Jak 2 HD

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  • Toggle Jak's Goatee cheat

    Collect 5 orbs during a game.

  • Mirror World cheat

    Collect 15 orbs during a game.

  • Big head mode cheat

    Collect 30 orbs during a game.

  • Small Head Mode cheat

    Collect 45 orbs during a game.

  • Scrap Book cheat

    Collect 55 orbs during a game.

  • Scene Player Act 1 cheat

    Collect 65 orbs during a game.

  • Vulcan Fury Course cheat

    Collect 75 orbs during a game.

  • Scene Player Act 2 cheat

    Collect 95 orbs during a game.

  • Peace Maker Gun Course cheat

    Collect 105 orbs during a game.

  • Scene Player Act 3 cheat

    Collect 125 orbs during a game.

  • Reverse Races cheat

    Collect 135 orbs during a game.

  • Level Select cheat

    Collect 145 orbs during a game.

  • Infinite Ammo cheat

    Collect 155 orbs during a game.

  • Infinite Dark Jak cheat

    Collect 165 orbs during a game.

  • Invulnerability cheat

    Collect 175 orbs during a game.

  • Hero Mode cheat

    Collect 200 orbs during a game. When this cheat is activated, start a new game to begin with all four morph guns attachments and an alternate secrets list.

  • Alternate scrap book

    Collect 200 orbs in Hero Mode.

  • Infinite Skullgems

    After you have collected 200 Precursor Orbs, you can start a new game in hero mode. In Hero Mode, you can get unlimited Skullgems from Metal Heads. Kill the Metal Heads, take their Skullgems, and after you die or exit, re-enter the level and meet the same Metal Heads again. They will give you another Skullges. You can easily collect all the Skullgems needed to give to the Oracle for the new Dark Jak skills. Then, kill yourself and repeat.

  • Daxter holds any gun

    If Jak has equipped any gun (for example, The Blaster), steal a car with the gun still equipped. You will see that Jak has given the gun to Daxter. And if you fire the gun, Daxter will shoot. Or, if you are in a car and equip a gun (for example, The Blaster), Daxter is holding it. if you fire the gun, Daxter will shoot.

  • More ammunition

    To get more ammo for any of your guns without getting caught, do the following. Make sure you are in a place where there are Krimzon Guards (for example, Haven City). Steal a zoomer from anyone. Accelerate (press X) at a Krimzon Guard, and when it is about to hit him, get off (press Triangle). Keep on doing this about four to five times to get ammo. Also, to refill your ammo at any time during a game, go to Haven City and go to the Gun Course. It is in the Port; look for a Zoomer parked outside a door. Go inside to the first room where there are several Krimzon Guard Crates. Smash them to find an assortment of ammo. You rarely (if at all) will find Peace Maker ammo. If you do not max out your ammo in one shot. Go outside, go to the Hip Hog Saloon, return to the Gun Course, and the Krimzon Guard Crates should have regenerated.

  • Peace Maker

    After you escort the three men down in the sewer, there will be a icon on your radar. It will take you to the Gun course. There will be a light shining on a box. Open it to find a gun. You will see an intermission sequence featuring Jak putting the front of the Peace Maker on a gun. Then, Daxter will say "Finally, our own Peace Maker," and you will have the Peace Maker. Note: It only has ten shots. Also, when you have obtained the Peace Maker, you can charge it and the Krimson Guards will immediately start chasing you.

  • Blaster combo

    When you have the Blaster rifle and have it equipped, use the punch attack (Square) on an enemy, then quickly shoot (R). Jak will knock the enemy in the air and finish it with a strong rapid fire.

  • Spinning rapidfire blaster combo

    When you have the Blaster rifle and have it equipped, jump (X) then when in the air, spin (Circle) and fire (R) while spinning in the air. Jak will start shooting rapidly while spinning. Use this to easily kill a group of enemies when surrounded.

  • Big jumps

    Instead of holding L then pressing X to do a big jump, press X(2), Circle, jump twice, then spin kick.

  • Blender

    Go to an area where there are no Krimzon Guards (such as the mountain area). Waste the ammunition for all your guns. Pull out the Vulcan Fury again by pressing Left, then hold R. The Vulcan Fury will rotate, but since it has no ammo, nothing will fire. Instead, you will hear only the mechanics of the gun, which sound similar to a blender.

  • Avoid guards by stealth

    When on foot in the city and being chased by guards, get out of sight and press the Left Analog-stick towards a wall. You will get stealthy until the panic is over.

  • Swim faster

    To make Jak swim faster, keep tapping the Analog-stick in the direction you want to go.

  • Hover on water and Dark Eco with JetBoard

    When keep the JetBoard, you can use it to hover on water and Dark Eco. This can be very useful when you want to go faster on water if you do not have a Zoomer, or if you have to cross some Dark Eco lakes.

  • Faster time in stadium mission

    When the mission where Jak has to race across the city to the stadium becomes available, complete all other missions until it is the only mission remaining. You can now receive a faster time by going from Krew's place north into the square and through the area with the water. Follow the map to reach the stadium in time with ease.

  • Winning the Class 1 race

    When you get on your race car, there will be an intermission sequence that shows Erol pulling in next to you, and Baron Praxis will announce if someone manages to the grand champion they will get a year supply of Eco and a ticket to get in his palace. When you start the race, there will be a short cut at the beginning on the right-hand side. Try to keep your first place lead. Near the finish line there will be a very brief shortcut tat puts you somewhat farther ahead. Repeat this three times and use the shortcuts to win the Class 1 race.

  • Winning the second race

    The jet bike will jump if you press L. When the race starts hold back a little and collect the left side boost icon left by the pack. Use a Jump and Boost combo to clear the cannon and cut out a hard U-turn. You will see light across the cannon where you jump. This should have you in front of the pack. Remain there by taking this shortcut in all five laps.

  • Hover on water and Dark Eco with JetBoard

    When keep the JetBoard, you can use it to hover on water and Dark Eco. This can be very useful when you want to go faster on water if you do not have a Zoomer, or if you have to cross some Dark Eco lakes.

  • Destroy produce stands

    Notice the produce stands scattered about the area of Haven City where Onin is located. You can wreck them. Punch, spin, shoot, or hover over the boxes and vases. They will break and the produce will scatter everywhere.

  • Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando reference

    In Haven City, go to the giant garden that has giant flowers and a water cannon shooting water on them. It is near the entrance of Haven Forest and the Mountain. From here, go to the City (not to the stadium area that is nearby). Go past few small bridges, then you should face a big building. On its wall, you should see a picture of Ratchet and Clank (the main characters of Insomniac games' Ratchet and Clank). Ratchet is wearing his green commando suit from in Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando.

  • Baron Praxis comments

    After you complete the game, go to a radio structure where announcements are said. If you wait, you will hear Baron say things like " Victory is ours!" and "It's hard ruling a city, you know."

  • Lurker Shark on plaque in Hip Hog Heaven

    Go to Hip Hog Heaven (the bar place) and look on some of the plaques. There will be a Lurker Shark on one of them.

  • Shortcut in Torn mission 2

    On the second long jump, when you are on top of the sewage thing, jump to the left. If you keep going straight once you hit land, there will be stairs taking you to a new part of the mission. Go up the stairs. This skips about one half of the mission.

  • Avoid Krimson Guards by stealth

    When on foot in the city and being chased by guards, get out of sight and press the Left Analog-stick towards a wall. You will get stealthy until the panic is over.

  • Krimson Guard revenge

    After you defeat Krew, go back to his place. Win the Wack the Metal Head game. Metal Heads will be loose, and the Krimson Guards will be chasing only them. You can now kill the Krimson Guards without them going after you.

  • Defeating the Baron

    When fighting the Baron for the first time, he will be in a shielded ship attacking you. At first he will fire in straight lines at you. Dodge these. After three shots, his shield will break. Shoot him with your Blaster. Repeat until one third of his health is gone, then get out of the way as he charges to the next area. Follow him and reload with the ammo in nearby crates. This time he will fire missiles at you, which follow where you run. Keep running to avoid these. After two missile attacks, fire at him. Repeat until another one third of his health is gone. Then, follow him to the last area. His shield is now gone; fire when you can. He will send fiery tornadoes at you. Shoot him until he runs away.

    When fighting the Baron in Mar's Tomb, pull out the Scatter gun and shoot the mech spiders that he sends at you. When all of them are gone, he will fire bombs at you. Knock them back at him with a spin attack. Aim carefully to hit him. Four bombs will take one third of his health away. He will send more spiders at you. Hide behind the pillars to avoid being shot by the Baron. Knock four more bombs his way. He will get the Precursor Stone. Again, stay behind the pillars to avoid him. He will take out sections of the walkway and shoot only two bombs. If you can turn into Dark Jak, do so and use a Dark Bomb to finish him. Otherwise, knock the bombs into him. However aiming will be much harder now; act fast and the battle will be yours.

    Note: When you defeat Baron Praxis (in the Tomb of Mar) and leave Mar's tomb, you will start to see yellow Krimson Guards. The only difference is that they take more hits to kill.

  • Defeating Krew

    When you first start, kill all of the "clones" of Krew (they only do 1 damage). First, go around in a circle about three times then turn around and shoot them. If they get too close, keep going around. After you kill all the clones, Krew he will come after you on his flying chair and try to shoot you. Take out your Peace Maker and charge a shot up. When he comes around, shoot him a couple of times with the Peace Maker. He will go off in the distance. Repeat this as many times as needed to defeat Krew. Note: After you shoot Krew with the Peace Maker, get ammo out of the boxes.

  • Defeating Metal Heads

    If there are more than one Metal Heads or enemies, double jump and kick in the air. Then, shoot to send out a number of shots. Note: This only works with the gun with the laser pointer in front.

  • Defeating Metal Head leader

    Begin by taking out your blaster and kill all the enemies. Then, shoot him repeatedly until more Metal Heads appear. Repeat this as many times as needed until he gets in the red. When he gets in the red, he will jump off the string things and will be on the ground. Avoid him until he shoots three lasers at you. He should now be on the other side of you. Take out the Peace Maker and shoot him. Repeat this as many times needed to defeat the Metal Head leader and complete the game.

    When the battle starts, take out your Vulcan gun and fire at the Leader until he charges a shot. Get out of the way. Switch to your Blaster and run around the area, firing at the Leader occasionally. Take out the bugs if they get too close; otherwise stay away from them. When you get to phase two (one third of his health is gone), continue firing at him until the flying Metal Heads approach you. If you have enough Eco, turn into Dark Jak. Take some of the lesser enemies then do a Dark Blast close to the Leader (takes about half a health bar). Repeat the earlier process until the Leader starts running around. Continue running until his blasts are coming from the side instead of behind. Turn and blast him. Repeat to win.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Done Done Done (Platinum): For excellent and dedicated field work in the field of battle for completion.
      Poor Kid (Bronze): Protect Kor and Kid.
      Dead and Gone (Bronze): Retrieve Banner from Dead Town.
      Kaboom! (Bronze): Blow up Ammo at Fortress.
      Signature Moves (Bronze): Protect Sig at Pumping Station.
      Turrets Syndrome (Bronze): Destroy Turrets in Sewers.
      Stripped Down (Bronze): Rescue Vin at Strip Mine.
      Over Easy (Silver): Destroy Eggs at Drill Platform.
      Cha-ching (Bronze): Collect Money for Krew.
      Lost and Found (Silver): Find Pumping Station Patrol.
      Just the Artifacts Ma'am (Bronze): Find 3 Artifacts in Mountain Temple.
      More Power to You (Bronze): Turn on 5 Power Switches.
      Skip the Stairs (Bronze): Ride Elevator up to Palace.
      Don't Let Him Get Away (Silver): Defeat Baron at Palace.
      Scout's Honor (Bronze): Catch Scouts in Haven Forest.
      Kersplash! (Bronze): Destroy Equipment at Dig.
      Speeding Slowly (Bronze): Win Class 3 Race at Stadium.
      Strip Mine, Not Yours (Bronze): Blow up Strip Mine in Eco Wells.
      Sunken Ship (Bronze): Destroy Ship at Drill Platform.
      Clap Hands (Silver): Get Seal Piece at Dig.
      Doggin' the Hellcats (Bronze): Destroy 5 Hellcat Cruisers.
      No Man is a Canyon (Bronze): Use Items in No Man's Canyon.
      Testosterone (Silver): Pass the Tests of Manhood.
      Grin and Baron It (Silver): Defeat Baron in Mar's Tomb.
      We're All Friends Here (Bronze): Rescue Friends at Fortress.
      Bot Bot Boom Boom (Bronze): Protect Hideout from Bomb Bots.
      Speed Quicker (Silver): Win Class 2 Race at Stadium.
      What's That Smell? (Bronze): Escort Men Through Sewers.
      Timber! (Bronze): Destroy Drill Platform Tower.
      Speed Speedily (Gold): Win Class 1 Race in Stadium.
      I Heart Heart (Bronze): Get Heart of Mar in Weapons Lab.
      Who Knew Krew Blew? (Silver): Beat Krew in Weapons Lab.
      Finders Keepers (Bronze): Find Sig in Underport.
      Heavy Distortion (Bronze): Attack the Metal Head Nest.
      Pedal to the Metal (Gold): Destroy Metal Kor at Nest.
      Head Over Heels (Bronze): Collect 50 Metal Head Skull Gems.
      Head Cheese (Silver): Collect 250 Metal Head Skull Gems.
      Head Master (Gold): Collect 510 Metal Head Skull Gems.
      The Collector (Bronze): Collect 25 Precursor Orbs.
      The Collectivist (Silver): Collect 125 Precursor Orbs.
      The Collectationator! (Gold): Collect 286 Precursor Orbs.

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