More:Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: Miscellaneous
Successfully complete 100% of the game. You will get
unlimited ammunition, double vehicle health, 200 health, and 200
armor limits. A new set of clothes will be delivered to the Vercetti
Mansion. If you look closely it reads; "I completed Vice
City and all I got was this lousy T-shirt". Walk into the
pink circles surrounding the men at your mansions and they will
follow you as bodyguards.
To complete 100% of the game, all of the following tasks must be done:
- Complete all missions from the following people and locations: Ken Rosenburg, Avery Carrington, Colonel Juan Cortez, Ricardo Diaz, Vercetti Mansion, Love Fist, Biker Gang, Umberto Robina, Auntie Poulet, Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company, Kaufman Cabs, The Malibu Club, InterGlobal Film Studio, Pole Position Club, The Printworks, Shipyard, Sunshine Autos, Phil's, Game End Missions.
- Complete all miscellaneous jobs: PCJ Playground, Trial By Dirt, Test Track, Cone Crazy, four Checkpoint Chopper Missions, RC Car Race, RC Plane Race, RC Chopper Checkpoint, Rifle Range, six Street Races, five Assassinations.
- Buy all hideouts and businesses: Elswanko Casa, Links View Apartments, Ocean Heights, Hyman Condos, 1102 Washington Street, 3321 Vice Point, Skumhole Shack, Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company, Kaufman Cabs, The Malibu Club, InterGlobal Film Studio, Pole Position Club, The Printworks, The Shipyard, Sunshine Autos.
- Hold up all stores: Corner Store (Vice Point), Dispensary Plus (Vice Point), First Jewelry Store (Vice Point), Gash (North Point Mall), Music Store (North Point Mall), Second Jewelry Store (North Point Mall), Hardware Store (North Point Mall), Bunch of Tools (Washington Beach), Ryton Aide Pharmacy (Little Haiti), Pharmacy (Downtown), Third Jewelry Store (Downtown), Deli (Little Havana), Doughnut Shop (Little Havana), Laundromat (Little Havana), Screw This (Little Havana).
- Collect all 100 Hidden Packages.
- Perform all 36 Unique Jumps.
- Complete all 35 Rampages.
- Complete all special vehicle missions: Vigilante (level 12), Fire Truck (level 12), Ambulance (level 12), Taxi (100 fares), Pizzaboy (13 deliveries).
Hidden package rewards
Collect the indicated number of hidden packages to get a reward at the specified location.
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- 10 hidden packages: Body Armor at hideouts.
- 20 hidden packages: Chainsaw at hideouts.
- 30 hidden packages: Python at hideouts.
- 40 hidden packages: Flame thrower at hideouts.
- 50 hidden packages: Laser Scope Sniper Rifle at hideouts.
- 60 hidden packages: Minigun at hideouts.
- 70 hidden packages: Rocket Launcher at hideouts.
- 80 hidden packages: Sea Sparrow at Starfish Island Mansion's Helipad.
- 90 hidden packages: Rhino at Fort Baxter Air Base.
- 100 hidden packages: Ultimate Secret Vehicle (Apache Helicopter) at Helipad next to Hyman Memorial Stadium. You can use this vehicle to do Brown Thunder vigilante missions.
Note: Cheating in the game except for health, armor,
and weapon codes will drop your criminal rating by a few thousand
- 1. Untrustworthy
- 2. Embarrassment
- 3. Hacker
- 4. Cheater
- 5. Total Liar
- 6. Upstanding Citizen
- 7. Nobody Special
- 8. Litterer
- 9. Shoplifter
- 10. Vandal
- 11. Do boy
- 12. Pickpocket
- 13. Clepto
- 14. Snitch
- 15. Rat
- 16. Leech
- 17. Scam Artist
- 18. Trickster
- 19. Numbers Runner
- 20. Hustler
- 21. Bully
- 22. Riff-Raff
- 23. Scalawag
- 24. Ruffian
- 25. Outlaw
- 26. Thug
- 27. Drop Man
- 28. SA Goon
- 29. Goon
- 30. Jailbird
- 31. Ex-Con
- 32. Felon
- 33. Bag Man
- 34. Wiseguy
- 35. Wheelman
- 36. Hired Muscle
- 37. Hatchetman
- 38. Headhunter
- 39. Enforcer
- 40. Ronin
- 41. Fixer
- 42. Hitman
- 43. Associate
- 44. Butcher
- 45. Cleaner
- 46. Assassin
- 47. Consigliore
- 48. Made Man
- 49. Right-Hand Man
- 50. Executioner
- 51. Lieutenant
- 52. Underboss
- 53. Capo
- 54. Boss
- 55. Kingpin
- 56. Don
- 57. Godfather
Get your wanted level to six stars to get your pursuit covered in the media. A helicopter and chase meter will appear. Keep running from the helicopter to increase it. Every 100 seconds of game time will result in an increased level of media coverage. Pause game play and look at your statistics to see messages that indicate at your media level. You will start with a story in UFA Today and progress to television news and continue until it is a crisis.
If you have a bazooka (recommended), rocket launcher, moltov cocktail,
flame thrower, or anything that causes total mass chaos with a
decent amount of ammunition, back up to a wall. Try finding a
wall that no one can see you from the left or right. Start launching
or burning any cops or pedestrians that you see. The higher the
stars, the more media attention .Note: If you get busted or die,
you will not get any of the media points. At one star, keep shooting
or burning any pedestrians or cops. At two stars, start launching
or burning any police cars and "on foot" officers that
approach you. At three stars start launching or burning the cops
on foot, the police cars , and the Banshees, Cheetahs, Infernos
and any other fast undercover police cars. At four stars, start
launching or burning police cars, on foot cops, undercover cars,
and any S.W.A.T. helicopters (before the S.W.A.T. members lower
themselves from ropes). At five stars, launch or burn anything
that moves. At six stars, enable the "Lower wanted level"
- Ignored: 0-19
- Boring: 20-49
- Vaguely interesting: 50-74
- Local paper page 7: 75-99
- Front page of local paper: 100-149
- Vice Courier page 2: 150-199
- Vice Courier front page: 200-249
- Local TV 3 a.m.: 250-299
- Local TV news: 300-349
- Local TV live coverage: 350-399
- UFA Today page 12: 400-499
- UFA Today page 4: 500-599
- Picture in UFA Today: 600-699
- National TV 4 a.m.: 700-799
- National TV news: 800-899
- National TV live coverage: 900-999
- International news: 1000-1199
- National crisis: 1200-1399
- International crisis: 1400-1599
- World event: 1600-1799
- Stuff of legends: 1800-?
Alternate character in FMV sequences
Enable one of the various character costume codes (not the "Pedestrian costume" code) three or more times before starting a mission. During the FMV sequences, the character you selected will replace Tommy. Note: This works best with Candy Suxxx.
Free weapons are hidden all over the city. The flamethrower
and rocket launcher, are two especially powerful weapons. They
can be found near the boat yard and car showroom. These all respawn
within a few game hours. Collect all the desired weapons, then
save at a nearby hideout. The game will advance six hours and
all your hidden weapons will have respawned. Do this three to
five times, and all your company assets will be close to full,
and you can make the rounds to get paid.
In missions where you get a new weapon, fail it intentionally
after getting the weapon. You will be able to get it over and
over again by repeating this step.
Use the following trick to get expensive weapons for
cheap prices. Go to the first Ammu-Nation in Ocean Beach (with
the cheapest prices for weapons) and buy all the machine gun and
shotgun ammunition desired. Afterwards, go to the Ammu-Nation
in Downtown and buy the weapons in the same category (the machine
gun and shotgun). Only purchase the guns one time each. When you
do that, all the ammunition you have with your cheap shotgun and
machine gun should be converted to the newer and most expensive
guns. This is very helpful in the beginning when your income is
not too high. However, this trick does not work with all the weapons.
Recommended scope weapon
The PSG-I is not as good as the standard sniper rifle.
The scope on the rifle is solid, and the dot never gets larger
or smaller, unlike the laser dot of the PSG-I.
If you do a rampage, the type of weapon for it will be taken from you. However, the weapon that you had prior to starting the rampage will double in ammunition. For example, if you do a shotgun rampage and have an Uzi equipped, you will lose all your shotgun ammunition, but have double the Uzi ammo. Note: You do not have to pass the rampage to get the ammunition.
Go to any Ammu-Nation store and choose a gun. Keep
buying it until you get close to 9999 rounds. The next time you
buy it, the ammunition count for that gun will disappear and you
will have an unlimited amount.
Use the following trick to get unlimited ammunition on the MP5.
Buy unlimited ammunition for a submachine gun-class weapon for
$300, then buy (or find) the MP5, which is $3000. It uses the
same ammunition, and you will save a couple thousand dollars.
After you finish the last story line mission, the mobsters who
are outside of your house carry Uzis. Kill a lot of them and you
should have unlimited ammunition for that weapon. Then, but or
find the MP5.
If you have a weapon that you want to get unlimited ammunition for, do a rampage. There is a perfect rampage located at the Oakdale Toilet, just a few blocks from the hotel with your hideout. For example, if you have a rocket launcher with 4 rockets and you want to give it unlimited ammunition, switch to the rocket launcher and walk into the skull icon for the rampage. For two minutes, just allow the game to idle. When the rampage ends, whatever weapon you were given for the rampage (for example, at Oakdale Toilet it is a chainsaw) is removed from your arsenal. However, whatever weapon you had in hand (such as the rocket launcher) when you walked into the rampage has its ammunition doubled. To double your ammunition again, just walk into the rampage skull after it regenerates. Or, just stand where the skull was and you will do one rampage after another as the skull regenerates. The rampage at Oakdale Toilet is recommended because you will lose the chainsaw. However, that weapon can be easily replaced with a baseball bat (behind the your hotel) or another chainsaw (from one of the early missions for Cortez). This strategy also allows you to mix weapons from different tiers so that, for example, you can have the tier three weapons with a rocket launcher instead. Save your game once you have the weapons you want with unlimited ammunition.
Go to the Rifle Range at the Ammu-Nation in Downtown and get a score of 45 points.
When using a gun, instead of using up an entire clip and waiting
for Tommy to reload, quickly switch out your weapon and then switch
back to it, It will be fully loaded without having to wait through
the normal reload animation.
PlayStation2 You can shoot people faster by pressing Circle(2).
Note: This does not work with all weapons, and you may also need
to aim first.
PlayStation2 To shoot the .357 magnum as if it were a semi automatic weapon,
target a pedestrian and shoot. Then, quickly press R2 or
L2 to switch targets and shoot again. If you continuously
to this, you will shoot the magnum more rapidly than if you were
Alternate Ruger, M4, or M60 aiming
PlayStation2 To aim with the Ruger,
M4, or M60, like the shotguns or pistols, set yourself on fire
with a Molotov cocktail and press R1.
When you have a five star rampagem find an empty S.W.A.T.
vehicle. When you get in, you will have armor. Note: This only
works once per S.W.A.T. vehicle.
Shoot down police helicopters with one sniper shot
Use the sniper rifle and aim at the joint between the
rotors and the helicopter to take it down with one shot.
Stop police helicopters from shooting you
Get a wanted level of 3 or higher. When the police helicopter appears, shoot it directly where the bullets are coming from. It will not shoot you because your bullets are blocking them. This may not work all the time. The best guns to do this with are the Ruger, Colt M4, M60, or any other gun that has firstperson view aim.
Taking out police boats
PlayStation2 If you are in a boat in
the ocean and the police are chasing you, press Triangle
and you will not be driving it anymore. The police will stop chasing
you and it seems that they do not even notice you are still on
the boat. Take out the rocket launcher and blow up the police
boats. Start driving again and repeat as needed. You can also
hop onto the police boat if it is close to you. However, you must
quickly shoot the cop, because he will attack you.
Use police spike strips
To use police spike strips to your advantage, get three
or four stars on your wanted meter. Find an officer on foot that
can lay down the spike strip. Try to dodge the spike strip and
lure the pursuing officers to pop their tires on it, giving you
a chance of escaping.
Escape from police
- If you are being chased by the police and are near streets with alleys, drive near the alleys. Jump out the car at the correct moment and fall into the alley. The police will drive past, giving you some time to run. You can also get out of a heavy car and leave it to block an alley. This is useful if you have a high wanted level.
- Find a shore and wade into the water just short of drowning point. Crouch and the cops will not fire at you, but the police chopper will find you.
- Enable the "Car floats on water" code. When there are cops after you, just go into water and they will stop chasing you.
Police fly away
Enable the "Rhino tank" and "Dodo cars (flying)" code. Sit in the tank and enable the "Faster game play" code as many times as desired. Get a wanted level. You will see the policy vehicles go flying when they hit you.
Run over target without police attention
Get a car (not a bike) then drive to the person you
want to kill slowly. Drive over him slowly, then get out and look
at the bottom of your car. They will now die while you are out
of your car. Get back into our car, then back up or move forward
to get their money. Note: This can also be done to cops.
Raise your wanted level and wait for a police car with
two cops inside. Wait until they are away from the car. Then,
one will get in the passenger's side. Run to the drivers side
and start driving. The cop will now be yelling at you.
Increase your accuracy rating
Once you kill someone, take out an M4 and crouch down.
Use the manual aim to shoot the body. After a few rounds, your
accuracy rate will start to increase little by little. Note: You
can also raise your "Head Shots" stat by shooting them
in the head.
Go to the boatyard were Colonel Cortez is located. Go back behind
the gates with a helicopter. There should be a very big boat;
the one that you were on for the "The Party" mission.
Land beside it, in the southwest corner of the map. Take a gun
and continue to fire at it. You will notice that your accuracy
will go up. When you save after this, your criminal rating will
have also risen.
Minimize health damage
When doing a mission that requires chasing down your
target from a building or enclosed location containing no fast
vehicles (for example, Four Iron) or a mission that requires you
to escape from similar areas (for example, Mall Shootout), travel
on a motorcycle. Not only will this provide an efficient edge
on your mission, but it will also minimize damage to your health.
Pickup truck drive by
Jump on the back of a pickup truck with an Uzi or another
gun. Snipe everyone as you drive by. Be careful when firing --
if a cop hits the truck it will probably speed off, knocking you
Ride on hoods
An easy way to snipe the police and people on the sidewalk
is to jump on the hood of a car when it is stopped at a red light.
When the car starts driving, you will stay on the hood. When the
police chase you, they will hit the car that you are on, making
the driver mad and forcing him to drive faster. If they do not
drive faster, it will still be difficult for the police to knock
you off. Do not stand at the very top of the car, as you tend
to slide off the back. Get on the very front, in front of the
Destroy the Dodo
You can blow up the Dodo plane flying overhead (pulling
the banner) by using the rockets on the Hunter.
Go to a location with a lot of seagulls, such as the
lighthouse at Washington Beach. Use a sniper rifle to zoom in
close and shoot a seagull. Their small and fast, so it is a challenge
to hit them. When you do, they will explode in a burst of feathers,
similar to when you shoot boxes. Note: The game keeps track of
how many seagulls you have sniped on the "Stats" screen.
Increase walking total by doing nothing
Get in front of a truck, preferably a Bobcat. Make
sure it stops. Jump over the front and stand in the bed of the
truck. The driver will start to drive again. Even though you are
just standing in the truck, your walking distance total will increase.
Steal a police boat
Take a boat and ramp it so that when it lands it will
be upside down. Quickly get out so you will be standing on the
hull. Take out a rocket launcher and shoot any boats that are
in range. After awhile, police boats will come after you. Take
a manually targeting gun and shoot the officer though the glass.
If done correctly, you should be able to get the police boat and
have the police after you. Note: This is difficult to accomplish.
Enable the "Tommy groupies" code and run
around to get a lot of women chasing you. When you have quite
a few, punch a couple of them and they should all start fighting.
This will happen most, but not all of the time. Some of the women
drop a lot of money when they die.
PlayStation2 This trick works very
well at a red light. Find a car or truck that has a passenger
as well as a driver. Run up to the car or truck's driver-side
door and press Triangle to open it. As soon as Tommy starts
to get in, press X to accelerate. If done correctly, the
passenger will still be in riding along, screaming and scared.
When you slow down, they will run away.
Occasionally as you wander around the city, you will
encounter a cop fighting with a gang member (especially in Northpoint
Mall). If you step in and hit the gang member, you will receive
a $50 Good Citizen's Bonus when the gang member dies. Once the
guy is on the ground, you can continue to kick him and receive
the bonus two or three more times (until the body disappears).
This is an easy way to get some quick cash, and do some fighting
in the process.
Knock over the parking meters on the sides of the streets to get
money. They give just as much (if not more) money then a person
or a clerk from a store.
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Enable the "Tommy groupies" code. Run around until you
have a large group of women following. Lead them to the nearest
alleyway or garage and just beat them all to death. Using weapons
calls too much attention from cops and paramedics.
Enter any store and point a handgun at the clerk until he gives
you money. Hold the gun for a few seconds until he stops giving
you money, then run away and hide or enable the "Lower wanted
level" code. Note: Do not do this in an Ammu-Nation store
as the clerk will pull a gun.
PlayStation2 Enable the "Rhino" code
and press L3 to start the vigilante missions. After every
kill, you will begin to get more money. After a while, you will
have over $1,000 per kill. When the cops are on you after a kill,
enable the "Lower Wanted Level" code.
Go to a hideout that generates money. Get the money and save the
game. The game time will advance three hours and more money should
be available. Repeat this as much as needed. Note: This does not
Buy Sunshine Autos for $50,000 to unlock the Vice City racer missions.
Go down to the pink circle, then choose the Vice City Endurance
Race. Note: You must have $10,000 for the entrance fee. Enable
the "Weapons (tier 2)" code and drive a car in front
of the racers. Select the rocket launcher and very carefully (and
at a good distance) blow the cars up. You can then win the race
with a vehicle as slow as the Faggio for the $40,000 prize.
After buying Sunshine Autos, enable the "Dodo (flying) car)
code and go to the Vice City Endurance Race. Race it, and you
will win the $40,000 prize.
Start the fire fighter missions and get at least 100 fires to
make about $30,000.
Drive down the road in front of the Ocean View hotel south. Turn
right at the first street after the hotel. Make another immediate
right on to the street behind the one your hotel is on. Turn left
immediately after that to enter a parking garage. Go to the top
of the parking garage. When you get to the top, turn right to
find a Stallion just before the wall. Enter the Stallion to start
the Cone Crazy mini-game. Basically, every time you beat the best
time, the prize money doubles. To use this to your advantage,
beat it with 1 second remaining, then beat it with 2 seconds remaining,
then 3, 4, etc., with each attempt just slightly beating the previous
best time. By the time you beat it about 23 times, you will have
reached the most amount of money you can have. Save the game after
every attempt so that way you do not miss an opportunity to double
you money if a mistake is made. Also, in order to do it over again
you have to go all the way back down to the street and come back
up and enter the Stallion again. Note: If you have $999,999,999
and you do it again, the game will actually lower your money and
your criminal ranking.
Instead for shooting a regular pedestrian, try shooting taxi drivers
to get more money. Note: This does not work all of the time.
The quickest way to make money is to pick up a prostitute and
take her to the beach. Beat her up and you can take double the
money. You can get up to $500 by doing this.
After you have bought a property and have completed the missions
to earn money from it, enable the "Faster game play"
code. Go about one block away and wait for about four to six hours
of game time. Go back to the property and the amount earned should
be fairly high.
Get a rocket launcher and a three star wanted level. Shoot down
the police helicopters that fly overhead. When they crash and
explode, you will get about $300. You can do this to any of the
police helicopters that fly overhead during a chase
If you get into a taxi, sometimes you will get cash that the taxi
driver has made.
Enable the "Pedestrians riot" code. Let the pedestrians
kill each other, then collect all their money. Note: Make sure
they do not kill you.
Complete the first Cuban mission with wearing Cuban gang clothes
and you will get a $100 bonus.
Use the following trick to raise your Criminal Rating while getting
lots of money. Buy Sunshine Autos; there is a Pay N' Spray there
that will be needed. Get any car and put it in one of the garages,
preferably the one directly across from the Pay N' Spray. Get
a Rhino and do the Vigilante missions at the airport. When your
wanted level gets up to the point where the police chase after
you, drive the Rhino to Sunshine Autos. Drive the tank down to
where the garages are, but not all the way. Get out, and it will
block the alley from cops that are chasing you. They will explode
when they hit the tank. Get in the car that you stashed in the
garage and drive into the Pay N' Spray. Your wanted level will
disappear and your criminal rating will increase. This is also
a good way to get lots of money, as most of the cars spawned during
the Vigilante missions will be there at the airport. It is possible
to get up to level 135 on the Vigilante missions and over $17,000,000.
Have a 9mm pistol or the first machine pistol. Lock on a store
owner inside and wait for him to give you money. when he has done
this, slowly walk away outside while still locked on to him. When
you are outside on the pavement, disengage your lock and the man
will not sound the alarm. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Get a Faggio and go down a long straight road. When you are up
to full speed, lean forward then hit the brakes. You will start
to do a stoppie. However before you stopm hit the gas and release
the brakes. You should be riding on the front tire. You will get
a lot more money by doing this when compared to a normal stoppie.
You must keep going straight or else you will begin to spin around
and it will not work.
Find a safe location to go on a rampage. When helicopters appear,
shoot them down with the rocket launcher to get $300. Keep doing
this to get more.
Enable the "Tommy groupies", and "Spawn Rhino tank"
codes. Walk around in front of the biggest mall. When you have
a lot of girls around get in the Rhino and run them over. You
must quickly enable the "Lower wanted level" code afterwards.
While in a mall, buy something to eat at the food court.
If you are low on health, go to one of your hideouts. Go to the
save icon. You do not have to save the game. Select "Cancel".
When you get back to the normal game screen, your health will
be at 100.
Kill a few people, and an ambulance will arrive to treat the wounded.
Steal it for a 20 point health increase.
PlayStation2 Use the following trick
to kill without being caught. Use a motorcycle (recommended because
you will not get hurt) or other vehicle and drive very fast towards
a group of people. Then, press Triangle to bail. The vehicle
should run over or hit a lot of people. You can then collect their
weapons and cash.
Enable the "Weapons" code, ad get a large number of
remote detonated grenades. Throw one into the middle of the street
and wait for a car to drive over it. When it does, detonate the
grenade and the car will do a flip or something else while exploding
in flames. You can do this while at a mall or another area where
there are big groups of people. Throw grenade into the middle
of the group, then get to a safe distance and detonate them.
You must have first purchased the Hyman Condo or have the Vercetti
Estate. Take the helicopter from one of those two places and take
it to a skyscraper or tall building that you can land on. Next,
use the sniper rifle or rocket launcher to shoot at vehicles on
the ground. None of the police forces can get you from there,
except the helicopters. Use a rocket launcher to take them down.
Use the following trick to kill the police without increasing your wanted level severely. Angle the blade of a helicopter so it hits the police.
If you are doing a rampage that requires a certain
number of vehicles to be destroyed and you are near somewhere
with a large garage, go over to it. Open the garage and blow the
cars up while they are still inside. Walk away so that the garage
closes, then return and the cars will be in perfect shape again.
Blow them up again, and repeat the process. This is very useful
for the two RPG rampages near Sunshine Autos (on the airport roof
and on the big ship); and the chaingun rampage (near Fort Baxter).
Since Sunshine Autos has so many large garages, it is easy to
fly over in a helicopter, get the rampage, then fly back to Sunshine
Autos to do the trick.
To do a rampage mission without losing any of the guns, before
starting it go to Escobar International Airport. Enter through
the security checkpoint. All the guns will now be outside the
airport. Do the rampage mission. You can also save after doing
a rampage without taking your weapons back. The weapons will be
there and will not disappear. You can also do all rampage missions
by this procedure. Pick up the guns after doing all the rampages.
Easy car destruction in chase missions
Attacking a target vehicle in a car chase is often
not easy, particularly if you are required to destroy it. Anti-vehicle
weapons do not arrive until later in the game, forcing you to
make do with inefficient small arms. You can save themselves a
lot of effort if they use a scooter or motocycle's unique shooting
ability to attack escaping cars. Tommy Vercetti can shoot submachine
guns straight ahead on any scooter or motorcycle. Simply follow
a target vehicle and unload in its rear. Experience shows this
tactic is much easier and quicker than trying to ram a vehicle
or shoot it from the drive-by view, especially when using the
HK MP5. Players may find the scooter particularly suited to this
tactic, since it can weave and dodge obstacles more easily than
any other two-wheeler, and without losing speed.
Better underwater view
To see things more clearly underwater, steal a Caddy,
such as the one in the bushes around the lighthouse. Enable the
"Car floats on water" code. While driving on the water,
look through the windshield and underwater objects will now be
in clear view. This is useful when looking at the underwater life
and objects such as the Russian submarine.
Your clothing will result in different reactions during
missions. For example, when you go to the Cubans for the first
time, try wearing golf clothes. Your new contact will make fun
of you, calling you a woman and you will make fun of him.
Whenever you see Kent Paul, he will be wearing the
same clothes as Tommy Vercetti, but with a different color shirt
Save money with prostitutes
Get a convertible or another open top car. Pick up
a prostitute and drive directly to a bush, grass or trees. Your
health will jump up and she will get out almost as soon as you
stop, without all the car rocking. If you decide to watch the
rocking car or cannot find a convertible, jump out as soon as
your health reaches 125 (and save the final charge), or kill the
prostitute to get your money back.
After using a prostitute, your health should be at 125 and she
will soon exit your vehicle. When she does, use the drive-by view
to the direction she is at and shoot her before she escapes. Then,
exit the vehicle and get your money back.
Enable the "Car floats on water" code, then
get a nice looking car. Pick up a prostitute and drive off onto
the beach and into the water (watch for high waves). After you
are far off from land, stop. She will do her thing and you will
increase health. The poor girl will not be able to get out and
will scream continuously until you finally drive her back to land.
Candy Suxxx fliers
After completing the Dildo Dodo mission for Steve at
InterGlobal Films studio, look at the flyers on the ground were
you flew over. You should see some with a picture of Candy Suxxx
and a title called "Bite". These are the flyers that
you dropped from the plane.
Zombie Elvis newspaper headline
Look closely at the newspapers to see a headline referring
to a "Zombie Elvis Found" with a funny picture underneath.
The giant shark from the InterGlobal Films studio can
be seen in the water. You may need to complete all the missions
for InterGlobal Films for it to appear. Since it moves around,
there is no way of knowing where it can be found.
PlayStation2 Tap X instead of holding it to make Tommy's
stamina last longer.
PlayStation2 If Tommy's stamina runs
out from running too long, repeatedly press Square instead.
Hopping will still be faster than walking.
PlayStation2 When a car is driving
directly at you, press Square when it gets close and Tommy
will jump sideways, saving himself from being run over. For example,
when the police are chasing you, they will try to hit to kill
you. Press Square at the correct moment to save yourself
from a collision.
Avoid getting busted
PlayStation2 When pulling someone out
of their car, immediately hold X and push the Left Analog-stick
away from the car to avoid entering the vehicle. This is especially
useful when cops are nearby to avoid getting busted. It can also
be used if you want to beat someone up before stealing their car.
PlayStation2 When you steal someone's car and you have a cop directly behind you, instead of accelerating forward press the Square + Left Analog Stick Right or D-pad Right if he in the driver's side door or Square + Left Analog-stick Left or D-pad Left. You will knock the cop down andsuccessfully get away.
Avoid drowning in vehicle
If your car flips over while in water, enable the "Health"
code. Then, enable the "Rainy weather" code and the
"Car floats on water" code (if not already enabled).
Keep repeating the "Health" code in between and after
these codes. Your car should eventually flip back over and float
on the water. This technique requires speed and practice. Note
if you are in a Rhino, your chances of flipping back of are small;
and if you make it, the Rhino will fly and bounce in the air.
Go to your hideout and go to "Save". Either
save or leave without saving and your health will be restored
Free car repair
Go into any garage and blow up your car. Run away quickly
and make sure your garage door closes. Return, and your car will
Free Pay 'N' Spray
Immediately before you go in to a Pay 'N' Spray, enable
the "Full health" code.
Decrease wanted level to zero
Go to your hideout and go to "Save". Load
the most recent save and your wanted level will drop to zero.
You can clear your wanted level by entering a RC Racer Competition.
You do not have to complete the competition to clear your wanted
PlayStation2 If you have a wanted level of any
kind, find an RC van (Top Fun). Go in and when you start that
mission, press Circle to destroy your RC vehicle. You will
no longer have any cops after you. You can do this as many times
Increase wanted level quickly
Steal the Apache helicopter and fly towards one of
the advertising airplanes that tow a banner. When you are close
enough, shoot a missile at it. If you hit it, the plane will explode,
giving you at least three stars. Do this about four times and
you will have all six stars.
Depending on your game progress, you can go to the bank you held
up and run up the stairs for an instant four stars wanted level.
To get a six star wanted level very quickly, go to the VCPD HQ
that you broke Cameron out of. Kill all the police inside you
will end up with six stars. Bcareful when you walk out. There
will be a swarm of police and military outside.
Wanted level with police or FBI uniform
Cycle through the "Pedestrian costume" code
until you are wearing a police or FBI uniform. If you shoot a
gun, you will automatically get a one star wanted level.
Go to any dock with people on it while you are on a
motorcycle and drive slowly on it. Some of the people (including
cops) will dive in the water to avoid you, as they do on the street.
Get off the bike and look down into the water without falling
in. You can see their dead bodies floating in the water.
Go to a dock with people. Find a person and park so that he or
she is between you and the water. They still have to be slightly
front of you. Honk the horn and they may run into the water. If
they do not -- try again. Then, other people will try to crowd
around the body and keep running into the water.
Enable the "Car floats on water" code and get a gun
that can do a drive by with. Drive near a boat and shoot it until
it is up in flames. Wait until you hear it explode, then go over.
You should see a dead person floating in the water. Run him or
her over and they should sink if done at the correct moment and
location on their corpse.
Get in a helicopter and go under a bridge. Look up
and you may see someone throwing themselves off it to their death.
Knock pedestrians down with fire hose
PlayStation2 On the west island on
the map, there is a VCFD fire truck near the fire station. Get
into it and pull out of the fenced in area. Hold Circle
to use the water gun. Aim it low at people to knock them over.
If you are quick, you can get out and run over to them before
they get up. While they are on the ground, you can kick them a
few times to get their money (if they have any). This helps you
avoid getting into fights with the pedestrians.
Kill someone with the chainsaw while you are running
and blood will splatter on the screen.
It is possible to see rainbows after a rain storm or
thunder storm. Try looking near the Hyman Memorial Stadium, on
the side where the helicopter pads are located.
The phone numbers in the game actually exist. For example,
1-866-434SELF (Think Your Way To Success), 1-866-9SAVEME (Pastor
Richard's Salvation Statue), and 1-866-PILLAGE (Thor's Advice
hotline). Note: Thor's does not really cost $175.
Degenatron game system
Go to http://www.degenatron.com/ to play the "Degenatron" game system mentioned in the radio commercials in the game through an emulator.
One of the radio stations features a man selling self
help programs. One is called "Learn, Start, Do", short
for LSD. Another is "Motivate, Demonstrate, then Motivate
Again", short for MDMA or Ecstasy. Another is "Think,
Hold that thought, Complete", short for THC, the chemical
If you listen to the KCHAT radio station long enough,
you will hear a commercial about "www.petsovernight.com".
In The commercial the announcer says, "Forget about flowers.
Send a real live present that shows how much you love someone.
Everyone loves kittens! A grieving widow can be consoled by a
new puppy in her life! For the man who has everything, what about
a white rhino for the living room? Or a miniature Pekinese fighting
b****? If it's got a central nervous system, we've got it ready
to go in a box to your house." http://www.petsovernight.com/
is a working site and links back to Rockstar Games.
Start a new game. When the intermission sequence where
Tommy makes the drug deal appears, look at the pilot. The pilot
Grand Theft Auto 3 references
There is an airplane with a banner on the back that
flies around Vice City. When you fly a helicopter or a plane around
it, or zoom in on it with a sniper rifle, you can see that it
is an exact duplicate of the full-winged Dodo from Grand Theft
In a mission brief for Avery Brooks, you will meet Donald Love.
Avery will give a lesson about real estate prices going down because
of a good old fashioned gang war, or an outbreak of plague. In
Grand Theft Auto 3, Donald Love says the same thing almost
word for word.
In the last mission for Phil Cassidy, you see him blowing off
his arm. During game play, Phil keeps hallucinating that he was
in the jungle fighting. In Grand Theft Auto 3, he states
that he lost it in Nicaragua, which is where he was hallucinating.
If you listen to KCHAT long enough, Amy will eventually bring
on a guest, Gethsemanee, who is in a coven and talks about crystal
balls among with other witch topics. During the interview, Amy
will accept calls and a English man from Hampshire named Freddy,
calls asking the lady, "Supposing I'd been a bad boy. Like
if I hadn't learnt my spells or something. Would I, I get smacked
with it?" He goes on to also say "But you must hit Freddy
with your broom. Freddy has been very naughty and not learnt his
spells. Hit me hairy legs, hit me! I deserve it!" This is
the same man who calls up Chatterbox on Grand Theft Auto 3
asking for a nanny to spank him.
Phil Cassidy's refrigerator has a sticker that says "Get
Away" with palm trees and a beach. The same poster is in
Grand Theft Auto 3 in your first hideout on Portland island.
Listen to VROCK and you will eventually hear a commercial about
Ammu-Nation having a blow-out sale. You will hear the man in the
commercial say, "just like we kicked Australia's ass".
Ironically, the same DJ for the same station, Lazlow, also does
station called Chatterbox in Grand Theft Auto 3. If you listen
to that station long enough, he will talk to a sergeant who talks
about he was in the "Australian-Amercian War". Lazlow
goes on, saying that he has never heard of it.
Many callers on K-Chat and VROCK are the same ones that called
on Chatterbox. For example, when listening to K-Chat when Thor
is on and they go to the callers, a man named T.J. that talks
about him and some friends starting their own gang called "The
Blood" will come on. His voice sounds very familiar to the
man calling on Chatterbox, talking badly about the British and
saying that football and hopscotch are "man-sports".
Also, the man that called also during the Thor interview asking
about his girlfriend and was told to behead her sounds like the
man who says "Liberty City Cocks rule!".
On the VCPR radio station, a guest will eventually talk about why Vice City residents should not wear clothes. In Grand Theft Auto 3, the same man calls Chatterbox saying why it should be right to not wear clothes.
If you own Sunshine Autos, drive into the garage that you drop
the cars off for the list. Get a sniper rifle and look at the
computer in the garage. It says "Kruton 9000" on the
screen. This is also on Joey's computer in his repair garage in
Grand Theft Auto 3.
When you are driving around Escobar International Airport, one
of the billboards reads, "Vacation In Liberty City".
On KCHAT while Amy is interviewing Claude Mageno, a man calls
up and asks Claude a question. He he is Morgan Meriwell from Double
Ceff FM in Liberty City. He sounds like him and says his name
Steal a Banshee and take it to a safe place, away from car thieves,
Go to the back of your Banshee and use a sniper rifle to zoom
in on the license plate. It reads "LEONY" which is a
reference to Salvatore Leone, the Mafia Boss you worked for in
Grand Theft Auto 3.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas references
On the K-Chat radio station, when BJ Smith is the special
guest, listen to the people that call the station to talk to him.
There is one man that calls asking BJ how he played against the
"SA's". The SA's refer to the football team in San Andreas.
Spawn a Hotring Racer #2. On one of the doors, you will see a
decal with The Burger Shot printed on it, with a big target behind
the writing. That is the logo of The Burger Shot in Grand Theft
Auto: San Andreas.
The Getaway reference
On the assassination mission Autocide, the two people
in the truck are named Marcus Hammond and Franco Carter. The main
characters of The Getaway are Frank Carter and Mark Hammond.
The Terminator reference
Look closely at the "Exploder" billboard
above the 24/7 store in Little Havana to see a scene from The
Terminator, in which the Terminator robot descends from an
San Andreas reference
Listen to the VCHAT radio station and you will hear
a football player call in and say "Hey, I'm a first time
calla". They will start talking about different football
conversations. Listen for about one minute and you will hear the
caller say something similar to "Well, we were beaten by
San Andreas". In the original Grand Theft Auto, the
cities were Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. This is
a hint towards the location or title of the fifth game in the
PlayStation2 Pause game play and go
to "Display", then select "Trails" and turn
that option off. The game will be much clearer.
Start game faster
PlayStation2 After you see the PlayStation2 logo, wait till the next screen appears. Then, immediately press L2 + R2 to get to the startup screen.