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The Top 7... Game-Changing Cheats

Every game includes an inside joke or two. Every developer loves sneaking across snippets of self-referential dialogue, or tucking away pieces of ironic background imagery. Few, however, go as far as Call of Duty 4.

The "Ragtime Warfare" cheat isn't just a throwaway gag - it's a smart, satirical and complete deconstruction of what made "Modern Warfare" so popular. The contemporary story and characters are recast in the sepia glow of a 1920s silent film. The high-definition graphics and sound are replaced by scratched film stock and honky tonk piano music. The intense pace is sped up to cartoon proportions.

Suddenly, saving the world from nuclear annhiliation feels a lot more like rescuing the sheriff's daughter from certain doom on the train tracks. The only thing missing is the mustache-twirling. Care to oblige, Captain Price?



To activate "Ragtime Warfare," you must first beat the game, having collected at least 8 of 30 intelligence items (or laptops) along the way. Having trouble? Try our guide. Once unlocked, enter the start menu during any mission, choose Options, then Cheats. Buster Keaton never killed so good...

 


 

We live in a glorious age of technology, one in which the speed and power of computers can finally, accurately recreate the world around us. You know that beautiful bloom lighting that blinds you on your way to work or school everyday? Games have that now! You know the clear, brown sky of a summer's day, or the vibrant brown petals of a spring flower? Yup, those too!

Sadly, the developers of Uncharted didn't get the memo, ruining their title with a rainbow's worth of unsightly, unnatural color. Fortunately, you can fix this problem by finishing the game and switching on the "Next-Gen Filter."
Ah, much better!



 

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47 comments

  • PatHan-bHai - March 10, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    that pic with the guy with the monkey on the head was hilarious!!
  • narutofreak1 - December 17, 2009 3:35 a.m.

    where would i enter the cheat for DOOM?
  • abegame - September 23, 2008 9:48 p.m.

    cool
  • crazyqazqaz - September 17, 2008 5:30 p.m.

    I didn't think that it was too long, I mean, would you complain if a really good book had too many pages? Great article G.R.!!
  • Kehno - September 17, 2008 2:01 a.m.

    I love me some bloom lighting. <3
  • Thequestion 121 - September 16, 2008 9:18 p.m.

    Ragtime Warfare is funny! I love playing with upbeat piano music playing.
  • LilBompie17 - September 16, 2008 8:56 p.m.

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
  • bron1417 - September 16, 2008 8:37 p.m.

    nice job. like the nude raider and juggy bloodrayne cheats. my favorite top 7 so far.
  • Rodrigo90 - September 16, 2008 3:18 p.m.

    Jedi Outcast was a GREAT game, but the standard dismemberment (wich included dismemebering hands and/or arms) was JUST OK. But the cheat really added a lot to the experience. IS IT SO F***** HARD TO TRY SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON EVERY STAR WARS GAME??? I was so excited to knoe that I was going to be able to play as a jedi in BFII, but the lightsabers completely sucked! they looked like crap, the beam was even separated from the, well whatever you call the part you grab with your hand (I'm argentinian so I'm kinda missing that word). the didn't dismember absolutely ANYTHING! whenever I killed someone it looked like if I was hitting them with some sort of electrified bat. Jedi Outcast and Academy really were the games that best used lightsabers.
  • lewis42025 - September 16, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    wow, this is one of my favorites. and honestly, if this article was any smaller, then it wouldnt have been as good. great job Charlie
  • GoldenMe - September 16, 2008 3:54 a.m.

    7 pages may be a bit much, but the videos did help. Awesome article as always. *Hurries back back to page 7*
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 16, 2008 3:48 a.m.

    I hate an excessive page count as much as you do, Cynwyddon, so I worked hard to include as many cool image comparisons and videos as possible. Hopefully, I earned your clicks.
  • bioshocker - September 16, 2008 2:39 a.m.

    I liked the cheat in COD 4 where your enemies turn in to a bunch of tiers when you kill themm
  • masewindu - September 16, 2008 2:34 a.m.

    Gamesradar the site that keeps on givin :)
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - September 16, 2008 2:29 a.m.

    Yes, it is another seven pager, but look at all the content per page. There's a lot to justify the length. Love that Pen and Ink mode!
  • Smeggs - September 16, 2008 1:08 a.m.

    I'm wondering if this is pathetic or not...I actually played much better in COD4 when I had "Ragtime Warfare" on. The speeding up for some reason helped me nail enemies better, and it seemed like I was dodging bullets and slashing people at the speed of sound.
  • Cynwyddon - September 16, 2008 1:06 a.m.

    7 pages... ugh...
  • Smeggs - September 16, 2008 1:03 a.m.

    Its incredibly sad when a game played in it's wireframe form looks better than when played in its finished 3-D color form.
  • Curtis_Stone - September 16, 2008 12:37 a.m.

    meh, canine companions was better...
  • Skykid - September 24, 2008 1:22 a.m.

    food themed cheats. lol this is awesome.

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