Light novels with a cheat system have a common thing. In this genre, the protagonist has something special that sets him apart from the rest of the characters. It may be a new skill/ability, a new item, or knowledge.
The Cheat system is a popular genre in light novels. Cheat system light novels are packed with action and adventure. Now, You will look into the top 20 light novels with a cheat system that must be read in 2021. Let’s dive in.
20. Reincarnation of the Cheater
Bell, a high school student, finds out that he can cheat on almost anything he could find. He tested it out on the world’s first VRMMO. No matter how many patches the developers released or how many times they banned Bell, he always manages to make a new account and play. But, one day he wakes up to a mysterious message on his computer.
Now, the Reincarnation of the Cheater is an interesting cheat system light novel. The plot is interesting and has mysteries. Worth a try reading it.
19. Ultimate Scheming System
The protagonist is someone who doesn’t blend with the crowd. He takes upon the least traveled path. He was unbeatable and unrivaled and wherever he traveled, he was an “immortal” of that place.
Ultimate Scheming System is a story about a guy journeying to battle people. Honestly speaking, this is an okay-ish novel. The MC and plot, both are average. However, the comedy aspect of this is pretty good and you would have a great laugh reading this.
18. Mystical Journey
Luo Jing was on the brink of death while showering after accidentally touching a power outlet. Later when he woke up, he was in the body of a man named Garen. As he slowly and steadily adapts to the body of Garen, he begins to explore a planet beyond his imagination. His journey has him welding secret techniques so powerful, that they can annihilate cities in an instant. However, he not only wields the body of Garen but also many bodies in his long journey.
Mystical Journey is a pretty underrated light novel with a cheat system. Personally, the plot is interesting and the character is okay-ish. There are harem elements in it too.
17. Heaven’s Will Balancing System
The protagonist of the story found a suitable body named Bai Xiao upon reincarnating into the World of Elementalists. Now, Bai Xiao found a cheat in the system that helps him to gain experience points by doing easy tasks in contrast to experience points gained by doing hard tasks.
Heaven’s Will Balancing System is an exciting cheat system light novel. Personally, the main highlight would be world-building. This novel is worth a read.
16. History’s Number 1 Founder
Lin Feng time-travels and finds a system. However, his pressure is as big as a mountain. His main quest is to create a school, establish history’s number one sect, and become the number one founder. To do this, he started to work hard.
History’s Number 1 Founder is an okay-ish light novel with a cheat system. However, the first few hundred chapters are interesting. The protagonist is hardworking. However, in the later chapters, things start to get confusing. Still, this light novel is recommended.
15. The Legendary Mechanic
Han Xiao finds himself in the very game he loves to play. However, he not only finds himself as an NPC in the game but he has also been thrown back in time before the game even launched.
The MC was a professional power leveler before his transmigration. He uses his past life’s knowledge and travels across the universe to prepare for the arrival of players.
The Legendary Mechanic is majorly a Sci-fi light novel with a cheat system. There are huge robots(mechas) and they have harem and romance elements in them. It’s a novel which had a sense of uniqueness to it. Only a handful of cheat system light novels has mecha elements in them.
14. I am a Gao Fushuai Villain
Lin Yuan transversed to an urban romance novel. His new character is Gao Fushuai who is a villain. With a villain as a character, he can now reap benefits without heeding any consequences. He can make choices and get corresponding rewards.
I am Gao Fushuai Villain an interesting cheat system light novel. Even though by his actions the novel treated him as a protagonist, he wanted to stay as a villain. You would be on a ride while reading this.
13. Godly Model Creator
“Origin” is an ability and in this world, it’s the Origin era. Many beasts were spawning and humans were blooming like flowers with superpowers. Su Hao, an ordinary high school student, mastered a low-grade origin ability called “Model analysis”. He was struck with the idea of creating a model of the entire world using his ability. By doing this, he would become the God of this new world.
Godly Model Creator contributes mainly to its MC. The main highlight of the MC is that he is hardworking. Even though he is not talented, he is a hard worker. A decent cheat system light novel with a decent plot.
12. Library of Heaven’s Path
Zhang Xuan travels to another world and becomes a teacher. A mysterious library is seen in his dreams. As long as it is something he has seen, regardless of whether it is a human or an object, it would be automatically compiled in his mind.
The protagonist of Library of Heaven’s Path is simply overpowered, just like most famous light novels with a cheat system. It doesn’t make the novel bad, but it has its flaws. Personally, it was a good journey reading it.
11. The Idle System
John’s sole mission was immortality. To him, death was merely a beginning, and transmigration to another world granted him an opportunity to relive his life. He is willing to pay any price for immortality. This trait of John is doomed to be exploited by others. Now, John faces an entire kingdom. With the world as his enemy, John will still achieve his goals and crush anyone who comes in his way.
The Idle System has an incredible MC. His character is heavily focused on the “Never give up” attitude. This novel focuses on topics like self-discovery, revenge, and ambition.
10. Hail the King
An ordinary student accidentally travels to another universe and becomes the King of a small kingdom. He gained the “cheat code” of life and completed something extraordinary. This is the story of a king who was able to conquer continents and leave behind a legacy that would be celebrated by generations to come.
Hail the King is a good cheat system light novel with a seriously overpowered MC. The light novel has been completed with a total of 1621 chapters. It might seem a lot, but trust me, it’s worth it.
This light novel is unique since the main character is a female, which we do not get to see now and then. She goes through many hardships which get very emotional at times. This light novel is highly recommended.
9. SSS-Class Suicide Hunter
The protagonist wants an S-rank skill. He wants it so badly that he could even die to get it. However, fate took this literally. He got an S-rank skill but it only works when he dies. So, what’s the point of it?
SSS-Class Suicide Hunter is a seriously underrated cheat light novel. The MC, the world-building, everything is par with the top cheat light novels. Even though romance elements were quite unexpected, it makes sense later.
8. I Beg You All, Please Shut Up
Chu Tian, a college freshman obtained a special ability. This special ability lets his body automatically transform according to the comments made by others. There are certain instances where his ability’s power was beyond imagination. For instance, his friend once said “It would be nice if my deskmate was an expert hacker”. In an instant, Chu Tian, who barely knew about operating systems, became an expert hacker.
I Beg You All, Please Shut Up is a hilarious cheat system light novel. This comes under the category of “cheat system” even though it does not go through the usual plot of “cheat systems”. There are romance and slice-of-life elements in it too. This light novel is highly recommended since it has amazing writing and plot, amazing characters, and a hilarious MC.
7. Shadow Hack
Out of pure luck, Li Yunmu found a super machine from humanity’s age of darkness. This point changes his entire course of life. He no longer has to live an ordinary life. Li Yunmu has neither aptitude nor innate skill. But his shadow can level up using hacks. All of the battle prowess could be hacked. He can even gain experience by killing insects.
Shadow Hack is a famous cheat system light novel and if you are active in the community, you know it. The characters and the story are hilarious at times. There are harem elements in it if you are into them. Shadow Hack is worth a read and it can also be your next favorite cheat system light novel.
6. Way of the Devil
Lu Sheng is an ordinary civil servant in the modern world. After waking up from a long night, one night, he found himself trapped in a treacherous world where monsters, ghote, demons, and supernatural phantoms occupy and petrify the land. Mortals of this world are helpless and desperate for survival.
Lu Sheng, desperate for his survival, stumbles upon a game mod he designed in his preceding life. This unexpectedly became his special ability and now, he can instantly level up any skill and can defeat the monsters.
Way of the Devil is unique for its horror elements. The horror and mystery elements were a surprise. There are no harem or romance elements in it. However, the story is slow-paced and you might get bored of it. But, personally, it makes it even more unique. Why? The MC doesn’t become overpowered overnight and he doesn’t depend upon the system too much which is a huge plus point in my opinion. This cheat system light novel does not go with the usual “overpowered MC” and has uniqueness in it.
5. Monster Paradise
Lin Huang, a 15-year-old boy from Earth lives his life in a world full of monsters. He got only 91 days to live and with his younger sister in care, he wasn’t very lucky. However, he killed a dangerous vampire out of pure luck and his entire life turned upside-down. With this achievement in hand, he decides to battle the world of monsters with the help of his troops made of men and monsters.
Monster Paradise is a wonderful light novel. However, there are a few cases where some things regarding the MC that don’t make sense at all, and no explanation for them. It doesn’t mean it’s bad, it’s just that it seems like a miss in such a good novel.
4. The Strongest System
Lin Fan found himself in possession of a system that allows him to level up indefinitely without any limitations. All this happened while he was arriving in a brand-new world. When he learns the powerful technique of Monkey Steals Peaches, Lin Fan realizes that he is destined to be the strongest person in the entire globe.
The Strongest System is hilarious as hell. You would enjoy this masterpiece. The MC is friendly and hilarious. Some moments are simply epic.
3. Scholar’s Advanced Technological System
Lu Zhou, a hardworking, poor university student suffers a heat stroke while working under the scorching heat. After this incident, he somehow becomes the owner of an advanced technological system. With this, his university life changes overnight. He can now get a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree with ease. He can become a huge celebrity in the world of science.
Scholar’s Advanced Technological System is hands down, one of the best Sci-fi light novels out there. The plot is amazing. Science lovers will love this masterpiece. It’s an interesting novel and trusts me, it will leave a spark of interest in your mind for science and math.
2. Solo Leveling / Only I level Up
A world where dungeons are connected to worlds through different dimensions. Along with this, monsters from different worlds converge together and there is chaos all over the world. Amidst these terrifying abominations, people have awoken abilities known as “Hunters”
Sung Jin-woo, an E-ranked hunter, lives his ‘hunter’ life just to support his family. Later on, he encounters a duel dungeon and he ends up becoming the chosen one.
Solo Leveling /Only I Level Up is a famous light novel and you might have heard it somewhere or the other why would it not be? The story is great and so are the characters.
This light novel has one of the best cheat systems light novels and it would be an amazing light novel for you to read. It is worth a read. It’s Korean by origin.
1. Trash of the Count’s Family
Kim Rok Soo is awakened. He finds himself in a different world in addition to possessing the body of a villain inside the novel [The Birth of a Hero]: Cale Henituse. However, in the novel, the villain gets beaten up pretty badly. So he decides to avoid that.
Trash of the Count’s Family is an amazing cheat system light novel. The reason why it was placed in number one is because of its storytelling, great plot, and a realistic MC. The MC has flaws and that’s what makes it amazing. The flaws are understandable. There isn’t much romance in it and personally, it’s better that way.
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