Hope has a new name – Space Hack
User reviews: Mixed (603 reviews) - 43% of the 603 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2005

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"Space RPG that's a Diablo-esq type game. Found this little gem a long time ago and was happy to see it available on Steam finally."
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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

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 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
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Nice Diablo-like game, but in space.
Not too bad for its price.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game plays like it is in early development; the front end and menus don’t seem finished, the game play is repetitive and unrewarding also the programme has bugs just about everywhere. This could be a good game with a bit of work to sort these issues. I would not recommend this game in its current state.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
"Space Hack Bugs
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Don't waste your money. For no achievements or trading cards, it's not worth the frustration. You have to run around everywhere, the camera angles you have to constantly adjust, your inventory space is small and the items that go in it are big, it is very easy to die, the sound effects are juvenile and simple. There's a reason it's cheap, you get what you pay for.
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