GTA games offer cheat codes for players who are bored and wish to cause maximum carnage on the streets, and for those who are simply too lazy to play the game properly. Cheats are activated by entering specific combinations of buttons on the controller, or by keying in words or phrases in the case of PC versions. In Grand Theft Auto IV, cheats were activated by dialling phone numbers on Niko's cell phone.
Cheats generally make the game easier to play, for example by restoring Michael/Trevor/Franklin's health, by supplying ammunition, or by removing police wanted levels. However, some cheats have interesting or unusual effects, and such cheats are added for comedic purposes, or to make the gameplay more exciting.
Below you will find details of every cheat available in Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. All cheats should be entered during normal gameplay in single player mode. Once a cheat is entered, a message appears above the mini-map to indicate that the cheat is activated. Cheats can be deactivated by re-entering the code.