Resident Evil 2 Walkthrough, Cheats, and Codes

Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the classic 1998 survival horror video game of the same name. It was developed and published by Capcom in 2019. The remake 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 walkthrough covers how to unlock all extras and achieve the S+ rank in every scenario.

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

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 encounter are largely the same, but you 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 either Claire or Leon to unlock an alternate scenario for the other character. In the B scenarios, some puzzle solutions are different, and you traverse certain locations in a different order. There's 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 appears in the item box during your next playthrough. New game modes appear in the main menus. Unlock secrets by completing the specified tasks:

How to Unlock Weapons and Scenarios
Here's how to get Resident Evil 2's infinite ammo weapons and extra scenarios:

UnlockableRequirement
Claire B ScenarioFinish either of Leon’s scenarios on any difficulty.
Leon B ScenarioFinish either of Claire’s scenarios on any difficulty.
Indestructible Combat KnifeDestroy all 15 Mr. Raccoon bobbleheads.
Submachine Gun with Infinite AmmoAchieve an S rank in any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.
Minigun with Infinite AmmoAchieve an S+ rank in either of Claire’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.
ATM-4 Rocket Launcher with Infinite AmmoAchieve an S+ rank in either of Leon’s scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.
Infinite Ammo Samurai Edge PistolAchieve an S rank in any scenario on Normal difficulty.
The 4th Survivor ScenarioFinish Leon or Claire’s B scenario on any difficulty.
The Tofu Survivor ScenarioFinish the 4th Survivor scenario.
Konjac and Uiro-Mochi in The Tofu Survivor ScenarioFinish 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 unlock more costumes once you meet certain requirements:

CostumeRequirement
Alternative Costumes for Leon and ClaireFinish the game with either character.
Casual Costume for LeonFinish either of Leon's scenarios.
Classic Police (Injured) for LeonFinish any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.
Classic Tank Top for ClaireFinish any scenario on Hardcore difficulty.
Jacket Costume for ClaireFinish either of Claire's scenarios.
Police Costume for LeonFinish either of Leon's scenarios.
Tank Top Costume for ClaireFinish either of Claire's scenarios.
Ada With No Trench CoatEquip Leon's alternate costume while playing as Ada.

Tip: You 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’re graded based on your performance. The highest rank you can get is S+, but the grading scale is different depending on how you play the game.

RankRequirement
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.

PuzzleSolution
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 DeskLeft lock: NED; right lock: MRG
Police Station 3F LockDCM
Men's Locker Room LockCAP
West Office SafeLeft 9, right 15, left 7
Waiting Room SafeLeft 6, right 2, left 11
Control Room LockSZF
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 SafeLeft 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
While exploring the sewers in any of the main scenarios, you can find a roll of film in the upper-floor workroom. Backtrack to the police station darkroom to develop the film, which reveals 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/Achievement
To unlock every trophy/achievement in the RE 2 remake, expect to play through every scenario at least once.

TrophyRequirement
Raccoon City NativeEarn every trophy.
Hardcore College StudentFinish either of Claire's scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.
Hardcore RookieFinish either of Leon's scenarios on Hardcore difficulty.
A Hero EmergesFinish either of Leon's scenarios on any difficulty.
A Heroine EmergesFinish either of Claire's scenarios on any difficulty.
A Small Carbon FootprintTake less than 14,000 steps during one playthrough.
Complete Vermin ExterminationDestroy every Mr. Raccoon bobblehead.
FrugalistFinish any scenario without using a recovery item.
MinimalistFinish any scenario without opening an item box.
A Vault-like MindOpen a portable safe.
Master of UnlockingOpen every safe and lock in the game.
A Waist of Space Find every hip pouch.
Bon App├ętitShove a grenade in an enemy's mouth and shoot it.
CustomizerCustomize any weapon.
Don't Need No Stinkin' GunDefeat any enemy with the knife.
Eat This!Counterattack using a sub-weapon.
First Break-InOpen a dial safe.
Hats Off!Shoot Tyrant's hat off his head.
Hip to Add SquaresFind a hip pouch.
Keep Their Heads Ringin'Use a stun grenade against a Licker.
Like Skeet ShootingShoot a lunging enemy out of the air.
Lore ExplorerRead every file.
That'll Hold 'EmBoard up a window.
The Basics of SurvivalCombine two items.
Treasure HunterFind two hidden items using photo clues.
Vermin ExterminationDestroy a bobblehead.
Zombie RoundupDestroy three enemies at once using a sub-weapon.
Leon "S." KennedyEarn an S rank with Leon.
Sizzling Scarlet HeroEarn an S rank with Claire.
Broken UmbrellaSee the true ending.
A Great Need for a ShowerEscape the sewers.
Gotcha!Beat G Stage 2 using the crane just once.
Grim ReaperFinish The 4th Survivor scenario.
Hide and SeekFinish Sherry's section.
Hack CompleteFinish Ada's section.
In the Blink of an EyeBeat Super Tyrant with five minutes to spare.
One Slick Super-spyFinish Ada's section without using a weapon.
Never-Ending RainEscape the police station.
Path to the GoddessSolve the Goddess Statue puzzle.
Young EscapeeEscape the bedroom in 60 seconds or less during Sherry's section.
Welcome to the City of the DeadEnter the police station.
With Time to SpareBeat G Stage 4 with four minutes left until detonation.
Got 'EmDestroy every bobblehead hidden in The Ghost Survivors mode.
Hell of a SheriffFinish the No Way Out scenario.
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