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.
Wrecking a police car
To wreck a single police car, slow down and then stop.
When he slows down, back up into him. This will do some damage
to your car, but it will quickly destroy the pursuing police car.
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.
When being chased by the police, and they have formed
a roadblock, you do not have to smash through it. Drive up on
to the sidewalk, avoiding any street lights or solid objects.
After you have done this, pull back in to the center lane. If
done correctly, the police will keep chasing you until they all
smash into the roadblock, causing a large traffic jam. Keep in
mind that once a police car in the roadblock is hit, it will begin
to chase you. However, you will have a large head start, and almost
any other car on the road will get smashed from the police cars
that were chasing you. Note: This only works about three times
during a chase.
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.
Press [L1] when turning a corner to turn the wheels
sharper. Also try it while looking from the side of the car.
Alternately, when turning press [Triangle].
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.
Fly in the sky
Go just next to an edge with a cop on your tail. Wait
at the edge and he will hit you send you flying high in the sky
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.
When pressing [Select] you can change your camera
view. Press [Select] once and it changes to a first person
view. Press [Select] again and it changes to distant view.
Press [Select] a third time and it goes to a behind the
car view. However, after pressing [Select] twice hold it
and a new view will appear. The new view will only show a close-up
view behind the trunk of the car.
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.
Driving conditions on the grass are the same conditions
as when it is raining.
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
Completing the parking garage level
First, burnout and hold [X] when your tires stop
smoking. Just before you hit the wall, use the handbrake and regular
brakes simultaneously. This takes care of burnout, speed test,
handbrake, and brake test. Do a reverse 180 from there, and then
a regular 180. Now do a 360. You should be facing the pillars.
Weave in and out of them to do a slalom. Now, just do a lap around
the parking garage without hitting anything, and you are done.
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
This trick is difficult, but well worth the effort.
After starting, go straight to reach two roads, to the left and
right. Follow the road to the right, but stop when reaching the
middle of the first hill. If done correctly, the police will ramp
off the hill and over your car. Go to the top of the hill, a little
from the edge and once again, stop. If done correctly, the police
will once again ramp off the hill and land somewhere behind your
car. Keep repeating this and eventually the police will all land
on their sides or tops. If you keep all the fallen police cars
within a certain range, then no more units will appear. You can
just wait there as long as desired and score impossible times.
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.
Knock out street light in Miami
Note: This will only work for the single bulb sidewalk
lights. Drive very fast and hit the light.
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".
Enable either the "Stilts" or "Rear
Wheel Steering" codes, Select one of the training modes to
see a crazy demo.
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.
Get destroyed in replay while invincible
Enable the "Invincibility" code, then play
a mission or take a drive. Intentionally get a lot of damage while
playing, then at the end of your mission or drive, go to "Film
Director". The replay will show your car being destroyed
at the point it normally would have, as if the invincibility code
were not 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.
Driving on the sidewalks
You can drive on the sidewalks regardless of what the
manual states. Just drive slowly and do not hit any signs, cars,
or other objects.
Driving over benches and small pillars
Enable the "Stilts" code to drive over the
benches and parking pillars. The police will just hit them.
Jump on cars
You can jump on cars by lining them up on a hill in
San Francisco. Go down the hill, then jump on them. This results
in a trampoline effect, sending you flying into the air.
World Trade Center view in New York
At the beginning of Take A Ride mode in New York, you
can easily see the twin towers of the World Trade Center. You
can drive around them and even view the sphere in the middle of
Hit the roof in San Francisco
Enable the "Stilts" code. When you start
in San Francisco, go down two streets and then take a left. Go
down that street until you get the multiple level garage. Go inside,
and if you are going fast enough you will hit the roof easily
and land on your back.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Enable the "Invincibility" code. Choose Take
A Ride mode, then select San Francisco and pick "Day".
When you start, turn the other way. At the first intersection,
make a left turn. Keep going straight until you reach a three
way intersection (with no north direction). Make a right turn
and keep going straight. You will eventually cross the Golden
Flipping on stilts
In San Francisco, drive straight on your left and you
will see something that resembles a backwards "J". Go
up to it and you will see a parking garage. Go inside and there
will be ramps. Floor it and you will bounce off and do a flip.
Note: This requires skill and a few attempts.
Drive into Madison Square Garden
Find the ticket office and drive on either side of
it. This will take you into the building -- you can drive around
the inside of it. To get out, find one of the two entrances and
Avoid police chases
Drive like you are one of the city cars and the police
will not follow you unless you hit a car or building.
When you are being chased by a cop and are close to a hill, try
braking and it should send them flying.
If you are being chased by a cop, zigzag through traffic. If you
are skillful enough, you should have no problem losing the police.
Also drive behind a light pole, and the cops will run into it
while trying to get to you.
When being chased by cops, pass other cars very closely. Do the
same with lamp posts and trees. The cops are likely to hit the
car, lamp post, or other object that you passed. This will either
wreck them or slow them down.
Glitch: Leave the screen
Go to the warehouses in San Francisco and find the
sidewalk that leads a black screen. The police will not chase
Enable the "Stilts" code and begin game play in San
Francisco. Go to the car park and drive full speed over the ramp
to leave the game area.
In Miami, do not turn and keep going straight until reaching the
next town. Go three streets, then take a left. Go over the bridge
and get a cop to follow you. Go back over the bridge and keep
driving in until you have turn left or right. At the last moment,
take a left and slide into the wall with your car being sideways.
Allow the cop to hit you on your side and you will go out of the
screen. Note: This might take a few attempts.
Glitch: Get knocked on roof
When in New York on the last mission, where you have
to rescue the President, drive until you find a secret agent.
Do a 360º turn and the agent should hit you right in the
front of your car and flip it on the roof. If that does not work,
just let the secret agents gang up on you and they will hit you
on the roof.
Glitch: Floating barrels
Go to any level with barrels. Carefully knock them
over, one by one. If done correctly, by hitting the bottom barrels
the top ones should float.
Glitch: Float on water
Go to Miami and allow the cops to chase you. Go to
an edge, let the cop hit you into the water, and you will not
sink. Note: This takes practice.
Get the cops to chase you, go up against a wall, just as if you
are parking. Have an angry cop smash your car. Sometimes you will
go beyond the barrier and be able to drive below the bridge and
over water. This is best done in survival mode. Note: Sometimes
your car will just go airborne and "fly away".
Glitch: Drive through walls
If a cop hits just right in Miami, you will go through
the wall. Note: This does not work with all walls.
In Miami, go straight all the way over the long bridge. Go to
the opposite side of every building. You can drive straight into
one of the walls just beside the Family Food Centers.
In San Francisco, find a building that pops out from the building
next to it. This, of course, creates a corner. At full speed,
still on the street with the building ahead, steer toward it.
Ram the corner where the two buildings meet. You have got to hit
it exactly to pass through the walls and drive out of bounds in
the red area of the map.
Go past the Golden Gate bridge in the San Francisco level with
the "No Police" and "Invincibility" codes
enabled. When you get past the bridge, the mini-map will show
what looks like a loop. You have to turn onto the first left.
You should now be going down a hill. At the bottom, you have to
make a car crash so it is not running anymore. Move the car into
the corner at the bottom of the hill. Start backing up the hill,
but do not go too far or the car will disappear. After you hit
the car it will go flying through the wall.
Start a game in take a ride mode in San Francisco. Drive straight
and on the map you will see the parking garage. Get the police
to chase you into the right entrance of the garage. As you are
entering, go full speed and make sure the cop is on your tail.
When you hit the ramp, the cop car will give you a push. If done
correctly, you will go through the wall. You will then be on the
inside of a limited area. Note: This may require several attempts.
When on the other side of the wall, do not go inside the garage
building again (from the other side), as you will get stuck with
no way out.
In Los Angeles, drive to LAX. Make sure that your felony is full
and damage is off. Once at LAX, drive to the wall that separates
the two runways. Park directly parallel and touching it. A cop
should hit you hard from the side and knock you through the wall.
This is the easiest place in the game to get knocked outside of
a city. Be careful, as it is very easy to flip once outside of
the city limits, especially along side the freeway.
In Los Angeles, take the long freeway past LAX until you reach
the end corner, next to the Ocean. Take the turn and there will
be the freeway continuing along the ocean and another road parallel
to it on your right. Take the road on the right that runs along
the cliff. Drive down the road and look for a grassy area with
a restaurant type building in it. This in between two buildings.
Go behind the restaurant and drive straight. You will go through
the wall and into the city "Block".
In Los Angeles, drive to LAX in take a ride mode. The first building
you will see is yellow and orange with two parts that stick out.
You can drive through the left part that sticks out.
There are a few locations that allow you to travel through objects.
One is in the part that you start in take a ride mode. To get
there, turn right at the first stop light, then turn left when
you get to the next stop light. Go straight for a few seconds.
When you get to the second to the last block, about half way down
is a place that is narrow, and in between two walls that stick
out further than it does. There are also people sitting at the
tables to the right of this location. You should be able to just
drive right through it. Another location like this is at the Marina,
where the trees are located. The first part of the trees that
starts to stick out to the right is the place. With this location,
you must have the police ram you through. When you are driving
on the water, there may be some spots that are higher than others
which can flip your car over.
Start game play in Miami in take a ride mode and go straight down
the road on which the game begins. Drive along the highway to
the next town. Note: You must have your felony meter full. When
you get there, keep going until you see the trees. Park your car
in the grass, parallel with the trees, then intentionally allow
the police to ram you through. Be careful, as some of the spots
in the water will flip your car.
Go to the take a ride option at the main menu and go to Miami.
Drive straight and make a right turn at the third stoplight. Go
straight to the end, all the way to the wall, then make a left
turn at the wall on the sand. Drive straight and hit the wall
in front of you. Keep trying if this does not work the first time.
Once you get through the wall, you will have to back up slightly
and turn hard to the right. Then, you will have to turn hard to
the left and keep driving straight. Be careful, as it is easy
to flip in the water. Enable the "No Police", "Stilts",
and "Invincibility" codes to help.
When in New York on the last mission, where you have to rescue
the President, drive north in your Cadillac. A group of secret
agents will be soon be after you. Allow them chase you and go
into a corner. If done correctly, when they hit you will go right
through the wall.
Drive to Bal Harbor in Miami. Go to the third street from the
south of Bal Harbour. The street has a bridge. Go down the street
towards the bridge and turn into the gap in the buildings on the
right. Line your car up with the wall and reverse into the small
wall behind you. If done correctly, your car will go through the
wall. You can get out the same way.
Select Survival mode and choose New York. When you start, turn
left then take a right. Drive straight until you see a building
then slowly take a right. Stop where you see a triangle corner,
then drive straight into it. While going straight, turn slightly
left and you will get inside. If you land on your wheels you can
drive. To get out, go to where you came in then turn slightly
Glitch: Los Angeles: Parking garage
In Los Angeles, there is a four-level parking garage
in the center-west portion of the map. When you visit, cars at
this location fall from the ceiling and drive through walls, while
all the cars outside are frozen, including the police. Pedestrians
will still walk the ghostly streets.
Glitch: Los Angeles: Indoor rain
If it is raining, go into a garage (house) or the gang's
HQ. It should be raining inside the building. This also works
in undercover mode.
Glitch: Miami: Stuck in garage
Go to your left at the beginning and turn right. Keep
going north until the start of the bridge. Turn left, and if a
road is not there, turn left again and go to the next road. Turn
right, then left and left again. Go right. Keep driving until
you get to downtown. Then, keep going south of the highway when
it says "Coral Gabels". In your mini-map, you will see
two blocks on the upper-right. Let a cop chase you, then in the
two squares, in the middle there is a line. Drive there. Find
the house with a garage (next to it a large long house). Get inside
the garage and stay there. The garage will open and shut three
or four times. It will then stay closed and you will be stuck;
the cops will not get you. Note: Activate the "Invincible"
code but do not enable "Immunity from police".
Glitch: Replay cheats
Use this glitch instead of entering the codes each
time you play the game. Enable the codes you want activated. Then,
do a race on any level. Save the replay. You can also reset the
system if desired. When the main menu appears, select "Car
Chases," then "Load Film Replay." Load the replay
you saved with all the cheats, and watch the entire sequence.
Next, exit the editor and return to the main menu. Select "Take
a Ride" and choose your level. After the level loads, you
should have all the cheats you entered on your replay.