'GTA 3' Cheats for PlayStation 2

Blow up cars, change the weather, restore your health, and more

Grand Theft Auto III cover art.
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The following cheat codes are available for "Grand Theft Auto 3" on the PlayStation 2 video game console. These PS2 cheat codes to let you do tons of things like alter the weather to make it clear, foggy or rainy; unlock all the available weapons; and get full armor and health.

It's important to note that some cheats will render your game unsavable or corrupt your game file. It might be wise to not even save your game after using these cheats, but instead to use them only when you want to play the game for fun but not finish it.

'GTA 3' Cheat Codes

These "Grand Theft Auto 3" cheats are entered during gameplay, and most of them will give you a confirmation message to show that they went through.

Cheat CodeEffect
R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, UpUnlock all weapons
R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, UpGet full armor
R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, UpRegain full health
L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1Blow up all cars
L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, TriangleClear the weather
L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, SquareMake cloudy weather
L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, XMake foggy weather
L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, CircleMake rainy weather
R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, DownCrazy pedestrians
Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1Cause a riot
Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R1, R2Slow motion gameplay
Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, L1, L2Fast motion gameplay
Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, TriangleSpeed up time
Right, R2, O, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1Flying cars
Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, TriangleSpawn a tank
R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, TriangleBetter driving skills
L1, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L1, TriangleInvisible cars
R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, RightHigher wanted level
R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, DownLower Wanted level
R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, UpMore money ($250,000)
Square, L1, Circle, Down, L1, R1, Triangle, Right, L1, XMore gore
Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L1, L2Make pedestrians hate you
Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1Make pedestrians fight each other
Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, RightWear any outfit

'GTA 3' Cheats Without Cheat Codes

There are some other ways to get some of the benefits of cheating at "Grand Theft Auto 3" but without the codes.

For example, when you collect over 9999 rounds of ammo for a weapon, you automatically get unlimited ammo. Just reload when you need to and never worry about running out.

If you overload a garage, you can park more than the stated two vehicles. In fact, you can fit six small cars into the garage. If you've got two in there already, jam one of them under the garage door so it won't close. Then, drive the others in there to get all six to stay in the garage.

Something else you can do in "Grand Theft Auto 3" to up your health rating by 125 is to grab a fancy car and drive to the Red Light District to pick up a prostitute. If you take her to an alley somewhere and wait, you'll eventually get some more health rating points.

Another "GTA 3" trick lets you kill more easily in Vigilante missions. Start a new mission and go near a suspect's car. Pause the game and then unpause it, and the suspect will jump out of the car; from there, you can easily run him over.

To quickly get to the second or third island from the first in "GTA 3," drive your car over to the first island and park next to the blue wall near the tunnel that blocks off the other two islands. Blow up your car and you'll be flung to a different island.

If you want to change the color of your car, pay for a repair at Pay 'N Spray and then drive back in, and you'll get a free paint job.

To repair damaged vehicles in "GTA 3," park your vehicle in your garage and then get out and walk away.

After the door closes automatically, return to your car to find that it's been repaired.

Another trick you can find in "Grand Theft Auto 3" is one where the moon enlarges or shrinks, and all you have to do is shoot it with your sniper rifle. When the moon is visible, take some shots to see it change size.