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Hidden Packages are collectibles in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.


The collection of hidden packages in the series is considered a side quest of sorts as the player is given the opportunity to amass rewards by collecting as many of these pickups as possible. However, hidden packages are typically placed in concealed locations or hard-to-reach places, making the task of collecting them fairly difficult.

In each game they appear in, there tends to be a total of 100 hidden packages scattered. The packages are also cosmetically different in each appearance:


In GTA III, collecting each hidden package awards the player $1,000, while following games only award $100. Special rewards are also offered for finding each tenth hidden package, and a large monetary reward is provided upon collecting all packages.

Due to the benefits of collecting hidden packages, it is considered advantageous to the player as they will have immediate access to crucial weapons and pickups, as opposed to having to go to individual pickup locations or spend money at a weapons shop to obtain often costly weaponry and equipment.

Collecting all hidden packages is also a requirement for 100% completion of each game.


GTA 3 - Hidden Packages59:24

GTA 3 - Hidden Packages

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

GTA Vice City - Hidden Packages City Sleuth Trophy Achievement49:27

GTA Vice City - Hidden Packages City Sleuth Trophy Achievement

GTA Advance

GTA Liberty City Stories

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GTA Liberty City Stories Mobile - Hidden Packages

Grand Theft Auto V

Hidden Packages appear in Grand Theft Auto V, however, they are a bit different.

  • There are 11 hidden packages located in the ocean, mostly around shipwrecks. They appear to be briefcases that award the player with a various amount of money when collected, ranging from $7,000 to $25,000 each.  Most are deep enough to require a Scuba Suit to obtain safely.
GTA 5 PC - Hidden Packages Briefcases Location Guide11:41

GTA 5 PC - Hidden Packages Briefcases Location Guide


GTAVC HiddenPack 0 Ocean View Apt. Cocaine Shipment

GTA: Vice City Rub Out result.

  • Upon completing Rub Out in GTA Vice City, a Tiki statue broken in half with white powder (supposedly cocaine) spilling out of it can be found on the bar counter in of the Ocean View Hotel suite. It's a nod to the Miami Vice episode "Milk Run" where hollow green statues were used to smuggle cocaine.
  • In GTA San Andreas, a large "tiki statue", exactly the same as a hidden package in GTA Vice City, appears on the Tiki Theater in East Los Santos.
  • GTA Advance is the easiest game in the GTA History on finding Hidden Packages, because some of them are not "hidden" on secret places and some are just scattered around the sidewalks of Liberty City. Conversely, GTA Liberty City Stories is the hardest, as some packages are placed in high places accessible only via doing stunt jumps, climbing vehicles and so on.

User Tips

  • Once you have located your shipwreck in GTA V, dive down and collect your package. Then climb back aboard your dinghy assuring that you are once again located just above the dive site (you can mark the spot with a point of interest or a waypoint). Then use your phone and quick save. Once done saving, reload the game, you will be in the exact location to dive down and retrieve the package again. You can do this for as long as you have patience for and the result is that you will be flush with money. (Patched)

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