Dead Space Xbox 360 Cheats

Rating 4

Final Boss strategy

Though huge, it is very easy to kill. Note: The following was done under the Medium difficulty setting. When the fight begins, notice that you are "caged in" by the Boss' tentacles. Shoot the yellow "blooms" around the Boss' mouth. However, upon shooting a couple of them, the boss grabs you, holding you in the air. During this time, it appears that you are helpless. Aim whatever weapon you are using at the time and shoot the yellow blooms. After a couple shots you will be dropped. The Boss will then start slamming its tentacles at you more frequently. They are very easy to avoid. Strafe left to right constantly. They will never hit you. The Boss will roar, shoot a few exploding cells at you, or will drop enemy pods upon you. This is part is also easy, considering it is usually only two small Necromorphs. After destroying the blooms, you will notice a "caged" area underneath the beast. Under this rib cage lies its many hearts. Again, use same strategy with the whole tentacle scenario. After a few times, the Boss will have his fit and open up again. Unload and the Boss will come tumbling down.

Rating 4

Leviathan strategy

Take out the tentacles and, when the center opens, aim for the orange ball. Take the explosive canisters or the Lathan pod and launch them in the center.

Rating 2

Completion bonuses

Complete the game and load your cleared saved game file to receive the following bonuses:

  • 10 Power Nodes
  • 50,000 credits
  • Backstory log entries
  • Impossible difficulty mode
  • Level 6 Military suit schematic
  • New Game+

10 power nodes Complete the game on any difficulty level.
50,000 credits Complete the game on any difficulty level.
Backstory Logs Complete the game on any difficulty.
Impossible Difficulty Setting Complete the game on medium difficulty.
Military Suit Complete the game on medium difficulty.

Rating 2

Cheat Codes

Activate the following cheats by pausing the game and entering the corresponding codes. Note: Some codes can only be enabled once per game:

+1,000 credits X(3), Y, X.
+10,000 credits X, Y(3), X(2), Y.
+2 Nodes Y, X(3), Y.
+2,000 credits X(3), Y(2).
+5 Nodes Y, X, Y, X(2), Y, X(2), Y, X(2), Y.
+5,000 credits X(3), Y, X, Y.
Refill Stasis and Kinesis energy X, Y(2), X, Y.
Refill oxygen X(2), Y(3).

Rating 2

Finding the Peng treasure

Peng is located on the flight deck on Chapter 11. When in the flight room where your ship "used" to be, look between the walkways to notice the gap between Runway 1 and 2 by the shuttle in the Flight Hangar. You should see a very small statue that has a golden appearance. Pick it up with kinesis and you will receive the Peng treasure (and unlock the trophy). It can also be sold for 30,000 credits.

Rating 2

Easy credits hints

  • Buy the Contact Gun as soon as possible. Ammo for it will start appearing around the ship. Sell all of the unneeded ammunition for it for 1,000 credits per unit.

  • Sell your Plasma Cutter at the store. It will fetch plenty of credits, but a new one is completely free. This is helpful for the max up challenge, because you can now buy about another seven nodes.

  • In Chapter 2, when you enter the Zero G Therapy area, there is a hole on the right side of the room along with debris blocking the hallway to other side and where you can see the planet. Once you go through the room on the left and get to the other side, back up to the debris. You can see something flashing outside in the direction of the planet--it is10,000 credits.

Rating 2

Secret message key

  • In Chapter 1, just after repairing the claw for the tram, hit your objective finder. Follow the blue line into the hall way where you need to go, then stop as soon as you enter the hallway and look up at the catwalk above your head. Ignore the alien for now. Proceed until you find the first corridor on the right. Walk into it there to see writing in an alien language all over. Look down there to see a message that says in English that reads "Don't listen to their lies, read what they're really saying." Continue reading to find a key that shows the alien language, and below that the corresponding are English letters from A to Z and 1 through 0. Although not everything will be legible, you should be able to decipher enough to understand what is written.

  • In Chapter 6, after you fight the final creature that spills the gas out, there is a dim flashing sign just before the anti-gravity area. This is a codex for some of the letters and all of the numbers in the alien language.

Rating 1

Easy ammo hint

When you are out of ammo but have a bench and several Power Nodes, you can refill the ammunition in a weapon to its new maximum by upgrading to a capacity node in that weapon. Note: This will also restore your health and help save medpacks.

Rating 1


A Cut Above (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Ripper.
Air Alert (10 points) Zero-G Jump over 100 times.
All Systems Go (20 points) Beat Chapter 3.
Armstrong (10 points) Shoot 50 objects using Kinesis.
Autofire (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Pulse Rifle.
Betrayed (20 points) Beat Chapter 11.
Big Spender (10 points) Spend 300,000 credits at the store.
Brawler (10 points) Kill at least 30 enemies with a melee attack.
Brute Force (15 points) Kill a Brute.
Butcher (40 points) Dismember 1000 Limbs.
Cannon Fodder (20 points) Beat Chapter 4.
Crackshot (5 points) Achieve a perfect score in the Shooting Gallery.
Dead On Arrival (20 points) Beat Chapter 1.
Don't get cocky, kid (10 points) Survive the ADS Cannon with over 50% shield strength remaining.
Epic Tier 3 Engineer (150 points) Beat the game on the hardest difficulty.
Eviscerator (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Line Gun.
Exodus (20 points) Beat Chapter 12.
Exterminator (15 points) Kill the Leviathan.
Freeze (15 points) Use Stasis on 50 enemies.
Full Arsenal (30 points) Own every Weapon in the game.
Full Contact (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Contact Beam.
Get off my ship! (15 points) Kill the Slug Boss.
Greenhouse Effect (20 points) Beat Chapter 6.
Keeper of the Faith (20 points) Beat Chapter 10.
Kickin it (10 points) Escape from a Lurker's grab attack 10 times.
Lab Rat (20 points) Beat Chapter 2.
Legend Teller (40 points) Collect 150 Logs.
Live With The Hot Ones (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Flamethrower.
Marksman (5 points) Dismember 20 Limbs.
Maxed Out (75 points) Upgrade all weapons and equipment.
Merchant (10 points) Collect 8 schematics.
Mindless Prey (30 points) Kill the Hive Mind.
One Gun (40 points) Beat the game using only the Plasma Cutter.
Pack Rat (10 points) Store 25 Items in the Safe.
Playing Catch (10 points) Catch a Brute or Leviathan Pod using Kinesis.
Pusher (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Force Gun.
Ragdoll Check (5 points) Force an enemy into a Gravity Panel 5 times.
S.O.S. (20 points) Beat Chapter 7.
Slugger (10 points) Kill the Slug Boss with more than 50% shield strength remaining.
Story Teller (20 points) Collect 75 Logs.
Strange Transmissions (20 points) Beat Chapter 8.
Surgeon (20 points) Dismember 500 Limbs.
Survivor (50 points) Beat the game.
There's Always Peng! (15 points) Find the Peng Treasure.
Tool Time (10 points) Kill 30 enemies with the Plasma Cutter.
True Believer (20 points) Beat Chapter 5.
Wreckage (20 points) Beat Chapter 9.
Z-Baller (5 points) Beat Level 6 in Zero-G Basketball.

Rating 1

Acquire alien language codex

In chapter 6, after you battle the ultimate creature, there is a flashing sign just before the anti-gravity area; this is a codex for the alien language.

Rating 1

Secret Chapters message

Note: Spoiler alert! The first letter in each of the 12 chapter titles spell out a major plot revelation that reads: "Nicole is Dead."

Rating 0

Prevent Necromorphs

When there are tonsof dead human bodies around, stamp on them to decapitate some limbs. This prevents them from being turned into Necromorphs if one of the sting ray-like Necromorphs that brings them to life appears.

Rating 0

"Kill 30 enemy" achievement hint

For every weapon you find during the game, there is an achievement awarded when you kill thirty enemies with that weapon. However, some weapons are weaker than others (for example, the flamethrower) and are much harder to complete. The easiest way to get these achievements is to find a Guardian (fat blob on the wall that shoots out pods) and kill its pods. Each pod counts as a kill, and it will keep re-spawning pods as long as you don't kill it. You can get all the thirty kill trophies from one Guardian as long as you have enough ammo.

Rating 0

Easy credits

Buy the contact gun and its ammo will begin appearing around the ship; sell all of the ammo you acquire for scores of credits.

Rating 0

Hunter strategy

The Hunter is a regenerating Necromorph that is pretty much immortal. The first time you encounter him is tough and you just have to run. It is best to shoot off his legs because he does not regenerate them instantly. He is much slower without legs. Freeze him and he will be taken away. When facing him again in a later act, use the same strategy, then fry him with the rocket engines. Collect the Power Node that it drops.

Rating 0

Slowing the regenerating hunter

To slow down the regenerating hunter for the longest time possible, cut off all the limbs with the plasma cutter. Then, shoot the hunter with the stasis field (if it is charged). This will allow you to get around and away from it while focusing elsewhere.

Rating 0

New game +

To unlock New Game+, beat the game. Save and load your cleared save data. You'll start on the same difficulty, but with all your upgraded equipment, extra nodes, credits, and plans for the military suit.