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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.

  • 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 1THUGSTOOLS
Weapon Set 2PROFESSIONALTOOLS
Weapon Set 3NUTTERTOOLS
Full HeathASPIRINE
Full ArmorPRECIOUSPROTECTION
Increase Wanted Level by 2YOUWONTTAKEMEALIVE
Lower Wanted Level to 0LEAVEMEALONE
SuicideICANTTAKEITANYMORE
Speed Up GameplayONSPEED
Slow Down GameplayBOOOOOORING
Quick ClockLIFEISPASSINGMEBY
Spawn TankPANZER
Spawn Bloodring BangerTRAVELINSTYLE
Spawn Alt Bloodring BangerGETTHEREQUICKLY
Spawn Sabre TurboGETTHEREFAST
Spawn Hotring RacerGETTHEREVERYFASTINDEED
Spawn Alt Hotring RacerGETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAST
Spawn HearseTHELASTRIDE
Spawn LimoROCKANDROLLCAR
Spawn TrashmasterRUBBISHCAR
Spawn CaddieBETTERTHANWALKING
Flying BoatsAIRSHIP
Nearby Vehicles ExplodeBIGBANG
Road RageMIAMITRAFFIC
Pink CarsAHAIRDRESSERSCAR
Black CarsIWANTITPAINTEDBLACK
Flying VehiclesCOMEFLYWITHME
Handling BuffGRIPISEVERYTHING
All Traffic Lights GreenGREENLIGHT
Amphibious CarsSEAWAYS
Ricardo SkinCHEATSHAVEBEENCRACKED
Lance SkinLOOKLIKELANCE
Ken SkinMYSONISALAWYER
Hilary SkinILOOKLIKEHILARY
Jezz SkinROCKANDROLLMAN
Dick SkinWELOVEOURDICK
Phil SkinONEARMEDBANDIT
Sonny SkinIDONTHAVETHEMONEYSONNY
Mercedes SkinFOXYLITTLETHING
Candy Suxxx SkinIWANTBIGTITS
Random OutfitSTILLLIKEDRESSINGUP
RiotFIGHTFIGHTFIGHT
Hostile PedestriansNOBODYLIKESME
Armed PedestriansOURGODGIVENRIGHTTOBEARARMS
Armed Female PedestriansCHICKSWITHGUNS
Ladies' ManFANNYMAGNET
Sunny WeatherALOVELYDAY
Cloudy WeatherAPLEASANTDAY
Very Cloudy WeatherABITDRIEG
Foggy WeatherCANTSEEATHING
Rainy WeatherCATSANDDOGS
InvincibilityYOUCANTLEAVEMEALONE
Spawn HunterAMERICAHELICOPTER
Spawn AeroplaneFLYINGWAYS

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

CheatPC code
Invisible CarsWHEELSAREALLINEED
Big WheelsLOADSOFLITTLETHINGS
Smoke a CigaretteCERTAINDEATH
Fat SkinDEEPFRIEDMARSBARS
Skinny SkinPROGRAMMER
Buy All PropertiesFULLCITYPEOPLEMINES
Mass Bike SpawnFREEWAYFORANGELJOY

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 ModeUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
Weapon Set 1R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3R1, R2, L1, R2, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full HealthR1, R2, L1, CIRCLE, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full ArmorR1, R2, L1, X, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide→, L2, ↓, R1, ←, ←, R1, L1, L2, L1
Speed Up GameplayTriangle, ↑, →, ↓, L2, L1, Square
Slow Down GameplayTRIANGLE, ↑, →, ↓, SQUARE, R2, R1
Quick ClockCIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, SQUARE, L1, SQUARE x3, L1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Spawn TankCIRCLE, 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 RacerR1, CIRCLE, R2, →, L1, L2, X, X, SQUARE, R1
Spawn Alt Hotring RacerR2, L1, CIRCLE, →, L1, R1, →, ↑, CIRCLE, R2
Spawn Hearse↓, R2, ↓, R1, L2, ←, R1, L1, ←, →
Spawn LimoR2, ↑, L2, ←, ←, R1, L1, CIRCLE, →
Spawn TrashmasterCIRCLE, R1, CIRCLE, R1, ←, ←, R1, L1, CIRCLE, →
Spawn CaddieCIRCLE, L1, ↑, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, CIRCLE, X
Flying BoatsR2, Circle, ↑, L1, →, R1, →, ↑, Square, Triangle
Nearby Vehicles ExplodeR2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, L2, L1
Road RageR2, CIRCLE, R1, L2, ←, R1, L1, R2, L2
Pink CarsCIRCLE, L1, ↓, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, →, X
Black CarsCIRCLE, L2, ↑, R1, ←, X, R1, L1, ←, CIRCLE
Flying VehiclesTriangle, Circle, Triangle, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling BuffTRIANGLE, 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 SkinL1, L2, R1, R2, ↓, L1, R2, L2
Lance SkinCIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, L1
Ken Skin→, L1, ↑, L2, L1, →, R1, L1, X, R1
Hilary SkinR1, CIRCLE, R2, L1, →, R1, L1, X, R2
Jezz Skin↓, L1, ↓, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, X
Dick SkinR1, L2, R2, L1, →, R2, ←, X, SQUARE, L1
Phil Skin→, R1, ↑, R2, L1, →, R1, L1 ,→, CIRCLE
Sonny SkinCIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, X, X
Mercedes SkinR2, L1, ↑, L1, →, R1, →, ↑, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Candy Suxxx SkinCIRCLE, R2, ↓, R1, ←, →, R1, L1, X, L2
Random Outfit→, →, ←, ↑, L1, L2, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot↓, ←, ↑, ←, X, R2, R1, L2, L1
Hostile Pedestrians↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, X, R2, R1, L2, L2
Armed PedestriansR2, R1, X, TRIANGLE, X, TRIANGLE, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians→, L1, CIRCLE, L2, ←, X, R1, L1, L1, X
Ladies' ManCIRCLE, X, L1, L1, R2, X, X, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Sunny WeatherR2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, ↓
Cloudy WeatherR2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, TRIANGLE
Very Cloudy WeatherR2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, SQUARE
Foggy WeatherR2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, X
Rainy WeatherR2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, CIRCLE

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

CheatPlayStation code
Invisible CarsTRIANGLE, L1, TRIANGLE, R2, SQUARE, L1, L1
Big WheelsR1, 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 ModeUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Weapon Set 1RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3RB, RT, LB, RT, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full HealthRB, RT, LB, B, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full ArmorRB, RT, LB, A, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2RB, RB, B, RT, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0RB, RB, B, RT, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide→, LT, ↓, RB, ←, ←, RB, LB, LT, LB
Speed Up GameplayY, ↑, →, ↓, LT, LB, X
Slow Down GameplayY, ↑, →, ↓, X, RT, RB
Quick ClockB, B, LB, X, LB, X x3, LB, Y, B, Y
Spawn TankB, 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 RacerRB, B, RT, →, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
Spawn Alt Hotring RacerRT, LB, B, →, LB, RB, →, ↑, B, RT
Spawn Hearse↓, RT, ↓, RB, LT, ←, RB, LB, ←, →
Spawn LimoRT, ↑, LT, ←, ←, RB, LB, B, →
Spawn TrashmasterB, RB, B, RB, ←, ←, RB, LB, B, →
Spawn CaddieB, LB, ↑, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
Flying BoatsRT, B, ↑, LB, →, RB, →, ↑, X, Y
Nearby Vehicles ExplodeRT, LT, RB, LB, LT, RT, X, Y, B, Y, LT, LB
Road RageRT, B, RB, LT, ←, RB, LB, RT, LT
Pink CarsB, LB, ↓, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, →, A
Black CarsB, LT, ↑, RB, ←, A, RB, LB, ←, B
Flying VehiclesY, B, Y, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling BuffY, 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 SkinLB, LT, RB, RT, ↓, LB, RT, LT
Lance SkinB, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, LB
Ken Skin→, LB, ↑, LT, LB, →, RB, LB, A, RB
Hilary SkinRB, B, RT, LB, →, RB, LB, A, RT
Jezz Skin↓, LB, ↓, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, A
Dick SkinRB, LT, RT, LB, →, RT, ←, A, X, LB
Phil Skin→, RB, ↑, RT, LB, →, RB, LB ,→, B
Sonny SkinB, LB, B, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, A, A
Mercedes SkinRT, LB, ↑, LB, →, RB, →, ↑, B, Y
Candy Suxxx SkinB, RT, ↓, RB, ←, →, RB, LB, A, LT
Random Outfit→, →, ←, ↑, LB, LT, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot↓, ←, ↑, ←, A, RT, RB, LT, LB
Hostile Pedestrians↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, A, RT, RB, LT, LT
Armed PedestriansRT, RB, A, Y, A, Y, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians→, LB, B, LT, ←, A, RB, LB, LB, A
Ladies' ManB, A, LB, LB, RT, A, A, B, Y
Sunny WeatherRT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, ↓
Cloudy WeatherRT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, Y
Very Cloudy WeatherRT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X
Foggy WeatherRT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, A
Rainy WeatherRT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, B

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

CheatXbox code
Invisible CarsY, LB, Y, RT, X, LB, LB
Big WheelsRB, 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 ModeUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
Weapon Set 1R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Weapon Set 2R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ←
Weapon Set 3R, ZR, L, ZR, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓
Full HealthR, ZR, L, A, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Full ArmorR, ZR, L, B, ←, ↓, →, ↑, ←, ↓, →, ↑
Increase Wanted Level by 2R, R, A, ZR, ←, →, ←, →, ←, →
Lower Wanted Level to 0R, R, A, ZR, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓, ↑, ↓
Suicide→, ZL, ↓, R, ←, ←, R, L, ZL, L
Speed Up GameplayX, ↑, →, ↓, ZL, L, Y
Slow Down GameplayX, ↑, →, ↓, Y, ZR, R
Quick ClockA, A, L, Y, L, Y x3, L, X, A, X
Spawn TankA, 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 RacerR, A, ZR, →, L, ZL, B, B, Y, R
Spawn Alt Hotring RacerZR, L, A, →, L, R, →, ↑, A, ZR
Spawn Hearse↓, ZR, ↓, R, ZL, ←, R, L, ←, →
Spawn LimoZR, ↑, ZL, ←, ←, R, L, A, →
Spawn TrashmasterA, R, A, R, ←, ←, R, L, A, →
Spawn CaddieA, L, ↑, R, ZL, B, R, L, A, B
Flying BoatsZR, A, ↑, L, →, R, →, ↑, Y, X
Nearby Vehicles ExplodeZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L
Road RageZR, A, R, ZL, ←, R, L, ZR, ZL
Pink CarsA, L, ↓, ZL, ←, B, R, L, →, B
Black CarsA, ZL, ↑, R, ←, B, R, L, ←, A
Flying VehiclesX, A, X, ↑, ←, ↓, ↓, ↓, ↓
Handling BuffX, 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 SkinL, ZL, R, ZR, ↓, L, ZR, ZL
Lance SkinA, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, L
Ken Skin→, L, ↑, ZL, L, →, R, L, B, R
Hilary SkinR, A, ZR, L, →, R, L, B, ZR
Jezz Skin↓, L, ↓, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, B
Dick SkinR, ZL, ZR, L, →, ZR, ←, B, Y, L
Phil Skin→, R, ↑, ZR, L, →, R, L ,→, A
Sonny SkinA, L, A, ZL, ←, B, R, L, B, B
Mercedes SkinZR, L, ↑, L, →, R, →, ↑, A, X
Candy Suxxx SkinA, ZR, ↓, R, ←, →, R, L, B, ZL
Random Outfit→, →, ←, ↑, L, ZL, ←, ↑, ↓, →
Riot↓, ←, ↑, ←, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
Hostile Pedestrians↓, ↑, ↑, ↑, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
Armed PedestriansZR, R, B, X, B, X, ↑, ↓
Armed Female Pedestrians→, L, A, ZL, ←, B, R, L, L, B
Ladies' ManA, B, L, L, ZR, B, B, A, X
Sunny WeatherZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, ↓
Cloudy WeatherZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, X
Very Cloudy WeatherZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, Y
Foggy WeatherZR, B, L, L, ZL, ZL, ZL, B
Rainy WeatherZR, 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.

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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