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Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 Cheats and Tips

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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.



Decrease Bounty:


Old School (Sepia Graphics):


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.

Undead Treasure Hunter Positions

Follow the instructions below to find all of the treasure in the Undead Nightmare DLC:

Once you locate the initial map, which is inside a chest at a camp near Macfarlane Ranch, you can begin this series of quests.

Rank 2 - To get this treasure, head to Vente's Place at Lake Don Julio and climb the hills to locate it.

Rank 3 - Near The Scratching Post, at the camp where you get the army uniform, go up into the hills to find the treasure.

Rank 4 - To the south of the Sepulcro graveyard, you will find two sets of trees - the treasure is behind the second set.

Rank 5 - At Casa Madrugada, go into the mountains and along to find the treasure by a cliff section.

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:


Become Famous:


Get a Good Reputation:


Infinite Dead Eye:




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.


The following weapons are available in the game when you meet the indicated requirement.


Volcanic Pistol:

Clear out Twin Rocks Hideout; for sale at Armadillo Gunsmith ($100).

Semi-automatic Pistol:

Clear out Fort Mercer Hideout; for sale at the Escalera Gunsmith ($300).

Mauser Pistol:

For sale at the Blackwater Gunsmith ($800).

Lemat Revolver:

For sale at the Escalera Gunsmith after the Revolution ($1,250).

High Power Pistol:

Given to you during 'Bear One Another’s Burden'.

Schofield Revolver:

Becomes available during 'The Gunslinger’s Tragedy'.

Double-Action Revolver:

Clear out Tesoro Azul Hideout.



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.

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..

Undead Nightmare 100% Completion

Follow the instructions below to find out how to get 100% completion in the Undead Nightmare DLC:

Complete Undead Hunter/Army of the Undead (4%)

Cleanse All Graveyards - There are 5 (10%)

Complete All Story Missions - There are 4 (15%)

Find All Missing Persons - There are 16 (16%)

Complete All Undead Challenges (16%)

Save All Territories (19%) - Casa Madrugada, El Presidio, Escalera, Fort Mercer do not count.

Complete All Survivor Side Quests - There are 10 (20%)

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 Horse Breaking

Press the Left Analog-stick Left and Right repeatedly when you are breaking a horse instead of following the in-game instructions. Although the horse will buck around more than usual it will eventually end up broken.

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.

Undead Nightmare DLC - Max Ammo and Guns

Press 'Start' on your controller to access the 'Options' menu. Select the 'Cheats' option and enter the code 246 for max ammo and guns.

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 ..

Unlock Deadly Assassin Mission

This mission is available via pre-order from participating retail stores and becomes unlocked by completing the following tasks:

1 - Find a chest in Coot’s Chapel near Armadillo.

2 - Complete Twin Rocks Hideout.

3 - Capture or Kill Moe van Bar Bounty found in Armadillo.

4 - Win a Duel in Armadillo.

5 - Complete the stranger mission; 'American Appetites'

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..

Survivalist Flower Locations

When you have collected the indicated requirement search the corresponding location to find the Survivalist flower.

Survivalist 1:

Collect 6 Wild Feverfew and then search Hennigan's Stead and Cholla Springs.

Survivalist 2:

Collect 6 Desert Sages and then search around Gaptooth Ridge.

Survivalist 3:

Collect 4 Red Sage Plants and then search in and around Rio Bravo

Survivalist 4:

Collect 8 Prickly Pears and then search in and around Punto Orgullo

Survivalist 5:

Collect 7 Wooly Blue Curls and then search in and around Perdido

Survivalist 6:

Collect 8 Butterfly Weeds and then search in and around Diez Coronas

Survivalist 7:

Collect 10 Hummingbird Sage Plants and then search in and ..

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.

Unlock Bureau Uniform

When you get 100% game completion (this includes ALL challenges, side-quests and items) the Bureau uniform will become available. When you wear this uniform local law enforcement and bounty hunters will ignore you.

Weapons Walkthrough

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

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Unlock Clothing

When you complete the following tasks the corresponding outfit and it's unique ability if it has one will become available for John Marston.

Unlock Duster Coat

Reach the 'Peacemaker' Honor Rank. This coat will protects Marston from the trail dust.

Unlock Gentleman’s Attire:

Join the Rockstar Social Club. When you have this outfit you will be able to play high stakes Poker games in Black Water.

Unlock Elegant Suit:

Purchase the suit from the tailor in Thieves’ Landing. This suit will allow you to cheat when playing Poker.

Unlock US Marshall Uniform

Infiltrate ALL US Gang hideouts in 1 day (in-game). This cannot be done until the mission, 'The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed' is completed. When this task has been comple..

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 Señor:

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..

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.

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 ..

Unlock Weapons

When you reach the indicated level the corresponding weapon will become available.

Unlock Repeater Carbine:

Reach Level 2.

Unlock Throwing Knives:

Reach Level 3.

Unlock Volcanic Pistol:

Reach Level 5.

Unlock Winchester Repeater:

Reach Level 8.

Unlock Schofield Revolver:

Reach Level 9.

Unlock Pump Shotgun:

Reach Level 11.

Unlock Springfield Rifle:

Reach Level 13.

Unlock Dynamite:

Reach Level 15.

Unlock Double-Action Revolver:

Reach Level 17.

Unlock Sawed-Off Shotgun:

Reach Level 18.

Unlock Rolling Block Rifle:

Reach Level 20.

Unlock Fire Bottle:

Reach Level 22.

Unlock Semi-Auto..

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,..

Finding Rare Animals in Master Hunter Mode

Search the following locations to find the corresponding rare animal in Master Hunter mode.

Brumas the Bear

Search the Nekoti Rock area. He lives in a cave at the top of a mountain, northeast of the Aurora Basin lake. Kill him and take his pelt to complete the Master Hunter Level 10 challenge.

Khan the Jaguar

Search the Ojo Del hills area south of Chuparosa, south of the road. Use bait if you have difficulty tracking him and when you find him kill him with a gun.

Lobo the Wolf

Search near the Eastern edge of the Aurora Basin lake, northwest of Tall Trees. Use bait if you have difficulty tracking him and when you find him kill him with a gun.

Gordo the Boar

Search the Stillwater Creek area, north of the road, south of the Riv..

Easy Money

Here's an easy way of making an easy $100 every 20 seconds early in the game. Go to the 'Five Finger Filet' knife game in Armadillo and bet $100 max each game. Then remember the following button sequence as it is always the same and keep repeating until you have the desired amount of money. The sequence is; Cross, Circle, Triangle, Square, Cross, Circle, Triangle.

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 ..


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..

Multiply Your Poker Winnings

Follow the following instructions to multiply your Poker winnings, first save your game near any Poker table and then play poker. Go 'all-in' straight away and press RB to 'Skip to your turn.' If you won quickly press B (to exit) followed by A (to confirm) as many times as you can (B, A, B, A, B, A). If you didn't win load your game and repeat steps 2-4. If performed correctly you will hear the sound effect for leaving the poker game multiple times. Wait a few seconds and you will notice that your winnings (or even the $25 ante you gave to sit down) are given to you the same multiple of times you managed to press B, A before actually standing up. If you manage to out 2 people (all-in will remove players from the table) that is 75$ at the very start of the game given to your wallet up to ..

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.

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.

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.


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 ..

Liars Dice

If your having problems winning at Liars Dice, then a simple trick is to try and keep your betting low if your playing against multiple opponents. If you do this, the other two will bet bigger & be more likely to call the other CPUs bluff. Allowing you to swoop in & take them out a bit later on.

Hide out

Go to the town of Las Hermanas and go up the pair of stairs that go to the flower rack. Climb up the flower rack. Go across the roof and jump across to the next building. Climb up to the top the go straight to the top of the church. Goto the window to you right it's broke go into the room and find the box. Take cover by the box and wait. (tested online only)

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