Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you have any cheats for this game?
  2. Will you email me cheats for this game?
  3. Why don't you have any cheats for this game?
  4. What is a "Cheat"?
  5. What is a "Cheat Code®"?
  6. What is a "Hint", "Tip", "Trick" or "Secret"?
  7. What is an "Accomplishment", "Achievement", or "Trophy"?
  8. What is an "Unlockable" or "Award"?
  9. What is a "FAQ"?
  10. What is a "Guide" or "Walkthrough"?
  11. What is the "Cheat Trust Level"?
  12. How do I print out cheats?
  13. How do I submit new cheats?
  14. How do I login to CheatCodes.com?
  15. How often is CheatCodes.com updated?
  16. What should I do if a cheat doesn't work for me?
  17. Does CheatCodes.com keep my personal information private?
  18. Why can't I login to CheatCodes.com with a gamerID if I'm under 13?
  19. How do I make CheatCodes.com my browser's home page?
  20. How do change my browser's home page to something other than CheatCodes.com?
  21. What if my question isn't answered in this FAQ?
  • 1. Do you have any cheats for this game?

    CheatCodes.com publishes new cheats as soon as we discover them or receive them from the game developers. If we know about a cheat, it's already our site.

  • 2. Will you email me cheats for this game?

    Sorry, but we do not email individual cheats. However, we can automatically email you when we add new cheats for specific games. To get new cheat alerts via email, get a free gamerID account, add games to your Favorites, then edit your Notification Options to be alerted by email when we add new cheats for those games.

  • 3. Why don't you have any cheats for this game?

    CheatCodes.com does not create cheats or codes. They are created by the game developers and included in the game by them, and at their sole discretion. Sometimes, developers will choose not to include any cheats or codes within a game, and there is nothing we can do to alter that. In these cases, we do our best to provide hints, tips, tricks, or other help for the game. But we cannot, however, simply "make up" new cheats for the game and expect them to work.

    We communicate closely with most major game development studios to encourage them to include cheats and codes in their games, and those that do include them provide them to us prior to the game's release date.

  • 4. What is a "Cheat"?

    A "Cheat" is the general term we use for any piece of information that helps you in a video game. The type of cheats we provide are: Cheat Code®, Achievement or Trophy, Hint, Tip, Trick, or Secret, Unlockable or Award, FAQ, Guide, or Walkthrough, Glitch, Easter Egg, Video.

  • 5. What is a "Cheat Code®"?

    A "Cheat Code®" is a key sequence, password, or series of steps to be entered within a video game that provides access to a particular item, ability, level, or location within that game that is secret, hidden, or otherwise unobtainable without completiting additional steps. For example, a cheat could be a series of controller buttons that would allow the player to jump to a different level, unlock a new car, or activate a special "mode," such as invisibility, invincibility, unlimited weapons, super speed, etc.

    The term "cheat code®" is a registered trademark of gamerID Network LLC (the publisher of the CheatCodes.com website) and may not be used without permission.

  • 6. What is a "Hint", "Tip", "Trick" or "Secret"?

    A "Hint", "Tip", "Trick" or "Secret" is any piece of information that helps a player accomplish something witin in a video game, such as which weapon is most effective against a specific opponent, where to find a certain item, etc.

  • 7. What is an "Accomplishment", "Achievement", or "Trophy"?

    An "Accomplishment" is the general term for a goal within a video game that is identified and granted to the player once they meet some specific criteria within the game based on gameplay, the awarding of which does not otherwise alter the in-game experience. Common examples of accomplishments include "Achievements" for the Xbox 360 (and Xbox Live) and "Trophies" for PlayStation 3 (and PlayStation Network).

    Achievements are most widely used on the Xbox 360, where the awarding of achievements is centrally recorded within the player's Xbox Live account and points are awarded based on the difficulty of the achievement, the total amount of which are called the player's Gamerscore. Some games on other systems also award achievements, but most are not generally tracked in a central location, as with Xbox Live.

    Trophies are most widely used on the PlayStation 3, where the awarding of trophies is centrally recorded within the player's PlayStation Network account and experience points are awarded based on the level of a trophy, using a Bronze, Silver, and Gold scale. Some games also include a Platinum Trophy, which is only awarded once all other trophies within the game are earned.

  • 8. What is an "Unlockable" or "Award"?

    An "Unlockable" or "Award" is a goal within a video game that is identified and granted to the player once they meet some specific criteria within the game based on gameplay, the awarding of which alters the in-game experience in some way and/or provides something demonstrable to the player. Examples include additional costumes, cars, weapons, in-game items, hidden levels, avatar awards, etc.

    Unlockables and awards differ from accomplishments (such as achievements and trophies) in that an unlockable or award provides something demonstrable to the player within the game (or within the game system, as in the case of avatar awards), while an accomplishment does not provide anything in-game other than a notification that the accomplishment has been met. It is possible for an accomplishment to result in the unlocking of an award, but even in those cases, the two are still defined independently.

  • 9. What is a "FAQ"?

    The acronym "FAQ" stands for "Frequently Asked Questions." Technically, a video game FAQ (sometimes called a "Game FAQ") should therefore answer specific questions about a game, but over time the definition has expanded to mean any text document that relates to a specific video game, the primary intent of which is to help invidivuals' game play.

  • 10. What is a "Guide" or "Walkthrough"?

    A "Guide" (sometimes called "Game Guide") or "Walkthrough" is a special kind of FAQ that "guides" or "walks through" specific elements within a video game to help individuals complete all in-game tasks and/or complete the game.

  • 11. What is the "Cheat Trust Level"?

    The "Cheat Trust Level" is an indicator of how reliable we believe a cheat to be, based on our internal testing and visitor feedback. We display icons for the Cheat Trust Level next to every cheat, which indicate the following levels:

    Verified: Our Staff has tested this cheat and confirmed that it does work.

    Trusted: The majority of our visitors have indicated that this cheat worked for them, and we trust that it does work.

    Untrusted: Not enough visitors have indicated whether or not this cheat worked for them, so while it probably does work, we don't yet trust it. This is the default Trust Level for all new cheats.

    Suspect: The majority of our visitors have indicated that this cheat didn't work for them, and we suspect it does not work. Suspect cheats are marked for eventual removal from the site, and visitors that submit multiple suspect cheats will be banned from making future submissions.

    Visitors to CheatCodes.com can help us improve our Cheat Trust Level accuracy by clicking on the "Did this cheat work for you?" icon after trying a cheat.

  • 12. How do I print out cheats?

    Because most video game players like to print out cheats to have a physical copy available while in front of their video game system, we've created a special print option for every page that lists cheats. Selecting this option presents the cheats in an easy-to-print format that fits as many cheats on a page as possible, while still making them readable, in an effort to conserve printer paper.

  • 13. How can I submit new cheats?

    To submit new cheats, please fill out the submission form at the bottom of every cheats page.

  • 14. How do I login to CheatCodes.com?

    Login to CheatCodes.com requires a free gamerID account.

  • 15. How often is CheatCodes.com updated?

    We update our site every day with new cheats, 365 days a year (including holidays).

  • 16. What should I do if a cheat doesn't work for me?

    First, make sure that the code is for the exact version of the game you're playing, on the correct game system. Some codes are designed to work only for import or domestic versions of games, or you might be trying to use a code on a newer or older version of a game (Grand Theft Auto 2 vs. Grand Theft Auto 4) or on the wrong game system (like trying a PlayStation 3 cheat on an Xbox 360 title).

    Cheat codes® must be entered exactly as shown, or they will not work. Some cheat codes require you to access a special cheats menu within the game before enterting them. If you are certain that you are entering a cheat correctly (and for the correct game system) and it still doesn't work, please click the "Did this cheat work for you?" icon next to that cheat to tell us.

  • 17. Does CheatCodes.com keep my personal information private?

    Yes we do. Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Please review our Privacy Statement.

  • 18. Why can't I login to CheatCodes.com with a gamerID if I'm under 13?

    Visitors of all ages are welcome to browse our site, but in compliance with U.S. privacy laws, we do not collect personally identifiable information from visitors under age 13.

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  • 20. How do change my browser's home page to something other than CheatCodes.com?

    If you've changed your home page to CheatCodes.com and you want to change it back to something else, simply follow the steps in the answer to the previous question, but enter the URL of the Web site you wish to make your home page.

  • 21. What if my question isn't answered in this FAQ?

    If you're unable to find the answer to your question in our FAQ, please feel free to contact us.