Grand Theft Auto 3 – The Definitive Edition – All Cheats and How to Activate Them

If there's one thing that everyone loves in Grand Theft Auto, it's the cheats. Which ones have carried over into GTA 3's remaster? Find out here.

Posted By | On 30th, Nov. 2021

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Continuing from our guide outlining all of the cheats in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition, we’re now looking at all of the cheats that can be activated in Grand Theft Auto 3 – The Definitive Edition. As before, cheats will disable Trophies/Achievements and some may even hinder progress. Create a backup save file before entering any in. Also note that not all cheats from the original game have carried over into the remaster so we’re only including those that actually work.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at all of the different cheats.

  • Speed Up Time – Press Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, and Triangle to increase the overall gameplay speed.
  • All Weapons – Receive access to all weapons immediately by pressing R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Big Head Mode – This is new to The Definitive Edition and increases the size of all characters’ heads while their bodies remain the same. Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, and X to activate.
  • Increase Wanted Level – Adds one star to your current Wanted level by pressing R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, and Right.
  • $250k – This will immediately reward $250,000. Activate it by pressing R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Pedestrians Attack You – Press Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L1, and L2 to have all pedestrians attack you on first sight.
  • Pedestrians Carry Weapons – Pedestrians now carry weapons but won’t attack unless they’re attacked. Press R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, and Down to activate.
  • Max Health – Grants the maximum amount of health to Claude. Press R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Pedestrians Riot – Along with attacking the player, pedestrians will also fight with each other. Activated by pressing Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, and L1.
  • Lower Wanted Level – Removes one star from your current Wanted level by pressing R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, and Down.
  • Max Armor – Max out your armor. Activate by pressing R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, and Up.
  • Fog – Change the weather to a bit foggy by pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, and Square.
  • Spawn Tank – Spawn a tank right in front of Claude. Press Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, and Triangle to activate.
  • Foggier – Change the weather to slightly more foggy by pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, and Circle.
  • Improve Car Handling – Handling attribute for all cars is improved. Also applies to other vehicles. Activate by pressing R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, and Triangle.
  • Change Character Skin – Press Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, and Right to change to a random character skin.
  • Foggiest – Change the weather to very foggy by pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, and X.
  • Auto Exploding Cars – Press L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, and L1. Cars will now explode if you get close to them.
  • Sunny – Change the weather to be sunny by pressing L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, and Triangle.

Grand Theft Auto 3 – The Definitive Edition is included with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch. It will also be available for PlayStation Now subscribers in December. Check out our review for the trilogy here.


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