Best Cheat Mode Ever

There are many good things about Call of Duty 4. This is the best. Throughout the game, you collect various pickups, in the guise of laptops containing enemy intel. Collect enough and you can unlock hugely silly cheat modes, such as grenades becoming cluster bombs or the colours being inverted (which is really not pretty).

The real prize is ragtime mode, which turns everything sepia, speeds the game up by 20%, mutes all the sound and then adds a frantic 1920s plinky-plonk piano soundtrack. Modern Warfare becomes Buster Keaton movie:

Apologies for sniper-o-vision: this is just a particularly well-suited moment for this most wondrous of cheats. It’s not entirely clear, but it’s me finally firing a bullet that makes everyone scarper. Be sure to watch the jeep as it leaves to the right near the end of video.

You can play the entire game like this. And oh, I will.


  1. Dan says:

    Oh, that just made my day!

  2. Bobsy says:

    Okay, NOW I want to play this.

  3. Nick says:

    That almost makes up for the price tag to single player length disparity.

  4. Freelancepolice says:

    Please tell me this is in the 360 version :P

  5. drunkymonkey says:

    …roll on Christmas.

  6. oryly says:

    I’m considering getting this game just for this mode.

  7. Rayme says:

    Here; a trailer for this cheat that was put together at IW:
    link to


  8. KindredPhantom says:


  9. Rayme says:

    Freelancepolice: Sure is! All platforms have it. On 360/PS3, though, you’ll probably want to set your look sensitivity to low and put the difficulty on Easy, if you want to give it a serious playthrough. The speedup (1.7x) can make the game rather brutal, even on Normal. =)

  10. Evo says:

    Brilliant! :D

    CoD4 has gone further up in my estimations :D

  11. Thiefsie says:


  12. Kast says:

    Oh… YES. This coupled with the fantastic intro sequence might just cause me to buy what seemed to be an mostly soul-less game (judging by the PCG review).

  13. Elyscape says:

    Okay, I’m getting this game now.

  14. GibletHead2000 says:

    Someone needs to turn this into a mod for Team Fortress, methinks. (Should include big handlebar moustaches for all characters)

  15. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Thats an actual playable mode? Awesome, I’d assumed it was just IW dicking around when the trailer went up on Gametrailers.

    Someone needs to turn this into a mod for Team Fortress, methinks. (Should include big handlebar moustaches for all characters)

    Also remove all weapons and force all players to engage in gentlemanly fisticuffs.

  16. Thiefsie says:

    Needs Benny Hill music imo.

  17. GibletHead2000 says:

    Also remove all weapons and force all players to engage in gentlemanly fisticuffs.

    Or rope. For the level with the trains on it.

  18. muscrat says:

    WoW I suddenly feel an urge to buy the game

  19. Dracko says:

    Best collection of unlockables since GoldenEye? Might very well be, if only for this.

  20. Pete says:

    Not that this need restating, but that really is wonderfully inspired.

  21. Leelad says:

    Fantastic, just missing Bill Bailey.

    Also did I see that sniper round get carried by the wind and hit slightly off target?

  22. Phil says:

    The IK+ cheat mode that involves the combatant’s trousers falling down while they stared at you in mute, abject, embarrassment , must surely still rank as ‘best.’ This is a close second though.

  23. Schadenfreude says:

    It wasn’t that much of a cheat mode though really. All you had to do was press ‘T’. More of a feature ;D

  24. Brant says:

    The title of this post does not lie!

  25. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    I hereby award all involved a billion trillion Excellence Points.

  26. FaceOmeter says:

    This is absolute genius, and may have just sold me the game, which I wasn’t that interested in…

  27. heavyness says:

    reason #545786 to play this game.

    all around, best game on the 360 to date!

  28. Chris says:

    Okay, that’s just friggin’ hilarious.

  29. Ben Hazell says:

    I just finished.
    Now I need to work out how much more finishing I need to do to unlock this mode on the 360. I guess there had to be some decent motivation for wanting to run through the whole spray pray rollercoaster again.

  30. Janek says:

    Ragtime: The new Bullet Time?

  31. malkav11 says:

    IK+? What’s this now?

  32. WCAYPAHWAT says:

    To be honest, when i first loaded the game up, I was wondering for a moment why they had previews for STALKER.
    Oh, and when you unlock cluster bombs, for gods sake, take cover.

  33. Matt says:

    IK+ is the greatest beat em up of all time! Well maybe not but I liked the game a lot once upon a time.

    International Karate plus was a three man free for all fighting game. Pressing “T” made a random combatants trousers fall down. Though that was never as impressive as getting a double KO with a double split kick to lay out bothyour oppponents at once.

  34. Phil says:

    Marvellously IK+ was also one of the few games on the Amiga with a fully functioning sense of the humour (like COD IV, just to prevent myself going completely off topic).

    I’ll always remember typing “shit” into the keyboard whilst playing, the game responded with something like “What horrible language, any more of that and I shan’t play”, typing ‘shit’ again caused the game to restart. This was enough for my ten year old self to almost laugh himself to death.

  35. TychoCelchuuu says:

    All they need now is a version of the orchestral score, only played on a piano like that old-timey music.

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