You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people.
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (1,143 reviews) - 92% of the 1,143 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 23, 2006

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Uplink

Packages that include this game

Buy Introversion Complete Pack

Includes 6 items: Darwinia, Uplink, DEFCON, Multiwinia, Darwinia Soundtrack, DEFCON Soundtrack

 

About This Game

You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people.

You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available. You can speculate on a fully working stock market (and even influence its outcome). You can modify peoples academic or criminal records. You can divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts. You can even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed.
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 47 people (94%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
*Real Events*

I sit back in my chair as the Database swiftly searches through the profiles counting from A-Z, as I wait patiently I reminise about the time where I was a mere novice, slowly cracking passwords and deleting logs yet here I am, a millionairre with the best equipment money can buy. When the database stops on the name I check my email and do as requested and when I am done I confirm it and reply. I wait for confirmation before disconnecting and deleting my logs just incase there was a spelling error. The email comes as expected so I disconnect and proceed to delete my logs from INTERNIC, I connect, select admin, choose the passwor- and then everything goes black. My heart stops, what happened? Has the game frozen? Did I press the windows key? No my hand was only on my mouse it's impossible but then wh- and it hits me harder than a brick to the back of the head. It was over, atleast that's how it seemed but that was impossible, I deleted my logs, there was no trace or proof what was going on?! I frantically waited for what seemed like hours as I stared at my own reflection awaiting the inveitable...It was over, my gateway terminated, I had failed. All the time spent learning and perfecting my skills wasted all because I had forgotton 1 log or at the expense of just my gateway turning on my motion sensor.

10/10 Would become millionairre and then lose it all because I'm an idiot again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Worked as a hacker for infamous hacker agent corporation, hacked into their system itself, stole personal info of all other hackers, and made them got arrested by FBI. Several months later, got arrested on the accusation of spreading dangerous computer virus on the internet. I regret nothing.

10/10 would frame other hackers and destroy the internet again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
I enjoyed Uplink very much, and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a hacking simulator. [*NOTE: This is not a command prompt hacker, like other games, it's a simple, yet comlicated, easy to use, hard to master, point and click.]

You start off by registering as an "Uplink" agent. Fancy words for freelance hacker. You select a Gateway, in one of many large popular cities. New York, or Chicago to name two of them. I usually choose Chicago. Then, once you've done that, you connect to the Gateway and are turned loose on the world. Uplink has an internal server you can connect to in the games server list. This is where you'll buy new programs for youre hacking needs, or new hardware for youre Gateway. I'd highly recommend buying a lvl 1 password breaker, lvl 1 trace tracker, and lvl 1 Log deleter. The trace tracker isn't very efficiant. You can upgrade it later by completing missions and buying it. There's a mission list in the internal service too. If you need money or just bored. [*Note you need reputation to accept these things. You can get basic rep by completing the tutorial.] You can hack just about every server and cause comlplete chaos. You can even hack into banks and run off loaded. Just be cautious, one small slip up is your doom. This is just the short version. If you want more try this yourself.

Enjoy Uplink a cool hacking game, and remember Agents, Trust Is A Weakness. Good Luck!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Uplink is a game that simulates being a hacker. It is novel and superficially well-done, but after I played for an hour or so, the novelty wore off and I was left with a lot of flawed and confusing game mechanics.

Pros:

+ Very immersive. The game does a nice job of making you feel like the main character. In fact, it almost feels like you are a real hacker at times.
+ Good sense of gradually building yourself up from scratch. There is a certain satisfaction in upgrading your programs and computers step by step.

Cons:

- A lot of aspects of the game are very poorly explained. Once you get through the basics, you have to look everything up on the internet because what the different hacking programs do and how/when to use them is very unclear. Several times I literally didn't know what I was supposed to be attempting in a mission.
- Poor mission variety makes the game very repetitive. Add to this the fact that a given mission can be completed exactly the same way every time you get it. Mission are fun the first one or two times you get each one, but then just become a chore.
- The game mechanics are very susceptible to tricks, loopholes, and exploits. This is the type of game that seems very hard until you figure out a couple of little tricks that make it painfully easy. Then it just becomes a repetitive grind of using the same tricks over and over. I'm honestly not sure if several of the techniques I used were the intended mechanics of the game or were game-breaking oversights.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
From what I've played so far it's been incredibly innovative and rewarding. I've been able to just sit down and play it, finding 3 hours has gone past without me even noticing.
Definitely recommend it to anyone willing to try something unique.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny