You're going to need to get your hands on two electronic parts in a certain section of Resident Evil 2, both of which can be particularly difficult to uncover. In this Resident Evil 2 Clock Tower puzzle guide, we'll be walking you through completing a tricky puzzle within the police station, so you can get your hands on one of the electronic parts.
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There are three main parts to this guide. Firstly we'll be detailing how to get the 'large gear,' then we'll be explaining how you can solve the actual puzzle in the Clock Tower, and claim the electronic part.
Resident Evil 2 Large Gear Location
In order to reach the Clock Tower in Resident Evil 2, you’ll need to make it to the upper floor of the library, and through the door on the eastern side of the room. Now you’re on the third and highest floor of the Raccoon City police department, and you’ll need to head to the eastern storage room.
Dead in the middle of the eastern storage room, you can find the ‘large gear’ object. You’re going to need this for the ensuing puzzle within the Clock Tower itself.
How to Solve the Clock Tower Puzzle
With the large gear now in hand, you need to get to the Clock Tower room. Back out of the eastern storage room via the door to the west, and you’ll find yourself looking down on the main hall below. Head to the southwestern end of this area, and you can access the Clock Tower room via a door.
As soon as you’re in the Clock Tower, turn to your right. Interact with the vacant gear slot here, and use the large gear that you just picked up. This will cause a pathway to drop down nearby, meaning Leon/Claire can now reach the upper levels of the Clock Tower.
Run round to the descended path, and take it up. When you’re on the upper level, follow the path around until you can interact with another gear slot, only this time you’ll obtain the ‘small gear’ item. Go back down to the lower level, and use it in the vacant gear slot that you passed while running round to reach the path that descended.
Getting the Electronic Part
Now return to the beginning of the room, and take out the large gear from where you put it in the vacant slot. Retrace your steps all the way back to where you were first given the small gear item, and put the large gear in the now-vacant slot. This will cause the bell to ring, dropping a small orange box down to the lower level of the Clock Tower.
Retrieve this box and examine it. Interact with the flap that keeps the box closed, and you can open it up, recovering one of the electronic parts that you need to progress the story. Phew, that’s one puzzle of Resident Evil 2 out of the way.
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