As far back as I can remember, Grand Theft Auto has always had the best cheats. It was always one of those games where cheats were actually integral to the gaming experience. Grand Theft Auto V will be no exception and, a day after the game’s release, it looks as though a whole set of cheats have already been discovered…
There are some good ones in here already: explosive melee attacks, the ability to change the weather, to spawn stunt planes, etc. The usual gameplay extending stuff.
Just thinking about Grand Theft Auto cheats has gotten me nostalgic. I remember when the first Grand Theft Auto came out on PC and I was completely amazed: since it was made in Scotland, a bunch of the cheats were references to Scottish culture. Being Scottish, I thought this was the greatest thing ever.
If you wanted ammo for all of your guns, you typed in ‘Buckfast’. Buckfast is a disgusting, cheap wine made by monks that was popular with teenage alcoholics when I was growing up. It’s like a proper cultural phenomenon. Mention ‘buckie’ to any Scottish person and they will instantly know what you are talking about.
If you wanted to open all levels you typed in ‘nineinarow’, which is a reference to football team Glasgow Rangers. Round about the time when the original Grand Theft Auto was released, Rangers were in the midst of a record breaking streak of Scottish Premierships. As a Glasgow Rangers fan, this made me giddy with joy.
Another football reference was ‘superwell’, which was a cheat that unlocked all levels and cities. Super Well is the nickname for football team Motherwell. I grew up 10 minutes from Motherwell. My Dad worked in Motherwell as a Firefighter for 20 years!
As a teenager growing up in Scotland, these codes were just the best.