Why do so many people use cheat codes to get achievements? What is the point of doing that? I play games for the things I am able to achieve, some people play to compete, some to have fun, and some for social reasons. I just don't understand why someone would waste the time to get fake achievements. 1 You cannot be proud of typing in a few cheat codes... unless you are pathetic 2 Everyone can tell that you used cheat codes if all your achievements were received at the same time. 3 All you are doing is muddying the waters to make it hard to tell how many people actually worked for their achievements.