In health-based video games, god mode, infinite health or infinite life, is a game mechanic or cheat that prevents the playing character from being harmed, sustaining damage and ultimately, dying. By contrast, invincibility or invulnerability is a usually temporary instance of this effect, obtainable in games with it as a power-up.
Depending on how the effect is activated, god mode can function as a tool for game testing, a legitimate gameplay element (one of the most famous being Starman from the Mario series), an unlockable feature (seen for example, in GoldenEye 007) or in more illicit cases, a hack.
See also 
- "God Mode (video game concept)". giantbomb.com. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
- "Temporary Invincibility (video game concept)". giantbomb.com. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
- Nintendo Creative Department. Super Mario Bros.. (Nintendo Co., Ltd.). Nintendo Entertainment System. (09.13.1985)
- Sonic Team. Sonic the Hedgehog 3. (Sega Corporation). Mega Drive. (05.27.1994)
- "Star". mariowiki.com. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
- "Nintendo 64 Codes / 007 Goldeneye Cheats". worlddesign.net. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
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