How to Boost Your Progress in a Game When You’re Stuck

Sometimes, no matter how great a game is, you eventually find yourself stuck with no clear way to progress. This can be frustrating and it is sometimes enough to make you put down the game for good, which can be a shame when it’s a title you enjoyed at first and saw some promise in. There are various options that you can explore when you find yourself in a situation like that though, and the last thing you should do is give up on an otherwise great game just because you couldn’t get through a specific part of it.

Guides and Walkthroughs

The first thing you should do is check to see if the game you’re playing has some guides posted up at one of the more popular guide sites out there. is a good place to start, and if someone has actually written anything related to what you’re playing, chances are it’s going to be posted there. In some cases, a properly written guide can take you through places that you’d normally miss even if you had cleared the area successfully, or they might show you a better way to handle a certain situation. Of course, try to limit yourself to what you actually need to proceed from your stuck state, as otherwise, you could potentially spoil too much of the game for yourself.


The next step, if you want to go there, is to try out some cheats. Some games tend to come without that option nowadays, unfortunately, so you’ll have to check to see if there’s anything available for it in the first place. Don’t worry, as long as it’s a single-player game and you’re not playing against other people online, there’s nothing wrong with using cheats. You’re only affecting your own experience after all, and if you want to do that, you have the full choice to do so.


There are programs designed to “inject” a kind of cheat into a game while it’s running, and while they’re more advanced in the way they work, they can also lead to better results – and in some cases, more hilarious ones. Unfortunately, many games these days come with advanced protection that may prevent you from easily finding and using a trainer for them, so you may have to spend some time searching around. Make sure you get yours from a site with a good reputation too, as you may come across a potential virus if you’re not careful, and it’s definitely not fun to have to deal with that because of a game, no matter how good it might be.

There are various ways to progress in a game, even when you feel completely stuck, and you should not put down the title and ignore it just because you can’t get past some specific area. This happens more often than you might think, and even experienced gamers sometimes run into problems of this type, so it’s something you should simply be prepared for, and account for when starting to play something new.