Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Hints & Cheats
- Enter these codes during gameplay without pausing:
Cheat Effect R2,Up,L2,Left,Left,R1,L1,Circle,Right Spawn A Love Fist Limo Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R2, R1 Slow Motion Right,L1,Circle,L2,Left,X,R1,L1,L1,X Chicks with Guns Circle,X,L1,L1,R2,X,X,Circle,Triangle Fanny Magnet (Girls follow Tommy) R2,Circle,R1,L2,Left,R1,L1,R2,L2 Mad Cars Circle,L1,Down,L2,Left,X,R1,L1,Right,Circle Pink Cars R2,X,L1,L1,L2,L2,L2,Triangle Sunny Weather Right, R2, O, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1 Flying Cars R1, R2, L1, O, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up Health Code R1, R2, L1, X, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up Armor Code D, R2, D, R1, L2, L, R1, L1, L, R Spawn A Romero's Hearse R2, L1, O, R, L1, R1, R, U, O, R2 Spawn A Hotring Racer #2 R1, O, R2, R, L1, L2, X, X, S, R1 Spawn A Hotring Racer #1 U, R, R, L1, R, U, S, L2 Spawn A Bloodring Banger D, R1, O, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, L, L Spawn A Bloodring Racer O, O, L1, O, O, O, L1, L2, R1, T, O, T Spawn A Rhino R2, L1, U, L1, R, R1, R, U, O, T Play As Mercedes O, L1, O, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, X Play As Sonny Forelli R, R1, U, R2, L1, R, R1, L1 ,R, O Play As Phil Cassady R1, L2, R2, L1, R, R2, L, X, S, L1 Play As Love Fist Guy #2 D, L1, D, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, X Play As Love Fist Guy #1 R1, O, R2, L1, R, R1, L1, X, R2 Play As Hilary King R, L1, U, L2, L1, R, R1, L1, X, R1 Play As Ken Rosenberg O, R2, D, R1, L, R, R1, L1, X, L2 Play As Candy Suxxx O, L2, L, X, R1, L1, X, L1 Play As Lance Vance L1, L2, R1, R2, D, L1, R2, L2 Play As Ricardo Diaz R, R, L, U, L1, L2, L, U, D, R Change Clothes R1, R1, O, R2, U, D, U, D, U, D Lower Wanted Level R1, R1, O, R2, L, R, L, R, L, R Raise Wanted Level R, L2, D, R1, L, L, R1, L1, L2, L1 Commit Suicide R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, D, D All Weapons #3 R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, D, L All Weapons #2 R1, R2, L1, R2, L, D, R, U, L, D, R, U All Weapons #1 R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, T Cloudy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, S Very Cloudy Weather T, R1, R1, L, R1, L1, R2, L1 Perfect Handling O, L2, U, R1, L, X, R1, L1, L, O Black Cars R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, S, T, O, T, L2, L1 Blow Up Cars O, L1, U, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, O, X Spawn A Caddie R, L2, D, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, O, L Spawn A Sabre Turbo O, R1, O, R1, L, L, R1, L1, O, R Spawn A Trashmaster R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, O Stormy Weather R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, X Foggy Weather O, O, L1, S, L1, S, S, S, L1, T, O, T Speed Up Time D, L, U, L, X, R2, R1, L2, L1 Pedestrian Riot (cannot be turned off) D, U, U, U, X, R2, R1, L2, L2 Pedestrian Attack (cannot be turned off) R2, R1, X, T, X, T, U, D Pedestrians have weapons R1, X, Triangle, Right, R2, Square, Up, Down, Square Weird Wheels Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Square, R1, R2 Hovering Cars R, L1, O, L2, L, X, R1, L1, L1, X Gals Drop Weapons R2, O, U, L1, R, R1, R, U, S, T Media Level Meter O, L1, D, L2, L, X, R1, L1, R, X Fake Code (doesn't do anything) Triangle, Up, Right, Down, L2, L1, Square Fast Motion Triangle, L1, Triangle, R2, Square, L1, L1 All Vehicles Invisible (except motorcycles) R2, Circle, Up, L1, Right, R1, Right, Up, Square, Triangle Hovering Boats R2, L1, circle, right, L1, R1, right, up, circle, R2 Spawns the Hot Ring Racer Right, R1, Up, L2, L2, Left, R1 ,L1, R1, R1 All Traffic lights will remain green.
Side-Mission UnlockablesComplete the following Side-Missions to unlock a corresponding permanet effect on the game.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete Paramedic Mission Level 12 Infinite Sprint on Foot Complete Pizza Boy Mission 10 Max 150 Health Complete Vigilante Mission Level 12 Max 150 Armor Complete Fire Truck Mission Level 12 Fireproof on Foot Beat The The Job Mission Bag Of Cash At Ocean View Beat The G-Spotlight Mission Candy Shots At Vercetti Estate Beat The Demolition Man Mission RC Toys At Vercetti Estate Beat The Stadium Missions Trophies At Vercetti Estate Beat The Boomshine Saigon Mission Barrels At Ocean View Do 100 taxi fares Taxi Hydraulics Get 45 or more points at the shooting range. Faster weapon reload Complete the Kaufman Cabs asset Get Taxi scanner when you enter Cabbie or Kaufman Cab
Secret VehiclesThere are a series of secret vehicles in the game. This is a list of them and how to get them.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete all the Film Studio Missions and it will spawn behind the Film Studio. Skimmer Complete the first list of cars at the car showroom and it will spawn on the first floor. The list is on the wall down by the garages. Deluxo Complete the second list of cars at the car showroom and it will spawn on the first floor. Sabre Turbo Complete the third list of cars at the car showroom and it will spawn on the second floor. Sandking Complete the fourth list of cars at the car showroom and it will spawn on the second floor. Hotring Racer Successfully complete the BLOODRING event at Hyman Memorial Stadium and two will spawn in the nearby parking lot. Bloodring Banger Collect 80 hidden packages and it will spawn behind the Vercetti Estate. Sea Sparrow Collect 90 hidden packages and it will spawn at Fort Baxter Air Base. Alternately, get six stars and the army will use it against you. Rhino Collect all 100 hidden packages or complete all of the main story missions and it will spawn at Fort Baxter Air Base. Hunter Complete all of the missions for the Kaufman Cabs asset and it will spawn in the parking lot. Zebra Taxi Take it to a garage during one of the Love Fist missions in which you drive the limo. Love Fist Limo Steal it during the final Avery Carrington Mission. Romero's Hearse Steal it during the Guardian Angels mission. BP/EP/DP/FP Admiral Steal it during the Two Bit Hit Mission. Black Voodoo Steal it during the Gun Runner Mission. White Walton After the Jury Fury mission by Ken Rosenburg, you can steal the car. Spand Express Steal it during a third attempt at a Downtown Dirt track challenge Black Sanchez Steal it during any of the Sunshine Autos Street Races FP Infernus Steal it during any of the Sunshine Autos Street Races FP Banshee Steal it during any of the Sunshine Autos Street Races FP Cheetah
Various Vice City Unlockables
How to Unlock Unlockable Beat the "The Job" mission. Robber's mask at Ocean View Hotel Finish the Printing Press missions. Bag of cash at Ocean View Hotel Beat Phil's score in the "The Shootist" mission. "Best Shooter" trophy at Ocean View Hotel Complete the Protection Ring missions. "Gash" shopping bag at Vercetti Estate Beat the "Keep Your Friends Close" mission. .357 Pistol at Vercetti Estate Finish mission 'The Party' Rafael's garment bag at Ocean View Hotel Finish mission 'G-Spotlight' 2 Candy Suxxx movie posters at Ocean View Hotel
Tommy Vercetti OutfitsOver the course of the game, you will unlock certain clothes that Tommy can wear.
How to Unlock Unlockable Appears at the Ocean View Hotel once you have beat the mission "An Old Friend" Street Clothes (Default Outfit) Appears in front of the store "Rafeal's" once you have beat the mission "The Party" Soiree Clothes Appears at the store "Tooled Up" in the North Point Mall after you have beat the mission "Riot" Spandex Overalls Appears in front of Leaf Links Golf Course after you have beat the mission "Four Iron" Country Club Clothes Appears at the store "Little Havana Streetware" after you have beat the mission "Two Bit Hit" Little Havana Gang Clothes Appears in the store "Little Haiti Laundromat" after you have beat the mission "Supply and Demand" Tracksuit Clothes (Maroon) Appears at the store "Jocksport" once you have beat the mission "Supply and Demand" Tracksuit Clothes (Black) Appears at the store "Gash" in North Point Mall after you have beat the mission "Treacherous Swine" Casual Clothes Appears in the Cop Station after you have beat the mission "Copland" Cop Clothes Appears in front of the store "Collars N' Cuffs" after you have bought the Pole Position Property Mr. Vercetti Outfit Appears at the Malibu Property after you have beat the mission "The Job" Bank Job Clothes Appears at the Vercetti Estate after you completed the game 100%. "Frankie" Clothes
What you get after 100% completionWhen the game is completed 100% you will recieve the following:
How to Unlock Unlockable 100% Completion Frankie t-shirt in mansion that says "I BEAT VICE CITY AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT" 100% Completion 200 health 100% Completion 200 armor 100% Completion Cars have 200% health 100% Completion 3 guys appear in mansion lobby that follow you around and do your dirty work 100% Completion Infinite Ammo
Rewards for finding Hidden PackagesIt's best to buy the Hyman Condo before you pick up Package No. 20 or all the further Rewards won't be delivered there.
How to Unlock Unlockable find 10 Hidden Packages Body Armor delivered to Hideout(s) find 20 Hidden Packages Chainsaw delivered to Hideout(s) find 30 Hidden Packages Python delivered to Hideout(s) find 40 Hidden Packages Flame-thrower delivered to Hideout(s) find 50 Hidden Packages Laser Scope Sniper Rifle delivered to Hideout(s) find 60 Hidden Packages Minigun delivered to Hideout(s) find 70 Hidden Packages Rocket Launcher delivered to Hideout(s) find 80 Hidden Packages Sea Sparrow spawns at Vercetti Mansion find 90 Hidden Packages Rhino appears at Military Base find 100 Hidden Packages Hunter appears at Military Base
Easter Egg, Easter EggTo to the West island and the helipad on the news station. It has a VCN Mavrick on it. Look east and see a greyish building. Look at the non-realistic window on the left of it. All you have to do is start on the opposite side of the Heliport and run to the other and jump through the window. You will be in a small room with a podium and an easter egg on it, complete with ''happy easter'' sign.
Change The Moon Size...Whenever you see the moon you can use any of the two sniper rifles to shoot at it to change it's size. There are 7 different sizes.
See 8-ball Keji Maria and el Burro from GTA3Across the street from the Pole Position club there is a video game shop where you can see pictures of El burro ,Kenji,Maria and 8-ball all from GTA3.
100% Complete BonusesGet the following with 100% completion: 200 Health, 200 Armor, All vehicles can take double the normal damage, a T-Shirt pick up that says ''I beat Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt'', Infinite ammo on all weapons and sometimes there will be three body guards sitting in the were the Colt Python and Health is (in the Vercetti Estate) with pink markers in front of them. If you step into one of the pink markers, you will lose $1,000 and one of the body guards will stand up and follow you around everywhere and shoot at people that you shoot at.
Bulletproof Sabre TubroGo to the mission where you must race Hillary. From the start back up or turn around and drive for 10 seconds on the clock and make a good road block. Then wait for him to appear and use the sniper rifle to shoot him in the head. If your lucky the door will be open. If it is locked you can push it to one of your garages then let the garage close. If the car is already unlocked drive it to a garage first, get out and let the garage close to permanently unlock the doors.
Drive Inside BuildingsOnce you get Diaz's mansion, get in a car and drive it towards the door. At the last moment, bail out. Your car will go inside while you stay outside. Now go in the mansion and you will be able to drive around inside.
Body GuardsWhile playing enter the fanny magnet code and the pedestrians have weapons code. Then get a lot of girls to follow you. When you shoot at someone, they will go after that person too.
Super Stoppie TrickWith this code you can pull a limitless stoppie. To do so, steal a Faggio. Then get on a straight road, and then gain a good amount of speed. Stick yourself in the stoppie position (Push left analog stick up and hold down Square and R1), and when you have a good stoppie, immediately release Square and R1 and hold down X. You should be able to pull a limitless stoppie, provided you can keep the Faggio straight.
Car BreakersUse the Change Clothes code (R, R, L, U, L1, L2, L, U, D, R) until you get to some big guys. It doesnt matter who, but they must be big (fat guy-motorcycle guy-etc.) and walk/run up to any vehicle and now you can break the car with your bare fists! This secret is best used with locked cars, you can break off the door.
Easy moneyFind a coach and park it next to a bus stop but don't get out of the vehicle. Every now and then pedestrians will get into the coach and you'll receive $5 when they enter the vehicle. You don't have to take them anywhere and there's no limit as to how many passengers the coach can hold, so you can go do something else while Tommy earns more money. This is very useful particularly in the earlier stages of the game.
Rhino in the UnderworldThis is a way to get the Rhino tank into the area below the game map. Just get a Rhino, put in the ''Dodo Physics'' cheat, turn the turret 180 degrees and keep on hitting circle and hold back on the D-pad. Once you get airborne, fly down through the top the El Corrupto Bank. Since its top isn't solid, you'll fly down through the bank and into the ''underworld''. Control its flight downward or you'll go down too far and end up back on the street. If you did this correctly, you can fly through underworld.
Get to mainland at start of game (requires previous save on mainland)If you plan to start the game again then this is a helpful glitch. Start a mission on the mainland and kill yourself. When you wake up in hospital don't do anything, just start a new game. As soon as you gain control of tommy kill him. (Whatever you do, do not start any missions). When you get up at the hospital get straight in the taxi. It will take you to your mission location on the second island.
Note: Once on the second island, you can not do any missions, nor can you get back onto the start area.
More Cars In GaragesTo get more cars or bikes in your garages simply park a vehicle so it jams the door (being half in the garage, half out) and drive more vehicles in.
Drive blown up carMake sure you know how to do the blow up all cars for this one, and be able to do it EXTREMELY fast. Walk up to a car with a person in it and steal it. During the animation in which tommy pulls the person out and gets in, enter the blow up all cars cheat. The car will explode and you will be unhurt, and the car will be flaming
enter the health cheat to stop the car from burning, (I enter it twice to assure it works) and you are now driving around in a 3 wheeled burnt car. This also works in GTA 3
Bike MorphingThere is a glitch in the game that makes it possible to ''morph'' with a bike. When this glitch has been done, it is impossible to get hit off your bike by another vehicle, or anyhting else. You can also pull off flips due to this glitch, as well as gaining other big insane bonuses.
To activate this glitch, all you really need to do is jump on a bike at the same time as picking up a clothes pickup. First off:
1. Get to a Clothes Pickup
2. Place your bike in the middle of the clothes pickup, then position your bike so that the clothes pickup is sticking further out than the other side.
3. Get on the side that has the clothes pickup not sticking out as much, and jump on the bike. If done right, you should ''morph''. You should still be standing while the bike is in between you. When you accelerate the bike, you will run while the bike goes forward.
There are also other ways to do this, like drop kicking on the bike. It might be easier if you devise your own strategy. This glitch is hard to get done, so it will take a lot of practice. Also, PCJ 600s are the easiest for this.
One good place to morph is at the Clothes Pickup on top of the Hyman Condo. You may also want to use the North Point Mall, since there is two pickups there, and you can go back and forth if you fail to make this glitch work.
Now you will be able to do flips and crash into other objects with out falling of your bike. This glitch will stay activated until the bike catches on fire and eventually blows up. To deactivate this glitch, just simply get off, shoot a weapon, or make a heavy turn or brake.
Street Vantage PointWhile in the air turn the car on it's side so that the drivers side points upand then get out. If you did it right the car will float in the air with you standing on it allowing you to shoot people from it. Note: If the tire is shot out or if the car explodes the car will fall from the sky. Also some times you can't get back in the car.
Lock on with an assault rifleThere is away to lock on with the assault rifles in this game. (Rugers and M4s.) First cause a fire, possibly by throwing molotov cocktails nearby. Next, run into the the fire so you are in flames. Now, press the lock on button and your Ruger will lock on to your enemies.
Drive any vehicle during Dirt RingOn the day of the dirt ring event drive the vehicle of your choice to the stadium. Drive your way up to in front of the stadium doors where the driver's door is facing the entrance. Drive your vehicle close enough to the door where it will barely exit from the driver's side. Exit the vehicle, activate the race and push the enter car button simutaneously. If done correctly when the mission starts you should be in your vehicle where you are usually standing. You will have unlimited time to play around. Works great with other bikes and the Caddy.
Easy Hotring Race WinYou will need a Mini Gun with lots of ammo to exploit this glitch. When the race begins drive your Hotring into the black garage that the cars spawn from. Drive the car to the back of the garage on the right side right against the wall. This will stop any cars spawning throughout the race. Now back onto the track and take out your Mini Gun. Face the oncoming traffic and use its auto aim feature to blow up every car that comes your way. When the cars stop coming. Go back into the garage, hop back into you car and finish the race, opponent free.
Lighthouse GlitchIf you are wanted by the cops, go into the lighthouse. There is a glitch that makes the cops unable to come up there.
Double a weapon's ammunitionFirst, get the gun that you want to double the ammo of. Then, find any rampage. Take out the gun you want to double the ammo in. Then, start the rampage. Don't do anything, and let the timer run out. When you fail, your gun will have twice as much ammunition than when you started.
Jumping over fencesWhen driving a vehicle during game play pull up along side a fence or short wall with driverside against the fence and press triangle to exit and you will be on the other side of the fence.This is great for getting away from the police or gangs.
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- Grand Theft Auto 2 (PS, PC, DC, GBC),
- Grand Theft Auto III (XBOX, PS2, PC, MAC),
- Grand Theft Auto Double Pack (XBOX, PS2),
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2, PC, XBOX, MAC),
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2, PC, XBOX, MAC),
- Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 (PS, PC),
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP, PS2),
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- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (PS2, XBOX, MAC),
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2, PSP)
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