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GTA 3 cheats for unlimited money, weapons, armor, and much more

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GTA 3 cheats are the perfect way to kickstart your criminal career when you arrive in Liberty City, or to just have some fun and see what chaos you can cause in the open world sandbox. Using the Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats featured here you can make huge deposits to your bank account, unlock various sets of weapons, and keep the cops off your back, or simply give all of the pedestrians in the city weapons and watch the madness unfold around you. Whatever you want to do with your time there, this complete list of GTA 3 cheats will open up shortcuts to send you in the right direction.

Through a combination of technical limitations and creative decisions, some of the GTA 3 cheats from previous versions are not available in the latest GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition releases, and we've marked the few codes that have been affected by this so you're aware. Also due to differences introduced during the port of the Definitive Edition, the triggers used for the Xbox cheat codes are flipped over from their original positions.

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How to use GTA 3 cheats

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The first thing you need to do when using GTA 3 cheats is make sure to save your game before anything else, because some of the codes listed here have permanent effects that can't be undone afterwards, and this could completely disrupt your playthrough or even prevent further progress if you get stuck with them activated. In the more recent versions of the game using Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats may also disable trophies or achievements, so you don't want to be locked out of collecting them either.

To use any of these GTA 3 cheats on consoles, simply enter the sequence of buttons listed to activate it – make sure your game isn't paused or in a cutscene when you do this, and be aware that while entering codes the buttons will still have their usual gameplay effects. PC players have things somewhat easier, as all they need to do is type in the relevant phrase on their keyboard. If you're playing the Definitive Edition, then you should also be able to use a controller to enter the GTA 3 cheats on PC, or an attached keyboard to type in the required phrase on consoles.

All GTA 3 cheats:

GTA 3 Player Cheats

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Big Head Mode **

  • PlayStation: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
  • Xbox: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
  • Switch: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
  • PC: [enter code using a controller]

Entering the Konami Code will give Claude and all NPCs a huge head. ** Only available in the Definitive Edition.

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Increase Money By $250,000

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, LT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, LB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, L, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: IFIWEREARICHMAN

Adds a cool $250,000 to your bank balance.

Full Health

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, R, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: GESUNDHEIT

Increases your health level back up to the maximum.

Full Armor

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, LB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, LT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZL, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: TORTOISE

Increases your armor level back up to the maximum.

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Receive All Weapons

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left , Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left , Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: GUNSGUNSGUNS

Makes all weapons in the game available to you – Rocket Launcher, Flame Thrower, Baseball Bat, Molotov, Grenades, Pistol, Micro SMG, AK47, M16, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle.

Change Character

  • PlayStation: Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Xbox (Original): Right, Down, Left, Up, LT, LB, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Xbox (Definitive): Right, Down, Left, Up, LB, LT, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Switch: Right, Down, Left, Up, L, ZL, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • PC: ILIKEDRESSINGUP

Keep entering this code to cycle through various different character models.

GTA 3 Police Cheats

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Raise Wanted Level

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • PC: MOREPOLICEPLEASE

Increases your Wanted Level by two stars.

Lower Wanted Level

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • PC: NOPOLICEPLEASE

Completely clears your Wanted Level.

GTA 3 Vehicle Cheats

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Spawn Tank

  • PlayStation: Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): B, B, B, B, B, B, RT, LB, LT, Y, B, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): B, B, B, B, B, B, RB, LT, LB, Y, B, Y
  • Switch: A, A, A, A, A, A, R, ZL, L, X, A, X
  • PC: GIVEUSATANK

Makes a tank appear in front of you.

Improved Driving Mode

  • PlayStation: R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): RT, LT, RB, LT, Left, RT, RT, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): RB, LB, RT, LB, Left, RB, RB, Y
  • Switch: R, L, ZR, L, Left, R, R, X
  • PC: CORNERSLIKEMAD

Improves the handling for cars so they're easier to drive.

Flying Cars

  • PlayStation: Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1
  • Xbox (Original): Right, RB, B, RT, LB, Down, LT, RT
  • Xbox (Definitive): Right, RT, B, RB, LT, Down, LB, RB
  • Switch: Right, ZR, A, R, ZL, Down, L, R
  • PC: CHITTYCHITTYBB

Pull back on the left analog stick to fly while going fast in a vehicle. This works better if you get a tank, then turn the turret around to face backwards and hold accelerate while pressing fire repeatedly.

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Exploding Cars

  • PlayStation: L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1
  • Xbox (Original): LB, RB, LT, RT, LB, RB, Y, X, B, Y, LB, LT
  • Xbox (Definitive): LT, RT, LB, RB, LT, RT, Y, X, B, Y, LT, LB
  • Switch: ZL, ZR, L, R, ZL, ZR, X, Y, A, X, ZL, L
  • PC: BANGBANGBANG

This code blows up all cars within about a block of you, so be sure to give yourself plenty of distance from nearby vehicles before activating.

Invisible Cars *

  • PlayStation: L1, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L1, Triangle
  • Xbox: LT, LT, X, RT, Y, LB, Y
  • PC: ANICESETOFWHEELS

Makes cars disappear so only the wheels are visible. * Not available in the Definitive Edition.

GTA 3 World Cheats

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Increased Gore * 

  • PlayStation: Square, L1, Circle, Down, L1, R1, Triangle, Right, L1, X
  • Xbox: X, LT, B, Down, LT, RT, Y, Right, LT, A
  • PC: NASTYLIMBSCHEAT

You can shoot off NPCs arms, legs, and heads with certain weapons and there is more blood when you attack. * Not available in the Definitive Edition.

Armed Pedestrians

  • PlayStation: R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RT, Y, A, LB, LT, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RB, Y, A, LT, LB, Up, Down
  • Switch: ZR, R, X, B, ZL, L, Up, Down
  • PC: WEAPONSFORALL

Pedestrians are carrying weapons, and will retaliate if you attack them. This code cannot be disabled, so if you enter it then make sure you don't save afterwards or the effect will be permanent.

Pedestrians All Hate You

  • PlayStation: Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L1, L2
  • Xbox (Original): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RT, RB, LT, LB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RB, RT, LB, LT
  • Switch: Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, L, ZL
  • PC: NOBODYLIKESME

Pedestrians will all attack you. This code cannot be disabled, so if you enter it then make sure you don't save afterwards or the effect will be permanent.

Pedestrians Fight With Everyone

  • PlayStation: Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1
  • Xbox (Original): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RT, RB, LB, LT
  • Xbox (Definitive): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RB, RT, LT, LB
  • Switch: Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, ZL, L
  • PC: ITSALLGOINGMAAAD

Pedestrians will fight with each other and attack you. This code cannot be disabled, so if you enter it then make sure you don't save afterwards or the effect will be permanent.

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Speed Up Time *

  • PlayStation: Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Xbox: B, B, B, X, X, X, LT, Y, B, Y
  • PC: MADWEATHER

Increases the speed time goes by at. * Not available in the Definitive Edition.

Faster Gameplay

  • PlayStation: Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, L1, L2
  • Xbox (Original): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, LT, LB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, LB, LT
  • Switch: X, Up, Right, Down, Y, L, ZL
  • PC: TIMEFLIESWHENYOU

Everything in the game moves quicker.

Slower Gameplay

  • PlayStation: Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R1, R2
  • Xbox (Original): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, RT, RB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, RB, RT
  • Switch: X, Up, Right, Down, Y, R, ZR
  • PC: BOOOOORING

Everything in the game moves in slow motion.

GTA 3 Weather Cheats

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Clear Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, Y
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, X
  • PC: SKINCANCERFORME

Makes the current weather clear and sunny.

Cloudy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Square
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, X
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, X
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, Y
  • PC: ILIKESCOTLAND

Makes the current weather cloudy.

Rainy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Circle
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, B
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, B
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, A
  • PC: ILOVESCOTLAND

Makes the current weather rainy.

Foggy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, X
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, A
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, A
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, B
  • PC: PEASOUP

Makes the current weather foggy.

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