The Suffering Cheats for PlayStation 2

Unlock weapons, instantly restore health, and see every ending on PS2

The Suffering PS2 product artwork

 Midway Games

Released in 2004, The Suffering is a first/third person shooter with a supernatural horror theme. In addition to multiple endings, the PS2 version of The Suffering has cheat codes that unlock secret weapons, instantly restore health, and even change the appearance of the game.

These cheats are exclusively for the PlayStation 2 version of The Suffering.

The Suffering Cheat Codes

To enter cheat codes, hold R1 + L1 + X and press the button combinations below at any time while playing. Most cheats can be disabled by re-entering the code.

Effect Cheat Code
Psychedelic mode Left, Left, R2, Right, Right, R2, Up, Up, R2, Down, Down, R2
New family pic Up, Right, Up, Right, Up, Right, R2
Fade to black Down, Down, Down, Down
Bloody family pic Left, Down, Left, Down, Left, Down, R2
Frag grenades Right, Right, Right, Left, Left, Left
Full health Down, Down, Down, R2, Up, Up, Down, Up, R2
Unlock all maps Left, Right, Down, Right, R2, Left, Up, Left
Unlock all weapons and items (except Gonzo Gun) Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, R2, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Right, Down, Left, R2, Down, Down, Down, R2, R2
Unlock flamethrower Up, Up, Up, Right, Right, Right
Unlock Gonzo Gun Left, R2, R2, R2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Up, R2, R2, R2, Down, Up, Down, Up, R2
Black and white film mode Up, R2, Left, R2, Down, R2, Right, R2
Information hog Right, Left, Up, Left, R2, Right, Down, Right
Raise evil level Left, Left, Down, Up
Raise good level Up, Up, Right, Up
Unlock molotov cocktails Down, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up
Overcome insanity Right, Right, Right, R2, Left, Left, Right, Left, R2
Refill flashlight Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Right, Down, Left, R2
Refill thrown weapon ammo Left, Left, Up, Down, Right, Left, Right, Right, R2
Refill gun ammo Right, Right, Down, Up, Left, Right, Left, Left, R2
Bloody appearance Up, Down, Left, Right
Unlock shotgun with full ammo Left, Left, Left, Down, Down, Down
Clean appearance Down, Up, Right, Left
Commit suicide Down, Down, Down, Down, R2
Xombium bottle full Right, Right, Up, Up, R2, Left, Right, R2, Right, Up, Right, R2

Hold R1 + L1 + X until the full code is entered.

The Suffering Endings Guide

After completing the story, you'll see one of three endings depending on choices you made throughout the game.

Ending How to Unlock
Good Ending Make "good" decisions (save and help other characters when possible).
Bad Ending Make "bad" decisions (kill characters or leave them for dead).
Monster Ending Use the monster transformation throughout the most of the game.

The Suffering Unlockables

Beat the game at least three times to unlock all bonus content.

Unlockable How to Unlock
Torque's Family Archives See the Good ending.
Torque's Archives See the Bad ending.
Monster Archives See the Monster ending.

Alternate Opening Level

After beating the game on any difficulty, start a new game to play an alternate introduction sequence. Jump on the crow when it lands to turn on director commentary for the level.

Flashlight Glitch

If your flashlight battery is running low, save and quit the game. When you reload your save file, your flashlight stays on indefinitely until you turn it off.

The Suffering Easter Eggs

The Suffering includes numerous pop culture references. Keep an eye out for tributes to the movies "The Ring," "The Shining," and "The Crucible" as well as nods to the bands Tool and Iron Maiden.