Good God, Christmas already? We’d best get started then, quick, load up the sack of games with the biggest titles of 2008 and give it to Santa. Wait, we’ve capitalised the words God and Santa, does that mean that ol’ Chris Cringle is now a deity? He is in the eyes of many gamers who are undeniably spoiled this year with such a fine selection of games, and our mouths are watering at the prospect of tucking into these turkey sized feasts and pulling the cheats out of them like giblets. We wish you a merry Christmas here at CheatMaster, and a happy New Year!
GREATEST CHEATS EVER!
YEAR OF RELEASE – 1998
PUBLISHER – Nintendo
With a brand new Banjo game doing the rounds, we thought we would reminisce on one of the strangest cheats of all. Head into the code menu on Banjo-Kazooie and type in ‘WISHYWASHYBANJO’ to turn the beefy bear into a washing machine, killing all around by firing underpants and socks at them. Rare thought they would be sneaky though and implemented a kind of cheat failsafe device. Use more than two cheats in the game and Grunty would delete all of the saved Banjo files from your memory card, the miserable old cow…
CAPTION: Nice to see you’ve been busy in ten years old chum, swiping picnic baskets and the like…
CALL OF DUTY 4 – 360, PS3, PC
For our first Youtube Solution, we’re going to show you how to get one of the hardest achievements in modern gaming, finishing Mile High Club on Call of Duty 4, Veteran mode. Imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, watch where to use your flash bangs and where to take cover in your quest to save the un-named hostage!
GEARS OF WAR 2 – 360
Losing the Light mass bomb is the least of Marcus’ problems as when the helicopter lifts him off the Brumak, it starts to mutate into a huge ugly mess. The team takes it down, realising the monster has the same explosive properties as the Wretches. As it blows, the city above collapses and the mountainside crumbles, forcing a huge tidal wave deep into the Earth killing off the remaining Locust and extinguishing the magma. Marcus tries in vain to contact Anya whilst his friends reminisce on their loved and lost, the Locust Queen’s narrative setting us up for Gears of War 3…
YOUR TOP 10 CHEATS
Share your top tips with us, the best one wins a game!
10: MABOSHI – Wii
To unlock a new space background wallpaper, collect a million points for Mr. Maboshi. Points you’ve already collected for him if you get Game Over are carried over.
Sean Campbell, via email
09: FRACTURE – PS3, 360
NEW CAMPAIGN SKIN
On the main menu, press Up, Right, Left, Down, Up, Left, Right, Down on the Dpad to unlock a brand new skin for Campaign mode.
Tijn Janssen, via email
CAPTION: Jet Brody, solving global warming one grenade at a time.
08: BIOSHOCK – PC, PS3, 360
Running low on health? Hit health stations with your wrench to get free health packs.
James Nixon, Stoke on Trent
CAPTION: Big Daddies have stomped onto PS3!
07: DEAD SPACE –360, PS3, PC
MORE POWER NODES
Press start in the game and press Y, X, X, X, Y. You’ll now have two more power nodes but beware; you can only do this once per game!
Paul Spangler, Devon
CAPTION: We wish there was a cheat to get the stains out of our pants…
06: SPIDER-MAN: WEB OF SHADOWS – DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360
Type these codes into the Insert Code option to unlock some new costumes!
MOON KNIGHT COSTUME
Ralph Cerar, via email
CAPTION: Use our cheats to unlock this hulking behemoth of a… er… Rhino?
05: LITTLEBIGPLANET – PS3
Complete the Sensei’s Lost Castle level.
PIRATE EYE PATCH
Complete the Level First Steps.
RINGMASTER TOP HAT
Complete The Meerkat Kingdom Level
Finish Burning Forest.
Lauren Dombowsky, Winchester
CAPTION: Sackboy’s on top of the world in this PS3 smash hit!
04: LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME – DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Enter these codes on the Batcave computer to unlock the corresponding character:
Aaron Ferreira, Nottingham
03: FALLOUT 3 – PC, PS3, 360
As computer terminals shut down if you fail a hack after the fourth time, it’s an idea to pull out after the third failed attempt. It will reset the terminal and give you another three chances to get it right.
William Wong, Edinburgh
02: SAINTS ROW 2 – PC, PS3, 360
Finish the following missions to get infinite weapon ammo:
FUZZ, MISSION SIX (PROJECTS)
Infinite Pistol Ammo
ALL HITMAN LISTS
Infinite Rifle Ammo
SNATCH, LEVEL SIX (DOWNTOWN)
Infinite SMG Ammo
Earnest Vaillencourt, via email
01: FABLE 2 – 360
Buy the weapons shop in Bowerstone Old Town and buy a load of weapons from it at a discount. Head to the blacksmith at Bowerstone Market and sell them to him for a tidy profit! Just remember to restock your shop…
Timothy Ham, Greater Manchester
CAPTION: Of course you can’t eat the dog. What kind of cheat request is that?
GM – Coming to the aid of stuck gamers since 1993!
OKAMI – Wii, PS2
I’m very stuck on Okami because I am looking for the last Canine Warrior and when I go into Kamiki Village the Canine Tracker doesn’t pop up. Why is this happening? Please can you help me, I’m really bad at Okami.
From Max Caffyn-Parsons via E-mail
Don’t worry Max; Okami is a spiritual journey in itself, like a long and winding road. As you mentioned Kamiki, we’re going to assume you mean Chuyabusa, but it turns out that this is actually a clever ruse. Find the Ninja dog Hayabusa who is lying around and pester him until he mentions his hole digging record. Then head to the turnip patch and start digging, keeping the old lady away with an inkfinity stone. Grab the last turnip and take it to Mushi and pester Hayabusa until he reveals his true identity and challenges you to a fight.
CAPTION: We wolf whistled when we saw Okami and still give it a play now and then!
POKEMON DIAMOND – DS
On Pokemon Diamond, I am stuck on getting the Riolu egg and finding other eggs, and where to find other Pokemon. Hope you can help? Thank you.
Sam and Janet Bonner, via E-mail
What a polite young man, of course we can help! The Riolu egg is on Iron Island, and to get there you will need to beat the fifth gym leader to reach Canclave City. Once there, you can get on the boat at the docks to reach Iron Island and meet Riley who you will need to help through a cave. Then you’ll have to beat some Team Galactic members and Riley will give you the egg (make sure you have an empty space in your party). It’ll take 3,000 steps to hatch and then you’ll be the owner of your very on Riolu!
What kind of mum lets their child wander poke-infested streets at 10pm? A bad one, that’s what.If only all births were pedometer related…