Before you punch in that code to make yourself instantly drunk in Red Dead Redemption 2, how about taking a moment to reflect on all the other weird, wonderful cheats Rockstar has blessed us with over the years. From flying cars to instant death there have been many. And who can forget the gimps with purple dildos? To honor the developer who’s keeping the old-school tradition alive, here are some of the most outlandish cheat codes we’ve discovered in Rockstar games.
This one is a classic for a good reason. Like something out of Harry Potter, it enables you to fly… in your car! Apart from being a gas, the flying cars code is extremely useful for getting across the sprawling maps of San Andreas and Liberty City in a hurry. It’s been over a decade since we last saw this cheat, so Rockstar, if you’re listening, we could always use flying horses.
GTA Vice City:
GTA San Andreas:
In GTA San Andreas if you punch in this cheat, every time you collide with another car that car will float away as if it were as light as a feather. In GTA V this cheat puts everything in a state of perpetual low gravity, meaning even your car will glide frictionless into the ether if you drive up an incline. Either way, both cheats are hilarious and worth checking out, especially if you’re tired of all the neat and orderly driving that characterizes GTA games.
GTA San Andreas:
If you want to see the world go slantways and stumble your way across the Western frontier in Red Dead Redemption, then this is the cheat code for you. Seriously, though, this one isn’t all that fun, considering John Marston can barely make it any direction without tripping like his bootlaces were tied together. The drunk mode in GTA V is a bit more manageable, if you don’t mind hearing sirens every time you drive past a police car.
Instead of flying cars, in GTA V we were introduced to this little gem. The skyfall code teleports you into the sky, where you then fall to Earth like a shooting star. If you don’t have a parachute, you’re pretty much screwed, though players can survive the impact if they hit the side of a building or a hill first, or just aim for a body of water.
When all hope is lost, or you just want to see what will happen, this cheat code does it exactly what it says it will. Push the buttons in the correct sequence, and Tommy or CJ are spontaneously “wasted.”
GTA Vice City:
GTA San Andreas:
People love the King. If you love the King a whole lot, you can turn every pedestrian in San Andreas into an Elvis impersonator. Why not, right? Long live the King.
This cheat automatically puts CJ in a gimp suit, and puts a giant, purple dildo in your weapon slot. Plus, a bunch of prostitutes and pimps also wielding dildos will now chase you. Sounds like a good time.
With this cheat, enemies gain high-pitched voices like they sucked in a mouthful of helium. They also explode like gas-filled zeppelins with one punch. It makes the dark game decidedly more light-hearted. In order to unlock this cheat, like every bonus cheat in Manhunt, you must earn a five-star rating on two consecutive levels, then punch the sequence in at the title screen. To unlock helium hunters, you must earn a five-star rating on scenes seven and eight.
If you want to leap around Los Santos like you have the explosive jumping ability of the Incredible Hulk, then punch in this cheat and hop on any bicycle in the game. You’ll now be able to bunny hop your way to the tallest skyscrapers in all of San Andreas. There’s also an Easter egg in the game where if you shoot some sniper rounds at the moon, the moon becomes gigantic. Do that and hop your way across the sky to live out your childhood memories of one beloved, little extraterrestrial.
Punch in the code and watch as your character knocks around cars with ease and sends pedestrians flying with explosive elbows and haymakers. With this cheat every fist packs a potent explosion. In GTA V, every melee weapon also comes with the volatile effect, enabling you to knock pedestrians back 10 feet with the swing of a golf club. Fistfights have never been so unfair.
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony:
Want to have a fight to the death with sword-wielding Yakuza thugs? Activate this cheat code and you’ll be given a katana sword and every pedestrian will be turned into a black-shirted gangster who’s armed with a lethal blade. Also, make sure CJ’s been trained in the martial arts move set for a real kung-fu film experience.
For players who want to run the fastest taxi service in all of San Andreas, this cheat equips every taxi you step into with a nitrous boost. Activate it and you’ll be dropping off passengers like something out of 2 Fast 2 Furious.
So, ends our list of wild and wacky cheats. Let us know your favorite in the comments section. And for more from us on your favorite button-mashing exploits, check out this article for some of Red Dead Redemption 2’s codes, or this opinion piece on why cheat codes should be brought back to the industry.