Cheat codes are created by the game designers and hidden within the video game that cause any type of uncommon effect that is not part of the usual game mechanics. They're usually activated by typing secret passwords or pressing controller buttons in a certain sequence. They can be as simple as giving the player extra ammo to making the player invincible with infinite health.
Exploits involve unintentional coding, glitches or bugs within the game's programming that can be used by the player to their advantage in a manner not intended by the game's designers.
Listed below are cheat codes and exploits for the Mafia series of games. Use these at your own risk as they often have unintentional side effects, such as game crashes, inability to progress in game and may cause corrupt save files.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
The following is a list of PC cheat codes that can be entered during gameplay.
- krefjezivot - Refill health
- municak - Infinite ammunition
- boxer - Big hand mode
- jizda - Fold down roof in compatible cars
- cumdal - Increase draw distance
- parnik - Titanic Easter egg
- cornufse - All cars can be stolen
- Unlock all prototype cars:
- When you start free ride extreme, go to the most northeastern point of Oakwood. Place yourself so that you're looking down the street and look to your right, you should see a telephone booth. There is a house with a blue door just to the right of that, go up to the door and the action icon will appear. Click the right mouse button and the icon will disappear. Nothing will say that you've unlocked all Free Ride Extreme cars, but if you check the Free Ride car selection screen, the cars should be listed there.
- No cheat codes exist within Mafia II.
- In Chapter 14 rather than fight your way through the inside of the dock warehouse, once you kill all of Derek's men outside, drive a vehicle into the water nearby. This will cause you to respawn in front of the warehouse, only the large doors will be closed and the upstairs door to Derek's office will now be open. Enter his office and take cover by the doorway, the fight will be considerably easier from here.
- In Jimmy's Vendetta there is an achievement for getting 1,000,000 points in the DLC that can be extremely difficult and time-consuming to get legitimately. However, if you take advantage of the exploit listed on the achievement page you can get it with little effort, though slightly time-consuming.