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Resident Evil 2 guide: all the codes, guns, and item locations you need to survive the zombie apocalypse

Resident Evil 2 guide

This Resident Evil 2 guide is vital if you want to get the most out of the game. We've covered all the guns and upgrades, keys, puzzles, locker codes and safe combinations and more, including inventory hip pouches and Mr Raccoon locations. 

Basically, if you get stuck on anything our Resident Evil 2 guide has it all covered. It'll  see you through the whole game, or just help you out on the bits you get stuck on. So keep this page handy - you don't have to use it all but it's here if you need it. 

Resident Evil 2 Remake tips

If you’re after some general Resident Evil 2 tips then this should sort you out. It covers everything from the best ways to deal with zombies, how save ammo and more - things like vital map info you might have missed and a super useful quick turn move that’s perfect for those moments when Mr X appears in front of you without warning and want to [checks notes] ‘give it to you’. 

Resident Evil 2 safe codes

There are three Resident Evil 2 safes to crack in the game. You’ll want to pop them open as they contain valuable inventory and weapon upgrades that will make life so much easier. Fortunately the codes don’t change during Leon or Claire’s play through so our Resident Evil 2 Safe codes will sort you right out.

Resident Evil 2 Locker codes

The lockers in Resident Evil 2 are like the safes in that they require a code to open, although they generally contain ammo and slightly less important things. Although when you’re down to your last bullet it could make the difference between life and whatever kind of death being a zombie is. Use our Resident Evil 2 locker codes to help you pop those bad boys open. 

Resident Evil 2 film roll locations 

If you wander around the police station long enough you’re bound to come across a film roll or two in Resident Evil 2 Remake. If you want to know where they are, how to develop them and what the resulting clues you get are for, then use our Resident Evil 2 Film Roll locations to make everything clear. 

Best Resident Evil 2 guns

When it comes to guns in Resident Evil 2 you’ve got plenty of choices. That is assuming you can find both the weapons and the upgrades. Do well and you turn a 9mm peashooter into a semi-auto burst fire machine gun. The best Resident Evil 2 guns vary between Leon and Claire’s playthroughs but knowing where to find the best ones and how to max them out is vital to the whole ‘not being dead’ thing. 

Resident Evil 2 Mt Raccoon locations

He’s small, and slightly annoying, but if you can find all the Resident Evil 2 Mr Raccoon locations in the game there’s a trophy or achievement for your efforts. Some are well hidden, and some are only found in a particular character’s playthough so use our guide and make sure you don’t miss one.

How to get the Resident Evil 2 shotgun and grenade launcher

Zombies aren’t too much of a problem - they’re easy to dodge and generally about as dangerous as old people complaining. Lickers, though, that’s when you’re going to wish you knew how to get the Resident Evil 2 shotgun and grenade launcher as soon as possible. They are your go to monster killing tools - powerful enough to make problems go away but not so high level that ammo is hard to find. 

Resident Evil 2 key locations

Resi loves a good door. And it especially loves a good door with a kinky lock. Red Diamond key, Blue Spade key, Green Club key - why open doors normally when you can make it weird? At least with our Resident Evil 2 key locations you can find them all in no time and get out of the police station sooner rather than later. 

Resident Evil 2 medallion locations 

If you want to get out of the police station in Resident Evil 2 then you’ll have to find three medallions to open a secret passage (again with the weird locks). It’s pretty much the first thing objective you’re given in the game so our guide to all the Resident Evil 2 medallion locations will likely come in handy and save you running down too many dead ends. 

Resident Evil 2 hip pouch locations 

How much stuff you can carry in Resident Evil 2 Remake is always a big deal. Especially as this is the game that pretty much invented inventory management. For that reason knowing where to find the Resident Evil 2 hip pouch locations should always be a priority. Each one adds two spaces to your carrying capacity and makes the world a better place in general. Pockets!

How to solve the Resident Evil 2 chess plug puzzle

Most of Resident Evil 2’s puzzles involve combinations and inappropriately ornate ornaments. However, about two thirds of the way into the game you’ll find a puzzle involving chess pieces and a riddle. That’s when you’ll really want to know how to solve the Resident Evil 2 chess plug puzzle. Follow our guide and you’ll know how to solve one of the trickiest tests in the game. 

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.  I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.