On the mission given by Lcc to destroy the main computer. you
play in the same beginging as the radar destroying mission. However
you start at the place just right of the secreat part. From here move
left two containers and blow the third one up to recevie the part. The
part is an extremly fast lock on missle lacuhcher firing 12 in just
6-7 seconds with 60 ammo!
On the mission where the Earth Government sends you to kill Klein
but requests that you keep their surrounding system intact you will
find a new set of energy weapon type arms. (NOTE: This turns out not
to be the real Klein and is mearly a fake decoy Klein, or rather just
an unmanned AC.) In the last hallway before entering the chamber where
you will do battle with the fake you'll come across 2 side doors. The
first door will be on your right and the second will come up on your
left just a couple of feet before the door to the main chamber. In the
small room, behind that left door, on the floor you will find the
hidden AC part. These AC parts' description say that they're
considered to be a more energy based version of the modern slug gun.
On the snow mission where you have to destroy the crates, go in
the crack to the right of the starting position and destroy part of
the airplane to reveal a little cave that has an optional part for
making left arm weapons or shields power up.
On the mission stop the surface weapon, immediatly jump over the
two enemy surface weapons and look around near the rocks to find the
karasawa mk.II sitting on the ground.
In the training room, if you shoot the circle in the ceiling
enough, it will break, revealing a secret area. You need good boosters
or a light-weight AC to get up the shaft into the area, and when you
do, you will find a new Radar part. The radar is pretty nice for the
1st half of the game.
On the mission where you have to destroy the giant radar dishes
there is a hidden part: When you stand at the doorway facing the
dishes, to the right of them are large cargo containers close to the
edge of the area. The doors to these containers can be blasted open.
The first four or so are empty, but if you go around behind them,
right up against the edge of the area (don't go too far!) is a
container that holds a hidden part.
There's a hidden shield on the stage with the "monster" disorder
unit. Before you start going down through the floor, stand on that
entrance (or in front of it, if you blasted it open), and look up.
Shoot open the damaged-looking oval almost directly over you and fly
into the hole, and there it is. I don't know if there's a better
shield in the game (prefer dodging to blocking).
In the mission where you have to escort a train, destroy the
second to last car on the train and you will get a secret part. this
is an extension that lets you boost backwards quickly. It's not very
useful, I suggest you sell it if you get it.
1. The first one is in the Test Arena. There is an octagon on the
roof of the arena, shoot it until it blows up. Fly in and get the
radar...it is really good.
2. The second one is in the Gaurd secret Information Mission.
Skip destroying all of those drones just boost past them all (Make
sure you take a head with a high hacking rating). There are a bunch of
crates on the floor, blow them up then blow up the grate, drop down
and get the part it is a missle launcher.
3. In the Escort Train Mission, in the second to last car is the
part. Destroy the car and get the part. If you get it when you first
do the mission you will fail so I advise you to do it after you beat
4. In Mission Ground Based Attack, go to other end of the bridge.
When you do, jump over the side but do not go all the way down. Right
under the end of the bridge is a landing space, go there and the part
is laying there. It is the highest armored head in the game.
5. In Mission Rescue Research Team, boost past all the disorder
units. Get on the circuler disc, keep going until you see a different
panel from the rest. Blow it up. Go down and search around the sides
and the part will be there. It it the LS-Moonlight, the most powerful
laserblade in the game.
6. In Mission Infiltrate Radar Base, destroy all the enemies
where the radars are. Go to the end. There are some storage containers
there. Go to the one on the back row and the container closest to the
mountain. Blow up the door and get the part. It is an awesome booster
7. In Mission Destroy Radar Base, you start the mission by the
same crates. Go to the same crate you got the other part in and there
is a small missile launcher in there.
8. In Mission Stop the Surface Weapon, when you start the mission
destroy all the weapons on the side you are on. Then boost back the
way the vehicles came from and get the Karasawa MK-II. It is one of
the best weapons in the game.
9. In Mission Destroy Containers, destroy all the targets on your
level then drop down into the ravine where the Plane is and in the
ravine there will be a part against the wall with the part behind it.
Destroy the plane piece and get the part. It is an option part that
increases your defense and attack in your left arm.
10. In Mission Underground Railway, just boost past all the
enemies until you reach the lower level. You will come to a dead end
with a blastable panel on the floor, look up there is another one.
Shoot it then go up and get the part, it is the best shield in the
11. In Mission Zio City Suppression, when the mission starts you
might want to destroy one on thew enemy AC's then look for the part.
Find the maze of green buildings and the part is sitting there. It is
really hard to find so search everywhere in both mazes. The part it
the Orbit Cannon. It is a pretty cool weapon. Remember when you fought
Leos Klien on the final stage and those little balls kept shooting
you...the orbit cannon fires those little balls.
12. In Mission Eliminate Leos Klien, once you make it through the
mine fields there is a passage way with two rooms on the sides. In one
of them there is the part laying on the floor. It is a very good but
Thats all the parts you get in the missions, all the other parts
you either buy or you get in the ARENA.
There is a cheap tactic on how to beat EVERY COMPUTER player in
the arena. First you need to buy the double rack of vertical launch
missiles. Then choose the abandoned highway map. When the mission
starts DO NOT move off the building. Just wait for the enemy AC to get
in range and keep pounding it with the missiles. The enemy AC's cant
defend well enough against that kind of attack. The tactic works for
ALL of the arena fighters even Ares.
Create overweight AC's:
After beating the mission mode the first time in Armored core 2,
you can create overweight AC's! This means you can use your AC, even
though it is overweight. You must get the end-of-game credits for this
to become active.
Human plus enhancements:
Human Plus will occur whenever you fall below 50000 credits,
regardless of completed sorties, and afterward you'll START OVER from
right after the testing sortie, losing only your accomplishments
(sorties and arena wins/loses), not your purchases. My technique was
to complete the "Kill-the-guy-in-the-transport-in-the-desert mission"
to get money (ignore the MT's, if you can and save ammo), buy
something I can afford (trying to max the amount) then enter the
"broken-bridges-over-lava mission"with solid-ammo weapons, emptying
the ammo and burning up in the lava. When I completed the sixth
change, I had a decent arsenal with which to start the game. BTW, you
won't be able to do the training (sortie 0) over, so there will be a
sortie taken away from your total.
1st time : Improved radar.
This makes most radar units obsolete! It gives grid radar with a
decent range and enemy info.
2nd time : Long-Range Blade.
This enhancement allows you to shoot projectiles from your energy
blade. Press Circle to slash, then quickly press X for the shot.
3rd time : Enhanced Cooling.
Your AC unit will cool twice as fast as normal.
4th time : Improved Mobility.
This allows you to fire heavy back weapons while moving, instead
of standing in place.
5th time : Improved Boost.
It halves the drain on energy from the booster, allowing you to
boost twice as long.
6th time : Double Energy.
8th time : Double Cooling Power
Defeat all challengers in the Arena to receive a pair of stealth
back units that will mask you energy signature and block you from
being picked up on enemy radar.....great for when playing a friend in
VS Mode but it limits the amount of ammo you can carry.
Fixed camera view:
Hold Circle + X + Start while playing the game. The game will
pause. Resume the game with the view fixed.
First person view:
Hold Triangle + Square + Start while playing the game. The game
will pause. Resume the game with the new view.
Return to default view:
Pause the game, then press Start.
Fixed camera view (Japanese version):
Hold Circle + X + Select while playing the game. The game will
pause. Resume the game with the view fixed.
First person view (Japanese version):
Hold Triangle + Square + Select while playing the game. The game
will pause. Resume the game with the new view.
Return to default view (Japanese version):
Pause the game, then press Select.