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X-Men Legends 2: Rise Of Apocalypse

All characters:
Press Right, Left(2), Right, Up(3), Start at the character selection screen at an Xtraction point where you usually save the game or switch characters.

All skins:
Press Down, Up, Left, Right, Up(2), Start at the team management screen.

God mode:
Press Down, Up, Down, Up, Right, Down, Right, Left, Start at the character selection screen at an Xtraction point where you usually save the game or switch characters.

Level 99 characters:
Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Up, Left, Right, Start at the character selection screen at an Xtraction point where you usually save the game or switch characters.

Add one point to all skills:
Press Left, Right, Left, Right, Down, Up, Start at the character selection screen at an Xtraction point where you usually save the game or switch characters.

Fast characters:
Press Up(3), Down, Up, Down, Start during game play.

Extra melee damage:
Press Left(2), Right, Left, Right, Up, Start during game play.

Unlimited Xtreme tokens:
Press Left, Down, Right, Down, Up(2), Down, Up, Start during game play.

100,000 tech-bits:
Press Up(3), Down, Right(2), Start at the store run by Forge or Beast. The sound of tech-bits will confirm correct code entry.

Game cinematics:
Press Left, Right(2), Left, Down(2), Left, Start at the review menu.

All comics:
Press Right, Left(2), Right, Up(2), Right, Start at the review menu.

All concept art:
Press Left, Right, Left, Right, Up(2), Down, Start at the review menu.

All Danger Room courses:
Press Right(2), Left(2), Up, Down, Up, Down, Start at the Danger Room course menu.

All loading screens:
Press Right, Left, Right, Left, Up(2), Down, Start at the review menu.

Completion bonuses:
Successfully complete the game to unlock the hard difficulty setting (enemies at level 50). You can also start a new game with your previous characters at their current experience level.

Play as Dark Phoenix:
Successfully complete the game.

Play as Deadpool:
Successfully complete the game.

Play as Iron Man:
Find the four homing beacons in Act 1 through 4 and collect the piece of his armor that each set unlocks. Then, save Iron Man after finding the four homing beacons in Act 5.

Play as Professor Xavier:
Successfully complete all Danger Room missions.

Age Of Apocalypse costumes:
Complete Acts 1 and 2. The Age Of Apocalypse costumes will become unlocked at an X-Traction Point in Act 3. Press L2 at the character change screen to access them.

Team bonuses:
Use a team with the indicated characters to get the indicated bonus.
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Age of Apocalypse (Any four heroes with Age of Apocalypse skins): +100% attack rating
Agile Warriors (Nightcrawler, Sunfire, Toad, Deadpool): +5% experience points
Brotherhood of Evil (Juggernaut, Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Toad): +5% experience points
Bruiser Brigade (Juggernaut, Colossus, Wolverine, Rogue): 20 energy gained per knockout
Dark Past (Rogue, Deadpool, Gambnit, Wolverine): 5% damage inflicted goes to health
Double Date (Rogue, Gambit, Jean Grey Cyclops): 20 health gained per knockout
Energy Corps (Gambit, Bishop, Cyclops, Iron Man): +5% damage
Family Affair (Magneto, Professor X, Scarlet Witch, Juggernaut): +5 health regeneration
Femme Fatale (Storm, Scarlet Witch, Rogue, Jean Grey): 5% damage inflicted goes to health
Forces of Nature (Storm, Iceman, Sunfire, Magneto): +10 to all resistances
Heavy Metal (Colossus, Juggernaut, Iron Man, Magneto): +10 to all stats
New Avengers (Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Wolverine, Bishop): +15% maximum health
New X-Men (Nightclawler, Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, Sunfire, Bishop): +15% maximim health
Old School (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Magneto, Toad, Professor X): +15% max energy
Raven Knights (Iceman, Professor X, Iron Man, Deadpool): +60% techbit drops
Special Ops (Bishop, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Gambit): +5% damage

Alternate costumes:
Some characters begin the game with some alternate costumes available:
Lord Sephiroth.

Bishop: 70's Costume
Colossus: Xtreme Costume 2
Cyclops: Xtreme Costume 2
Jean Grey: Dark Phoenix Costume
Juggernaut: Original Costume
Magneto: Ultimate Non-Helmet Costume (starting costume without helmet)
Nightcrawler: Xtreme Costume 2
Rogue: Coat Costume
Scarlet Witch: 70's Costume
Storm: 70's Costume
Sunfire: 70's Costume
Toad: Brown Costume
Wolverine: Ultimate Costume

Complete Act 1 to unlock the following costumes:
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Colossus: 70's Costume
Cyclops: Original Costume, 70's Costume
Iceman: Snowman Costume
Jean Grey: Phoenix Costume, 70's Costume
Nightcrawler: 70's Costume
Storm: 70's Costume (another one)
Wolverine: Original Costume (Brown and Gold)

Complete Act 2 to unlock the "Age of Apocalypse Costume" for all characters that have them.
Lord Sephiroth.

Complete Act 4 to unlock the following costumes:
Lord Sephiroth.

Colossus: Xtreme Costume, Gladiator Costume, Ultimate Non-Steel Skin Costume (starting costume with normal skin)
Cyclops: Xtreme Costume, Snowfields Costume
Iceman: Non-Ice Skin (the same as in X-Men Legends)
Juggernaut: Original Non-Helmet Costume
Nightcrawler: Xtreme Costume
Storm: Xtreme Costume, Snofields Costume
Wolverine: Weapon X Experiment Costume, Xtreme Costume, Snowfields Costume

The Secret Characters already have the following costumes available:
Lord Sephiroth.

Deadpool: Unmasked Costume
Iron Man: 2099's Costume, Age of Apocalypse Costume
Professor X: Shadow World Costume (the same from X-Men Legends)

Hint: Final area:
First, step into the power chamber in the middle of the vault of ages. Because there is only a limited amount of time you have to use the harmonic powers, choose a faster character to do this. There is a yellow meter that will show you how much harmonic power time you have remaining. Go straight up or straight down to reach the generators. The downward path has a small maze in it. Go right instead of left. At the generator, Apocalypse is waiting. You must beat him up before you can destroy the generator. Destroy the generator and repeat the same process with the other one. It does not have a maze, and it will be a straight shot directly to it. Just like before, Apocalypse is waiting for you at the generator. After destroying the power of the harmonic machine, he will bring statues of the horsemen to life. You must focus your attacks on the horsemen and get them out of the way before tackling Apocalypse. When you kill the horsemen, they will return to statue form. Then, kill Apocalypse twice to complete the game. Note: Make sure you have a full load of health and energy packs before attempting this.

Hint: Act 2: Easy items:
In Act 2 after you rescue Beast on Mikhails Warship, Blink will open a portal back to Avalon. Go through the portal to Avalon then immediately return to the warship. The scene of rescuing Beast will play again, and the ship is undamaged. You can go back and get all the items again. Repeat this as many times as desired.

Hint: Act 4: Homing beacon:
In Act 4, in the sewers, you can find the first homing beacon inside a moving fan. To get it, use Rogue. Walk further the map until you reach the back side of that fan. Use Power Theft to drain the energy of that machine. Then come back and you will see the has fan stopped moving. You can now get that first homing beacon.

Hint: Act 4: Easy Holodiscs:
Use the following trick to get Holodiscs easily. In Act 4 after you talk to Sebastian Shaw, he will ask you to bring him his Master Key, Holodiscs and pay him 10,000 Techbits. Paying 10,000 Techbits and getting the Master Key is easy. The Holodiscs are located in one corner of the Westside of the city, but there is a green laser blocking your way. The best way is to use Nightcrawler's Teleport skill to pass the laser. Just keep on moving and your teammates will follow you. Kill the enemies and get the Holodiscs. Use the skill Teleport to go back on the other side.

Hint: Easy items:
To get easy Techbits, health packs ,energy packs, and items, return to the top of Apocalypse's tower where you fight Archangel. Smash all of the containers to get random free items. Repeat this as many times as desired.

Have Gambit and Toad on your team. Have Gambit use Prince of Thieves, and Toad use Plunder (this requires at least two extreme points). Do this when near a weapons cache and you can get about five times the amount of what you would normally get. This includes health/energy packs, and Techbits, but you still only get one special item.

Hint: Easy experience:
For easy leveling up, go to the Holding pen level. There is a location where enemies keep teleporting onto the screen. It is just before the last area entrance. Note: If you stay too long without saving, your game will freeze.

Note: You need Magneto with Magnetic Grasp, a lot of energy potions, and the "Death Touch" cheat. In Act 4, go to the holding cells. If you came in from the sewer, go up from the sewer entrance and take a right into the first room. If you came from the stockade, go up from the stockade entrance, take a left, and go through the next few rooms. Both ways should lead you into a room with two spawners and a scanner-like platform. Run through the scanner and it will "scan you". After this, enemies should start spawning. Have the player controlling Magneto run onto a spawner and constantly use Magnetic Grasp. Enemies that spawn on your spawner will be instantly killed and they will fly from the other spawner and die as well. If you have the "God Mode" cheat enabled, this will level you up indefinitely until the level cap. If you use potions, you will only be able to level up while Magneto has energy.

Hint: Recommended team:
Having two blasters (for example, Magneto) and two brawlers (for example, Wolverine) works well. The following team is highly useful, because there are times where you will need a mutant with super strength to move an object out of the way. If you need a bridge formed, use Magneto. If you need a flyer, both Magneto and Ironman can fill that role. The heavy metal group is Colossus, Juggernaut, Ironman and Magneto.

Iceman is the most powerful character in the game; keep him in your team. The other three characters that you should be from the following:
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Nightcrawler: He has very fast melee attacks and can do great damage if you expend lots of Skill Points in the Mutant Power Attack Teleport Frenzy and all his Passive Skills, Sword Mastery (you do not need to improve this very much), Teleport Mastery, Uncanny Reflexes, and Critical Strike. Also, his Xtreme Attack, Master of Chaos, is the best against Bosses (you can do nine hits when at maximum level) and PVP (Player VS Player).
Professor X: . He cannot do more damage than Iceman, but is faster (thanks to the Passive Skill Clairvoyance) and all his skills are very useful.
Iron Man: He is a combination of all types of characters (good at melee and ranged attacks, can fly, can smash easily and push or lift massive objects). Expend Skills Points in his Mutant Attack Power Gamma Bolts (if the Projectile hits a wall, it comes back), and all his Passive Skills.

If you have not unlocked Professor X and Iron Man, try these characters:

Bishop: A good choice if you do not have Professor X. He can even become more powerful than Professor X. He can inflict even more damage and have Passive Skills that make him fast (Power Trip) and gives energy damage (Energy Combat). Develop this Mutant Power Attacks: Full Auto, Bio Beam and Bio Blast. However, Professor X is better because of his low cost of EP for Mutant Attacks and walks and melee attacks faster.
Cyclops: If you do not have Iron Man, use Cyclops. He can inflict much more damage with ranged attack than Iron Man (but can only hit one or two, while Iron Man can hit five or six) with the Mutant Power Attacks Fusion Beam and Polarized Beam. Also improve his Visor Upgrade and Mutant Master as much as possible. However, Iron Man is better because he can do more damage with melee attacks, can fly, and lift massive objects.

The perfect team for story mode is Colossus, Sunfire, Gambit, and Iceman. Colossus is strong and has a powerful attack. This allows you to avoid using a special attack. Sunfire has fire power, and you can hit people from far away. Also, he can fly. Gambit can hit you from far away. He is fast and has strong attacks. Iceman has ice power. He can hit you from far away, build bridges, and can fly with his ice slide.
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The best team is Iron Man, Deadpool, Juggernaught, and Professor X. Professor X can hit enemies hard and fast. Iron Man can fly and has a good ranged attack. Deadpool is a good melee brawler. Juggernaut has the best Xtreme power in the game, Path Of Destruction.

Use the following characters on your team. Ice Man has strong attacks, can make bridges, take out fires, and flies. Sunfire can also fly (but uses less Mutant power), and Fiery Geyser can blow up any obstacle around you besides a Boss in one or two hits. It is good to have a mutant with mainly melee attacks, and Wolverine is a great choice to fill that role. He has great attacks, is strong enough to pick up objects that others cannot, and can push obstacles such as poles, columns, and rocks when necessary. The fourth Mutant is up to you.
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Have Professor X, Toad, Iceman, and Juggernaut in your team. Enable the "Unlimited Xtreme tokens" code or have at least three Xtreme tokens. If you are mobbed by non-boss enemies, boost Juggernaut with Toad's Secretion, Iceman's Ice Gloves, Professor X's Telepathic Link and Juggernaut's Path of Destruction (one token), then use his Crimson Devastation (one token) to kill all the enemies. This will do over 300,000 points of damage if at a high enough level. Then quickly switch to Professor X and use his Psychic Shock (one token) to resurrect all enemies within range to become allies temporarily.

You can use Jean Grey, Toad, Iceman, and Juggernaut. You can use this team for the whole story without changing characters. The idea is to have Juggernaut as your main character and use other character's ability to pump him up. Simply concentrate on the following skills: Jean Grey - Psychic Fury, Iceman - Ice Gloves, Toad - Secretion, and Juggernaut - Crimson Rage. Assign these boost skills to your help button (AI Skill). Whenever you engage in a battle press the button to pump up Juggernaut. This will give Juggernaut additional damage and makes him move fast. By using Crimson Rage, Juggernaut will become big in size and can deal a large amount of damage. Use him as a front man (brawler) with the three as back-ups. This team is well balanced because in some stages you must have a flying character (Jean), build bridges (Jean or Iceman), push heavy objects (Jean or Juggernaut), have a melee character (Juggernaut or Toad), and a long range character (Jean or Iceman). You can have Juggernaut do all the killing because he has a strong defense and high HP. Put skill points or max out Balance Form for the best fighting speed. Iceman can slow down enemies and gives addition damage, Use Jean's X-Treme skill "From The Ashes" if somebody is KOed. Toad's Secretion can make Juggernaut move faster. Juggernaut can deal about 300,000 or more points of damage by using Crimson Devastation if all their boost skills are activated with Path of Destruction. You can experiment with other characters, for example replacing Juggernaut with Wolverine. Wolverine has a Regeneration ability and Rude Awakening to keep your characters alive. Use Bishop for Iceman. Both of them can Boost +47% of damage (maxed out) Sunfire for Jean. Both have the Flying skill and can boost +47% of damage. Use Professor X for Jean Grey. Professor X can do more damage than Jean. he has Psychic Shock that can revive nearby allies and enemies. Use Gambit for Juggernaut. Gambit can be very fast if you use Secretion with Energy Form as well as Iron Man (Motion Amplifier). You can try other characters to fit your fighting style.

The following is a team that is balanced, strong and accurate. Magneto can fight long-ranged. Also, he is like Jean Gray and Iceman but does not have any kind of element. If you are not satisfied to him, try using Rouge. She also does not use any kind of element, but she is an offensive character. Juggernaut is the most powerful brawler of the game. As expected he is a slow walker, but when it comes to battle all of his enemies (including the Bosses) are easy. He can use his normal attacks and brawl skills to knock down opponents. Wolverine can finish opponents without spending energy just to use skills. Focus his support skills like Rude Awakening and Berserker Fury. For an Environmental Supporter, do not choose Jean Grey. Nightcrawler, Iceman or one of the unlockable characters are recommended. Iceman is more than a environmentalist. He is also an offensive type. Do not spend skill points for his support skills. It will not help.

The best team that can easily help a beginner finish the game quickly is Night Crawler, Wolverine, Colossus, and Sun Fire. For those advanced in the hard difficulty setting, the best team would be Iron Man, Dead Pool, Charles Xavier, and Magneto.
Edward Garcia.

Hint: Combos:
This combo works when you have Wolverine and Juggernaut on your team. With Juggernaut, walk over to Wolverine and pick him up, just as you would do to a chair or other item. When you throw Wolverine, he will do a diving attack to nearby enemies. This also works if you need to send Wolverine over large holes.
Jesse Cano.

Hint: Strong Gambit:
Once your characters get to about level 30, use Sunfire, Bishop, Toad, and Gambit as your team. The idea is to pump up Gambit as much as possible. Put as much of the stats you can into each ability as follows: Sunfire = Flaming Fury, Bishop = Energy Fury, Toad = Secretion, Gambit = Energy Form. Also, throw an extra 6 or 7 stats into each characters Mutant Mastery so that they will recover EP faster. During game play, activate all the abilities listed above and switch to Gambit. He will be able to run very fast and be super strong. Eventually he will have +200% movement, +400% or more attack and many of damage and defense bonuses. Also, because they regain their EP fast, you can reuse the abilities as soon as the affects wear off.
Christian Henderson.

Hint: Strong Iceman:
Iceman is the strongest character in the game. If you boost him wisely, he can kill most of his opponents with a merely single hit on melee attack. Distribute his Status Points wisely, developing more his Focus and Speed. At his Projectiles Mutant Powers, concentrate on his Cold Crush, and a little in Freeze Beam and Ice Slide. Do not spend Skills Points in Boost Mutant Powers, as they are useless. Also, if the rest of this is done correctly, Iceman will grow strong enough to easily fight alone. Spend the maximum you can in his Passive Skills, particularly in Ice Combat and Cold Mastery. Get the Danger Room Disk: Challenge - Iceman, and get and equip his Signature Unique Item, Cryogenic Booster. That brings a very good trait, Double Cold Damage. As for other equipment, put some that give bonus to Damage (not Energy Damage, Electric Damage or Radiation Damage). If done correctly, Iceman can hit easily his enemies (because of the high Speed), hit lots of enemies with the Cold Crush Projectile Mutant Power, and, finally, will give lots of damage. For example, you can do 500 and even more damage with melee attack, depending on your level, thanks to the Passive Skills, Ice Combat and Cold Mastery, and the Cryogenic Booster Signature Unique Item.
Lord Sephiroth.

Hint: Strong Juggernaut:
Juggernaut is the best character in the game, period. When it comes down to the amount of damage a character can cause, Juggernaut is far above and beyond everyone else. Juggernaut simply has the best skills and attributes of any character for the following reasons:

He has the most powerful "XTreme Boost" move. "Path Of Destruction". This skill surrounds the Juggernaut with a glowing aura that not only destroys every single object in the environment that he touches (for example, when running through walls to make new doors), it turns his attacks into the most powerful ones in the game. While this power lasts, his weak basic melee attack (X) does over 32,000 points of damage to any non-Boss enemy. Couple "Path Of Destruction" with Juggernaut's "Bull Rush" ability to get a controlled, continuous charge that instantly kills anything you touch while plowing straight through parts of the environment that would otherwise slow you down. This effect lasts between 20 and 50 seconds, depending on how much you level it up. Note: The 32,000 points of damage is at skill level one, character level 30, and no critical hit.
He has the best passive skill in the game, "Balanced Form". Contrary to common sense and popular belief, the Juggernaut is not slow. He starts out as slightly faster than average, attack-speed-wise, but this passive skill raises his attack speed and his defense rating. Maxed out, this skill makes him the fastest in the game, even exceeding Nightcrawler.
He has the best character design. The only weakness the Juggernaut has is the obvious one, no ranged attacks. However, this really does not make a difference. The Juggernaut has an absolutely obscene amount of hitpoints, and with the aforementioned "Balanced Form" he also enjoys one of the highest defense ratings in the game when equipped similarly. To summarize, the Juggernaut is all but invincible, more than counteracting the disadvantage he gains by being a melee fighter. But the character design benefits do not end there. Size matters; when packed into a large mob of enemies, the game takes the extra length of the Juggernaut's arms into account, enabling him to hit several enemies at once even with basic attacks. Thus, all of his mutant skills become radial or area-affect attacks.
He has the best skill in the game, "Crimson Fury". This skill pumps up the Juggernaut with a massive damage increase to a regular attack for a relatively large EP cost. Although it seems worthless, this effect is cumulative. Even at level one, this skill allows the Juggernaut to land a series of blows on the enemy, each more than six times stronger than the one before it, as long as the Juggernaut has EP remaining. This allows for huge amounts of damage to be done quickly, but then uses up all of the Juggernaut's energy and a great deal of your energy potions, which is not good, and so not the best in the game. However, with each blow, the Juggernaut gets bigger in physical size, allowing his gargantuan arms to hit up to half of the screen at once. Another reason this is useful is "Superconductor". This is one of Bishop's "XTreme Boosts" that, at the cost of 4 X-shards, powers up the entire party so that for a short duration (about 30 seconds), all characters can use skills without spending EP. Pair this with Crimson Rage. The Juggernaut will exponentially increase his damage with each of his eight or nine attacks a second, for thirty seconds. With combo, even low to mid level Juggernauts can do a literally infinite amount of damage (when clobbering through entire rooms of enemies at the rate of a few seconds each, it is possible to receive the four shards that were spent before Superconductor wears off, allowing continuous use of it. For example, with a level 30 Bishop, level 40 Juggernaut, level 39 Storm, and level 37 Nightcrawler, it is possible to easily do the entirety of the Apocalypse Boss fight (generators, horsemen, both Apocalypses, and movement time) in less than thirty seconds. There is only one downside to this ability -- it is too good, and makes the game no longer fun. Use it only for difficult Boss fights. Try this in enemy-clogged locations (for example, the aerial platforms level in Act 4, with the infinite Sentinel hordes) and watch as the Juggernaut gets bigger until he fills the entire screen or even overflows it.

These are only a few of the highlights of playing the Juggernaut. He also has other awesome skills that are worth investigating, but are not needed to justify the Juggernaut's role as most powerful character in the game.

Hint: Saving anywhere:
You can save the game almost anywhere by using a Blink Portal. You do not need to wait half an hour for an X-Traction point. Just open up a Blink Portal at the end of your session or whenever you feel the need to save then use the X-Traction point in the Sanctuary.

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