Mass Effect 2 PS3 Cheats

Rating 5

Infinite Skill Points hint

The Dominate skill, the Retrain Powers and Advanced Training upgrades, and plenty of Element Zero are required. You can get the Dominate Skill by recruiting Morinth (Samara's daughter), which means you must sacrifice Samara in her own loyalty mission. A list of planets with Element Zero can be found below. First, buy Advanced Training and choose Dominate. This will land you a bonus skill point, which you can use by instituting the Retrain Powers upgrade. Repeat as desired.

Rating 5

Legion's gaming history (The Lair Of The Shadow Broker)

At the end of the game, examine the terminal that has all your teammates' dossiers. Read Legion's dossier to find out that he is a gamer. It will list the games that he has downloaded, his leaderboard scores, and other information about his gaming past.

Rating 5

Loyalty mission bonuses

Unlock the following bonuses by completing the corresponding party member's Loyalty missions. You will also unlock their individuals skills for Shepard, alternate costumes, and increase the chance for surviving the suicide mission. Note: Complete the Advanced Training research upgrade for your ship to be able to select the skills:

Armor Piercing Ammo Archangel's Loyalty mission.
Biotic Barrier Jacob's Loyalty mission.
Dominate Kill Samara during her Loyalty mission and have Morinth replace her.
Fortification Grunt's Loyalty mission.
Geth Shield Boost Legion's Loyalty mission.
Inferno Grenade Zaeed's Loyalty mission.
Neural Shock Mordin Solus's Loyalty mission.
Reave Samara's Loyalty mission.
Shield Drain Tali's Loyalty Mission.
Slam Miranda's Loyalty mission.
Warp Ammo Jack's Loyalty mission.

Rating 4

Legion: Unusual dialog

  • Take Legion to the Citadel. Talk to Anderson and the customs officer.
  • Take Legion to the migrate fleet on Tali's Loyalty mission. Security will force you to remove him unless you can persuade them otherwise.
  • Take Legion to recruit Tali. She will try to shoot him.

Rating 4

Easy mining planets

There are three "Rich" mining planets with plenty of materials. Go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold and search for the three planets in the asteroids. Move the pointer to the left or right of the planet you wish to scan, then press Left Analog-stick and Right Analog-stick in the same direction to double the spin speed of the planet and allow you to locate resources on the grid line quickly.

Rating 4

Anomaly Locations

Scan the following planets to find anomalies:

  • Caleston Rift, Solveig Cluster, Planet Sinmara
  • Caleston Rift, Talava Cluster, Planet Taitus
  • Crescent Nebula, Lusarn Cluster, Planet Tarith
  • Crescent Nebula, Zelene Cluster, Planet Helyme
  • Eagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet Neith
  • Eagle Nebula, Strabo Cluster, Planet Jarrahe Station
  • Hades Nexus, Sheol Cluster, Planet Gei Hin
  • HourGlass Nebula, Faryar Cluster, Planet Daratar
  • HourGlass Nebula, Ploitari Cluster, Planet Zanethu
  • Minos Wasteland, Fortis Cluster, Planet Aequitas
  • Omega Nebula, Ariniarkan Cluster, Planet MSV Strontium Mule
  • Omega Nebula, Fathar Cluster, Planet Lorek
  • Pylos Nebula, Dirada Cluster, Planet Canalus
  • Pylos Nebula, Nariph Cluster, Planet MSV Broken Arrow
  • Rosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet Joab
  • The Shrike Nebula, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Zada Ban
  • Sigurd's Cradle, Decoris Cluster, Planet Sanctum
  • Sigurd's Cradle, Skepsis Cluster, Planet Franklin
  • Titan Nebula, Haskins Cluster, Planet Capek

Rating 4

New Game+ bonuses

Complete the game, and start a new game with the cleared saved game file to start with the following bonuses:

  • Choose your Loyalty Bonus Skill from the start.
  • Retain Skill Points but can redistribute them.
  • Retain level and XP carry over; the max level is 30.
  • +25% experience bonus for all characters
  • Renegade/Paragon points are reset to neutral.
  • Retain weapons and armor, but not the upgrades.
  • 200,000 Credits, and 50,000 of each resource.

Rating 3

Quicker mining

To mine quicker, do not hold L2 while scanning a planet. Instead, repeatedly tap L2 until a blip appears on the scanner. Then, go back over the area while holding L2 to find the best location to send the probe.

Rating 3

Extra Paragon and Renegade points

  • To gain more Paragon points during conversations, press L2 when wings appear at the top left of the screen. To gain more Renegade points, press R2 when a star appears.

  • To easily gain Paragon and Renegade points, unlock training to be able to redistribute your skill points. Talent Mastery will add a specific percentage to your Paragon and Renegade points. Respec and distribute them into your Mastery repeatedly until your Paragon and Renegade are full.

Rating 3

"Cerberus Pack" trophies

Trophy How To Unlock
The Price of Revenge
Gain the loyalty of the mercenary.

Rating 2

Unlimited skill points

Recruit Morinth to get the Dominate skill and get a decent amount of Element Zero. Buy the Advanced Training upgrade and choose Dominate. This result in a bonus skill point, which is then used by the Retrain Powers upgrade. Repeat as desired to continue gaining skill points.

Rating 2

Geth Pulse Rifle

To get the Pulse Rifle, switch to Hardcore difficulty setting before landing on the planet. Complete Tali'Zora's recruitment mission. The Geth Pulse Rifle will be in the room where you find Tali. Then, change the difficulty back to your original setting.

Rating 2

"Arrival" trophies

Trophy How To Unlock
Ultimate Sacrifice
Complete the Arrival DLC.
Last Stand
Complete all 5 waves in the battle for Object Roh.
Covert Action
Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention. 

Rating 2

Alternate party member colors

Complete a party member's Loyalty mission.

Rating 2

Element Zero locations

Search the following planets to find Element Zero:

  • Eagle Nebula, Relic Cluster, Planet Preying Mouth
  • Eagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet Anhur
  • Eagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet Sekhmet
  • Crescent Nebula, Lusarn Cluster, Planet Tarith
  • Crescent Nebula, Zelene Cluster, Planet Helyme
  • Hourglass Nebula, Faryar Cluster, Planet Daratar
  • Hourglass Nebula, Osun Cluster, Planet Erinie
  • Hourglass Nebula, Ploitari Cluster, Planet Thegan
  • Rosetta Nebula, Alpha Draconis Cluster, Planet 2175 Aeia
  • Rosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet Joab
  • Rosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet Laban
  • Rosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet Mizraim
  • Titan Nebula, Haskins Cluster, Planet Capek
  • Valhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet Farlas
  • Valhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet Israfil
  • Valhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet Kakabel
  • The Shrike Abyssal, Urla Rast Cluster, Planet Talis Fia
  • The Shrike Abyssal, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Tosal Nym
  • The Shrike Abyssal, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Zada Ban
  • Sigurd's Cradle, Decoris Cluster, Planet Sanctum
  • Sigurd's Cradle, Skepsis Cluster, Planet Watson
  • Omega Nebula, Batalla Cluster, Planet Nearog
  • The Phoenix Massing, Salahiel Cluster, Planet Ekuna
  • Krogan DMZ, Nith Cluster, Planet Mantun
  • Minos Wasteland, Caestus Cluster, Planet Invictus
  • Nubian Expanse, Kalabsha Cluster, Planet Yamm
  • Far Rim, Dholen Cluster, Planet Gotha
  • Hades Nexus, Sheol Cluster, Planet Gei Hinnom
  • Hawking Eta, Schwarzschild Cluster, Planet Etamis
  • Caleston Rift, Aysur Cluster, Planet Arvuna
  • Caleston Rift, Balor Cluster, Planet Caleston

Rating 1

Infinite YMIR Mechs glitch

During the Freedom's Progress mission, when you are told to place your teammates around the giant blast door, you can trick the game into spawning extra YMIR Mechs. First, position your team accordingly and watch the cutscene. You'll now face a Giant YMIR Mech. Instead of killing it, turn around, and head BACK through the blast door. This will glitch the game back before the cutscene. Place your team around the blast door again, and the cutscene will play. This will spawn an extra YMIR Mech. Repeat as many times as desired, but more than three YMIR Mechs will most likely kill you.

Rating 1

Funny dialogue

Walk around the ship in between missions to hear some funny quotes:

  • Stand near Jeff "Joker" Moreau (the pilot) without interacting with him. You will hear him say things such as the following:

"Why is it always claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, I know. But hey, bunnies."
"Two years and everything hits the crapper. That'll teach you to die on me."
"You know what I hate about deep space? Crap radio stations from two centuries back. My gosh, we were idiots."

  • Stand next to the two engineers near the Mass Effect Core to hear the the following:
Engineer Daniels: "Did you know we're sharing our deck with a krogan?"
Engineer Donnelly: "Well that's just peachy."

Rating 1


Trophy How To Unlock
Highly Trained
View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private terminal.
Missing in Action
Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.
Very Elusive
Return to active duty.
The Convict
Successfully recruit the biotic Convict.
The Krogan
Successfully recruit the Krogan.
The Archangel
Successfully recruit Archangel.
The Professor
Successfully recruit the Professor.
The Quarian
Successfully recruit the Quarian.
The Justicar
Successfully recruit the Justicar.
The Assassin
Successfully recruit the Assassin.
Colony Defense
Defend a human colony from attack.
The Prodigal
Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer.
Ghost of the Father
Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative.
Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict.
Gain the loyalty of the krogan.
Fade Away
Gain the loyalty of Archangel.
The Cure
Gain the loyalty of the Professor.
Gain the loyalty of the quarian.
Help the Justicar resolve her mission.
Cat's in the Cradle
Gain the loyalty of the Assassin.
Friend or Foe
Obtain geth technology.
A House Divided
Hack a geth collective.
Ghost Ship
Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.
Suicide Mission
Use the Omega 4 Relay.
Head Hunter
Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.
Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch.
Big Game Hunter
Thresher Maw defeated.
Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.
Master at Arms
Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game.
Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.
Overload Specialist
Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.
Warp Specialist
Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.
Incineration Specialist
Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.
Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.
Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.
Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map.
Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.
Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries.
Obtain 10 technology upgrades.
Weapon Specialist
Fully upgrade a weapon.
Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory.
Personalize your armor.
Power Full
Evolve any power.
Broke, Blind and Bedlam
Gain the loyalty of the thief.
Data Hound
Collect 6 Cerberus data packets scattered across Aite.
Digital Exorcist
Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord.
Mission Accomplished
Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.
Against All Odds
Survive the suicide mission.
Long Service Medal
Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or experience the interactive backstory (Cerberus Pack downloadable content) and complete Mass Effect 2.
Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate.
Power Gamer
Reach Level 30 with one character.
Heart of Darkness
Confront the Shadow Broker.
Complete the game in the 'Insanity' difficulty level without changing the setting.
No One Left Behind
Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.
N7 Elite
Earn all Bronze, Silver, and Gold trophies.

Rating 1

Armor Pieces

The following armor pieces will become available for purchase throughout the game:

  • Helmets
N7 Helmet - +5% health
N7 Breather Helmet - +5% health
Kuwashii Visor - +10% headshot damage; at Omega
Death Mask - +10% negotiation bonus; at Tuchanka
Umbra Visor - +5% power damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account
Recon Hood - +5% weapon damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account
Sentry Interface - +5% shield strength; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account

  • Shoulders
N7 Shoulder Guards - +3% weapon damage
Amplifier Plates - +5% power damage; at Illium
Strength Boost Pads - +25% melee damage; at Omega
Asymmetric Defense Layer - +5% health; at Tuchanka

  • Chest
N7 Chestplate - +5% power damage
Capacitor Chestplate - -10% shields regeneration delay; at Citadel, Illium, or Omega
Aegis Vest - +5% health; at Citadel
Shield Harness - +5% shields; at Tuchanka

  • Arms
N7 Gauntlets - +3% health
Heavy Damping Gauntlets - +5% shields ; at Tuchanka
Off-Hand Ammo Pack - +10% spare ammo capacity; at Citadel
Stabilization Gauntlets - +5% weapon damage; at Omega

  • Legs
N7 Greaves - +3% shield strength
Stimulator Conduits - +10% storm speed; at Omega
Life Support Webbing - +10% health; at Citadel
Ordinance Packs - +10% spare heavy weapon ammo; at Omega

  • Armor Sets
Blood Dragon Armor - +15% power damage, +10% shield strength; requires Dragon Age - Origins
Terminus Assault Armor - +10% storm speed, +15% shields, +1 weapons reserve ammo; requires pre-order bonus code
Inferno Armor - +10% negotiation bonus, +10% power damage, +10% storm speed by 10%; requires pre-order bonus code
Collector Armor - +10% regeneration, +10% storm speed, +20% health; requires Collector's Edition

Rating 1

Recruiting Tali: Sunlight exposure

While recruiting Tali on Haestrom, direct sunlight will damage you and your squad's shields and Biotic barriers. Since Grunt uses armor, he is not harmed by the sunlight.

Rating 1

Baldur's Gate series easter egg

Space Hamster is available on Illium. Once you enter your cabin and select him, he comes out and does the same "Squeek" that Boo did, who was Minsc's "Intergalactic Space Hamster" from Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate 2.

Rating 1

Comedic Uranus surveying responses

Head to the Local Cluster and survey Uranus. Rather than the usual "Probe Launched", the voice will instead make comical jokes such as "Really Commander?" and "Probing Uranus".

Rating 1

Ending with both Jack's and Miranda's loyalties

Do not play Miranda's loyalty mission at first. Instead, wait for Jack's mission to become available and play it first. After the mission when they are fighting, support Jack. Miranda's loyalty will be low. Then, play her loyalty mission to get it back.

Rating 1

Unusual dialog with Legion

  • Take Legion to the Citadel, then talk to Anderson and the customs officer.
  • Take Legion to the migrate fleet on Tali's Loyalty mission. Security will force you to remove him unless you persuade them otherwise.
  • Take Legoin to recruit Tali. She will attempt to shoot him.

Rating 1

Planet scanning hints

  • Notice after you press TRIANGLE, the planet information screen on the right will tell you if the scan of planet reveals if it is "Rich", "Moderate", or "Poor". Rich planets usually give about 10+ good scan for ores. Ore yields vary from 1,500 to 3,000. Moderate will give about 8+ good scans, but around 35% to 55% yield compared to rich planets. Poor will give 5+ scans with yields 5% to 25% compared to rich planets. Note: If there is an anomaly on the planet (usually a rich planet) and you land before you scan, usually the Star Map on the Normandy will put you in a strange location away from the anomaly planet. Go back and rescan to get your ores.

  • For slightly faster planet scanning, put the scanner all the way to the right or left and rotate the planet the same way. The planet will spin quite a bit faster that way; simply push both sticks in the same direction. Start at the top of the planet and "peel" it like an electric apple peeler.

Rating 1

Funny Quarian names

When asking Zaal'Koris about his funny name/ship name the "Qwib Qwib" (on the Quarian fleet vessel), the real joke is when he mentions desiring a more respectable ship name like "Defrahnz" or "Iktomi." These two names would have resulted in the following Quarian names: Zaal'Koris vas Defrahnz (vas deferens) and Zaal'Koris vas Iktomi (vasectomy).

Rating 0

Rich planets hint

To find easy mining planets, go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold and find the three planets hidden in the asteroids. They are all "Rich" planets with a lot of materials that will help with upgrades.

Rating 0

Have Dominate ability and keep Samara alive

Dominate is an excellent Biotic ability that allows you to control organic enemies and turn them into allies, similar to the Hack ability that controls synthetics. In order to get this ability as a Loyalty mission bonus to use for your character, help Morinth kill Samara during the latter's loyalty mission. However, if you want to keep Samara on your team but still have Morinth's Dominate ability, use the following trick. Play Samara's loyalty mission up to the point where Samara confronts Moritnth. Save the game right before the confrontation. When it is time to select who you will eliminate, choose the option that lets Morinth get the upper-hand on Samara and kill her. Create a separate saved game file. Go to the ship and talk to Morinth. Load the previous saved game then have Samara kill Morinth. You now get to keep Samara as a squad mate and have Morinth's Dominate ability when you choose a bonus loyalty power to add to your character in the prototype upgrade screen.

Rating 0

Prequel bonuses

Have a saved game file from the original Mass Effect and use that profile in Mass Effect 2 to get the following bonuses.

10,000 of each resource Level 60 Mass Effect character.
100,000 credits Mass Effect character with the "Rich" trophy.
2,000 experience points Level 50 Mass Effect character.
30,000 credits Level 50 Mass Effect character.
4,000 experience points Level 60 Mass Effect character.
5,000 of each resource Level 50 Mass Effect character.
50,000 credits Level 60 Mass Effect character.

Rating 0

Unlimited Squad points

While evolving a skill to level 4, press X + SQUARE to regain all spent squad points and keep the skill evolution. This works better if you level a skill from 0 to 4 (10 points) in one go.

Rating 0

Romancing Yeoman Kelly Cham

If you talk with Yeoman Kelly Chambers often and choose to be kind to her, you can instigate an "unusual" romantic encounter. You'll eventually be able to invite her to dinner. Also, you cannot let Kelly die in the final mission (choose a loyal escort for the crew in the final scene). After you beat the game, talk to Kelly and you'll receive an email from her. Go to your quarters and you'll be able to invite her up using your console. She'll appear and you'll be able to watch the evening's awkward events unwind. She's no Yeoman Rand, but she'll do.

Rating 0

Cryo Bomb

Any Biotic that lifts your enemy off the ground and the Cryo Bomb tech are required. with the Biotic, lift your enemy off the ground and hit him with the Cryo Bomb while he is still under the Biotic's effect. This will cause him to be stuck in a permanent falling state, where he is incapable of inflicting any damage. This is incredibly useful when attempting to prevent the deployment of Harbinger, because once he enters the glitched body he cannot move. By doing this, you can kill him at the end of a fight to prevent him from jumping to another body.

Rating 0

Dr. Pepper bonuses

To unock the Dr. Pepper bonus items, go to http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/signin/, and register for an account. You can register three different accounts to redeem three different codes and get each bonus item. Enter one of the following redemption codes, and select the "No Purchase" option:


Choose the "Redeem" button to get a login for an EA account. Log in with your EA account information that is linked to Mass Effect 2. Select Mass Effect 2 from the game list, and select the desired bonus item. Repeat the steps with a new drpepper.com account to get the other bonus items.

Rating 0

Rapid fire M-920 Cain

Fire the M-920 Cain and keep [Fire] held while pressing [Reload] after each shot to have the shots keep firing during the previous shots' explosions.

Rating 0

Doubling your hacking rewards

Sometimes after you completea hacking minigame for credits etc. you can press A repeatedly as the window closes and cause the game to glitch out and let you hack a second time.