Activate the following cheats by pausing the game and
entering the corresponding sequences of buttons. Each cheat can only be
entered once every 5 minutes:
CHEAT FUNCTION – CHEAT CODE
$5,000 – Minus, 2, Minus, Minus, 2, Up
Full health – Left, Minus, Right, 2, Right, Up.
Full ammunition – 2, Left, 2, Right, Minus, Down.
To unlock all movies, at the main menu, press 2, Minus, 2, Minus, Minus, Up.
Unlock the following movies by completing the corresponding mission or collecting the corresponding amounts of film reels:
MOVIE – HOW TO UNLOCK
Regarding Sollozzo – “The Alley” mission
Mr. Bonasera – “The Enforcer” mission
Meeting With Sollozzo – “A Grave Situation” mission
Sicilian Sign – “Sleeping With The Fishes” mission
Five Shots – “The Don Is Dead” mission
Sonny And Tom Disagree – “Intensive Care” mission
Sonny And Tom Argue Again – “Fireworks” mission
Mr. Woltz – “Death To The Traitor ” mission
Trigger Too Tight – “Horseplay” mission
Mattresses Montage – “A Recipe For Revenge” mission
Where’s Michael? – “Now it’s Personal” mission
Spoiled Guinea Brat – “The Silent Witness” mission
Carlo Learns A Lesson – “Sonny’s War” mission
Are You Ready To Do Me This Favor? – “Change Of Plans” mission
The Don’s Demise – “Order To Kill” mission
Carlo Goes For A Ride – “It’s Only Business” mission
The Baptism – “Baptism By Fire” mission
Johnny Fontane – Collect 10 film reels
Don Sends Luca On An Errand – Collect 20 film reels
Luca’s Demise – Collect 30 film reels
The Don Is Dead – Collect 40 film reels
Whack Paulie – Collect 55 film reels
Good Morning Mr. Woltz – Collect 70 film reels
Sonny At The Tollbooth – Collect 85 film reels
Sorry Sally – Collect 100 film reels
quickly get money, smash the cash register of a business that you own
and take the money. Walk outside and then back in, and repeat the
To unlock the Dillinger, buy the third upgrade for the Tommy Gun.
To unlock the Street Sweeper, buy the third upgrade for the Shotgun.
To get $1 million, reach the “Don Of New York City” rank at 91.5% game completion.
Stealing cars without heat:
To have no heat when stealing a parked car, reach the “Underboss” rank.
Removing wanted stars:
To remove wanted starts and lose the police, just move to a different area.
Avoid getting shot:
When you are getting shot at, grab someone nearby and use them as shield.
missions where you must kill your enemy in a certain way such as
throwing them off of a roof, first lure them over to it by avoiding them
and they will come to you. Then beat them up a little bit, grab them,
and swing them so they have their back to the hazard. Move forward to
Ammo at safe houses:
The orange safe houses on the map have ammo. They are usually in hotels.
“The Don Is Dead” mission tip:
the barber shop, break the windows in before starting the mission. Once
the Don is shot you will be able to easily shoot through the window.
Marlon Brando’s last appearance:
Brando makes his last appearance in the game at the mission where you
protect the Don at the hospital. After you kill the assassin and Michale
Corleone tells you to go to the basement, go forward and turn left. You
will see Michael Corleone talking to Vito Corleone while he is in the
hospital bed. This is Marlon Brando talking, which was recorded while he
Easy $1,000 in ?The Alley? mission :
After completing the mission, go back to the alley where you beat up the thugs and shoot the crate. There should be $1,000 inside.
Free pistol in ?The Alley? :
After beating up the men and being told to locate your safe house, follow the Don?s enforcer out of the alley and turn left. Walk down to the next alley on your left to find a thug standing there staring at you. Beat him up to make him drop a pistol. You can now use this weapon to easily get through the next few missions
Hidden money in ?Death To The Traitor? mission:
After playing the bomb at the bar, a single enemy will open up the previously-locked door at the top of the stairway. Run into the hallway he reveals to grab a bunch of money bags. Make sure to sprint as you will not have much time to run leave before the bomb explodes if you choose to take the money sacks.
Easy completion on ?The Don Is Dead? mission:
Before the mission even starts break the windows in the barber shop. This will let you shoot more effectively once the Don is shot. Note: The Magnum is recommended for this and all other close-range shooting missions.
Easy $20,000 on ?Horseplay: mission:
Go in the house after the part where your partner has the package with him. Go upstairs at the first staircase and kill the garrote wire. Wait for the maid to leave the next room. You will then hear a guar talking to her before she walks away. Kill that guard while making sure the maid doesn?t see you. Keep following the maid through the door on the right and silently kill the guard while she is facing away. Behind the maid you?ll then see a money bag that contains $20,000. Note: Stay crouched and use the garrote wire to stay quiet and not get detected.
Free money bag on ?Intensive Care? mission:
After killing the first assassin, head to Room 6 inside the Don?s hospital room. Move the camera until you see a bag of money. Now go to the basement as Michael said and kill everyone. Return to where you first saw Michael but don?t speak with him. Head back to Room 6 and collect the money.
Easy $6,000 on ?Now It?s Personal? mission:
Head to the highest floor of the hotel room where the mission starts. Open the door to the right and look behind the bar in front of you. There should be three bags of money that each contain $,2000.
Easily completion on ?Whack Bruno Tataglia? mission:
Take the elevator to the crematorium after making sure you have loaded weapons, full health, and a Molotov cocktail. Kill Bruno?s henchmen and then toss the Molotov cocktail so it lands close enough to burn Bruno but not kill him, causing him to scream and drop his weapon. When he stops burning, grab him and march him toward the oven. Put his back against the oven and push him so his head and shoulder are inside. Now, using the controllers, make the motion as if you?re really shoving him in the oven.
-If you?re having trouble extorting business owners, destroy some of their property or hold a gun to their face. For example, the best way to take over Good Eats in Brooklyn is to gold your gun in the man?s face before reholstering it. If he refuses then simply draw your gun again and hold it to his face, repeating until he caves in. For the hotel owner in Brooklyn, hold a gun up to him, break the downstairs cupboard, blow up his safe, and then beat him into submission.
-The best time to take over all the businesses and rackets is when you have reached the ?Don of New York? rank. This rank will allow you to take over anything without the need to smash things or convince the person.
– Reach the Underboss rank while making sure you have the Vendetta level at a minimum. (An easy way is to bribe an FBI agent and save the game). Head to the business you want to control but don?t attack any rival family members outside and inside. Enter the business and speak with the owner, making sure you don?t break any objects or attack. Make them accept Corleone?s protection and then find the racket boss through the back door of the business. Talk to him to make the ?Buyout? option available. Following these steps carefully will ensure that you take control of businesses and rackets without force or risk of starting a mob war, resulting in maximum benefits, respect, and payday incomes.
Note: Kill rival family members to gain respect after taking over a business, though you will gain heat and vendetta.
Bank robbing hints:
-Whether the bank is easy to rob is determined by the bank type. Banks with one room and three guards are the easiest and thus should be robbed as much as possible. Use the following method to rob these kinds of banks with being chased or getting past two shields. First bribe the cop outside before going into the bank and choking the first guard by the door. Next, head into the vault area and strangle the guard on the left. The other guard will then attack you with his billy club. Make sure to always strangle the guard on the left since he likes using his shotgun if you attack the other guard first.
-When robbing big banks start the same way by bribing the cop outside and then strangling the guards inside the main room. Now hurry down toward the vault and also strangle the two guards there. Open the door and blow up the vault. Now take out your Tommy Gun to make short work of the few guards that attack while you?re fleeing the vault. Now run up the stairs and move to the right. Take another right to leave the building and reach your get-away car. You must go to your hangout to receive the money.
Note: The easiest bank to rob is the midtown bank near the apartment that the Corleone?s give you after saving Michael. You?ll receive $50,000 there.
-Before trying to take over a compound, equip ammo for all your guns or use a powerful gun to kill other gangsters and steal their weapons. You must also always make sure to take cover.
-When destroying rival family compounds, the best way is to up one building at a time. Make sure you have full ammo on all your weapons
-One of the best ways to take over a compound is by killing enemies from afar and working your way in. Enemies won?t respawn as long as you stay within one city block. Be sure to hide behind objects by crouching and shoot around corners. It?s also a good idea to upgrade at least two of the pistols.
-You can also run people over with your car before jumping out and using it as cover. Once inside the yard be sure to mow down any nearby enemies. If you have plenty of ammo, lure enemies outside by entering the house and shooting at the floor or any nearby enemy. Hide again and shoo them as they step outside. Now continue toward the basement and plant a bomb.
-Pick off gang members guarding businesses or compounds from a long distance. This way they can?t shoot back .
-Use the Street Sweeper or upgraded Tommy Gun to easily take out enemies. Dynamite and Molotov cocktails are also handy for blowing up road blocks.
-The Tattaglias in northeast Brooklyn should be your first attempt at taking on a compound since they?re the weakest family in New York. However, they?re still tough to beat and thus it?s recommended you try to take them on with caution.
– Find a fresh, undamaged car and blast through the roadblock by going to the far left or right. Keep driving and then use you car as a shield.
It?s easier to buy out rackets but you won?t get as much. For example, if you can buy out someone for $800 then you could probably make them pay you almost $900 if you find their weak spot.
-Be sure to have the following items before assaulting a warehouse: pistol, shotgun, magnum, Tommy gun, six Molotovs, and about $25,000. Make sure all you guns are fully loaded. When heading toward a warehouse, first try to blow up the roadblocks. Then wait there and headshot oncoming gangsters with your pistol.? Now go into the warehouse area and stand behind boxes while shooting at enemies with your pistol or Magnum.? Have your shotgun or Tommy gun ready once you actually enter the warehouse since most enemies will also have those weapons. Kill the enemies and find the owner (he will have puppeteer hands). Buy him out, making sure you don?t hit or injure him. Now check your map to find the nearest FBI agent. Bribe him, which may cost you $3,000 but it?s less of a risk. you will now have your own warehouse and avoid a mob war at the same time.
-An easy way to take a warehouse is by driving a car into the blockades and running over people. If your car catches on fire, look for a new car and continue running enemies over.
-Use the following method when you go to a warehouse, compound, or hub with people and cars are blocking your way. Find a truck and run into cars and people until it catches fire. Then kill anyone that?s still alive.
-When destroying a barricade, stand close enough so you can lock onto a person and toss either dynamite or a Molotov cocktail. You?ll blow up the cars next to the people and clear the way toward your destination.
Don of New York:
To become Don of New York you must first blow up all safes. Make sure to blow up any safes while you?re taking over a business, that way you won?t have to search for them later on. You?ll also receive money, 1,000 respect, and dynamite for blowing up safes.
Easy unique kills:
The easiest way to kill important figures that have to die a certain way (such as pushing them into a furnace or off a roof) is by luring them near the hazard you must use to kill them, before actually fighting them. Simply avoid them and run to the hazard, forcing them to come over to you. Now beat them up a bit and swing them so they have their back against the hazard you?re about to kill them with.
Shooting covered enemies:
Sometimes body parts of enemies, such as their head or arm, will be sticking out while taking cover. Lock onto them and move the crosshair to the exposed part of the body and shoot them.
Bum respawn trick:
Go to Stracci Container Park where you get the box of $120,000 in the maze. Head back until you see a wall. Turn right and kill the bum that you find there. Come back and other bums should appear and attack you.
-Honk your horn constantly while driving. This will make other cars move to the side of the road.
-If you bribe the police chief you can then steal a police car without any trouble. Driving with the siren on will make cars move out of the way.
Car chase trick:
When an enemy in a car is pursuing you let them drive up to your side. They will usually come up near your rear on your left or right. Now look ahead and try to lure them into an accident. If timed correctly you can make them smash into oncoming traffic or other objects. They?ll eventually recover and catch up to you again. Repeat this until they blow themselves up.
Quickly lose the police:
-Causing lots of damage and killing people will make you get wanted stars. Once you get a certain number of stars, police will chase and shoot at you. To lose them easily, simply move to a different area. All your stars should then instantly disappear.
-When you have heat, get rid of it by going to another neighborhood. This will only work if you don?t have cops tailing you.
When enemies are shooting at you, grab a nearby person and use them as a shield. This will prevent you from receiving damage from the shots.
Easy money hints:
-Go into the sewer system (the entrance is south of the westernmost Tattaglia warehouse on the Hell?s Kitchen Loop). Fight your way through the heavily-armed bell boys until you reach a create containing money.
– Take over as many rackets, warehouses, and businesses as possible before completing missions. This will allow you to receive more money on payday.
-Use the following trick to prevent your money from going into useless rackets. Instead of buying out a person, get the pressure up so he pays you instead.
-On missions where you?re required to raid enemy gang operations (such as suppliers or storefront rackets), search the interior for hidden cash and ammo after finishing the main objective. Back rooms, closets, and rooftops usually have hidden moneybags and weapon stashes.
– If you want free respect and money, head over to the Molotov cocktail seller in Midtown.? Shoot any hobos walking around to receive either 750 respect and $3,000 or 900 and $100 without getting any heat.
– Income differs among various families. The richest family is the Barzini family (green), while the 2nd richest is the Cuneo family (red). Taking businesses from these two families will earn you the most cash. Make sure to also pick up the money they drop when taking over their businesses. Barzini family members will usually drop at least $200 when killed, while a Tattaglia family will only give you $15.
-To make an easy $2,000 or more, get on the freeway. Stop your car in front of any warehouse truck you see to make it stop. Now kill the bagmen and take the loot. Repeat this until you?ve accumulated your desired amount of money.
– Head to Brooklyn and bribe the chief inside the police station. You can then rob the bank without any police chasing or shooting at you.
Note: Make sure to have no heat when bribing the chief.
-Go to New Jersey and head to the Stracci compound. Drive into the container park and head far behind until you see a lot of containers. Step out and kill all the Stracci soldiers before going into the maze. At the back you will find two boxes and another group of soldiers. Combined these boxes will give you $125,000. Make sure to get in your car and leave before more Stracci appear.
-Always kill homeless men you find. Most of the time they?ll drop $5,500 and you will have no heat.
– Take over the Transportation Hub in Brooklyn right on Main St. and Empire. Find the man with a Blackhand icon and speak to him. Do as he says and deliver the truck to the Cafe Vitales, which is located on Dock St. (between Church and Prospect). Make sure that you?ve already extorted that business and racket. Doing this task will earn you three stacks of $25,000.
-Get a fast car and drive to the Holland Tunnel. Enter it in the opposite direction and drive until you see a racket truck. Hit it head on and get out. Once it explodes, use your gun to kill any survivors and take the $2,000. Repeat until you reach the end of the tunnel.
-Enter New Jersey, with dynamite, full ammo, and full health. Drive to the bank and find a door that leads to a hallway with three big doors. Find down the stairs and walk through the door. Kill the guard you see along with any other guard that appears. Now go through the metal door in the room and plant dynamite on the safe. Enter the safe and grab the money. You must now fight your way out in order to reach a car and drive to your safe house.
-Pay off some policemen and prepare your weapon of choice. Stand in the back entrance of one of your safe houses and wait for a racket truck to drive by. Talk to the driver to get his keys and drive it to the back entrance of the safe house. Each truck is worth between $1,000 and $10,000.
-Head to Brooklyn and take every warehouse and business. Go to the westernmost warehouse and get a truck. It should be a 45 second drive to get $75,000. Repeat as many times as desired.
-Take over businesses and rackets so your income increases. You will then have enough money to purchase weapons, safe houses, and even higher crew members with ease.
-Rob a bank and get captured. You get to keep the money and only have to pay the hospital fee.
-Go to Midtown and turn right on 42nd Street. Keep going until you see a club owned by the Barzini and a safe house called ?Lucy?s Apartments? on the other side of the street. Bribe a cop, preferably the chief of police, and then buy the safe house. Take over the club and your Corleone men should appear later. If you keep the cops bribed you should now control those two blocks. There should be green Barzini warehouse trucks that drive by once in a while. Shoot the trucks until they stop. Two Barzinis should appear. Take them out to make the driver exit the truck. Interrogate him and kill him afterwards for extra money. One of the Barzini men will also drop a bag of $3,6000. Now drive the truck to your safe house to receive a payout of $13,000. Repeat the process.
-Go to the Midtown bank next to the barbershop and bribe one of the cops wearing black. Now go inside, down the stairs, and through the door at the end of the hallway. Kill the four guards and blow open the safe. Take the money and kill the three guards that attack. Run out of the bank and steal a car to make your getaway.
All safe houses you buy will have ammo caches. Whenever you?re low on ammo or health, head back into these houses to restock.
-Don?t spend money on safe houses. Instead, save your money to buy clothing and weapons. The best weapons are expensive but always worth it. The following is a list of the best weapons and their price:
WEAPON – COST
Saturday Night Special – $75,000
Assassin’s Pistol – $200,000
Python – $250,000
Dillinger – $450,000
Street Sweeper – $500,000
– A level 3 pistol is perfect for taking over businesses since it works just like a semi-automatic gun, holds fourteen bullets, and has plenty of firepower. The level 3 shotgun has more firepower, holds more ammo, and is the best weapon to take over warehouses.
-The best guns? to buy are the level 2 Tommy gun level, Street Sweeper, Saturday Night Snubnose, extended clip Pistol, and Python. Drive warehouse trucks to make the money for these weapons.
Actual gun names:
Every gun in the game is based on an actual firearm. Below is the in-game gun followed by the real-life equivalent:
IN-GAME NAME – REAL NAME
.38 Snub-Nose – Colt Detective .38 Special/Smith