Resident Evil 4 - Platform: Playstation 2
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Note: This game is also titled Biohazard 4.
Successfully complete the game to unlock the Separate Ways and Mercenaries
mini-games; the Professional difficulty setting; Leon's Raccoon City
Police Department costume, Ashley's pop star costume, and Ada's black
costume; the Mathilda handgun and Infinite Rocket Launcher for purchase
(for 1 million Pesetas), and the Tactical Vest (for 60,000 Pesetas); and
an alternate title screen. After completing the game the first time, start
a new game, then press Start and select "Load Game". Choose the file that
is marked "Clear". Once you choose that file, you will be taken to a menu
where you can buy the Matilda Handgun or the Infinite Rocket Launcher.
Once you start the game, all of your items from your previous game will be
in your item box.
Successfully complete the Separate Ways mini-game to unlock Ashley's
knight costume and Leon's gangster costume. Ashley's suit of armor is
bullet and damage proof. She cannot get hurt by anything and it is so
heavy she cannot be carried away. You do not have to worry about giving
her First Aid Sprays, Herbs, or shooting Ganados trying to pick her up.
Successfully complete the game in Professional mode. The merchant will
give you a PRL 412 laser cannon when you start Round 2 of Professional
Successfully complete the Separate Ways mini-game to unlock the Chicago
Typewriter (Tommy gun with infinite ammunition) for purchase (for 1
Get a five star rank with all mercenaries in the Mercenaries mini-game to
unlock the HandCannon weapon. To get unlimited ammunition for it, fully
upgrade all of the HandCannon's options. Alternately, successfully
complete the game two times. The HandCannon will be available as soon as
you start the game again for 0 Pesetas. It is a very powerful magnum, and
will have unlimited ammunition. When you go to upgrade it in the merchant
window, in the "HandCannon" update screen there is an option labeled
"Exclusive". When chosen, the gun is upgraded with power identical to the
Destroy at least ten of the fifteen blue medallions (there are seven in
the farm and eight in the cemetery) to get a free Punisher from the
Merchant two guns before you can buy it. This pistol hits two targets when
you get it and five when you get exclusive.
Bonus characters in Mercenaries mini-game
Get a four star rank in the following areas to unlock the corresponding
character in the Mercenaries mini-game:
Ada Wong: Pueblo
Albert Wesker: Waterworld
Hunk: Island Commando Base
Jack Krauser: Castle
Mercenaries mini-game tips
The main monsters to look out for are the two chainsaw ladies on stage 1.
Once you kill them, they keep coming back. On stage 2 and 3 be careful of
the guys with the chain guns. On stage 4, there is a super chainsaw man.
He is bigger than the normal one and has a twin bladed saw. He is almost
impossible to stop. He does not climb ladders. He jumps to where he needs
to be. He will run at you, swinging the saw. Do not run past him. Turn and
jump down if you can, or climb something quickly. If you really want to
get past him, try using Jack Krauser's transformation, and aim right at
him. If you miss, you are dead. Additionally, Krauser's transformation
will kill anyone in one hit as long as you are close enough. Also Flash
Bang, Kick are very good for crowds with Krauser. These two things will
make Krauser the easiest to get five stars with.
Easy completion in Mercenaries mini-game in Village
Go to the top of the barn (located next to the house where you found the
shotgun in the main game). There is also a timer under the ladder, and a
chest above, and up the ladder. Go up there and wait for the Los
Illuminados to come to you. When they are mostly packed in, shoot the
barrel inside and jump down quickly. Get what they dropped. Get back up
the ladder and repeat. Note: Do not throw a grenade while there is a flame
barrel down there; it will not do twice the damage. Also, be careful of
the Chainsaw Hags that appear. They will cut off your head if you get too
close. It is best if you are Hunk or Krauser to use the neck break; and
the transformation of Krauser's arm, which kills them in one hit. With Ada
or Wesker, use their sniper rifles until they are both gone, then jump
down, With Leon try grenades, but it is very difficult.
Easy completion of Professional mode
The best way to complete the game in Professional mode is to first
complete the Separate Ways mini-game. You will unlock Ashley's knight
costume and Leon's gangster costume. Selecting Ashley's knight costume
makes Professional mode a lot easier. Ashley cannot be injured or carried
away. Use her for bait when needed. At least half the enemies will go
directly for her, giving you time to kill them and keep your distance from
a crowd. This also works well on El Gigante.
Control title screen
At the title screen, press the Right Analog-stick to move the background.
Press R1 to zoom in or L1 to zoom out.
Remain idle at the title screen. Eventually two trailers will begin
playing and begin to cycle.
When Leon is being choked by Chief Mendez, he will be told that he has the
same blood. Leave the room, then return. You will be choked again by Chief
Mendez, only this time Ada will come to the rescue.
Wait until you are low on ammunition before upgrading a gun. The
replacement gun will always have a full clip, giving you extra bullets
that otherwise may be difficult to find.
Once you gain access to the tunnel with the merchant beyond Pueblo, return
to the farm area and wait for the chickens there to lay eggs. Exit and
re-enter to begin the same process over again. After you fill your
inventory, you can return to the nearby merchant to sell your eggs. White
chicken eggs sell for 300 Pesetas, brown eggs for 600 Pesetas, and golden
eggs for 3,000 Pesetas.
Quick money or more health
If you mix a Green, Red, and Yellow Herb, you can sell it for a lot of
money, or use it to restore health and increase the maximum health. Use it
when you are low on health so that you do not waste the health recovery
Open doors quicker
Tap X(2) when the "Open" action appears to kick open or down some doors
instead of nudging them by hand. This will give you an advantage, as any
enemies behind the door will be sent flying back.
There are many locks on doors. Instead of shooting the locks and wasting
ammunition, pull out your knife and cut it off. The same can be done for
Use the D-pad and Analog-stick together to aim faster than normal.
Avoid damage from traps
To avoid getting hurt by traps such as explosives and bear traps, use your
laser sight and shoot at the explosive or the middle of the trap.
To find items, smash all of the crates with either your knife or a gun.
When running around different areas of the village, you will see crows.
Pick them off from a distance as to not scare the others away. They
usually drop Pesetas. Note: If you scare some away, just re-enter the area
to reset their position.
If you plan to sell two or more herbs or other items that can be combined,
combine them first and do not sell them separately. This will result in a
small boost in the total selling price when compared to what it would have
been if you sold them separately.
Close to the start of the game there is a pendant with a value that will
decrease by 9,000 Pesetas, if dropped in water. To keep it as the Pearl
Pendant instead of the Brass Pocketwatch, shoot the block that is holding
the well open, then shoot the pendant down to pick it up off the top of
the well cover. It will sell for 10,000 Pesetas.
When around the village stage, some trees will have bird nests. Shoot them
down to get valuable jewels to sell to the merchant.
Kill Salazar's "right hand" that you need to use the liquid nitrogen tanks
on to receive the "Crown Jewels". which fit into the "Crown" treasure
item. This is difficult; try using the Chicago Typewriter.
Sell the rocket launcher (special) to the merchant
Note: This trick involves the infinite rocket launcher (successfully
complete the game; costs 1 million Pesetas). When you fight Saddler and
Ada throws you the rocket launcher (special), take it, but do not use it.
When you can get a clear shot to his main eye, use the regular unlimited
launcher. Saddler will be killed and the rocket launcher (special) will be
yours to keep. When you start a new game, you can sell it to the merchant.
Surviving the raid at the farmhouse
An intermission sequence will start when you are escorting Ashley across a
bridge. A large crowd shows up and you will run into a farmhouse. After
the sequence ends and you are inside the house with Lou, push the
bookcases in front of the windows and go to the bottom of the staircase.
Using the shotgun is recommended, but the pistol works fine. Once they are
able to gain entrance to the house, aim high and fire until they are all
knocked down. Then, reload and repeat until Lou tells you to head up
stairs. When you do this, go over to the windows and knock down the
ladders. After that is done, go to the edge of the stairs and kill
everyone that is coming up Grenades work the best for this. After they are
taken care of, rush back to the windows and knock down the ladders once
again. Repeat this until the sequence plays when they retreat.
Once in the farmhouse, collect all the items while pushing the shelves
against the windows. Stand in the corner by the stairs with Luis and fire
until he tells you to go upstairs. Once up, stand in northwest corner
(when facing down the stairs), and concentrate on firing in the direction
of the stairs and pushing down the two ladders in that corner so that you
do not become surrounded.
Because the raid continues until you kill a certain number, block two
windows and shoot out the third until the enemies break in. Then, block
the third window and deal with the other two. This allows you to get
several kills in before it starts getting hectic.
Soon after the farmhouse, look around to collect some ammunition and buy
more items. After that, go to an opening where you see a lever. Go up to
it and switch it to the right to fight El Gigante (recommended) or switch
it to the left to face more chainsaw wielding villagers (extremely
difficult). If you select to fight El Gigante, aim at the rock at the top
ledge until he is underneath it and fire. Use the same tactic on the one
you dealt with earlier.
After you kill the hatchet guy as soon as you start the game, go upstairs
to the window. Do not jump out. Instead, take out your pistol and shoot
the glass out. Then, carefully aim for the villagers' heads that are
awaiting outside. There are three of them. If you kill all three, you can
jump out and avoid any damage.
Killing large crowds with TMP
Shoot out the legs of everyone, then unload on their heads while they are
lying on their faces.
Throw a flash grenade in the middle of a group of birds. All of them will
die instantly, leaving lots of gold. This also works with the Granadas
when their heads are transformed.
If you see a snake after smashing boxes, kill it. You will get a chicken
egg for health. Note: If you do not kill the snake it will bite you and
take health away.
Killing the merchant
You can kill the merchant at any time in the game. On the normal
difficulty setting, he just dies then comes back at the next place, or
sometimes when you leave the room and come back in. However, on the
professional difficulty setting, once he dies, he remains dead.
At the beginning of the game, if you leave a hen alone in Pueblo they
should lay at least one golden egg (which fully restores health when
used). Go to the weapon/health screen and select the egg. It should allow
you to equip the egg. At the screen, Leon will throw the egg up and down,
looking smug. Additionally, the golden egg is the best healing item, as it
fully heals you and only takes one space in your case.
Throw eggs at Ashley
Collect some eggs, equip them, and throw them at Ashley. They will not
harm her and it is funny. Aim from a distance to get used to them. They
are lighter than a grenade and fly far when thrown. Note: She will duck
when in close proximity.
When Ashley is on a cliff or still up a ladder, you can aim your gun up at
her. She will grab her skirt and call you a pervert.
Look up Ashley's skirt without her stopping you
Normally, if you jump down a ladder and try to look up Ashley's skirt, she
will grab it and call you a pervert. However, there is a location where
she does not do this. In Chapter 2-3, go to the lifts, after going down
one of the paths. Climb onto one and go all the way down to the other
side, shooting the Gonadas coming up on other lifts and the ones on the
platforms. Once you get all the way down, go down the stairs nearby. Go to
the cave that is here that has window-like holes. Be careful, as there are
two dynamite wielding Gonadas at the entrance. Kill them then jump over
the wall and go up the ladder. Kill the Gonada. Jump down, but leave
Ashely up there. Try looking up her skirt with a sniper. She will not grab
her skirt and call you a pervert because she is too high up. Note: There
are more ladders where you can do this. Find one with a large drop and it
should work. For example, if you have already gotten past Chapter 2-3, you
can do this trick on the ladder you go down just after defeat Saddler in
the final chapter.
After you defeat Ramon Salazar, walk further and there will be an
intermission sequence where Ada will ask Leon if he needs a ride, and he
accepts. When Ada brings him to the island, she will hook a rope onto the
top of a cliff and say" I have some business to take care of". While she
is saying that, look at her skirt (especially when she goes to jump up).
You can also see more of Ashley than usual when you jump out the window of
the church and when you get on the jet ski.
Easy money in castle
Look behind every painting of Saddler to find 5,000 Pesetas.
Broken Butterfly in castle
When you are in the area where you are just about see the intermission
sequence with Luis dying, there will be a door that lets you know that you
will need another person for it. After you get Ashley back, return to this
door. Give Ashley a piggyback and she will open the door. Inside will be a
lot of treasure, and the powerful Broken Butterfly. You do not have to buy
it from the merchant or sell it for money. Additionally, the strongest
Magnum is not the Killer 7. When you tune up and buy the exclusive option
of the Broken Butterfly its power will increase to 50.0, far stronger than
the Killer 7's 35.0. You can kill a Boss in four shots.
Getting the Green Catseye in the church
In Chapter 1-3 in the church, turn right. Go to the small path at the back
of the church. You will see a blinking object. Get near it, then press X
to check. After that, first rotate seven times using option 3, another
five times using option 4, then one more time with option 3. You will hear
a sound and can now get the Green Catseye.
Infinite villagers in the church
When you first get to the church, defeat everyone in the area. Then,
return to the church and shoot the bell above. Villagers will arrive in a
groups of three to six Gonados. You can continue this process as much as
Black Bass recovery in sewer
You can kill the fish and use them as recovery items in the sewer area
shortly after the beginning of Chapter 1-2. It is a little after the place
where you face the two enemies who throw dynamite at you.
Chapter 2-1 puzzle
Before the end of the chapter, there is a puzzle in the church. The puzzle
is a simple mix of colors. Three different designs surround the main
design. The colors are red, green, and blue. When you enter the church,
turn to the left and go down the little hall. Climb the ladder. When you
are up there, you will see that the way to the door is barred. You must
get to the other side of the church by jumping on and off of the
chandelier. On the other side, there is a set of switches. When you
activate it, the puzzle starts. The goal is to turn the designs so when
combined, they are the same as the middle design. Turn red twice, green
three times, and blue once. When combined, it should create the design.
Then, go in and grab Ashley.
Chapter 3-4 puzzle
The quickest way to complete the puzzle when playing as Ashley in Chapter
3-4 is as follows. The layout of the puzzle's squares is referred as:
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
Press X on the following in this order: 4, 7, 8, 9, 6, 3, 1, 7, 9.
Interesting death sequences
Note: Save your game before each encounter when trying to see the
following death scenes:
Betrayal: When you are in the cabin surrounded by Ganados, shoot Luis Sera
about five to eight times. An intermission sequence will begin.
Chief Mendez: In the barn fight, do not evade his grab in the intermission
Del Lago (before fighting him): Stand on the dock by the lake where you
fight the giant alligator (Del Lago). Fire your shotgun into the water
several times. Eventually, Del Lago will come out and eat you.
Del Lago (when fighting him): After getting knocked out of the boat, swim
back until you are just in reach of the boat. Del Lago will appear from
underneath. Additionally, after killing Del Lago, do not cut the rope.
Giant insects: Let them vomit on you.
"It": "It" has three ways of killing Leon. The first is when he is on the
roof. He will grab Leon and snap his neck. Another is when he has the
scissors tail. He will grab Leon by the legs and cut him in half. The
finwl way happens after the three cages fall and the final fight on the
cliff side begins. Shoot him until he goes underground. Allow him to kill
you when he pops from under you.
Knife fight: At the end, let him press the knife through the cavity.
Molotov cocktails: In the beginning of the game, go up the ladder into the
tower and wait for the villagers to burn you alive.
Prison Boss: Have low life and let him kill you with the first hit of his
charge. He should impale you twice.
Regenerators: Both normal and spiked varieties have their own style of
Two Los Gigantes: In the magma floor/pool, activate the switch and stand
next to the pool.
Trap door floor: Let Leon fall through the trap door that Salazar actives.
Wolves: When they jump on you, they will ravage your face. Once Leon is
killed, look at their teeth.
Leon shows off
Wear Leon's gangster costume and have the Chicago Typewriter as a weapon.
Hold R1 and press Square. Leon will take off his hat, re-adjust it, then
put it back in place. Repeat this until he throws his hat in the air,
catches it, then strikes a pose.
When using Ashley's knight costume and Leon's gangster costume, watch Leon
as he tries to catch Ashley whenever you need her to come down from a
raised platform or ladder. He will fall on the ground with one knee, and
as he comes up from the ground, he will grab his back in pain.
Leon's X-ray vision
After you unlock Leon's special costume, complete Chapter 1-3. In the
intermission sequence after the game prompts you to save, Leon will have a
strange dream that the egg hatched and is taking over his body. One part
shows it taking over his arm, but the secondary costume prevents Leon from
looking at his skin. Leon still acts as though he can see it, and the
intermission sequence plays through normally after that.
P.N. 03 reference
In the Mercenaries mini-game, play as John Krauser or Hunk. Notice that
both of the character's theme songs are from P.N. 03 levels.
Listen closely when you kill the villagers. Some of them will say "Lord
Saddler" as they reach out just before they die. Note: This may only
happen after completion of the game.
Defeating the armored opponents
Try not to get surrounded by them. Make sure they are in a group. Take out
whatever rifle you have and shoot them all in the head until the snake
thing appears. Wait until they are all like, then throw a flash grenade to
kill all of them at once. This works well on all of them, and saves
Bypass chainsaw man encounters
When you enter the town, kill everyone. When the second wave of people
arrives, also kill all of them. You can then go into the house and they
will not come out. Additionally, during the mine cart section of Chapter
4-2, the mine car will stop and lots of enemies and two chainsaw men will
load into the stopped cars. To avoid most of this encounter, be in the
front car and immediately shoot the switch. The cars will start moving,
and you will have only have about four enemies to kill.
Defeating chainsaw men
When you meet a man with the chainsaw, shoot him with the shotgun and
incendiary grenades. You can also use your handgun, but you will probably
get killed. Note: The shotgun is found in the building that is diagonal
from the tower.
Defeating Del Lago (lake monster)
When you start, Del Lago is towing you and heading toward the pieces of
land in the middle. Steer to avoid them and harpoon him as soon as you can
afterwards (before it lets go). Next, aim a harpoon and throw it at any
sign of movement so that you will not be knocked off the boat. After
awhile it will go away, then charge at the boat. Throw as many harpoons at
it as possible before it reaches the boat. If you get knocked out, press X
until you get back in. Repeat this process until the intermission sequence
starts and Del Lago retreats.
The zombie dogs are brown colored. You will find one in the beginning. The
zombie dogs will not attack you until you meet Chief Mendez. The dogs will
have parasites sticking out of them after chapter 3. A shotgun will kill
them easily. Note: Do not kill the white dog in the trap. It will help you
fight the Gigante.
Defeating El Gigante
Either weapon works; feel free to experiment. When the battle starts,
check out the shacks and get all of the items that you can. When he gets
close, run between his legs, get behind him, then open fire. When he is
approaching you, use the shotgun and keep shooting him in the head while
avoiding his attacks. When he roars and starts moving around, something
will pop out of his back. Before it kneels on the ground, get in close
until the action command that reads "Climb" appears. Use it to get on his
back. The screen will indicate which button to use to slash. Press that
button as fast as possible until you get off. Repeat the process one to
three more times to defeat him. Additionally, when facing the El Gigante,
buy a rocket launcher; it will kill him in one hit instead of wasting your
You will have to fight four El Gigantes (the big monster that breaks
through the door and picks up and crushes Leon). You will fight one by
yourself, one with the girl, and two at the same time by yourself. The
quickest way to kill them is to buy a rocket launcher immediately before
the fight so that you do not take waste space in you inventory. Throw a
flash grenade to stun him, then run around behind and shoot him in the
back. You will kill him in one hit. The same can also be done on most of
the Bosses. If this does not kill them, it will do a lot of damage.
To win easily against the two El Gigantes in Chapter 4-2, go up the ladder
and go down the rope on the other side of the room to activate the
mechanism. It will open the circle in the middle of the room and take an
El Gigante into the lava. Do not try it a second time; the mechanism will
not work again. Just use the rocket launcher to finish the remaining El
Avoid fighting El Gigante the second time
After you survive the raid, you must choose a path to open; left or right.
Open the right gate and it will take you to El Gigante. Use the shotgun
and make the boulder drop down on his head when he arrives. Then, turn
around and kick the door six times to knock the chains off it. If you are
still standing outside the door when you see Gigante approach you from
behind, do not panic; just get out of there quickly. He does not attack
for a few seconds after he comes up behind you. The knife or a gunshot may
help destroy the chains quicker, but kicking works. Go through another
door in the same fashion and somewhere along the way you should find a
key. It may be in one of the last huts you see toward the center. If you
are quick enough, you can escape El Gigante and make it through the door
alive with Ashley.
Defeating enemies on bridges
If you are on a bridge and there are open areas, take out a weak gun. One
shot will make them fall off the bridge. However, you will not get any
items from them.
Defeating the Enemy Regenerator and Iron Maiden
You do not need a special scope to kill them. Buy the Killer 7 Magnum and
use it on them. After three or four shots, they will go down. Shoot it in
the sheet until there is a hole. Then, shoot its head. After that, the
body will explode then the legs will fall over and leave 5,000 gold.
Additionally, another way to kill the Regenerator creatures is to shoot
their head or chest with the shotgun. Then, blast a leg away; it will fall
on the ground. Then, take out an incinerator grenade (the red ones) and
throw it at them. If done correctly, he will burn on the ground and die.
Defeating flying insects
If you are able to hit the flying insect enemies in the cave area while
they are airborne, they will die in just one hit. Any weapon works, though
the shotgun is recommended. This will help conserve your ammunition. If
they manage to land, you will use about three to four shogun rounds from a
Stock Striker (firepower 6.0).
Defeating Gothic Illuminados
When you are in the castle and you fire at the Gothic Illuminados, it is
best to fire at their knees. They will fall on them and allow you to use a
suplex move instead of a kick. You will then throw them over your head and
smash their head in the ground. Note: In mercenary mode, the same goes for
the rest of the mercenaries.
Defeating human zombies
If you are low on ammunition, try to avoid these enemies. The zombies have
orange eyes. When killed, the parasite in them will come out of their
heads. Stay away from it and shoot it from a distance. If you are too
close, the parasite will cut your head off.
Destroying the insect nest
In the area where Ashley is carried away by the flying insects, you can
destroy the nest that is hanging from the ceiling. After it is destroyed,
you will find a lot of green and red eyes, and if you are lucky, even a
blue one. This is a good way to get the Butterfly Lamp filled with all
three jewels early so that you can get some extra money for upgrades.
Krauser is the mean-looking Russian commando with the red beret. The first
encounter is nothing more than action commands. The second encounter, you
can kill him. For this battle, the weaponry you need is the semi-auto
rifle and the Broken Butterfly. These two should be maxed out, with
exclusives and everything else. If you are short on resources, worry more
about getting the Broken Butterfly's exclusive, as it really increases the
firepower. In the room where the long and hardest fight takes place, just
run to the edge, taking the contents of a barrel along the way. Jump down
the edge. Run across the corridor-like area until an intermission sequence
starts, Krauser will tell you where Ashley is (not really) and say that
you need three insignia to open the gate. He will say that one is in the
north and in the east, and that he has the last one. Then, he will show
his TMP. After that, the battle starts. Use the rifle to peg him in the
head, but be quick. When he shows himself, he does not leave a big window
of time to hit him. After about one or two shots he will engage close
quarters. The best thing to do is take out the magnum and hit him
anywhere. One shot and he will throw a flash grenade. From there,
continue. There is a building at the end of the first fight with Krauser
in this battle. Ignore the ladder. It is a waste of your time. Open the
door and proceed. Turn the corner to find Krauser again. Keep the magnum
out. He will be on a building, sniping you. Run toward the building. Use
some caution when he starts with the mine arrows. When you are close
enough to the building he will jump down and begin close quartering again.
Hit him with the magnum. If you do not hit him the first time he may get
close enough to use his knife. Either back up to avoid the hit, or (if
becomes surreal and he tries to hit you multiple times), enter the action
commands as they appear to avoid a slash or a deadly stab to the heart.
After he throws another flash grenade, go to the right of the building and
walk along the side. It is a path to the next fight with Krauser. This is
also where you get the first insignia. In this fight, Krauser will switch
between sniping and close quartering. While he is sniping, get under the
roof he stands on and enter the action icons to avoid the grenades. When
he gets down, aim and shoot. It will be a little tricky because the laser
does not show up on Krauser, and you may need to wait until he says, "Come
on! Come out and fight like a man!" The important thing is to shoot him.
After he throws another flash grenade, a statue will rise. Push it to the
square on the other side of the broken wall. This will open up two
switches to be used; one to get out of the area you are in and the other
to carry on to the last fight. Flip the first switch and go back down the
path. When you get to the building, go around the backside of it and go
straight to the second switch. Be careful. Krauser will be waiting for you
around the corner, heading toward the switch. This starts the second to
last shuffle. Just shoot him with the magnum. Open the door and jump down.
You see that there are bombs around. Shoot them at a safe distance.
Proceed through this trench to the end, shooting any bombs or flying
turrets you encounter. Near the end of the path, Krauser will say
something and you will have the choice of responding. In the tower at the
end, climb the ladder. At the top you can go to the other tower and pick
up some ammo and an herb if desired; or collect the second insignia and
start the last fight. Krauser does not use his weapon anymore. However,
his left arm turns into a group of blades. The fight will commence with an
action command. You will dodge if you hit it correctly. You will hang on
the edge if you do not. If this happens, press X to get up. The weapon you
use is your choice. The magnum is recommended, as you only have three
minutes to kill him and get out of the room. This is where timing and aim
counts the most. The shooting order is as follows: feet, head. You can use
the rifle to get him down, but for the head shot, it is better to use the
magnum. If done correctly, you should kill him in a little over a half a
minute. After he is dead, go down the ladder, and through the newly opened
gate. Jump down, put in the insignia, and leave.
To easily defeat Krauser's final form, when his arm is mutated just use
your knife whenever his guard is down. It is possible to defeat him in a
little over a minute under the pro difficulty setting by using this
technique. Additionally, when fighting Krauser, instead of wasting
ammunition, use your knife. You should only have to hit him four or five
times before he dies.
Defeating Los Illuminados
Instead of firing at Los Illuminados when there parasite is exposed, use a
flash grenade to destroy the parasite instead of using your weapon.
Defeating the prison Boss
When inside the castle, an obstacle blocks your path (two fire breathing
statues) To shut it off, you must enter the prison (the key is on a
painting near the obstacle). When you go into the prison, equip either the
TMP or shotgun and tell Ashley to wait atop the stairs. After the
intermission sequence showing what the boss looks like, kick down the cell
door and get close to the switch to initiate the battle. If you go up the
stairs to try to escape, the door will shut. Try walking as much as
possible, as he is sensitive to sound. You can use the bells at each end
of the prison by shooting at them, but they can only be used once. Stay
close to walls so that he gets stuck when he tries to attack you. Do your
best to avoid his attacks, as they take much damage and there is only one
Green Herb in the area. His only weakness is the spider thing on his back.
When he is stuck in a wall, concentrate all of your firepower on the the
weak point until he recuperates. After awhile, he will let his guard down
and walk around. This is when he is most vulnerable, besides when he is
stuck in a wall. Repeat this as many times as needed to kill him. When you
put Ashley atop the steps, she is out of harm's way. Additionally, make
sure that he is closer to the bell than he is to you. Shoot it with your
handgun. If he is closer to you, he hears the gunshot. Then, switch to the
rifle and aim just in front of the bell. If you aimed well and timed your
shot correctly, you can shoot him in the back before he destroys the bell.
Look at his legs. If you see an eyeball, shoot it until you can see the
eyeball in his mouth. Get near it and press Action. Do this about three
times, then go across the bridge and get the rocket launcher. Shoot it at
him. Then, go down, get Ashley, and ride the jet ski.
The most effective way to win this battle is to have the Mine Thrower and
some grenades. Start the battle by running past Saddler to the end
platform and climb up the ladder. Wait for Saddler to get close to where
you are and throw the switch. This will trigger steel beams to crash into
him. Saddler will flop down on the ground. Quickly jump off the platform
and go near him. Press X to trigger Leon to "climb up". Leon will stab his
eye. You must stab Saddler around six times to defeat him. Quickly run
across the bridge and get ready to do an action command to jump when the
bridge falls. As Leon grabs on, repeatedly tap X to climb up. Be aware if
Saddler has not jumped over to where you are, he will throw steel beams
and you will have to do action commands to dodge them. Run to the end, and
once again climb up the ladder. Get ready to throw the switch and cause
Saddler to fall and stab him. There are now multiple ways to get him to
flop down. A single grenade is enough, as well as a Dart Mine. You can use
these to get him to fall. You get also take out the thermal scope for your
sniper and target one of the four eyes on his legs. Those are all good
ways to get Leon to stab his eye. Note: Stabbing Saddler's eye is the only
way to damage him. Finally, when you haved stab him enough an intermission
sequence will appear, and Ada will throw a Rocket Launcher (Special) to
you to finish the job. Grab it across the bridge and make room for it in
your case. Point and shoot at Saddler, and the final battle intermission
sequence will begin.
Note: This trick requires the basic sniper rifle fully upgraded with the
Exclusive Upgrade. Make a note of the dodge actions at various times
during this battle. Start off by running to the side of the platform on
the top. Quickly shoot the tentacle in front of you, making sure that you
dodge if needed. With the upgraded sniper rifle, it will only take one
shot for the tentacle to retract. Ignore Salazar's eye and other
tentacles. Only focus on the tentacle closest to you. After some point,
Salazar himself will emerge from the upper back of the monster. Use your
sniper to pick him off. After you get about two shots in, he will go back
into hiding. By now that tentacle should have returned. Shoot it once to
take care of it for awhile. Repeat the process of shooting Salazar and the
tentacle, and the battle will cause Leon to take little damage. If you run
out of ammunition for the sniper rifle, either drop down and look for more
in the barrels (but be prepared to fight the spider-like parasites or run
pass them), or use your Punisher to snipe Salazar and just dodge the
When you are in the castle, you may find a rocket launcher in the room
where you must make a bridge to get to the other side. Take the rocket
launcher but do not use it. Wait for your fight with Salazar to use it to
end Chapter 4 easily. Immediately before the Boss battle with Salazar,
take the TMP, the rocket launcher, some herbs, and a shotgun (Striker
recommended, but the Riot Gun works). When you enter the room, watch
Salazar fuse with the monster, then get to work. Use the shotgun or TMP on
the tentacle to your left until it goes away. Grab the item that is at the
end, then fire with the TMP until Salazar appears. Then, equip that rocket
launcher and fire for a one hit kill. Get the 30,000 or 50,000 Peseta that
he drops. This will pay for the rocket you used, and you will save health
for the next chapter. Once the Pesata is collected, go down into the pit
and pick up the remaining items. You can then leave and proceed to Chapter 5.
Submitted by: julian
Go to a corner whare a zombie can not see you and turn the left anolog stik all the
way to the left or right and you will see the zombie and the zombie will not see you.
Easy way to kill big cheese:
Submitted by: yanni
first take out your shot gun out,shoot untill he's in half then take out your flame
gernades an throw them one at a time.8 should be fine.but at least wait until he
climbes after you.oh and dont throw it at him under him,and if he falls of shoot him