Armored Core 3 Cheats For PlayStation 2

  1. First Person View

    Load Armored Core 3 data from a memory card that also has an Armored Core 2 or Armored Core 2: Another Age saved game on it. Pause the game during a mission, arena battle or VS battle, and simultaneously press the L1, R2, X, Square and down. The point of view switches to first person. Unpause to go back to default view.

    Contributed by: ruhztee 

  2. The OP-INTENSIFY optional part

    After buying and EQUIPPING the OP-INTENSIFY optional part, complete the following challenges to gain the abilities listed. Once you successfully complete a challenge you will receive mail that tells you what benefit you have gained

    OP-INTENSIFY MUST BE EQUIPPED TO GAIN ABILITIES. The OP-INTENSIFY optional part becomes available after you finish the story part of the game, you will get a mail telling you it's available.

    Location: Arena
    Challenge: Defeat D-1 Thunder House
    Ability: Radar Function

    Location: Arena
    Challenge: Defeat A-2 Ace
    Ability: Enhanced Booster Performance

    Location: Arena
    Challenge: Defeat E-32 Exile
    Ability: Increased Blade Range


    Location: 1st Layer: Nature Area
    Mission: Destroy Massive MT
    Challenge: Destroy both parts of MT and successfully complete mission.
    Ability: Enhanced Cannon Operation Performance (Fire back weapons without kneeling)


    Location: 1st Layer: Nature Area
    Mission: Destroy Massive MT
    Challenge: Successfully complete mission.
    Ability: Enhanced Cooling Performance

    Location: 1st Layer: Nature Area
    Mission: Defend Water Processors
    Challenge: Defeat enemy AC and successfully complete level.
    Ability: Enhanced Missile Interception


    Location: 1st Layer: Nature Area
    Mission: Destroy Massive Weapon
    Challenge: Successfully complete mission.
    Ability: Blade Wave Capability (Fires a blade beam by pressing O then X before your AC swings with sword.)

    Location: 1st Layer: Special Research
    Mission: Defend Ruglen Laboratory
    Challenge: Defeat enemy AC and successfully complete level.
    Ability: Improved Targeting Accuracy

    Defeat enemy AC and successfully complete level.
    Ability: Improved Targeting Accuracete level.
    Ability: Enhanced Turning Performance

    Location: 3rd Layer: District 1
    Mission: Eliminate Intruders
    Challenge: Defeat enemy AC and successfully complete level.
    Ability: Various Sensor Functions (Bio Sensor, Missile tracking, etc.)

    Contributed by: ZiOStYLeZ 

  3. Drop parts

    Hold L1+L2+R1+R2+TRIANGLE to drop your right arm weapons,back unit and inside parts.Hold L1+L2+R1+R2+L3 to drop extension parts.Hold L1+L2+R1+R2+CIRCLE to drop left arm weapons.

    Contributed by: Ecstacy2003 

  4. Unlock Extra Arena

    To unlock the extra arena, beat Ace to reach rank A-1. The extra arena appears next to the regular arena. It is basically the same as the regular arena, but instead you fight with a chosen partner against two other ACs.

    Contributed by: MercilessOne 

  5. More secret parts

    These secret parts are unlocked by completing certain tasks on missions. Some of them are hard to get, but all count towards 100% completion.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    The alloy transport must survive the entire mission. CEBT-HEX Hoover Booster Extension
    Destroy all lifeforms without the use of the acid containers. CEEC-01-XSP2 Radiator Extension
    Beat mission MT Training Excercise without getting hit by a single missile. KWM-AD-50 Back Magazine
    Get 100% accuracy for all weapons on AC Test 1. MLH-MX/VOLAR Heavy Humanoid Legs
    Finish mission Destroy Gun Emplacements fast enough to unlock bonus mission Distract Union Forces. Beat bonus mission to unlock part. MWG-KARASAWA Laser Rifle
    Located behind pipeline near start. Near out-of-bounds line. MWI-DD/20 Inside Part Decoys
    Located behind risen area of dam towards right of start. MWR-M/45 Medium Rockets

    Contributed by: MercilessOne 

  6. Acquire Emblems from Defeated Arena Opponents

    Choose a defeated Arena opponent. Press Start and Select buttons simultaneously while viewing the defeated opponent's AC. You'll hear a noise if done correctly.

    Effect Effect
    Acquire Emblems from Defeated Arena Opponents Choose a defeated Arena opponent. Press Start and Select buttons simultaneously while viewing the defeated opponent's AC. You'll hear a noise if done correctly.

    Contributed by: ruhztee 

  7. Unlock AC's

    Successfully complete the mission ''Escort Personnel Convoy'' without ANY member of the convoy being destroyed.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    This item is a left-arm equipped, spread-shot Howitzer. <BR> <BR>Destroy two or more monorails on the Destroy Naire Bridge mission. Unlock KWG-HZL30
    This item increases ammo storage capacity by 50%. <BR> <BR>Complete the mission (MT Training Exercise) without getting hit once. Unlock Part KWM-AD-50.
    This item is a heavy humanoid leg. <BR> <BR>Earn a rank of A or higher in the AC Test 1 (the target practice exercise). Unlock Part MLH-MX/VOLAR
    Successfully complete the mission ''Destroy Massive MT'' without the aid of a consort. Unlock the MLB-MOONLIGHT
    Though you're supposed to get it once you destroy the AC in the ''Defend Ruglen Laboratory'' mission, most of the time you won't. It appears as you do more and more Crest missions and get Crest Corporate Points. So, after doing enough missions, you'll get Unlock the MWG-XCB/75
    Successfully complete the mission ''Escort Personnel Convoy'' without ANY member of the convoy being destroyed. Unlock the RMR-ICICLE

    Contributed by: War Pig, Sixth Ghost 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by necropenguin 207K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by Vesperas 355K
General FAQs FAQ/Walkthrough by DashXero 47K
In-Depth FAQs Arena/Extra Arena FAQ by BBailey3 51K
In-Depth FAQs Blading Designs FAQ by Dave Unknown 10K
In-Depth FAQs Core Design FAQ by Typhoon Omi 49K
In-Depth FAQs Generator Speeds FAQ by zues 10K
In-Depth FAQs Hidden Parts List by Ciera 10K

Armored Core 3 Cheats For PSP

  1. Unlock OP-INTENSIFY Abilities

    If you equip the optional part OP-INTENSIFY, at first it does nothing. As you complete various tasks in the game with it equipped, however, it unlocks a variety of abilities. Here's how to unlock each ability (make sure you have it equipped while you do these).

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Complete "Destroy Massive Weapon." Blade wave ability (press the left arm weapon button, then hit boost mid-swing)
    Defeat arena opponent A-2, Ace. Enhanced booster performance
    Successfully complete "Destroy Massive MT." Enhanced cooling performance
    In "Defend Water Processors," defeat the AC and complete the mission. Enhanced core missile interception
    In "Bomb Disarmament," defeat the AC and complete the mission. Enhanced turning performance
    In "Destroy Massive MT," destroy both parts of the MT. Fire back weapons without kneeling
    In "Defend Ruglen Laboratory," defeat the AC and complete the mission. Improved targeting accuracy
    Defeat arena opponent E-32, Exile. Increased blade range
    Defeat arena oppnent D-1, Thunder House. Radar function, even without a radar equipped
    In "Eliminate Intruders," defeat the AC and complete the mission. Various sensor functions (bio sensor, missile tracking, etc.)

    Contributed by: karellan1978 

  2. Unlock or find all hidden parts

    Here's is a list of all the ways to find or unlock hidden parts. For some parts found in missions, you must have a high enough company loyalty rating or the part won't appear (some bonus missions won't activate because of this as well). If this happens, all you can do is finish the story mode and come back for it when all the missions are open again.

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. CAL-44-EAS (arms)
    Defeat rank A-1 in arena. CAW-DC-03 (weapon arms)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. CAW-DS604 (PSP exclusive back unit)
    Found in mission "Destroy Massive MT." It's behind a hill in the northwest corner. CBT-FLEET (booster)
    Complete "Safeguard Alloy Sample" without losing the transport. CEBT-HEX (extension)
    Complete "Eradicate Life Forms" without breaking the gas canisters. CEEC-01-XSP2 (extension)
    In "Defend Naire Bridge," it's below the start, on a platform under the bridge. You have to go to the open end and fly back underneath. CHD-04-YIV (head)
    Defeat rank E-33 in arena. CHD-GLITCH (PSP exclusive head)
    Defeat rank C-10 in arena. CLL-EM-070 (PSP exclusive legs)
    Defeat rank A-3 in arena. CLR-00-MAK (legs)
    Defeat rank B-7 in arena. CWC-SLU-64 (back unit)
    Defeat rank C-15 in arena. CWGG-GR-12 (right arm weapon)
    In "Defend Helicopter Crew," the part is on top of a pipeline to the northeast. CWGG-HG-10 (PSP exclusive right arm weapon)
    Awarded after first arena victory. CWM-S60-10 (back unit)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. CWX-LIX-10 (back unit)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. CWX-LIX-10 (legs)
    Perform well enough in "Defend Water Processors" to activate the bonus mission. Take and complete the bonus mission for the part. KES-ES/MIRROR (left arm shield)
    Found on a beam under the starting platform in "Destroy Massive Weapon." KWB-MARS (right arm weapon)
    In "Destroy Naire Bridge," destroy both monorails that go by and complete the mission. KWG-HZL30 (left arm weapon)
    Don't get hit by a single missile in "MT Training Exercise." KWM-AD-50 (back unit)
    Destroy all enemies in "Destroy Germ Canisters" and complete the mission. KWX-OC-22 (back unit)
    Defeat rank D-5 in arena. MAL-303S (PSP exclusive arms)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. MCM-MX/002 (core)
    In "Rescue the Survey Team," it's hidden in a nook in the wall to the left of the closed door. MEBT-OX/MB (extension)
    In "Disable Pulse Generators," there is a breakable grate above one of the generators on the lower level. Go through this grate to find the part. MEST-MX/CROW (extension)
    Defeat rank D-15 in arena. MGP-VE905 (generator)
    In "Destroy Escaping MT," it's just outside the door where the real mission target appears. MHD-RE/H10 (PSP exclusive head)
    Complete "Destroy Massive MT" without a consort. MLB-MOONLIGHT (left arm weapon)
    In "Assault Crest Facility," it's on top of the last generator. MLB-T/100 (PSP exclusive left arm weapon)
    Get a good score in AC Test 1 (around 35-40 targets without missing). MLH-MX/VOLAR (legs)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. MLR-MM/PETAL (legs)
    Defeat rank B-2 in arena. MLR-ZMX (PSP exclusive legs)
    Found in "Protect Crest Convoy," behind a radar dish to the left of the revine near the start. MRL-SS/SPHERE (back unit)
    In "Defend Energy Reactor," it's on the floor in one of the right-side hiding spots on the way to the reactor. MWC-XP02/75 (PSP exclusive back unit)
    It's a the bottom of the molten pit in "Bomb Disarmament." MWG-HG/111 (PSP exclusive right arm weapon)
    Destroy the cannons as quickly as possible in "Destroy Gun Emplacements" to activate a bonus mission. Complete the bonus mission to get the part. MWG-KARASAWA (right arm weapon)
    Found at the bottom level of the ship in "Recover Ship Cargo." MWG-SBZ/24 (right arm weapon)
    Destroy the enemy AC in "Defend Ruglen Laboratory" and complete the level. MWG-XCB/75 (right arm weapon)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. MWGG-XCG/20 (right arm weapon)
    Found in "Defend Water Processors," on the ground behind the pipes to the right of the mission start. MWI-DD/20 (inside part)
    It's behind an outcropping at the top of the dam in "Safeguard Water Supply." MWR-M/45 (back unit)
    Complete the game. MWX-MX/STRING (back unit)
    Defeat rank C-5 in arena. OP-E-LAI (optional part)
    Added to shop as you progress story mode. OP-E-LAP (optional part)
    Complete the game. OP-INTENSIFY (optional part)
    In "Eliminate Infiltrators," after opening the door to floor 6F, it's along the far wall. RIX-CR5000 (PSP exclusive radiator)
    In "Defend Personnel Convoy," don't lose a single ally vehicle. RMR-ICICLE (radiator)
    Defeat rank D-10 in arena. VREX-WS-1 (FCS)

    Contributed by: karellan1978 

  3. Obtain emblem from defeated Arena Opponents

    Select a defeated opponent, then while on the profile of the defeated opponent, simultaneously press L and R. You will hear a confirmation noise if done correctly. The emblem will replace your current emblem.

    Effect Effect
    Simultaneously press L and R while on the profile of an Arena opponent Obtain the defeated opponent's emblem as your current emblem

    Contributed by: auraziel