Grand Theft Auto 3 Cheats

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All Weapons

While playing, press:

R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up

Extra Money

While playing, enter

R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up

Change Costumes

While playing, enter

Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right

Clear Weather

While playing, enter

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

Hey, it's raining

While playing, enter

L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Circle

Foggy day

While playing, enter

L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, X

Cause a Riot

While playing, enter

Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1

Please notice that once you have turned this cheat mode on, it seems that it cannot be turned off. Besides if you save the game while this cheat is active, the game will be saved in this mode. So be careful when using this code. (Thanks to Ruben for this note)

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Raise Wanted Level

While playing enter this code to raise your wanted level

R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Wanted Level Down

To drop your wanted level enter the following code

R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Speed things up

To make time pass faster, enter this code

Circle (x3), Square (x5), L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Free Tank

While playing, enter

Circle(x6), R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Full Health

While playing, enter

R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Full Armor

While playing, enter

R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

People have weapons

While playing, enter the code

R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, Down

Destroy All Cars

While playing, enter

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

Submitted by: Solidsnakejake

Improve your driving skills

If you want to be a better driver, enter the following code during gameplay

R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle

GTA 3 Websites

This isn't exactly a cheat, but when you listen to the radio sometimes they say an internet adress on a radio advertisement. And all the internet sites have actually been created - and are quite amusing.

For example:

Submitted by: James Harding

Other Websites - submitted by Mach

Get 125% life from hookers

Get a car but do not get a cop car, firetruck, ambulance, or taxi. Then find a hooker and park right next to her and honk the horn and she will talk to you and then wait there for a while and she will get in. Then go to a alley and sit there and the car will rock (I wonder why?). Your life will start to go up.

Submitted by: Abcdefghi


On the second Island (Staunton Island) there is a gang called "The Yardies"- they drive red and cream cars with black and white leopard skin seats and furry dice hanging from the rear-view mirror. They are usually found near the car park on the next road above your hideout. If you steel one of these and use the right analog stick you can use the hydrolics system that is built into the car. With this you can clear sharp bends with ease and evade the cops with no difficulty at all, not to mention have a laugh. Also if you push the left analog stick down (L3) then the car will extend its suspension and rise up in the air. This will help you to turn corners a lot sharper without handbreaking. Great fun!

Submitted by: The Mach

Glitch - Visit the third island

I am a genius, i have discovered a great glitch. every game has them. In this case it happens to be built on pure luck and coincidence.

If you have "improve driving skills" cheat on you may realise R3 makes you jump and if you use R3 off a jump you may have realised that you'll go flying and if you are lucky land on a building. It depends on the jumps location.

Anyway. if you have landed on a building you may have realised a lot of them aren't solid because there is no point in Rockstar wasting game space to bother doing things that won't have of a difference (because you won't be able to get there anyway unless you have the cheat on).

When you land on a glitch in a building everything will look purple and shiny and as soon as you fall into it you will be respawned to the nearest road to where the glitch was if you are in a car. if you are on foot it respawns you differently so dont do it.

*ahem* anyway. This "great" glitch i have discovered is on the second island ON the hospital. As you may have noticed, purely by coincidence the tunnel that is blocked off that leads to the third level travels directly under the glitch. Thus when you land in the glitch it will respawn you to the closest road, thus being the road in the tunnel (which is already beyond the road block).

To get to the glitch you will have to go to the front of the hospital and with the "driving" cheat that allows you to jump in the car figure out a way to get yourself onto the roof of the shelter that covers the front of the hospital (shouldnt be too hard).

If you make it up and are in the direction looking straight at the hospital, on your left next to the hospital should be a big monument (statue). Drive towards that but stick to your right and lean against the hospital wall. Forget the monument now. You should be looking at another wall that points diagonally towards the monument. Drive into the wall in between the wall you are leaning on and the wall that goes diagonal. YOU MUST BE IN A CAR TO BE RESPAWNED INTO THE TUNNEL!!!

You will fall in a glitch and land in a tunnel heading for the third level. Only downside is that you can only drive around the third level and check it out. Seeing as though you haven't finished the missions on the second island once you die you will be respawned back to the hospital in the second island.

Submitted by: James Harding

Free Shotgun Ammo

To get 4 (or is it 7) FREE shotgun shells all you have to do is steal a police car and when you get out you will have some free shells not to mention the extra added bonus of one of, if not the fastest cars in the game. Nice!

Submitted by: The Mach

Free ride around town without theft

First, stand in front of a car and jump on the bonnet. If you want to go really fast use a sniper rifle and fire 1 shot at the windowscreen ( this works with some cars ).


Submitted by: Paul Rhodes

Limmo on Staunton Island

Ok to do this you need all the bridges fixed. Go to Shoreside Vale and hang around the airport front till early morning around 8:00am. When you see a stretch limmo pinch it. take it to your 2nd hideout on Staunton and save the game. Turn the game off and back on again. This will load your game automatically and don't go in your garage. Now drive around Staunton and notice there is no limmo anywhere! Now go to your garage and drive your limmo, notice there are limmos everywhere you drive! Weird isn't it? Note submitted by Jangofeet: This trick can be done with any car at any time.

Submitted by: Paul Rhodes

Flying Cars

This code can be entered anytime wile playing the game.

Right, R2, circle, R1, L2, down, L1, R1.

This code can be pretty fun to mess around with. If you get a car going pretty fast, it will lift off the ground. Pressing up will cause your car to tilt up and down will cause it to tilt down. If you arent on the second island yet, get a cop car, or a banshee and get on the broken bridge. (etheir squeeze in the side of the roadblocks, or since you have the flying code on build up some speed and fly over them) once you get near the break, hold up and sail to the other side (if you die or get busted you end up back in portland though). It's funny to get a tank and rampage around the city and watch the cops loose control and shoot right over you with the code on. (Note: Enter the code again to turn it off.)

Submitted by: Tim Baird

The glitch in Portland

You know the triads - they have a fish company. Anyway if you go to the junction near the fish factory you will find a turning which goes right. When you go right you will see a row of garages. You can go in the first garage even though the shutter is down.

Submitted by: Niki King


To achieve a true 70's hippie experience, fly into the football stadium and try to land on the bleachers. (example: I used the tank to fly in) You will fall through the bleachers into a sort of strange under world. Colors will be swirling around you and you will see tiny police cars flying under you. WARNING!!!!! Once you are in you can't get out, so do it in a game where you don't really care about losing. Note submitted by Jangofeet: You can get out, just continue to drive toward the edge of the stadium and you will eventually be respawned on the street like in the hospital glitch.

Submitted by: pretzel boy

Magic moon...

I found this out by chance and it's pretty funny!!! If you have a sniper rifle, aim at the moon and shoot, the moon will then go from big to small, small to big, Etc.Etc.!!!!

Submitted by: Tyler!1!

Vigilante Made Easy

if you're having trouble with those fun, yet difficult vigilante missions, just get a cop car in your garage and stay in it, activate the vigilante mission by pressing R3 then get out and allow the garage door to close, now do the destroy all cars code (L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1 ). Wherever the criminal is, they'll meet their demise. Now get back in your garage and in the police car, then get back out of the car and out of the garage, allowing it to close, do the destroy all cars code and... well... you get the idea! continue this process as much as you like, enjoy!

Submitted by: Bobdole

Mysterious Boat Glitch

In Staunton Island there is a man in the park bathroom who gives you missions; well, one mission he gives you is called Gone Fishing and you have to kill a guy who is on a boat near portland rock fishing with grenades. You are supposed to blow up his boat but if you get the boat damage very high and then follow him for a while, he will crash his boat on the beach and get out and run. You can then shoot him and steal his boat. Just push it back in the water and get in it: the boat will be called the "GHOST missing". Up to now you've done no damage to you your game. Also a neat side note is that if you look through the windshield of the boat cars and also the front of the boat are invisible, people just float around with steering wheels in their hands it's kind of funny.

*WARNING* Do not do this next part it will make your PS2 unable to play GTA3 indefinitely. *WARNING* Ok here's what I did to save the boat. I pushed it from the shore of Staunton island near the hospital all the way to my garage on the same island. I managed to get it there without it catching fire. I pushed it in and tried to save the game. The results were devastating : The game froze, when i tried to reset it, the PS2 would say "disc read error". I tried playing a rented GTA3 and the same thing happened, what's worse is that my PS2 would say "disc read error" any time i tried to play any DVD or Game that i hadn't played before. My PS2 is okay now but this went on for about three months before the problem fixed itself. I called Rockstar games and Sony and the two companies blamed it on each other and I got no help from either company.

Submitted by: Jangofeet

Play with no other Cars

If you use the tank cheat in a remote location and manifest about 10-15, they will fall on top of each other making an interesting site and causing a number of humorous glitches like tanks leaping into the air and stuff like that. Since the game also saves tanks automatically no matter what (go ahead try it, park a tank somewhere and save the game; shut off the Ps2, turn it back on and play - the tank will be right where you left it everytime), it will use up too much memory saving the tanks and it won't be able to spawn any other car. After you do this police won't be able to chase you in cars, only on foot. Also grab a cop car from the station or one of your tanks and do a vigilante mission: the game will spawn only the car you are chasing and you can play the mission with just you and him, no other cars. This also works with in game missions.

WARNING: don't save with too many tanks or your game could freeze and the data will corrupt and you'll have to start from the beginning again. Use the Destroy all cars cheat to get rid of the tanks.

Submitted by: Jangofeet