Submitted by: David K.
Unlimited Money Cheat:
Location: Mid-way through the campaign, at "The Hall of Heroes" area. At the right side of
"The Hall of Heroes" is a vending machine that you can use your Possession skill on again
and again, in effect giving you unlimited money! To use Possession more than once on the
same machine, you’ll need to enter the big door between the two adjacent areas in front of
"The Hall of Heroes" to both refill your Magic and then return to the previous area again
to reset the area. This allows you to Re-Possess the same vending machine an unlimited
number of times until you have enough money.
Unlock 1999 Difficulty Mode:
At the main menu, press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, [Esc], [Enter] to unlock
1999 mode. Alternately, successfully complete the game. In 1999 mode, the game is more
difficult. You must stick with the specialization you choose, and your actions will be
ruled by that choice. Ammo is scarce, and health is more important. If you die, you must
have the proper resources needed (like money) to revive, or the game will be over. The
mode's name is a reference to System Shock 2, one of the precursors that inspired BioShock,
which was released in 1999.
Note: Enabling this code will unlock the "Should Auld Acquaintance..." achievement, and
will not prevent other achievements from being unlocked.
Infinite money and lockpicks:
In the "Return To The Hall Of Heroes" chapter (approximately two hours into the game),
immediately after exiting the Hall Of Heroes and going down two sets of stairs, possess
the Dollar Bill vending machine on the left side, and take the Silver Eagles. Then, go
down another set of stairs, and use the right Sky-Line. Jump onto the platform on the
right from the Sky-Line, and grab the lockpick on a wooden plank under the stairs. Next,
attach to the Sky-Line again, then go down to the next Sky-Line below. Jump onto the
platform at the bottom, and go into the nearby "Ticket" building to the left of the
gondola station. Inside, there is a Dollar Bill vending machine, near a "Patriot's Pride
Confections" sign, and three cash registers (two behind a door you must first use a
lockpick on) that contain up to 40 Silver Eagles each. Finally, return to the Hall Of
Heroes, and refill your salts (if needed) with the Salt machine (can be refilled unlimited
times). Go back outside, and the Dollar Bill vending machines can be repossessed and the
lockpick will have respawned. The cash registers will also have money in them again.
Repeat this process as many times as desired.
Note: If you kill the enemies in front of the Hall Of Heroes, they will not respawn,
allowing you to keep farming without having to deal with the enemies. You should not need
to collect more than 30 lockpicks. Use the gear that makes you 50% faster after jumping
from a Sky-Line to make farming faster. There are also a lot of vending machines around
the entrance to the Hall Of Heroes, allowing you to level up your magic and weapons.
In the "Ticket" building bythe Soldier's Field exit, there are three cash registers (two
behind a door you must first use a lockpick on) that contain up to 40 Silver Eagles each.
They will respawn every time you enter and exit the area.
All collectible locations:
Search the indicated locations to find all 142 collectibles in the game (80 Voxophones,
25 Infusion Upgrades, 37 Telescopes and Kinetoscopes). Obtain all 142 collectibles to get
the "Eavesdropper", "Infused With Greatness", and "Sightseer" achievements.
Note: You can use chapter select to replay chapters after completing the game so you can
pick up missing collectibles. However, there is no collectible counter per chapter/area,
and every time you replay a chapter, the collectibles will respawn. Thus, there is no way
to tell which ones you already found -- so try to obtain all collectibles in the correct
The following Vigor combinations can be used. Use the following eight Vigor combinations
at any time, against any type of enemy, to get the "Combination Shock" achievement.
Note: If you restart checkpoints, your progress will be saved. Thus, keep restarting
checkpoints if you are out of salts.
1.Possession + Shock Jockey - Possessed Lightning Conduit that electrocutes enemies.
2.Possession + Devil's Kiss - Possessed Fire Conduit that burns enemies.
3.Devil's Kiss + Charge - Multiple spreading fire bombs spawns at target.
4.Murder of Crows + Devil's Kiss - Sets crows on fire and burns enemies.
5.Murder of Crows + Shock Jockey - Electrifies crows and electrocutes enemies.
6.Bucking Bronco + Devil's Kiss - Launches a cluster of bombs from a floating target.
7.Bucking Bronco + Charge - Send floating target careening forward.
8.Undertow + Shock Jockey - Boosts Shock Jockey's power.
Search the indicated location to find the corresponding Vigor.
Go to the Fair's exit and get it from one of the stores to the left of the ticket vendor
leading into Raffle Park.
* Devil's Kiss:
Looted from a defeated fireman heavy-hitter after the Raffle encounter.
* Murder of Crows:
Defeat the hooded enemies in the chapel inside the Fraternal Order of the Raven building. It
is located on the altar near the large George Washington mural.
* Bucking Bronco:
Go through the ticket station before reaching the pavilion leading to the gondola en route
to the Hall of Heroes. The Vigor is located just as you leave the larger ticket chamber.
* Shock Jockey:
Found on Slate in the Hall of Heroes.
Located inside a small office behind a locked gate on the way to the Shantytown. The gate
will be open on your way back to the Plaza of Zeal after leaving the Police Impound.
* Undertow: Check behind the desk in the Office of Jeremiah Fink before leaving through the
* Return to Sender:
After leaving the Port you will find a locked door that leads to the Salty Oyster Bar. You must
activate a secret button that becomes selectable after you open the lock into Founder's Books
and listen to the Voxophone recording about the button. Once the button is pressed, you can
find the The Vigor on a table inside the Salty Oyster Bar.
Easy Silver Eagles:
Go to the Hall of Heroes and possess the vending machine on the right side of the steps that lead
to the building's entrance to get a random amount of money. Enter the Hall of Heroes, run down the
hall, and refill your Salts. Leave the building, return to the vending machine, and repeat the
On the way out of Hall of Heroes after fighting Slate, ride two sky-lines to find get into fight
that includes a firefighter that always has a lockpick. Defeat him, collect the lockpick, and
return to the Hall of Heroes. After entering the building again, exit and ride the sky-lines to
find the same firefighter. Repeat the process as many times as desired.
Enter the cemetery where Lady Comstock's mausoleum is located. Search the gravestones to the
left of the entrance to her grave. One of the graves is features the handwritten word "SNIGHT",
which is a reference to Mike Snight, a member of the development team.
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding achievement.
To view your achievements and stats in Steam, select "Community", then
"My profile", then "View all my games", then the game and view stats.
Achievement How to unlock
A Real Pistol - Killed 25 enemies with the Broadsider Pistol.
Aerial Assassin - Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.
Armed Revolt - Assisted the gunsmith.
Auld Lang Syne - Completed the game in 1999 Mode.
Big Game Hunter - Killed 100 enemies with the Founder Huntsman
Carbine or Vox Burstgun.
Bolt From the Blue - Killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line.
Bon Voyage - Killed 20 enemies by knocking them off Columbia.
Coins in the Cushion - Looted 200 containers.
Combination Shock - Performed all 8 of the Vigor combinations.
David & Goliath - Killed 20 "Heavy Hitter" enemies.
Dress for Success - Equipped a piece of Gear in all four slots.
Eavesdropper - Collected every Voxophone.
First Class Ticket - Boarded The First Lady.
Grand Largesse - Spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia.
Hazard Pay - Killed 10 enemies by utilizing environmental hazards.
Heartbreaker - Killed a Handyman by only shooting his heart.
Here Little Piggy - Killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or
Vox Hail Fire.
Higher Learning - Completed Comstock House.
Industrial Accident - Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Hook Execution.
Kitted Out - Fully upgraded one weapon and one Vigor.
Loose Cannon - Killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon.
Lost Weekend - Killed 5 enemies while you are drunk.
Mind Over Matter - Killed 20 enemies using Possessed machines.
More for Your Money - Lured 3 enemies into a single Vigor trap 5 times.
On a Clear Day... - Killed 30 enemies with the Bird's Eye Sniper Rifle.
On the Fly - Killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line.
Raising the Bar - Upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to
its maximum level.
Saw the Elephant - Completed the game on Normal difficulty or above.
Scavenger Hunt - Complete the game in 1999 Mode without purchasing
anything from a Dollar Bill vending machine.
Seasoned to Taste - Killed 30 enemies with the Peppermill Crank Gun.
Shock Tactics - Retrieved Shock Jockey.
Sightseer - Used all telescopes and Kinetoscopes in the game.
Skeet Shoot - Killed 5 enemies while they are falling.
Stone Cold Pinkerton - Completed the game on Hard difficulty or above.
Strange Bedfellows - Killed 20 enemies using allies brought in through a Tear.
Street Sweeper - Killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.
Tear 'em a New One - Opened 30 Tears.
The Bird or The Cage - Completed The Hand of the Prophet.
The Roguish Type - Used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.
Tin Soldier - Completed the game on Easy difficulty or above.
Vigorous Opposition - Killed 75 enemies either with a Vigor or while the enemy is under
the effects of a Vigor.
Well Rounded - Used all 8 Vigors against enemies.
Working Class Hero - Completed Factory.
Written in the Clouds - Completed Lighthouse.
Start "Return to the Hall of Heroes" and use the doors behind you to enter The Hall of Heroes.
Once inside, exiting to the Plaza will cause items in the Soldier's Field area to respawn. You
can use this to your advantage to farm gear. Go to the Plaza and defeat the Vox and Founders.
You should also use the sky-lines to travel to the lower Gondola Station and defeat the Founders
and Fireman. There is also a Motorized Patriot in its entrance hall. Simply stun it, go to the
elevator, and use it to return to the Soldier's Field boardwalk. Find the toy store next to the
carousel and lift its shutter to enter. Use Shock Jockey on the generator near the locked door
to open it, allowing you to collect a piece of random gear. Return to the Hall of Heroes by
using the elevator and the sky-lines. Enter the doors to the museum. Once inside collect the
Salts and repeat the process.
Use the Incinerate Plasmid on any slot machine to corrupt it so you can win easy money when you
use the burnt out machine.
Pieces of gear are randomly dropped in special prize boxes located throughout Columbia. Normally,
it will take most of the game to obtain a good amount of gear. However, there is an area earlier
in the game where gear will respawn, allowing you to get every piece of random gear early and in
one place. Load the "Return To The Hall Of Heroes" chapter (approximately two hours into the game),
and you will appear outside the Hall Of Heroes where Founders and Vox are fighting. Directly behind
the starting point are the doors into the Hall Of Heroes. Enter and exiting the Hall Of Heroes will
cause any items in the Soldier's Field area to respawn. Go to the plaza, and defeat the Vox/Founders.
Use the Sky-Lines to go down to the lower gondola station, and fight through the Founders and Fireman.
Inside the entrance hall you will have to fight a Motorized Patriot. Stun the Motorized Patriot, and
run to the elevator. Press the button, and you will return to the Soldier's Field boardwalk. Enter
the toy store next to the carousel, and interact with the shutter to lift it up. Inside the store,
use Shock Jockey on the generator near the locked door. The door will open, and you can collect a
random piece of gear. Then, backtrack to the Hall Of Heroes by using the elevator, and riding the
Sky-Line back up to the Hall Of Heroes plaza. Go up the stairs, and enter the Hall Of Heroes. Then,
go down the hall, and refill any necessary salts. Exit the Hall Of Heroes, and repeat this process
as many times as desired.
Easy Money 2:
Go to any vending machine, wait three minutes, then select an item from the vending machine you
cannot afford. Back out of the vending machine, and Elizabeth will give you money. The amount of
money will depend on your progress in the game. You will get more money towards the end of the
game compared to the beginning. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Star Wars easter egg:
When watching Elizabeth create a tear inside the monument, the words Revenge of the Jedi are seen
on the theater. This was the title of the very first Star Wars Episode VI poster before it was
decided that the word revenge was not appropriate. Also, listen for a peculiar song just before
hand in the room with the giant speakers. After the scene with Elizabeth, Booker mutters the line,
"This job is getting worse all the time", a reference to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes
Back when Lando says "Lando: This deal is getting worse all the time!"