Hope has a new name – Space Hack
User reviews: Mixed (624 reviews) - 43% of the 624 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2005

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About This Game



The colony ship, Maximus XV was on course. This was supposed to be an uneventful trip. No one on board expected the gravitational entity. It quickly swallowed Maximus XV.

The colony ship and its passengers were trapped but not alone. Ships loaded with creatures of unknown species have been trapped for years. They have learned how to survive by feeding on newcomers.

They quickly attacked Maximus XV, taking over one colony biosphere after another. The passengers were caught unaware and barely put up any resistance against the merciless invaders.

The last biosphere was different. With impromptu weapons colonists managed to fight off the attack, but they were still under siege, surrounded by countless enemies. Now, the only way to get out of this alive is to get to the emergency capsule and use their powerful engines to break free from the Nebula. But the capsule is at the other end of the ship and the path leads through all the biospheres, now colonized by alien creatures.

This is a one person job. Only the best of the best will have any hope. Hope has a new name – Space Hack

  • Over 50 hours of gameplay
  • 45 levels with Earth-like environments, futuristic interiors, post-catastrophic locations, deserts and frozen lands
  • Over 80 different alien creatures from 3 unique breeds
  • 40 different weapons including a variety of melee and shooting weapons
  • 13 hi-tech items including holograms, mind control, teleportation, invisibility...
  • 45 bio-chips allowing you to enhance your hero
  • Diverse paths of character development - smash your way through problems, become quick and elusive or gain advantage with sophisticated technology
  • Real-time 3D graphics with 360 degree panoramic views
  • Atmospheric industrial ambient music and sound effects

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard. Be sure to add main.exe to DEP list. If you are experiencing technical difficulties please email support@meridian4.com
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
An old game dug up and released back into the wild. I wouldn't call it "a classic", but it's solid. Because it comes from Ye Olden Days , don't expect the flashiest of effects, or particularly novel gameplay.

If you're a fan of hack-n-slash, point-n-click, straightforward RPGs then Space Hack could well be the ticket. It's exactly what it says on the tin -- you're on a ship, in space, and you have to hack (or shoot) your way through all the levels. A generic storyline and a cast of basic NPCs with 2.5D personalities give you a bit of backstory; but this is the sort of game enjoyed by people who want a casual bug-hunt on a stranded ship drifting through the void.

By current standards, it's nothing special; but like I said it's a solid game. You hit things, and they make a satisfying "splat" noise. There are a few different weapon options, and just enough RPG factors to make you feel like you're following a "progression path". There are even some cool gadgets which stand in for "skills", and you can choose freely among them (assuming you have the right stats of course), so it's quite possible to replay the game a variety of different ways.

The only downsides which are real flaws within the game (as opposed to simply superceeded mechanics or tech) are the sometimes dodgy translation of the dialogue, and the fact that the levels can be confusing and annoying to clear. There's always that *one* bug you missed and have to explore the whole map to find...

For 99c, it's a worthwhile deal.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I recommend this game because I don't want to be the only one to suffer through it.

Gameplay: boring and repetive.
Enemies: 9 types, one that just runs towards you and hit same as previous but with more health, one with range attack, same as previous expect much more health and armor class, One that slowly walkas towars you and hits you, big brutes with ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of health and armor class and other version that uses lasers also turrets.
Weapons: You get all kind of them Blunt one, Sharp one and that is all for melee as for ranged weapons you'll get Blasters, laser rifles, laser bazookas and bows and slings.
Merchants: ♥♥♥♥♥ as usuall, I tried to explain one that all my staff is broken and needs to be repaired otherwise monsters won't kill themselves, It's not like I'm gonna run away from a space ship, but nope they don't give a ♥♥♥♥. Guess I have to punch last boss to death with my bare hands.
Story: I like stories about humans trapped in space to be ripped and mutilated by aliens who writes dairy for you to read while you kill those aliens.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Oh my ♥♥♥♥ing GOD! After 38 hours of agony i beat this crap. This is the most boring game I ever played in my life.

Pros:
- Was free
- Story is related in space, everyone likes space
- Yep

Cons:
- Gameplay, main story, quests, enemies - EVERYTHING IS ♥♥♥♥ING BORING!
- There are only two types of enemies - fighting and shooting, sometimes they change colours - incredible!
- No respawns
- There are only two cut scenes: Intro and Outro and doesn't work, You have to watch them on YouTube
- A lot of crashes without reason

3/10 - Better buy a Smash Mouth album.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
Nice Diablo-like game, but in space.
Not too bad for its price.
7/10
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131 of 167 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Space Hack uses the Diablo formula, but it is a lesser derivative that doesn't do anything other than provide a setting in space with alien creatures. The environment is situated in an enormous cargo ship transporting biospheres for planetary colonization.

There are some good things about the game; the science fiction environment and back story created are interesting. Graphically the game looks good and feels convincing. Also, the controls are quite fluid and the game operates smoothly (I loved being able to rotate the map with the mouse scroll wheel). No bugs or crashing to be found; overall, I found no technical reasons to dislike this game.

I played the game for 8.7 hours and finished 2 quests. To finish this game 100% one must visit 15 biospheres; all that time and I only fully explored biospheres A and B. I have a hard time with games that are too fast paced, but even for me this game is too slow. One would need to put in about 50-60 hours which is too long for a game that doesn't have much variety.

The maps are large but feel quite empty. There are too few scripted events, no special spots, or interesting extras, just hundreds of monsters to slay and a lot of space station objects that have no interactivity. To be blunt, after a few hours this game gets boring.

Despite the very reasonable price of this game is not recommended since they forgot to make it fun, This is not a bad game, but it is boring due to the lack of variety.
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