I have to admit that sometimes I can give up on games really easily if I feel that I’ve gone as far as I can and it’s not possible for me to play it to the end. But it’s a real waste not to complete the game since I’ve already payed good money for it, downloaded and installed it on my computer. To finish up the game, I’ll need some help to get over the finish line. There are a few different ways to achieve this and one is using some cheat codes that give me God mode (unlimited health) or maybe all weapons or infinite ammo.
There are also little programs called trainers that can hack the game and also freeze the money and health. The problem with trainers are, they often use well known hacking like techniques and as a result, are often classed a malicous by the majority security software. Searching for cheats from one website to another can often be tedious and in some cases, a security risk, since most of those sites are filled with pornographic pictures, popups and advertisements.
I found a freeware program a few years back that has most of the cheats and walkthroughs collected from Jan 1998 until the present day. That’s a database with over 14 years worth of cheats and covers more than 21,000 Games (yes 21,000!). This database represents all game genres and focuses on recent releases. Not only has it hints, cheats and walkthroughs for PC games, it also has game cheats for consoles such as Playstation 2 and 3, xbox 360, Wii, handhelds like the Nintendo DS or Sony PSP, and even has cheats for most of the old “classic” consoles and iPhone games etc… The program in question is called the Cheatbook-Database 2012 and is a completely free download of around 60Mb. The zip file extracts to a Setup.exe which you need to then install. The good thing is, it doesn’t try to install toolbars or any browser search/start page changers which is quite common with some other game cheating software.
Games are listed alphabetically in the left-hand window. When you click on a game name, the relevant cheat is displayed in the right hand window, and a double click will open the editor window where you can make your own changes to the cheat information. There are convenient buttons that let you print the selection or save any changes you’ve made and also add extra files or screenshots to the entry. To change from PC cheats, to Walkthroughs, to Console cheats, simply click on the appropriate tab. Double click on the console cheat name to access it. As you might expect with a database that contains 20,000+ entries, a box to search through it is needed, and of course provided.
You can always visit this link for updates to install on the CheatBook-Database as there should be updates to add the latest games almost every month. You don’t need to bookmark or memorize this page because you can get to the update page from the menu “Update” -> “Update infos” in your CheatBook program.
If you’re an avid gamer, or simply like me and would like to get your money’s worth out of your games by finishing them, using fair means or not, then the CheatBook-Database really is one of the most essential companions you could ever wish to download.