Xbox 360 Dead Space 2 Cheats


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Aug 28, 2012
Below you will find Dead Space 2 cheats. Cheats typically create an advantage beyond normal gameplay, usually to make the game easier.

Dead Space 2 Unlockables/Cheats

New Game+ mode
Successfully finish the game on any difficulty to unlock New Game+ mode. This will enable you to start a second playthrough while having all your weapons, items, and inventory from the previous game.

Hardcore mode
Successfully finish the game on any difficulty to unlock the Hardcore difficulty. This difficulty is equivalent to the Zealot difficulty, but you can only restart from the last saved game. It cannot be started on New Game+, and you are only allowed to save the game three times throughout the whole campaign.

Prequel bonuses
You need to have a saved game file from the original Dead Space so that you can have access to the Refurbished Plasma Cutter. However, your upgrades to the Plasma Cutter from Dead Space will not carry over.
Successfully finish Dead Space: Ignition in single player Ignition mode to unlock the Hacker Suit. This has bonus perks and hacking capabilities. You will also get exclusive audio logs, a Hacker-themed Contact Beam weapon skin, and extra power nodes, health packs, and credits.

Hand Cannon
Successfully finish the game on the Hardcore difficulty and you will unlock the Hand Cannon at the first shop in a New Game+. The Hand Cannon is a powerful weapon that comes with unlimited ammunition. You will hear Isaac say "Bang Bang" and "Pew Pew Pew" while shooting it.

Re-spec ability
At the beginning of Chapter 7, you will have the option to re-spec your weapons, RIG, and stasis module. This ability enables you to remove all the power nodes in a piece of equipment and re-assign them elsewhere. You will spend 5000 CR every time you re-spec an item. This ability helps you to re-assign (or take back) power nodes from weapons you do not use anymore but does not contribute towards the achievement for upgrading all your equipment. Additionally, you can use this ability to refill Isaac's health at any workbench. If you re-spec the RIG, any changes to a health node will reset Isaac's health to the new maximum. For 5,000 credits, this will prove cheaper than a large medikit.

Easy credits
Purchase the Supernova or Martial Law downloadable content. Then, go to the store, and acquire the Detonator weapon for free. Fire all the mines at a wall, then deactivate them and collect them. Do not reload the Detonator but instead sell it together with the mines for credits at the store. After this, get the Detonator back for free, and it will come fully loaded. Repeat this process as many times as you wish.

Skipping the Drag Tentacle in Chapter 5
During the Drag Tripod encounter in the Church of Unitology, pause the game and restart from the checkpoint. This will make you skip the entire sequence and go directly to the Pack encounter.

Bonus suits
Successfully finish the game on any difficulty to unlock bonus elite suits in New Game+ mode:

Riot Armor Suit: This will be available in the store during your second playthrough.

The Elite Engineer Suit schematic: Chapter 2 near the first store, just before the first short outer space section.

The Elite Vintage Suit schematic: Chapter 6 in the large hallway where you get attacked by a Brute while speaking to Ellie and
Stross on the balcony. It is next to a statue near the wall.

The Elite Security Suit schematic: Chapter 9, after leaving the tram with Ellie the first time; look over the railing to your right and you will find it on the floor.

The Elite Advance Suit schematic: Chapter 11, when the yellow lift reaches the top, turn around, and look on the ledge between the elevator and wall.

Soldier Suit: You can unlock it at the store once you successfully finish the game on the Hardcore difficulty.
Arctic Security Suit: You can unlock it at the store once you successfully finish the game on the Zealot difficulty.

Riot Armor Suit: To unlock this, you have to log into your same EA account through the Dead Space iOS game. This suit gives a weapon bonus of 10% extra damage to the Contact Beam and has 25 inventory slots and 25% armor.

Multiplayer unlockables

Reach the indicated level in Multiplayer mode to unlock the corresponding bonus:

Level 3-Lurker Range Damage Increase

Level 4-Solid Army Green Suit

Level 5-Stasis Increase to 2 Shots

Level 6-Pack Melee Damage Increase

Level 7-Line Gun

Level 8-Solid Red Suit

Level 9-Spitter Execution Damage Increase

Level 11-Force Gun

Level 12-Puker Ranged Damage Increase

Level 13-Solid Black Suit

Level 14-Plasma Cutter Magazine Size Increase

Level 15-Lurker Melee Damage Increase

Level 16-Solid Olive Suit

Level 17-Seeker Rifle

Level 18-Pack Execution Attack Damage Increase

Level 19-Pulse Rifle Magazine Size Increase

Level 20-Urban Camo Blue Suit

Level 21-Spitter Melee Damage Increase

Level 23-Urban Camo Army Green Suit

Level 24-Puker Execution Attack Damage Increase

Level 25-Line Gun Magazine Size Increase

Level 26-Urban Camo Red Suit

Level 27-Lurker Execution Attack Damage Increase

Level 28-Javelin Gun

Level 29-Force Gun Magazine Size Increase

Level 30-Stasis Increase to 3 Shots

Level 31-Pack Health Increase

Level 32-Urban Camo Military

Level 33-Seeker Rifle Magazine Size Increase

Level 34-Plasma Cutter Weapon Damage Increase

Level 35-Spitter Ranged Damage Increase

Level 36-Urban Camo Olive Suit

Level 38-Pulse Rifle Weapon Damage Increase

Level 39-Puker Melee Damage Increase

Level 40-Rivet Gun Magazine Size Increase

Level 41-Tiger Camo Blue Suit

Level 42-Line Gun Weapon Damage Increase

Level 43-Lurker Health Increase

Level 44-Javelin Gun Magazine Size Increase

Level 45-Tiger Camo Army Green Suit

Level 46-Force Gun Weapon Damage Increase

Level 48-Pack Gets Out of Stasis Faster

Level 49-Tiger Camo Red Suit

Level 50-Seeker Rifle Damage Increase

Level 52-Tiger Camo Military Suit

Level 53-Spitter Health Increase

Level 54-Rivet Gun Weapon Damage Increase

Level 56-War Torn Suit

Level 57-Javelin Gun Weapon Damage Increase

Level 58-Puker Health Increase

Level 59-Visceral Games Suit

Additionally, you can unlock the Solid Viral White Suit, Solid Viral Blue Suit, Urban Camo Viral Yellow Suit, Urban Camo Viral Black Suit, and Tiger Camo Viral White Suit by killing a player that is wearing them. The Zealot Suit comes with the Collector's Edition of the game.

Schematic locations
Search the locations indicated below to find all schematics:

Chapter 2:

Power Node- It is in the first Power Node locked room you come across. Once you open the locked door with a Power Node, enter the door to the left of the closet and you will find it on the ground.

Hacker Suit- It is at the end of the tram walkway area, near the place you meet the Fire Sack Necromorphs.

Stasis Pack- It is on the tracks where the flaming train passes you for the first time.

Chapter 3:

Pulse Rifle- Get out of the train and find it in a corner just behind where the train is hanging.

Javalin Spears- It is behind the big marker statue towards the windows on the left.

Chapter 4:

Security Suit- After the door that you have to slow down to walk through, you will find it on the top shelf of the next room.

Chapter 5:

Ripper- In the multi level room, take the elevator down, then find it to the right side of the room.

Line Gun Ammo- Crawl through the duct and falling and pass a storage room. You will find it on the right side behind some shelves.

Medium Health Pack- Turn off the gravity and pass through the holes in the ceiling. You will find it floating in the middle of the room.

Detonator- It is in a room at the top of the church next to the save station.

Chapter 6

Flame Thrower- Leave the gym and go into the classroom to find the "Kids Gone Crazy" text log. Inside the classroom, there is a smaller room on the right side with blood on the wall. The schematic is on the ground.
Seeker Rifle: At the beginning of the chapter, enter the door to the right and you will find yourself on a balcony. The schematic is on the ground to the right.

Pulse Rounds- When you first meet Ellie, instead of following her through the gate, take the path around to the right and you will find the schematic behind the debris.

Chapter 7

Force Gun- From the elevator, turn left, and you will see yellow lockers. The schematic is in the second locker from the left.

Ripper Blades- At the beginning of the chapter when you enter zero gravity, you will see the schematic floating at the bottom of the room.

Contact Beam- From the place where you first see the save station in the wall, there is a locked closet to your left. Use a Power Node to open it and retrieve the schematic.

Chapter 8

Detonator Mines- After talking to Ellie and Stross for the first time, enter the next room and you will find the body on the floor.

Vintage Suit- The schematic is in the first locked door in this chapter.

Large Med Pack- In the room where you first meet Ellie. Use your kinesis to move the table to retrieve it.

Chapter 9

Seeker Shells- In the room where you fight Stalkers and Cysts, the schematic is behind the guardian mounted near the exit door.

Flame Fuel- When you come upon the laser traps, head to the right. You will see a few crates lying around; use your kinesis to move the crates and find the schematic together with an audio log.

Chapter 10

Force Energy- In the zero gravity area, go to the lower level to find the schematic on the ground.

Chapter 11

Contact Energy- In the zero gravity station, you will find the schematic if you look outside from the inside of the shaft.

Advanced Suit- Open the locked room opposite of the detonator mines trap using a Power Node and you will find the schematic inside.

Hidden Necromorph messages

Use the Right Analog-stick to check the following menu areas to find the corresponding hidden messages:

Main menu:

Upper left- "In the end, it all comes down to just one little thing..."

Bottom right- "Unity after death, unity forever."

Quick Match menu:

Bottom right- "We must believe in it and bend ourselves to its will and then it will heal us"

Leaderboard menu:

Right- "The answer is in chicxulub"

Controller Map menu:

Bottom right- "Let us fear nothing. Death is only a transition to the unity beyond"

Single Player menu:

Upper left- "Your body now, our body later, one body forever"

Multiplayer menu:

Upper middle- "It's not over between us, you can't run from me forever"

Bottom middle- "Make us Whole"

Extra menu:

Left- "Welcome back Nicole Brennan"

Easy "Collect Peng" achievement
In Chapter 7, locate the mainframe room where ANTI is located. One of the circuit rooms will have breakers that turn blue in addition to being red or green. Put the four breakers in that circuit room so they all become blue and the access tunnel will now lead to a new room with the Peng treasure.

Easy "Elevator Action" achievement
In Chapter 7, soon after Isaac starts the elevator to go to the Solar Array area, a bunch of Tripods will appear. Shoot them using the Detonator to knock them off. Use Stasis to help hold a Tripod in place in case more than one of them appear at the same time time. Knock off all Tripods in this sequence to get the "Elevator Action" achievement.

Easy "Lightspeed De Milo" achievement
In Chapter 3, after the train scene, go to the shopping center area and you will see a large statue rotating. Shoot its head off using any weapon to get the "Lightspeed De Milo" achievement.
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