Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) Walkthrough

24. Score Attack (includes Baba Yaga Score Attack)

Card Exploit

What do gamers hate? Loot boxes.

What do achievement hunters love? A good exploit.

Well you're in luck as we can exploit the card packs in the game so that we will spend very little (or even gain) credits to earn a majority of the cards. Now I would recommend you finish the story first as it gives you free card packs and credits. Playing other Tomb Raider games can also give you free card packs.

There is an achievement for collecting 300 of them:

These Belong in A Museum in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Collect 300 Cards
  • Unlocked by 576 tracked gamers (11% - TA Ratio = 2.99) 5,169

Now to start exploiting:

    1. Open bronze packs (we won't be opening any other packs)
    2. Sell any gold or platinum (blue) cards while keeping any bronze and silver cards. This will eventually cause bronze and silver cards to stop dropping.
    3. Once you start getting all gold or better cards, sell 3 golds (or a gold and a platinum) from each pack that you open. Since the bronze pack cost 5000 credits and the combination of cards sell for 4800 credits, you will be getting 2-3 gold cards for 200 credits.
    4. If you start running low on credits, sell 4 gold cards (or 2 golds and a platinum) and you'll be gaining 1400 credits each time.
    5. Eventually all gold cards will be gone and you'll only get platinum cards. When that happens sell 2 platinum cards until your inventory is full. This will give you 1400 credits for each pack you open.

Score Attack

For these achievements, go to "Expeditions", change "Mode" to "Score Attack", change "Level" to whichever you want to attempt, and change "Difficulty" to "Survivor".

Next are challenges. You will need to complete three of these in one run to unlock:

That All You Got? in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Complete 3 Replay Challenges in one Score Attack
  • Unlocked by 807 tracked gamers (16% - TA Ratio = 2.53) 5,169

If you are going to chose a II or III tier challenge, make sure to select the lower tiers. If you are going to select "Deathless" or "Deathless Survivor", make sure to select both. Other than those tips, look through the challenges and select the ones that seem easy to complete.

After earning the achievement, challenges only earn you credits.

Now for the cards. You will need to combine multiple cards in order to reach a score bonus of 200% or more, after completing the level you will unlock:

My Own Worst Enemy in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Complete a level in Score Attack with a score multiplier of 2 or more
  • Unlocked by 803 tracked gamers (16% - TA Ratio = 2.53) 5,169

Note that cards that work against the player will increase the card bonus and cards that work in the player's favor will lower the card bonus. These will help you reach the gold scores as long as you chose the right cards. Here are a list of the most useful cards:

    • Armor-Plated (100%)
        • Enemies have double their base armor strength
            • This one is child's play because of the "Toxicity" card
    • First Aid (100%)
        • Health regeneration is disabled, use bandages to heal
            • Survivor difficulty will apply these rules anyways
    • Grip (100%)
        • Hold cn_X to hang from ledges
            • I don't recommend this as it works horribly while climbing a small ledge and you'll forget about this at the worst time. However, this is a good 100% bonus if you are willing to put up with it.
    • One Life to Live (100%)
        • Dying ends the replay immediately
            • Works well with the "Deathless" challenges. Deaths also decrease score and stop multipliers so we want as little deaths as possible.
            • If you do happen to almost die and you have a score you want to keep, you can quickly pause the game and restart at last checkpoint. Again, this will lose a few points and stop any multiplier that you have.
    • Evasive Maneuvers (50%)
        • Enemies will always dodge melee attacks
            • The "Toxicity" card will make melee unnecessary.
    • Flammable (50%)
        • Take extra damage from fire
            • We will be avoiding taking damage as much as possible
    • Frailty (50%)
        • Health reduced
            • We will be avoiding taking damage as much as possible.
    • Holstered (50%)
        • Reduced pistol damage
            • We won't be using pistols
    • Iron Fist (50%)
        • Enemy melee attacks deal more damage
            • We will be killing enemies before they get too close
    • Toxicity (-50%)
      • Grants unlimited poison arrows
        • Allows us to take out huge groups of enemies as well as enemies around a corner. The negative bonus will be neglected by other positive bonuses.

Each level has its own spoiler tag which contains the gold score, the video's score, and a video of YouTube user Icarus Wing's run with a gold score (which I had no part in making and all credit for said videos goes to them).

If you want to see how high your score needs to be, use this equation:

Gold Score / ( (100 + Card Bonus) / 100)

So if I need a score of 100,000 and my card bonus is 150%:

100,000 / ( (100 + 150) / 100) = 40,000

Which means I only need to end the round with 40,000 points. I found that as long as you follow the video, you can achieve the needed points in less than half of the video's time.

Thankfully on the Xbox 360 version, the Score Attack achievements are far easier and only 10 (unique) levels need to be completed with a gold score. So you could focus on getting gold on the optional tombs and the Baba Yaga levels (which is also required for an achievement). While coasting through the rest of the levels which should still be easily enough for a bronze score.

Here are the videos for each level anyway:

The Prophet's Tomb

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Gilded in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Gilded42 (15)
Complete a level in Score Attack with a gold score
  • Unlocked by 654 tracked gamers (13% - TA Ratio = 2.81) 5,169

Siberian Wilderness

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Lost Expedition

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Soviet Installation

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Ancient Cistern

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Soviet Gulag

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Voice of God

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The Copper Mill

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The Red Mine

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The Prophet's Blessing

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Well Begun Is Half Done in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Complete 10 levels in Score Attack with a gold score
  • Unlocked by 409 tracked gamers (8% - TA Ratio = 3.56) 5,169

House of the Afflicted

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

The Village

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Catacomb of the Sacred Waters

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The Acropolis

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The Tower

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The Pit of Judgement

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Approaching Storm

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Flooded Archives

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Baths of Kitezh

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Research Base

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The Orrery

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Path of the Deathless

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Gate of Kitezh

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Chamber of Exorcism

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Outskirts of Kitezh

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The Lost City

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Chamber of Souls

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Way to Go in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Way to Go93 (25)
Complete every level in Score Attack with a bronze score or better
  • Unlocked by 377 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.70) 5,169

Baba Yaga Score Attacks

Return to Wicked Vale

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Witchcraft for Beginners in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Baba Yaga: Attempt any Wicked Vale Score Attack
  • Unlocked by 423 tracked gamers (50% - TA Ratio = 2.22) 849

Witch's Cave

*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

Witch Trials in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Baba Yaga: Complete every Wicked Vale Score Attacks with a gold score
  • Unlocked by 267 tracked gamers (31% - TA Ratio = 2.80) 849

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