Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.
Highly Trained (Bronze): View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private terminal.
Missing in Action (Bronze): Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.
Very Elusive (Bronze): Return to active duty.
The Convict (Bronze): Successfully recruit the biotic Convict.
The Krogan (Bronze): Successfully recruit the Krogan.
The Archangel (Bronze): Successfully recruit Archangel.
The Professor (Bronze): Successfully recruit the Professor.
The Quarian (Bronze): Successfully recruit the Quarian.
The Justicar (Bronze): Successfully recruit the Justicar.
The Assassin (Bronze): Successfully recruit the Assassin.
Colony Defense (Bronze): Defend a human colony from attack.
The Prodigal (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer.
Ghost of the Father (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative.
Catharsis (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict.
Battlemaster (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the krogan.
Fade Away (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of Archangel.
The Cure (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the Professor.
Treason (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the quarian.
Doppelganger (Bronze): Help the Justicar resolve her mission.
Cat's in the Cradle (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the Assassin.
Friend or Foe (Bronze): Obtain geth technology.
A House Divided (Bronze): Hack a geth collective.
Ghost Ship (Bronze): Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.
Suicide Mission (Bronze): Use the Omega 4 Relay.
Head Hunter (Bronze): Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.
Brawler (Bronze): Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch.
Big Game Hunter (Bronze): Thresher Maw defeated.
Tactician (Bronze): Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.
Master at Arms (Bronze): Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game.
Merciless (Bronze): Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.
Overload Specialist (Bronze): Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.
Warp Specialist (Bronze): Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.
Incineration Specialist (Bronze): Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.
Operative (Bronze): Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.
Agent (Bronze): Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.
Prospector (Bronze): Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map.
Explorer (Bronze): Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.
Scholar (Bronze): Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries.
Technician (Bronze): Obtain 10 technology upgrades.
Weapon Specialist (Bronze): Fully upgrade a weapon.
Scientist (Bronze): Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory.
Fashionista (Bronze): Personalize your armor.
Power Full (Bronze): Evolve any power.
Broke, Blind and Bedlam (Bronze): Gain the loyalty of the thief.
Data Hound (Bronze): Collect 6 Cerberus data packets scattered across Aite.
Digital Exorcist (Bronze): Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord.
Mission Accomplished (Silver): Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.
Against All Odds (Silver): Survive the suicide mission.
Long Service Medal (Silver): Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or experience the interactive backstory (Cerberus Pack downloadable content) and complete Mass Effect 2.
Paramour (Silver): Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate.
Power Gamer (Silver): Reach Level 30 with one character.
Heart of Darkness (Silver): Confront the Shadow Broker.
Insanity (Gold): Complete the game in the 'Insanity' difficulty level without changing the setting.
No One Left Behind (Gold): Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.
N7 Elite (Platinum): Acquire all trophies.
Dr. Pepper bonuses
Use the following procedure to get the bonus Dr. Pepper items. Go to http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/signin/ and register an account. Note: You can register three different accounts to redeem three different codes and get each item. After creating an account enter one of the following redemption codes, selecting the "No Purchase" option.
Select the "Redeem" button to see a login for an EA Account. Log in with your EA account information that is linked to Mass Effect 2. Select Mass Effect 2 from the game list and select the desired bonus item. Repeat the steps with a new drpepper.com account to get the other items.
Successfully complete the game. You can start a new game session with a cleared saved game file with the following bonuses: choose Loyalty Bonus Skill at the start; retain Skill Points from first session; retain level and experience points from first session; Renegade/Paragon points reset to neutral; +25% experience bonus for all characters; and your previous weapons and armor (but no upgrades); 200,000 Credits, and 50,000 of each resource.
Have a saved game file from the original Mass Effect and use that profile in Mass Effect 2 to get the following bonuses.
100,000 credits: Mass Effect character with the "Rich" achievement.
2,000 experience points: Level 50 Mass Effect character.
30,000 credits: Level 50 Mass Effect character.
5,000 of each resource: Level 50 Mass Effect character.
4,000 experience points: Level 60 Mass Effect character.
50,000 credits: Level 60 Mass Effect character.
10,000 of each resource: Level 60 Mass Effect character.
Alternate party member colors
Successfully complete a party member's Loyalty mission.
Loyalty mission bonuses
Successfully complete a party member's Loyalty mission to unlock their individuals skills for Shepard, alternate costumes, and increase the chance for surviving the suicide mission. Note: Complete the Advanced Training research upgrade for your ship to be able to select the skills.
Armor Piercing Ammo: Archangel's Loyalty mission.
Biotic Barrier: Jacob's Loyalty mission.
Dominate: Kill Samara during her Loyalty mission and have Morinth replace her.
Fortification: Grunt's Loyalty mission.
Geth Shield Boost: Legion's Loyalty mission.
Inferno Grenade: Zaeed's Loyalty mission.
Neural Shock: Mordin Solus's Loyalty mission.
Reave: Samara's Loyalty mission.
Shield Drain: Tali's Loyalty Mission.
Slam: Miranda's Loyalty mission.
Warp Ammo: Jack's Loyalty mission.
Rapid fire M-920 Cain
Fire the M-920 Cain and keep [Fire] held while pressing [Reload] after each shot. The shots will keep firing during the previous shots' explosions.
To find easy mining planets, go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold. Look for the three planets hidden in the asteroids. They are all "Rich" planets with a lot of materials to help with upgrades.
Scan the indicated planet to find anomalies (side quests).
Nebula / Cluster / Planet
Caleston Rift Solveig Sinmara
Caleston Rift Talava Taitus
Crescent Nebula Lusarn Tarith
Crescent Nebula Zelene Helyme
Eagle Nebula Amun Neith
Eagle Nebula Strabo Jarrahe Station
Hades Nexus Sheol Gei Hin
HourGlass Nebula Faryar Daratar
HourGlass Nebula Ploitari Zanethu
Minos Wasteland Fortis Aequitas
Omega Nebula Ariniarkan MSV Strontium Mule
Omega Nebula Fathar Lorek
Pylos Nebula Dirada Canalus
Pylos Nebula Nariph MSV Broken Arrow
Rosetta Nebula Enoch Joab
The Shrike Nebula Xe Cha Zada Ban
Sigurd's Cradle Decoris Sanctum
Sigurd's Cradle Skepsis Franklin
Titan Nebula Haskins Capek
Element Zero locations
Search the indicated planet to find Element Zero.
Nebula / Cluster / Planet and amount
Calestone Rift Balor Caleston (moderate)
Crescent Nebula Lusam Tarith (rich)
Crescent Nebula Zelene Helyme (moderate)
Eagle Nebula Amun Anthur (rich)
Eagle Nebula Amun Sekhmet (moderate)
Eagle Nebula Relic Preying Mouth (rich)
Far Rim Dholen Gotha (moderate)
Hades Nexus Hekate Asteria (poor)
Hades Nexus Hekate Bothros (poor)
Hades Nexus Pamyat Dobrovolski (moderate)
Hades Nexus Sheol Gel Hinnom (moderate)
Hawking Eta Schwarzschild Etamis (rich)
Hourglass Nebula Faryar Daratar (rich)
Hourglass Nebula Osun Erinle (rich)
Hourglass Nebula Ploitari Thegan (moderate)
Krogan DMZ Nith Mantun (moderate)
Minos Wasteland Caestus Invictus (moderate)
Nubian Expanse Kalabasha Yamm (moderate)
Nubian Expanse Batalla Nearog (moderate)
Nubian Expanse Batalla thunawanuro (rich)
The Phoenix Massing Salahiel Ekuna (moderate)
Pylos Nebula Dirada Siano (moderate)
Pylos Nebula Satent Boro (rich)
Pylos Nebula Raisaris (rich)
Rosetta Nebula Alpha Draconis 2175 Aeia (moderate)
Rosetta Nebula Enoch Joab (rich)
Rosetta Nebula Enoch Laban (moderate)
Rosetta Nebula Enoch Mizraim (rich)
Shadow Sea Iera Prospect (poor)
The Shrike Abyssal Urla Rast Talis Fia (moderate)
The Shrike Abyssal Xe Cha Tosal Nym (rich)
The Shrike Abyssal Xe Cha Zada Ban (rich)
Sigurd's Cradle Decoris Sanctum (moderate)
Sigurd's Cradle Skepsis Watson (rich)
Titan Nebula Haskins Capek (moderate)
Valhallan Threshold Micah Farlas (moderate)
Valhallan Threshold Micah Israfel (moderate)
Valhallan Threshold Micah Kakabel (moderate)
Valhallan Threshold Paz Garvug (rich)
The following armor pieces will appear for purchase after certain points in the game.
N7 Helmet: +5% health.
N7 Breather Helmet: +5% health.
Kuwashii Visor: +10% headshot damage; at Omega.
Death Mask: +10% negotiation bonus; at Tuchanka.
Umbra Visor: +5% power damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account.
Recon Hood: +5% weapon damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account.
Sentry Interface: +5% shield strength; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA account.
N7 Chestplate: +5% power damage.
Capacitor Chestplate : -10%shields regeneration delay; at Citadel, Omega, or Illium.
Aegis Vest: +5% health; at Citadel.
Shield Harness : +5% shields; at Tuchanka.
N7 Shoulder Guards: +3% weapon damage.
Amplifier Plates : +5% power damage; at Illium.
Strength Boost Pads: +25% melee damage; at Omega.
Asymmetric Defense Layer: +5% health; at Tuchanka.
N7 Gauntlets: +3% health.
Heavy Damping Gauntlets: +5% shields ; at Tuchanka.
Off-Hand Ammo Pack: +10% spare ammo capacity; at Citadel.
Stabilization Gauntlets: +5% weapon damage; at Omega.
N7 Greaves: +3% shield strength.
Stimulator Conduits: +10% storm speed; at Omega.
Life Support Webbing: +10% health; at Citadel.
Ordinance Packs: +10% spare heavy weapon ammo; at Omega.
Blood Dragon Armor : +15% power damage, +10% shield strength; requires Dragon Age: Origins.
Terminus Assault Armor: +10% storm speed, +15% shields, +1 weapons reserve ammo; requires pre-order bonus code.
Inferno Armor: +10% negotiation bonus, +10% power damage, +10% storm speed by 10%; requires pre-order bonus code.
Collector Armor: +10% regeneration, +10% storm speed, +20% health; requires Collector's Edition.
Geth Pulse Rifle
Switch to the Hardcore difficulty setting before you land on the planet. Complete Tali'Zora's recruitment mission to find the Geth Pulse Rifle in the room where you find Tali. You can then change the difficulty back to its original setting.
Have Dominate ability and keep Samara alive
Dominate is a very useful Biotic ability that allows you to control organic enemies and turn them into allies, similar to the Hack ability that controls synthetics. In order to get this ability as a Loyalty mission bonus to use for your character, you must help Morinth kill Samara during the latter's loyalty mission. However, if you wish to keep Samara on your team but still have Morinth's Dominate ability, use the following trick. Play Samara's loyalty mission up to the point where Samara confronts Moritnth. Save the game immediately before the confrontation. When it is time to choose who you will eliminate, choose the option that lets Morinth get the upper-hand on Samara and kill her. Create a separate saved game file. Go to the ship and talk to Morinth. Load the previous saved game then have Samara kill Morinth. You now get to keep Samara as a squad mate and have Morinth's Dominate ability when you choose a bonus loyalty power to add to your character in the prototype upgrade screen.
Unlimited skill points
Recruit Morinth to get the Dominate skill and get a large amount of Element Zero. Purchase the Advanced Training upgrade and choose Dominate. This result in a bonus skill point, which is then used by the Retrain Powers upgrade. Repeat this process to get another skill point.
Garrus: Elevators reference
Travel with Tali and Garrus, the recurring party members. Eventually they will have a conversation about the elevators. Garrus will fondly remember the interesting conservations they had about Quarrians. Tali gets very upset about to the point of threatening Garrus with her shotgun to stop.
Ending with both Jack's and Miranda's loyalties
Do not play Miranda's loyalty mission at first. Instead, wait for Jack's mission to become available and play it first. After the mission when they are fighting, support Jack. Miranda's loyalty will be low. Then, play her loyalty mission to get it back.
Legion: Unusual dialog
* Take Legion to the Citadel. Talk to Anderson and the customs officer.
* Take Legion to the migrate fleet on Tali's Loyalty mission. Security will force you to remove him unless you can persuade them otherwise.
* Take Legoin to recruit Tali. She will try to shoot him.
Recruiting Tali: Sunlight exposure
While recruiting Tali on Haestrom, direct sunlight will damage you and your squad's shields and Biotic barriers. Because Grunt uses armor, he is unaffected by the sunlight and does not suffer weakened defenses while directly exposed.
Wander around the ship in between missions to hear some funny quotes.
* Stand next to Jeff "Joker" Moreau (the pilot) without interacting with him. You will hear him say things such as the following.
"Why is it always claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, I know. But hey, bunnies."
"Two years and everything hits the crapper. That'll teach you to die on me."
"You know what I hate about deep space? Crap radio stations from two centuries back. My gosh, we were idiots."
* Stand near the two engineers near the Mass Effect Core to hear the the following.
Engineer Daniels: "Did you know we're sharing our deck with a krogan?"
Engineer Donnelly: "Well that's just peachy."
Notice after you press Triangle, the planet information screen on the right will tell you if the scan of planet reveals if it is "Rich", "Moderate", or "Poor". Rich planets typically give about 10+ good scan for ores. Ore yields vary from 1,500 to 3,000. Moderate will give about 8+ good scans, but around 35% to 55% yield compared to rich planets. Poor will give 5+ scans with yields 5% to 25% compared to rich planets. Note: If there is an anomaly on the planet (usually a rich planet) and you land before you scan, typically the Star Map on the Normandy will put you in a strange location away from the anomaly planet. Go back and rescan to get your ores.
Bonus Paragon or Renegade points
Look carefully during conversations for a prompt at the top left area of the screen. Quickly press L2 when the wings appears for extra Paragon points. Quickly press R2 when the star appears for extra Renegade points.