Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Hidden Packages Guide

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  • Full health

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L, B, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: If this code is enabled when there is damage on your car, the meter will be reset to zero without changing the visible effects of the damage.

  • Armor

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L, A, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Weapons (tier 1)

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. The least powerful weapons in each category will be unlocked.

  • Weapons (tier 2)

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down(2), Left. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Weapons (tier 3)

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L, Black, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down(3). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Raise wanted level

    While playing the game, press R(2), B, Black, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Lower wanted level

    While playing the game, press R(2), B, Black, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Bloodring Banger

    While playing the game, press Up, Right(2), L, Right, Up, X, White. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Bloodring Racer

    While playing the game, press Down, R, B, White(2), A, R, L, Left(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Caddy

    While playing the game, press B, L, Up, R, White, A, R, L, B, A. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Dodo car (flying)

    While playing the game, press Right, Black, B, R, White, Down, L, R. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Accelerate and press Analog-stick Back to glide. Note: You will not be able to fly a helicopter correctly when this code is activated. The game will freeze if you press A or pull back the Right Analog-stick.

  • Hotring Racer 1

    While playing the game, press R, B, Black, Right, L, White, A(2), X, R. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Hotring Racer 2

    While playing the game, press Black, L, B, Right, L, R, Right, Up, B, Black. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Love Fist Limousine

    While playing the game, press Black, Up, White, Left(2), R, L, B, Right. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Rhino tank

    While playing the game, press B(2), L, B(3), L, White, R, Y, B, Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Romero's Hearse

    While playing the game, press Down, Black, Down, R, White, Left, R, L, Left, Right. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Sabre Turbo

    While playing the game, press Right, White, Down, White(2), A, R, L, B, Left. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Trashmaster

    While playing the game, press B, R, B, R, Left(2), R, L, B, Right. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Candy Suxxx costume

    While playing the game, press B, Black, Down, R, Left, Right, R, L, A, White. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Hilary King costume

    While playing the game, press R, B, Black, L, Right, R, L, A, Black. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Ken Rosenberg costume

    While playing the game, press Right, L, Up, White, L, Right, R, L, A, R. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Lance Vance costume

    While playing the game, press B, White, Left, A, R, L, A, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Love Fist member 1 costume

    While playing the game, press Down, L, Down, White, Left, A, R, L, A(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Love Fist member 2 costume

    While playing the game, press R, White, Black, L, Right, Black, Left, A, X, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Mercedes costume

    While playing the game, press Black, L, Up, L, Right, R, Right, Up, B, Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Phil Cassady costume

    While playing the game, press Right, R, Up, Black, L, Right, R, L, Right, B. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Ricardo Diaz costume

    While playing the game, press L, White, R, Black, Down, L, Black, White. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Sonny Forelli costume

    While playing the game, press B, L, B, White, Left, A, R, L, A(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: The game may freeze if you die in this costume.

  • Cars float on water

    While playing the game, press Right, Black, B, R, White, X, R, Black. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: This code also allows helicopters to land and float on the water. After enabling this code and are driving on the water, repeat the code to deactivate it. The car you are driving will go directly to the bottom of the water and keep going without losing any health. You will soon hit a piece of land and either end up stuck in the ground or be able to drive again. You will not lose any health during the entire time.

  • Change wheel size

    While playing the game, press R, A, Y, Right, Black, X, Up, Down, X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. The wheels of some vehicles will become larger, while others will become smaller. Repeat this code to increase its effect. Note: When this code is enabled a few of the vehicles get faster (for example, the Caddy, Baggage Carrier, Rancher, SUV, and Bobcat). If you load a previously saved game and enable the code again, they will get faster still. The code remains in effect while the Xbox is on. To get rid of its effect, turn off the Xbox. Also, when repeating this code after loading a saved game, other vehicles such as the Banshee and the Stinger get "heavier", allowing you to do things such as plowing through any other vehicle, and sink to the bottom of the water and keep sinking until you respawn on the road. If you enable this code, pause the game, then reload a saved game, you will be able to use the code again. You can keep doing this to make the wheels get bigger. After a little while, the car will get too tall to enter.

  • Increase your vehicle's top speed

    While playing the game, press Right, R, Up, White(2), Left, R, L, R(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Faster car

    While playing the game, press R, Black, L(2), Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up. No confirmation message will appear.

  • Destroy cars

    While playing the game, press Black, White, R, L, White, Black, X, Y, B, Y, White, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Better driving skills

    While playing the game, press Y, R(2), Left, R, L, Black, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. While driving, click the Left Analog-stick or Right Analog-stick to jump.

  • Aggressive traffic

    While playing the game, press Black, B, R, White, Left, R, L, Black, White. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Pink traffic

    While playing the game, press B, L, Down, White, Left, A, R, L, Right, B or A. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Black traffic

    While playing the game, press B, White, Up, R, Left, A, R, L, Left, B. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Pedestrian costumes

    While playing the game, press Right(2), Left, Up, L, White, Left, Up, Down, Right. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to cycle through the various pedestrian costumes. Note: When changing costumes to a prostitute, army solider, or airport worker, the appearance of Tommy's bodyguards will also change.

  • Pedestrians riot

    While playing the game, press Down, Left, Up, Left, A, Black, R, White, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Pedestrians attack you

    While playing the game, press Down, Up(3), A, Black, R, White(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Pedestrians have weapons

    While playing the game, press Black, R, A, Y, A, Y, Up, Down. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Police return from dead

    While playing the game, press B, L, Down, White, Left, A, R, L, Right, A. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Slower game play

    While playing the game, press Y, Up, Right, Down, X, Black, R. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Faster game play

    While playing the game, press Y, Up, Right, Down, White, L, X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Faster game clock

    While playing the game, press B(2), L, X, L, X(3), L, Y, B, Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Normal weather

    While playing the game, press Black, A, L(2), White(3), Down. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Sunny weather

    While playing the game, press Black, A, L(2), White(3), Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Rainy weather

    While playing the game, press Black, A, L(2), White(3), B. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Foggy weather

    While playing the game, press Black, A, L(2), White(3), A. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Overcast skies

    While playing the game, press Black, A, L(2), White(3), X. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Bikini women with guns

    While playing the game, press Right, L, B, White, Left, A, R, L(2), A. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. The women will drop guns when they are killed.

  • Girls follow Tommy

    While playing the game, press B, A, L(2), Black, A(2), B, Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

  • Display media level meter

    While playing the game, press Black, B, Up, L, Right, R, Right, Up, X, Y. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. The meter displays how long your pursuit has lasted and the level of news coverage it is generating. It will appear below your wanted level.

  • Commit suicide

    While playing the game, press Right, White, Down, R, Left(2), R, L, White, L. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Note: This will also restore your default costume.

  • Restore health

    Go to your hideout and go to "Save". Either save or leave without saving and your health will be restored to full. Note: Your wanted level will not decrease.

  • Clearer graphics

    Pause the game and go to "Display", then select "Trails" and turn that option off. The game will be much clearer.

  • Brake or turn better

    Hold R for better turns and braking.

  • Fireproof on firefighter missions

    Steal a fire truck and click the Right Analog-stick to start the firefighter missions. Press B to use the firehose to put out burning cars. Get to level 12 to become fireproof while on foot.

  • Extra health on pizza missions

    Go behind the pizza restaurant near the beach and steal the pizza delivery moped and click the Right Analog-stick to start the pizza missions. Successfully deliver 55 consecutive pizzas to increase your maximum health from 100 to 150.

  • Infinite sprint/stamina on paramedic missions

    Steal an ambulance and click the Right Analog-stick to start the paramedic missions. Get to level 12 to have unlimited sprint/stamina.

  • Hydraulics on taxi missions

    Steal a cab and click the Right Analog-stick to start the taxi missions. Carry 100 passengers to get hydraulics on all taxi-class vehicles.

  • Extra armor on vigilante missions

    Steal a law enforcement-class vehicle and click the Right Analog-stick to start the vigilante missions. Get to level 12 to increase your maximum armor from 100 to 150.

  • Easy money

    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. Also, knock over the parking meters on the sides of the streets to get money. Additionally, purchasing the strip club or the docks will earn you extra money.

  • Easy money in Little Haiti

    Go to the location of the Ryton Aid and the adjacent Pay And Spray. Steal any car and park it directly in front of the Pay And Spray. Enter the Ryton Aid and rob it by pointing a gun at the clerk until you have three stars on your wanted meter. Drop the gun, take the money, and run outside to your car. Drive it into the Pay And Spray. If you got hit by the police, return to the store after your car is repainted and get the health power-up. Run down the block and a new clerk will be back in Ryton Aid. Repeat this process to get easy money.

  • Easy money in North Point

    To get an easy $200 to $300, go to North Point Mall and follow a police officer until he begins chasing someone. Attack that person with your fists (no brass knuckles -- you gain more money without them) to get $50 for every punch you throw. Be sure not to hit the police officer. Also, go to the North Point mall at the far end of town (from the hideout). Find The Gap and the CD store. Rob the CD store by aiming at the clerk with auto aim. Wait until you get only one star. When he sets the alarm off you will get another star. Then, run to The Gap and get a change of clothes. The stars will go away. You can rob the CD store clerk again. If he is not there, go downstairs at The Gap and rob that clerk, going back and forth. This saves you a trip to the CD store just to find out that the clerk is on break.

  • RC Baron Race in North Point

    Get in the Toy Fun Van on the top of the parking garage next to the mall to start the RC Baron Race, in which you will fly RC planes across the island.

  • Grand Theft Auto screens in North Point

    In the North Point Mall, go into the Tarbrush Cafe. Go behind the counter and take a look at the registers. You will find screens from the original Grand Theft Auto.

  • Secret rooftop hideout in downtown

    Go to the Greasy Choppers Bike Club. Go north about a half block. On the left hand side is a building with stairs. Go up the stairs to the roof to find a shack that can be used to store any motorcycle-class vehicle, etc.

  • Angel motorcycle

    Go to the Greasy Choppers Bike Club in Downtown to find the patriotic Angel motorcycle.

  • Infernus at Northpoint Mall

    Destroy most of the cars in the multistory car garage at Northpoint Mall. When you return, most of the cars will be replaced with Infernuses.

  • Patriot

    To get the Patriot from Grand Theft Auto 3, go to the movie set located on the top middle island of your map You can either buy the set or you can just get in a motorcycle and do a jump over the wall. Also, go to Phil Cassidy's trailer in Little Haiti. Enter and you will see a trailer. Look left to see a building-like garage. A Patriot is parked inside.

  • PCJ 600 motorcycle

    Go to Vice Point and find the Standing Vice Point building near the beach. Drive along the sides of the building across the street from the makeshift ramp to find a PCJ 600.

  • Motorcycle tricks

    Press Down(2) while riding a motorcycle-class vehicle to pop a wheelie. Press Up(2) while riding to stand. Get a PCJ 600. From a stop, press Down and press A. When the motorcycle is in a wheelie, tap the A rapidly to keep the bike up. This will allow you stay in the wheelie for as long as desired. This is also a great way to make money. Choose a dirt bike or sport bike and build up a little speed. If you hit the regular and emergency brakes at the same time and stand up (Left Analog-stick Up), you can do a stoppie and earn some money. You can also get extra points for flipping around 180 degrees on the front wheel.

  • Bailing

    When in a motorcycle-class vehicle, you can bail while jumping off a ramp by pressing Y. This is helpful if you are driving a damaged motorcycle and somehow it sets on fire in the air. This can also used to bail from any out of control vehicle before it lands in water or crashes. This is useful if you know you cannot stop in time. Note: You may take damage from the bail.

  • Baseball bat

    Look in the alleyway directly behind your hideout to find a baseball bat.

  • Brass knuckles

    Look slightly north (less than 100 feet) from the baseball bat behind your hideout to find a set of brass knuckles.

  • Chainsaw

    Enter the apartment building in Ocean Beach next to the Pay & Spray. Find the open door to apartment 30. To your right is a bathroom with blood all over. The chainsaw can be found there.

  • Cleaver

    You can find a cleaver behind the Well Stacked Pizza shop in Washington Beach.

  • Knife

    Go to the alleyway in the south-east corner of the east island (where you start) to find the knife.

  • Shotgun

    You can find a shotgun at any time by going to the top of the Washington Mall via the car park (the circle ramp). When at the top of the building, do down the left side ramp, and then immediately turn around. The gun is to the left of the ramp at the back.

  • Decrease wanted level 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 level.

  • Run longer

    Tap A instead of holding it to make Tommy's stamina last longer.

  • Change size of the moon

    Use the sniper rifle at night, zoom in on the moon, then shoot it. It will get bigger or smaller.

  • Leave car door open

    Exit a car while holding Handbrake. You will not close the door, which can be useful if you know that you are going to need to get back in quickly.

  • Media coverage

    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 the game and look at your statistics to see messages that indicate your media level. You will start with a story in UFA Today and progress to television news and continue until it is a crisis.

  • Get to any locked area early

    Enable the "Dodo car" code and use any car. Go as fast as you can and press Analog-stick Back and jump over the highest obstruction blocking the next section of the game. Keep repeating this until you get there. Also, get a sniper rifle and find a place where boats are appearing. Wait until one is coming roughly straight at you, then take out the man piloting it with the rifle. If the boat was moving fast enough, it will coast up to you. You should be able to jump onto it. From there, you can get to almost anywhere. It may take awhile to find out good spots to try this. One recommended location is behind Diaz's mansion in the lawn behind the hedge maze. Also, enable the "Cars float on water" code. Then, simply drive on the water to get to any island.

  • Boatyard business

    Buy the Boatyard in Vice Port for $10,000. Get in one of the boats and start the Checkpoint Charlie mission. Take the boat through all the checkpoints within the allotted time. After this, the Boatyard will begin making money for you. Repeat the mission to increase the amount of money that it brings in. The maximum amount you can make per day is $2,000 to begin with. This number increases each time the Checkpoint Charlie is completed.

  • Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory business

    Buy the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory located between Little Havana and Little Haiti (almost directly across from the bridge to Starfish Island) for $20,000. Drive Mr. Whoopee and get 50 buyers in a single run. You cannot leave the truck or get arrested or killed. After this, the business will begin making money for you. The maximum amount you can make per day is $3,000.

  • Film Studio business

    Buy the Film Studio on Prawn Island for $60,000. Complete the four missions related to the Film Studio that are now unlocked in front of Hanger "D" and the business will begin making money for you. The maximum amount you can make per day is $7,000.

  • Kaufman Cabs business

    Buy Kaufman Cabs at the north end of Little Haiti for $40,000. Three missions will become unlocked. Get in a Kaufman Cab and complete all three missions. After this, the business will begin making money for you. The maximum amount you can make per day is $5,000.

  • Malibu Club business

    Buy the Malibu Club located east of Leaf Links for $120,000. Complete the four missions that are now unlocked and the business will begin making money for you. The maximum amount you can make per day is $10,000.

  • Pole Position Strip Club business

    Buy the Pole Position Strip Club located just west of the Ocean View Hotel for $30,000. Enter the hallway in the back of the building and go in the first door on the left for a private dance. You will begin spending money on her. Get to $600 and the business will begin making money for you. Also, at this point you can go all the way to the back of the hall and go through the last door on the right to see pole dances. The maximum amount you can make per day is $6,000.

  • Print Works business

    Buy the Print Works located northeast of Escobar International Airport for $70,000. Complete the two missions that are now unlocked and the business will begin making money for you. The maximum amount you can make per day is $8,000.

  • Sunshine Auto Car Showroom business

    Buy the Sunshine Auto Car Showroom located just east of Escobar International Airport for $50,000. Go down to the lower garages and locate the dry erase board with a list of cars on the wall. Steal all the cars on the list and bring them to this garage. When this is done, the business will begin making money for you. Each time a list is completed, the business will make more money and a new car for the showroom will be unlocked. The maximum amount you can make per day is $6,000 total ($1,500 per car list).

  • Hideouts

    The following properties can be bought for the indicated price:

      1102 Washington Street: $3,000
      3321 Vice Point: $2,500
      Elswanko Casa (with 1 garage): $8,000
      Hyman Condo (with 3 garages and a helipad): $14,000
      Links View Apartments (with 1 garage): $6,000
      Ocean Heights (with 1 garage): $7,000
      Skumhole Shack: $1,000
  • Hidden package rewards

    Collect the indicated number of hidden packages to get a reward at the specified location:

      10 hidden packages: Body Armor at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      20 hidden packages: Chainsaw at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      30 hidden packages: Python at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      40 hidden packages: Flame thrower at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      50 hidden packages: Laser Scope Sniper Rifle at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      60 hidden packages: Minigun at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      70 hidden packages: Rocket Launcher at Ocean View Hotel and Starfish Island Mansion.

      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 at Fort Baxter Air Base. You can use this vehicle to do Brown Thunder vigilante missions.


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