A good morality system can add a lot of value to a game. Challenging the player with moral choices is a great way to make things more interesting, but at the same time, what if you don't want to make any choices at all? What if, instead of choosing to be good or bad, you just wanted to have some fun?
Well, as long as there is a morality system involved, you can't really go on a random killing spree without being seen as a monster. And if you're playing as an evil character, showing empathy towards your favorite companion can instantly ruin your reputation as well.
Luckily, there is a way to circumvent these moral quandaries. Some games and their morality systems can be cheated. With bugs, glitches, exploits, or even a simple oversight in the design, you just need to find the right loophole, and you won't need to worry about the consequences of your actions ever again.
No more punishment for killing innocents for fun. No more tarnished reputations for doing things your way. With these few simple exploits, morality can become as relative as you want it to be.
10. The Howdy Of The Saint - Red Dead Redemption 2
Anyone who's played Red Dead Redemption 2 can agree that its protagonist, Arthur Morgan, is a really loveable guy.
He's so loveable, in fact, that it feels almost criminal (pardon the pun) to lead him down the path of a low-honor scoundrel. He doesn't deserve to be remembered for all the bad stuff he did, but on the other hand, it's also pretty hard to resist the fun of gunning down random strangers or the extra money you can make on the side through theft and robberies.
Thankfully, the honor system in Red Dead Redemption 2 is broken enough to let you get the best of both worlds: enjoy the life of an unhinged criminal and keep Arthur's conscience squeaky clean. All you need to do is just say "howdy" to a bunch of strangers.
Because honor doesn't just relate to killing and helping people but also less obvious things like socializing, you can easily offset your sins by greeting the locals and telling them to have a nice day. You gain smaller amounts of honor by acting friendly rather than helping people, but it still takes only five hellos to recover all of the honor you lost from committing bloody murder.
You might be a monster, but at least you're a polite monster, and apparently, that's what counts.