Resident Evil 4 Cheats for PS2

Collect all unlockables in the PlayStation 2 version of RE4

Resident Evil 4
Capcom

Like its predecessors, Resident Evil 4 features lots of unlockables including alternate outfits, post-game scenarios, and secret weapons. There's no single cheat code that unlocks everything in RE4, so you'll have to complete numerous challenges to see everything the PlayStation 2 version has to offer.

The following cheats apply to Evil Resident 4 on PS2; however, many of these cheats also work on the Gamecube, Xbox, and PS4 versions of Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 Post-Game Unlockables

Complete the main story on any difficulty to access most of the game's bonus content.

Unlockable Requirement
Mercenaries Mode Beat the main game.
Separate Ways (Ada's Scenario) Beat the main game.
Assignment Ada (Ada's Scenario) Beat the main game.
Professional Difficulty Beat the main game.
Alternate Title Screen Beat the main game.
Main Game Movie Gallery Beat the main game.
Separate Ways Movie Gallery Beat Separate Ways.

How to Unlock Alternate Outfits

After unlocking alternate costumes, you can select your outfit when you start a new game.

Outfit Requirement
Leon's RPD uniform Beat the main game.
Ashley pop star outfit Beat the main game.
Ada combat gear Beat the main game.
Leon's gangster outfit Beat Separate Ways.
Ashley's knight armor Beat Separate Ways.

Mercenaries Mode Unlockables

You'll get graded on your performance in each level you complete in Mercenaries mode. Getting high marks grants you new characters and weapons to play with in the Mercenaries levels.

Unlockable Requirement
Play as Ada Beat the Pueblo level with a four-star rank.
Play as Albert Wesker Beat the Waterworld with a four-star rank.
Play as Hunk Beat the Commando Base with a four-star rank.
Play as Jack Krauser Beat the Castle with a four-star rank.

How to Unlock Secret Weapons

Secret weapons can be purchased from the merchant after you start a new game.

Weapon Requirement
Matilda Beat the game.
Infinite Rocket Launcher Beat the main game.
Chicago Typewriter Machine Gun (in the main game) Beat Separate Ways.
Chicago Typewriter Machine Gun (in Separate Ways) Beat Assignment Ada.
P.R.L 412 Beat the main game on Professional difficulty.
Handcannon (in the main game) Get five stars on all Mercenaries mode levels with all the characters.
Punisher Shoot 10 of 15 blue medallions hidden throughout the game.

Ada Wong's Reports

Completing challenges in the Separate Ways scenario unlocks Ada's reports, which give you additional information about the characters in RE4.

Report Requirement
Report on Los Illuminados Complete Chapter 1 In Separate Ways.
Report on Luis Sera Complete Chapter 2 In Separate Ways.
Report on Jack Krauser Complete Chapter 3 In Separate Ways.
Report on Leon Scott Kennedy Complete Chapter 4 In Separate Ways.
Report on Albert Wesker Complete Chapter 5 in Separate Ways.

Resident Evil 4 Tips and Tricks

There are a few things the developers included in the game that serve no practical purpose, but they are fun to see.

Hat Trick and Strike a Pose

This can only be done if Leon is wearing his "gangster" outfit and has the Chicago Typewriter equipped. Hold R1 to take aim, then press square. This causes Leon to remove his hat, adjust it, then place it back on his head. Continue to do this. On the 4th time, Leon removes the hat, tosses it in the air, catches it, and then strikes a pose.

Heavy Ashley

When you unlock the knight costume for Ashley, not only is she too heavy to be hurt and picked up by Ganados, she'll give Leon some pain. When you need to catch her after jumping down, Leon goes down on a knee and holds his back in pain.

Perverted Leon

When you climb up a ladder with Ashley, wait until she comes up, then jump back down. You will then need to catch Ashley, but instead of doing that, aim your crosshairs until you see Ashley's skirt. She'll get angry and call you a pervert.

How to Make the Gatling Gun Appear Without the Red Monk

There's a glitch in the castle that prevents the red monk from operating the deadly Gatling gun. After chasing the monk through a series of rooms, you'll end up back in the turret room with the Gatling gun. That's when you can remove the threat:

  1. Immediately leave the torrent room and return to the main hall with the merchant.

  2. Save and quit the game.

  3. Load the game and re-enter the turret room.

  4. When you return to the turret room, the turret is raised, and the red monk is standing outside of the turret ring.

  5. Chase the red monk again.

How to Earn Bottle Caps in the Shooting Range

Shortly after entering the castle, you'll encounter the merchant near a blue door that leads to the shooting range. Look for these doors when you see the merchant to play a target practice mini-game. There are various types of challenges to try, and more are unlocked as you progress through the game. Score as many points as possible to earn bottle caps featuring the characters of RE4.

Bottle Cap Requirement
Ada Wong Score 4000 or more on Game Type A, or hit all targets in Game Type A.
Ashley Graham Score 3000 or more on Game Type A.
Bella Sisters Score 4000 or more on Game Type B, or hit all targets in Game Type B.
Don Diego Score 3000 or more on Game Type B.
Don Esteban Score 3000 or more on Game Type B.
Don Jose Score 3000 or more on Game Type B.
Don Manuel Score 3000 or more on Game Type B.
Don Pedro Score 4000 or more on Game Type C, or hit all targets in Game Type C.
Dr. Salvador Score 3000 or more on Game Type B.
J.J. Score 4000 or more on Game Type D, or hit all targets in Game Type D except Ashley.
Isabel Score 3000 or more on Game Type D.
Leader Zealot Score 3000 or more on Game Type C.
Leon With Handgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type A.
Leon With Rocket Launcher Score 3000 or more on Game Type A.
Leon With Shotgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type A.
Luis Sera Score 3000 or more on Game Type A.
Maria Score 3000 or more on Game Type D.
Merchant Score 3000 or more on Game Type C.
Soldier With Dynamite Score 3000 or more on Game Type D.
Soldier With Hammer Score 3000 or more on Game Type D.
Soldier With Stun-rod Score 3000 or more on Game Type D.
Zealot With Bowgun Score 3000 or more on Game Type C.
Zealot With Scythe Score 3000 or more on Game Type C.
Zealot With Shield Score 3000 or more on Game Type C.

In the shooting ranges, there is a back wall which looks like the castle and the surrounding area. If you shoot the stars on the back wall, a meteor comes down and destroys the targets that are currently up in the range.