Hints for Mass Effect 2
Complete each one of these achievements to receive the allotted gamerscores:
Mission Accomplished (125) – Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.
Insanity (75) – Complete the game on the “Insanity” difficulty level without changing the setting.
No One Left Behind (75) – Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.
Long Service Medal (75) – Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once with a character imported from Mass Effect 1.
Agent (50) – Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.
Paramour (50) – Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate.
Suicide Mission (50) – Use the Omega 4 Relay.
Colony Defense (25) – Defend a human colony from attack.
Ghost Ship (25) – Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.
Revenge! (15) – Gain the loyalty of the mercenary.
Power Full (15) – Evolve any power.
Highly Trained (15) – View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard’s private terminal.
Overload Specialist (15) – Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.
Warp Specialist (15) – Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.
Incineration Specialist (15) – Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.
Operative (15) – Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.
Weapon Specialist (15) – Fully upgrade a weapon.
Against All Odds (15) – Survive suicide mission.
Scholar (15) – Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries.
Technician (15) – Obtain 10 technology upgrades.
Master at Arms (15) – Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game.
Scientist (10) – Complete any research project in the Normandy’s laboratory.
The Convict (10) – Successfully recruit the biotic Convict.
The Krogan (10) – Successfully recruit the krogan.
The Archangel (10) – Successfully recruit Archangel.
The Professor (10) – Successfully recruit the Professor.
The Quarian (10) – Successfully recruit the quarian.
The Justicar (10) – Successfully recruit the Justicar.
The Assassin (10) – Successfully recruit the Assassin.
Very Elusive (10) – Return to active duty.
Friend or Foe (10) – Obtain geth technology.
Battlemaster (10) – Gain the loyalty of the krogan.
Fade Away (10) – Gain the loyalty of Archangel.
The Cure (10) – Gain the loyalty of the Professor.
Treason (10) – Gain the loyalty of the quarian.
The Prodigal (10) – Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer.
Ghost of the Father (10) – Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative.
Catharsis (10) – Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict.
Doppelganger (10) – Help the Justicar resolve her mission.
Cat’s in the Cradle (10) – Gain the loyalty of the Assassin.
A House Divided (10) – Hack a geth collective.
Head Hunter (10) – Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.
Brawler (10) – Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they’re knocked back by a punch.
Big Game Hunter (10) – Thresher Maw defeated.
Tactician (10) – Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.
Explorer (10) – Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.
Power Gamer (10) – Reach Level 30 with one character.
Merciless (10) – Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.
Fashionista (5) – Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy.
Prospector (5) – Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map.
Missing in Action (5) – Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.
Unlock Alternate Color Schemes and Loyalty Skills
New Colors for Party Members – Complete a party member’s loyalty mission.
Unlock Loyalty Skills – Complete the Loyalty missions for each of your party members to unlock their individuals skills.
If You still have a saved game file from the original Mass Effect and use that profile in Mass Effect 2 to get the following bonuses: experience points based on your previous level; resources for weapon and armor upgrades; and Paragon and Renegade Points (including a bonus if you have the maximum amount of either Paragon or Renegade points).
Character Benefit Unlockables
If You attain certain achievements You’ll gain benefits on future plays through the game. Here is a list of achievement and the gains You can do.
5% Increase in Weapon Damage – Complete the Game Twice on any Difficulty
10% Shield Increase – Sustain More Shield Damage than Health Damage on One Playthrough
+5% Experience Bonus – Reach 50th level with one character
+10% Health Bonus – Kill 150 Organic Beings
+10% Shield Bonus – Kill 250 Synthetics
+25% Marksman Cooldown Bonus – Attain 150 Kills with Pistol
+10% Experience Bonus – Complete 75% of Game
+10% Hardening Bonus – Complete 75% of Game with Ashley in Squad
10% Reduced Cooldown for Sabotage and AI Hacking – Complete 75% of Game with Tali in Squad
10% Reduced Cooldown for Overload and Damping – Complete 75% of Game with Garrusin Squad
10% Reduced Cooldown for Lift and Throw – Complete 75% of Game with Kaiden in Squad
10% Reduced Cooldown for Barrier and Stasis – Complete 75% of Game with Liara in Squad
Spectre Grade Weapons for Purchase – Attain 1,000,000 Credits in your Wallet.
Sniper Rifle Skill for New Characters – Attain 150 Kills with Sniper Rifle
Assault Rifle Skill for New Characters – Attain 150 Kills with Assault Rifle
Shotgun Skill for New Characters – Attain 150 Kills with Shotgun
Electronics Skill for New Characters – Use Overload 75 Times
Decryption Skill for New Characters – Use Sabotage 75 Times
Shielding Skill for New Characters – Use Dampening 75 Times
Lift Skill (for non-biotics) – Use Lift 75 Times
Unlocks “Singularity” skill for future characters – Use “Singularity” 75 times
Regenerate 1 Health per Second – Complete 75% of Game with Wrex in Squad
First Aid Skill for New Characters – Use 150 Medi-gel
Throw Skill for New Characters – Use Throw 75 Times
Statis Skill for New Characters – Use Statis 75 Times
Barrier Skill for New Characters – Use Barrier 75 Times
Warp Skill for New Characters – Use Warp 75 Times
Medicine Skill for New Characters – Use Neural Hacking 75 Times
Hacking Skill for New Characters – Use AI Hacking 75 Times
You have to enable the console first by going to Documents>BioWare>Mass Effect>Config on your computer. Then open file BIOInput in Notepad. Find the line [Engine.Console] and under it add the line ConsoleKey=Tilde. Then when playing the game simply press the tilde key to open the console, then type in the desired cheat.
GiveAllArmor – Gives all Armors
GiveAllOmniTools – Gives Omni Tool, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllBioamps – Gives Bio Amps, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllGrenades xs – Give all grenades, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllWeapons xs – Give all weapons, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllArmor xs – Give all armor, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllArmorHuman xs – Give all human armor, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllArmorTurian xs – Give all Turian armor, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllArmorQuarian xs – Give all quarian armor, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllArmorKrogan xs – Give all krogan armor, replace the xs with the name of the manufactuer
GiveAllXMods – Give all Weapons and Armor Mods
giveall – gives you everything exept for armor.
givetalentpoints # – replace # with the desired amount of talent points.
ghost – walk through walls
fly – enable fly mode. very awkward controls.
walk – return to normal on foot control
setparagon # – replace # with desired amount of paragon points
setrenegade # – replace # with desired amount of renegade points
givexp # – replace # with desired amount of experience points
teleport – Move player to location specified by crosshairs
adjustcredits # – replace # with the desired amount of credits
givesuperarmor – Give Super Armor
givesupergun – Give Super Gun
AdjustCredits (plus or minus number) – Increments or decrements the party’s credits.
InitCredits (number) – Sets the party credits to this amount.
initgrenades # – Set number of grenades
unlockachievement # – Unlock Achievements
givebonustalent # – Gives a bonus talent
initmedigel X – Sets amount of medi-gel to the number requested.