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This page contains Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition Hints for Playstation called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by Tesssa.

Boxshot & Details
Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Release: Aug 5, 1998
  • ESRB: Mature

Various Cheats and Hints

Killing Plant 42
Chris can save ammunition when fighting Plant 42 by using the combat knife. Only about a dozen hits with the knife are needed to kill it.

Logging onto the computer
To log in to the computer in the lab, and unlock the areas B1 and B2, use the following passwords.

1st: John
2nd: Ada

Auto aim
Instead of having to turn around manually to shoot the zombies, hold [R1] and your character will automatically aim their gun at the nearest zombie/danger. Tap [L1] while continuing to hold [R1] to have your character re-adjust his or her aim. This is a much faster way to fight quick enemies, and saves ammunition from missed shots.

Getting the Star Crest
Go to the hall with the numerous paintings and crows. Put the switches behind the paintings in the following order: new born baby; infant; lively boy; young man; middle-aged man; bold looking old man.

Save ammunition as Jill
When playing as Jill, do not shoot the first zombie that is standing over Kenneth's body. Instead, run into the dining room. Barry will speak to Jill before the zombie comes though the door. Barry will shoot it three times, blowing off its head.

Save ammunition as Jill or Chris
Stand behind the statue in the room above the dining room. When the zombies come up on the other side, they will try to walk through the statue leaving you free to knife them to death.

Saving herbs
If herbs are not needed immediately when found, take some time to transport them to one of the Boxes. If you need to use them later, you will know where to find them.

Game Counter
Complete the game one time. After you finish the game and restart, save over the old game, and you will get the "Next Game" along with 00-00 (meaning the start of a second game).

Checking Zombies
If you are not sure if a zombie is dead, walk up fairly close to it (but not so close that they start chewing your ankles) and simply back up. If the Zombie is alive, the character will do a wary backup move instead of the standard backup done when there is nothing there.

Double items
Highlight the "Arrange" option on the game mode screen and hold [Right] until that option turns green. Begin game play and double the normal amount of ink ribbons and ammunition will be available. Note: This does not effect other items, such as health sprays or herbs.

Change clothes
Rescue the other two players and finish the game. The phrase "You've got the special key" will appear after the credits. Save the game. Start the game that was just saved. Enter the room with the large mirror on the second floor of the mansion. Unlock the door in the back. Enter the closet and move all the way to the end of the rack of clothes. A message asking "There is an outfit that fits you perfectly, do you want to put it on?" will appear. Select "Yes" to change your character's clothes. Note: When playing the game with the "Arrange" option, your character will not have the key, but the door will be unlocked allowing clothes to be changed at any time. Enter the left-hand door on the right side (as you face the stairs) of the main hall. Shoot a few zombies (at the beginning) or a hunter (after entering the guard-house) to reach the room.

Easy mode
In the beginning of the game after Jill and Barry leave Wesker, they will enter the dining room and investigate the blood spot. When Barry tells Jill to investigate, instead of entering the door to the Zombie, go back out to the main entrance where Wesker is located. Then turn around and go back into the dining room. Approach Barry and talk to him. Then, try to go back out to the main room. Barry should say something like, "Lost courage already?". If it doesn't work, keep trying. This makes the game easier.

Detecting enemies
In order to tell whether or not there is an enemy that you can hear, but cannot see (off screen), turn in the opposite direction of where the enemy may be, and press "Aim". If there is an enemy present, your character will turn around and aim in the direction of the enemy. If nothing is there, your character will just aim in the direction you are facing. This also is useful if you are not sure if a taken down zombie is actually dead.

Tesssa, Aug 21, 2008
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