During the course of playing this game, you may sometimes be tempted to use cheats to gain an advantage, or to get out of a sticky situation. In effect, this is blatant cheating, but just the fact that these game cheats have been created means that the creators of the game are willing to accept that there will be some stages in the game that will be impossible to complete without them.
If you are playing the game on your Sony PlayStation 2 console, then you will require these cheats at some point or the other. You must refrain from using them too often, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. The problem with cheat codes for video games is that once we know them, we tend to use them far too liberally. This can ruin the purpose and the experience of the game completely.
About the Game
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA: SA) is an action-adventure game that has been developed in a sandbox-style by Rockstar North developers. It is one of the most easily recognizable and widely purchased games in the world. You play the role of Carl Johnson (CJ) who returns to his hometown that is ravaged by gangs and criminals, and sets out on a set of missions and tasks in order to complete a personal vendetta. The gameplay is very enjoyable, and you are required to carry out a plethora of illegal tasks in order to improve your reputation and standing.
Out of all the game titles available for the PS2, GTA San Andreas is game that has sold the most copies throughout the world. Moreover, the GTA series has become synonymous with violent video games, and has become a huge money making franchise in itself.
Here are some of the most well-known cheat codes for GTA San Andreas on the PS2. The controller of the PS2 has the 4 direction buttons (up, down, left, right), 4 control buttons on the right side (cross, circle, triangle, square), 2 buttons on the top left corner (L1 and L2), and 2 buttons on the top right corner (R1 and R2).
|Full health, armor, $250,000||R1 R2 L1 X Left Down Right Up Left Down Right Up|
|Aggressive drivers||Right R2 Up Up R2 Circle Square R2 L1 Right Down L1|
|Aggressive traffic||R2 Circle R1 L2 Left R1 L1 R2 L2|
|All pedestrians are Elvis||L1 Circle Triangle L1 L1 Square L2 Up Down Left|
|All taxis get Nitro||Up X Triangle X Triangle X Square R2 Right|
|All traffic lights stay green||Right R1 Up L2 L2 Left R1 L1 R1 R1|
|All vehicles invisible||Triangle L1 Triangle R2 Square L1 L1|
|Always midnight||Square L1 R1 Right X Up L1 Left Left|
|Adrenaline mode||X X Square R1 L1 X Down Left X|
|Cars float away when hit||Square R2 Down Down Left Down Left Left L2 X|
|Cars fly||Square Down L2 Up L1 Circle Up X Left|
|Cars on water||Right R2 Circle R1 L2 Square R1 R2|
|Chaos mode||L2 Right L1 Triangle Right Right R1 L1 Right L1 L1 L1|
|Commit Suicide||Right L2 Down R1 Left Left R1 L1 L2 L1|
|Destroy cars||R2 L2 R1 L1 L2 R2 Square Triangle Circle Triangle L2 L1|
|Spawn faster cars||Right R1 Up L2 L2 Left R1 L1 R1 R1|
|Faster clock||Circle Circle L1 Square L1 Square Square Square L1 Triangle Circle Triangle|
|Faster gameplay||Triangle Up Right Down L2 L1 Square|
|Fog||R2 X L1 L1 L2 L2 L2 X|
|Full weapon aiming while driving||Up Up Square L2 Right X R1 Down R2 Circle|
|Gang members spawn faster||Left Right Right Right Left X Down Up Square Right|
|Get a 6 star wanted level||Circle Right Circle Right Left Square X Down|
|Improve suspension||Square Square R2 Left Up Square R2 X X X|
|Infinite Ammo||L1 R1 Square R1 Left R2 R1 Left Square Down L1 L1|
|Infinite Health||Down X Right Left Right R1 Right Down Up Triangle|
|Infinite lung capacity||Down Left L1 Down Down R2 Down L2 Down|
|Jetpack||Left Right L1 L2 R1 R2 Up Down Left Right|
|Lower wanted level||R1 R1 Circle R2 Up Down Up Down Up Down|
|Max fat||Triangle Up Up Left Right Square Circle Down|
|Max muscle||Triangle Up Up Left Right Square Circle Left|
|Max respect||L1 R1 Triangle Down R2 X L1 Up L2 L2 L1 L1|
|Max sex appeal||Circle Triangle Triangle Up Circle R1 L2 Up Triangle L1 L1 L1|
|Raise wanted level||R1 R1 Circle R2 Right Left Right Left Right Left|
There are many more cheats and tips just like this, but most of them are quite useless and are simply there just for the sake of it. You will have to press the combination for these cheats fairly fast though, for them to be effective.