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03:40 pm - GTA San Andreas Button Codes (PS2)
I have searched the internet for cheat codes since the game came out, and my total is up to 81. I have organized this codes into an arrangement that I find more useful than just throwing them all together. I hope you enjoy this list, and please feel free to link back to this post (right-click, copy shortcut/location here)! Let this be my contribution to gta_sa_help!

If you find any codes that are not currently listed, comment with the code (or a link to the code) below or email it to crashnbur-at-cox-dot-net, and I'll add it.

WARNING: I use special HTML codes to render the triangle as the Greek letter Delta (Δ) and the square as the unused HTML entity 127 (). If you do not see a triangle and square in these parentheses, then some of the codes may be rendered incorrectly below!

Entering cheat codes lowers your criminal rating, though not as badly as it did in Vice City. Your stats (accessed by pausing the game) keep track of how many times you cheat.

Just Once
Almost Invincible    ↓    X    →    ←    →    R1    →    ↓    ↑    Δ
Infinite Ammo    L1    R1        R1    ←    R2    R1    ←        ↓    L1    L1
Max Vehicle Skills        L2    X    R1    L2    L2    ←    R1    →    L1    L1    L1
Max Weapon Skills    ↓        X    ←    R1    R2    ←    ↓    ↓    L1    L1    L1
Max Lung Capacity    ↓    ←    L1    ↓    ↓    R2    ↓    L2    ↓
Never Hungry        L2    R1    Δ    ↑        L2    ↑    X
Nice Taxis (Taxi Missions Complete)    ↑    X    Δ    X    Δ    X        R2    →
Hookers Pay (Pimp Missions Complete)    →    L2    L2    ↓    L2    ↑    ↑    L2    R2
Cars Have Nitrous    ←    Δ    R1    L1    ↑        Δ    ↓    O    L2    L1    L1
Cars On Water    →    R2    O    R1    L2        R1    R2
Super Bunnyhop    Δ        O    O        O    O    L1    L2    L2    R1    R2
Super Punch    ↑    ←    X    Δ    R1    O    O    O    L2
Super Jump (Landing Hurts!)    ↑    ↑    Δ    Δ    ↑    ↑    ←    →        R2    R2
Show Media Stats    R2    O    ↑    L1    →    R1    →    ↑        Δ  
Repeat Often
Health/Armor + $250K    R1    R2    L1    X    ←    ↓    →    ↑    ←    ↓    →    ↑
Weapons 1    R1    R2    L1    R2    ←    ↓    →    ↑    ←    ↓    →    ↑
Weapons 2    R1    R2    L1    R2    ←    ↓    →    ↑    ←    ↓    ↓    ←
Weapons 3    R1    R2    L1    R2    ←    ↓    →    ↑    ←    ↓    ↓    ↓
Katana    X    X    ↓    R2    L2    O    R1    O    
Parachute    ←    →    L1    L2    R1    R2    R2    ↑    ↓    →    L1
Wanted Level: 0 Stars    R1    R1    O    R2    ↑    ↓    ↑    ↓    ↑    ↓
Repeat Occasionally
Max Respect    L1    R1    Δ    ↓    R2    X    L1    ↑    L2    L2    L1    L1
Max Sex Appeal    O    Δ    Δ    ↑    O    R1    L2    ↑    Δ    L1    L1    L1
Max Muscle    Δ    ↑    ↑    ←    →        O    ←
Max Fat    Δ    ↑    ↑    ←    →        O    ↓
Min Fat + Muscle    Δ    ↑    ↑    ←    →        O    →
Destroy All Traffic    R2    L2    R1    L1    L2    R2        Δ    O    Δ    L2    L1
Adrenaline Mode    X    X        R1    L1    X    ↓    ←    X
Suicide    →    L2    ↓    R1    ←    ←    R1    L1    L2    L1
Good Vehicles
Jetpack    ←    →    L1    L2    R1    R2    ↑    ↓    ←    →
Hunter    O    X    L1    O    O    L1    O    R1    R2    L2    L1    L1
Hydra    Δ    Δ        O    X    L1    L1    ↓    ↑
Stuntplane    O    ↑    L1    L2    ↓    R1    L1    L1    ←    ←    X    Δ
Vortex    Δ    Δ        O    X    L1    L2    ↓    ↓
Rhino    O    O    L1    O    O    O    L1    L2    R1    Δ    O    Δ
Monster    →    ↑    R1    R1    R1    ↓    Δ    Δ    X    O    L1    L1
Quad    ←    ←    ↓    ↓    ↑    ↑        O    Δ    R1    R2
Pedestrians & Gangs
Recruit Anyone (handguns)    ↓        ↑    R2    R2    ↑    →    →    ↑
Recruit Anyone (rockets)    R2    R2    R2    X    L2    L1    R2    L1    ↓    X
Gangs Everywhere    ←    →    →    →    ←    X    ↓    ↑        →
Gangs Only    L2    ↑    R1    R1    ←    R1    R1    R2    →    ↓
Pedestrians Armed    R2    R1    X    Δ    X    Δ    ↑    ↓
Pedestrians Riot    ↓    ←    ↑    ←    X    R2    R1    L2    L1
Pedestrians Hunt You    ↓    ↑    ↑    ↑    X    R2    R1    L2    L2
Elvis Everywhere!    L1    O    Δ    L1    L1        L2    ↑    ↓    ←
Driving & Traffic
2P Drive-By Mode    ↑    ↑        L2    →    X    R1    ↓    R2    O
CJ's Car is a Tank    L1    L2    L2    ↑    ↓    ↓    ↑    R1    R2    R2
Handling + L3 Hop    Δ    R1    R1    ←    R1    L1    R2    L1
Light Traffic (Just Cruise)    X    ↓    ↑    R2    ↓    Δ    L1    Δ    ←
Green Traffic Lights    →    R1    ↑    L2    L2    ←    R1    L1    R1    R1
Aggressive Traffic    R2    O    R1    L2    Left    R1    L1    R2    L2
Faster Cars    →    R1    ↑    L2    L2    ←    R1    L1    R1    R1
Cars Semi-Fly        ↓    L2    ↑    L1    O    ↑    X    ←
Flying Boats    R2    O    ↑    L1    →    R1    →    ↑        Δ
Collision: Fly AWay        R2    ↓    ↓    ←    ↓    ←    ←    L2    X
Invisible Cars    Δ    L1    Δ    R2        L1    L1
Pink Traffic    O    L1    ↓    L2    ←    X    R1    L1    →    O
Black Traffic    O    L2    ↑    R1    ←    X    R1    L1    ←    O
Traffic: Sporty    ↑    L1    R1    ↑    →    ↑    X    L2    X    L1
Traffic: Rural    Δ    ←        R2    ↑    L2    ↓    L1    X    L1    L1    L1
Traffic: Junky    L2    →    L1    ↑    X    L1    L2    R2    R1    L1    L1    L1
Theme: Beach    ↑    ↑    ↓    ↓        O    L1    R1    Δ    ↓
Theme: Carnival    Δ    Δ    L1            O        ↓    O
Theme: Fetish        →            L2    X    Δ    X    Δ
Theme: Rural    ←    →    →    ↓    ←    R1    R2        L1    L2    L1    L1
Theme: Yakuza    X    X    ↓    R2    L2    O    R1    O    
Theme: Chaos    L2    →    L1    Δ    →    →    R1    L1    →    L1    L1    L1
Fast Gameclock    O    O    L1        L1                L1    Δ    O    Δ
Speed Things Up    Δ    ↑    →    ↓    L2    L1    
Slow Things Down    Δ    ↑    →    ↓        R2    R1
Weather & Time
Stormy    R2    X    L1    L1    L2    L2    L2    O
Cloudy    L2    ↓    ↓    ←        ←    R2        X    R1    L1    L1
Overcast    R2    X    L1    L1    L2    L2    L2    
Foggy    R2    X    L1    L1    L2    L2    L2    X
Sunny    R2    X    L1    L1    L2    L2    L2    ↓
Night    R2    X    L1    L1    L2    L2    L2    Δ
Sandstorm    ↑    ↓    L1    L1    L2    L2    L1    L2    R1    R2
Auto Sunset (always 21:00)    ←    ←    L2    R1    →            L1    L2    X
Auto Midnight (always 0:00)        L1    R1    →    X    ↑    L1    ←    ←
Other Vehicles
Hotring Racer A    R1    O    R2    →    L1    L2    X    X        R1
Hotring Racer B    R2    L1    O    →    L1    R1    →    ↑    O    R2
Bloodring Banger    ↓    R1    O    L2    L2    X    R1    L1    ←    ←
Dozer    R2    L1    L1    →    →    ↑    ↑    X    L1    ←
Rancher    ↑    →    →    L1    →    ↑        L2
Romero    ↓    R2    ↓    R1    L2    ←    R1    L1    ←    →
Stretch    R2    ↑    L2    ←    ←    R1    L1    O    →
Tanker    R1    ↑    ←    →    R2    ↑    →        →    L2    L1    L1
Trashmaster    O    R1    O    R1    ←    ←    R1    L1    O    →
Caddy    O    L1    ↑    R1    L2    X    R1    L1    O    X
Wanted Level
Wanted Level: +2 Stars    R1    R1    O    R2    →    ←    →    ←    →    ←
Wanted Level: 6 Stars    O    →    O    →    ←        X    ↓
Wanted Level: Frozen    O    →    O    →    ←        Δ    ↑

The three weapon sets are:

1. Brass Knuckles, Baseball Bat, Colt. 45, Chrome Shotgun, Micro Uzi, AK-47, Country Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Molotov Cocktails, Spray Can

2. Knife, Desert Eagle, Sawn Off Shotgun, Tec-9, M4, Sniper Rifle, Flamethrower, Grenades, Fire Extinguisher

3. Chainsaw, Silenced Colt. 45, Riot Shotgun, MP5, M4, Heat Seeking Missiles, Satchel Charges

(21 comments | Leave a comment)


From: caralicious____
Date:April 27th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! Ps, your icon is amusing :)
From: now4ever
Date:April 27th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: now4ever
Date:April 27th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
Actually, the Never Wanted cheat has been decoded into button-y goodness:

Circle, Right, Circle, Right, Left, Square, Triangle, Up.

From gtasanandreas.net
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:April 28th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Actually, that's not the Never Wanted cheat. That's the Lock Wanted Level cheat. It doesn't get rid of stars you already have, and it just prevents you from getting any more stars. Not quite the same thing.
From: now4ever
Date:April 28th, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Same purpose. Good enough for me.
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:April 28th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's close. But there's rumored to be another one, although with an Erase Wanted Level and Lock Wanted Level cheat, I'm not sure why we would need another one. So maybe I just misread something along the way.
Date:January 17th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
that is the never wanted cheat, and the lock wanted stars cheat. to get the never wanted cheat you have to do it when you have NO wanted stars, to lock the wanted stars you have to do this cheat when you have some stars.
Date:March 9th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)


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From: gmo103101
Date:May 3rd, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
not bad but there are 91 codes include a blank cheat
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:May 3rd, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
Where are the other 10? Got a site with the ones I'm missing?
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:May 3rd, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
Hmm. We're both 22 and we both have "Jen" in our LJ interests. I'm pretty sure it's a different Jen, though. Heh.
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From: ancientline
Date:May 3rd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
I have the Hunter cheat somewhere
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:May 3rd, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
I just found 12 more cheats that I didn't have, bumping my total up to 93. I'll make sure none are duplicates before I update this entry.

Thanks, though!
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From: hauntedxhill
Date:May 12th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)

Missing Cheats

Infinite Ammo - L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Down, L1, L1, L1.

Never Wanted - Circle, Right, Circle, Right, Left, Square, Triangle, Up.

Spawn A Hunter - Circle, X, L1, Circle, Circle, L1, Circle, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1.

All Cars Have Nitrous - Left, Triangle, R1, L1, Up, Square, Triangle, Down, Circle, L2, L1, L1.

Please tell me if these codes are incorrect. I have used them many times myself, and it's probably just the fact that I'm very tired and my eyes can't be bothered to read.
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:May 12th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Missing Cheats

I have those four plus another 7-8 or so that are not on this list. As soon as I get around to confirming that they work and converting them to the HTML I'm using in this entry, I'll add them.

Date:April 10th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)

Re: Missing Cheats

your never wanted cheat is wrong it puts the wanted level up to 6 stars
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:April 10th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Missing Cheats

There are actually multiple codes for each cheat, and I must have another one that works so I never noticed this one was wrong. Thanks for pointing it out!
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)


I can't see any right left up or down charecters on this page. I can see the square and the triangles, but alll the directional charecters look like skinier squares. I guess I wonder why you didn't just spell everything out. The html charecters look nice but they are obvious prone to reader errors. Perhaps you could keep the page as is and have a link to an ASCI version?
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:May 16th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)

Re: v

I have a Microsoft Word version, but they use special characters too. Maybe I should just link to the codes on another web site...
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From: acidbluedragon
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Very nice... Odd how I can see all the images 'sept the square. But I can deal. All I have to do is remember that a empty space is a square.

Great collection. Found any more recently?
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From: ninjamonkeyspy
Date:September 20th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I need to update the code for the square, because all I get is a blank space now too. Must be an operating system thing.

And this is all of the codes. Some have variations that do the same thing, but it's all of them.
GTA San Andreas Button Codes (PS2) - Grand Theft Auto

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