|2 gangs and 14 characters (multiplayer)||Up, Up, Up, Square, Square, Triangle, R1 and L1|
|4 gangs and 28 characters (multiplayer)||Up, Up, Up, Circle, Circle, X, L1 and R1|
|7 gangs and 43 characters (multiplayer)||Up, Up, Up, X, X, Square, R1 and L1|
|Aggressive drivers||Square, Square, R1, X, X, L1, Circle and Circle|
|Always get green traffic lights||Triangle, Triangle, R1, Square, Square, L1, X and X|
|All vehicles are chrome plated||Triangle, R1, L1, Down, Down, R1, R1 and Triangle|
|Black cars||Circle, Circle, R1, Triangle, Triangle, L1, Square and Square|
|Bobble head world||Down, Down, Down, Circle, Circle, X, L1 and R1|
|Closest pedestrian comes into player vehicle||X, Square, Down, X, Square, Up, R1 and R1|
|Cars drive on water||Circle, X, Down, Circle, X, Up, L1 and L1|
|Change bike tyre size||Circle, Right, X, Up, Right, X, L1 and Square|
|Clear weather||Up, Down, Circle, Up, Down, Square, L1 and R1|
|Commit suicide||L1, Down, Left, R1, X, Circle, Up and Triangle|
|Destroy all cars||L1, L1, Left, L1, L1, Right, X and Square|
|Display credits||L1, R1, L1, R1, Up, Down, L1 and R1|
|Fast clock||L1, L1, Left, L1, L1, Right, Circle and X|
|Fast game play||R1, R1, L1, R1, R1, L1, Down and X|
|Foggy weather||Up, Down, Triangle, Up, Down, X, L1 and R1|
|Full armour||L1, R1, Circle, L1, R1, X, L1 and R1|
|Full health (player, or car health if inside vehicle)||L1, R1, X, L1, R1, Square, L1 and R1|
|People follow your player||Down, Down, Down, Triangle, Triangle, Circle, L1 and R1|
|Get $250,000||L1, R1, Triangle, L1, R1, Circle, L1 and R1|
|Never wanted by the police||L1, L1, Triangle, R1, R1, X, Square and Circle|
|Overcast weather||Up, Down, X, Up, Down, Triangle, L1 and R1|
|Pedestrians Attack You||L1, L1, R1, L1, L1, R1, Up and Triangle|
|Pedestrians have weapons||R1, R1, L1, R1, R1, L1, Right and Circle|
|Pedestrians start a riot||L1, L1, R1, L1, L1, R1, Left and Square|
|Perfect handling when driving||L1, Up, Left, R1, Triangle, Circle, Down and X|
|Rainy weather||Up, Down, Square, Up, Down, Circle, L1 and R1|
|Raise media attention||L1, Up, Right, R1, Triangle, Square, Down and X|
|Increase wanted level||L1, R1, Square, L1, R1, Triangle, L1 and R1|
|Random pedestrian outfit||L1, L1, Left, L1, L1, Right, Square and Triangle|
|Slower game play||R1, Triangle, X, R1, Square, Circle, Left and Right|
|Spawn rhino (tank)||L1, L1, Left, L1, L1, Right, Triangle and Circle|
|Spawn trash-master (rubbish truck)||Triangle, Circle, Down, Triangle, Circle, Up, L1 and L1|
|Sunny weather||L1, L1, Circle, R1, R1, Square, Triangle and X|
|Unlock multiplayer skins||Up, Up, Up, Triangle, Triangle, Circle, L1 and R1|
|Upside down||Down, Down, Down, X, X, Square, R1 and L1|
|Upside down||X, X, X, Down, Down, Right, L1 and R1|
|Upside up (reverse upside down code)||Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Up, Up, Right, L and R|
|Weapons – set one||Up, Square, Square, Down, Left, Square, Square and Right|
|Weapons – set two||Up, Circle, Circle, Down, Left, Circle, Circle and Right|
|Weapons – set three||Up, X, X, Down, Left, X, X and Right|
|White cars||X, X, R1, Circle, Circle, L1, Triangle and Triangle|
Infinite time in fire truck side missions (glitch)
If you can manage to put the fire out exactly as the timer reaches 0 seconds remaining, the timer will disappear from the screen, and you will have infinite time to drive on to the next fire.
Multiple vehicle garage
You can normally only store one vehicle in the garage at a time. If there is a car in the garage already, it will only open for you when you’re on foot, and not for another vehicle (whether bike or car).
Drive a car close to the garage door, get out and walk near to the door, and it will open. Now, push the additional bike/car into the garage.
Double ammunition (glitch)
On some missions, especially ones which involve using lots of ammunition, your player is given a gun and ammunition at the beginning of the mission (or sometimes part way through after a video sequence).
Ensure you already have the same type of weapon before you begin the mission, and you should finish the mission with double the ammunition for that weapon (regardless of whether you win or lose the mission).
You need to account for how much ammunition you will use on the mission, because you may end up using all the ammunition, and then you won’t have double at the end. But, you will still have double ammunition during the mission.
As in almost all the Grand Theft Auto games, repeatedly tap X to sprint instead of holding X down. You will be able to sprint much further.
Repair burning vehicle
If your car catches fire, before it explodes, walk into the icons outside of the hospital and police station, and your car will be repaired and no longer on fire.
Here’s what you unlock while collecting the 100 hidden packages in the game.
|Unlockable||Number of packages to collect|
|Pistol at Safehouse||10|
|Generate a shotgun at all safe houses||20|
|Generate a armour at all safe houses||30|
|Generate a MP5 at all safe houses||40|
|Generate a python at all safe houses||50|
|Generate a M4 at all safe houses||60|
|Generate a sniper rifle at all safe houses||70|
|Generate a flamethrower at all safe houses||80|
|Generate a rocketlauncher at all safe houses||90|
|Gives you $50,000||100|
Unlockables in missions
These unlockables take place in missions (often side-missions) or after completing the game entirely.
|Unlockable||How you unlock it…|
|+25 maximum health points||Complete Level 10 in Pizza Deliveriy Missions at Joe’s Pizza in Staunton Island|
|+25 maximum health points||Complete Level 10 in Noodle Delivery Missions at Noodle Punk in Portland|
|Antonio outfit||Complete Making Toni mission|
|Avenging Angel’s outfit||Complete the Frighteners mission|
|Bickle ’76||Complete 100 taxi journeys|
|Boat Speeder at Portland Ferry Docks||Complete the game|
|Bullet Proof PCJ 600||Take Waynes bike in the Biker Heat mission|
|Chauffer’s outfit||Complete the Rollercoaster Ride mission|
|Cox Mascot outfit||Beat SlashTV 2 times|
|Dragon Jump Suit||Complete the mission Crazy ’69|
|Fireproof Toni||Complete Level 12 In Firefighter Missions|
|Free arrests (busted)||Completing Avenging Angels missions in Staunton Island|
|Generate $4,000 at Capital Autos||Finish Car Salesman: Level 6|
|Get $10,000||Complete all 26 unique jumps|
|Get cash from Hogs & Cogs||Sell 40 motorcycles in Belleville Park, Staunton Island|
|Goodfella outfit||Complete the mission “Overdose of Trouble”|
|Hellenbach GT||Finish level 4 in car salesman side missions|
|Hero costume||Beat Level 15 of the Avenging Angels missions in Shoreside Vale|
|Infinite ammunition||Complete the game|
|Infinite Sprint||Beat Ambulance Missions: Level 12|
|King Jumpsuit costume||Complete story mode missions|
|Leone’s outfit||Drive to your house at the start of the game and walk into the clothes icon|
|M60 machine gun||Beat all rampages|
|Maximum armour: 150||Complete Level 12 In Vigilante Missions|
|Micro SMG able to be purchased at Ammu-Nation||Complete the Don in 60 seconds mission|
|Multiplayer Skins||Complete the “Driving Mr Leone” mission|
|Overalls outfit||Complete the The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade mission|
|PCJ||Complete Love Media|
|Rhino Tank in Fort Staunton||Complete the game|
|Scrapyard rates multiplied by 4||Complete the Scrapyard motorcycle challenge|
|Super Angel Bike (Bulletproof) at Portland safe-house||Completing Avenging Angels missions in Portland|
|Super Land Stalker (Bulletproof) at Shoreside Vale safe-house||Complete the Tourism missions|
|Sweats outfit||Complete “A Walk In The Park” mission|
|Tuxedo outfit||Complete “A Date with Death” mission|
|Underwear costume||Complete 1 Unique Jump|
|Upgraded Sanchez bike||Complete all 10 courses in the “Bump & Grinds” dirt bike course in Portland|
|V8 Ghost||Complete Love Media|
|Vehicles Take Double Damage||Complete the game|
|Wise Guy clothes||Complete mission “shoot the messenger”|
Shoot the moon with a sniper rifle and it will increase in size each time. Eventually, after you’ve shot the moon a lot of times, it will start to go back to it’s normal size.
Bullet proof PCJ-600
During the mission named ‘Biker Heat’, you have to chase Wayne. If you kill him while he’s on his bike, you will be able to steal the bike and save it.
Bulletproof Stretch Limousine
During the mission named ‘Search and Rescue’ (Staunton Island; Sal). First, go and pickup the limousine from Sal’s garage and then drive it into the player garage, instead of the yellow marker.
Now make sure you fail the mission, by dying or destroying the limousine (ensure it is inside the garage if you do). It will become yours. You can try this with other special vehicle-based missions.
When starting a completely new game, instead of taking Vincenzo to the Safe House, leave him in the car and don’t get in. You can roam about in the game without ever being wanted by the police.
Hidden ‘Hello Again’ sign
Go to Staunton Island and find the parking garage in the southwestern corner. Locate the white staircase between the parking garage entrances. Go up the stairs and jump on to the cement railing, then turn right/east and jump on to the roof of the Liberty City Tree Building. Run over to the other side of the roof to find a courtyard down below. Jump down into it, follow it to the end in northwest/half-left direction.
At the wall at the end of the courtyard, you will see a sign which reads ‘Hello Again’, which is on the exact same spot as the ‘You aren’t supposed to be here’ sign in the original PlayStation 2 Grand Theft Auto III.