Cheat Engine

Open-source title to help gamers learn how to dominate their favorite titles


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  • Category Various Utilities
  • Program license Free
  • Version 7.4
  • Size 9.06 MB
  • Works under: Windows 10
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Dark Byte

Cheat Engine is a newer program which functions like a tool to help you get through games faster and take care of bugs that you encounter along the way.

Game cheats come in a number of different styles. Some people refer to cheats as the tips that players share with each other regarding how to beat a boss at the end of a level or get through a difficult level of the game. Others use the term when describing glitches or bugs in the game that help them earn more money or change the way a character looks. Cheat Engine is an open source program that lets you share information with other players, and pick up tips from them too. It can help you modify some of your favorite games to give those games a brand new look.

Instead of giving you cheats like a code you can use to skip to a different part of the game or unlock a new weapon, it provides you with tips on changing the actual code of the game. This can change the way you play and help you explore more of the levels in those games. One of the more popular mods you can use is one that you enter in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. As you play the game with this mod in place, you'll make more money than ever before.

As the cheats found in Cheat Engine actually modify your game, it voids any warranty that you have. Adding those mods may also interfere with any patches or updates that the developers release later. You'll also find that the user interface is hard to understand. Cheat Engine does come with a tutorial though that walks you through the basics of modding your games and shows you how to use the program. Even after following the tutorial, you may still have some problems using it.

Cheat Engine will only work with games that you have saved on your computer. It does not work with online games and may not work with games you save in the cloud. The developers frequently send out updates that make the program run more smoothly, and you must download each update as it becomes available. Though not suitable for beginners or those who have little experience with coding, Cheat Engine is great for advanced players who want to get more out of their favorite games.


  • User tutorial shows you how to use the program and mod games
  • Offers helpful tips on “cheating” popular computer games
  • Lets you modify and change game codes
  • Future updates from developers solve common problems
  • Supports seven popular game formats


  • Requires the download and installation of new updates
  • Confusing user interface
  • Hard for beginners to use
  • Will not work with online games
  • Can damage games and cause problems with future patches and updates on those games
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