Successfully complete all missions in story mode.
Additional free ride mode cars:
Break into a car during story mode to unlock it in
free ride mode.
Successfully complete all missions in Free Ride mode under the
extreme difficulty setting to unlock all prototype cars.
Bigfoot truck in free ride mode:
Win first place in all races in racing championship
Car selection in free ride mode:
As soon as you enter free ride mode, you will start
in a car with a reddish gate directly behind you. Drive forward
so that you are in the street, then reverse right back to the
location you started. A car selection screen will appear, and
you can select any unlocked car.
Time selection in free ride mode:
Complete story mode to unlock the day and night options in free
Pause game play and allow the game to idle. The game
will automatically start an action trailer. To those not far into
the game, this could be a hint as to what is coming up later.
Kill the men in the all black suits with the black hat (gangsters)
to earn $500 each.
Go into the country and speed in a fast car.
Blow up cars for $100 each.
Drive taxis to earn money.
The best way to get easy money in free ride mode is in the countryside
on the main road (where the few stores are located). Speed down
that road (with the governor off) to collect basically $100 per
Hint: Shoot off tires:
Aiming at tires and shooting where the bolts are, in the middle.
This works best with the Tommy gun.
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Hint: Quick reloading:
With heavy weapons like the Thompson, press L1
and you will instantly reload. With handguns, simply roll to the
left or right to instantly reload. The sound of the gun reloading
will continue even after you reload.
Hint: Vehicle kill zones:
When taking out a vehicle, the following are the easiest
and quickest ways to do so. Direct hits to the radiator in most
cars will blow them up with two or three shots with the sawed-off
shotgun, which is the weapon of choice. Some other good spots
to hit are the front right, front left, and rear (central rear
panel where gas tank would be located).
Hint: Quick gun:
While driving through the city, you will encounter many police
officers. You can run one of them down and pick up his standard
issued gun. Your wanted level will go up, but immediately diminish.
This works best if there is only one police officer, on foot,
with no police officer witnesses.
In free ride mode, taxi drivers and sometimes regular motorists
will carry the small brown revolver and the small silver revolver.
Pull them out of their cars and kill them to get the weapon.
Hint: Killing people in black suits:
Walk behind them and shoot them. This works best with the sawed
Use a car for killing them and run them over. When they drop their
weapons, they are dead.
When they are on the street, use the machine gun to spray them
in the back. If done correctly, they will not even have a chance
to turn around.
Hint: Lose cops quickly:
Get to a rail station, elevated rail station, or trolley. Get
in and wait until your wanted level goes down.
The most efficient way to evade the police is make a lot of turns.
The best turns are in front of or behind another car or the trolley.
The police will try to make your exact turn, but will run into
the car or trolley. You can also make turns between light posts
close to the curb if your car is small or short enough. This also
works well during the first mission.
If you have a gun and the cops are after you, you can get rid
of them by shooting them. This takes some practice, but it can
be done. You have to be on foot. Shoot both cops until their weapons
fall. Head shots work best. If you manage to kill both advancing
officers, you will no longer be wanted. This works best if there
is only one car after you (the offense does not matter). The more
the cars, the more difficult it is.
Whenever being chased by cops there are cars that in the distance
generate to keep the traffic normal. Press R2 + L2
and the cars in the distance will disappear. This is useful when
you get a new car and want to drive it as fast as possible.
Hint: An Offer You Can't Refuse: Lose the
When you first start driving, go all the way down the
road and take a right. Follow this road. This will lead you to
where there is only a right turn. Take the turn. Looking left,
there seems to be a small barrier blocking the ocean. At the beginning
of the turn there is actually a hidden bottom where you can drive.
If you slow down to about 50 or 60 miles per hour, drive over
the barrier. By going slow enough, you can land at the bottom
drive part. The enemy gangsters will not slow down. They will
follow you over the barrier. If they have the correct angle or
speed, they will fly into the ocean or land upside down. If you
have not gone over the ocean or flipped over, there is a ramp
where you can escape the gangsters and finish the level. Note:
This may require a few attempts.
Hint: Better Get Used To It: Bucket weapon:
Vincenzo gives you a bat and a gun. Turn around and
pick up the bucket that is in the room. You can use it as a weapon,
and it is easier to control than the bat.
Hint: Créme de la Créme:
When you get to the countryside, keep a distance from
Morello's car. He will then pass the airport. Keep following him
out to the bridge near the Lay-By. You will see that it is under
construction. An intermission sequence where Tommy pushes Morello's
car out over the bridge will begin, and the mission will be completed.
It is of course funnier to play the airport mission, but this
is much faster.
Hint: Créme de la Créme:
To easily complete the mission, just ride alongside
Morello's limo. Sam and Paulie will shoot through the glass with
their Tommy guns and kill Morello without having to enter the
Hint: Election Campaign: No chase:
On the level that you assassinate the politician, at
the end before you leave the prison, make sure you have killed
everyone then waste all of your ammunition. By doing this, when
you walk out into the street the man that searches you will say
"You're clean. Sorry to waste your time", and you can
get to the bar without being chased.
Hint: Election Campaign: No police:
Kill the man guarding the manhole that is used to gain
access to the prison. Stand next to his body, press Action,
and select "Hide Body". There will be no police waiting
for you when you come out of the prison.
Hint: Just For Relaxation: Getting the
When the boss tells you he is going to the bathroom,
follow him. He will walk up to a tree. Take out the crowbar you
got from the truck driver then hit the boss. He will usually go
down with one swing. Then, walk back to the cigar crates. The
man with the Thompson does not know that the crate should not
be touched. Then, just drive the truck back to Paulie and Sam.
Hint: The Omeria: Save ammunition and time:
When you go to find Frank's family, they are in a building.
They are standing next to a phone. There is a man in the phone
booth. He is calling the police because he heard gunshots. If
you shoot him before the end of the phone call, the police will
not be in the parking lot, and you can just drive away.
Hint: Ordinary Routine: Easier mission:
You can save some effort by shooting the tires on the
getaway car before you try to enter the hotel. It is much easier
than trying to shoot them while driving at the same time.
First, aim at the center bolt of a wheel on the yellow car and
shoot a tire off. Then, go in the room labeled "WC".
No one is in there. Get the Tommy gun from the bed. On the wall
is health for Sam. Do not take it. Instead, wait outside the toilet
and you will hear a flush. Kill the man who comes out of the toilet,
then turn round and wait for men to reach the top of the stairs.
Kill them all. Go down the stairs and press L3 to kneel
down. Then, kill everyone in the snooker room. Next, go back up
and get the health. Get the Tommy gun from behind the counter,
then go in the room with no door to find Sam. An intermission
sequence will begin. Kill the fat man, Another intermission sequence
will start, with a man trying to get away with your money. However,
he will not get in the car because of the missing tire missing.
Shoot him with your Tommy to complete the mission
Hint: Ordinary Routine: Extra health:
If you are having problems completing the motel part
of the mission, use the following trick to get extra health. If
you go into the second door on the right in the hall, after you
have already broken into the hotel from the back, walk straight
forward. Then, turn to your right. You will see another door.
Go into this door and you will see a medicine cabinet. Press Action
at the medicine cabinet to receive 30 more health points. Try
saving them until you absolutely need it. Later in the mission
you must put up with some fists of fury after already enduring
punches and bullets.
Hint: Ordinary Routine: Tommy gun:
When you climb your way to the top door, go in and
walk to the end of the hall. Open the door labeled "WC"
and kill the man in there. Then go to the closed door parallel
to where you came in. It is unlocked. Open it and enter. There
is a box with health inise, and a Tommy gun on the bed.
Hint: The Whore: Easy completion:
Your objectives in this mission are to kill the manager;
tell the whore to leave town; and place a bomb and documents on
the desk of the director's office. First, tell the whore to leave
town. However, to do so, you walk in a lobby of a hotel without
having any weapons out. There will be two security guards with
weapons. When you walk in you will see stairs and the sign on
the desk. To your right will be a doorway. Go through it and take
a left without going into any doors, then take a left. Enter the
first door on the left. There will be steel stairs for every floor.
Go to the third floor. Take a right down a hallway. It will have
a plant in the corner. Enter the first door on the left to find
the whore. Then, go back down to the lobby. You cannot have any
weapons out the entire time. When you are in the lobby, go under
the stairwell in the corner where no one can see you. Press Up
to take out your weapon. Then use the Right Analog-stick
to aim at the person behind the sign at the desk. Kill him and
the two men that will come up to you. After killing them, go behind
the desk and enter the back room. There will be a green arrow
pointing at a key. Press X to retrieve it, then go back
to the steel staircase. Go to the top floor and take a right.
Go down the hall half way until you reach another lobby. Kill
the man on your left, then go to the other side. You will be facing
a door with one on your left with the sign directory. Go in and
kill the man in the black suit first. Then, kill the man in the
white suit. After doing so, go in front of the desk and press
X. After that, leave the room.
Hint: You Lucky Bastard: Take out snipers:
When you enter the dock, get a truck and drive to the
other entrance to the harbor. Nearby, there is a house with a
man. Kill him. He has a US rifle, which you should use to shoot
the round fuel containers near the crane towers. The snipers will
not shoot you, and you will get to see a really great fireworks
Hint: You Lucky Bastard: Thomson gun:
When you have to take Pauly to kill Segerio Morello
and must escape instead of running, get out of the car and kill
all of your enemies. Search all their bodies. From one of them,
you will get a Thomson 1928 which is useful at the harbor.
Hint: Huge drop:
Go to free ride mode and go to the countryside. You
will start in some dirt and. To the right, there will be a hill.
Go up the hill and follow the road. Keep going straight until
you reach a bridge. Go straight for awhile until you see a small
brown shack on your left. Notice that next to the shack is an
opening in the fence. Drive right off. It is big cliff. If you
land wrong you can die on impact.
Hint: Baseball bat:
To get a baseball bat in free ride mode, someone will
always have one in a taxi.
Glitch: Hydrant in the air:
Start Free Ride mode. When you pull out on the end
of the right-hand street, there is a hydrant. Shoot it with the
sawed off shotgun continuously and it will go into the air.
Strategy: by Acid Wolf
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