Gran Turismo 4 is one of the most iconic games in the PS2’s library, and it’s one of its best-selling too, topping over 11.5 million units throughout its lifetime. However, it’s taken almost 20 years for fans to find a bunch of secret cheat codes hidden in the game – but they really do exist.
Originally posted by Nenkai on Twitter, but later shared on the ResetEra message boards, the secret button combinations enable you to immediately earn 10,000,000 Credits, automatically pass License Tests, and much more. The caveat? At least 365 in-game days will need to have passed before they function.
For those of you itching to dig out your old PS2 and give this a go, here are all the cheat codes in full:
- 10,000,000 Credits: Select, Left, Right, Right, Down, Up, Up, Left, Down, Up, Right, Left, Down, L1, R1, Select
- Automatically Pass Licence: Select, R1, Select, R1, Select, L2, L2, R2, R2, L1, Select, Select
- Automatically Gold Licence Test: Select, Select, R1, R2, L2, L2, Select, L1, R1, Select, R2, L1, Select
- Automatically Gold Any Event: Select, L1, Up, Up, Select, R1, Down, Down, Select, L2, Select, R2, Select
Are you now tempted to take a trip back to the track in one of developer Polyphony Digital’s greatest ever releases? Let us know in the comments section below.
[source twitter.com, via resetera.com]
Looks like 365 attempts at the Sunday Cup!
Anybody still playing GT4 should be handed those codes by Kaz in person.
Who plays this games nowadays?
Anyway from the Gran Turismo games I have played this is one of the worst, progress wise. I always thought I didn't have enough credits for anything. However, PS2 was combatible with Action Replay ...
Remember when cheat codes didn't require a credit card? These were good times.
These actually fix some of the most glaring problems with 4. No need to grind for money and no retrying the license exams just to unlock the other courses.
I wonder what other games are out there with hidden stuff no one’s discovered yet.
GT4 is probably the best of all the GT games and if not it is in the top 3 at least. I miss the days when games had easter eggs and cheat codes because it made the discovery aspect of exploring the games more fun.
Merely reading the codes’ button combinations I get a warm and fuzzy feeling. I miss these so much!
I’m probably in the minority, but I’m personally glad cheat codes are no longer a thing. I much prefer a NG+ system in relevant games, where you need to finish everything as the dev intended first, then you can choose various perks in subsequent playthroughs (although, admittedly racing games are one of the few genres where that’s not really possible). The point is that my time is so limited that I know I would cave to the temptation and lessen the overall experience of a game should something so easy be available. Cheats or perks you have to buy are not a temptation for me at all, lol.
@Rhaoulos Well things like level select are common in games now, at least once you've done them yourself - like Uncharted. And most games no longer have lives, so infinite lives is now the default. Imagine trying to complete Dark Souls with 3 lives. Health regen is common nowadays, rather than finding finite health packs per level, so infinite health is less impactful. Try running out of ammo in a modern FPS or TPS like Uncharted - or even TLOU - so infinite ammo would be less impactful. Basically, a lot of things that would've been cheats before are normal features or mechanics.
I also think cheats were just a basic way to add content to games that were rip-offs. Bear in mind, the average SNES game took 30 to 90 minutes to complete and cost the equivalent of about £120. Letting us have infinite ammo was the least they could do to wring out a few more minutes of entertainment.
@Rhaoulos Same goes for unlocking characters, costumes an arcade with endings and so much more.
GT3 A-Spec was my personal favourite of the PS2-era, especially with its awesome soundtrack.
if only GT7 would put in the single player from GT4. Would make it pretty much best driving game.
@belmont literally started playing this again like less than a month ago lol
Have a PS2, probably have this game. Not going to be time travelling mind. 😁
This isn't new tho... I was using these cheats with a GameShark back in like 2007 or 2008.
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