Gran Turismo 4 is one of the most celebrated games in the history of the PlayStation 2 console. It is a racing simulator that features over 700 cars, 51 tracks, and realistic graphics and physics. The game was released in 2004 and became a huge commercial success, selling over 11.5 million copies around the world.
However, even after almost 20 years since its launch, fans have recently discovered some hidden cheat codes in the game that can enhance the gameplay experience. These codes were first shared by a Twitter user named Nenkai, who claimed to have found them in the game’s code. They were later posted on the ResetEra message boards, where they generated a lot of interest and excitement among Gran Turismo 4 enthusiasts.
The Cheat Codes
So many years and this game still holds surprises, GT4 does actually have cheat codes👀👇 pic.twitter.com/toyyIHIJKW
— Nenkai (@Nenkaai) March 25, 2023
The cheat codes are simple button combinations that can be entered on the main menu screen of the game. They can do various things, such as:
- Giving you 10,000,000 Credits, which is the in-game currency used to buy cars and parts.
- Passing all License Tests automatically, which are required to unlock certain events and modes in the game.
- Unlocking all cars and tracks in Arcade Mode, which is a mode where you can race against AI opponents or other players.
- Enabling Professional Physics, which makes the driving more realistic and challenging.
- Disabling Tire Wear and Fuel Consumption, which are factors that affect your car’s performance during long races.
However, there is one condition that you have to meet before you can use these cheat codes. You have to play the game for at least 365 days (in-game time) before they will work. This means that you have to either leave your PS2 on for a long time or change the system date manually. This may be a way for the developers to prevent players from using these codes too early in the game and ruining their sense of progression and achievement.
How to use cheat codes
- 10,000,000 Credits: Select, Left, Right, Right, Down, Up, Up, Left, Down, Up, Right, Left, Down, L1, R1, Select
- Automatically Pass Licence: Select, R1, Select, R1, Select, L2, L2, R2, R2, L1, Select, Select
- Automatically Gold Licence Test: Select, Select, R1, R2, L2, L2, Select, L1, R1, Select, R2, L1, Select
- Automatically Gold Any Event: Select, L1, Up, Up, Select, R1, Down, Down, Select, L2, Select, R2, Select
Why These Codes Were Hidden for So Long
It is not clear why these cheat codes were hidden in the game for so long and why they were never officially revealed by the developers or publishers. Some possible reasons are:
- They were meant to be used by testers or developers for debugging purposes and were accidentally left in the final version of the game.
- They were meant to be Easter eggs or rewards for dedicated players who played the game for a long time and wanted to have some fun with it.
- They were meant to be released as part of a DLC or update that never happened due to technical or legal issues.
Whatever the reason, these cheat codes are a fascinating discovery that adds more value and re-playability to Gran Turismo 4. They also show how much depth and detail this game has and how it still holds up as one of the best racing games ever made.