How to Find Video Game Cheats Online

If you’re stuck at a certain point in a game and you’ve been trying to get past it for a long time, it may be time to go extreme – cheat! Most video games have a number of “cheat codes” which can be used to gain various advantages.

Identify the type of game system you are using. Is it a PC, or is it one of the console units (such as Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, or Sony’s PlayStation 2/3/4)? Make a mental note of your gaming platform as sometimes the codes are different across platforms, even if they’re for the exact same game.

Identify the game you are playing. It helps to be as specific as possible. For example, are you playing “Zelda,” or is it actually “Zelda: Majora’s Mask?” Make a note of the specific game you are playing. This is especially true if the game you are playing is part of a series. Just searching for “guitar hero cheats” may not get you to where you want.

Use a search engine. Type in the name of your game, the gaming platform, and the word “cheats.” For example, if you are playing “Halo 2” on Xbox, type in Halo 2 Xbox cheats. If you want to go one step further, you could also search directly into a cheat website such as

  • For games that are available on more than one console, include the console in your search criteria.

Look through the results. Choose a site that offers cheat codes for your game and platform. More often then not, one should jump out at you immediately. If it doesn’t, there’s a chance that there are just no cheats available for your game.

  • If you find a particular cheat website that you really like, you might want tobookmark it for future use, too.

Find and note down the cheat that you want to use.

Follow the instructions given on the website to use the cheat while playing the game. If you’re really struggling, try looking for some sort of cheat menu, perhaps within the main menu or settings of the game.