By Theodore CipollaThu. 11 Jul. 20243min Read

The Comprehensive GameFAQs Walkthrough for Gaming Guides

Need help with the latest but highly challenging best-selling masterpiece? GameFAQs is one of the leading sites for in-depth gaming solutions.
The Comprehensive GameFAQs Walkthrough for Gaming Guides

What is the most challenging game you've ever played? Maybe you thought of Elden RingCeleste, or Enter the Gungeon. Regardless of your choice, you probably struggled quite a bit with your most stressful pastime.


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You spent many hours trying to beat that particularly merciless stage or boss. Eventually, you can't take it anymore and consult the internet for help. But where do you start?

GameFAQs is one authority on gamer guidance that I've used for decades. You simply can't find more in-depth and resourceful aids anywhere else on the internet. 

Let's find out what makes GameFAQs such a beloved resource and how to make the most of it. And maybe we'll also manage to finish Shadow of the Erdtree.

Speaking of Elden Ring's DLC, a resource like GameFAQs has never been more relevant as countless players struggle with its menacing selection of overpowered bosses. 

What is GameFAQs?

Video game guides have existed since the dawn of the interactive digital medium. Gamers have always needed help overcoming specific challenges, from the days of the NES Family Computer and Sega Master in the 80s to the modern needs of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X owners.

Screenshot of 007: Agent Under Fire video game guide
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But before the internet was widely available, gamers had little variety regarding assistance. They could hunt down written game guides, often exclusive to expensive magazines, or be lucky enough to be friends with an expert on the subject. 

Today, all you need do is Google a particular challenge, and you'll be met with a plethora of very specific answers, be it from Reddit, IGN, or GameFAQs. 

Speaking of the latter, let's find out how GameFAQs became such a popular medium for gamers. 

Becoming a Gaming Guide Authority

GameFAQs is your go-to online archive for all things video and computer games. From codes and walkthroughs to hints, message boards, save game files, and FAQs, this site has it all. The best part? Everything is freely contributed by a passionate community and available for free private use. Whether you're stuck in a game, curious for more info, or enjoy reading about games old and new, GameFAQs has you covered.

Screenshot of GameFAQs home page
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Launched on November 5, 1995, by Jeff "CJayC" Veasey, GameFAQs started as the "Video Game FAQ Archive" on AOL member web space. The domain "" was registered on September 11, 1996, and by the end of that year, it officially became GameFAQs.


Ownership and Operation of GameFAQs

Fandom, Inc. owns gameFAQs and operates independently within Fandom's portfolio of sites, including GameSpot, Giant Bomb, MetaCritic, Comic Vine, and TV Guide.

Their Team:

  • Devin Morgan: Primary programmer responsible for most of the site's coding.
  • David "ZoopSoul" McCutcheon: Data manager in charge of maintaining the game database for GameFAQs, GameSpot, and Metacritic.
  • Additional Support: Provided by GameSpot and Fandom staff for data, technical, and design assistance, as well as all sales and marketing.

User Contributions: Users provide the core content of GameFAQs, including FAQs, saves, cheats, and reviews; over 100,000 users have contributed to making the site what it is today.

GameFAQs' Core Features

GameFAQs isn't just a website; it's a treasure trove of gaming knowledge and a bustling community hub. Packed with various tools and resources, GameFAQs is designed to help gamers easily navigate their favorite titles.

Whether you're looking for detailed guides, cheat codes, or a place to discuss strategies with fellow gamers, GameFAQs has something for everyone. Here's a look at what makes GameFAQs an essential destination for gamers everywhere.

Let's unpack GameFAQ's features.

Comprehensive Content

GameFAQs offers an extensive library of gaming resources, all contributed by a passionate community of gamers. From detailed guides and walkthroughs to cheat codes and game saves, you'll find everything you need to enhance your gaming experience.

GameFAQs website screenshot showing Elden Ring walkthrough

Image source: GameFAQs

The site also features reviews, screenshots, and box art images to give you a well-rounded view of each game. Whether you're looking for strategies to beat a tough level or just want to dive deeper into your favorite games, GameFAQs has you covered.

  • Guides and Walkthroughs: Covering all aspects of gameplay, from strategies to item lists.
  • Cheat Codes and Game Saves: User-submitted content to enhance your gaming experience.
  • Reviews and Screenshots: Detailed insights and visuals for a wide range of games.
  • Box Art Images: For nostalgia and reference.

Vibrant Community

Beyond its rich content, GameFAQs is home to a lively and engaging community of gamers. The message boards are a bustling hub where players can discuss game strategies, share tips, or simply chat about their favorite titles.

Screenshot of GameFAQs website forum discussion
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With daily polls, tournaments, and special interest boards, there's always something happening in the GameFAQs community. Join in to connect with fellow gamers, participate in exciting activities, and make the most of your gaming journey.

  • Message Boards: Discuss strategies, share tips, or just chat with other gamers. Each game has its own board, along with special interest and regional boards.
  • Daily Polls and Tournaments: Engaging community activities, including the popular Character Battles.

How to Use GameFAQs

GameFAQs' best feature is its in-depth and meticulously written game walkthroughs. 

Check out our interactive guide on finding and browsing walkthroughs for any game you need help with.

Let's break the steps down in more detail. 

Step 1: Use the search bar

Step 2: Type in your game name and click the title that pops up or click on the search button

Step 3: Click on "Guides"

Step 4: Click on the first entry under "Full Game Guides"

Step 5: Use the guide's "Table of Contents" to navigate the guide and find your current place in the game

How to Convert an HTML Walkthrough to PDF

Do you want to get even more value from your gaming guides?

Saving your walkthrough as a PDF will let you edit the text according to your preferences, annotate any section with added details, and print your PDF guide to keep it handy at all times.

Screenshot of PDF Reader Pro tool with GameFAQs walkthrough


Check out our HTML to PDF conversion guide below. 

Step 1: Save your walkthrough as an HTML file

Right-click anywhere on the page and select "Save as..." from the pop-up list. 

Then, save your file as "Webpage, HTML Only". 

Screenshot of GameFAQs website showing walkthrough being saved as HTML file

Image source: GameFAQs

Step 2: Open our online HTML to PDF tool

Click "Select your file" and select your HTML file.

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Step 3: Wait for your file to finish converting

PDF Reader Pro website showing HTML to PDF converter tool
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Step 4: Download your new PDF guide

Now, open your guide in PDF Reader Pro and keep it handy on your phone or laptop as you play!


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