7. Super Punch
Used in: GTA San Andreas and GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Cheat code for PS2: UP, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE, R1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L2
One and done, Superman style is exactly how this cheat works. If you want to take down your enemies with just one punch, this is the cheat for you. It may have been a bit challenging walking up to an enemy who was firing a weapon, but all the more fun. We all know it was a lot more exciting walking past unsuspecting pedestrians and just knocking them the f*ck out!
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony took the ‘Super Punch’ one step further and added an exploding super punch. You know you always wanted that super punch to have just a little more power, and they gave it to you here.
6. Flying Vehicles
Used in: GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas
Cheat code for PS2: UP, DOWN, L1, R1, L1, RIGHT, LEFT, L1, LEFT
Flying vehicles may have appeared in Vice City, but it was not perfected until GTA: San Andreas. This cheat basically allowed you to take off in your car like an airplane and fly above the map. You may have struggled at landing the thing at first, as we all did, but with practice came perfection. It also made getting around the large map a lot easier. You know you’ve been waiting since the millennium for cars to fly, and Rockstar gave us that.
5. Blow Up All Cars
Used in: GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas
Cheat code for PS2: R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, L2, L1
You know you cranked up that volume, gathered up at least five or six cars on a street and used this code to blow them the f*ck up! It was a lot more satisfying watching them all explode at once, then destroying one and waiting for the other to catch and explode. There’s truly something to say about the joy you experience when you get to blow something up and watch it burn.
4. Weapons Package
Used in: GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA Vice City Stories, GTA Chinatown Wars and GTA IV
Weapons package came in handy with the RPG because typically in GTA the cheat to gain weapons was split into three different codes. Depending on what code you punched in, you’d get a different weapon. But when you entered, what you know everyone was entering, the weapons package with the RPG, you became an instant badass. You got one of the most powerful and fun weapons to use, the rocket launcher. Taking out countless enemies at a time was always amusing, or just standing at the top of a building in GTA IV launching rockets at police helicopters for pure enjoyment.
3. Rhino Tank
Used in: GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA Vice City Stories, and GTA Chinatown Wars
Cheat code for PS2: CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE
Before Annihilator helicopters, the Rhino Tank was the best way to make the most damage without having too much pain inflicted on you. There’s nothing more fun than chilling in a tank, rolling around the streets, knocking out oncoming traffic and firing the turret wherever the hell you please. A six-star wanted level couldn’t even stop you for a while, but those damn brown telephone poles could. You definitely wanted to avoid accidentally hitting one and getting stuck in it, because you were screwed after that.
Used in: GTA San Andreas
Cheat code for PS2: L1, L2, R1, R2, Up, Down, Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, Up, Down, Left, Right
Nothing says BAMF like a jetpack! The minute this cheat was discovered, you stopped wanting to walk or drive to and from missions. Technically you didn’t have to cheat to get the jetpack because it was permanently available at a certain location in the game after completing a specific mission; however, cheating was the easier way to go about it.
1. Pedestrian Riot
Used in: GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories
Cheat code for PS2: Down, Left, Up, Left, X, R2, R1, L2, L1
This cheat turned every pedestrian into a crazy, carnage loving freak. But you needed to be careful because if you saved the game with this cheat on, it would stay that way permanently. Trying to complete missions with random people trying to kill or carjack you was a bit distracting. There was even a way to make this riot a bit more fun, and that’s by giving the rioting pedestrians weapons. Pedestrians with weapons resulted in rockets launching, snipers on rooftops and total carnage at all times. AND, if that wasn’t enough for you, only in GTA III could you increase the carnage a little more to carnage wherever you go. A man without a leg on your right side, a beheaded guy to your left – it was a total mess of bloody fun.