One of the most potent parasite magic's is the pyrokenesis which does a greater damage than ordinary weapons and does knock back for 8-6 MP! (depending on the level) so use it as often as you like especially on hard monsters and bosses.
easy kill scorpions: just get them to group themselves in front of you and use the pyrokenesis, easy!
easy kill longnecks: on the mojave desert you will encounter those diehard long necked horse-thingies, how to kill them with a pistol? easy, just get them within the range of your pyrokenesis, blast em and shoot them while their down (usually takes 3 shots of burst fire to kill 'em).
easy kill bats: at 4-6 hit points a piece, they should be pathetically easy right? wrong THEY'RE TOO MANY! how to kill them easy? (i usually use Douglas' 100 shooter pistol to do this) just press and hold the shoot button (R1 for default) while continuously pressing the aim button (square for default).
upon a swat guy lying on a bench near the escalator, when you search him you will eventually get a vest from him, but what's so odd about it is that me and my bro both played the game and found out that both our vests where different! he got a vest with HP recovery while i have a stupid vest that prevents paralysis. i think the vests depends on how you played the game.
there are actually two outcomes during your battle with the very big fire-breathing monster (final boss of the dry hill scenario)
1.kill the boss (if it's face bleeds then he'll eventually die) and Douglas would ask you to visit him in his trailer, do that and he'll give you a 100 shooter pistol (sorry, forgot the name).
2.don't kill the boss (preferably use only your pistol) and Flint (the dog) dies, talk to Douglas and he'll tell you to search the trunk of green car in the junkyard, after exploring through the junk you'll eventually find a chicken plate. this vest is cool because it gives you 60HP, resist poison AND recover HP, though a down side is that it only has 5 attachments so now would be the best time to use your pouches.
to kill this boss without suffering great damage there is a sort of safe spot to shoot it, in the corner of your room and the laundry room (well, at least i think it's a laundry room) the only thing to worry about this place is dodging the boss' flames and being squeezed.
When you get a high enough score at the end of the Replay game, or play the game enough times, a couple of killer weapons will show up at the stores the next time you play the game! I won't spoil too much, but I will give you one hint for one weapon. It was featured in a Final Fantasy game. (Maybe you can figure that out if you played final Fantasy 8.)
MM1 Grenade Pistol
This cheat is one of the best weapons in the game i'm about to tell you about getting. There is only one sure-fire way to get it. Now listen closly: you must save Flint(the dog), and, well, that's about it. you can only purchase it near the end of the game and it can fire out a whopping 12 grenades before you need to reload it!(Just be sure your enemy is taking a long nap before the MM1 is full again. Good luck affording it the first time through!
Get Different Modes
Bounty Mode & Replay Mode - get by finishing game with any character
Supportless Mode - Finish the game with a good ending
Deadly Mode - Finish game with Supportless Mode
Get FF8 Gunblade Weapon - Finish game with happy ending
Scavenger Mode - Get 69,001 in any mode
Nightmare Mode - Complete Scavenger Mode
Modes and Ratings
Finishing in Bounty Mode gives a +1 to your rating, finishing in Scavenger mode gives a +2, Nightmare gives a +3. So if you finish Scavenger with a C rating you really get a A!
This is the list for almost all of the weapons in the game! (notice I said ALMOST all of the weapons, I will not spoil the other few,)it goes as follows:
TONFA-A police nightstick looking thingy. Pretty much useless.
9 MILLIMETER WEAPONS
PO8-The most useless handgun in the game. Don't buy it.
MP5A5-The best 9 mil. weapons. High rate of fire and powerful flash.
P229-This thing dishes out critical hits like nobody's buisness.
M93R-A good,reliable starting weapon.
M950-A pistol that can fire contiuously. It's free if you save Flint the dog.
5.56 MILLIMETER WEAPONS
M4A1 ASSUALT RIFLE-Good damage and range. can use a number of attachments.(see M4A1 ATTACHMENTS for more.)
M249 LIGHT MACHINE GUN-One of the most powerful bullet based guns in the game.
M4A1 BAYONET-A knife that can attach to the M4A1.
M4A1 +1 AND +2-+1 EXPANDS THE m4a!'S AMMO TO 90, WHILE +2 ADDS IT TO 180.
M4A1 GRENADE-One of my fave attachments. Can load grenades to the M4A1.
M4A1 HAMMER-A rather large stun-gun for the M4A1. Ammo can be recharged for free.
M4A1 PYKE-A Flame-thrower attachment for the M4A1. Fuel can be filled for free.
M4A1 JAVELIN-Can fire spikes form the M4A1. A little too expencive to buy.
PA3-A horrible ammo capability and lousy rate of fire. The PS12 is better.
PS12-If you found the Black Card in the Arkropolis Tower, you are the MAN!!! this gun is the best Shotgun in the gume!
AS12-The ammo capibility is better than the the PS12, and rate of fire is great, but way too high to buy.(Reminds me of SYPHON FILTER 2's final weapon.)
GRENADE PISTOL-A great weapon for bosses. (Dino Crisis's Grenade Launcher?)
MM1-The ultimate bad-boy Grenade Launcher. Can fire a 12 grenade volly of greandes.
MONGOOSE-Rupart's big, bad handgun. You can get it on the loosing way near the end of the game, or in the replay mode.
HYPERVELOCITY-This has to be one of the most powerful weapons ever in a video game. It is actually miniaturized Rail Gun! It has to charge for at least 30 seconds before it can fire again, but the shot has tremendous stopping power. It takes a while to get it up on your shoulder (it weighs 881 lbs!),and the recoil is tremendous, but if you aim it right, you will kill any thing in one hit!
GUNBLADE-This is the Final Fantasy 8 weapon I was talking about. It can only fire ShotGun shells, but it also has a blade to go with it. Try shooting it first, then slash next. Big ouchies.