimes the use of another weapon is scripted, other than that you can always use the bow — so this thread is no longer needed

Edit 2: In area 18, Solarii Fortress, you have to use the grenade-launcher to kill a machine gunner at the end of the level. I haven't found a way around this.
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Its a shame there are no replys in this thread, but I wish you good luck trying this on your own! Would love to hear more updates
I know the boss fight at the end forces you to use a weapon other than the bow and since this is your first playthrough I wont spoil so good luck x
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Old 26-10-22, 12:11   #3
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Yeah I don't usually run other weapons aside from the times it forces you to fire off a gun when you first get it or like using the shotgun to break those wooden blockages.
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Old 05-11-22, 03:39   #4
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i finished the whole game (except qtes with guns) it is posible if you jump and hide a lot, i didn't even use piolet ,only the bow
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Old 14-11-22, 12:08   #5
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Hi everyone,

I just began my first playthrough of Tomb Raider (2013) today. I did play a tiny snippet of it when it came out, but I didn't even get the bow yet before I lost interest Now I intend to keep at it, and to make it more engaging, I will try to beat the game using the bow as my only weapon. This was going quite well until I encountered the riot shield guy and now I'm in doubt. Is it possible to beat him with the bow? And more in general, are there enemies that you can't beat with the bow?

Edit 1: the riot shield guys are actually quite beatable. I was probably just tired when I tried it last night. They also have a tendency to blow themselves up, which is helpful. I also found the answer to my general question, it is possible, except that sometimes the use of another weapon is scripted, other than that you can always use the bow so this thread is no longer needed

Edit 2: In area 18, Solarii Fortress, you have to use the grenade-launcher to kill a machine gunner at the end of the level. I haven't found a way around this.
I think it's possible
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Old 01-12-22, 22:41   #6
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Outside of some scripted sequences it's entirely possible.
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The ending is with duel guns.
You cannot finish without them.
I am going to say no.
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The ending is with duel guns.
You cannot finish without them.
I am going to say no.


Yes there are few scripted sections which forces the player to use another weapon, such as the shotgun or axes. The OP has mentioned a few already that they've encountered. So, really the question should be whether it is possible to play the rest of the game other than scripted moments using just the bow. I think it is possible with practice and you use the environment against the enemies, such as using arrows to blow up barrels etc. The scripted fights are usually boss-like enemies, though there are too many, imo.
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