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GTA Vice City cheat codes for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile

Vice City cheats for every platform - including the Definitive Edition.

GTA Vice City cheat codes are central to anyone playing the neon-tinged, '80s-set crimeathon who wants to skip straight to the action, granting you the ability to do everything from changing your character skin to spawning weapons and changing the weather.

At this point GTA Vice City 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 Vice City cheats on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and mobile.

We also explain how to enter cheats in Vice City - so you can wreak havoc in Rockstar's version of Miami wherever you're playing.

On this page:

If you're looking for more explainers, we have pages on Vice City properties, opening up closed bridges in Vice City and helicopter locations.

GTA Vice City cheat codes explained, including how Definitive Edition cheats work

While entering cheats is all pretty simple, there are a few things to bear in mind when you're thinking of using them. Here's a quick rundown of what you should know.

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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 a 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.
  • Save before you enter them. This is an obvious one, but make sure you always save before entering cheats, just in case something goes wrong and you cause a little too much havoc.
  • A lot of cheats can't be deactivated. Whilst re-entering most "mode"-style cheats (ones that toggle something on or off, like slow motion for instance) will bring up a "Cheat Deactivated" notification, we often found when testing them out that this didn't do anything and the cheat remained active until we quit the game or reloaded a save. This is another reason to save your game first!

GTA Vice City PC cheat codes: All GTA Vice City cheats for PC listed

PC cheats for GTA Vice City are entered by simply typing in the below codes as they appear. They're not case sensitive, so you can type them in lower case or capital letters, and you don't need to bring up a dialogue box or console commands or anything like that. Simply type the code correctly, and you're sorted!

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GTA Vice City PC Cheat Codes (for Definitive Edition and previous PC releases):

CheatPC code
Weapon Set 1 THUGSTOOLS
Weapon Set 2 PROFESSIONALTOOLS
Weapon Set 3 NUTTERTOOLS
Full Heath ASPIRINE
Full Armor PRECIOUSPROTECTION
Increase Wanted Level by 2 YOUWONTTAKEMEALIVE
Lower Wanted Level to 0 LEAVEMEALONE
Suicide ICANTTAKEITANYMORE
Speed Up Gameplay ONSPEED
Slow Down Gameplay BOOOOOORING
Quick Clock LIFEISPASSINGMEBY
Spawn Tank PANZER
Spawn Bloodring Banger TRAVELINSTYLE
Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger GETTHEREQUICKLY
Spawn Sabre Turbo GETTHEREFAST
Spawn Hotring Racer GETTHEREVERYFASTINDEED
Spawn Alt Hotring Racer GETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAST
Spawn Hearse THELASTRIDE
Spawn Limo ROCKANDROLLCAR
Spawn Trashmaster RUBBISHCAR
Spawn Caddie BETTERTHANWALKING
Flying Boats AIRSHIP
Nearby Vehicles Explode BIGBANG
Road Rage MIAMITRAFFIC
Pink Cars AHAIRDRESSERSCAR
Black Cars IWANTITPAINTEDBLACK
Flying Vehicles COMEFLYWITHME
Handling Buff GRIPISEVERYTHING
All Traffic Lights Green GREENLIGHT
Amphibious Cars SEAWAYS
Ricardo Skin CHEATSHAVEBEENCRACKED
Lance Skin LOOKLIKELANCE
Ken Skin MYSONISALAWYER
Hilary Skin ILOOKLIKEHILARY
Jezz Skin ROCKANDROLLMAN
Dick Skin WELOVEOURDICK
Phil Skin ONEARMEDBANDIT
Sonny Skin IDONTHAVETHEMONEYSONNY
Mercedes Skin FOXYLITTLETHING
Candy Suxxx Skin IWANTBIGTITS
Random Outfit STILLLIKEDRESSINGUP
Riot FIGHTFIGHTFIGHT
Hostile Pedestrians NOBODYLIKESME
Armed Pedestrians OURGODGIVENRIGHTTOBEARARMS
Armed Female Pedestrians CHICKSWITHGUNS
Ladies' Man FANNYMAGNET
Sunny Weather ALOVELYDAY
Cloudy Weather APLEASANTDAY
Very Cloudy Weather ABITDRIEG
Foggy Weather CANTSEEATHING
Rainy Weather CATSANDDOGS
Invincibility YOUCANTLEAVEMEALONE
Spawn Hunter AMERICAHELICOPTER
Spawn Aeroplane FLYINGWAYS

GTA Vice City PC cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatPC code
Invisible Cars WHEELSAREALLINEED
Big Wheels LOADSOFLITTLETHINGS
Smoke a Cigarette CERTAINDEATH
Fat Skin DEEPFRIEDMARSBARS
Skinny Skin PROGRAMMER
Buy All Properties FULLCITYPEOPLEMINES
Mass Bike Spawn FREEWAYFORANGELJOY

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

PlayStation cheats for GTA Vice City are entered by simply pressing the buttons on the controller as they appear in the cheat codes list below. As with PC cheats there's nothing else you need to do to activate them, simply press the controller buttons in order and you're away.

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GTA Vice City PlayStation Cheat Codes (for Definitive Edition and previous PlayStation releases):

Cheat PlayStation code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
Weapon Set 1 R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2 R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3 R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full Health R1, R2, L1, CIRCLE, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armor R1, R2, L1, X, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2 R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0 R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide →, L2, ↓, R1, ←, ←, R1, L1, L2, L1
Speed Up Gameplay Triangle, ↑, →, ↓, L2, L1, Square
Slow Down Gameplay TRIANGLE, ↑, →, ↓, SQUARE, R2, R1
Quick Clock CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, SQUARE, L1, SQUARE x3, L1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Spawn Tank CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Spawn Bloodring Banger ↑, →, →, L1, →, ↑, SQUARE, L2
Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger ↓, R1, CIRCLE, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, ←, ←
Spawn Sabre Turbo →, L2, ↓, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, CIRCLE, ←
Spawn Hotring Racer R1, CIRCLE, R2, →, L1, L2, X, X, SQUARE, R1
Spawn Alt Hotring Racer R2, L1, CIRCLE, →, L1, R1, →, ↑, CIRCLE, R2
Spawn Hearse ↓, R2, ↓, R1, L2, ←, R1, L1, ←, →
Spawn Limo R2, ↑, L2, ←, ←, R1, L1, CIRCLE, →
Spawn Trashmaster CIRCLE, R1, CIRCLE, R1, ←, ←, R1, L1, CIRCLE, →
Spawn Caddie CIRCLE, L1, ↑, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, CIRCLE, X
Flying Boats R2, Circle, ↑, L1, →, R1, →, ↑, Square, Triangle
Nearby Vehicles Explode R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, L2, L1
Road Rage R2, CIRCLE, R1, L2, ←, R1, L1, R2, L2
Pink Cars CIRCLE, L1, ↓, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, →, X
Black Cars CIRCLE, L2, ↑, R1, ←, X, R1, L1, ←, CIRCLE
Flying Vehicles Triangle, Circle, Triangle, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling Buff TRIANGLE, R1, R1, ←, R1, L1, R2, L1
All Traffic Lights Green →, R1, ↑, L2, L2, ←, R1, L1, R1, R1
Amphibious Cars →, R2, CIRCLE, R1, L2, SQUARE, R1, R2
Ricardo Skin L1, L2, R1, R2, ↓, L1, R2, L2
Lance Skin CIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, L1
Ken Skin →, L1, ↑, L2, L1, →, R1, L1, X, R1
Hilary Skin R1, CIRCLE, R2, L1, →, R1, L1, X, R2
Jezz Skin ↓, L1, ↓, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, X
Dick Skin R1, L2, R2, L1, →, R2, ←, X, SQUARE, L1
Phil Skin →, R1, ↑, R2, L1, →, R1, L1 ,→, CIRCLE
Sonny Skin CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, X
Mercedes Skin R2, L1, ↑, L1, →, R1, →, ↑, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Candy Suxxx Skin CIRCLE, R2, ↓, R1, ←, →, R1, L1, X, L2
Random Outfit →, →, ←, ↑, L1, L2, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot ↓, ←, ↑, ←, X, R2, R1, L2, L1
Hostile Pedestrians ↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, X, R2, R1, L2, L2
Armed Pedestrians R2, R1, X, TRIANGLE, X, TRIANGLE, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians →, L1, CIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, L1, X
Ladies' Man CIRCLE, X, L1, L1, R2, X, X, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Sunny Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, ↓
Cloudy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, TRIANGLE
Very Cloudy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, SQUARE
Foggy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, X
Rainy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, CIRCLE

GTA Vice City PlayStation cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatPlayStation code
Invisible Cars TRIANGLE, L1, TRIANGLE, R2, SQUARE, L1, L1
Big Wheels R1, X, Triangle, →, R2, Square, ↑, ↓, Square

GTA Vice City Xbox cheat codes: All GTA Vice City cheats for Xbox listed

Xbox cheats for GTA Vice City are entered in the same way as they are on PlayStation platforms: by simply pressing the controller buttons as they appear, in order, in the list of Xbox cheat codes below. There's nothing else you need to do to activate them, so simply save your game first just in case, and then crack on.

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GTA Vice City Xbox Cheat Codes (for Definitive Edition and previous Xbox releases):

Cheat Xbox code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Weapon Set 1 RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2 RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3 RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full Health RB, RT, LB, B, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armor RB, RT, LB, A, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2 RB, RB, B, RT, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0 RB, RB, B, RT, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide →, LT, ↓, RB, ←, ←, RB, LB, LT, LB
Speed Up Gameplay Y, ↑, →, ↓, LT, LB, X
Slow Down Gameplay Y, ↑, →, ↓, X, RT, RB
Quick Clock B, B, LB, X, LB, X x3, LB, Y, B, Y
Spawn Tank B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
Spawn Bloodring Banger ↑, →, →, LB, →, ↑, X, LT
Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger ↓, RB, B, LT, LT, A, RB, LB, ←, ←
Spawn Sabre Turbo →, LT, ↓, LT, LT, A, RB, LB, B, ←
Spawn Hotring Racer RB, B, RT, →, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
Spawn Alt Hotring Racer RT, LB, B, →, LB, RB, →, ↑, B, RT
Spawn Hearse ↓, RT, ↓, RB, LT, ←, RB, LB, ←, →
Spawn Limo RT, ↑, LT, ←, ←, RB, LB, B, →
Spawn Trashmaster B, RB, B, RB, ←, ←, RB, LB, B, →
Spawn Caddie B, LB, ↑, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
Flying Boats RT, B, ↑, LB, →, RB, →, ↑, X, Y
Nearby Vehicles Explode RT, LT, RB, LB, LT, RT, X, Y, B, Y, LT, LB
Road Rage RT, B, RB, LT, ←, RB, LB, RT, LT
Pink Cars B, LB, ↓, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, →, A
Black Cars B, LT, ↑, RB, ←, A, RB, LB, ←, B
Flying Vehicles Y, B, Y, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling Buff Y, RB, RB, ←, RB, LB, RT, LB
All Traffic Lights Green →, RB, ↑, LT, LT, ←, RB, LB, RB, RB
Amphibious Cars →, RT, B, RB, LT, X, RB, RT
Ricardo Skin LB, LT, RB, RT, ↓, LB, RT, LT
Lance Skin B, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, LB
Ken Skin →, LB, ↑, LT, LB, →, RB, LB, A, RB
Hilary Skin RB, B, RT, LB, →, RB, LB, A, RT
Jezz Skin ↓, LB, ↓, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, A
Dick Skin RB, LT, RT, LB, →, RT, ←, A, X, LB
Phil Skin →, RB, ↑, RT, LB, →, RB, LB ,→, B
Sonny Skin B, LB, B, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, A
Mercedes Skin RT, LB, ↑, LB, →, RB, →, ↑, B, Y
Candy Suxxx Skin B, RT, ↓, RB, ←, →, RB, LB, A, LT
Random Outfit →, →, ←, ↑, LB, LT, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot ↓, ←, ↑, ←, A, RT, RB, LT, LB
Hostile Pedestrians ↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, A, RT, RB, LT, LT
Armed Pedestrians RT, RB, A, Y, A, Y, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians →, LB, B, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, LB, A
Ladies' Man B, A, LB, LB, RT, A, A, B, Y
Sunny Weather RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, ↓
Cloudy Weather RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, Y
Very Cloudy Weather RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
Foggy Weather RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, A
Rainy Weather RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, B

GTA Vice City Xbox cheat codes disabled in the Definitive Edition:

CheatXbox code
Invisible Cars Y, LB, Y, RT, X, LB, LB
Big Wheels RB, A, Y, →, RT, X, ↑, ↓, X

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

As with other consoles, cheats for GTA Vice City 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.

Cheat Switch code
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
Weapon Set 1 R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2 R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3 R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full Health R, ZR, L, A, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full Armor R, ZR, L, B, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2 R, R, A, ZR, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0 R, R, A, ZR, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide →, ZL, ↓, R, ←, ←, R, L, ZL, L
Speed Up Gameplay X, ↑, →, ↓, ZL, L, Y
Slow Down Gameplay X, ↑, →, ↓, Y, ZR, R
Quick Clock A, A, L, Y, L, Y x3, L, X, A, X
Spawn Tank A, A, L, A, A, A, L, ZL, R, X, A, X
Spawn Bloodring Banger ↑, →, →, L, →, ↑, Y, ZL
Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger ↓, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, ←, ←
Spawn Sabre Turbo →, ZL, ↓, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, A, ←
Spawn Hotring Racer R, A, ZR, →, L, ZL, B, B, Y, R
Spawn Alt Hotring Racer ZR, L, A, →, L, R, →, ↑, A, ZR
Spawn Hearse ↓, ZR, ↓, R, ZL, ←, R, L, ←, →
Spawn Limo ZR, ↑, ZL, ←, ←, R, L, A, →
Spawn Trashmaster A, R, A, R, ←, ←, R, L, A, →
Spawn Caddie A, L, ↑, R, ZL, B, R, L, A, B
Flying Boats ZR, A, ↑, L, →, R, →, ↑, Y, X
Nearby Vehicles Explode ZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L
Road Rage ZR, A, R, ZL, ←, R, L, ZR, ZL
Pink Cars A, L, ↓, ZL, ←, B, R, L, →, B
Black Cars A, ZL, ↑, R, ←, B, R, L, ←, A
Flying Vehicles X, A, X, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling Buff X, R, R, ←, R, L, ZR, L
All Traffic Lights Green →, R, ↑, ZL, ZL, ←, R, L, R, R
Amphibious Cars →, ZR, A, R, ZL, Y, R, ZR
Ricardo Skin L, ZL, R, ZR, ↓, L, ZR, ZL
Lance Skin A, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, L
Ken Skin →, L, ↑, ZL, L, →, R, L, B, R
Hilary Skin R, A, ZR, L, →, R, L, B, ZR
Jezz Skin ↓, L, ↓, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, B
Dick Skin R, ZL, ZR, L, →, ZR, ←, B, Y, L
Phil Skin →, R, ↑, ZR, L, →, R, L ,→, A
Sonny Skin A, L, A, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, B
Mercedes Skin ZR, L, ↑, L, →, R, →, ↑, A, X
Candy Suxxx Skin A, ZR, ↓, R, ←, →, R, L, B, ZL
Random Outfit →, →, ←, ↑, L, ZL, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot ↓, ←, ↑, ←, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
Hostile Pedestrians ↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
Armed Pedestrians ZR, R, B, X, B, X, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians →, L, A, ZL, ←, B, R, L, L, B
Ladies' Man A, B, L, L, ZR, B, B, A, X
Sunny Weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, ↓
Cloudy Weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, X
Very Cloudy Weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y
Foggy Weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, B
Rainy Weather ZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, A

GTA Vice City mobile cheats: Can you enter cheat codes in Vice City on iOS and Android?

The last thing you might still be wondering is about the mobile version of Vice City, where there's no controller or keyboard that you can use to input the cheats listed above.

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Thankfully, you can actually use a workaround to enter cheats if you're really keen on doing so and don't mind a little hassle. In brief, you'll need to download a third-party keyboard app or program that allows a keyboard to be used as a kind of overlay to any mobile games you're playing. With that, you can then type in the letter-based cheats as listed in our PC Cheats section, and they'll work as usual.

As always, we do recommend you exercise caution in downloading third-party software of course, so if you're dead set on using cheats in the mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, do your research first and be aware that you're doing so at your own risk! Again, make sure you save your game first just in case, too.

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