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7 Great Video Game Cheat Codes

 Motherlode, IDDQD, noclip and other cheats that are known to almost every gamer.

7 Great Video Game Cheat Codes

1. Doom-IDDQD

Doom is one of the most important games in history, so it's not surprising that the codes from it have remained in the memory of the gaming community. The most famous cheat from the shooter is IDDQD, which gives invulnerability. It consists of the name of the game's developer studio (ID) and the name of a joke fraternity that one of the programmers allegedly founded in college - "Delta-Ku-Delta".

Even after almost 20 years since the release of the shooter, the cheat code is often found in Internet folklore. For example, one of the Overwatch esports teams uses IDDQDcode as title, and DJ Smash in 2008 dubbed IDDQDso your first album.

2. Konami games - ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →, B, A

The key sequence, dubbed "Konami Code", first appeared in the NES version of the scrolling shooter Gradius, and then was present in all the studio's projects. More often than not, a cheat makes games easier. So, in Gradius, he gives the player all weapons and shields, in the Contra shooter - 30 lives, in the TMNT II ninja turtles arcade game - the ability to choose a level.

The Konami Code doesn't just appear in games. For example, it can be seen in the animated film "Ralph", voice assistants Siri and Alexa respond to it, and some sites show funny Easter eggs when the user enters the code on the keyboard.

3. Age of Empires Series - BIGDADDY

The projects of the Age of Empires franchise are strategies in which the player controls a civilization that passes through several historical eras. Thanks to this original idea, the battles in the games look very unusual: soldiers with guns oppose archers, and war elephants face cavalry.

The code BIGDADDY brings even more chaos to the battle: he summons a huge black sedan equipped with a rocket launcher. This is a very powerful unit that can easily deal with almost any opponent and can even destroy the enemy base alone.

Despite the fact that the cheat only works in the first and second parts of the series, it is loved by the fans: they even make t-shirts Age of Empires-Big Daddy with the picture of the unit.

4. The Sims Series - MOTHERLODE

In The Sims, the player controls the virtual life of one or more Sims. Equips a house, chooses a job, finds wives or husbands for his wards, solves their problems, and monitors their mood.

As in life, sometimes the money in this game is no longer enough. Many in such situations turn to cheat codes. For example, they introduce MOTHERLODE, which gives 50,000 units of in-game currency. For most needs, this amount is enough, but to be sure, players sometimes apply the code several times, so that they certainly do not deny themselves anything.

5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - HESOYAM

The Grand Theft Auto action series is known for its rich open worlds, gore, and satire. But the games are united by another feature: ruthless mission design. If a player dies from a fall from a great height or dense enemy fire during the mission, then the mission is considered failed - you have to go through it from the very beginning.

Luckily, in San Andreas, the developers have provided players with a way to restore health and get $250,000 at the same time - this is the code HESOYAM. It is especially useful during missions when the hero's health is greatly reduced.

But it can be used for other purposes as well. For example, to add money to yourself if something is not enough, or to fix the car in which the character is located.

6. Bethesda games - tgm

Studio Bethesda creates mainly RPG - The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. And in almost all the games of these developers, the same cheat codes operate, because the projects are based on the same engine.

The main cheat code of all is tgm (short for toggle god mode). It gives the player invulnerability. A great way to get out of a difficult situation, for example, if the hero accidentally finds himself in the middle of hordes of enemies without healing potions, or just to have fun. With immortality turned on, you can do anything with impunity: jump off cliffs, fight bears with your bare hands, fight guards.

7. Valve games - noclip

In most of Valve's games - in particular, the Half-Life and Portal series - there is always a special emphasis on the story. Heroes study locations, listen to dialogues, learn more about the history of the world through the details of the environment. And thanks to the precise art direction and great design, what happens in these games seems like magic: you often want to look beyond the level to see more.

The noclip code allows you to do just that: fly through walls and fences, view the entire location, see where the characters go when they go beyond the player's line of sight. It's also useful in situations where you don't know how to get to the next location: you can just fly to the level change point.