Tomb Raider II PlayStation Cheats and Tips Guide

Get all weapons, infinite flares, and more

Lara Croft walking a hallway in Tomb Raider II

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Tomb Raider II is an action-adventure game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive on Windows PC in 1997. It was later ported to other platforms, including PlayStation, iOS, and Android. Lara Croft's second outing revolves around the mystical Dagger of Xian, which the Emperor of China used to command his armies. Retrieving the priceless artifact isn't easy, though, so here's a list of cheats and tips to help you out.

This guide specifically refers to the PlayStation version of Tomb Raider II.

Tomb Raider II Cheats

Use the following cheats during gameplay.

Cheat Code Effect
Sidestep left, sidestep right, sidestep left, walk back one step, walk forward one step. Then release R1 and spin at least three complete circles in any direction. Then, perform a backward jump and do a turn in mid-air by pressing Down + Square, Circle. Unlocks all weapons.
Walk forward one step, walk back one step. Hold walk while you spin three complete circles in any direction. Then jump backward. Makes Lara explode.
Sidestep left, sidestep right, sidestep left, walk back one step, walk forward one step. Then release R1 and spin at least three complete circles in any direction. Then, perform a forward jump and do a turn in mid-air by pressing Up + Square, Circle on the controller. Skip levels.
Enable the All Weapons or Level Skip code. Then, press Triangle to pull out Lara's guns and press L2. A flare will appear even if you don't have any in your inventory. Infinite flares.

How to Use D-Pad Controller Commands

Use the D-Pad on the game controller for certain basic commands in Tomb Raider II. To walk, hold R1 and press D-Pad in the indicated direction. To sidestep, hold R2 and press D-Pad in the indicated direction. Release R1 and R2 when jumping or spinning.

Listen to the Tomb Raider II Soundtrack on a CD Player

If you have a physical copy of the game, insert the disc into an audio CD player. Go to track #2 or higher to hear the game's music and voice-over narrations.

Get Rid of That Pesky Butler

Want to make the butler stop following you around the mansion? Go into the kitchen and walk into the freezer. Wait for the butler to arrive. When he enters the freezer, jump over him and close him inside. He'll be fine.

Find the Secret Room

Lara has a secret room in her mansion. To find it, go into the maze and take all lefts, then a right. You'll see a brick wall, then two openings. Take the opening on the right and fall into the hole. Travel until you see a button on the wall. Push it to open the secret room in the mansion. The door is on a timer, so you'll have to get to it fast if you want to get inside the room.

How to Do a Handstand

This won't help you beat up bad guys, but it looks cool. Hold the Walk button while Lara is hanging from a ledge, then press Up to watch her perform a handstand.