On this page of our guide to Layers of Fear 2 we have described the location with rat cages in act 4. You can start the release of imprisoned rats. Release them from cages. This is usually associated with simple interactions and / or completion of a small puzzle. In addition, a new riddle with padlock awaits you.
Riddle with the padlock
Enter the tent and check the drawing that lies on a large chest. Turn around, get out of the tent and walk up to the dark area shown in the picture - with the mannequin and large curtains. There is a new movie poster (King Lear) hanging on the wall. We have marked it on the image.
Go further. Another drawing is in the "color" room with a large number of plates placed on a bloodstained table. You get to this place by taking the stairs.
There is a new riddle with a padlock in this location. Fortunately, its east to solve. Look around for three playing cards lying on the floor. They have the correct combination - 676. You can already get to the chest with the padlock and enter the code. In the chest you will find a miniature tree that emits sound- it's a Mysterious Item, which is one of the collectibles in the game. It will be added to the "collection" in the hero's cabin.
Find a small hole behind the table and crouch to enter it. You will end up in a room with a mannequin with his head in a bowl. Catch his head and pull it back.
Performing this action will allow you to open a cage with a rat (image above). Cages are always found on the floor and simply slide the door to open them.
We advise you to get to all cages with rats we have described in this chapter. Opening them will allow you to "release lost souls" and unlock Se7en Seas achievement.
Go on until you get to the cave with a new drawing. You will get to the central part of the location with a few crossroads. All the side areas you can visit in any order.
In one of the side areas there is an office space where you will encounter a puzzle with two TVs and x-rays. It's not hard to figure it out. You should set the same part of the body to be displayed on the TV that are on the x-rays:
- Use the left TV control to select a photo of the head (image 1).
- Use the right TV control to select a photo of the palm facing to the right (image 2).
After completing the puzzle, you can approach the cage with the rat and unleash a new soul.
In one of the side areas there is a room with a charred mannequin lying on the bed. Interact with the dummy to disconnect the power cord.
Now you can get to the cage with a rat and free a new soul.
The small doors shown in the image lead to this side area. You need to crouch so you may squeeze through them.
You'll get to a hotel room. Ignore the bathroom and go to the main room. Take interest in a teddy bear which lies on the mannequin on the bed. Hanging the toy in another place (this will happen automatically), you can open the cage with a rat, located in the same room. You will free a new soul.
The ladder shown in the image leads to this side area.
Go to the only available room and take off the red blanket from the bed as shown in the image. You will uncover dummy, which lies on the bed. You can already find a rat cage in the same room and release a new soul.
If you have released all of the above rats, you will unlock the achievement at this point.
Leave the location with rats
Return to the main area and head towards the broken ship. Along the way you can find a new drawing and have an opportunity to look into the (empty) treasure chest. Use the ladder shown in the image to get on board the ship.