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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition Cheats & Cheat Codes for all platforms

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition Cheats & Cheat Codes for all platforms

Welcome back to the sun-drenched streets and neon-clouded back alleys of Vice City in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition. The original GTA: Vice City came out in late 2002, only a year after Grand Theft Auto 3. It was met with some healthy skepticism. Thankfully, Rockstar North, the original developers delivered on their game, and GTA: Vice City became a certified classic of the early 2000s gaming scene. Fast forward to 2021 and Rockstar Games has re-released Vice City for all current consoles and PC. If you have what it takes to become the Tony Montana of the GTA universe, only you can find out.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition Premise

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and the Definitive Edition remaster have the exact same plot. The year is 1986, and after spending 15 years in prison for murder, mafia man Tommy Vercetti is sent down south from a New York look-a-like to Vice City, a Miami look-a-like by his boss Sonny Forelli. During his first big job, Tommy is ambushed by unknown gunmen and narrowly gets away with life.

From here, Tommy goes on the warpath to find out who tried to kill him. He interacts and works with a whole cast of characters as he investigates the city and slowly takes over the Vice City operations for himself. This game is open-world and in third-person. If you’ve ever played a GTA game before, this will feel like coming home to a classic video game. 

Grand Theft Auto: vice City gameplay

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition Characters

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has some fantastic and unforgettable characters, just not always for the right reasons.

Tommy Vercetti – Old-school New York mafia man dressed in classic Miami clothing. Black pants, gold chains, slick-back hair, and a light blue and green Hawaiian shirt are his trademark in his new town.

Sonny Forelli – The main boss of Tommy and later becomes the main antagonist of the game. He is dressed in a classic Italian suit with the 1980s deep-v unbuttoned shirt.

Kent Paul – A music producer and overall wannabe gangster. He serves as Tommy’s main connection into the criminal underworld at the start of the game. He is dressed simply, in a short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Avery Carrington – A wealthy business tycoon from the great state of Texas. He serves to help bankroll some of Tommy’s jobs and deals. Dressing like a cowboy from the rich side of Austin, TX, he wears a black cowboy hat, shiny boots, and a blue suit with a bolo tie to match.

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Titles of Grand Theft Auto Games in the Series

Grand Theft Auto has been a coveted game series for well over two decades. Dozens of games and news articles surrounding these games series have come out over the years. Here is a complete list of all GTA games released at the time of writing.

  • Grand Theft Auto (GTA) – (1997)
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 (GTA 2) – (1999)
  • Grand Theft Auto III (GTA III) – (2001)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – (2002)
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – (2004)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) – (2008)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City – (2009)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) – (2013)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Online – (2013)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition Cheat Codes

A Steam promotional image for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.

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Unlike most modern games, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City DE retained all of the original cheats from the first release. These cheats were confirmed to work on all platforms, it’s just the inputs will be a little different. Obviously, PC will have more cheats than consoles but some of them will bleed more into game modding rather than official cheat codes. Without further adieu here are the cheat codes built into the remastered game.

Weapon Set 1

  • PlayStationR1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • XboxRB, RT, LB, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PCTHUGSTOOLS

Weapon Set 2

  • PlayStationR1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
  • XboxRB, RT, LB, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Left
  • PCPROFESSIONALTOOLS

Weapon Set 3

  • PlayStationR1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down
  • XboxRB, RT, LB, RT, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZR, L, ZR, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Down, Down
  • PCNUTTERTOOLS

Full Health

  • PlayStationR1, R2, L1, Circle, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • XboxRB, RT, LB, B, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZR, L, A, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PCASPIRINE

Full Armor

  • PlayStationR1, R2, L1, X, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • XboxRB, RT, LB, A, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZR, L, B, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up
  • PC: PRECIOUSPROTECTION

Instant Death

  • PlayStationRight, L2, Down, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, L2, L1
  • XboxRight, LT, Down, RB, Left, Left, RB, LB, LT, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, ZL, Down, R, Left, Left, R, L, ZL, L
  • PCICANTTAKEITANYMORE

Raise Wanted Level

  • PlayStationR1, R1, Circle, R2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • XboxRB, RB, B, RT, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchR, R, A, ZR, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
  • PCYOUWONTTAKEMEALIVE

Lower Wanted Level

  • PlayStationR1, R1, Circle, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • XboxRB, RB, B, RT, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • Nintendo SwitchR, R, A, ZR, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down
  • PCLEAVEMEALONE

Change Outfit

  • PlayStationRight, Right, Left, Up, L1, L2, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • XboxRight, Right, Left, Up, LB, LT, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, Right, Left, Up, L, ZL, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • PCSTILLLIKEDRESSINGUP

Armed Pedestrians

  • PlayStationR2, R1, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Up, Down
  • XboxRT, RB, A, Y, A, Y, Up, Down
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, R, B, X, B, X, Up, Down
  • PC: OURGODGIVENRIGHTTOBEARARMS

Angry Pedestrians

  • PlayStationDown, Up, Up, Up, X, R2, R1, L2, L2
  • XboxDown, Up, Up, Up, A, RT, RB, LT, LT
  • Nintendo SwitchDown, Up, Up, Up, B, ZR, R, ZL, ZL
  • PCNOBODYLIKESME

Rioting Pedestrians

  • PlayStationDown, Left, Up, Left, X, R2, R1, L2, L1
  • XboxDown, Left, Up, Left, A, RT, RB, LT, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchDown, Left, Up, Left, B, ZR, R, ZL, L
  • PCFIGHTFIGHTFIGHT

Faster Gameplay

  • PlayStationCircle, Circle, L1, Square, L1, Square (x3), L1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • XboxB, B, LB, X, LB, X (x3), LB, Y, B, Y
  • Nintendo SwitchA, A, L, Y, L, Y (x3), L, X, A, X
  • PCONSPEED

Slower Gameplay

  • PlayStationTriangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R2, R1
  • XboxY, Up, Right, Down, X, RT, RB
  • Nintendo SwitchX, Up, Right, Down, Y, ZR, R
  • PCBOOOOOORING

Improved Handling

  • PlayStationTriangle, R1, R1, Left, R1, L1, R2, L1
  • XboxY, RB, RB, Left, RB, LB, RT, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchX, R, R, Left, R, L, ZR, L
  • PCGRIPISEVERYTHING

Aggressive Traffic

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  • PlayStationR2, Circle, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, R2, L2
  • XboxRT, B, RB, LT, Left, RB, LB, RT, LT
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, A, R, ZL, Left, R, L, ZR, ZL
  • PCMIAMITRAFFIC

Flaming Traffic

  • PlayStationR2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1
  • XboxRT, LT, RB, LB, LT, RT, X, Y, B, Y, LT, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, ZL, R, L, ZL, ZR, Y, X, A, X, ZL, L
  • PCBIGBANG

Pink Cars

  • PlayStationCircle, L1, Down, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, Right, Circle
  • XboxB, LB, Down, LT, Left, A, RB, LB, Right, B
  • Nintendo SwitchA, L, Down, ZL, Left, B, R, L, Right, A
  • PC: AHAIRDRESSERSCAR

Black Cars

  • PlayStationCircle, L2, Up, R1, Left, X, R1, L1, Left, Circle
  • XboxB, LT, Up, RB, Left, A, RB, LB, Left, B
  • Nintendo SwitchA, ZL, Up, R, Left, B, R, L, Left, A
  • PCIWANTITPAINTEDBLACK

Spawn Tank

  • PlayStationCircle, Circle, L1, Circle (x3), L1, L2, R1, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
  • XboxB, B, LB, B (x3), LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y
  • Nintendo SwitchA, A, L, A (x3), L, ZL, R, X, A, X
  • PCPANZER

Spawn Dodo

  • PlayStationRight, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1
  • XboxRight, RT, B, RB, LT, Down, LB, RB
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, ZR, A, R, ZL, Down, L, R
  • PCFLYINGWAYS

Spawn Bloodring Banger

  • PlayStationUp, Right, Right, L1, Right, Up, Square, L2
  • XboxUp, Right, Right, LB, Right, Up, X, LT
  • Nintendo SwitchUp, Right, Right, L, Right, Up, Y, ZL
  • PCTRAVELINSTYLE

Spawn Bloodring Racer

  • PlayStationDown, R1, Circle, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, Left, Left
  • XboxDown, RB, B, LT, LT, A, RB, LB, Left, Left
  • Nintendo SwitchDown, R, A, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, Left, Left
  • PCGETTHEREQUICKLY

Spawn Caddie

  • PlayStationCircle, L1, Up, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, Circle, X
  • XboxB, LB, Up, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A
  • Nintendo SwitchA, L, Up, R, ZL B, R, L, A, B
  • PCBETTERTHANWALKING

Spawn Hotring Racer (1)

  • PlayStationR1, Circle, R2, Right, L1, L2, X, X, Square, R1
  • XboxRB, B, RT, Right, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB
  • Nintendo SwitchR, A, ZR, Right, L, ZL, B, B, Y, R
  • PCGETTHEREVERYFASTINDEED

Spawn Hotring Racer (2)

  • PlayStationR2, L1, Circle, Right, L1, R1, Right, Up, Circle, R2
  • XboxRT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Up, B, RT
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, L, A, Right, L, R, Right, Up, A, ZR
  • PCGETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAST

Spawn Love Fist Limo

  • PlayStationR2, Up, L2, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right
  • XboxRT, Up, LT, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, Up, ZL, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
  • PCROCKANDROLLCAR

Spawn Romero’s Hearse

  • PlayStationDown, R2, Down, R1, L2, Left, R1, L1, Left, Right
  • XboxDown, RT, Down, RB, LT, Left, RB, LB, Left, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchDown, ZR, Down, R, ZL, Left, R, L, Left, Right
  • PC: THELASTRIDE

Spawn Sabre Turbo

  • PlayStationRight, L2, Down, L2, L2, X, R1, L1, Circle, Left
  • XboxRight, LT, Down, LT, LT, A, RB, LB, B, Left
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, ZL, Down, ZL, ZL, B, R, L, A, Left
  • PCGETTHEREFAST

Spawn Trashmaster

  • PlayStationCircle, R1, Circle, R1, Left, Left, R1, L1, Circle, Right
  • XboxB, RB, B, RB, Left, Left, RB, LB, B, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchA, R, A, R, Left, Left, R, L, A, Right
  • PCRUBBISHCAR

Play as Red Leather

  • PlayStationRight, Right, Left, Up, L1, L2, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • XboxRight, Right, Left, Up, LB, LT, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, Right, Left, Up, L, ZL, Left, Up, Down, Right
  • PCSTILLLIKEDRESSINGUP

Play as Candy Suxxx

  • PlayStationCircle, R2, Down, R1, Left, Right, R1, L1, X, L2
  • XboxB, RT, Down, RB, Left, Right, RB, LB, A, LT
  • Nintendo SwitchA, ZR, Down, R, Left, Right, R, L, B, ZL
  • PCIWANTBIGTITS

Play as Hilary King

  • PlayStationR1, Circle, R2, L1, Right, R1, L1, X, R2
  • XboxRB, B, RT, LB, Right, RB, LB, A, RT
  • Nintendo SwitchR, A, ZR, L, Right, R, L, B, ZR
  • PCILOOKLIKEHILARY

Play as Ken Rosenberg

  • PlayStationRight, L1, Up, L2, L1, Right, R1, L1, X, R1
  • XboxRight, LB, Up, LT, LB, Right, RB, LB, A, RB
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, L, Up, ZL, L, Right, R, L, B, R
  • PCMYSONISALAWYER

Play as Lance Vance

  • PlayStationCircle, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, L1
  • XboxB, LT, Left, A, RB, LB, A, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchA, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, L
  • PCLOOKLIKELANCE

Play as Love Fist Member (1)

  • PlayStationDown, L1, Down, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, X
  • XboxDown, LB, Down, LT, Left, A, RB, LB, A, A
  • Nintendo SwitchDown, L, Down, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, B
  • PCROCKANDROLLMAN

Play as Love Fist Member (2)

  • PlayStationR1, L2, R2, L1, Right, R2, Left, X, Square, L1
  • XboxRB, LT, RT, LB, Right, RT, Left, A, X, LB
  • Nintendo SwitchR, ZL, ZR, L, Right, ZR, Left, B, Y, L
  • PCROCKANDROLLMAN

Play as Mercedes

  • PlayStationR2, L1, Up, L1, Right, R1, Right, Up, Circle, Triangle
  • XboxRT, LB Up, LB, Right, RB, Right, Up, B, Y
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, L, Up, L, Right, R, Right, Up, A, X
  • PCFOXYLITTLETHING

Play as Phil Cassady

  • PlayStationRight, R1, Up, R2, L1, Right, R1, L1, Right, Circle
  • XboxRight, RB, Up, RT, LB, Right, RB, LB, Right, B
  • Nintendo SwitchRight, R, Up, ZR, L, Right, R, L, Right, A
  • PC: ONEARMEDBANDIT

Play as Ricardo Diaz

  • PlayStationL1, L2, R1, R2, Down, L1, R2, L2
  • XboxLB, LT, RB, RT, Down, LB, RT, LT
  • Nintendo SwitchL, ZL, R, ZR, Down, L, ZR, ZL
  • PCCHEATSHAVEBEENCRACKED

Play as Sonny Forelli

  • PlayStationCircle, L1, Circle, L2, Left, X, R1, L1, X, X
  • XboxB, LB, B, LT, Left, A, RB, LB, A, A
  • Nintendo SwitchA, L, A, ZL, Left, B, R, L, B, B
  • PCIDONTHAVETHEMONEYSONNY

Clear Weather

  • PlayStationR2, X, L1, L1, L2 (x3), Down
  • XboxRT, A, LB, LB, LT (x3), Down
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, B, L, L, ZL (x3), Down
  • PCAPLEASANTDAY

Sunny Weather

  • PlayStationR2, X, L1, L1, L2 (x3), Triangle
  • XboxRT, A, LB, LB, LT (x3), Y
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, B, L, L, ZL (x3), X
  • PCALOVELYDAY

Cloudy Weather

  • PlayStationR2, X, L1, L1, L2 (x3), Square
  • XboxRT, A, LB, LB, LT (x3), X
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, B, L, L, ZL (x3), Y
  • PCABITDRIEG

Rainy Weather

  • PlayStationR2, X, L1, L1, L2 (x3), Circle
  • XboxRT, A, LB, LB, LT (x3), B
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, B, L, L, ZL (x3), A
  • PCCATSANDDOGS

Foggy Weather

  • PlayStationR2, X, L1, L1, L2 (x3), X
  • XboxRT, A, LB, LB, LT (x3), A
  • Nintendo SwitchZR, B, L, L, ZL (x3), B
  • PCCANTSEEATHING

Bonus

Big Head Mode (Konami Code)

  • PlayStationUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X
  • XboxUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
  • Nintendo SwitchUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Definitive Edition FAQs

While the above list is – in our opinion – fairly definitive for cheats, the internet still needs a touch more guidance. Here are the answers to a few of the burning questions for GTA: Vice City DE.

Does turning on cheats turn off gaming trophies?

Yes, unfortunately turning on the cheats for GTA: Vice City will turn off any and all achievements and trophies regardless of the platform. It’s best to have multiple save files.

Do cheats work in GTA Vice City Definitive Edition PS5?

Yes, most of the cheats work in the PS5 version but not all. The most notable will be,

  • Vehicle Turns Invisible: TRIANGLE, L1, TRIANGLE, R2, SQUARE, L1, L1
  • Big Wheel Cars: R1, X, TRIANGLE, RIGHT, R2, SQUARE, UP, DOWN, SQUARE
  • Female Pedestrians Carry Weapons: RIGHT, L1, CIRCLE, L2, LEFT, X, R1, L1, L1, X

What is the cheat to get unlimited money in GTA Vice City?

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Sadly, there is no cheat built into GTA Vice City to get unlimited money. However, you can use the PANZER cheat to spawn a tank and go on various missions to make money easily.

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