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The Godfather (PS2) Cheats

The Godfather cheats, Tips, and Codes for PS2. Also see Action Replay Codes for more The Godfather cheat codes.


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1 : How to Start out when you start the game (Sorry If You Don't Understand This Tip)
Wanna know how to beat up those guys? well you Newbies out there playing The Godfather Might as well rather look at the tutorial but heres how to beat up those those guys R1 to lock on then keep tilting The L3 Stick to beat up the guys but then a Cutscene will occur showing the person that your playing as will get shot with a Thompson and die. Don't worry though you won't get a Game Over you Just go to the part where you get to Customize you New Charecter Have fun Playing. (Oh, And Don't Get Iced)
2.000 dollars extra in protecting the don in hospital mission
in the mission where you have to go to the hospital to protect the don you can earn yourself a extra 2.000 dollars by doing this:

you may have heard about listening to the conversation between micheal corleon and don vito corleone in that hospital room were the don is, wel in that room is a money bag, but the door is always closed. but after you defeated the tattaglias, and that girl frankie is leaving the hospital in a car, you get the message that you have to go back to micheal corleone, when you see him standing there by the stairs with that puppet hand icon on he's head, DONT TALK TO HIM YET!!! first go up the stairs to the room where don vito corleone is resting, the door is now open and you can collect the 2.000 dollars bag that is laying on the counter, not hard to miss. you cant talk to don vito corleone so go back to micheal corleone and finish the mission.
A small memorial easter egg.
When you look at your map in The Godfather you may notice two of the same lvl 3 (golden) (I cant remember if its a shotgun or a tommy gun) upgrades. Well if you go to the one on the lower left of the map you'll find an alley... if you head down the alley you'll discover a hidden drainage system.. it makes a great place for shootouts and hiding. But If you look to the right of the entrance on the wall is a plaque.. The plaque reads EA GAMES memorial sewage room or something It is fairly hard to read. I believe it mentions someone name also, possible a deceased developer.
A way to get a lot of money
In the mission 9th mission, Death to the Traitor, (the mission where you put a bomb in the bar), you can get a lot of money but it requires a lot of speed.

When you go up the stairs to the bar, you will see a door locked in front of you. It is locked, so just plant the bomb in the bar. As soon as you plant the bomb, the door will now be UNLOCKED, and a Tattaglia gang member will sometimes come out with a baseball bat or he might just stay in with the door still unlocked. VERY QUICKLY, you need to just ignore the Tattaglia (he doesn't do much damage anyway), and go in the door and you will see about 5 or 6 moneybags lying on the ground. Pick these up and again, VERY QUICKLY, ignore the Tattaglia and make way down the stairs and head out of the building before the bomb explodes.

It IS possible to do this as I have done it before, but it takes many times of practice, I had to start again a couple of times. It ISN'T possible, to kill the Tattaglia and get the moneybags at the same time, otherwise you will not be able to reach the exit and you will die. So just go straight in, collect the moneybags and head straight out.

Congratulations, you have about $20,000 dollars more burning a hole in your pocket. Be patient though, it does get quite frustrating.
Assaulting warehouses
Before going on a warehouse assault have these items: pistol (full ammunition), Tommy gun (full ammunition), shotgun (full ammunition), magnum (full ammunition), molotovs (6), and about $25,000. When going to a warehouse, try to blow up the roadblocks. After that, stand there and shoot at oncoming gangsters with your pistol (headshots are essential). Then, go in to the warehouse area. Stand behind boxes and shoot the enemies with the pistol or magnum (again with headshots). Once you enter the warehouse, have either your shotgun or Tommy gun ready. Most enemies 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. More than likely you will have also 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.

Avoid getting shot
When you are getting shot by another family or cop, grab someone nearby and use them as a shield. By doing this, you will not get hurt while being shot.

When driving if you continue to hit your horn (L3) all cars coming either way will move to the side making it easier to drive (your in a straigh line most of the time). Good for being chased and getaways
Easier driving
While driving, honk your horn constantly by pressing L3 to send other cars to the side of the road. Additionally, go to a police station and bribe the police chief. You can then steal the police car without any trouble. Press L3 to turn on the siren. Cars will now move out of your way.

Easy Bakery Take Over
When taking over a Bakery that has a racket, first make sure that the Vendetta level is low and then just walk in the front door without attacking the hoods at the door and go directly to the basement and buy out the Racket Boss. Now leave out the back door and come back at some point later when the Corleone guys are there. Now you can make the baker pay protection and blow the safe with out any risk.
Easy Hotel with Racket Take Over
When taking over a Hotel that has a racket, first make sure that the Vendetta level is low and then just walk in the front door without attacking the hoods at the door and go directly to the racket at the top level and buy out the Racket Boss. Now if you want to you can leave and come back at some point later when the Corleone guys are there at which point you can make the Hotel owner pay protection and blow the safe with out any risk. Alternatively you can blow the safe and shoot your way out if you want, just remember to make the Hotel owner pay protection at some point.
Easy Hotel without Racket Take Over
When taking over a Hotel that doesn't have a racket, first make sure that the Vendetta level is low and then just walk in the front door without attacking the hoods at the door and go directly to the Hotel Owner and just ask them to pay protection, if they agree then just go blow the safe.. Alternatively if the Hotel Owner doesn't agree to pay right away, you have the counter to use for cover when the hoods shoot at you.'
Easy kill
Don't upgrade your charecter and the other famalies will be as weak as you and can be killed easier.
Easy money
In Little Italy to the right of the church(narth-east) there is a bar. Extort if not already done, then go to the racket upstairs there should be a boxer. Shoot him once in the head with a pistol , he should if not shoot as needed. Collect the 1,200 from his corpseleave the room(don't need to go downstairs) re-enter the room and he will be back. Kill as needed for easy money. Note: He is very strong and is difficult to fight.
Easy Tavern Take Over
When taking over a corner Tavern that has a racket, first make sure that the Vendetta level is low and then just walk in the front door without attacking the hoods at the door and go directly to the racket at the top level and buy out the Racket Boss. Now if you want to you can leave and come back at some point later when the Corleone guys are there at which point you can make the Hotel owner pay protection and blow the safe with out any risk.
Escape Cops Easily
When the cops are hot on your tail drive into an open ended ally way and stay in there, until the heat dies down. For some reason the cops won't go into an open ally way.
Escape from the police easily in the last mission
Personally the hardest part of the final mission, 'Baptism by Fire', is avoiding the police for two and a half minutes. I've done it but have discovered a much easier way - just head to the Corleone compound. When you make it inside, the guards will bring down most of the police, allowing you to pick some off from a safe distance or just hide inside one of the buildings. Once the time has elapsed the heat disappears and you are free to coast back to the Church. Simples!
If you have eliminated all families but you haven't earned all execution styles go to the train yard in Hells Kitchen and drag one of the Cuneos and perform which ever Execution you have missed.

Hard Head Execution
Drag him to a nearby business you have taken over and slam his head of the side of the counter (when he is on low health) to perform that execution.

Traffic Accident
If you have missed this one out before eliminating all families you can go through the left side tunnel which leads to New Jersey from Hells Kitchen. Near the exit there will be three Stracci thugs. Grab one of them (kill the other two if they keep blasting at you) and swing him a couple of times then let got to throw him into the middle of the road as a car is approaching. After being hit a few times by the passing cars the thug will die and the execution woul have been performed.
Extra money for death to a traiter
Instead of just trying to sprint as fast as you can with a mediocre character. start from the very beginning taking over businesses and keep enhancing your speed then when you come to missions like this one its not hard to sprint hella fast with little effort i did it with enough time to spare to make it out with 1/3 of a bar of time.
Free 1000$ on start
When you take control of your caracther for the first time and you have to kill the two guys that were kicking you.
Just grab the first one and throw him over to the crate on the left side (facing the exit gate)
The body will crush the crate and you will be able to pick up 1000$ right at the start of the game
Free Ammo and Health in the 9th Mission
In the 9th mission, Death to the Traitor, when Clemenza asks you to retrieve all the weapons that he stashed in the Corleone restaurant, go in and up the stairs to the balcony. You may wish to hear Paulie speak on the telephone.

Now, when you have got all the weapons that you first see coming up the stairs, you will see another door locked and if you look down from the balcony you will see a chef being threatened by two Tattaglia family members. Help the chef and plant a bullet into each of the Tattaglia members heads! Start with man equipped with the weapon and then finish off the second one.

Now you have rescued the chef successfully from being shot or beaten up. You will now be able to talk to him and he will thank you buy making you follow him to the locked balcony door. He will unlock the door and you get some ammo and health!

It's not much, but it's the thought that counts, isn't it?
How To Kill Your Family.
Go to the warehouse that has the gas pump and pull out any gun. "don't shot at the gas pump or it will explode", but shot at the ground and make your guy come near the pump and walk away from the pump and shot it. Then go to your guy and he will be dead
Infinite Ammo for Weapons
To receive infinite ammo for all of your weapons become the Don of New York, and to become the Don of New York extort all businesses, destroy all rival compounds, and complete all main missions.
Losing police quickly
If you commit a lot of damage and/or kill a lot of people, you will get wanted stars. Once you get enough stars, the police will chase and shoot you. To lose them, just move to a different area and all of your stars will immediately go away.

Make loads of money fast at the start of the game.
To make lots of money at the start of the game fast. While in free roam, try to take over as much business as you can. You will get money for each one. And more for the racket's and they all add up on payday. To get more money from payday. Get higher in mobs rankin so you don't have to give as much to the mob boss vito.
money fast
when you head over to midtown there is a bank that can get you cash fast

in the center of midtown the bank gives you 50,000 dollers a pop

when you get there make sure you set up your getaway car and mark your map so you dont get lost and take the side entrence so its an easy getaway and come prepared for anything

so if in need of cash go there and make sure that is your fast cash ticket
More Unlockable Film Clips
Regarding Sollozzo Clip - Complete "The Alley" Mission
Mr. Bonasera Clip - Complete "The Enforcer" Mission
Meeting With Sollozzo Clip - Complete "A Grave Situation" Mission
Sicilian Sign Clip - Complete "Sleeping With The Fishes" Mission
Five Shots Clip - Complete "The Don is Dead" Mission
Sonny And Tom Disagree Clip - Complete "Intensive Care" Mission
Sonny And Tom Argue Again Clip - Complete "Fireworks" Mission
Mr. Woltz Clip - Complete "Death To The Traitor" Mission
Trigger Too Tight Clip - Complete "Horseplay" Mission
Mattresses Montage Clip - Complete "A Recipe for Revenge" Mission
Where's Michael? Clip - Complete "Now It's Personal" Mission
Spoiled Guinea Brat Clip - Complete "The Silent Witness" Mission
Carlo Learns A Lesson Clip - Complete "Sonny's War" Mission
Are You Ready To Do Me This Favor? Clip - Complete "Change Of Plans" Mission
The Don's Demise Clip - Complete "Order To Kill" Mission
Carlo Goes For A Ride Clip - Complete "It's Only Business" Mission
The Baptism Clip - Complete "Baptism By Fire" Mission
Must Kill the Bums
If you see any bums with shaggy clothes and a peg leg. Also a long bag. Kill them to get money around $100 or $3000.
Shooting enemies behind cover easier
When you are locked onto an enemy who is hiding behind a crate or low object, keep locking on but use the Right Analog-stick to move the crosshair to a part of their body that is sometimes sticking out, like their head or arm. This will help you kill them easier.

Taking over compounds
A good way to take over a compound is to kill everyone from afar then work your way in. The enemies will not respawn as long as you do not leave the area (about one city block). Just hide behind things by crouching, then shoot around corners to get kills. It is also recommended that you upgrade at least two of the pistols (preferably the pistol or sawn off magnum, for quicker shooting).

To take over a compound, equip all of your guns with ammunition, or use a powerful gun to kill other gangsters and take their gun. You should have cover at all times. Note: When behind the bushes to the left of the entrance they can shoot you through the bushes. Once 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 dead, set the time bomb (not dynamite). If needed, stay in the basement and die, then drive back and repeat on the other house.

When you are ready to take over a compound, the Tattaglias in northeast Brooklyn is recommended because they may be the weakest family in New York, but that does not mean they are going to be very simple to defeat either. Bring some bombs along and blow up the support pillars in the basements. You may start a mob war, but if you are successful you will have a new safe house with a group of guards.

Unlock Film Clips
Johnny Fontane Clip - Collect 10 Film Reels
Don Sends Luca On An Errand Clip - Collect 20 Film Reels
Luca's Demise Clip - Collect 30 Film Reels
The Don Is Dead Clip - Collect 40 Film Reels
Whack Paulie Clip - Collect 55 Film Reels
Good Morning Mr. Woltz Clip - Collect 70 Film Reels
Sonny At The Tollbooth Clip - Collect 85 Film Reels
Sorry Sally Clip - Collect 100 Film Reels


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Beatin' the bums
When you go down to the train yard, i believe in hells kitchen. if you search around you will find a bum, if you beat the crap out of him you get $1200 and i think like 400 exp. However afterwards you get jumped by a bunch with lead pipes and beware dont be caught off guard they will beat the daylights outta you, but each one gives you the same money and exp. I dont think you can do it more than once but i havent tried.


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First pause the game while playing and here are 3 Cheats that can be used.

$5,000 - Square, Circle, Square, Square, Circle, L3

Full* Ammo - Circle, Left, Circle, Right, Square, R3

Full* Health - Left, Square, Right, Circle, Right, L3

All movies**- Circle, Square, Circle, Square, Square, L3

*Full is not to be confused with infinite
**Enter at the title screen

Another little note is that you cannot use these cheats every 5 seconds! You need to wait at least a few minutes or so before using them again, or the game wont accept them.


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Easier special kills
In missions where you have to kill an important figure in a certain way (such as pushing them off a roof or into a furnace), you can do this easier by luring the enemy over to the hazard you must use to kill them before fighting with them. Just avoid them and run over to the hazard. They will come over to you. Beat them up a little, but do not kill them completely. Then, grab them by holding L1 + R1, and swing them so they have their back to the hazard. Then, push forward with the Analog-sticks to shove them to their death.

Full Ammo
Enter the code during the game while paused.

Cheat code: Circle, Left, Circle, Right, Square, R3
Full Ammo
Enter the code during the game while paused.

Cheat code: Circle, Left, Circle, Right, Square, R3
Full Health
Enter this code during the game while paused.

Cheat code: Left, Square, Right, Circle, Right, L3
how to become don of NYC
you need to have 91.5 game completion
Marlon Brando's last appearance
Play the mission when you go to the hospital to protect the Don. After you kill the first assassin and Michael Corleone tells you to go to the basement, go foward and make a left. You should see a door with Michael Corleone talking to Vito Corleone while he is in the hospital bed. Listen to the conversation carefully. This is the real Marlon Brando talking, recorded while he was hospitalized.

No heat when stealing cars
Reach the "Underboss" rank to have no heat when stealing a parked car.

Alternately, raise your street smart skills to level 4.
Unlock All Movies
This code is entered at the menu after you load your game.

Cheat code: Circle, Square, Circle, Square, Square, L3