Cheats Codes and Hints for PS2s's 'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames'

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Pandemic Studios / Electronic Arts

The following cheat codes are available for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, an action-adventure, third-person shooter video game that is published by Electronic Arts and was developed by Pandemic Studios. The following cheat codes are for the PlayStation 2 video game console and must be entered in the Faction menu, after pressing Select. You will hear a sound that will confirm you've entered the correct code.

Cheat Codes

$1,000,000 — Right, Down, Left, Up, Up, Left, Down, Right

Full Fuel Cheat Code — Right, Down, Left, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up

Infinite Ammo Cheat Code Right, Left, Right, Right, Left, Right, Left, Left

Infinite HealthCheat Code Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right

Reset All Factions To Neutral Cheat Code Up, Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Right, Left

Additional Hints and Tips

Cash from Hostiles — Hostile (and friendly!) units usually drop weapons and cash when you kill them.

The Sliding Crouch — If you use the zoom function while sprinting the Merc will slide into a crouched position.

Melee Bash When Needed — If there is a vehicle, debris or some another annoying object blocking your path you can melee bash it out of the way!

More Cashola — Humans often drop weapons, ammo, and money when they die.

Small Fuel Tanks — When destroyed, vehicles often leave behind fuel tanks! You can recover these tanks to quickly obtain small amounts of fuel.

Play it Safe, Sometimes — Use your binoculars to scout out combat encounters and uncover the faction identities of units from a distance.

This is not Forza — If you're driving a fast vehicle and need to quickly slide into a turn, use the handbrake.

I Said Recruit, and Move Out — Recruiting a helicopter pilot will allow you to travel quickly to destinations you find (and secure from enemies) out in the world.

Ding! Delivery is Here — If you add a helicopter pilot to your PMC you'll be able to get supplies and vehicles delivered into you in the field.

Suck them Dry! — Having a helicopter pilot at the PMC will allow you to extract fuel, munitions and large cash bundles from the world. However, if those items belong to a faction, make sure they don't see you do it!

Put a Cape on — If you enter a faction's vehicle and nobody sees you do it, you will be disguised as a member of that faction! But, don't forget that if you stay around long enough in their presence the faction will discover who you really are!

Get That Crap Fixed — Adding a mechanic to your PMC will allow you to unlock and purchase special vehicles directly from the PMC. Some of these vehicles carry offensive options only available via your mechanic.

Break the Sound Barrier — Recruiting a jet pilot will allow you to drop in many air strikes any time you'd like. Make sure you keep your stockpile full of strikes so you can use air support as much as possible out in the field.

Not All Work... — Airstrike munitions can be purchased from faction contacts. More strikes will become available from your contacts as you complete more work for them.

Spare Him, for Cash — High-Value Targets (HVTs) are bounties available from every faction. Each HVT is worth double the money if you capture them alive.

You Contracted What? — Every faction has work available for you in the form of contracts and bounties. Contracts become available over time while bounties are a standing list of targets you can complete any time you'd like.

Feed Me, Seymore... — Running low on fuel? Purchase additional fuel capacity from your faction contacts. Each one usually has a few that they will sell as you complete more work for them.

Jumpin' Jack Flash — Want to get around faster in the world? Take over outposts for each faction and they will allow you to transit to their newly acquired facility... provided you're on good terms.

Life's Too Short, Love Everyone — Making a faction happy has benefits: their faction units will jump in your vehicle if you honk your horn, contacts will sell you support for cheaper prices and they offer you more contracts.

Do You Still Love Me? — If you get on a faction's bad side, an easy way to get back on their good graces is to kill members of their rival faction. Completing HVT and destruction bounties for the faction will also improve their opinion of you.

Choose the Right Tool — If you're hammering away at a vehicle or structure and it's not taking much damage, you may need something more powerful: RPGs, anti-tank rockets, C4, and airstrikes allow you to increase the damage you deal! Remember, everything can be destroyed.

Oh!!! 5 points! — Hurting civilians will cost you money! If you're interested in maximizing your profits, make sure you survey the area for innocents before you start laying waste to it.

Satellite In My Eye — As you meet more factions and contacts in the game, Fiona will be able to use their networks to expand her satellite coverage for Venezuela. Try to meet as many factions as possible so you can travel to more sections of the map.

Well Hello, Columbus — Explore the world! There are tons of bounties, cash bundles, air strike munitions and fuel tanks out there waiting to be collected for use in your operations.

Scrap it up to What? — A mechanic will be able to use the spare parts you find in the world to construct special vehicles! Try to find as many of these parts as you can.

H. E. L. P. — If you're playing co-op, don't forget that you can revive your teammate! If he falls in battle, walk over to him and hit the revive button when prompted.

WTH Is He!?! — The only way to find Solano is to work with factions to obtain information about his whereabouts. Work with as many people as you can to hunt him down.

Can You Hear Me Now? — If you're trying to call in an airstrike and you're being denied, take note of the red diamond! These diamonds correspond to SAMs and Jammers out in the world that will prevent you from calling in many air strikes until you destroy them.

Auto-pilot — Some airstrikes like Artillery and Cruise Missiles do not require a jet pilot. These can come in handy if you have not recruited a pilot yet or you are low on fuel.

Kleptomaniac! — Watch your fuel! Be prepared before you go out to battle and stock up on as much fuel as you can! Large amounts of fuel can be stolen from many factions in the game or acquired in small amounts by destroying vehicles.

My Posse — Make sure you stockpile as much support as you can! You can unlock and purchase support from your faction contacts. Airstrike munitions are also available for extraction in the world.

School 'em — Want to improve your skills and make a little money at the same time? All of your recruits will offer you wagers to test your prowess!

I'll Always Be Here for You — If you're ever stuck on what to do next, go back and talk to Fiona at the PMC. She will always point you in the right direction.

Workin' for da Man — Remember, missions that you and Fiona conduct to hunt down Solano won't reward you with any money — you're working for yourself on those!

Carpentry — Use C4 and rockets on walls to create your own doorway through!

Keep It Cool — Every faction will offer you work but much of it will be targeted at another faction. If you want to stay on another faction's good side then choose your battles wisely!

Mood Stabilizers — If you start shooting and killing members of a faction they will attempt to report you to their HQ. A successful report will lower the faction's global mood towards the PMC! Prevent this from happening by shooting the unit who is trying to report!

Here Comes the Artillary — If a faction member successfully reports you committing a hostile act, the faction will send in reinforcements to attack you!

Dude, Where's My Car — It's always a good idea to get inside a vehicle, even if its a junker! All vehicles will give you extra protection against bullets and explosions.

Keep the Peace California — Taking over outposts for factions have many benefits. New contacts, contracts, shops and landing zones become available for the outposts you capture! However, those benefits will not be available to you if you make the faction angry.

Out of My League — Trespassing zones are locations in the world where your relationship with a faction doesn't matter: they will shoot you on site if you are in the area. The only way in is to disguise yourself as one of the faction by using one of their vehicles.

OnStar and BlackberryThe GPS system in the PDA will help you compute the shortest route possible to your destination using Venezuela's extensive road network. When no road is available to your destination, the GPS will navigate you to the closest possible point near along the road network.

Never Run Out — Out of ammo? Use a melee bash on an opposing enemy! The melee bash can be just as effective as shooting your foes with a gun.

Molasses — If you get stuck in a place or situation you can't get out of, call the Medevac from the Pause Menu. You'll be instantly teleported back to a safe place for a bit of cash.

Who Wears the Pants? If you don't feel like working for a faction to improve their opinion of you, have Fiona bribe them - just be prepared to fork over a good chunk of your available cash!

Fight or Flight — Getting near a faction's high-value target will make them angry at you. Be prepared for a fight if you intend to verify that target!

Clear — Before calling in for a chopper, make sure the area is clear of anti-air defenses. These units will shoot down your support.

Warning! Danger Will Robinson — Don't let enemies trigger alarms! If an alarm is triggered, occupied buildings in the area will wake up. These buildings are often populated with rocket-manned units and the only way to get rid of the threat is to destroy the building.

Burn the House Down — If enemies keep popping up in a nearby building, the only way to get rid of the threat is to destroy that building. Try C4, an airstrike or a good 'ol fashioned tank shell!

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