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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.
Release Date: Aug 23, 2006
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$9.99

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Buy Introversion Complete Pack

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

About the 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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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
24 reviews
17.8 hrs on record
This game is old, showing its age, and may not be supported on future operating systems well. As an example, the IRC program inside doesn't run well with current IRC security protocols (it /does/ connect to real servers.)

But that doesn't mean this is a hell of a good game and still pretty much one of a kind.

This game takes inspiration from Hollywood hacking and turns it into an excellent simulation of such. A sandbox roguelike of sorts, you need wits, some planning, and a little luck to become rich, powerful, and save the internet from some bad guys that feel it's time to unplug everything.

I believe Introversion could make a new Uplink with the skills they've gained from the games they've created since 2001, and release something truly golden. The market for hacking simulations is pretty much dominated by this decade old game, something more 21st century would most definitely be a hit.

Until then, enjoy Uplink, and good luck on the net.
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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67 of 104 people (64%) found this review helpful
252 products in account
7 reviews
5.9 hrs on record
Warning: This game does not teach you how to do real life cyber-crime. Steal from your local bank at your own risk.
Posted: May 25th, 2014
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
423 products in account
14 reviews
10.4 hrs on record
All I know about real-life hacking is that it looks incredibly boring. It's all command prompts and IP addresses. Who wants to type in hexadecimal? Ew. It's nothing like TV hacking, where you are a magical techno-wizard that's all about throwing programs like spells and racing the clock in a dramatic race against the significantly less attractive system administrator.

Uplink is TV Hacking: The Game.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
2 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
loved it best hacking game ever!
Posted: May 25th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
86 products in account
3 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Great game, well worth purchasing :)
Posted: June 14th, 2014
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313 of 360 people (87%) found this review helpful
134 products in account
10 reviews
28.5 hrs on record
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Posted: February 17th, 2014
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