Codes

  • Free Mode can choose sides (Japanese version)

    At the Main Menu screen, press:
    Square, Triangle, Triangle, Square, L1, R1, R2, L2

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • NA Secret Ending

    To get the HILARIOUS Secret Ending:

    1. On The Main Menu, go to Options.

    2. In Options, go to Opening Edit.

    3. Now, highlight ''Replay''.

    4. Hold R1, L1, R2, and L2, and press X.

    Contributed By: shifty.

  • Stage Name Wind Flow Speed (JP version)

    After the battle preparation is finished, the stage will start loading. During the loading, there is a black screen with text of the stage name at the bottom right corner of the TV screen with wind passing through the words.
    Press Circle repeatedly to increase the speed of the wind passing through the words.
    Hold any of the buttons to decrease the speed of the wind passing through the words.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Unlock All 41 Characters (Japanese version)

    Square, R1, Triangle, L1, Triangle, R2, Square, L2

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Unlock all BGM Sound Tests (Japanese version)

    At main menu screen, press:
    Square, Triangle, Triangle, Square, L1, R1, R2, L2

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Unlock All Movies (Japanese version)

    At main menu screen, press:
    L1, Triangle, R1, Triangle, L2, Square, R2, Square

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Unlock all Shu Generals (Japanese version)

    L1, Square, Triangle, R2, L1, L2, L2, R1

    Contributed By: Peas On Earth.

  • Unlock All Stages (Japanese version)

    At main menu screen, press:
    R1, R2, L2, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L1

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Unlock all Wei Generals (Japanese version)

    Square, Triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2, L1, L2

    Contributed By: Peas On Earth.

  • Unlock all Wu Generals (Japanese version)

    Triangle, L1, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2, L2

    Contributed By: Peas On Earth.

  • Unlock Characters (US Version)

    Enter this code at the Title Screen

    EffectCode
    Unlock all Characters ( US Version )R2, R2, R2, L1, Triangle, L2, L2, L2, R1, Square

    Contributed By: codeuser321.

  • Unlock Opening Edit (Japanese version)

    At main menu screen, press:
    R1, Square, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L2, Triangle

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • US Version Codes

    Unlock all free mode stages- R1 R2 L2 L1 Square L1 L2 R2 R1 triangle

    Unlock all movies in gallery- Triangle L1 Triangle R1 Triangle Square L2 Square R2 Square

    Unloack ''Opening'' item in options- R1 Square R1 Triangle R1 L1 Square L1 Triangle L1

    Unlock all sound test BGMs- L1 L1 R1 R1 L2 L2 R2 R2 Square Triangle

    Unlock all Shu Chars- L1 Square Triangle R2 L1 L2 L2 R1 square L1

    Unlock all Wu Chars- Triangle Triangle L1 square R1 R2 L1 L2 L2 L2

    Unlock all Wei Chars- L2 L1 Square Triangle L1 L2 R1 R2 L1 L2

    Unlock all CHars- R2 R2 R2 L1 Triangle L2 L2 L2 R1 Square

    Contributed By: Kepella.

Glitches

  • Bow view glitch

    Approach an enemy officer who has his own appearace cut scene. Get into bow view just before the scene and one it is over you will get a second view of your characters arm holding the bow in first person view. This also works with other cut scenes

    Contributed By: Randomer.

  • Free roam a stage.

    If you open the disk tray and wait at least a minute then kill the commander, you can free roam the stage without the map. It is important to WAIT AT LEAST A MINUTE BEFORE killing the commander.

    Contributed By: Legato and Vash.

  • Major Bug at Chi Bi (JP version)

    Choose to play as a thin character.
    Choose to play on Wu Kingdom is recommended.
    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    Ship at the bottom right of the map, the ship where Zhou Tai is positioned.
    At the right side of that ship are 2 dead end passages blocked off by ropes.
    Run toward the left of the 2 dead end passages.
    Run toward the left corner of that left dead end passage.
    After a while, you will find yourself on the ocean.

    Additionally, after doing the bug described above, run up the mountains at the bottom of map from the bottom right corner. Run to the South of Sun Quan.
    At the big red letters Chi Bi written on the mountain side, enter the mountain and you will find yourself behind the letters, which are now reversed.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Major Bug at Fan Castle (JP version)

    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    Make sure you choose to play as a character that starts initially on top of the castle walls.
    Horse can go down stairs, but can't go up stairs, so be careful when trying to achieve this bug.

    First go down one level to the platform in the middle level. The middle level is where the bridges appear after the flood.
    From the middle level, go to one of the sides where there are no castle barriers, meaning if you kept running you will drop to the bottom level. Don't drop down. At the edge, face sideways along the side, walk sideways (press L1) slowly to drop off the edge halfway. Halfway meaning you are not standing on the middle level nor on the bottom level, you are standing in the middle of the side of that castle platform. At this point, if you move toward the platform you will return to the middle level, and if you move toward the ground you will drop down to the bottom level. This will take a few tries, if you drop down to the bottom level, restart the stage.
    Standing in the middle of the side of the wall, wait for the time to reach 5:00.00 for the flood to occur.
    Now you can move toward the ground to go under the flood water.

    Make sure you pick a spot where the bridge does not appear with the flood.
    Clear enemy soldiers around the area so you can wait for the flood undisturbed.
    When under water, if you go near a bridge or land, you will return to the regular level above water.
    From the top left and bottom right water exits, you can go to the outside of the castle.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Major Bug at Nan Man (JP version)

    Choose to play on Shu Kingdom is recommended.
    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    Run at the top left corner outside the fence of the Shu base, after you find the spot you will run up the hill and end up behind the Shu base.
    At the Northern edge of the map, around the middle of the edge, slightly to the left, there is a spot where if you stand there, it will start to snow.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Major Bug at Shi Ting (You Ting) (JP version)

    Choose to play as a thin character.
    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    Head to the Northwest fort.
    Along the West mountain side within the fort, there are 2 towers standing relatively close to each other, with a small fence in between the 2 towers.
    Run at the corner of the small fence and the mountain side from the South.
    Walk forward and sideways by pressing the guard button (L1) until you find a certain spot and move slightly further into that corner.
    Move forward after that and you will find yourself on top of the mountain.
    Head to the river and you can run down the mountain and into the bottom of the river water.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Major Bug at Tong Gate (JP version)

    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    To the North of the bottom left bridge are two civilian houses.
    Go to the Northern one of the two civilian houses.
    Run at the mountain side to the North of that civilian house, move left and right until you find the right spot and you will run up the mountain side.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Major Bug at Yi Ling (JP version)

    Choose to play as a thin character.
    Choose to play on Shu Kingdom is recommended.
    Equip Red Hare Saddle.
    Head toward the stone maze from the Shu base entrance.
    Run at the right corner of the entrance, in between the stone pillar and the mountain side.
    You need to find a certain spot, so alter your direction slightly if nothing happens after a while.
    When you find the right spot, the character will move forward into the corner a little bit, after that, keep running forward and you will suddenly find yourself on top of the mountains.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

  • Minor Glitch at Suprise attack on Liu Biao

    Suprise attack on Liu Biao(any side).
    Walk to the northern path to the castle(where the rocks are positioned). On the northern rocky wall of the northern path near the castle, there should be a ''rocky bump'' on the wall. Enter the sides of that ''bump'' and you should be going into the wall. Just keep pushing the wall until you find it. Nothing much but you could just hide from the enemy. Jumping while inside the wall will be kind of cool, as you will just keep dropping. But will eventually come back up.

    Contributed By: Tordecybombo.

  • Minor Glitch at Yellow Turban Rebellion

    Choose any character.
    Play Yellow Turban Rebellion (any side).
    The River must not have been frozen yet! (Basically, the glitch is that you could walk on the river when it is not frozen)
    Enter the fortress, in the middle of the map. Walk to the middle of the northern wall where it touches the river(NOT atop the castle walls). Go right next to the part of the wall where the right side of the river touches and run towards the wall (not on a horse). You should be moving left a bit (while still going straight and with the camera angle facing the left). This might take a few tries (reseting is not necessary).
    If you did this correctly, you should be starting to enter the edge of the river. Where at that point, you should be on the non-frozen river.
    You could still do this while the river is frozen, but what will that do?
    Just a minor glitch, nothing you can do but go across the river.

    Contributed By: Tordecybombo.

  • Shoot through walls/doors

    if you stand right next to a door/wall that you know an enemy is behind and fire an arrow you'll still hit them and they cant do anything about it!

    Contributed By: SSJ_Richard.

Unlockables

  • Unlock Cao Cao

    To unlock Cao Cao, you must clear Musou mode with two other Wei generals.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlock Hex Mark Saddle

    To unlock the Hex Mark Saddle, on Liu Bei's forces at the Assault on Cheng Du defeat all of the enemy generals except Liu Zhang, and a valuable item report will appear.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlock Liu Bei

    To unlock Liu Bei, clear Musou mode with two other Shu generals.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlock Lu Bu

    To unlock Lu Bu, defeat 1000 enemies at Hu Lao Gate.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlock Red Hare Saddle

    On the allied forces side at the battle of Hu Lao Gate, defeat Lu Bu and a supply team will appear near the middle of the map, on the path that Cao Cao's forces takes.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlock Sun Quan

    To unlock Sun Quan, during Musou mode on the stage He Fei, have all of the following events occur: The death of Taishi Ci, Sun Quan jumps the bridge, attack of Zhang Liao, Sun Quan launches counter strike, reinforcements for Wei arrive, Gan Ning appears. This will unlock Sun Quan.

    Contributed By: KnightsEdge.

  • Unlockable Characters

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Da QiaoClear Musou Mode with one Wu character
    Diao ChanDefeat Diao Chan on The Battle at Hu Lao Gate
    Dong ZhuoDefeat Diao Chan and Dong Zhuo on The Battle at Hu Lao Gate
    Fu XiClear Musou Mode with Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Jian
    Gan NingDefeat Gan Ning on The Battle of He Fei
    Huang ZhongClear Musou Mode with two Shu characters
    Jiang WeiClear Musou Mode with Zhuge Liang
    Lu MengKeep Lu Meng alive on The Battle at Fan Castle
    Lu XunClear Musou Mode with one Wu character
    Ma ChaoClear Musou Mode with one Shu character
    Meng HuoDefeat Meng Huo all 7 times on The Nanman Campaign
    Nu WaClear Musou Mode with all female characters
    Pang TongKeep Pang Tong alive on Assault on Cheng Du
    Sima YiClear Musou Mode with one Wei character
    Sun CeClear Musou Mode with two Wu characters
    Sun JianClear Musou Mode with two Wu characters
    Taishi CiOn Assault on the Wu Territory, defeat Liu Yong before defeating Taishi Ci
    Wei YanClear Musou Mode with one Shu character
    Xiahou YuanDefeat Xiahou Yuan on The Battle of Mt. Ding Jun
    Xiao QiaoClear Musou Mode with Da Qiao or Zhou Yu
    Xu HuangClear Musou Mode with two Wei characters
    Xu ZhuClear Musou Mode with one Wei character
    Zhang JiaoDefeat Zhang Bao, Zhang Liang and Zhang Jiao on The Yellow Turban Rebellion
    Zhang LiaoDefeat Zhang Liao on The Battle of He Fei
    Zhen JiClear Musou Mode with one Wei character
    Zhu RongDefeat Zhu Rong on The Nanman Campaign
    Zhuge LiangClear Musou Mode with one Shu character

    Contributed By: essellAY.

Secrets

  • Begin the game with more characters

    If you have/had the game ''Dynasty Warriors 2'' and you still have the saved game on your ps2 memory card, DW3 will directly detect the saved DW2 and add a few characters you had in it.

    Contributed By: Arthur.

  • JP Secret Ending

    Note: you may need to unlock enough characters before you
    can do this.

    1. in the main menu go to Options.

    2. in the option menu go to Opening Edit (bottom right
    choice)

    3. in the opending edit menu highlight Play (2nd from the
    bottom choice)

    now do either 4a or 4b.

    4a. press and hold L1 and R1.
    4b. press and hold L2 and R2.

    5. press circle to play, then you will see the secret
    ending!

    Contributed By: choccobo.

  • Yellow Turban 2nd Wine and Dim Sum Trick

    In the Yellow Turban stage there is an extra Fairy Wine and an extra Dim Sum Snack on the protruding ledges upon the castle wall. There is a trick to easily retrieve them.

    Stand under the ledge where the urn is. Jump up and break the urn from under it. You will know you've broken the urn by the falling urn debris. Now save the game mid-way. Reload the save game. The Fairy Wine or Dim Sum Snack will now be at the ground level.

    Contributed By: Muni Shinobu.

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