Driver Cheats - PlayStation
Easy code entry
After beating the checklist at the beginning of the
game, save the game to make starting new games easier. Also save
the game at the very end, before the ending sequence starts. Then,
load that game, advance past the FMV sequences, and the codes
will already be enabled.
While the police is chasing your car from behind, slam
the brakes, wait for him to run into your car, then slam the car
in reverse. If done correctly, the policeman will say that he
lost you. Hit the gas to complete an easy getaway.
Another getaway technique that does not expend as much energy
as ramming is to use the surrounding traffic. Gently tap the cars
toward the direction that your car is travelling. The cops will
follow and most often ram the traffic car instead of your car.
The police AI is relatively dumb. Try "hiding" behind
a light pole and watch the cops wrap themselves around it. Also,
find a wall and try and get it between your car and the police.
If you have the skills, turning into an alleyway quickly can also
shake off a pursuit. Weaving through traffic generally does not
work unless you skin the other cars. For some reason, the police
tend to run into stopped cars a lot more frequently. Also, the
police barricade cars will remain still if they are not touched.
If you can pass through the middle, any police cars that are following
will usually hit the barricade, causing one large pile-up.
When pursued by the police, take your vehicle up onto a footpath
and stay on it for approximately five to ten seconds. The police
will turn around to go in another direction and say they have
lost you. This will even work when the police are right on your
In San Francisco, enable the "Invincible" code, then
locate the ramps. After the police are on your tail, get to top
speed, ramp, and turn sharply. If done correctly, the police will
fly over your car at the speed and direction that you were travelling.
A good way to hide from police in San Francisco is to go up to
the trolley. If the cops are on one side of it, drive on the other
side of the trolly at the same speed. When you get near a turn,
go down that road then go down the next road. If done correctly,
the cops should not be chasing you anymore.
Begin game play in Miami in survival mode. As the level begins,
veer off to the left and drive between the light pole and building.
If you look behind your car, two police cars should collide into
each other, giving you an extra chance to get more distance from
When you are wanted and you see a cop in front of you, drive up
behind him. He will see you in his rear-view mirror and turn around
to try to get you. If timed correctly, you can try to get the
cop to crash into a tree or obstacle to get a great opportunity
to get away.
When being chased by the cops and there is a car in the right
lane, pull off on the right side of the car on to the sidewalk
or the shoulder. The cop should follow you and smash into a street
light or hit the car, allowing you to escape.
If you are being chased by the cops, try not to go on to grassy
areas because your steering and acceleration are much worse. This
makes it a lot harder to escape, especially if chased by more
than one cop.
There is a certain way to bump into other cars to slow down the
cops. If you are on the left side of the car, lightly tap the
left tail light of the car. If on the right, lightly tap the right
tail light. If done correctly, the car will spin sideways, making
it easier for you to escape the cops.
When being chased by the cops and you want to make a turn, do
not turn at the intersection. Instead, drive a little past it
on the wrong side of the road. Then, turn towards the curb separating
the roads and do a 180 spin and get on the other side of the road.
The cops should drive right past you. You can now make your turn
and gain a larger head start to escape.
When being chased by the cops and a hill-ramp type of objects
appears, drive right up to it until you reach the top. Slowly
go down it. The cop will chase you and go flying over you, causing
major damage or even flipping his car. If the cop is still alive,
back up and do the same thing in reverse. Repeat these step until
the police unit is destroyed.
While playing in Miami in survival mode, turn left immediately
when you start. Turn until you see a building and a pole. Drive
directly between the building and the pole. If done correctly,
two cops should slam into each other, allowing you to have an
Drive to a hill that you can jump pretty far going your average
speed (86 to 87 mph). Slow down so you do not jump. Do a 180 and
hide behind the hill. If done correctly , your pursuers will jump
right over you and get very far behind.
Play in Miami and go to a bridge with a cop on your tail. Jump
over the bride and the cop will go flying.
When you are pursued and see a police barrier, drive on the footpath
or grass. They only block off roads, and if timed correctly, the
other police in pursuit will smash into it.
Losing the tail on "Getaway"
Choose San Francisco and travel straight until you
get to the end of the street, then make a left. There should be
tracks in the middle of the street. Go on the right hand side
of the tracks and stop your car when the streetcar appears. The
streetcar should hit your car and push it along the street. The
police will keep crashing into the streetcar until their car wrecks.
if the streetcar bumps you out of the way, chase it and try to
get in front of it. Note: In order for this to work, you must
travel at top speed until you get to the tracks.
One bothersome feature about the game are the brakes,
Once you hit the brakes and come to a complete stop, you go in
reverse and do not stop fast enough. This is bad if there is a
cop chasing you, or if you need to make a quick stop in an intersection.
To brake effectively, without going into reverse, hold [Square]
+ [Triangle]. Your car will come to a quick stop, and the
reverse light will only come on briefly.
Flip your car
To make your car do a flip, find a cop car on its side.
Get some distance and ram into the bottom part of the car. If
done correctly, your car will flip very high in the air.
Enable the "Stilts" code. Go on any hill
and hit the bottom of it to do a wheelie.
Avoiding flips when on stilts
When the "Stilts" code is enabled, be careful
when turning. One quick or sharp turn can flip your car on its
side, making it impossible to continue on a mission. Take a nice,
slow, steady turns to avoid this.
Press both the side view buttons at the same time.
This is helpful to see where you need to move to make a pursuing
cop hit an object.
To do an easy 360 press, hold [Circle] then while
your car tires are still smoking. Hold [Left] or [Right]
to avoid a police barricade. Try to swerve around them, then head
quickly to the other side. If done correctly, the police cars
should wreck themselves and stop following you.
Come to a complete, then hold [Triangle] + [Square]
to hear a different sound from your car.
Statue Of Liberty
Drive along the Hudson River in New York. Make sure
river is on the right side of your car. When you get to the end,
where it becomes a corner, press [R2] to look to the right
over the water to see the Statue Of Liberty.
Go to the north-eastern most part of San Francisco,
along the bay. Look on the map to the north in the bay for Alcatraz
After starting the game, ram the back of your car into
a building, or better yet, other vehicles. Make sure only the
back of the car is damaged. Do this until the back is very smashed
up. If the damage bar turns any other color but green, then it
was not done correctly. Doing this will increase handling greatly.
Its very useful for getting out of tough situations, getting away
from the law, or making a last minute turn.
Another way to improve the handling is to enter the game options
and turn off "Auto Handbrake" ever time the game is
played. That option always turns back on after the game is quit.
Turning off the option makes the car actually handles like a real
Easy times in San Francisco survival
Get major air in Miami
Enable the "Stilts" cheat. Go to Miami in
take a ride mode. Drive straight on the highway where you start.
Pass the billboard that says "No thanks just milk" on
your left. Turn right on the street after the billboard. Go straight
on that street, and at the intersection there will be a hill.
Hit it with great speed and you will get major air. Note: Also
enable the "Immunity" and "No Police" cheats
to make it easier.
Enable the "Stilts" cheat. Go to Miami and keep going
north until you see a bridge. Go back a bit to get speed, then
gun it to jump the bridge.
Improved times in survival mode
Use anything possible as a barricade. The police AI
is "dumb" and will hit anything or do almost anything
to get to your car. You can hide behind other cars and lamp posts.
Objects such as pay phones and parking meters do not work since
cars can drive through them. Try swerving in and out of traffic
and stop near or in front of cars and lamp posts. Driving close
to traffic or on the "sidewalks" can also be effective
if done correctly. Try not to use the "Burn Out" button
because it can spin your car out of control after a hit by police
cars, making it an easy target to be hit and "wrecked".
Police in replay
Enable the "No police" code and drive around.
Select the replay option after crashing or exiting to see what
would have happened if the police were active.
Do not get hurt by police or cars
Play the game in carnage mode. Then, use the film director
and direct a film of your carnage game. Save the replay. Go to
car chases and watch the saved replay. Then, go to take a drive,
undercover, or another mod and the police and cars will not hurt
you. Walls are still dangerous. If you exit the game, watch the
saved replay again and it will be turned back on.