Game Platforms

Grand Theft Auto 4

PlayStation 3

Friend in hospital

If a friend gets run over by an NPC on the way to see you, you will only be able to get his voice mail. A few in-game days later he will call, asking to be picked up from the hospital.

Frozen system

If your PlayStation3 freezes when trying to play the game, try the following to fix the problem. Sign out of PlayStation Network either by canceling the sign in process before it can be completed under the Network option on the Cross Media Bar, or going to "Settings", then "Network Settings", then "Internet Connection" and disabling your current connection.

Claude outfit

Kill Playboy X and get his penthouse. Save the game and restart the system. When you reload your saved game, flip through your outfits and you should have Claude's outfit (the main character in Grand Theft Auto 3). Everything from the leather jacket, the green cargos, and the black shoes with the white stripe on the bottom should be there.

A Revenger's Tragedy

The final mission "A Revenger's Tragedy" is a reference to the play and movie based on the play titled The Revenger's Tragedy.

Swim under city

Go to the north part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly Street in Bohan. Once there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk towards the corner between the brick wall and the cliff. You can walk through the invisible wall. Lookup towards the city to see the city from below. You can also continue onwards and swim under the city.

Cell Phone Passwords

At any time during the game, pull out Niko's phone and dial these numbers for the desired effect.

Password:Result:
468-555-0100Change weather
486-555-0150Get a different selection of weapons
486-555-0100Get a selection of weapons
267-555-0150Raise wanted level
267-555-0100Remove wanted level
362-555-0100Restore armour
482-555-0100Restore health
227-555-0142Spawn a Cognoscenti
227-555-0175Spawn a Comet
938-555-0100Spawn a Jetmax
625-555-0150Spawn a Sanchez
227-555-0168Spawn a SuperGT
227-555-0147Spawn a Turismo
359-555-0100Spawn an Annihiliator
227-555-0100Spawn an FIB Buffalo
625-555-0100Spawn an NRG-900

Easy money

Go to an ATM, then cause a traffic jam to the area. Wait for someone to take money from the ATM, then kill him or her. Make sure to block any nearby roads so the ambulance cannot get to the murdered victim. Take the money they dropped on the ground. Then, run a short distance away, and go back. The money should have respawned on the ground. You can repeat this as many times as desired. You can also kill more people taking their money from the ATM to increase the amount of money that respawns.

Launch up stairs

When walking or running up stairs, jump at the first step to skip or sometimes launch yourself up the stairs.

Grand Theft Auto 3

In the first mission, when you give Roman a ride to a betting shop, on the other side of the road that is a shop called "Mr. Wong's", which is reference to Mr. Wong in Grand Theft Auto 3. Also, there are Furgons in the city.

The Heart of Liberty City

First, you'll have to have access to Happiness Island. Once you're able to go there legally, find the Helicopter Tours (which is directly east of Happiness Island) and steal a helicopter. Fly to Happiness Island and over the Statue of Liberty, then jump out of the helicopter at the statue's feet. You should land on the topmost tier of the statue, which is basically a square platform with a door in the center of each side. Run around the platform until you see a door with a plaque on either side of it that reads, "No Hidden Content Here." It may seem like you cannot go through the door, but you can-- it doesn't open, you simply walk THROUGH the door. Inside, you'll find an empty room with a tall ladder. Climb it, and when you reach the top, look up; there is a gigantic beating heart, held in place by chains.

Carbine rifle

Use a helicopter or boat, or simply swim to reach Happiness Island. Go inside the first door of the Statue Of Happiness. There will be a security guard with a carbine rifle. Kill him with your pistol and take the rifle.

Staying on trucks

Once you jump on a truck keep tapping the [Jump] and Niko will stay on. Note this does not work all the time, and if he falls he loses a small amount of health.

Calling for backup

Steal a police car and any time you are in trouble press L1 while your car is stationary. Select "Call For Backup" and within minutes you will have to cruisers full of police who will fight on your side unless you shoot someone.

Point Break

Play Packie's mission "Three Leaf Clover". While Michael is watching the hostages, one of the men on the floor turns to a man next to him and lets him know that he is a member of a gun club and when the time is right they will fight back. When Michael is distracted, the man stands up, shoots Michael, then in turn is killed by Packie and his brother. This is a reference to the bank heist in the movie Point Break.

Getting away from the police

When running away from the cops, you will have a circular area in which they look for you. However, if you get out and another cop sees you, it changes. To use this to your advantage, get barely out of that circle which you will see on your radar. Just sit there for about five seconds instead of flooring past it.

Easy headshots

It is sometimes difficult to get headshots, which do count in this game. With some practice, the following is an easy way to always get them. Press [Auto-Aim] then use the Right Analog-stick to move the auto-aim target around your victim's body. Barely move the Right Analog-stick as you are shooting. This puts bullets in the chest and head, and results in an easy instant kill.

Easy 360s

Gain some speed in a car and hold [Handbrake] until you have completed a full 180. Just before you complete the 180, release [Handbrake] and hold [Brake], which will spin you the next 180 degrees. Obviously you will end up facing the direction you were before the attempt. However, some vehicles cannot do this. Also with some vehicles holding [Brake] will spin you back the way you came while using the handbrake, resulting in back-to-back 180s.

The Brown Note

Near Faustin's house is a reference to a legendary musical note. If you are in the area, proceed to the dead end about a block away towards the water. Hop over the fence on your left while facing the water and a man should be sitting on a bench reading a book titled "The Brown Note". Musician's joke that this is a note that when played causes bowel movements by the person playing it.

Roadside assistance

If your vehicle breaks down and cannot start, call 911. Your engine should start again.

300

Reach the part of the game where Niko and Roman have a safehouse in South Bohan. In the house on the left of the table near the television is a pile of books. The middle purple book of a stack of three is titled "Madness & Blasphemy: The Do's and Dont's". This is an reference to the movie 300 where in the "This is Sparta!" scene, the lines "This is blasphemy! This is madness!" are spoken.

Niko in a bra

To wear a bra, go to the clothes store called Modo and walk up to the cashier. If it is the female cashier this trick will work. Knife the cashier and stand over her body for one game hour. Travel back to Roman's apartment and go over to the wardrobe. You should now have an option to wear a bra. Wearing the bra will change NPC dialogue, and they will start saying things to you like "What the hell are you wearing man?!".

Get inside the Alderny Correctional Facility

Steal a helicopter, and fly over the top of the prison. Land on the basketball courts to avoid getting a wanted level. After entering the prison you can see prisoners talking with each other, eating on the benches, a crazy prisoner, and correctional officers on patrol.

Regaining health during missions

You can leave the mission area and go to a Cluckin' Bell, hotdog stand, etc, and eat food to replenish your health if you are low and cannot find a health pack. This works effectively on missions where there Are no health packs in sight. Note: You can also take a taxi to those locations during missions.

Prank phone calls

Take note of phone numbers on graffiti or ads on buildings on in the subway. Call those numbers on Niko's cellphone to make a prank phone call.

Annihilator helicopter

Kill all 200 pigeons. The Annihilator is armed with rockets.

Swim under city

Go to the north part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly Street in Bohan. Once there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk towards the corner between the brick wall and the cliff. You can walk through the invisible wall. Lookup towards the city to see the city from below. You can also continue onwards and swim under the city.

Remove ammunition limit

Get a 100% game completion.

Bowling: Easy strikes

Select the first lane (all the way to the left). Take two full steps to the left. Hold Right Analog-stick Down for about a half second, then press Right Analog-stick Up. Do not add any aftertouch to the throw.

Easy money

Go to an ATM and cause a traffic jam to that area. Wait for someone to withdraw money from the ATM, then kill that person. Block any nearby roads so that the ambulance reach your victim. Take the money they dropped on the ground then run a short distance away. Return to the scene and the money should have respawned on the ground. You can repeat this as many times as desired. You can also kill more people and take their money from the ATM to increase the amount of money that respawns.

Map Locations

Enter "www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com" password into the in-game computers. You will get Weapon, health, armor, vehicle, pigeon, ramp/stunt, and entertainment locations.

Red Dead Revolver

Watch the Weazel and CNT channels on the television at your hideout. You will see a commercial that uses scenes from Red Dead Revolver, which is another Rockstar game.

Strip club: Lap dance duet

Go to the strip club and reserve a lap dance. After the performance is done she will ask if you want another, accept twice and she will bring in another girl into the room for a duet.

Zombie costume

In ranked online multi-player mode, either reach rank 2 or kill a Rockstar employee. Bring up the cellphone menu, select "Multiplayer", then scroll down to "Player model" and select it. Press L1 to access a costume that turns you into a zombie wearing just Rockstar underwear.

Cop names

During the intermission sequence for the "I'll Get Her" mission, look closely behind Gerry Mcreary. There is a whiteboard for shift changes for the prison guards. Some of their names are Phil McCrevis (feel my crevice) and Richard Head (dick head).

Get full pistol and shotgun early

The following is an easy way to start the game with full pistol and shotgun ammo. Unlock the ability to save by sleeping on the bed in Roman's home. Getting the knife is also helpful. Go outside Roman's home and kill a few people. The police will appear. Kill a police officer. He will drop his gun. Take it then immediately run into Roman's home and sleep on the bed. You can choose to save the game if desired. When you wake up, your wanted level will be down, and you will still have the pistol. Go back outside and kill more pedestrians. When the cops appear, run up the stairs. Turn around at the top of the stairs and face the door going outside of Roman's home. The cops will come through that door and you can just pick them off with your new pistol. Watch your health and do not worry about picking up the guns. If your health gets low you can sleep on the bed. Wake up, and when you go outside there will be lots of weapons. The shotgun will take longer because not every cop uses it. However if you enter the police cars that have been abandoned outside the apartments you can easily get five shells for the shotgun for each different car you enter.

Mid-air cars

When in a helicopter, preferably the police one, enable a code to spawn a car. The car will either float in the air motionless, fall at high speeds, or hit your rotor and spin off.

$100 for all ringtones and themes

After acquiring the phone from Playboy X, go to the nearest Internet cafe. Buy all of the ringtones and themes from the ringtones site. Log out of the computer and you will notice that you only paid $100 for all ringtones and themes.

No helmet on motorcycle

Use the following trick to ride a motorcycle without Niko wearing a helmet. Tap the Triangle at any point during the animation where he puts the helmet on, but before the helmet actually appears. Doing this cancels the animation and Niko will not wear his helmet. If you wait too long and press that button after the helmet has appeared in Niko's hand it will still cancel the animation, but the helmet will immediately appear on Niko's head.

Fast taxi travel

To avoid wasting time driving all the way across the city, call a taxi. They will take you to your destination for your mission, stores, safehouses, or even a waypoint marker. You can skip through the taxi ride, allowing you to travel across the entire city in about ten seconds. This can also be done during missions.

Calling emergency vehicles

Dial "911" on your cellphone. You will reach a voice menu that will allow you to call the police by dialing "1", an ambulance by dialing "2", or a fire truck by dialing "3". Select the vehicle of your choice and wait for them to arrive. The will stop and look around for the emergency, allowing you to easily steal their vehicle.

Rastah Color Huntley SUV

Complete 10 Package Delivery missions.

Keeping more cars

At the start of the game it would appear that you can only save two cars parked in the "Residents Parking Only" parking spaces in front of your safe house. However if you can find other "Residents Parking Only" places around the city, you can also save cars there even if you do not have a safe house at those locations yet.

Versus

The numbers on blue armored prison transport truck are KSC-303, which is a reference to the main character of the Japanese film Versus, who is known as Prisoner KSC2-303.

Phone numbers

The following locations and people can be called from your cellphone.

Businesses:

Bean Machine Coffee: 555-0110

Emergency Services: 911

Express Car Service: 555-2222

Express Car Service: 555-3333

Fire Proof Doors: 555-5700

Hero Shop: 555-8575

LCPD Recruitment: 555-RECRUIT

Liberty Construction: 555-1274-73

No Problemo Bail Bonds: 555-945-733-92

Storage: 555-221-3877

Superb Deli: 555-4674

The Serrated Edge: 1-800-555-5555

Used Auto Parts: 555-7300

Vinewood Laundromat: 555-5123

ZiT: 948-555-0100

People:

Blackmailer from "Call And Collect" mission: 843-555-0124

Drug dealer from "Lure" mission: 545-555-1022

Roman Bellic: 718-926-7215

Bowling alley logo

During the bowling date with Michelle, when you enter the bowling alley notice the neon bowling alley sign. Look closely to see that it resembles male genitalia.

Karate pedestrian

At the bottom area of Broker is a beach. Continue to the edge nearest to Algonquin to see a pedestrian practicing karate.

Ratman

Walk in the darkest parts of the subway and you might find someone called "Ratman". When you get close to him he will say said he is Ratman but will then run very fast down the subway. You will not be able to catch up with him.

World Of Warcraft

In the in-game Internet at a TW@ Internet cafe, visit "www.myonlineme.com" or "www.myonlineme.net" to see a parody of World Of Warcraft. "myonlineme" is shortened to MOM which is WOW (World Of Warcraft) upside down.

Funny GPS

Steal a luxury car with a GPS with a female voice. She sometimes makes the "bing bong" notification sound herself while giving directions. For example, "At 100 yards, turn left." At the junction, she would say "bing bong" instead of an actual beep.

Police database

Use a computer at a TW@ Internet Cafe to go to the Liberty City Police Department site at "www.libertycitypolice.com". Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get information on all characters, including Roman and Niko.

Avoid toll booths

Use any emergency vehicle, turn on the sirens, and drive (speed does not matter). The booth attendant will open the gate and you will have saved $5.

Completion

All of the following tasks must be completed to achieve a 100% completion rating.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
ActivitiesDefeat the CPU or an in-game friend at all activities at least once.
Car TheftsDeliver all 30 vehicles to the garage.
Flying RatsFind and kill all 200 pigeons.
MissionsComplete all 90 main story and procedural missions.
Most WantedKill all 30 pedestrians on the list.
Random CharactersFind all 14 random characters and complete their encounter missions (except Jeff, Cherise, Clarence, and Ivan).
Unique Stunt JumpsComplete all 50 jumps.
VigilanteComplete 20 crimes.

Friendship Bonuses

By gaining friendship with the following people can benefit you in many ways.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
Boom? (Call Packie for him to make you a car bomb)Gain 75% friendship with Packie
Chopper Ride (He will pick you up in his helicopter)Gain 70% Friendship with Brucie
Discount Guns (Buy weapons at a cheaper price from Lil Jacob)Gain 60% friendship with Little Jacob
Extra Help (A car of gang members will be sent to help you out)Gain 60% friendship with Dwayne
Free Ride (Call for a taxi)Gain 60% friendship with Roman

Current music information

Dial ZIT-555-0100 on your cellphone to get a text message listing the title and artist of the music currently playing.

Dating

You can date people from the in-game Internet. When looking at their profile click "Date". You then have to wait a few in-game days for a negative or positive reply via email. If your date accepts, reply to their email and meet them.

Holland Nights: Easy escape path

As you are going up the stairs to chase Clarence, you will see a green health kit. Do not take it. Continue after Clarence and follow the advice of McCleary about not using your weapon until you are on the second floor; otherwise, Clarence will just get into a vehicle and leave. If you wait until you are on the second floor, he will climb to the roof. After you have chosen the Clarence's fate, you automatically have a three star wanted level regardless of what you selected. You must battle your way out. Because you are going down, you have a distinct disadvantage in cover and will take lots of damage. To give yourself an edge, at the start of the mission park a fast car on the street near the opening in the gate. Do not pull up to the gate. Use the stairs to your right to give chase. Once you have gotten to the roof and chosen his fate, descend to the level with the first aid kit (green box). Because you left it there on your way up, you will know what level you are on and can power up. Go to the side of the building where your car is parked and jump over the railing. Upon landing, you will not lose much health. Sprint to your car and get away from the cops. If done correctly, you should not take a single bullet from police. The health pack is a requirement to survive the fall.

Calling a taxi

In order to call a taxi, position Niko near traffic, preferably somewhere on the sidewalk. Spot a cab and press L1. Niko will automatically call out for a taxi. It is also possible to order a taxi with the cell phone if you have problems spotting one. Additionally, Niko can eventually earn the ability to call a limo as you progress in the game.