Grand Theft Auto IV Cheats - PC
The Heart of Liberty City
Go to the Happiness island (when it is unlocked) and steal a helicopter. Fly over the Statue of Liberty, then jump out of the helicopter at the statue's feet. You should land on the topmost tier of the statue, which is basically a square platform with a door in the center of each side. Run around the platform until you see a door with a plaque on either side of it that reads, "No Hidden Content Here." It may seem like you cannot go through the door, but you can-- it doesn't open, you simply walk THROUGH the door. Inside, you'll find an empty room with a tall ladder. Climb it, and when you reach the top, look up; there is a gigantic beating heart, held in place by chains.
Go to the statue of liberty and walk up to the second level. Walk through the door (it doesn't swing open, just go through it) and the game will load for a second and you will walk out with a new t-shit with the statue of liberty on it.
Go to an ATM, then cause a traffic jam to the area. Wait for someone to take money from the ATM, then kill him or her. Make sure to block any nearby roads so the ambulance cannot get to the murdered victim. Take the money they dropped on the ground. Then, run a short distance away, and go back. The money should have respawned on the ground. You can repeat this as many times as desired. You can also kill more people taking their money from the ATM to increase the amount of money that respawns.
Repairing the engine
If the vehicle you are driving breaks down and the engine will not start, call 911, and your engine should start again.
By gaining friendship with the following people can benefit you in many ways.
Boom? (Call Packie for him to make you a car bomb) - Gain 75% friendship with Packie
Chopper Ride (He will pick you up in his helicopter) - Gain 70% Friendship with Brucie
Discount Guns (Buy weapons at a cheaper price from Lil Jacob) - Gain 60% friendship with Little Jacob
Extra Help (A car of gang members will be sent to help you out) - Gain 60% friendship with Dwayne
Free Ride (Call for a taxi) - Gain 60% friendship with Roman
Rastah Color Huntley SUV - Complete 10 Package Delivery missions.
Annihilator Helicopter - Kill all 200 Flying Rats.
Remove Ammo Limit - Get 100% completion.
Get any type of car and go to a large traffic jam. Use the horn to do the "Shave and a haircut" and stop, one of the many other cars should do the "two bits". You must listen carefully because it might be done by a pedestrian instead!
Swim through objects
When swimming into certain objects at certain places you can go through them.
Anime Scifi Central
Position Packie between the camera and Niko. Move until the camera is inside Packie and look at the center of his head to find a box with skulls.
Endless armored cars
There is a glitch in Aldeney at the intersection of Tudor and Port Tudor, close to the prison where you visit Gerald. You can find a total of nine armored trucks arriving back to back. Highjack one and then block the road. Another one will appear. Blow them up one by one. There is a total of about $1,100 on each truck, which is useful when just starting out and if you need money.
Launch up stairs
When walking or running up stairs, jump at the first step to skip or sometimes launch yourself up the stairs.
Get killed or somehow otherwise get to Schottler Medical Center. Enable the "Spawn Sanchez" code. Look at the inside of the hospital from the bottom of the stairs. Keep pressing A on the "Cheat" option of your cellphone until you see a Sanchez appear inside the hospital. Go up to it and get on the bike. Either all the walls will disappear, all the walls will have inverse colors, or everything will turn very bright white. No matter what, Niko will be invisible and so will your gun if you choose to fire it. The muzzle flash appears but the gun itself does not. You can get on and off the bike. Note: If you try to go outside the hospital you will become visible again.
Fall through ground
Take a large vehicle, such as an SUV, to Francis International Airport. Drive sideways under a moving plane so that the wheels are pushing into you. There is a good chance you and the car will drop below the world. After a few seconds you will respawn back on land with the car gone. Get to the part where you go into the subway about halfway through the mission "Your Shirt, Your Boots, Your Motorcycle". Stay to the left. When the subway car comes towards you, keep left and try to get in-between the wall and the subway car. Doing this will drop you into "blue hell" for a few of seconds before popping you back up. Go to "Fishmarket South" (where you do one mission for Bernie). Find the Anchor statue near the sea. Go towards the water and over the little dock into the water. Swim to the right (south) until you see a wooden "pier" against the wall. It should have square gaps that you can hop in through. Jump through the one to the far right (the first one you swim past) and move towards the wall. You will fall down into "blue hell".
Swim under city
Go to the north part of the map, just northwest of Butterfly Street in Bohan. Once there, get down to the outskirts of the land and walk towards the corner between the brick wall and the cliff. You can walk through the invisible wall. Lookup towards the city to see the city from below. You can also continue onwards and swim under the city.
Weapons: Carbine rifle
Use a helicopter or boat, or simply swim to reach Happiness Island. Go inside the first door of the Statue Of Happiness. There will be a security guard with a carbine rifle. Kill him with your pistol and take the rifle.
Weapons: Desert Eagle
To get the Desert Eagle before you can buy it, kill the gun salesman in Broker that has it equipped and take it from him.
Weapons: M-4 assault rifle
Go to the Easton area on Algonquin. At the Grand Easton Terminal, go up the stairs in front. Keep going around that floor until you see a small pond. Move past it until you see a turn going left. Go to the left to get in between a tall building and a smaller one. At the end of the passageway is a dead end. Turn and you will see a glowing orange garbage can. Behind it is an M-4 assault rifle.
You can get the good shotgun early in the game by simply going to the strip club. On the way out, there is a manager's office that you can enter. There is a large Remington shotgun on the floor you can take.
Weapons: Shotgun ammunition
Enter a police cruiser to automatically get five shotgun shells.
Weapons: Get full pistol and shotgun early
The following is an easy way to start the game with full pistol and shotgun ammo. Unlock the ability to save by sleeping on the bed in Roman's home. Getting the knife is also helpful. Go outside Roman's home and kill a few people. The police will appear. Kill a police officer. He will drop his gun. Take it then immediately run into Roman's home and sleep on the bed. You can choose to save the game if desired. When you wake up, your wanted level will be down, and you will still have the pistol. Go back outside and kill more pedestrians. When the cops appear, run up the stairs. Turn around at the top of the stairs and face the door going outside of Roman's home. The cops will come through that door and you can just pick them off with your new pistol. Watch your health and do not worry about picking up the guns. If your health gets low you can sleep on the bed. Wake up, and when you go outside there will be lots of weapons. The shotgun will take longer because not every cop uses it. However if you enter the police cars that have been abandoned outside the apartments you can easily get five shells for the shotgun for each different car you enter.
To unlock the ski mask so you can have it on at anytime, successfully complete the "Three Leaf Clover" mission. It then becomes selectable as a hat in your wardrobe.
Brucie on "Money Maker" Magazine
Zoom in on the magazine in Playboy X's penthouse coffee table. You will recognize Brucie on the cover of "Money Maker" magazine with the subtitle "How To Spend It Wisely".
There is a purple dildo sticking out a pile of trash under the stairs by Salvatore's mansion.
Random Character Missions
There are a total of 22 total random character missions. All except Jeff, Cherise, Ivan and Clarence count towards 100% completion. There are six on the first island (three for Brian, and one each for Mel, Ilyena, and Badman), twelve on the second island (three for Jeff, two each for Marnie, Sara, and Pathos, and one each for Hossan, Clarence, and Cherise), and four on the third island (two for Eddie Low, and one each for Gracie and Ivan). Note: The missions for Ivan, Clarence and Cherise are only available if you allow them to live during the storyline missions. The random characters only appear after the following missions.
Brian - It's Your Call
Badman - Shadow
Mel - Escuela Of The Streets
Ilyena - The Puerto Rican Connection
Hossan - The Puerto Rican Connection
Sara - The Puerto Rican Connection
Pathos - The Puerto Rican Connection
Jeff - Photo X
Cherise - The Holland Play
Marnie - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Eddie Low - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Ivan - Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Gracie - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
Clarence - Blood Brothers
The missions can be picked up at the following locations. If a person has multiple missions, you must wait at least one or two days before trying to find them again.
Brian 1 - Close to Roman's taxi cab stand.
Brian 2 - Near Vlad's bar.
Brian 3 - Middle left on the map, off Munsee Ave. and Dillon.
Badman - Top center of the map off Morris Dr.
Mel - Near Vlad's bar on Iroquois.
Ilyena - Firefly Island on the bottom of the map, near the park.
Hossan - Off Garnet St.
Sara 1 - At night near Hossan spot on Feldspar.
Sara 2 - At night near the Broker Bridge.
Pathos 1 - Middle of the map, off Burlesque and near Lorimar.
Pathos 2 - Near the previous location, except off Manganese and Denver-Exeter.
Jeff 1 - Near Bismarck and Uranium.
Jeff 2 - Will call you on the phone near Bismarck and Topaz.
Jeff 3 - Denver and Feldspar.
Cherise - Exeter and Wardite.
Marnie 1 - Diamond and Liberty.
Marnie 2 - Union Drive and Quartz.
Clarence - Astoria and Vauxit near Jeff's first encounter.
Eddie Low 1 - Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. at Panhandle and Lockoqski.
Eddie Low 2 - Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. at Aspdin and Cockerell.
Ivan - Near Farnsworth and Fleming area.
Gracie - Near Babbage Dr.
Lola the lollypop girl
Lola is a prostitute in the game. She can be found near the docks.
Walk in the darkest parts of the subway and you might find someone called "Ratman". When you get close to him he will say said he is Ratman but will then run very fast down the subway. You will not be able to catch up with him.
You can find a stroller abandoned on a sandy hillside just southwest of Francis International Airport.
Visit your kidnapping victim again
While driving through southern Alderny soon after completing Garry's kidnapping missions you my noticed a blip on the radar. Drive to the small house and you will see the mob daughter who screams and calls for help. Her father and several gangsters will appear and attack you.
Hospital sex poster
There is a funny hospital poster in the north Alderney hospital on Long John avenue. You will go inside the hospital for a mission. On the left hand side when you walk in, read the Sex poster. It may help if you use your camera or a sniper rifle to zoom in.
Notice during the game that the radio, television and Internet talk mention a serial killer. You can meet him in an alley close to the Auto Eroticar dealership in Alderney. When you get close to the alley a circle called "friend" appears. He asks you for a ride. You can hear all the crazy things he has to say.
Fast taxi travel
To avoid wasting time driving all the way across the city, call a taxi. They will take you to your destination for your mission, stores, safehouses, or even a waypoint marker. You can skip through the taxi ride, allowing you to travel across the entire city in about ten seconds. This can also be done during missions.
Free taxi ride
Get in a taxi. Do not skip the ride after choosing your destination. Before reaching destination, hold [Fire] to start shooting. The driver will abandon the taxi, and your ride will be free.
Calling emergency vehicles
Dial "911" on your cellphone. You will reach a voice menu that will allow you to call the police by dialing "1", an ambulance by dialing "2", or a fire truck by dialing "3". Select the vehicle of your choice and wait for them to arrive. The will stop and look around for the emergency, allowing you to easily steal their vehicle.
Shoot fire truck water cannon
Steal a fire truck. Press [Shoot] while driving it to fire the water cannon at the pedestrians.
Self-healing fire truck
If your fire truck catches on fire, use its water cannon to put out the flames and prevent it from exploding.
Change police siren
Get in a police car and turn on your sirens. Hold [Horn] and it will cycle through alternate siren sounds until released.
Hold [Accelerate] + [Brake] to do a burnout. If you keep doing this, the smoke will change color and eventually your tires will burst.
Gain some speed in a car and hold [Handbrake] until you have completed a full 180. Just before you complete the 180, release [Handbrake] and hold [Brake], which will spin you the next 180 degrees. Obviously you will end up facing the direction you were before the attempt. However, some vehicles cannot do this. Also with some vehicles holding [Brake] will spin you back the way you came while using the handbrake, resulting in back-to-back 180s.
Get in a boat and search along the water between Alderny and Industrial island to find a tug boat parked in front of two barges. Get near it, then jump on it and press [Enter Vehicle] to steal it.
Ice cream truck music
When you steal an ice cream van, switch on the music. It will change speed depending on how fast you are traveling. If you reverse, so will the music.
Staying on trucks
Once you jump on a truck keep tapping the [Jump] and Niko will stay on. Note this does not work all the time, and if he falls he loses a small amount of health.
When in a helicopter, preferably the police one, enable a code to spawn a car. The car will either float in the air motionless, fall at high speeds, or hit your rotor and spin off.
Avoid paying tolls
Use any emergency vehicle, turn on the sirens, and drive through the toll booth at any speed. The booth attendant will open the gate and you will have saved $5.
Ride a motorcycle to the side of the pay toll wall. You will not pay a toll if you can drive through the small gap on the sides.
When in a car or a motorcycle, drive up to toll booth. Stay on the far side of the booth. Niko will stick his arm out, but not put money in the basket. The gate will still open.
Honking traffic jam
Drive up to an intersection and start honking your horn. Other cars will join in the fun and honk as well. Get close to a police car and honk your horn. They will run their siren to honk with you.
When stopped in a car in a large traffic jam, tap out the rhythm of the musical phrase "Shave and a haircut" on your horn. Another car in the traffic jam will answer it with the standard two beep "two bits" response.
Steal a luxury car with a GPS with a female voice. She sometimes makes the "bing bong" notification sound herself while giving directions. For example, "At 100 yards, turn left." At the junction, she would say "bing bong" instead of an actual beep.
License plate messages
Certain vehicles have funny notes on their license plates cover or broder. For instance the "Ruiner" 1980's Camaro clone has the saying "Ruining Imports Since '67".
If your vehicle breaks down and cannot start, call 911. Your engine should start again.
Keeping more cars
At the start of the game it would appear that you can only save two cars parked in the "Residents Parking Only" parking spaces in front of your safe house. However if you can find other "Residents Parking Only" places around the city, you can also save cars there even if you do not have a safe house at those locations yet.