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Be warned that using cheats may cause unintended side effects, disable achievements, and/or hinder game progress.
Use cheats at your own risk.

In GTA IV and GTA V (pictured here is IV), the player can activate cheats by entering special numbers on their phone.

Vehicles appear out of thin air and I haven't even been sniffing any glue today!
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Glitches in the network, dial a number and life will change.
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Cheats are implementations within game design that give the player options to alter their experience, either through modifications or codes added intentionally.

Across most of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise, cheats can be accessed and used to change the player's experience.


Warning! One or more cheats have been activated, it is recommended not to save, it might affect the game progress
— The message that appears while trying to save a game with cheats activated in 3D Universe.

The player should be advised that, due to the nature of cheats, they are used at the their own risk. It is advisable to keep a back-up save game as some of the cheats are irrevocable; most of the cheats will be deactivated if the player types in the cheat once more, but certain cheats are not deactivated, no matter how many times the player types them in.

In some consoles, when one cheat has been activated at least once in a save, achievements are disabled; Story progression however won't. Also, in certain GTA games, using cheats degrade the player's criminal rating.

Except for Chinatown Wars, all iOS games have no cheat system.

List of cheats


  • If a player types commit suicide cheat while in a vehicle on certain games, it will disappear along with the player when the Wasted text appears. This is the only way a vehicle is destroyed without being turned into black/wreck.