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Grand Theft Auto 5 PlayStation 3 Cheats and Tips

We have 63 cheats and tips on PS3. If you have any cheats or tips for Grand Theft Auto 5 please send them in here. We also have cheats for this game on : Xbox 360 : PlayStation 4 : Xbox One

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Cheat Mode

During gameplay enter the following push button codes to enable the corresponding effect. These cheats cannot be saved and must be reentered manually each game session. Also, when these cheats have been activated you will not be able to earn Trophies for that game session so it is advised that you save your game before entering them.

Recharge Ability:

During gameplay press X(2), Square, R1, L1, X, Right, Left, X.

Faster Run:

During gameplay press Triangle, Left, Right(2), L2, L1, Square.

Explosive Ammo Rounds:

During gameplay press Right, Square, X, Left, R1, R2, Left, Right(2), L1(3).

Explosive Melee Attacks:

During gameplay press Right, Left, X, Triangle, R1, Circle(3), L2.


Infinite Money

The following video will show you how you can get unlimited money from a treasure box on the ocean floor that gives you $12,000 when collected. It is advised that you quick save the game before attempting it just in case you drown. The process can be repeated as many times as you desire as the money will respawn.

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HVY Dump Industrial Truck

Check out the video below to see how the HVY Dump Industrial which is the largest road vehicle in the game can be stolen from the Davis Quartz quarry.

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Easy Money

Keep an eye out for blue dots that appear on the map when you are driving about as these indicate that there is an armoured car in the area. If you can shoot the driver with the briefcase before he reaches the armoured car you will get $5,000. If you find you cannot open the armoured car you need to get inside of it and drive it into the water. When you do this the back doors will instantly open.

Bigfoot Easter Egg

During the 'Predator' mission given to you by Trevor when you are hunting the O'Neil brothers through the woods of Cassidy Creek you will reach a stage where you will switch to Michael in a helicopter. If at this point of the mission you use your rifles thermal scope and aim down and right you will see a slightly larger thermal signature. If you now take off the scope you will see it is the ape-like creature known as Bigfoot.

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Nuclear Waste Locations

Check out the video below to see where you find ALL 30 nuclear waste collectibles to earn the 'Waste Management' Trophy and further uncover the ocean map. To collect them you need to buy the Sonar Collections Dock while playing as Michael. This property can be bought for $250,000 after completing 'The Merryweather Heist' story mission. The waste is normally picked up at the bottom of the ocean using a slow submarine which will always spawn at the dock. When you buy the docks you will get an app called 'Trackify' which is a radar that will point to the next collectable. When you find the final piece of nuclear waste you will get a $250,000 bonus.

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Avoid Wanted Level at Airport

If you purchase a plane hanger when you enter the airport you will not have a wanted level while you are there.

Strangers and Freaks Mission Locations

The following Strangers and Freaks missions become available at the indicated locations when you have obtained the necessary requirements. These missions are optional side-quests which can sometimes unlock collectables. All the Strangers and Freaks will first appear as a '?' on the map and their colour will be matched to a specific protoganist. When a week of in-game time has elapsed there is the possibility that they may reapear for a second mission.

Michael's Missions


Mission: Exercising Demons

Unlocked after: Pulling Favors

Location: Bay City Incline/Great Ocean Highway, Los Santos


Mission: Death At Sea

Unlocked after: Blitz Play & Purchasing Sonar Dock

Location: Sonar Collection Dock,..

Monster Stunt Jumps

The video below will show you where and how you complete ALL 50 of the Monster Stunt Jumps. When you have completed them ALL successfully you will get the 'Show Off' Achievement. Completing the stunts is also required to reach 100% game completion. The best way to do this is to play as Franklin he has a special ability that slows down time while driving which is useful for a lot of the stunts. The best bike to perform these stunts is the Pegassi Bati 801 but there will be times other vehicles will be required (just select the same type of vehicle that is shown in the video). To perform a successful stunt you must land in the specified area. It is advised that before you attempt a stunt you quick save the game so that if you fail you can reload the saved game and be in the same position y..

Ice Alien Easter Egg

Don't follow the instructions during the police chase in the Tutorial. Instead go off the road and make your way towards the bridge, if you look directly under the bridge you will see an alien encased in ice underneath the frozen water.

Customs Shop

Playing as Franklin will eventually give you the option to purchase a Los Santos Customs shop. If you decide to purchase it you will be able to repair and upgrade your vehicles for free.

Keep Empty Space in Garage

It is advised that you keep at least one empty space in your purchased garages for when you find a rare vehicle you want to save. If you don't the rare vehicle will disappear when you try and load your garage to remove a vehicle to make a space.

Jaws Easter Egg

To obtain this Easter egg you will need to get a boat or a jet ski as it involves going out into the ocean. When you are out in the ocean you need to keep an eye on the red dot on the rader and when it bounces off your jet ski or boat dive under the water. You will then encounter the great white shark who will eventually decide to attack and eat you. This will earn you the 'Out of Your Depth' Achievement.

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Infinite Money

Check out the following video to see how you can get unlimited money from a treasure box on the ocean floor. It is advised that you quick save the game before attempting it just in case you drown. The process can be repeated as many times as you desire as the money will respawn.

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Instantly Fix Damaged Vehicle

If the vehicle you are in is damaged switch to a different character and then immediately switch back to instantly repair it.

Unlock Story Mode Heist Outfits for Normal Play

When you cmplete the final Story mission ALL three characters mission specific outfits will become unlocked, this includes the character's black outfits for stealth missions, the guard uniforms for the final mission, and the police uniforms from mid-games. Unfortunately the heavy ballistic armor and the fireman outfit are not included.

Mission Specific Outfits:

Beat the main Story missions.

100% Shirts:

Attain 100% in game.

Molotov Cocktails

You can find a cache of five Molotov cocktails if you search under the bridge in North Chumashat at the location shown in the video.

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Losing the Police with a Truck

Try to find an alley or tight street to go down if you are driving a truck and are being chased by the police, then when you go down one press 'Right' to detach the trucks trailer to block it off.

Spaceship Part Locations

The video below will help you find ALL 50 of the hidden spaceship parts that are needed to get the 'From Beyond The Stars' Trophy.

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Mission Location - 0:07

Spaceship Part 1 - 2:08

Spaceship Part 2 - 3:12

Spaceship Part 3 - 3:32

Spaceship Part 4 - 4:02

Spaceship Part 5 - 4:42

Spaceship Part 6 - 5:06

Spaceship Part 7 - 5:31

Spaceship Part 8 - 5:56

Spaceship Part 9 - 6:20

Spaceship Part 10 - 7:00

Spaceship Part 11 - 7:54

Spaceship Part 12 - 8:31

Spaceship Part 13 - 9:46

Spaceship Part 14 - 10:12

Knife Flight Locations

The video below will show you where and how you complete ALL 15 of the Knife Flight aerial challenges. When you have completed them ALL successfully you will get the 'Close Shave' Trophy. Completing the aerial challenges is also required to reach 100% game completion. To learn how Knife Flights work, visit the Flight School at Los Santos Airport. They can be performed in a fighter jet from Ford Zancudo or a stunt airplane that occasionally lands at the airport in the desert. It is advised that you max out the 'Flying' attribute for one of your characters so you have more control over the aircraft you use and if it gets badly damaged just quick save and immediately reload the game to repair it.

Free Vehicle Repair

If you save the game and then reload that saved game

You will completely repair any damaged vehicle for free.

LifeInvader Discounts

The following is a list of the discounts and freebies you can get when you click the 'Stalk' button on each LifeInvader page.

Elitas Travel:

10% off your first purchase through

Herr Kutz Barber:

First haircut free (see video below)


First tattoo free

Legendary Motorsport:

10% off your first purchase through their online showroom

Los Santos Customs:

Free paint job

Redwood Cigarettes:

10% off your first visit to a participating hospital


Free can of Sprunk

Warstock Cache & Carry:

10% off your first purchase in-store


Watch the video below to see where you find a minigun on the top floor of one of the buildings in Fort Zancudo at North Chumash.

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Enter Military Base with No Stars

Watch the video below if you want to know how you can get into the military base without any stars or having the military or police chase you.

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Flying UFOs Easter Egg

When you have 100% completion go to the top of Mount Chiliad at 2am and use the 'Change Weather Code' (R2, X, L1(2), L2(3), Square) to make it rain. Then look for the wooden platform which has 'Come back when your story is complete' engraved at the back of it and wait for 3am which is the time the UFO will now appear.

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AmmuNation Discount

When you complete ALL the Gun Range challenges you will recieve a 25 percent discount from AmmuNation stores.

Infinite Grenade Launchers

Go to the location shown on the map in the video below and enter the cave. Dive under the water and swim to the bottom to find the grenade launcher. When you have surfaced save the game and then reload the saved game. Doing this will cause the grenade launcher to respawn. Repeat this process as many times as you desire.

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Losing Police Helicopters

You will start to get pursued by police helicopters when you reach 'Wanted Level 3' which will make escaping more difficult. You have two options available, you can either break the line-of-sight with the helicopters by going into underground tunnels and subways and using bridges and underpasses to hide under or you can use a rocket launcher to permanently get rid of it.

Crashed UFO Easter Egg

You will find a crashed UFO if you search the ocean floor at the northern edge of the map using a submarine.

Losing the Police wth Aircraft

If you are being chased by police go to Los Santos airport and get in a helicopter or jet. Although the police will be unable to follow you your 'Wanted Level' will increase.

Letter Scraps Collectables

Use the video below as a guide if you are struggling to find the locations of ALL 50 letter scraps which are needed to unlock the 'A Mystery, Solved' Trophy. Collecting ALL the letter scraps also counts towards the 100% completion of the game.

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The letter scraps are collected in order from the northmost part of the map in Blaine County, and goes down south to Los Santos. When you have collected ALL 50 letter scraps you will be able to read the letter and find out who the Killer of Leonora Johnson is. If you now switch to Franklin the 'A Starlet in Vinewood' mission will unlock letting you know the killer's location. The Trophy won't unlock unti..

Flipping People Off

If you want to give the middle finger you select 'Unarmed' and then press LB. This feature is best seen when you use a convertible car.

Getting Characters to Drive Themselves

During gameplay set a new waypoint on the map and then switch to a different character. When you do this this the other character will drive to the marked waypoint while you play as the new character.

Unlock 'The Last One' Mission

To unlock 'The Last One' mission for Franklin at Mt.Chiliad you must first get 100% game completion. The hunter in this mission is a reference to the hunter in the 'Birth of the Conservation Movement' mission in 'Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare' where John Marston kills the last Bigfoot.

Playboy Mansion Easter Egg

Check out the video below to see whereabouts in Little Seoul the Playboy mansion is situated. In the backyard there is a grotto with pool, hot tubs and naked Playmates. When it is visited at night, there will be a party going on in the back.

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Their is a parachute at the beginning of the game on top of Mt. Chilliard (far north-eastern area of the map). You will need to go to the top of the cable car to reach it.

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Check out the list below to see the different types of weapons that you can use in the game.


Baseball Bat

Basic wooden bat.


Golf Club


This will be available in the Grand Theft Auto V special and collector's edition.



Basic truncheon used by the police.

Tennis Racket



Baretta 92FS

Italian hybrid semi-automatic handgun that also resembles a Colt M1911.

Pistol .50 (Desert Eagle)

US/Israeli large-framed gas-operated semi-automatic combat pistol that will be available in the Grand Theft A..


Check out the list below for a description of ALL the types of vehicles that can be found in the game.

Sports and Super Cars


High performance roadster that resembles an Audi R8 Spyder.

Bullet GT

Two-door sports car that resembles a Ford GT.


Sports car that resembles a Ferrari Enzo from the front and sides and Koenigsegg CCX from the rear.


Sports car that resembles a Porshe 997 GT3.

Dewbauchee Convertible

Soft-top roadster that is based on a mixture of a Ferrari California and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster.


Grand tourer that appeared in The Ballad of Gay Tony.


Two-door ..

Reducing Wanted Level

You will automatically clear your accumulated 'Wanted Level' when you complete a mission. If you want to lose your 'Wanted Level' during a mission however you can drive into any Mod Shop and change the colour of your car, this will work as long as the police do not see you drive into the building.

Unlock Vehicles

Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding vehicle.

Space Docker:

Collect ALL 50 parts for the spaceship and complete the side mission.

Epsilon Tractor:

Awarded to Michael once you finish the Epsilon Tract mission.

Hot Rod ATV:

Awarded to Trevor for completing ALL Story missions.

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