While in game pause your game and use these codes: 2, Left, 2, Right, Minus, Down. Note: They can only be put in about every 5 minutes. But if you really need the health or ammo and it has not been 5 minutes just pause the game, wait a few minutes, put them in and go back to the game.
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"The Don Is Dead" mission
Avoid getting shot
Easier car chases
To stop your money from going into some racket that will not pay off later, get the pressure up on the person you would normally buy out and he will instead pay you.
In missions where you raid an enemy gang's operation like a supplier or storefront racket, search the interior after completing the main objective for hidden stashes of money and ammunition. Most back rooms, closets, and rooftops contain hidden moneybags or weapon stashes.
Go to the police station in Brooklyn and bribe the chief, then rob the bank. When you get outside no one will shoot or chase you. Note: When bribing the chief make sure you have no heat.
To get easy money and respect, go to the Molotov Cocktail seller in Midtown. Look for hobos walking around, then shoot them. You will get a good amount of respect and money, but no heat.
When walking around the city, kill the homeless men you see from time to time. The majority of the time they will have 5,500 and you will get no heat.
Get on the freeway and about every ten seconds a warehouse truck should appear. Stop your car in front of it, get out, cause some damage, kill the bagmen, take the money, and keep driving. You can accumulate a lot of money quickly. Then, return to your safe house and deposit the money.
After you own the compounds, go to New Jersey. It is easier to travel through the Holland Tunnel. Go to the Stracci compound, then drive into the container park. Go far behind, where you will see a lot of containers. Step out, then you will see a lot of Stracci soldiers. Kill all of them, then go in to the maze. At the back, there are two boxes and another group of Straccis. Break open the box to find approximately 120,000. Then, run as fast as you can to your car before another bunch of Straccis appear. If they do appear, kill them all. In total you will get around 125,000. Note: You will need a lot of ammunition. They can be as strong as the sewer system bell-boys.
Different families have different incomes; the richest family is the Barzini green family followed by the Cuneo red family. The businesses that you take from these families pay out a lot more than the other two. Also, when you are taking over their business, do not forget to pick up the money they drop. When a Barzini green family member is killed, you can pick up at least 200 per person. However, when you take money from a Tattaglia brown family member, you will only get 15.
Enter the sewer system and find a crate containing money, which is guarded by a group of heavily armed bell-boys. The entrance to the sewer system is directly south of the westernmost Tattaglia warehouse on the Hell's Kitchen Loop.
If you have not taken over all the businesses and rackets, wait until you have reached the "Don Of New York City" 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 just say "Yes" immediately.
Free pistol in "The Alley" mission
Getting past barricades easily
When you go to a hub, warehouse, or compound with people and cars blocking your way, stand close enough that you can lock-on to a person. Take either dynamite or a Molotov Cocktail and throw it. It will blow up the cars next to the people. Continue doing this until you have reached the hub, warehouse, or compound.
Hidden money in "Death To The Traitor" mission
Losing police quickly
Marlon Brando's last appearance
Movie and television references
Regarding Sollozzo: "The Alley" mission
No heat when stealing cars
Real gun names
.38 Snub-Nose: Colt Detective .38 Special / Smith & Wesson M & P 2 in revolver
Recommended upgrade priority
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.
The pistol at level 3 works like a semi-automatic gun. It carries fourteen bullets and has more firepower. It is great for taking over businesses. The shotgun at level 3 has more ammunition, more firepower, and is great for taking over warehouses, etc. Prioritize weapons upgrades before safehouse buying. One house in each city is fine at the start. However, you will have to buy them all in the end.
Taking over compounds
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.
When trying to take over a compound, use your car to run people over. Then, get out and use it as a shield. Once you are in the yard, kill any enemies. Then if you have a lot of ammunition, take one step into the house and shoot at the floor or person. The enemies should step out as you hide. Shoot them, then continue into the room with the couches. Someone could be hiding behind the couch. Run to the basement and clear it, then plant a bomb. Do the same in the other house.
Stay far away form the gang members guarding the business or compound, enough so that you cannot lock on to them. If you pick them off from a far range, they will not shoot back. You can clear the area without getting shot.
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April 2, 2007 - 5:49am