Vultures above and snakes
below will be your main threats in the desert. A snake to
the right of your starting location guards a Rocket. Wade
across the water and enter the passage to find a block you
can push. Grab the ammo and head up the trail. A pair of
running jumps should land you on the middle ledge where you
can do a safety drop to the area below. Snakes guard Secret
#1. Don't let them back you into the barbwire behind you
before you kill them and get the items.
To exit this area you need to push that block you moved
earlier then jump down to the platform below and do a
running jump and grab to get off this ledge. Continue until
you see a metal chute then head right and jump up to the
ledge nearby. Kill the snake hiding in the bushes then run
and jump to the next ledge. Run right off the end of this
ledge to drop to the next one below and continue along until
you can drop down and get a Medkit.
Climb back up and continue to the rocks where you can run,
jump and grab to reach the rocks where you can deal with
another snake as you make your way to the top of the chute.
Drop into the chute and fall into the water. Swim until you
can surface for air and climb out. Look around and find the
trail leading away from the waterfalls.
Head down the path and defend yourself against the vulture
attack. You will be taking this same path two more times so
get used to the jumping and climbing you are doing this
first trip. Continue until you reach the high ledge at the
same level as the cool rock formation.
Do a running jump across the canyon and climb down to locate
the next secret. Climb down the ladder and stay to the
right. Drop from the ladder and grab right away to cling to
the crack and shimmy right until you can climb onto the
ledge and get Secret #2. Jump into the water below and get
all the items that are stashed underwater as well as several
alcoves near the waterfall.
Exit the water by climbing up the red rock near the falls.
At the top, do a running jump to the slope across from you
then head down that path again for your second of three
trips along this trail. Take the upper route this time and
kill another snake hiding in the bushes. Jump past the rock
and avoid the hole on the ledge. Do a drop and a grab to the
crack below and shimmy left until you can climb up to the
ledge. Jump and cling to the rock face above and monkey
swing to the face of the cliff, then climb up the cliff to
Take the Save Gem then find the Flares and TNT on the ledge
below. Looks like you need a Detonator Key, so move on for
now. Head to the waterfall and jump over to the slop and
grab on as you slide off. Climb down to the ledge below and
continue along the cliff until you can jump over to the
rocky surface and climb to the top. Do a daring backflip
over to the flat rock then jump and grab the slope between
the pair of waterfalls. As you pull up you will start to
slide toward the ledge which you will need to jump and grab
to reach. Grab the ammo before jumping to the crack and
shimmy right. When you get the wide angle camera view, drop
and jump to do another backflip across the water.
Keep jumping along the platforms as you make your way
upstream. You should come across a large cave with a
waterwheel. A boulder on the left shore is the hiding place
of another snake. Crawl under the opposite rock and go up
the ladder to get Secret #3. Climb to the left and drop down
to the floor and kill the snake. Return to the shore and
To the left of the waterwheel is a small room with an
elevator. Here you will find the Detonator Key and a guy
guarding it. Kill him then climb up the waterwheel and
follow the channel to an open area. Watch out for more
vultures at this point. Dive into the water and swim down to
the right where you will find a switch that open a door
leading to a room with some ammo. Flip the next switch to
open the underwater passage and enter to find another switch
hidden along the dark wall above. Pull it then swim back
through the passage pulling another switch as you make your
way back to the hall above.
Find the final switch and pull it to start the waterwheel.
Head back that direction and get the items from dry river
bed as you do. Use the upper ledge then jump down to the
river bed. You should find a block down here that will let
you get behind the falls. After you have gotten everything
you want, return to the elevator by the waterwheel.
Kill the guard and take the Detonator he was protecting then
make the long trip back to the ledge with the TNT. You have
the necessary items to do a little blasting but watch out
for that boulder that's just waiting to crush you. Jump to
the left to avoid getting crushed after you blast the TNT.
Explore the demolished area and climb up the new ledges to
reach the next area.
Head around the fence to the left and climb into the dark
passage. Continue until the path splits and pull up to the
upper ledge. Jump into the water and swim around to find a
pair of switches hidden in the tunnel and behind the pillar.
Flip them both then return to the outside area by the fence.
Head down the large cave and kill the snakes before flipping
the next switch inside the building.
Make another trip down that dark passage and this time take
the low path. Kill some guards, then jump across the fence
to the box and put some distance between you and the hum of
the electric fence as more guard move in for combat. Explore
the nearby building to find some guards watching over a Quad
Bike and a lock. A few bullets should get you the necessary
permission to take the bike for a spin.
Use the box and the grating to climb onto the roof of the
next building to get the Generator Access Pass. You could
also ride and jump the ATV onto the roof. but it is quite
dangerous and you will probably die a few times in the
attempt. Return to the lock with the Access Pass and open
the door. Do an immediate backflip and kill the power to the
electric fence. Push the button next to the main gate and
get on your ATV and ride out of this area. Head down the
cave and jump the fence to exit the desert.