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: Very Positive (952 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2006

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"An overlooked game by the developers of Prisoner Architect which you play as a hacker taking contracts sabotaging, stealing, or downright deleting."

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.
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206 of 245 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
After I beat this game. NSA called me and offered me a job, now I violate the U.S. citizen's rights for 73k a year. Thanks Uplink
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72 of 76 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Finally after years of training online and offline, Hours of guides, Hours of grinding, Suffering. Regret always in the back of my mind for the time wasted on this. It has officially happened. I am a master hacker. Rushing through the logs deleting with the percision of a scalpel, never wasting a moment dedicated to filling my billion dollar bank account with more money. Trying to simulate the initial rush of robbing a bank. I rush in with a bounce network all around the world starting with InterNIC. I quickly start up my timer and turn on the proxy and firewall Disable tools. Brute force but neccesary for speed. It shuts off and I run the admin account I had stolen from early contacts. I'm in I copy all the accounts down, I find the prize i'm looking for. Killian Hoyal, a 967 million dollar account, a legend hidden inside of my personal gameworld. It had taken years of searching and doing favors to gain the proper knowledge to find this account. Quickly I delete disconnect from the server and rush into my log database at InterNIC, deleting all traces of my connection. Yes, I had finally found everything I would need to stage the largest bank robbery in the history of the world. From the comfort of my home. I go and make an anonymous bank account under a pseudonym. The bank is small so it wouldn't be a high priority target to search if the FBI caught onto my trail. Finally I take a deep breath, 4 minutes 11 seconds says my timer. Wasting no time I quickly connect to the bank where Killian Hoyals money is kept. Running bypasses, disablers, and all manners of illicit software designed to slow down any one looking for me, and to make sure I don't leave a trace. I log into his account using the details I found from the admin account. I go into transfer funds and make the trade to my bank account in Monrovia, Liberia. The transfer goes through. I go into his transaction logs and edit the log showing the money was sent to another hackers that had previously done me harm earlier on. I disconnect and reconnect to my account in Liberia. The money is there, perfect. I go into my transaction logs and delete the log showing the money recieved. Almost done, I connect to my home bounce and log into the logs. I delete the log showing me connecting to the banks in the first place. Just like that, his money is mine with no trace to be found of it. A job well done, I am officially. A master hacker.
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Probably THE best full-hacking experience available in video game form.
Encompasses what you would expect from Hollywood-style hacking, simple and accessible enough where playing it isn't a chore, but still challenging and interesting enough to have you hooked for countless hours, and you're sure to play the game from the beginning many times.

The main story is actually quite engrossing too, it kicks in after about an in-game week of freelance hacking, and not all is what it seems.

The game is entirely text and 2D graphics based, so even though it's from 2001, it doesn't suffer for it, it looks just as fine as it did the day it was released.

No other game, past or present, has captured hacking in video game form better than this game. If you've admired hacking in Hollywood movies and want a tense gaming experience mimicking that, chances are you've already played and loved this game. But if by chance you haven't, pick it up immediately.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
[ENG]

Well, pretty much another hackin' game w/o too much cmd line hassle. Though it's not the way I want it (you know, more cmd thing = more zhuangbility) but still pretty nice done a game, in comparision to Hacker Evo series... The tutorial was made for human comprehension, and the difficulty was well adapted to each lvl. No major bug was found, which IS a plus nowadays (sigh). Can really make you nervous at times though, esp when you hear the Trace Tracker beeping while you're hacking... Good for killing times and, well, learning NSA essential concepts :P

8/10

[CHN]

又是一个骇客游戏,不过没有命令行的烦扰...虽然个人更喜欢高逼格的命令行,但游戏本身还是差强人意(褒义词!)的。比Hacker Evolution不知高到哪里去了,特别是教程啊难度啊之类的。游戏bug不多,就这点上堪称业界良心。攻击服务器时的紧张感拿捏得挺好,特别是听到trace tracker 越来越密集的嘀嘀嘀声Orz。打发时间或者学习国安网络基础常识都挺好。

8/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
51.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Easy to learn, very, very hard to master. In this realistic hacking game (yes, that exists), you will probably lose at least three or four times before you even reach the top-10 list (you start at 20-something). Then you'll lose again because you forgot to delete you logs properly that *one* time.

This game's fun is not about the excitment of hacking into secure systems and performing movie-geek-like feats. Most of the hacking is done by automated scripts, and your sole job is to make sure you don't get caught.
That's where the fun lies. Being methodical, precise and never allowing yourself to make a single mistake. Give the feds a single opening, and they'll be on you faster than you can say "♥♥♥♥, did I forget to erase my logs?"
My most recent run ended when I stole one million (a lot!) credits from a bank. I did everything with scalpel precision: I erased my logs, deleted the transaction from the target account... And I lost as soon as I realized I'd forgotten to delete the transaction from my own account.

So if you're wondering about buying this game, yes. If you're not against slightly repetitive gameplay and the fact that you will die, Get this game and enjoy it as I am.

Stay vigilant, don't breathe until after your tracks are fully covered and, whatever you do, never get sloppy.
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