Descent (PS1) Cheats

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Descent (PS1) Cheats


Descent’s cheat codes can be entered at any time during actual gameplay, but the game cannot be paused while you are entering them. While many of these cheats make the game easier, the code for Turbo Mode will make the game more difficult, so keep this in mind while experimenting.  


Turbo Mode

Press Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Circle, X, Square, X, Circle, Triangle, Square, X during gameplay. You will hear someone say “Cheater” and the game will speed up. Enter the code a second time to go back to normal speed.

Shield Recharge

To fully restore your shields, press Triangle, Triangle, X, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, X, Square, X, Triangle, X. A clip saying “Cheater” will play and you will have full shields.

Bright Mode

This code changes the color scheme so that the game appears very bright, making enemies and obstacles more visible. Hit Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square, X, Circle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Triangle to make the screen brighten up. 


As the title implies, this code will make your vessel impervious to damage. Enter Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Square, Triangle, Square, X to initiate invincibility mode. You will hear the familiar “Cheater” clip if you input this code correctly.

All Keys

Entering this code will grant you all of the keys for the current level, allowing you to open any door in the stage. Press Square, X, Circle, Triangle, X, Triangle, Triangle, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, X and a woman will say “Cheater”, indicating that the code is active.

All Weapons

Press Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Triangle, Square, X, Triangle, Square, X, Circle, Square and the words “Mega-Wowie-Zowie” will appear on screen. You will now have access to all of the special weapons.

Stage Select and Extra Difficulties

This code will unlock a stage select and give you access to the extra tough Ace and Insane difficulty modes. Additionally, it unlocks all of the hidden stages, which will now be visible on the solar system map. Enter Triangle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square to make the words “Full Level Access Granted” pop up. Now you can pause the game and select “Quit Game” and start a new game from the main menu. If done correctly, the new game will have the new difficulty options and every stage should be available on the map.

The preceding cheats, which originally appeared in Tips & Tricks Magazine, have been compiled and transcribed to this site for the sake of posterity as well as for the convenience of our visitors. They have been tested thoroughly for accuracy. Feel free to contact us if you have problems getting these cheats to work or know something we do not.

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