Remembering our favorite Playstation cheats

Last Updated: July 7, 2013

While waiting patiently for the PS4 to be released nearer the end of this year (along with all the cheats and codes… which will be right here for you) we thought it would be nice to look back at previous Playstation systems and remember some of our favorite cheats. So here’s our list of memorable cheats for the PSX, PS2 and PS3.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (PS2)


Games like GTA were made to have cheats used, once you’ve clocked it without cheats of course… It’s just so much fun! Listing one specific favorite cheat for this game is too difficult – there was so many of them! Some of the goodies though, in no particular order:

  • Infinite Health: Down, X, Right, Left, Right, R1, Right, Down, Up, Triangle.
  • Infinite Ammo: L1, R1, Square, R1, Left, R2, R1, Left, Square, Down, L1(2).
  • Health, Armor and Cash: R1, R2, L1, X, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up.
  • Weapons #1: R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up.
  • Weapons #2: R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down(2), Left.
  • Weapons #3: R1, R2, L1, R2, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down(3).

Doom (PSX)


No cheats list can be complete without mention of DOOM. Personally speaking, these were the very first cheat codes I ever used, albeit on a PC. For cheat-code users, DOOM along with its multitude of handy cheats, is legendary.

  • Full Guns and Ammo: X, Triangle, L1, Up, Down, R2, Left, Left
  • Full Map: Triangle, Triangle, L2, R2, L2, R2, R1, Square
  • God Mode: Down, L2, Square, R1, Right, L1, Left, Circle
  • Level Warp: Right, Left, R2, R1, Triangle, L1, Circle, X

And don’t forget the direct level passwords (too many to list).

Mortal Kombat (PSX)


The Khameleon cheat defines what we think cheats should be. Well, at least in the old days and particularly in terms of fighting games. Who wants to unlock a character when you can enter a code and have arrive in the form of your current character exploding? Awesome!

Play as Khameleon: Choose to play as either Reptile, Sub Zero, Rain, Human Smoke, Ermac, Noob Saibot or Scorpion. Assuming you are player one, hold Left + R1 + R2 + Square + Triangle until the match begins. Your character will explode and change into Khameleon, a translucent ninja with an ability to transform into any other ninja.

Guitar Hero (PS2)


The Guitar Hero series of games went out of flavor, massively, a while back – but it still had some cool cheats. None of which was better than the “Unlock All” cheat. This gave you access to the game’s entire song library from the get-go. Pretty handy if you were more of a music lover as opposed to a master guitarist.

  • Unlock All (NTSC): Yellow, Orange, Blue, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Yellow
  • Unlock All (PAL): Yellow, Orange, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Blue, Yellow

Turok: Evolution (PS2)


The available cheats for Turok: Evolution on the PS2 represented pretty much what you’d want in a shooter: invincibility, unlock all weapons, unlock all levels and unlimited ammo. Seriously, what more do you need? It even had its own “cheats menu”.

  • Invincibility: emerpus
  • Invisibility: sllewgh
  • Unlock All Weapons: texas
  • Unlock Everything: FMNFB
  • Unlimited Ammo: madman
  • Unlock All Levels: sellout

NBA Jam (PS3)


NBA Jam eventually made its way to the Playstation 3 and we’re pleased to say, so did its familiar cheats system. Not only could you enter codes at the title screen, but using specific initials would also grant you various teams and playable characters. Some of our favorites below…

  • Beastie Boys Team (title screen): Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X.
  • Democrats Team (title screen): Left(13), X.
  • NBA Mascots (initials): MAS (player one), COT (player two).
  • Team Jordan (initials): JOR (player one), DAN (player two).