Some people like to think that cheats have ‘vanished’ from games. I don’t think that’s true, but then again what was the last game I played with cheats?
It was most likely… GTA V! That game came out back in 2013 originally but then came out once more on the current-gen consoles a year later.
Do you guys, or any of the readers, think that perhaps with last gen that cheat codes became taboo? I ask this as back with last gen if you used cheats, the trophies/achievements would get disabled. It felt as if using cheats was punished in a way, or that the developers were just telling us “you can’t be god and still have achievements!”.
Cheats have existed for years and even though people may say they have faded least they’ll always exist as mods. And I suppose the Konami code will still work on Konami games forever!
What do you think? I am curious to find out if you guys love and miss all the cheat codes of the past and if you think cheats have well and truly vanished? Also what was the last game you guys played with cheats? Scott Jones, email
They certainly seem to have gone the way of the dodo for the most part, a few questionable forays into cheat-codes-as-DLC aside. We can’t remember the last time we used one. Though on PC, as you say, you can still do whatever you like via mods, cheat engines, and more.
We do miss the freedom they provided sometimes – editor Robin has fond memories of giving himself infinite money in The Sims to build the mansion of his dreams.