With video games becoming more and more expensive to develop and market, and their entertainment value diminishing once a player has completed the set of missions and stories, both gamers and developers look toward in-game exploits, or cheats, to enhance the gameplay experience.
“Grand Theft Auto V,” the highly successful open world action-adventure game by Rockstar, is a prime example of developers realizing the potential of the vast virtual world they have created beyond pre-set missions and trophies. Since its release in September 2013, the time spent by players in the virtual world is split between completing missions and winning trophies in order to end the official narrative, or exploring and messing around with the vast open world city.
If you don’t want to be constrained by the regular game narrative, and instead want to experience some of the other delights on offer, there’s a simple solution: cheat codes.
GTA V is one of the few games with which developers thought hard about the inevitability of gamers employing cheats. They embraced the concept of providing an alternative gameplay experience by including many cheats in the game’s code. To leapfrog any debate about the “ethics” of cheat codes in games, steps have been taken to prevent users from activating cheats in-mission.
Available on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360, we present some of the best cheat codes available. Cheats can be activated by pressing the appropriate key combinations during gameplay, or in the pause menu. A small confirmation will come up next to the map if the code has been entered correctly. Onwards now, to some of the best GTA V cheats.
Xbox: RT, LB, B, Right, LB, RB, Right, Left, B, RT
If you need to make a quick getaway or are simply tired of driving the old beat-up cars that you steal, this code will spawn the Rapid GT convertible.
Explosive Melee Attack
Xbox: Right, Left, A, Y, RB, B(3), LT
If kicking and punching strangers in the old-fashioned way is no longer fun, try this code. It enables you to throw exploding kicks and punches.
Weapons and Ammo
Xbox: Y, RT, Left, LB, A, Right, Y, Down X, LB(3)
PS3: Triangle, R2, Left, L1, X, Right, Triangle, Down, Square, L1(3)
Players often find themselves in a situation where they can’t afford to buy new weapons or additional ammo for existing ones. This code will fill up your inventory with all the destructive toys you need – and with full ammo at that.
Xbox: RT, A, LB(2), LT(3), X
As the name suggests, this code allows you to change the in game weather.
Xbox: B, Right, LB, LT, Left, RB, LB(2), Left(2), A, Y
Observing the virtual city from the air provides some stunning views of the vast landscapes you can explore, but getting from one end to the other can be a time-consuming task. This code spawns the fast and highly maneuverable Stunt Plane, for all your aerial shenanigans.
Xbox: Right, A, Right, Left, Right, RB, Right, Left, A, Y
PS3: Right, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Left, X, Triangle
Become impervious to bullets, rockets, and explosives with this invincibility code. The code enables you to do things like breaking into that military base you had never been able to set foot inside without being blown to bits.
Xbox: LT(2), X, B(2), LT, X(2), Left, Right, A
PS3: L2(2), Square, Circle Circle, L2, Square(2), Left, Right, X
This code gives your character the ability to make superhuman jumps. Great for when you need to jump that high wall for a quick getaway.
Xbox: Left(2), LB, RB, LB, Right, Left, LB, Left
Experience low gravity, and the chaos that ensues with this fun cheat.
Full Health and Armor
Xbox: B, LB, Y, RT, A, X, B, Right, X, LB(3)
PS3: Circle, L1, Triangle, R2, X, Square, Circle, Right, Right, Square, L1(3)
If you find yourself in the middle of an epic gun battle and realize you’re low on health, enter this code to immediately restore your health and armor to full.
PS3: R2, Right, L2 Left(2), R1, L1, Circle, Right
Navigating through rough terrain using a luxury sedan can be tough. With this code you can spawn the Sanchez dirt-bike.
Slow Motion Aim
PS3: Square, L2, R1, Triangle, Left, Square, L2, Right, X
Sometimes your character may get stuck in a situation with multiple moving targets, which means aiming may be both confusing and difficult. This code will let you slow it down a bit, making it easier to aim and your shots more accurate.
PS3: R2, Right, R2, L2, Left(2), R1, L1, Circle, Right
Can’t afford to cruise the streets in luxury since your last bust? This code will spawn a stretch limo.
PS3: Left, Right, L1, Right(2), R2, Left, L2, Right
In-game swimming can be slow and frustrating, especially if you have to be somewhere fast. This code gives you the ability to swim faster.
PS3: L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Right, L1(2)
This code gives your weapons flaming bullets, making them twice as destructive and fun.
These cheats can make your game experience even more fun and definitely reduce some of your frustrations if you are unable to play the game without these aids. Stay tuned and keep watching this space as we bring you more cheats for some of the most popular gaming titles.