Grand Theft Auto IV Cheat Codes and Secrets for PC

Phone-in GTA 4 cheats on Windows

Like the previous entries in the GTA franchise, there are cheats for Grand Theft Auto IV on PC that unlock special weapons, vehicles, and more secrets. The PC edition also includes a screen recording feature not found in the console versions.

These cheats are for the Windows version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but some of them may also work for GTA IV on PS3 and the Xbox 360 version.

Grand Theft Auto cheats on an in-game smartphone surrounded by police and criminal cars, stars, and money
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GTA 4 Phone-in Cheat Codes and Their Effects

Cheats are activated by dialing numbers on the in-game cellphone. Once dialed, the number stays on your cellphone for future use.

Cheat Code Effect
948-555-0100 Song information.
938-555-0100 Spawn a Jetmax boat.
625-555-0150 Spawn a Sanchez bike.
625-555-0100 Spawn an NRG-900 bike.
486-555-0150 Get weapon set 1 (RPG, combat sniper, knife, molotov cocktail, pistol, pump, shotgun, micro SMG, and assault rifle).
486-555-0100 Get weapon set 2 (baseball bat, grenades, carbine rifle, SMG, RPG, combat sniper, combat shotgun, and combat pistol).
482-555-0100 Restore health, armor, and ammo.
468-555-0100 Randomly change weather and time of day.
362-555-0100 Restore armor.
359-555-0100 Spawn an Annihilator helicopter.
267-555-0150 Increase Wanted level (by one star).
267-555-0100 Clear Wanted level.
227-555-0175 Spawn a Comet sports car.
227-555-0168 Spawn a SuperGT sports car.
227-555-0147 Spawn a Turismo sports car.
227-555-0142 Spawn a Cognoscenti luxury car.
227-555-0100 Spawn an FBI Buffalo vehicle.

Activating some cheats will disable achievements, which might cause you to miss achievements that can only be obtained in specific situations.

GTA IV Friendship Bonuses

As you build relationships with friends, you can call on them for extra help and bonuses.

Bonus Requirement
Get 50% off at any clothing store. Achieve 80% relationship status with Alex.
Call a helicopter to pick you up. Achieve 70% relationship status with Brucie. 
Receive an emergency health boost. Achieve 80% relationship status with Carmen.
Call back-up from gang members. Achieve 60% relationship status with Dwayne.
Remove 3 Wanted stars. Achieve 80% relationship status with Kiki.
Get a discount on guns. Achieve 60% relationship status with Little Jacob.
Call for a car bomb. Achieve 75% relationship status with Packie.
Get a free ride. Achieve 60% relationship status with Roman.

GTA IV Unlockables

Other secrets can be unlocked by completing certain objectives.

Unlockable Requirement
Annihilator Helicopter Kill 200 flying rats.
Rastah Color Huntley SUV Complete 10 package delivery missions.
No Ammo Limit Complete the game 100%.
Statue of Liberty T-shirt Enter the door on the second floor while touring the Statue of Liberty.

The Heart of Liberty City Easter Egg

There's an odd Easter egg hidden within the Statue of Liberty:

  1. Take a helicopter from Happiness Island to the Statue of Liberty and get out at the statue's feet.

  2. Explore the platform to find a door with a sign that says "No Hidden Content Here."

  3. Proceed through the door and ascend the ladder to see the "heart" of Liberty City.

Infinite Money Cheat

To get some quick cash:

  1. Find an ATM and cause a traffic jam to block the roads so that an ambulance can't get through.

  2. Wait for someone to withdraw money from the ATM, then kill them.

  3. Take the money and walk away a bit, then return to find more money next to the dead body.

  4. Keep repeating this trick to earn as much cash as you need.

How to Record Video in GTA IV for PC

The PC version of the game has a replay feature that the Xbox and PlayStation versions lack. Press F2 on your keyboard to record 30 seconds of video to your hard drive. You can then view your recordings using the integrated replay editor.

There are additional cheats for the GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City expansion pack, which includes the Ballad of Gay Tony and Lost and the Damned DLC.

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

The following achievements can be unlocked in GTA IV for PC.

Achievement Requirement
Assassin's Greed Complete all nine assassin missions.
Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races, and Cops 'n' Crooks, as both sides.
Chain Reaction Blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.
Cleaned The Mean Streets Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.
Courier Service Complete all 10 package-delivery jobs.
Cut Your Teeth Earn a personal rank promotion in multiplayer.
Dare Devil Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps.
Dial B for Bomb Unlock the special ability to phone for a bomb to be placed.
Driving Mr. Bellic Unlock the special ability of taxi.
Endangered Species Collect every hidden package.
Fed the Fish Complete the mission Uncle Vlad.
Finish Him Complete 10 melee counters in four minutes.
Fly the Co-op Beat Rockstar's time in ranked versions of Deal Breaker, Hangman's NOOSE, and Bomb da Base II.
Full Exploration Unlock all the islands.
Genetically Superior Come in first in 20 single-player street races.
Gobble Gobble Score three strikes in a row (a turkey) in 10-pin bowling.
Gracefully Taken Complete the mission I'll Take Her.
Half Million Reach a balance of $500,000.
Impossible Trinity Complete the mission Museum Piece.
It'll Cost Ya Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.
Join the Midnight Club Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and have damage enabled.
Key to the City Achieve 100% in the Game progress statistic.
King of QUB3D Beat the High Score in QUB3D.
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked multiplayer match.
Liberty City 5 After you meet all friends, the ones left alive like you above 90%.
Liberty City Minute Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.
Lowest Point Complete the mission Roman's Sorrow.
Manhunt Complete the most wanted side missions from the police computer.
No More Strangers Meet all random characters.
Off the Boat Complete the first mission.
One Hundred And Eighty in a Game of Darts Score 180 with only three darts.
One Man Army Survive five minutes on six-star wanted level.
Order Fulfilled Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders.
Pool Shark Beat a friend at pool.
Retail Therapy Unlock the ability to buy guns from a friend.
Rolled Over Do five car rolls in a row from one crash.
Sightseer Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.
Taking It for the Team Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer games.
Team Player Kill five players who are not in your team in any ranked multiplayer team game.
That Special Someone Complete the mission That Special Someone.
That's How We Roll! Unlock the special ability of a helicopter.
Top of the Food Chain Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked multiplayer death match.
Top the Midnight Club Come first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races.
Under the Radar Fly underneath the main bridges in the game that crosses the water with a helicopter.
Walk Free Lose a four-star wanted level by outrunning the cops.
Wanted Achieve the highest personal rank in multiplayer.
Warm Coffee Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house.
Wheelie Rider Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike.
You Got the Message Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text messages.
You Won! Complete the final mission.

How to Find Secret Areas

Go to an internet cafe and enter the URL to uncover secret areas on the map.

The Two Bits Easter Egg

While stuck in a traffic jam, blow the horn to the beat of "Shave and a haircut" to hear other drivers respond with "two bits."