|Name of the file: Mass Effect 2 [Xbox 360] - Author: ANO - [XBOX360]|
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.
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: experience points based on your previous level; resources for weapon and armor upgrades; and Paragon and Renegade Points (including a bonus if you have the maximum amount of either Paragon or Renegade points).
Alternate party member colors
Successfully complete a party member's Loyalty mission.
Party member Loyalty skills
Successfully complete a party member's Loyalty mission to unlock their individuals skills.
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 a 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.
Scan the indicated planet to find anomalies
Nebula | Cluster | Planet
Caleston Rift Talava Taitus
Caleston Rift Solveig Sinmara
Crescent Nebula Lusarn Tarith
Crescent Nebula Zelene Helyme
Eagle Nebula Amun Neith
Hades Nexus Sheol Gei Hinnom
Pylos Nebula Derida Canalus
Rosetta Nebula Enoch Joab
The Shike Abyssal Xe Cha Zada Ban
Element Zero locations
Search the indicated planet to find Element Zero.
Nebula | Cluster | Planet and amount
Calestone Rift Aysur Arvuna (moderate)
Calestone Rift Balor Calestone (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.
Comedic surveying responses
Go to the Local Cluster and proceed to survey Uranus. Instead of the usual "Probe Launched," the voice will instead make Uranus jokes such as "Probing Uranus" or "Really Commander?"
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.
Notice after you press Y, 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 LT when the wings appears for extra Paragon points. Quickly press RT when the star appears for extra Renegade points.
Faster scanning for mining
* Move the pointer to the left or the right of the planet you want to scan. Press the Left Analog-stick and Right Analog-stick in the same direction to double the spin speed of the planet. This allows you to locate resources on the grid line quickly.
* When scanning a planet, do not hold the LT. Instead, tap LT rapidly until you see a blip on the scanner. Then, go back over the area holding LT to find the best location to send the probe.
Complete the following achievements to unlock Xbox Live Gamerscore points.
Missing in Action (5 points): Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.
Very Elusive (10 points): Return to active duty.
The Convict (10 points): Successfully recruit the biotic Convict.
The Krogan (10 points): Successfully recruit the krogan.
The Archangel (10 points): Successfully recruit Archangel.
The Professor (10 points): Successfully recruit the Professor.
The Quarian (10 points): Successfully recruit the quarian.
The Justicar (10 points): Successfully recruit the Justicar.
The Assassin (10 points): Successfully recruit the Assassin.
Friend or Foe (10 points): Obtain geth technology.
Colony Defense (25 points): Defend a human colony from attack.
The Prodigal (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer.
Ghost of the Father (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative.
Catharsis (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict.
Battlemaster (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the krogan.
Fade Away (10 points): Gain the loyalty of Archangel.
The Cure (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the Professor.
Treason (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the quarian.
Doppelganger (10 points): Help the Justicar resolve her mission.
Cat's in the Cradle (10 points): Gain the loyalty of the Assassin.
A House Divided (10 points): Hack a geth collective.
Ghost Ship (25 points): Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.
Suicide Mission (50 points): Use the Omega 4 Relay.
Mission Accomplished (125 points): Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.
Against All Odds (15 points): Survive suicide mission.
Insanity (75 points): Complete the game on the "Insanity" difficulty level without changing the setting.
No One Left Behind (75 points): Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.
Long Service Medal (75 points): Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once with a character imported from Mass Effect 1.
Paramour (50 points): Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate.
Head Hunter (10 points): Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.
Brawler (10 points): Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch.
Big Game Hunter (10 points): Thresher Maw defeated.
Tactician (10 points): Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.
Master at Arms (15 points): Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game.
Merciless (10 points): Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.
Overload Specialist (15 points): Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.
Warp Specialist (15 points): Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.
Incineration Specialist (15 points): Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.
Operative (15 points): Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.
Agent (50 points): Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.
Prospector (5 points): Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map.
Explorer (10 points): Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.
Power Gamer (10 points): Reach Level 30 with one character.
Scholar (15 points): Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries.
Technician (15 points): Obtain 10 technology upgrades.
Weapon Specialist (15 points): Fully upgrade a weapon.
Scientist (10 points): Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory.
Fashionista (5 points): Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy.
Power Full (15 points): Evolve any power.
Highly Trained (15 points): View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private terminal.