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Red Dead Redemption Cheats for PS3

Cheats and Tips for Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Guide
Red Dead Redemption Guide
In Red Dead Redemption, you play as John Marston, a former outlaw who seeks to leave his violent past behind. But when his family is taken from him,..

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Cheat Mode
When you buy a newspaper always remember to check the bottom right for the codes as that is were they are most likely to be. Enter the following case sensitive codes (without the quotes) to activate the corresponding cheat option. If you enable cheat codes you will not be able to save the game or get trophies.

Inputting Cheats


Decrease Bounty:

Old School (Sepia Graphics):
Enter 'THE OLD ..

Easy Duel wins
When duelling, you'll have a short cutscene, then you'll see in the bottom right hand corner, two meters appear. As soon as those meters appear, draw & aim your weapon. You can either draw back on the right analogue stick & flick it forwards, or press L2 to give the same effect, then you can either move the reticule to your opponents right hand, or move it up to their chest/head.

Now the tricky part. In order to win your duel, you must have your meter, which is the left hand meter, filled up higher than your opponents at the end of the slow mo in order to win. Now, your reticule will flash between red and white. You want to click R2 to shoot when the reticule is WHITE. That will not only give you more accuracy, but fill your meter up faster than your opponent. If you ..

PlayStation Home Unlocks
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding Playstation Home item.

Unlock Sombrero:
Shoot the hat off of an enemy.

Unlock Posse T-Shirt:
Complete a community challenge.

Unlock Red Dead Redemption Logo T-Shirt:
Open a chest northwest of Riley's Charge in a burnt down building.

Five Finger Fillet.
If you have trouble with Five Finger Fillet whether that be for completing the "Reyes Rebels" outfit, or just for fun, try these couple of hints.

First off, make sure you let the CPU do the action. If you do not, the computer will set a random time that is 90 percent of the time shorter than the time it took the CPU to do it in.

If that doesn't help you, try this one out.

Have a pen & paper ready, then enter a new game of Five Finger Fillet.

Now, have your finger on the start button to pause the cinematic. After the 4th prompt, pause, and write down the button sequence. Carry on doing that until you've written down every the entire sequence.

Now when it comes to your turn, make sure you start off the game by pressing X,..

Hunting Animals Made Easy.
If your having trouble hunting bears, cougars or any other dangerous beast, & are sick of being killed by them. Go hunting in a stagecoach. You'll be protected from the animals attacks whilst having a brilliant height & line of sight advantage to take them down.

Skinng Animals Faster and Beating Poker Faster for Outfits
If your tired of the short scene when you skin the animals just ride your horse on top of the dead animal you want to skin get off and skin it and it will completely skip all of him skining it and you can get back on you horse and hunt some more.

Also, some outfits require you to win poker by eliminating all players at the table and you can do this by putting on the suit that alows you to cheat. Next go to the poker table and when you are the dealer then cheat and get caught doing it. Now a guy will catch you and he will duel you outside and you can either kill him or shoot his right arm, then go back to the poker table and there will be one less guy there now do this until there is just one man at the table then beat him to get the item for the outfit doing this will make it ..

More Cheat Mode Codes
Remember that enabling any of the following case-sensitive codes (without the quotes) will permanently prevent the game from being saved and trophies from being earned.

Become Drunk:

Always Drunk Cheat

Become Famous:

Get a Good Reputation:

Infinite Dead Eye:


No Reload
If you enter Dead Eye mode when you are low on ammo it will immediately be restored and you will not have to reload.

You can enter the following codes in the Cheats Menu under "Options." Enter the entire phrase given below to activate the cheat, punctuation included. Capitalization does not matter. Once a cheat is entered you may toggle them from a master list. If the cheat effect isn't made obvious by it's title, we give a description of it in parenthesis below. Entering cheats disables saving and Trophies / Achievements!

Infinite Horse Stamina - MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Diplomatic Immunity (Marshalls ignore crime) - I WISH I WORKED FO..

Unlock Crucifix
A nun will approach you when you have gained maximum honor and fame. She will tell you that she and the other sisters have been gathering items to help your righteous cause and she will give you a cross that makes enemies less likely to hit you with bullets. You must remain honorable for this to remain in effect.

Early Access to West Elizabeth
Search for a cliff and a waterfall in the far northern regions of New Austin located just above the MacFarlane Ranch. Enter this area and the message 'Tall Trees' will appear on your screen. If you get arrested here you will be taken to Blackwater. From here you can access the full northern map. You'll need to auto save and die to return to the southern areas. If you buy the property in Manzanita, it will prevent you from doing this but it is possible to jump the unfinished bridge in Thieves' Landing to get back.

Unlock Mounts
The following mounts become available when you reach the indicated level. To unlock the 'Legendary' mounts you must reach level 50 and then continue to play in 'Legendary' mode back at level 1 and level up again the indicated number of times.

Unlock El SeƱor:
Reach Level 1.

Unlock Lustiano Nag:
Reach Level 4.

Unlock Turkmen:
Reach Level 8.

Unlock Cleveland Bay:
Reach Level 22.

Unlock Hungarian Half-bred:
Reach Level 33.

Unlock American Standardbred :
Reach Level 40.

Unlock Bonzo:
Reach Level 50.

Unlock Buffalo:
Reach Level 50.

Unlock Albino Buffalo:
Reach Level 50 for the 2nd time.

Unlock Super Bull:
Reach Level 50 for t..

Stranger Locations
Search the following locations to find ALL 19 Strangers. Before a Stranger's quest becomes available you must first complete the corresponding mission.

Stranger 1 - American Lobbyist:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and then search Blackwater (gazebo).

Stranger 2 -Remember My Family:
Complete 'The Last Enemy Shall Be Destroyed' mission and then search Blackwater (train station).

Stranger 3 - The Wronged Woman:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and then search Blackwater (church).

Stranger 4 - The Prohibitionist:
Complete the 'An Appointed Time' mission and Stranger task 3 and then search Blackwater (near the shops).

Stranger 5 - Aztec Gold:
Complete the 'Must A Savior Die?' mission and then se..

Bounty Targets and Wanted Posters
Listed below in alphabetical order is a list of where to find the Bounty targets and their Wanted posters.

Americus Roe:
A very high value bounty. His poster can be found in Blackwater, Manzanita, and you must catch him in West Elizabeth.

Benito Penagarza (of the Mexican Bandito):
A moderately valuable bounty. His poster can be found in Escalera, Chuparosa, El Presidio in Nuevo Paraiso.

Cesar Higueras (of the Mexican Bandito):
A moderately valuable bounty. His poster can be found in Escalera, Chuparosa, El Presidio in Nuevo Paraiso.

Chalie Hinkle:
A very high value bounty. His poster can be found in Blackwater, Manzanita Post in West Elizabeth.

Charlie Mash (of the Bollard Twins):
A minor bounty. His pos..

Easy Bounty Captures.
If your having problems with capturing Bounty targets alive for that extra cash, try shooting the target in the legs once, then use Dead Eye to headshot as many of the opposing hostiles as you can. Then switch out to your Lasso and rope in the Bounty target & hogtie him, then eliminate any remaining hostiles. It may seem difficult, but I've found that it's all over in 15-20 seconds if it's done right.

Weapons Walkthrough
Check out this video and see what armoury is on offer.

Easy Herding
The easiest way to do this is to position yourself far back behind the herd and just ride very slowly. When you do this the herd will follow the person in front of the herd.

Easy Fame.
If you want to build up your fame meter quite quickly, you're going to need an Elegant Suit. One you have the suit go play poker in Armadillo. Get caught cheating on purpose to enter a duel. To get a good haul of fame points, DISARM your opponent by focusing the reticule on your opponents RIGHT arm & fire. DO NOT KILL HIM. Killing your opponent nets you HALF of the fame that DISARMING gives you.

Pestilence Mission
If you having problems with the Pestilence mission where you have to scare away crows from eating all your corn in your silo and you are not using the casual aiming system. I strongly suggest switching your aiming over to casual for this mission, as double tapping L2 will switch your reticule over to the nearest crow & you can pop off the crows quite easily. Kill enough crows and your mission is complete.

Avatar Awards
When you complete the following tasks the corresponding items which can be worn by your avatar become unlocked. When an item has been unlocked you will receive a confirmation message. If you then go to the Customize Avatar menu and open up the Awards sub-menu you can find your unlocked items under the Red Dead Redemption header.

Unlock Gentleman's Attire:
Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club 'Skin It To Win It' challenge.

Unlock Lady's Finest:
Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club 'Skin It To Win It' challenge.

Unlock Posse T-Shirt:
Unlocked when the multiplayer community reaches an unspecified amount of money in 'The Strike It Rich! Rockstar Challenge'.

Unlock Sombrero:
Shoot an enemy's hat off their head on Expert ..

Undead Nightmare Pack - Building Items No Longer Consume Ingredi
When you attain 100% completion on Undead Nightmare you will no longer require ingredients to make Phosphorus Coating, Blunderbuss Ammo, Undead Bait and Boom Bait.

If you're looking for a good horse early on in the game, then look no further than the horse you get as Bonnies gift. It's a golden/whitish stallion that you have to chase in a mission for Bonnie. If you lose your horse (its killed) then don't worry too much. Because you can either buy the deed to the Kentucky Saddler from any general store for $1500. Or, if your honor/fame is high enough, $750 due to discount.

Alternately if you come across a whitish golden horse in the wilder, it is the same breed as the Kentucky Saddler and so if you can break one in, which is slightly longer than most horse breaking you have yourself a pretty quick horse.

Also, the American Standardbred ($1500/$750 deed) black horse can also be found in the wild and it is of similar pace to the ..

Ambient Challenge Bonuses
When you complete the following tasks you will receive the corresponding Ambient Challenge bonus.

Unlock Buffalo Rifle:
Complete Master Hunter Rank 5.

Unlock Dead-Eye refills Faster:
Complete Sharpshooter Rank 10.

Unlock Double Consumables Capacity:
Complete Treasure Hunter Rank 10.

Unlock Double Survivalist Map Duration:
Complete Survivalist Rank 5.

Unlock Free Stagecoaches:
Complete Treasure Hunter Rank 5.

Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Master Hunter Rank 10.

Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Sharpshooter Rank 5.

Unlock Increased Dead-Eye:
Complete Rank 10 in all Ambient Challenges.

Receive Tonic When Harvesting Herbs:
Complete S..

Homing Projectiles
Enter Dead Eye mode with a throwing weapon (knife, dynamite or flame bottle) in your hand and try to imagine the normal targeting reticule on your screen. Although the target will not appear it will still work, to make it easier rapidly tap R1 and when you release the object (automatic after locking on) the projectile will home in on the target.

How to knife a cougar and survive (Master Hunter rank 5)
This is the challenge most people struggle with, because we all want the buffalo rifle, but some damned cougars keep us from it.

Here's what to do:

1. Go to repentance rock
2. Find a cougar
3. Kill it
4. Find its friend (they always hunt is couples, negative to have a "Friend" hanging around"
5. Shoot it once in the stomach with a Volcanic (it will be slow and not aggressive)
6. Ride after it and knife it
7. Get off and skin it

Voila, buffalo rifle ready to be bought.

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