Don’t you just wish the video game you are presently playing is easier so you can win over it? Perhaps you may want your character to be all-powerful so that he can mow through the AI enemies. Or maybe you want to fire an infinite amount of ammunition. Or attain the highest level of spellcasting without going through all the stages of the game. Or maybe discover a hidden costume or an unusual weapon. Then you may need to input some sort of a cheat code.
Using a cheat code entails a player to use non-standard ways for gaining an advantage beyond normal game play or to unlock “secrets” placed by the developers in the gameplay. Cheats are originally used for play-testing the game before it is released to the market. But sometimes, the developers may accidentally (or intentionally) leave the codes in the game; this could be exploited by gamers. Today, there is now a huge cheat-code industry in which the codes can be bought.
Gamers have mixed reactions regarding cheats.
I don’t like to cheat. Why should I? I am an advocate of fair game, and I just hate it when people use cheat codes. I know many gamers who boast that they have these cheats, but I view them as, well, cheats. It just shows that they suck at playing games.Will
When I play video games, I follow a strict personal rule. I don’t use cheats until I finish the game normally, that is, without any cheats or walkthroughs. Only then will I use cheats to review the game, discover secrets, listen more intently to the cut scenes, etc.Kelly
I usually don’t like using cheat codes to beat a game. That’s because it just diminishes the experience. However, there are times that I do use cheats. After a long day at work, I sometimes just want to sit down, play a game, enter a cheat, and blast my way in. It’s a way of relieving stress.John
I don’t find cheating offensive. I mean, if there’s a will, there’s a way, right? I’m a competitive person and I’ll do whatever I can to win. Nothing wrong with that, right?Carlo
There are times in a game that I get stuck. I mean, really stuck! I don’t really want to use cheat codes because I want to indulge myself into the full experience of the game. But sometimes, the developers overdo the difficulty. That’s when cheat codes become really useful.Gabe
I use cheat codes for fun, not for advancing into the game with less effort. I enjoy Easter eggs, secret costumes, funny renditions of characters, special effects, etc. But that’s it. No cheats for me to make the game easier.Jenny
Why not? It’s really fun! It’s not like it will be the end of the world or I’ll lose my job if I use cheat codes. Remember, it’s just a game.Ben
What about you? What’s your take on cheat codes? Share them here!