What are all cheats for GTA 3 Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy? The first 3D GTA game set in Liberty City is populated with plenty of things to do, but faffing about with its systems using cheat codes can give you the license to go a bit crazy. As part of our GTA Trilogy guide, we're going to share all cheats for GTA 3 Definitive Edition.

For more GTA cheats, you can also find GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: All Cheats, GTA San Andreas Definitive Edition: All Cheats, and GTA 5 Cheats: All Cheat Codes in Grand Theft Auto 5. You can also find more GTA 3 Definitive Edition guides, including GTA 3 Definitive Edition: All Import / Export Car Locations and GTA 3 Definitive Edition: All Songs, Soundtracks, and Music.

GTA 3 Definitive Edition: All Cheats

GTA 3 Definitive Edition: All Cheats Guide 1

On this page, you'll find all cheats for GTA 3 Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy. We've divided the cheat codes into several different categories, allowing you to find what you're looking for a little easier. You can mix and match some of the cheat codes, but keep in mind that some will override others. You should also always remember to enter the cheat codes on a new save file, as they may prevent you from making progress and will disable Trophies.

Please do keep in mind that some GTA 3 cheat codes that worked in the original PS2 game have been disabled for the Definitive Edition, and those are marked and listed below.

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General Cheats

General Cheats in GTA 3 Definitive Edition pertain to Claude and some of his attributes and abilities. Some of these can also affect gameplay and even the appearance of the protagonist.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
$250k R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat automatically awards you with $250k.
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X This cheat gives all characters exaggerated heads.
Change Character Skin Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right This cheat toggles to a randomly selected character skin.
Increase Wanted Level R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right This cheat automatically increases your Wanted level by one star.
Lower Wanted Level R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down This cheat automatically decreases your Wanted level by one star.
Max Armour R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat awards you with maximum armour.
Max Health R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat awards you with maximum health.
Speed Up Time Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle This cheat speeds up the overall gameplay flow.

Weapon Cheats

Weapon Cheats in GTA 3 Definitive Edition pertain to your arsenal, and which firearms you have available in the game.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
All Weapons R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat automatically gives you access to all the weapons in the game.

Vehicle Cheats

Vehicle Cheats in GTA 3 Definitive Edition relate to vehicles, including their behaviour and statistical attributes during gameplay.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Auto Exploding Cars L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1 This cheat causes cars to automatically explode when you come into close proximity with them.
Flying Cars

* Does not work in GTA 3 Definitive Edition

Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1 This cheat makes cars take off from the ground.
Improve Car Handling R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle This cheat improves the handling attributes of all cars and vehicles.
Invisible Cars

* Does not work in GTA 3 Definitive Edition

L1, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L1, Triangle This cheat makes all vehicles in the game invisible.
Spawn Tank Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle This cheat automatically spawns a tank in front of where you're standing.

Pedestrian Cheats

Pedestrian Cheats in GTA 3 Definitive Edition relate to the behaviour of pedestrians and NPCs that you encounter in and around Liberty City.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Pedestrians Attack You Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L1, L2 This cheat makes pedestrians attack you by default.
Pedestrians Carry Weapons R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, Down This cheat arms pedestrians with weapons, although they will not be hostile unless engaged.
Pedestrians Riot Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1 This cheat prompts pedestrians to attack each other and you.

Weather Cheats

Weather Cheats in GTA 3 Definitive Edition are largely cosmetic, and relate to the appearance of Liberty City, allowing you to dictate the weather conditions of the open world.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Fog L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Square This cheat sets Liberty City's weather to slightly foggy.
Foggier L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Circle This cheat sets Liberty City's weather to moderately foggy.
Foggiest L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, X This cheat sets Liberty City's weather to very foggy.
Sunny L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Triangle This cheat sets Liberty City's weather to very sunny.

GTA 3 Definitive Edition: How to Enter Cheats

Before entering all cheats for GTA 3 Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy, we'd strongly recommend you create a new save file. This is because entering cheat codes will disable Trophies and could even prevent you from progressing further in the game.

Once you're on a new save, you can enter the cheat codes at any time by simply following the button prompts outlined in the tables embedded above. You don't need to be in a specific area or location to enter the cheat codes, and you should see a prompt when entered correctly.

GTA 3 Definitive Edition: Do Cheats Disable Trophies?

Cheat codes in GTA 3 Definitive Edition will disable Trophies, meaning you should only enter all cheats on a new save file. This will ensure that you're able to preserve your progress, so you can continue playing "properly" once you've experimented with all of the cheat codes on this page. It's worth noting that some cheats can't even be disabled, and will therefore break your game, so be careful before you enter them.


Which of all cheats for GTA 3 Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy are your favourites? Take a look at our GTA Trilogy guide through the link, and let us know what are the best cheat codes in the comments section below.