Grand Theft Auto IV Cheats

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Genre: Action
  • ESRB: Mature

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Cheat: Remove Wanted Level
Type: Cheat

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

You can get rid of the wanted level and the attention that comes with it by entering (267)-555-0100 in your cell phone.

Cheat: Maps of Secret Locations
Type: Cheat

Get to any place in the game from where you are able to connect to the internet. Once there, go to www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com. This address will take you to a message board that contains the maps of all secret locations within the game.

Type: Cheat

Change Weather & Time of Day

To randomly change the weather and time of day, break out your cell phone and insert the following number: (468)-555-0100.

Cheat: Health, Armor & Ammo Refill
Type: Cheat

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

Entering (482)-555-0100 in the cell phone will provide Niko with fresh armor, a health refill as well a refill of all his ammo.

Cheat: Spawn Vehicles
Type: Cheat

You can create the following vehicles by dialing the corresponding number on your cell phone.

  • Sanchez (Car) - (625)-555-0150
  • Super GT (Car) - (227)-555-0168
  • FIB Buffalo (Car) - (227)-555-0100
  • Cognoscenti (Car) - (227)-555-0142
  • Turismo (Car) - (227)-555-0147
  • Comet (Car) - (227)-555-0175
  • NRG-900 (Bike) - (625)-555-0100
  • Jetmax (Boat) - (938)-555-0100
  • Annihilator (Helicopter) - (359)-555-0100
Cheat: Weapons Batch: 1
Type: Cheat

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

Entering (486)-555-0100 in your cell phone will unlock the following: an M4, a pistol, a MP5, a baseball bat, grenades, an RPG and a sniper rifle.

Cheat: Weapons Batch: 2
Type: Cheat

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

Entering (486)-555-0150 in your cell phone will unlock the following weapons: a sniper rifle, Uzi, knife, Molotov cocktails, an RPG, a pistol and an AK-47.

Easter Egg: Fire Truck - Water Cannon
Type: Easter Egg

After jacking a fire truck, you can use the water cannon on the truck to shoot at people while you are driving around. To use the water cannon simply press the fire button.

Easter Egg: Statue of Happiness' Heart
Type: Easter Egg

Get dropped off on top of the Statue of Happiness by a helicopter. Ignore the sign that tells you there is no hidden content and go inside the statue to find a beating heart.

Type: Easter Egg

Prank Calls

Here's something funny to try. During your adventure through Liberty City, you may find phone numbers written in inconspicuous places, such as on the side of a building or in the subway. If you dial these numbers, you'll usually get someone on the other end who you can subsequently prank.

Hint: Get Rid of the Cops
Type: Hint

If the cops are chasing you, you can get rid of them by going to one of your safe houses and accessing the save menu. Doing so will get rid of the cops once you are out of the safe house. Accessing the save menu is enough to get rid of the cops. You do not actually have to save anything.

Hint: Friendship Perks
Type: Hint

Nurture your friendship with the following people and reach the levels listed below to unlock friendship perks.

  • Roman - Once your friendship level with him reaches 60%, you can have him send you a free cab to use anywhere in the city by calling him. Roman likes drinking, bowling, playing billiard, eating, playing darts, going to shows and strip clubs.
  • Little Jacob - Once your friendship level with him reaches 70%, you can call Little Jacob to purchase guns from him. Calling him will have him drive to where you are in a car full of guns. Little Jacob likes drinking, eating, playing darts, playing billiard, going to shows and strip clubs.
  • Packie - Once your friendship level with him reaches 75%, you can call him to have him make you a car bomb. Packie likes drinking, bowling, playing billiard, playing darts, going to shows and strip clubs.
  • Brucie - Once your friendship level with him reaches 70%, you can have him send you a helicopter by calling him. Brucie likes drinking, bowling, eating, boating, riding in helicopters, going to shows and strip clubs.
  • Dwayne - Once your friendship level with him reaches 60%, making a phone call to him will have him send you a a car full of gang members that follow and help you. He likes drinking, bowling, eating, going to shows and strip clubs.
Hint: Identify the Song
Type: Hint

If you need information about a song on the radio call (948)-555-0100 on your cell phone and you will be provided with the song title and artist info.

Hint: Game Completion Percentages
Type: Hint

Completing various tasks in the game gains you a certain percentage towards 100% completion. Below is a break down of what each individual component is worth.

  • 2% - Gained for stealing all 30 cars.
  • 2.5% - Gained for killing all 30 wanted people.
  • 2.5% - Gained by completing all of the 50 stunt jumps.
  • 2.5% - Gained once all 200 pigeons are eliminated.
  • 2.5% - Gained after all 20 vigilante crimes are completed.
  • 5% - Gained by finding all random characters and completing their missions.
  • 5% - Gained by winning all activities and mini games.
  • 10% - Gained once you have acquired and performed each of your friend's special abilities.
  • 68% - Gained after all 90 Story & Procedural Mission are completed.
Hint: Cheats Speed Dial
Type: Hint

After you have used a cheat code in the game (by entering it in your cell phone) once, it is usually stored within the phones menu under > Cheats. If you need to enter the same cheat later on in the game, simply navigate to it from the phone and activate it instead of entering it once again.

Hint: Easy Cash from an ATM
Type: Hint

Create a traffic jam near any ATM so it prevents the ambulances from getting to your victim. Now wait for anyone to withdraw some cash from it. Once they do, take em' out - take their money and run a short distance. You can now return to get money from your victim repeatedly.

Hint: Fare Free Cab Rides
Type: Hint

You can scare the cab driver by pointing your gun out of the back window after breaking it. Do this near your destination and it will make the driver run away. You will get where you need to be and you will not need to pay anything for it.

Hint: Fire Truck Rescue
Type: Hint

You can cause a lot of destruction and mayhem with a Fire Truck. Once it begins to fall apart and catches fire, you can rescue the truck by using its own water to put the fire out.

Hint: Restart a Damaged Car
Type: Hint

In the game, calling 911 and hanging up once they pick up allows you to restart your battered and damaged car - which would otherwise not start at all.

Unlockable: Outfit from GTA 3
Type: Unlockable

When presented with a choice to kill either Playboy X or Dwayne, kill Playboy X. If you change your clothes in his loft, one of the outfit that you'd have an option to change into would be the green cargo pants and black jacket from GTA 3.

Unlockable: Statue of Happiness Souvenir Shirt
Type: Unlockable

Climb the Statue of Happiness as high up as you possibly can and move to its left side. This will cause the game to briefly pause, when it resumes, you will be dressed in a Statue of Happiness Souvenir Shirt.

Cheat: Wanted Level Stars

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

Using your cell phone, dial (267)-555-0150. This will allow you to add stars to Niko's wanted level.

Cheat: Health & Armor Refill

Note: Using this cheat will prevent you from acquiring certain achievements in the game.

Entering (362)-555-0100 in the cell phone will provide Niko with fresh armor and also refill his health.

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