Now might be a good time to take the quick poll: How often do you cheat?
But if you had to choose one reason why you ultimately use cheat codes for your favorite game what would it be? Or, why don't you like it when people use cheat codes?
- I don't cheat at all. I get mad when others use cheats so why would I? I enjoy a fair game, but some people just have to ruin it for others. So if you have cheat to win then that really shows how much you suck at playing games. What can I say the newer generations expect everything to be handed to them, so why wouldn't they cheat they think the world owes them.
- —Guest Will Simpson
- I have this personal rule, I dont use cheats until I've battled through the game and finished it without any cheats or walkthroughs. I feel a real sense of achievement when I've completed a really challenging game all on my own lol. Maybe thats just me. Haha.
- —Guest Kiara
Sometimes, I like feeling like God
- I never really liked using cheat codes when I'm trying to beat a game. It just takes something away from the experience. But after a long day, i just want to sit down, pop a game in, select the hardest difficulty and level, then get the biggest gun i can find, turn on invincibility, infinite ammo, and explosive ammunition and go to town . Nothing like revenge for every time I died in that spot lol
- —Guest Orpheus
Why I cheat
- I cheat for the thrill of it but also so I can speed through the storyline with the smallest amounts of annoyance (Losses, death, ect.)
- —Guest Circle
One clear answer~
- (talking from a RPG player's point of view) I use cheats ans codes when I get stuck in a game. Really stuck. I don't cheat that often because I want to experience the games fully, even if they are difficult, and level grinding and other things like that are part of the game. But in front of the almost-invincible lvl 1000 bonus final boss, which is pretty much impossible to beat with the experience gained from a normal gameplay, I'll go search for one or two cheat codes to help ^_-
- —Guest Mochama
Cheating is ALWAYS FUN!!!! :D
- The reason why I should say CHEATING is FUN is because AFTER you beat the game and have nothing to do, there's cheats to mess with the game a lot! In my opinion, cheating makes games enhanced to a NEW whole level! Like in GTA IV, you can cheat to get vehicles, weapons, and raise your wanted level to have a blast with a lot of cops chasing you! Cheats built in game are there for a reason. They are there for you when you have nothing to do, OR, if you're lazy to complete the game. I usually cheat for FUN, but after finishing the game. Cheating compared to playing the game fairly, Cheating makes things fun to mess around, which is unpredictably EPIC!
- —Guest CheatFTW
I buy only the games I can cheat at.
- I have no interest in Achievements, or "honorable" play. Fallout 3, for instance, was boring me to tears until I used cheats. I just want to explore, with a little danger thrown in. So, I cheat. Constantly. Also, because I'm old and spazzy. If it was included, when a Deathclaw in in arm's reach, I'd accidently hit the key sequence that enables "give weapon to enemy; stand still for reward". hehehe. No way could I complete any of the new games without cheating.
cheats for fun
- I cheat for fun, sure, tons of people cheat, but no one with a respectful name will cheat online, I only boosted on offline because I am a teen without a license for 2 more years, so i can' t visit friends, I only boosted on there to experience new items, and i am just talking modern warfare 2. everything else, i don't use cheats until i finish the game, get bored and start a cheat game, or am extremely desperate and can't do it.
- —Guest Alex Vance fan
Win @ all costs!!!
- OK, I have to admit, with most games, instantly, cheats galore, but the only reason I don't use them is if the game don't have any, or I forgot the cheats, 'cause I don't always refer to a cheat book... But the main reason I cheat is that it makes the game a whole heck of a lot easier! :)
All's Fair in Love and Gaming
- I play to WIN !!!!!! for each gamer has certain places that just won't reveal themselves to us.... so All is fair in love and war
To Shift Genres or Styles
- No matter what genre you like, there will usually be more near-miss games than games that really suit you perfectly. There will be some aspect of the combat system that drives you up the wall, one mini-game you loathe, or one area you wish they hadn't built into the game. With cheats, you can bring those near-misses closer to being your ideal game, and have a much wider selection to choose from. In my case, I tend to get rid of long grinding sessions in favor of a faster progression of the plot or remove annoying aspects of combat systems. As Bob Roth mentioned, I have a life outside my console, and I don't particularly collect achievements, so I see no reason to spend several hours pushing through aspects of a game that annoy me.
- —Guest Firefairy
Why Cheats Are Very Helpful To Me
- First, I don't understand what's the problem, cheats can make or break a games being fun or a pain in the mass!! Because some shooter games always put you up against far too many foes and never a lot of what you need to win, like ammo, health, whatever they think the game player will get killed over and over again. Because of respawns in terrible locations, to me, this is not very much fun... unless you like pain? Over and over for hours. Or just give-up and play something easier, so cheats work for me, keep the cheats coming, OK.
- —Guest kenneth walker
- I can't tell if this post is outdated or what since there isn't a date anywhere but....It's fun, console games used to have cheat codes but new consoles (xbox360,ps3,etc) never have cheats or codes to use anymore, atleast from every game I ever played, it's only the PC games now that get all the codes for games, I don't know why but I always wondered....and I always googled to see if anybody else was interested in why we can't use them on new consoles anymore...like invincibility/godmode for GTA san andreas and stuff made the game alot more funner for me, I guess it has something to do with the stupid achievements that they want everybody to compete against everyone, I don't play games to compete, I play them for fun so doesn't make sence to me but whatever, red dead redemption has codes but you can't even progress in the game if you use them, it's stupid, they should let you and just turn off all achievment earnings, you can't even save the game if you use the code for crying out loud
- —Guest keith
I cheat for the thrill of it
- I cheat for the thrill of beating the mission to move further in a game but mostly just for the thrill of doing something differnt in a game and extending game play
- —Guest andrew jc
- I'm just plain lazy. Grinding is the most tiresome task in a game, and I want to skip all that shiz and get straight into the story, so I happily mod away. If that mean flouncing throught the early levels as a overpowered bulkasaurus so be it. Plus, I like winning. Nothing sucks more than losing. >:-) mwahahaha
- —Guest Root Beer Float