Cheat mode Press
pause the game. Then, type in one of the codes below to
activate the desired cheat. Note:
There is a five minute lockout before a code can be used again.
No heat when stealing cars Achieve the "Underboss" rank to have no heat when a parked
car is stolen.
Skip introduction sequences Note:
This cheat involves removing game files so makee a backup copy
of the files before going on. Then enter the "\electronic
arts\the godfather the game\movies" folder. Now delete the
"load.vp6" and "paramount.vp6" files. You will now only be
prompted with the copyright clip before you go into the main
Unlimited ammunition and $1 million Get to the "Don Of New York City" rank at a 91.5% game
You will obtain unlimited ammunition for all of your guns only.
Bombs, dynamite, and Molotov Cocktails are not infinite, and
melee weapons still wear out.
Hints & Tips
"Death To The Traitor" mission:
Hidden money After you place the bomb in the
upstairs of the bar, a enemy will open up the
previously locked door at the top of the stairs. Swiftly run
into the hallway he reveals to collect a lot of money
bags. Do this fast by sprinting, as you will not have to much
time to run downstairs and leave before the bomb goes off. Do
not try to open the second door in the hallway,
because it is locked.
"The Don Is Dead" mission Simply break the windows in the
barber shop before you start the mission. This will allow for
easy shooting once the Don is shot. A good gun for this and any
other close range shooting mission is the magnum.
Extorting businesses When you are having trouble
extorting business owners, try to destroy a few of their property
and/or hold a gun to their face. For example, when you are
trying to take over Good Eats in Brooklyn. you can hold the gun
to the man's face then reholster the gun and press
extort them. He will refuse. Then draw your gun again, lock on, and
hold it. Keep on doing this until he gives in. Do not forget to
reholster your gun to avoid shooting him. In
another example, when you are trying to extort money from the
hotel owner in Brooklyn, hold a gun to him two times, break the
downstairs cupboard, then blow his safe before you beat
him into submission. Always buy available rackets first. Also take a
trip around to either buy another racket or go around the block.
Do not attack until you visit again, and instead of enemy
soldiers you will find your soldiers. In doing this you do
not have to fight a bunch of enemies and get your vendetta up.
If you have not taken over all the
businesses and rackets, wait until you have reached the "Don of
New York" rank. You will be able to take over anything without
having to smash anything up or "convince" the person that it is
a good idea. They will say "Yes" immediately.
Tattaglias compound When you feel you are ready
for the challenge, take on a compound. The Tattaglias in
northeast Brooklyn might be the weakest family in New York, but
that does not mean they are going to let you walk in.
So bring a few bombs along and blow up the support pillars in the
basements. You may start a mob war, but if you are victorious
you will have a new safe house and a group of guards.
"The Alley" mission: Free pistol After you beat up the men and
are told to find your safehouse, follow the Don's enforcer out
of the alley and turn left. Now walk down a short ways to the
next alley on your left. There will be a thug there,
staring at you. He will not attack, but if you beat him up he
will drop a pistol, which is good for your first gun. You can now
select this as a weapon and shoot people to get through the next
few missions with easilt.
"The Alley" mission: Easy money After you finish the mission
getting the your first gun down the alley to your left, return
to the alley you beat the thugs up at. Now shoot the crate. It will
have $1,000 inside.
Robbing banks The type of bank will establish
the easiest way it can be robbed. The type with the three guards
and one room is the easiest, and should be robbed as
often as you can. Use this trick to rob it without
being chased or getting past two shields. First, bribe the
cop outside. Then, go into the bank and choke the first guard by
the door. Next, go into the vault area and start to strangle the
guard on the left. The other guard will come and attack you, but
he will not shoot. He will hit you with his billy club.
Remember to strangle the man on the left first because he tends
to start shooting if you attack the other
guard. If you are robbing the big bank, start the same way by
bribing the cop outside. Then, go in and strangle
the guards in the main room. Then hurry down to the vault and
strangle the two guards there. Open the door and blow the vault.
Now ready your Tommy gun for action. Three or four guards will
attack you as you flee the vault. Get close to them as you are
shooting them and you will do an instant execution. After
you shoot them, run up the stairs and move to the right. Then,
take a right to leave the building where the car is
parked. Get in the car fast because you will be shot
at when your outside. Take off and you should not be chased after you
hit the streets. After any bank robbery you need to go to your
hangout to get the money. The best bank to rob is the midtown
bank, close to the apartment that the Corleone's give you after
you have saved Michael. You wll receive $50,000 there.
Taking over compounds To take over a compound, equip
your self with ammunition for all your guns, or you can use one
powerful gun to kill other gangsters and take their gun. You
must have cover at any time you can.
your behind the bushes to the left of the entrance they can
shoot you through the bushes. Once your inside, do the same
thing and always have cover. Then, run downstairs. In the back
house there are two men. One is behind a box and there is
another behind a pillar. After those two are killed, set the
time bomb. If needed, remain in the basement and die, then drive
back and redo on the other house.
When the time to destroy the rival
family compounds, the easiest way is to blow up one building at
a time. Make sure you have all you weapons full with ammnition.
Assaulting warehouses Before you go on a warehouse
assault have these items: pistol, Tommy gun, shotgun, Magnum, Molotovs (6),
and $25,000. When going to a warehouse, attempt to blow up the
roadblocks. After that, stand there and shoot at the oncoming
gangsters with your pistol. Then, go
in to the warehouse area. Now stand behind boxes and shoot your
enigmas with the pistol or Magnum. When
you actually enter the warehouse, have either your shotgun or
Tommy gun ready. Most enmeshes will have shotguns and Tommy
guns. When you kill them, search for the owner. He will have
puppeteer hands. Buy him out. Do not hit or injure him or you
will not be able to buy him out and will have to use pressure.
On the way you will have almost certainly started a mob war. Do
not bother looking for bombing business. Instead, check the map
for the nearest FBI agent and bribe him. You may lose $3,000,
but it is less risky. You will now have a warehouse and won a
mob war at the same time.
In order to take a warehouse, drive a
car into the blockades and keep on running over people. If it
catches on fire, turn your door side aways from the enemies,
then get out and locate a new car.
Barricades Use this trick when
you reach a hub, warehouse, or compound with people and cars
in your way. Grab a truck and run into the cars and people
until it catches on fire. Then, kill the other people that
are still alive.
When your destroying barricades, stand close
enough that you can lock on to a person. Now take either dynamite or
a Molotov cocktail and throw it. Now it will blow up the cars
beside the people. Keep doing this until you have reached the
warehouse, compound or Hub.
Car chases When you are being chased by
enemies in a car, let them drive up on your side. Normally they
will come up close to your rear on your left or right. Then, look
ahead and lure them into an accident. Normally they will smash
into oncoming traffic or a wall if you time it
right. They will in time come back and catch up to you,
but if you keep doing this you can get them to blow themselves
Losing police quickly If you commit plenty of damage
and kill several people, you will get wanted stars. If you get
enough stars, the police will pursue and shoot you. To lose them,
move to a different area. All of your stars will
Easy special kills On the missions where you have to
kill an important figure in a certain way, you can do this easier by
your opponent over the hazard you need to use to kill them before
you fight with them. Avoid them and run over to the hazard.
They will come over to you. Beat them up some but do not kill
them. Then, grab them and swing them so they have
their back to the hazard. Now shove them to their death.
Shooting enemies behind cover When you are locked onto an
enemy who is hiding behind a crate or low object, keep locking
on but move the crosshair to a part of their body that is
at times sticking out, like their head or arm. This will help
you kill them faster.
Avoid getting shot When you are getting shot by
another family or cop, grab someone close to you and use them as a
shield. In doing this, you will not get hurt while your being shot.
Safes You need to blow
all safes to become the Don Of New York. Blow every safe when you
are taking over businesses that have one. By doing this you will
not have to search for safes after you finished most of the
missions. Also, you will receive an amount of money, 1,000 respect
and dynamite by blowing them up.
Easy money Visit the sewer system. The
entrance is south of the westernmost Tattaglia
warehouse on the Hell's Kitchen Loop. Be ready for a battle. The
crate that has the money you are after is guarded by a group
of heavily armed bell-boys.
In order to get free money and respect,
go to the Molotov cocktail seller in Midtown. There will be a
few hobos walking around. If you see any , shoot them. You will
receive no heat, but get either +750 respect and $3000 or +900
respect and $100.
Different families have different
incomes. The richest family is the Barzini family
followed by the Cuneo family. The businesses that you take
from these families pay out more than the other two. Also,
when you are taking over their business, do not forget to pick
up the money they will drop. When a Barzini family member is
killed, you can pick up $200 per person. But when
you take money from a Tattaglia family member, you will
In order to get more money, take over
as many businesses, warehouses, and rackets as you can before
finishing missions. By doing this you will get more on payday,
and money for important weapon upgrades.
Use this trick if you do not
like seeing your hard earned money going into a racket that
will not pay off. Get the pressure up on the person you
would normally buy out. Now he will pay you.
On the missions where you raid an enemy
gang's operation, search
the interior after you finish the main objective for hidden
stashes of ammo and cash. Most back rooms, closets, and
rooftops have hidden moneybags or weapon stashes.
To get $2,000 or more, get yourself on the
freeway. After every 10 seconds of driving a warehouse truck
will show up. Stop your car in front of it, hop out, cause some
damage, kill the bagmen, grab the loot, and keep on driving. You
can accumulate plenty of money fast. Then, return to your safe
house and deposit it.
Easier driving While your driving down the street,
honk your horn. This will send the other cars to the side
of the road.
Get to a police station and bribe the
police chief. You can now steal the police car without trouble.
Now turn on the siren. The cars will now move out of your way.
Losing heat When you have heat, go to
another neighborhood. The heat level will return to zero.
However if you have cops tailing you they will continue to do
Ammunition Every safe house that you pay
for have ammo caches. When your low on ammunition or health, you
can go into these houses and reload. They are the orange houses
on the map, and are in hotels usually.
Marlon Brando's last appearance Simply play the mission when you go to
the hospital to protect the Don. After you have killed the first
assassin and Michael Corleone tells you to go to the basement,
go foward and turn left. You
should see a door with Michael Corleone talking to Vito Corleone
while he is in the hospital bed. Listen to the conversation. This is the real Marlo Brando talking, recorded while
he was in the hospital.
weapons Do not waste your money on safe
houses. You can make it ok with just the ones you obtain in the
story. Instead, save your money for clothing and weapons. All the
better weapons cost more but are well worth it. The Saturday
Night Special is a better revolver and it will cost $75,000. The
Assassin's Pistol is better gun and costs $200,000. The
Python a better magnum will cost $250,000. The Dillinger is a
machine gun that will cost $450,000. Lastly, the Street Sweeper,
which works like a shotgun, sells for $500,000 and will kill
most people in just one shot.
The pistol at level 3 will work like a
semi-automatic gun. It carries fourteen bullets and has more
firepower. This is good for taking over businesses. The
shotgun at level 3 has even more ammunition, more firepower, and is
good for taking over warehouses, and more. Prioritize your weapons
upgrades before you buy a safehouse. One house in each city will
do in the start. But you will have to buy them all in
Health: The more health, the better.
Streetsmarts: Prolong the victims
breaking point (and by doing so, increasing your weekly income
earnings). Remember to always try to buy them out first.
Fighting: increase you negotiation
pressure by 10% for each upgrade.
Speed: Not so essential. Only faster
reloading is interesting here.
Shooting: For better aiming speed and
precision but not essential for taking over businesses.
Gun names Every gun in the game are based
on real-life firearms. Below is their real-life equivalents:
.38 Snub-Nose: Colt Detective .38
Special/Smith & Wesson M & P 2in revolver
Pistol: Colt M1911A1 semi-auto .45 pistol
Magnum: Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver in .357
Long-barrel Shotgun: Remington 870 pump-action shotgun
Tommy Gun: Thompson M1921/1928 sub-machine gun in .45
Movies Finish the listed mission or number of film reels to access
the matching movie.
Regarding Sollozzo: "The Alley"
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