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10 Video Games That KNEW You'd Try To Cheat - Commenter Edition

Act like a cheating scumbag, get treated like a cheating scumbag, according to these titles.

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Nobody likes a cheater. Whether it's taking a sneak peak at an opponent's poker hand, deflating footballs to gain an unfair advantage or hiring someone to break your competitor's legs to effectively end their career, it's a practice rightly frowned upon.

Video games, however, are a different story. For a player to cheat, the ability to do so must first be programmed into the game's code by the developers themselves. Punishing players for utilising a feature that was specifically implemented seems ever so slightly unfair, to say the least. Of course, there are other ways to cheat - exploiting flaws in the game's mechanics, repeatedly saving and loading or simply looking up puzzle solutions on the internet are all opportunities ripe for the taking.

But what happens when the devs wise up to your schemes? Whether it's through patching in a response to well-known exploits or simply pre-empting player misdeeds, some attempts at cheating are met with pretty entertaining responses, from simple chastisements to full-on gory retribution.

After compiling a list of these vengeful developers, we received an absolute torrent of other suggestions that were just too good not to discuss further. Here are some of the best!

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