GTA 3 cheat codes for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile

GTA 3 cheats for every platform - including the Definitive Edition.

GTA 3 cheat codes are essential for any aspiring mobster keen on wreaking havoc in Liberty City, allowing you to do anything from spawn a tank to change the time of day.

At this point GTA 3 is available across multiple platforms old and new - including the 2021 Definitive Edition which brings it to a Nintendo system for the first time - with this page explaining how to unlock GTA 3 cheats on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile.

We also explain how to enter cheats in GTA 3 - so you can wreak havoc in Rockstar's version of New York wherever you're playing.

On this page:

GTA 3 Definitive Edition - Gameplay Comparison.

If you're looking for more explainers, we have pages on where to find the dodo and how to open up closed bridges in GTA 3.

GTA 3 cheat codes explained, including how Definitive Edition cheats work

While entering cheats in GTA 3 is pretty simple, there are always a few things to bear in mind when you're planning on using them in-game - especially if you are playing the Definitive Edition.

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  • Several cheat codes in the 2021 Definitive Edition have been disabled. Rockstar has confirmed it has removed some cheats for technical reasons, and we have verified which have worked for us on this page - and have kept the ones which have worked in previous re-releases below if you are playing those.
  • There are new cheat codes in the Definitive Edition. One is Big Head Mode, which is performed by entering the Konami code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right) then the right-most face button, then the down-most face button (so on PlayStation, would be Circle then X). There is seemingly no PC-specific way to input this cheat by using the keyboard. Here's the cheat in action via Dan Allen Gaming on YouTube:
  • Controller and keyboard inputs (mostly) work on all platforms in the Definitive Edition. This means on PC you can use controller input to activate cheats (useful for the new Big Head Mode in particular!) and on console, use the PC keyboard inputs to activate cheats. However, in our experience the ones which work and which don't can vary - so if one code doesn't work one way, try the 'usual' method for that platform to see if that works instead.
  • Using cheats can disable Trophies and Achievements. As such, use a separate save file for any cheat-filled sessions.
  • If cheats don't work from the start of the game, complete the first mission. This is the 'tutorial' and can open up more options when completed, so play until you are 'allowed' to explore the open world, and then start entering cheats.
  • Save before using cheats. Especially on previous remasters or the PS2 original, using cheats can be a little bit risky, and you'll often struggle to undo the havoc you cause with them turned on, anyway. Always save first so you have a backup just in case.
  • Most cheats can't be deactivated. Re-entering a cheat will often bring up a "cheat deactivated" message in-game, but in our experience that often leaves the cheat still active, or at least the resulting chaos still well in effect. This is another reason why you should save first, so you can re-load that save game to go back to before you entered the cheat.
  • Don't save whilst the cheat is active. This is an important one. With GTA 3 in particular, saving while a cheat is active can corrupt a save file or ruin a main save game by leaving it in a state of chaos. We strongly recommend you don't risk it and don't save once you've used one.

GTA 3 PC cheat codes: All Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats for PC listed

PC cheats for GTA 3 are entered by simply typing in the below codes as they appear - in either lower case or upper case. There's no need to bring up a console command box or dialog window, just type the code and it should work.

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GTA 3 PC cheat codes list (for Definitive Edition and previous PC releases):

CheatPC code
Raise Wanted Level MOREPOLICEPLEASE
Lower Wanted Level NOPOLICEPLEASE
Speed Up Time MADWEATHER
All Weapons GUNSGUNSGUNS
Money Cheat IFIWEREARICHMAN
Full Armour TORTOISE (or TURTOISE)
Full Health GESUNDHEIT
Slow Motion BOOOOORING
Fast Motion TIMEFLIESWHENYOU
Improve Driving Skill CORNERSLIKEMAD
Spawn Rhino Tank GIVEUSATANK
Destroy All Cars BANGBANGBANG
Flying Vehicle CHITTYCHITTYBB
Change Costumes ILIKEDRESSINGUP
Pedestrians Fight Each Other with Weapons WEAPONSFORALL
Pedestrians Fight Each Other ITSALLGOINGMAAAD
Pedestrians Hate You NOBODYLIKESME
Clear Weather SKINCANCERFORME
Foggy Weather PEASOUP
Cloudy Weather ILIKESCOTLAND
Rainy Weather ILOVESCOTLAND

GTA 3 PC cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatPC code
Increased Gore NASTYLIMBSCHEAT
Turn Vehicle Invisible ANICESETOFWHEELS

GTA 3 PlayStation cheat codes: All GTA Vice City cheats for PS5, PS4, PS3 or PS2 listed

PlayStation cheats for GTA 3 are entered by simply pressing the below button codes as they appear at any point in the game. As long as your button presses are being registered - as in, you're not in the middle of a cutscene or something like that - then once you've completed them in order, it'll work.

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GTA 3 PlayStation cheat codes list (for Definitive Edition and previous PlayStation releases):

CheatPlayStation code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
All Weapons R2, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Money Cheat R2, R2, L1, L1, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armour R2, R2, L1, L2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Health R2, R2, L1, R1, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Slow Motion TRIANGLE, ↑, →, ↓, SQUARE, R1, R2
Fast Motion TRIANGLE, ↑, →, ↓, SQUARE, L1, L2
Improve Driving Skill R1, L1, R2, L1, ←, R1, R1, TRIANGLE
Spawn Rhino Tank CIRCLE (x6), R1, L2, L1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Destroy All Cars L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, TRIANGLE, SQUARE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, L2, ←
Flying Vehicle →, R2, Circle, R1, L2, ↓, L1, R1.
Increased Gore SQUARE, L1, CIRCLE, ↓, L1, R1, TRIANGLE, →, L1, X
Change Costumes →, ↓, ←, ↑, L1, L2, ↑, ←, ↓, →
Riot Mode ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, X, R1, R2, L2, L1
Pedestrians Fight Each Other ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, X, L2, L1, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Fight Each Other with Weapons R2, R1, TRIANGLE, X, L2, L1, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Hate You ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, X, R1, R2, L1, L2
Clear Weather L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, TRIANGLE
Foggy Weather L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, TRIANGLE
Cloudy Weather L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, SQUARE
Rainy Weather L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, CIRCLE

GTA 3 PlayStation cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatPlayStation code
Raise Wanted Level R2, R2, L1, R2, ←, →, ←, →, ←
Lower Wanted Level R2, R2, L1, R2, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Speed Up Time CIRCLE (x3), SQUARE (x3), L1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Turn Vehicle Invisible L1, L1, SQUARE, R2, TRIANGLE, L1, TRIANGLE

GTA 3 Xbox cheat codes: All Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats for Xbox listed

Xbox cheats for GTA 3 are entered by simply pressing the below button codes as they appear at any point in the game, just like with Switch or PlayStation. Again, as long as your button presses are being registered - as in, you're not in the middle of a cutscene or something like that - then once you've completed them in order, it'll work.

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GTA 3 Xbox cheat codes list (for Definitive Edition and previous Xbox releases):

CheatXbox code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
All Weapons RT, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Money Cheat RT, RT, LB, LB, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armour RT, RT, LB, LT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Health RT, RT, LB, RB, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Slow Motion Y, ↑, →, ↓, X, RB, RT
Fast Motion Y, ↑, →, ↓, X, LB, LT
Improve Driving Skill RB, LB, RT, LB, ←, RB, RB, Y
Spawn Rhino Tank B (x6), RB, LT, LB, Y, B, Y
Destroy All Cars LT, RT, LB, RB, LT, RT, Y, X, B, Y, LT, ←
Flying Vehicle →, RT, B, RB, LT, ↓, LB, RB.
Increased Gore X, LB, B, ↓, LB, RB, Y, →, LB, A
Change Costumes →, ↓, ←, ↑, LB, LT, ↑, ←, ↓, →
Riot Mode ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, A, RB, RT, LT, LB
Pedestrians Fight Each Other ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, A, LT, LB, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Fight Each Other with Weapons RT, RB, Y, A, LT, LB, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Hate You ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, A, RB, RT, LB, LT
Clear Weather LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, Y
Foggy Weather LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, Y
Cloudy Weather LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, X
Rainy Weather LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, B

GTA 3 Xbox cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatXbox code
Raise Wanted Level RT, RT, LB, RT, ←, →, ←, →, ←
Lower Wanted Level RT, RT, LB, RT, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Speed Up Time B (3 times), X (3 times), LB, Y, B, Y
Turn Vehicle Invisible LB, LB, X, RT, Y, LB, Y

GTA 3 Switch cheat codes: All Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats for Switch listed

As with other consoles, cheats for GTA 3 are entered by simply pressing the below button codes as they appear at any point in the game.

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As long as your button presses are being registered - as in, you're not in the middle of a cutscene or something like that - then once you've completed them in order, it'll work.

CheatSwitch code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
All Weapons ZR, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Money Cheat ZR, ZR, L, L, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armour ZR, ZR, L, ZL, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Health ZR, ZR, L, R, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Slow Motion X, ↑, →, ↓, Y, R, ZR
Fast Motion X, ↑, →, ↓, Y, L, ZL
Improve Driving Skill R, L, ZR, L, ←, R, R, X
Spawn Rhino Tank A (x6), R, ZL, L, X, A, X
Destroy All Cars ZL, ZR, L, R, ZL, ZR, X, Y, A, X, ZL, ←
Flying Vehicle →, ZR, A, R, ZL, ↓, L, R.
Increased Gore Y, L, A, ↓, L, R, X, →, L, B
Change Costumes →, ↓, ←, ↑, L, ZL, ↑, ←, ↓, →
Riot Mode ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, B, R, ZR, ZL, L
Pedestrians Fight Each Other ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, B, ZL, L, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Fight Each Other with Weapons ZR, R, X, B, ZL, L, ↑, ↓
Pedestrians Hate You ↓, ↑, ←, ↑, B, R, ZR, L, ZL
Clear Weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, X
Foggy Weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, X
Cloudy Weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, Y
Rainy Weather L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, A

GTA 3 mobile cheat codes: Can you use cheats in GTA 3 on Android and iOS?

Finally, since GTA 3's been ported to mobile platforms like iOS and Android, you might be wondering if it's possible to use the above GTA 3 cheats on mobile.

Can you use cheats on GTA 3 mobile?

In brief, yes and no. There's no way to naturally input the cheats in GTA 3 on mobile, as the cheats that work with it are the PC ones, which require a keyboard.

However, it is possible to download some third-party software or app of some kind that allows you to use a keyboard overlay on top of a game. We can't recommend you any specific software as we can't guarantee it's a safe download for you, and wouldn't want to cause you any problems, but if you exercise the proper cautions and know that you do so at your own risk, that's at least one possible workaround, and it does work!

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