Grand Theft Auto Vice City Cheats for More Money
By Ryan Spaulding
Updated September 22, 2017
Developer Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game series has left a path of bloody destruction in its wake, and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" takes this violent formula and puts it in a "Miami Vice" meets "Scarface" story and environment. Some of the elements that makes "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" fun is the use of money as a driving point in the gameplay and the ability to use cheats to get more money.
Released in October 2002 for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and in 2003 for the Xbox and PC, "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" combines the excitement and variety of racing games with the brutality of shooting games and puts it in an open-world setting. The story follows Tommy Vercetti and his rise to establish his dominance in the world of organized crime by taking control of Vice City. To become Vice City's kingpin of crime, Tommy has to take out rival drug dealers and crime bosses and make money.
"Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" allows cheats if you need a little help, whether it be for some much-needed ammo, a better car or a quick fix for their money troubles. Getting more money whenever you want is a huge benefit because money allows you to buy things in-game that will help you advance. Because you can keep track of your earnings in the right-hand corner of the screen, you know what weapons/ammo you can afford before a mission, buy food to regain health or purchase properties to help save your game.
One of the best ways to make a lot of cash in a hurry is by running down pedestrians with a car, then getting out and taking the money they've dropped. This method allows you to gain a lot of kills without putting yourself in serious danger or wasting ammo, but the bigger the spree, the more cops will come to stop you. The Lower Wanted Level cheat gets the cops off your back and allows you to continue your rampage. Enter this cheat during gameplay for the PS2: "R1," "R1," "Circle," "R2," "Up," "Down," "Up," "Down," "Up," "Down." For the Xbox, press "Right Trigger," "Right Trigger," "B," "Black," "Up," "Down," "Up," "Down," "Up," "Down." For the PC, type "LEAVEMEALONE."
Another way you can gain quick cash is to gain control of the Starfish Island mansion, which will give you an infinite amount of thugs to work for you. You can kill them as much as you want, and take the money they drop without the fear of them fighting back.
Money is everywhere in Vice City, but an obvious place to look is a bank. You can rob the El Banco Corrupto after you finish The Job mission. Walk into the bank, turn right and walk up the stairs to the manager's office. This is where you'll find some of the money, and the rest can be found in the right side of the room that has an elevator. Note that this will raise your Wanted Level, so use the Lower Wanted Level cheat to keep yourself out of harm.
Ryan Spaulding is a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in film and video production and an associate's in journalism. He was a writer and editor for Alpena Community College's monthly newspaper, The Lumberjack. He has also been published in The Alpena News, a daily newspaper.