Resident Evil 2 Walkthrough, Cheats, and Codes

Enter the world of survival horror for the second time all over again

Tyrant gets disemboweled in Resident Evil 2 for PS4.

The remake of Resident Evil 2 is much more than just an HD remaster. While fans of the original will feel like they’re in familiar territory, they’ll be met with new puzzles, new enemies, and new secrets to discover. Our Resident Evil 2 walkthrough covers how to unlock all extras and achieve the S+ rank in every scenario.

The following Resident Evil 2 cheats apply to the 2019 remake for PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

How to See Every Ending in Resident Evil 2

There are four main scenarios in Resident Evil 2, each with their own unique ending. Like the original game, players initially have the option to play as Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield. Whichever character you choose, the puzzles and enemies you’ll encounter will be largely the same, but you’ll meet different characters and use different weapons. Leon’s scenario is slightly more difficult because there are two additional boss fights.

Complete the game as Claire or Leon to unlock an alternate scenario for the other character. In the B scenarios, some puzzle solutions are different, and you will traverse certain locations in a different order. There is also a new end boss you must defeat to see the “true” ending.

How to Unlock Everything in Resident Evil 2

When you unlock a secret weapon, it will appear in the item box during your next playthrough. New game modes will appear in the main menus. Unlock secrets by completing the specified tasks:

Resident Evil 2 Unlockables
Unlockable Requirement

Claire B scenario

Finish either of Leon’s scenarios on any difficulty.
Leon B scenario Finish either of Claire’s scenarios on any difficulty.

Indestructible Combat Knife

Destroy all 15 Mr. Raccoon bobbleheads.

Submachine Gun with infinite ammo

Achieve an S rank in any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.

Minigun with infinite ammo

Achieve an S+ rank in either of Claire’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.
ATM-4 Rocket Launcher with infinite ammo Achieve an S+ rank in either of Leon’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.

Infinite ammo Samurai Edge Pistol

Achieve an S rank in any scenario on Normal difficulty.
The 4th Survivor scenario Finish Leon or Claire’s B scenario on any difficulty.

The Tofu Survivor scenario

Finish the 4th Survivor scenario.

Konjac and Uiro-Mochi in The Tofu Survivor scenario

Finish The Tofu Survivor scenario with Tofu.
Flan and Annin Tofu (only in The Tofu Survivor scenario) Finish The Tofu Survivor scenario with Konjac or Uiro-Mochi.

How to Unlock Alternate Costumes

To switch costumes, press Options on your controller, then select Costumes from the menu. You'll unlock more costumes once you meet certain requirements:

Resident Evil 2 Alternate Costumes Guide
Costume Requirement

Alternative costumes for Leon and Claire

Finish the game with either character.
Casual costume for Leon Finish either of Leon's scenarios.

Classic Police (injured) for Leon

Finish any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.
Classic Tank Top for Claire Finish any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.

Jacket costume for Claire

Finish either of Claire's scenarios.
Police costume for Leon Finish either of Leon's scenarios.

Tank Top costume for Claire

Finish either of Claire's scenarios.
Ada with no trench coat Equip Leon's alternate costume while playing as Ada.

You will also unlock extra accessories as you complete the optional modes, and more costumes can be purchased as DLC.

How to Earn S and S+ Ranks

When you finish the game, you’ll be graded based on your performance. The highest ranking you can get is S+, but the grading scale is different depending on how you play the game:

Resident Evil 2 S+ Rank Guide
Rank Requirement

S Rank (A scenario, Standard difficulty)

Finish the game in under 3.5 hours.

S Rank (B scenario, Standard difficulty)

Finish the game in under 3 hours.

S Rank (A scenario, Hardcore difficulty)

Finish the game in under 2.5 hours.
S Rank (B scenario, Hardcore difficulty) Finish the game in under 2 hours.
S+ Rank (A scenario, Standard difficulty) Finish the game in under 3.5 hours, don't use infinite guns, don't save more than three times.
S+ Rank (B scenario, Standard difficulty) Finish the game in under 3 hours, don't use infinite guns, don't save more than three times.
S+ Rank (A scenario, Hardcore difficulty) Finish the game in under 2.5 hours, don't use infinite guns, don't save more than three times.
S Rank (B scenario, Hardcore difficulty) Finish the game in under 2 hours, don't use infinite guns, don't save more than three times.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Puzzle Solutions

Clues for solving puzzles can be found by exploring your surroundings, or you can just use this guide:

Resident Evil 2 Cheats
Puzzle Solution

Lion statue (A scenario)

Lion, Branch, Bird
Lion statue (B scenario) Crown, Flame, Bird

Unicorn statue (A scenario)

Fish, Scorpion, Vase
Unicorn statue (B scenario) Twins, Scale, Snake

Maiden statue (A scenario)

Woman, Bow, Snake
Maiden statue (B scenario) Ram, Harp, Bird

Leon’s desk

Left lock: NED; right lock: MRG
Police station 3F lock DCM

Men's locker room lock

CAP
West office safe Left 9, right 15, left 7

Waiting room safe

Left 6, right 2, left 11
Control room lock SZF

Chess puzzle (A Scenario)

Right Wall: Pawn, Queen, King; Left Wall: Bishop, Rook, Knight
Chess puzzle (B Scenario) Right Wall: Pawn, Rook, Knight; Left Wall: Queen, Bishop, King

Treatment pool room safe

Left 2, right 12, left 8

Greenhouse control room codes (A scenario)

3123; 2067

Greenhouse control room codes (B scenario)

2048; 5831

How to See Rebecca Chambers in Resident Evil 2

While exploring the sewers in any of the main scenarios, you’ll find a roll of film in the upper-floor workroom. Backtrack to the police station darkroom to develop the film, which will reveal a picture of a desk next to a flag.

Go to the S.T.A.R.S. office and inspect the suspicious desk to discover a wooden box. Examine it to reveal an upgrade for your weapon. Now, check the same drawer on the desk again to find yet another roll of film. Develop it to see a photo of Rebecca Chambers from the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero.

How to Earn Every Trophy in Resident Evil 2

To unlock every trophy in the RE 2 remake, expect to play through every scenario at least once.

Resident Evil 2 Trophy Guide
Trophy Requirement

Raccoon City Native

Earn every trophy.
Hardcore College Student Finish either of Claire's scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.

Hardcore Rookie

Finish either of Leon's scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.

A Hero Emerges

Finish either of Leon's scenarios on any difficulty.
A Heroine Emerges Finish either of Claire's scenarios on any difficulty.
A Small Carbon Footprint Take less than 14,000 steps during one playthrough.
Complete Vermin Extermination Destroy every Mr. Raccoon bobblehead.

Frugalist

Finish any scenario without using a recovery item.

Minimalist

Finish any scenario without opening an item box.
A Vault-like Mind Open a portable safe.

Master of Unlocking

Open every safe and lock in the game.
A Waist of Space  Find every hip pouch.
Bon Appétit Shove a grenade in an enemy's mouth and shoot it.
Customizer Customize any weapon.

Don't Need No Stinkin' Gun

Defeat any enemy with the knife.
Eat This! Counterattack using a sub-weapon.
First Break-In Open a dial safe.

Hats Off!

Shoot Tyrant's hat off his head.
Hip to Add Squares Find a hip pouch.
Keep Their Heads Ringin' Use a stun grenade against a licker.

Like Skeet Shooting

Shoot a lunging enemy out of the air.
Lore Explorer Read every file.
That'll Hold 'Em Board up a window.

The Basics of Survival

Combine two items.
Treasure Hunter Find 2 hidden items using photo clues. 
Vermin Extermination Destroy a bobblehead.

Zombie Roundup

 

Destroy three enemies at once using a sub-weapon.
Leon "S." Kennedy Earn an S rank with Leon.
Sizzling Scarlet Hero Earn an S rank with Claire.

Broken Umbrella

See the true ending.
A Great Need for a Shower Escape the sewers.
Gotcha! Beat G Stage 2 using the crane just once.

Grim Reaper

Finish The 4th Survivor scenario.

Hide and Seek Finish Sherry's section.
Hack Complete Finish Ada's section.

In the Blink of an Eye

Beat Super Tyrant with five minutes to spare.
One Slick Super-spy Finish Ada's section without using a weapon.
Never-Ending Rain Escape the police station.

Path to the Goddess

Solve the Goddess Statue puzzle.

Young Escapee

Escape the bedroom in 60 seconds or less during Sherry's section.
Welcome to the City of the Dead Enter the police station.
With Time to Spare Beat G Stage 4 with four minutes left until detonation.

Got 'Em

Destroy every bobblehead hidden in The Ghost Survivors mode.
Hell of a Sheriff Finish the No Way Out scenario.