Grand Theft Auto 3 Cheats – All Platforms (Original & Definitive Edition)

In this post, you will find all the cheat codes for all consoles available in GTA 3 and GTA 3: Definitive Edition. Whether you play the original version of the game or the 2021 remaster, GTA 3 cheats will make Claude's life in Liberty City much easier or more entertaining, to say the least.

GTA 3 (Original) Platforms: PlayStation 4, Android, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, iOS, macOS, Fire OS, Classic Mac OS

GTA 3 Definitive Edition Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS

For more GTA & GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition cheats, make sure to check our GTA 5 cheats, GTA 4 cheats, GTA: Sand Andreas cheats (Original & Definitive Edition), and GTA: Vice City cheats (Original & Definitive Editions) lists.


How to use GTA 3 Cheats

Before using any cheats make sure to save your game and keep the save file as a backup. Some of the cheats will disable trophies and achievements and it's best to have the option to go back to your original game if you are a completionist.

A few things to keep in mind


Note that some GTA 3 cheats from previous versions of the game aren't available in the latest GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition.

At the same time, the Big Head mode cheat (Konami code) is only available in the Definitive Edition.

Additionally, the triggers for the Xbox cheat codes are flipped over from their original positions due to differences introduced during the Definitive Edition port.  

How to Use GTA 3 Cheats on Consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)

To use any of these GTA 3 cheats on consoles, simply enter the sequence of buttons listed to activate it – make sure your game isn't paused or in a cutscene when you do this, and be aware that while entering codes the buttons will still have their usual gameplay effects.

How to Use GTA 3 Cheats on PC

On PC, players need to enter the cheat codes by typing the code on their keyboard. On the Definitive Edition version of GTA 3, you should be able to enter the codes using a controller connected to your PC too.

Just make sure to isolate yourself before starting to enter the cheats so that you won't accidentally hit any pedestrians.


The Complete List of GTA 3 Cheats (Original & Definitive Edition)

In the list below we have noted the cheats that are only available on the Definitive Edition of the game and the ones not available in it. We have also marked the cheats that are irreversible. Make sure to keep a save game before entering those.


GTA Player Cheats (Original & Definitive Edition)

Big Head Mode (Konami Code)

  • PlayStation: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
  • Xbox: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
  • Switch: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B
  • PC: You should a controller instead to enter the code
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Entering the Konami Code will give Claude and all NPCs a huge head. 

Note: Only available in GTA 3 Definitive Edition.

Get $250,000 (GTA 3 Money Cheat)

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, L1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, LT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, LB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, L, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: IFIWEREARICHMAN

Adds $250,000 to your credit balance.

Full Health

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R1, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, R, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: GESUNDHEIT

Increases your health level back up to the maximum.

Full Armor

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, L2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, LB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, LT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZL, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: TORTOISE

Increases your armor level back up to the maximum.

Get All Weapons

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left , Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left , Down, Right, Up
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: GUNSGUNSGUNS

While other GTA games offer multiple cheats for different weapon sets, GTA 3 and GTA 3 Definitive Edition offer one cheat to unlock all the weapons in the game.

Makes all weapons in the game available to you – Rocket Launcher, Flame Thrower, Baseball Bat, Molotov, Grenades, Pistol, Micro SMG, AK47, M16, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle.

Change Character

  • PlayStation: Right, Down, Left, Up, L1, L2, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Xbox (Original): Right, Down, Left, Up, LT, LB, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Xbox (Definitive): Right, Down, Left, Up, LB, LT, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Switch: Right, Down, Left, Up, L, ZL, Up, Left, Down, Right
  • PC: ILIKEDRESSINGUP

Keep entering this code to cycle through various different character models.

Raise Wanted Level

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • PC: MOREPOLICEPLEASE

Increases your Wanted Level by two stars.

Lower Wanted Level

  • PlayStation: R2, R2, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RB, LT, RB, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RT, LB, RT, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Switch: ZR, ZR, L, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • PC: NOPOLICEPLEASE
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Completely clears your Wanted Level.


GTA 3 Vehicle Cheats (Original & Definitive Edition)

Spawn Tank

  • PlayStation: Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, Circle, R1, L2, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): B, B, B, B, B, B, RT, LB, LT, Y, B, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): B, B, B, B, B, B, RB, LT, LB, Y, B, Y
  • Switch: A, A, A, A, A, A, R, ZL, L, X, A, X
  • PC: GIVEUSATANK

Makes a tank appear in front of you.

Improved Vehicle Handling

  • PlayStation: R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): RT, LT, RB, LT, Left, RT, RT, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): RB, LB, RT, LB, Left, RB, RB, Y
  • Switch: R, L, ZR, L, Left, R, R, X
  • PC: CORNERSLIKEMAD

Improves the handling of cars so they're easier to drive.

Flying Cars

  • PlayStation: Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1
  • Xbox (Original): Right, RB, B, RT, LB, Down, LT, RT
  • Xbox (Definitive): Right, RT, B, RB, LT, Down, LB, RB
  • Switch: Right, ZR, A, R, ZL, Down, L, R
  • PC: CHITTYCHITTYBB

Pull back on the left analog stick to fly while going fast in a vehicle. This works better if you get a tank, then turn the turret around to face backward and hold accelerate while pressing fire repeatedly.

Exploding Cars

  • PlayStation: L2, R2, L1, R1, L2, R2, Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1
  • Xbox (Original): LB, RB, LT, RT, LB, RB, Y, X, B, Y, LB, LT
  • Xbox (Definitive): LT, RT, LB, RB, LT, RT, Y, X, B, Y, LT, LB
  • Switch: ZL, ZR, L, R, ZL, ZR, X, Y, A, X, ZL, L
  • PC: BANGBANGBANG

This code will blow up all the cars in a proximity close to the player. Make sure to take cover!

Invisible Cars

  • PlayStation: L1, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L1, Triangle
  • Xbox: LT, LT, X, RT, Y, LB, Y
  • PC: ANICESETOFWHEELS

Makes cars disappear so only the wheels are visible. 

Note: This cheat is not available in GTA 3 Definitive Edition.


GTA Game Settings & World Cheats (Original & Definitive Edition)

Increased Gore

  • PlayStation: Square, L1, Circle, Down, L1, R1, Triangle, Right, L1, X
  • Xbox: X, LT, B, Down, LT, RT, Y, Right, LT, A
  • PC: NASTYLIMBSCHEAT

You can shoot off NPCs' arms, legs, and heads with certain weapons and there is more blood when you attack. 

Note: This cheat is not available in GTA 3 Definitive Edition.

Armed Pedestrians

  • PlayStation: R2, R1, Triangle, X, L2, L1, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Original): RB, RT, Y, A, LB, LT, Up, Down
  • Xbox (Definitive): RT, RB, Y, A, LT, LB, Up, Down
  • Switch: ZR, R, X, B, ZL, L, Up, Down
  • PC: WEAPONSFORALL

Pedestrians are carrying weapons and will retaliate if you attack them.

Note: This effect cannot be reverted so make sure you keep a backup save game file before using it.

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Hostile Pedestrians

  • PlayStation: Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L1, L2
  • Xbox (Original): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RT, RB, LT, LB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RB, RT, LB, LT
  • Switch: Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, L, ZL
  • PC: NOBODYLIKESME

Pedestrians will all attack you.

Note: This effect cannot be reverted so make sure you keep a backup save game file before using it.

Rioting Pedestrians

  • PlayStation: Down, Up, Left, Up, X, R1, R2, L2, L1
  • Xbox (Original): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RT, RB, LB, LT
  • Xbox (Definitive): Down, Up, Left, Up, A, RB, RT, LT, LB
  • Switch: Down, Up, Left, Up, B, R, ZR, ZL, L
  • PC: ITSALLGOINGMAAAD

Pedestrians will fight with each other and attack you.

Note: This effect cannot be reverted so make sure you keep a backup save game file before using it.

Speed Up Time

  • PlayStation: Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • Xbox: B, B, B, X, X, X, LT, Y, B, Y
  • PC: MADWEATHER

Increases the speed time goes by at.

Note: Not available in GTA 3 Definitive Edition.

Faster Gameplay

  • PlayStation: Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, L1, L2
  • Xbox (Original): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, LT, LB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, LB, LT
  • Switch: X, Up, Right, Down, Y, L, ZL
  • PC: TIMEFLIESWHENYOU

Everything in the game moves quicker.

Slower Gameplay

  • PlayStation: Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R1, R2
  • Xbox (Original): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, RT, RB
  • Xbox (Definitive): Y, Up, Right, Down, X, RB, RT
  • Switch: X, Up, Right, Down, Y, R, ZR
  • PC: BOOOOORING

Everything in the game moves in slow motion.


GTA 3 Weather Cheats (Original & Definitive Edition)

Clear Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Triangle
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, Y
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, Y
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, X
  • PC: SKINCANCERFORME

Changes the weather setting to clear and sunny.

Cloudy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Square
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, X
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, X
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, Y
  • PC: ILIKESCOTLAND

Changes the weather setting to cloudy.

Rainy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, Circle
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, B
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, B
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, A
  • PC: ILOVESCOTLAND

Changes the weather setting to rainy.

Foggy Weather

  • PlayStation: L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, R1, L2, X
  • Xbox (Original): LT, LB, RT, RB, RB, RT, LB, A
  • Xbox (Definitive): LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, RB, LT, A
  • Switch: L, ZL, R, ZR, ZR, R, ZL, B
  • PC: PEASOUP

Changes the weather setting to foggy.

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