What are all cheats for GTA Vice City Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy? Rockstar's cult classic gives you the keys to an 80s open world, and just like any Grand Theft Auto game, the release is packed full of cheat codes for you to fool around with. As part of our GTA Trilogy guide, we're going to share all cheats from GTA Vice City Definitive Edition.

For more GTA cheats, you can also find GTA 3 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 Vice City Definitive Edition guides, including GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: All Import / Export Car Locations and GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: All Songs, Soundtracks, and Music.

GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: All Cheats

GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: All Cheats Guide 1

On this page, you'll find all cheats for GTA Vice City Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy. We've divided the cheat codes into several different categories, making them easier to digest. You can mix and match some of these cheat codes, but do keep in mind that some will override others. You should always remember to input the cheat codes on a new save file, as they may prevent you from making progress and will disable your Trophies.

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

General Cheats

General Cheats in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition relate to Tommy and some of his attributes and abilities, as well as player skins and more.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Big Head Mode Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X This cheat gives all characters exaggerated heads.
Change Outfit Right, Right, Left, Up, L1, L2, Left, Up, Down, Right This cheat automatically gives Tommy a random outfit.
Candy Skin Circle, R2, Down, R1, Left, Right, R1, L1, X, L2 This cheat transforms Tommy into Candy Suxxx.
Dick Skin R1, L2, R2, L1, Right, R2, Left, X, Square, L1 This cheat transforms Tommy into Dick.
Full Armour R1, R2, L1, X, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat automatically gives you full armour.
Full Health R1, R2, L1, Circle, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat automatically gives you full health.
Hilary Skin R1, Circle, R2, L1, Right, R1, L1, X, R2 This cheat transforms Tommy into Hilary King.
Increase Wanted Level R1, R1, Circle, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right This cheat automatically awards one Wanted star.
Jezz Skin Down, L1, Down, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, X This cheat transforms Tommy into Jezz Torrent.
Ken Skin Right, L1, Up, L2, L1, Right, R1, L1, X, R1 This cheat transforms Tommy into Ken Rosenberg.
Lance Skin Circle, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, L1 This cheat transforms Tommy into Lance Vance.
Mercedes Skin R2, L1, Up, L1, Right, R1, Right, Up, Circle, Triangle This cheat transforms Tommy in Mercedes Cortez.
Lower Wanted Level R1, R1, Circle, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down This cheat automatically removes one Wanted star.
Phil Skin Right, R1, Up, R2, L1, Right, R1, L1 ,Right, Circle This cheat transforms Tommy into Phil Cassidy.
Ricardo Skin L1, L2, R1, R2, Down, L1, R2, L2 This cheat transforms Tommy into Ricardo Cortez.
Sonny Skin Circle, L1, Circle, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, X This cheat transforms Tommy into Sonny Forelli.
Slow Down Time Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R2, R1 This cheat slows down the overall gameplay flow.
Speed Up Time Circle, Circle, L1, Square, L1, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle This cheat speeds up the overall gameplay flow.
Suicide Right, L2, Down, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, L2, L1 This cheat automatically kills Tommy.

Weapon Cheats

Weapon Cheats in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition pertain to the availability of firearms and equipment for protagonist Tommy.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Weapon Set 1 R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up This cheat automatically awards you with all Level 1 weapons.
Weapon Set 2 R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left This cheat automatically awards you with all Level 2 weapons.
Weapon Set 3 R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down This cheat automatically awards you with all Level 3 weapons.

Vehicle Cheats

Vehicle Cheats in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition relate to the appearance and availability of vehicles, and also relate to their attributes and behaviour.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Auto Exploding Cars R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1 This cheat causes all vehicles to automatically explode when in close proximity.
Black Cars Circle, L2, Up, R1, Left, X, R1, L1, Left, Circle This cheat makes all vehicles black.
Cars Can Drive on Water Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Square, R1, R2 This cheat enables vehicles to drive on water.
Flying Cars Triangle, Circle, Triangle, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down, Down This cheat enables vehicles to take off from the ground.
Improve Car Handling Triangle, R1, R1, Left, R1, L1, R2, L1 This cheat increases the handling attributes of all vehicles.
Invisible Cars

* Does not work in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition

Triangle, L1, Triangle, R2, Square, L1, L1 This cheat makes all vehicles invisible.
Pink Cars Circle, L1, Down, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, Right, X This cheat makes all vehicles pink.
Spawn Bloodring Banger Up, Right, Right, L1, Right, Up, Square, L2 This cheat immediately spawns a Bloodring Banger.
Spawn Alt Bloodring Banger Down, R1, Circle, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, Left, Left This cheat immediately spawns an alternative Bloodring Banger.
Spawn Caddie Circle, L1, Up, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, Circle, X This cheat immediately spawns a Caddie.
Spawn Hotring Racer R1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1 This cheat immediately spawns a Hotring Racer.
Spawn Alt Hotring Racer R2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Up, Circle, R2 This cheat immediately spawns an alternative Hotring Racer.
Spawn Love Fist Limo R2, Up, L2, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right This cheat immediately spawns a Love Fist Limo.
Spawn Romero's Hearse Down, R2, Down, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, Left, Right This cheat immediately spawns Romero's Hearse.
Spawn Sabre Turbo Right, L2, Down, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, Circle, Left This cheat immediately spawns a Sabre Turbo.
Spawn Tank Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, Circle, Circle, L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle This cheat immediately spawns a tank.
Spawn Thrashmaster Circle, R1, Circle, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right This cheat immediately spawns a Thrashmaster garbage truck.

Pedestrian Cheats

Pedestrian Cheats in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition relate to how NPCs behave around the open world, both when on foot and in vehicles.

Cheat Cheat Code Notes
Female Pedestrians Are Armed

* Does not work in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition

Right, L1, Circle, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, L1, X This cheat equips all female pedestrians with firearms.
Pedestrians Attack You Down, Up, Up, Up, X, R2, R1, L2, L2 This cheat prompts all pedestrians to attack you.
Pedestrians Carry Weapons R2, R1, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Up, Down This cheat equips all pedestrians with firearms. While they may not be hostile initially, they will attack if provoked.
Pedestrians Riot Down, Left, Up, Left, X, R2, R1, L2, L1 This cheat prompts all pedestrians to riot, attacking each other and you.
Road Rage R2, Circle, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, R2, L2 This cheat forces all NPC drives to play bumper cars with you.

GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: How to Enter Cheats

Before you input any of all cheats for GTA Vice City Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy, we'd encourage you to create a new save file first. This will preserve your progress in the game, as some of the cheat codes may break your game. Similarly, it's worth noting that Trophies will be disabled once you enter cheat codes.

Once you've created a new save file, you can enter cheat codes at any time by simply following the button prompts outlined in the tables above. You don't need to be in a specific location or on a pause menu to enter cheat codes, and you will be prompted once you've input a cheat correctly.

GTA Vice City Definitive Edition: Do Cheats Disable Trophies?

Cheat codes in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition will disable Trophies, meaning you should only input cheats on a new save file. Not only will this enable you to continue to progress towards the Platinum Trophy, but it will also preserve your progress, as some cheat codes cannot be disabled and may ultimately break your playthrough.


Which of all cheats for GTA Vice City Definitive Edition in the GTA Trilogy are your favourites? Have a browse of our GTA Trilogy guide through the link, and then tell us what are the best cheat codes in the comments section below.