Some cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto on PlayStation 3 include right, X, right, left, right, R1, right, left, X, triangle for invincibility; circle, L1, triangle, R2, X, square, circle, right, square, L1(3) for full health and armor; and triangle, R2, left, L1, X, right, triangle, down, square, L1(3) for weapons and extra ammo. Other codes include R1(2), circle, R2, right, left, right, left, right, left for lowering wanted level and X(2), square, R1, L1, X, right, left, X for recharging special ability.
A gamer must press the cheat codes relatively quickly on the gamepad for them to work. Using the D-pad to enter the directional commands, such as left and right, helps to enter the codes quickly. Each cheat code has a unique pattern, and the gamer must follow it accurately to execute the required function. A confirmation appears above the map to indicate the execution of the commands.
However, gamers must be aware that using cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto disables trophies. Additionally, the cheat codes cannot be saved on PlayStation 3 and players must enter them manually every time they want to use the codes. It is advisable first to save a game before using cheat codes during a game.