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

Use cheats at your own risk.


This page shows all the available cheats in Grand Theft Auto III. They are activated by a button/key combination. Cheats can be inputted into the game at anytime during gameplay, including in the pause menu. A successful input of a cheat, either activated or deactivated, will display a "Cheat activated" message. Cars will only spawn on the closest car path node, not in front of the player. Some cheats can be disabled by reinputting the cheat code, some can be disabled by reloading the game, but only the pedestrian hate and riot cheats are permanent and cannot be reversed if the game is saved while the cheat is active. These pedestrian-related cheats may hinder progress during missions.

Effect PS2 PC/Android Xbox
Replenish player health; if driving vehicle, replenish health of vehicle R2R2L1R1D-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up GESUNDHEIT BlackBlackLeft TriggerRight TriggerD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up
Replenish player armor R2R2L1L2D-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up TURTOISE (1.0 version)

TORTOISE (1.1 version)

BlackBlackLeft TriggerWhiteD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up
Acquire all weapons

Note: For this cheat on the Android version, there is no confirmation message.

R2R2L1R2D-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up GUNSGUNSGUNS BlackBlackLeft TriggerBlackD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up
Acquire $250,000 in cash R2R2L1L1D-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up IFIWEREARICHMAN BlackBlackLeft TriggerLeft TriggerD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad RightD-Pad Up
Spawn a Rhino CircleCircleCircleCircleCircleCircleR1L2L1TriangleCircleTriangle GIVEUSATANK BBBBBBRight TriggerWhiteLeft TriggerYBY
Blow up/explode/destroy all vehicles, excluding police-controlled helicopters and NPC Dodo L2R2L1R1L2R2TriangleSquareCircleTriangleL2L1 BANGBANGBANG WhiteBlackLeft TriggerRight TriggerWhiteBlackYXBYWhiteLeft Trigger
Low gravity for cars, cars control like plane in air D-Pad RightR2CircleR1L2D-Pad DownL1R1 CHITTYCHITTYBB D-Pad RightBlackBRight TriggerWhiteD-Pad DownLeft TriggerRight Trigger
Only the wheels of cars are visible L1L1SquareR2TriangleL1Triangle ANICESETOFWHEELS Left TriggerLeft TriggerXBlackYLeft TriggerY
Increase grip on ground, boost jump ability in all cars, disables unique stunt jumps R1L1R2L1D-Pad LeftR1R1Triangle CORNERSLIKEMAD Right TriggerLeft TriggerBlackLeft TriggerD-Pad LeftRight TriggerRight TriggerY
Increase wanted level by two stars R2R2L1R2D-Pad LeftD-Pad RightD-Pad LeftD-Pad RightD-Pad LeftD-Pad Right MOREPOLICEPLEASE BlackBlackLeft TriggerBlackD-Pad LeftD-Pad RightD-Pad LeftD-Pad RightD-Pad LeftD-Pad Right
Remove all wanted level R2R2L1R2D-Pad UpD-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad Down NOPOLICEPLEASE BlackBlackLeft TriggerBlackD-Pad UpD-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad Down
Light clouds L1L2R1R2R2R1L2Triangle SKINCANCERFORME Left TriggerWhiteRight TriggerBlackBlackRight TriggerWhiteY
Stormy weather L1L2R1R2R2R1L2Circle ILOVESCOTLAND Left TriggerWhiteRight TriggerBlackBlackRight TriggerWhiteB
Foggy weather L1L2R1R2R2R1L2Cross PEASOUP Left TriggerWhiteRight TriggerBlackBlackRight TriggerWhiteA
Overcast weather L1L2R1R2R2R1L2Square ILIKESCOTLAND Left TriggerWhiteRight TriggerBlackBlackRight TriggerWhiteX
Increase game speed by 2, up to x4 normal speed TriangleD-Pad UpD-Pad RightD-Pad DownSquareL1L2 TIMEFLIESWHENYOU YD-Pad UpD-Pad RightD-Pad DownXLeft TriggerWhite
Decrease game speed by half, down to x0.25 normal speed TriangleD-Pad UpD-Pad RightD-Pad DownSquareR1R2 BOOOOORING YD-Pad UpD-Pad RightD-Pad DownXRight TriggerBlack
Speed up game clock CircleCircleCircleSquareSquareSquareSquareSquareL1TriangleCircleTriangle MADWEATHER BBBXXXXXLeft TriggerYBY
Pedestrian riot

Note: Once the cheat is activated for the first time, it will cause a permanent but irreversible in-game effect, thus making the cheat impossible to be deactivated.

D-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpCrossR1R2L2L1 ITSALLGOINGMAAAD D-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpARight TriggerBlackWhiteLeft Trigger
Pedestrians hate Claude

Note: Once the cheat is activated for the first time, it will cause a permanent but irreversible in-game effect, thus making the cheat impossible to be deactivated.

D-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpCrossR1R2L1L2 NOBODYLIKESME D-Pad DownD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpARight TriggerBlackLeft TriggerWhite
Pedestrians (except prostitutes and street criminals) carry weapons R2R1TriangleCrossL2L1D-Pad UpD-Pad Down WEAPONSFORALL BlackRight TriggerYAWhiteLeft TriggerD-Pad UpD-Pad Down
Play as pedestrian

Note: Re-type the cheat again in a very fast period of time will change the player model back to Claude.

D-Pad RightD-Pad DownD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpL1L2D-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad Right ILIKEDRESSINGUP D-Pad RightD-Pad DownD-Pad LeftD-Pad UpLeft TriggerWhiteD-Pad UpD-Pad LeftD-Pad DownD-Pad Right
Gore mode

Note: For this cheat, there is no confirmation message.

SquareL1CircleD-Pad DownL1R1TriangleD-Pad RightL1Cross NASTYLIMBSCHEAT XLeft TriggerBD-Pad DownLeft TriggerRight TriggerYD-Pad RightLeft TriggerA

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Trivia

  • The "Destroy all cars" and "Acquire all weapons" cheats will be triggered again for every time "bang" and "guns", respectively, is typed again. So, if the player types "bang"/"guns" 15 times in a row, the cheats will be activated 13 times.
  • Inputting any cheats will not decrease or increase the player's criminal rating, unlike other GTA games.
  • "GESUNDHEIT" cheat code is a German word meaning "Health"
  • In the Android version, typing "GIVEUSATANK" will give the player any car.
  • When riot mode is activated, paramedics are sometimes affected by the cheat, which will prevent them from reviving pedestrians and they will start fighting like everyone.
    • For some reason, they almost always attack Claude first when turning hostile.

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