Game Platforms

The Godfather : The Don's Edition

PlayStation 3

Barricades

Use the following trick when you go to a hub, warehouse, or compound with people and cars blocking your way. Get a truck and run into the cars and people until it catches on fire. Then, finish off the other people that are still alive.

Easy special kills

On 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 your opponent over 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 bit 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.

Cheat Mode

At the pause menu enter one of the following codes:

Code:Result:
Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Triangle, L3Extra $5,000
Triangle, Left, Triangle, Right, Square, R3Full Ammo
Left, Square, Right, Triangle, Right, L3Full Health

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 Marlo Brando talking, recorded while he was hospitalized.

Execution styles

For the executions that require you to press R1, your enemy must be low enough on health for it to work. Only performing the execution styles on mobsters will count toward the execution achievements.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
Back Of The Head executionUsing a pistol, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Barehanded Kneeling executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Then, without any weapons drawn, stand in front of your enemy. While they are still kneeling, lock onto them and press R1.
Barehanded Standing executionWithout any weapons drawn, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Between The Eyes executionUsing a revolver, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Blackhand executionKill your enemy with your fists without grabbing them.
Blackhand Grapple executionKill your enemy with your fists while grabbing them.
Bombs Away executionKill your enemy with dynamite, a bomb, an explosive barrel, or an explosive crate.
Bottle executionKill your enemy by throwing a bottle at them.
Chin Up executionUsing a 2x4, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1. 2x4s can be found by blowing up a burning barrel on the street.
Clavicle Crush executionUsing a tire iron, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Cocktail Hour executionKill your enemy with a Molotov.
Crooked Cop executionUsing a police baton, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Disarmed executionShoot your enemy in the shoulder to make them drop their weapon.
Double Play executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Then, using a baseball bat, stand in front of your enemy. While they are still kneeling, lock onto them and press R1.
Face-off executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a shotgun. Lock on to them and press R1.
Foot In Mouth executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a magnum. Lock on to them, then press R1.
Gut Shot executionUsing a shotgun, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Hard Head executionKill your enemy by slamming their head into a counter or other low object.
Hats Off executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a pistol. Lock on to them and press R1.
Headstrong executionUsing a Tommy gun, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
How's Your Leg executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a golf club or shovel. Lock on to them, and press R1.
Kneecapped executionShoot your enemy in the knee.
Last Gasp executionStrangle your enemy to death with your bare hands.
Look at Me executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Then, using a revolver, stand in front of your enemy. While they are still kneeling, lock onto them and press R1.
Magnum executionKill your enemy with a magnum.
Melee Weapon executionKill your enemy using any melee weapon.
Neck Boned executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a tire iron. Lock on to them and press R1.
Neck Kink executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Then, using a police baton, stand in front of your enemy. While they are still kneeling, lock onto them and press R1.
Over Cooked executionThrow your enemy into a furnace. Furnaces can be found in bakeries and funeral homes.
Pipe Down executionUsing a lead pipe, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Pistol executionKill your enemy with a pistol.
Protect Ya Neck executionUsing a golf club or shovel, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Revolver executionKill your enemy with a revolver.
Riddled With Lead executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a Tommy gun, lock on to them, and press R1.
Road Rage executionKill your enemy by running them over with a car.
Shotgun executionKill your enemy with a shotgun.
Sicilian Candle executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a 2x4, lock on to them, and press R1. 2x4s can be found by blowing up a burning barrel on the street.
Silent Assassin executionStrangle your enemy to death using the garrote wire.
Stained Glass executionKill your enemy by throwing them through a window.
Sure Shot executionKill your enemy with a head shot.
Taste My Chamber executionUsing a magnum, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1.
Tommy Gun executionKill your enemy with a Tommy gun.
Traffic Accident executionKill your enemy by throwing them in front of a moving vehicle. Do not stand in front of traffic or it will stop; stand to the side of the road.
Wallpapered executionKill your enemy by slamming them against a wall.
Watch Your Step executionKill your enemy by throwing them off a roof, ledge, two-story window, etc.
Wrenched executionGet your enemy on their knees by shooting them in the knee or beating them down. Get directly in front of them while holding a lead pipe, lock on to them, and press R1.
You're Out executionUsing a baseball bat, stand in front of your enemy. While they are standing, lock onto them and press R1. Note: There is a glitch in the onscreen message, which will call it a "Melee Standing Execution".

Shooting enemies behind cover

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.

Tattaglias compound

When you think you are ready for the challenge, take on a compound. The Tattaglias in northeast Brooklyn might be the weakest family in New York, but that does not mean they are going to let you walk right in. 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.

Unlimited ammunition and $1 million

Reach the "Don Of New York City" rank at a 91.5% game completion. Note: you will get unlimited ammunition for all of your guns only. Bombs, dynamite, and Molotov Cocktails are not infinite, and melee weapons can still wear out.

Losing police quickly

If you commit a lot of damage and kill a lot of people, you will get wanted stars. If you get enough stars, the police will chase and shoot you. To lose them, just move to a different area. All of your stars will immediately go away.

Taking over compounds

To take over a compound, equip your self with ammunition for all your guns, or you can use one powerful gun to kill other gangsters and take their gun. You must have cover at any time possible. 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 pilaer. 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.

"The Don Is Dead" mission

Break the windows in the barber shop before start the mission. This will allow for easy shooting once the Don is shot. The recommended gun for this and any other close range shooting mission is the magnum.

Movies

Complete the indicated mission or number of film reels to unlock the corresponding movie.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
Are You Ready To Do Me This Favor?"Change Of Plans" mission
Carlo Goes For A Ride"It's Only Business" mission
Carlo Learns A Lesson"Sonny's War" mission
Don Sends Luca On An ErrandCollect 20 film reels
Five Shots"The Don Is Dead" mission
Good Morning Mr. WoltzCollect 70 film reels
Johnny FontaneCollect 10 film reels
Luca's DemiseCollect 30 film reels
Mattresses Montage"A Recipe For Revenge" mission
Meeting With Sollozzo"A Grave Situation" mission
Mr. Bonasera"The Enforcer" mission
Mr. Woltz"Death To The Traitor " mission
Regarding Sollozzo"The Alley" mission
Sicilian Sign"Sleeping With The Fishes" mission
Sonny And Tom Argue Again"Fireworks" mission
Sonny And Tom Disagree"Intensive Care" mission
Sonny At The TollboothCollect 85 film reels
Sorry SallyCollect 100 film reels
Spoiled Guinea Brat"The Silent Witness" mission
The Baptism"Baptism By Fire" mission
The Don Is DeadCollect 40 film reels
The Don's Demise"Order To Kill" mission
Trigger Too Tight"Horseplay" mission
Whack PaulieCollect 55 film reels
Where's Michael?"Now it's Personal" mission

"The Alley" mission: Easy money

After completing the mission getting the your first gun down the alley to your left, go back to the alley you beat the thugs up at. Shoot the crate. It will have $1,000 inside.

Tattaglias compound

When you think you are ready for the challenge, take on a compound. The Tattaglias in northeast Brooklyn might be the weakest family in New York, but that does not mean they are going to let you walk right in. 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.

Ammunition

All the safe houses that you pay for have ammo caches. When low on ammunition or health, you can go into these houses and restock. They are the orange houses on the map, and most are in hotels.

Car chases

When you are being pursued by enemies in a car, let them drive up on your side. Usually they will come up near your rear on your left or right. Then, look ahead and lure them into an accident. Usually they will smash into something like oncoming traffic or a wall if you time it correctly. They will eventually come back and catch up to you, but if you keep doing this you can get them to blow themselves up (because you cannot shoot out your car at them).

Recommended weapons

Do not waste money on safe houses. You can make it fine with just the ones you get in the story. Instead, save money for clothing and weapons. All the best weapons cost a lot but are well worth it. The Saturday Night Special is a better revolver and it will cost $75,000. The Assassin's Pistol is better gun and costs about $200,000. The Python a better magnum will cost $250,000. The Dillinger is a machine gun that costs $450,000. Finally, the Street Sweeper, which works like a shotgun, sells for $500,000 and will kill most people in one shot.

Easy money

Visit the sewer system. The entrance is directly south of the westernmost Tattaglia warehouse on the Hell's Kitchen Loop. Prepare for a battle. The crate containing the money you are after is guarded by a group of heavily armed bell-boys.