Hope has a new name – Space Hack
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Mixed (645 reviews) - 42% of the 645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2005

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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
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Mixed (645 reviews)
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Lavoroxan
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
What even.
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TomCat86
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
This game is pretty bad and pigeon toes you into putting points into 1 or 2 stats only. Also there is no skill tree, no research and hardly any customization. You also miss out on the great RPG aspect of having the ability to grind if you choose to. This game, monsters do not respawn, loot is limited and currency is very limited. I cannot reccomend and I got it for free. 4/10
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Bentarius
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Don't bother, graphics dated, and gameplay has many issues.

Nothing here to see, move along...
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Dr. Shit
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
I bought the game for 20 cents and sold the cards for 22, you do the meth.
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666
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
hope has a bad name - Space Hack
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711green
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Not worth the time.
Nothing positive - only the fact I got it for free...
Only negative:
interface is horrible;
can't remap the keys;
no attack on direction or attack on mouse over so you have to click each running enemy separately;
too much text when essential parts take like 1 or 2 lines.
leveling takes a lot of grinding - for example I expected to gain atleast 1 level from clearing the starting zone around base but nope, you have to grind like 100-200 monsters before you get to second level.
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FK Windows 10
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
Not that bad, not that good
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Evil Panda
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Yeah theres no way in hell im playing this game any longer, what a load of boredom, got this game for free and even then i still think they over charged me and I want a refund. This game is sooooooooooooo boring, so much reading and its not even polished text chat its tacky. gameplay is slow and boring, theres no explanation about the game mechanicas or introduction to explain anything, your just thrust into battle with nothing against supior enemies and everyone waddles around super slow. But pros, the delete local content option in my libary works great on this game! :D
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DOGEinfestation
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
No...


Just A nope here and a nope there,


Triple nope

Never buy this monstrosity...

It'll be a waste of a dollar even tho this was free at one point.
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Gorrila Rampage
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
This game isn't fun. It has no redeeming qualities, and gets very boring very quickly. There is not really any reason to get this, as it offers nothing good. In fact, if steam would give me my refund already, this wouldn't be so bad.
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LukaTheBoss
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
good
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★🐾TheMuffinMan🐾★
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
Steven Hawking runs better than this game
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vemier moZyr
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
INSTANTLY tedious! It also crashes if you try to set the video res any higher than 1920.
Here's the synopsis:
-leave compound and punch (yes, punch!) aliens
-after the 4th or 5th one you need to heal
-rinse, repeat a half dozen times....now you can FINALLY buy your first weapon
-hit aliens....run back to heal.
-hit aliens...run back to heal.
-hit aliens.....run back to heal.
-by now you're getting further and further from the base, at which time you realize you have a run meter and you get tired quick. You have to STAND STILL to recover your meter! You read that correctly....you have to stand and do nothing for your run meter to recharge.

This game is pure fail.
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The True Pigu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
plz no
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BlackEagle1519
( 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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AFirehouse
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
I really would like to play this game and write a review about this game but truth is i waited for a few minutes in the menu to write this review because as soon as i get in the game i get a solid 3-4 FPS and makes it ♥♥♥♥ing IMPOSSIBLE to play. Now my computer is not exactly a piece of ♥♥♥♥. if i can run the witcher 2 with 60 FPS I THINK I SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS GAME ON ALL SETTINGS LOW WITH A LITTLE MORE THAN 3 ♥♥♥♥ING FRAMES!

?/10 ♥♥♥♥ this game €1,- wasted
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King Malotroth
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26
I hated this game, but there was one thing that I liked about it.



















































































I got it as a gift. I now suspect this to be an insult.
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выдра
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
I actually like how this game looks and like camera placement and human designs. Controls, enemies and sound effects leave much to wish for. I do not know if good or bad is better in this and I am more neutral to game than recomending it. If you are game collector and have no high standtard then this is a good one! But if you just want good games then keep looking in other places.
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Alenator414
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
Got it for free, but I would pay to remove it. Worse than an STD 9/10
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
INSTANTLY tedious! It also crashes if you try to set the video res any higher than 1920.
Here's the synopsis:
-leave compound and punch (yes, punch!) aliens
-after the 4th or 5th one you need to heal
-rinse, repeat a half dozen times....now you can FINALLY buy your first weapon
-hit aliens....run back to heal.
-hit aliens...run back to heal.
-hit aliens.....run back to heal.
-by now you're getting further and further from the base, at which time you realize you have a run meter and you get tired quick. You have to STAND STILL to recover your meter! You read that correctly....you have to stand and do nothing for your run meter to recharge.

This game is pure fail.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
10/10

Finally found something worse than my ex.
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138 of 176 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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115 of 153 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
TL;DR - it's a decent Diablo clone I played some years ago with unusual and appealing setting that I used to like :)

It's actually one of the games I've been waitng to appear on Steam or other digital distribution, as I have a good memories from this game :).

I have to admit, I never finished or even got far in the game and I barely remember much from it, but I used to play it at the time Diablo II was popular and I liked it, and I got the game from the magazine it was attached (which is now lost, so I couldn't play the game afterwards :( ).

The game received mixed reviews, but I decided to try it anyway (partially because the game had Polish origins, me being somewhat patrioric here ;) ) and the short time I played it, I like it! And now I have time to enjoy the game again, on Steam! And initially on Steam (as of 2014-08-05) the game was even free so it won't hurt to try this game anyway, especially if you enjoy diablo-like hack & slash action rpgs!

EDIT: Oh, and try not to set the expectations too high either - I didn't had them high back then either. The game is old by today's standards and if you look at credits, the game was made only by a bunch of people. I also might be wrong, but I have a feeling that the English version on Steam is lacking (I can swear there was an intro in the version I played, and I played the original Polish version of the game), but I might be wrong o.o

EDIT2: After doing some investigation it seems that I was right about the cut content - the original game had both the intro (which is explaining some of the backstory so you actually have an idea what happened on the ship you are), and had Polish voiceovers that probably never got translated to English. Also, unfortunately, the Polish version is not available here on Steam at all and so are the files, which explains the low size of the game,
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48 of 64 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
A very cheap hack and slash Diablo clone with a space setting. Some of the controls are weird, but not too weird where it stops the game from being fun. The UI takes some getting used to, easily to get a handle of. The options menu is very simplistic. The Diablo in space setting is a nice change of pace.
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66 of 95 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
Please Note the following: I don’t recommend or discourage playing this game, my opinion falls right in-between the lines on this game, ergo, I could thumbs it up, or thumbs it down. I am thumbing it down because the majority of my friends reading this review probably wouldn’t want to waste time with it.
-Quick Review-
Space Hack is a very old looking Diablo throw back, “Sci-fi, RPG/Action” game. This game simply has the feeling of an “old game”, mostly because of its inspiration from Diablo. This game was released in 2005, so do keep in mind that, that reflects on the controls and the graphics.
-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: Basically you are humanity’s old hope for survival, you start the game standing inside an enclave called a “biosphere”, it’s your job to help these other humans to be able to survive this strange new world. Naturally, in a sci-fi game the enemies you encounter are various form of Alien.

Game Play: You can equip different weapons, and armor, as well as use various other types of items that are pictured up as loot from aliens you kill (or objects you find). This game also utilizes a questing system to help give you tasks and keep you active.
Something should be mentioned about the controls of this game. I have never adjusted the camera angle in a 3D game with my scroll wheel before, additionally there are several other key bindings that confused me, if you intend to try this game out, I highly suggest checking out the bindings BEFORE you jump into the game; Or else you’ll find yourself out of laser charges and franticly trying to find your inventory to equip a baseball bat to murder with.

Achievements: There are no steam achievements for Space Hack.

Price: Space Hack is $0.99, what else is there to say? Usually I say wait for a sale, but this game is already purchasable by shaking down a little kid for his lunch money. No further comments.

Conclusion: This type of game will appeal to a very select “flavor” of gamer, again, the game was released in 2005, the graphics reflect that, I haven’t been able to figure out if the majority of the people who played the original Diablo like or dislike this game, it seems pretty much split even.
To be honest, most people on steam have tons of games in their steam library, most people will probably enjoy playing other games then this one, but if you’re feeling retro, and liked Diablo (or the dungeon crawler genre in general) this might be worth picking up.
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52 of 73 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 5, 2014
For an old school Diablo-ish game, why not pick up Space Hack?
First Tip: When you start the game there are items you NEED on the ground. Pick them up or you'll spend the next few minutes struggling to stay alive. The guns in the game, like the first little "Magnetic Pistol", need to be recharged (like getting more ammo) from time to time, which is indicated by blue bar across the bottom display area.

The game is an old game that uses a bland "page" type dialogue for text which feels a bit "blah." But they tried to make it worth the read by giving you tidbits of back-story as you talk to each character.
I do like the fact that the mouse wheel turns the camera, and this feature is necessary in order to survive. Some of the sounds are pretty generic and repetitive, but the game seems interesting enough. Worth a couple of bucks if you like these types of click and move simple RPG games, and don't mind a lot of clicking...your fingers will likely take a beating since you have to click each time you shoot. It's a bit too painful with all the clicking for my taste.
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36 of 53 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
After saw so many bad reviews on this game, plus this was lend free about 24h by his dev/editor, I thought this game will be a really pain in the.... but I'm really impressed because I'm playing it taking the idea that it is a game about a decade ago (so don't expect great gfx) but is funny and playable as RPG on space them like Diablo.

Yep, I recommend it if you want to play a RPG with a cost value of one buck and can afford this backward graphics.
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33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
50.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
I just finished the game. I had to watch ending on youtube because after killing final boss and entering last teleport game crashed and all my saves were gone.

Its like diablo 1/2 in space, with bad gameplay, bad controls, terrible camera and sound effects that will make your ears bleed ("pew pew pew"), repetitive enemies (in different colors! yay). Loot is terrible - vendors have better equipment, in games like that it is just unforgivable.
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47 of 75 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
More like Space Grind

This game was offered for free for 24 hours but it might as well be free forever. It's a dated game for sure but it has a lot of issues with balance, gear, energy management and the actual element of a game being fun.

When you first start the game, you're given a club (a melee weapon in the game with degradability). I read a review here saying there's other stuff on the floor but I didn't see anything, maybe they meant the monster drops. The problem here is (at least in Normal difficulty), that monsters chop you down very easily, you swing, they hit, you swing, they hit, rinse repeat. Eventually, you will either run of HP or your weapon will break. If a weapon breaks in this game, it is removed entirely from your inventory which is a bit harsh.

Luckily, there's a free doctor at the base but running back and forth between him and to where you want to go is very tedious. You can get healing capsules but they cost about 150 cells (currency in the game) per one use, which is far too expensive as the payout from the first few areas is absymal. Monsters have a small chance to drop cells or random gear. I spent most of my income on repairs and purchasing one helmet. The prices are set way too high and this encourages grinding except this quickly becomes a chore in a game with uninspiring enemies and locale.

Gear-wise, the club is a good option but lacks speed so it leaves you open to a lot of hits. The bow is pretty redundant as there is no stand-and-shoot option and the range is laughable. So much so that once you're in range, you'll deal only a small amount of DPS - might as well keep the club.

The energy guns are a much better option but unfortunately, they rely on energy which is spent very quickly. I think I found an energy refill item but that was when I stopped playing, the game just got a bit too boring after that.

Story-wise, there isn't really much to it. Wall of texts try to flesh out the characters but otherwise not a great deal to say here.

A much better free game is Path of Exile, similar game mechanic but overall, just much better in every department.

It's very difficult to use a Yes or No conclusion to this review, especially for a game that cost nothing but an hour to check it out but if I had a chance to take that hour back, it'd be spent elsewhere.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
its not bad its actualy a good game its a rip-off of diablo but with space theme its actually fun have some very good atmosphere and music so if you have this game grab your plasma gun and lets kill some monsters
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
Damn I was just curious about this and bought it cause its on sale now i just played it for almost 3 hours straight and I actually enjoyed this...

8/10 worth buying on sales
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
For 2005 game, this is above great game. And also, for sales it's only 0.19€. Do not buy at regular price, cause this game is very often on sale. Thou, even the regular price is only 0.99€.

Really fun, really fast, great graphics for 2005, and hack&slash Sci-Fi MOBA RPG. You start on planet, and your name is Hack. You get quests, and kill monsters. They drop great gear, for example Plasma Rifle, armours, helmets... What I LOVE at game is that it's very hardcore. It autosaves, when you die, you load your autosave and spawn a bit back before you died. And also, game has no Tutorial, which I LOVE, so the game is more hardcore. It includes some Tool tips thou. But, the complainers about no tutorial, what would make game interesting if there WAS tutorial and path arrows? I mean, game is about being on Lost Planet, trying to survive. You get simple goals: Kill aliens&Survive. That's all you have to do. This game is way beyond my rating. It deserves a great rate.

10/10
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39 of 66 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
Space Hack
Back in 2004 a small company called Rebelmind set out to create a Diablo-esq action RPG game, called Space Hack but rather then a fantasy based game, this one takes place in outer space.

This is one of the first real Indie games I really liked.

The game begins with a space ship full of prisoner's bound to a planet to colonize it. This ship has biosphere sections that hold a different ecosystem in each that you venture through on your way to get to the bridge to find out what why the ship went off course and whats causing the communication black out.

The game is much like Diablo but with some unique abilities such as weapon upgrades, ammo, and the ability to control the camera angle, which is a huge bonus to see whats around you. Also the game is built with the Diablo 1 engine!

If your haven't played it or every finished it, give it a play and remember, Hack is back!

I give this game:
ːfirst_starːːfirst_starːːfirst_starːːfirst_starː
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This game is a lot like Diablo. You remember that part in Diablo where you went two levels punching monsters with ranged attacks with your fists while finding almost no loot? Me either.

The thing is it is faithful to most of the Diablo design, but not gameplay or fun. The little bit I've been willing to play has demonstrated two of the key strongpoints of Diablo are missing here.

First, gear. Diablo is a game about gear and loot, and the same systems are here. Except you don't start with weapons, and the ones you could buy are expensive. As in, a simple club is worth more money than you will make in the first area. You will find guns right off the bat, but they will have a limited use, that does not seem to recharge. That is not a limit per gun, but rather that your energy doesn't recover any way I've found.

Second, in Diablo you could get swarmed. You could die. You could get in over your head. But it wasn't difficult to try again, or retreat and try a different approach. Right now I am at the first teleport going into the second area, and a brief exploration caused a huge army to park there. I nearly die as soon as I enter the area. There's no way around it. And no weapons or decent armor because of the minimal loot and high prices.

Another irritant is the camera. If you get too close to a wall, it causes the camera to move in odd ways. Sometimes enemies can be obscured behind objects, so it is necessary to rotate the camera often just to be sure.

The thing is, whether or not this game will be good if I push through it, so far it is tedious. I am getting hurt in fist fights with no easy way to heal except to return to the base. I am literally doing hit and run attacks with my fists between the second area and the base. Get three punches in, walk home to heal. Over and over and over. And that is not good design. It doesn't bode well for the rest of the game. I'm not saying it's hard. I'm saying it's boring at this point.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
dont listen to all the negative reviews. this game is a space version diablo clone, not that its a bad thing. for $0.99 its well worth the money.

its challenging but not crazy difficult, you just have to run and shoot/smack things and take cover behind walls/trees/etc. there are plenty of different kinds of aliens to kill, and there is always new loot dropping. different items help certain stats to power-up enery rifles to melee swords. the story is alright; you crash on an alien planet and have to go around saving your people and finding a way out, takes a while to finish too. it can get repetitive, but if you dont like these kinds of games then stay away, its made in 2004 so dont expect too much.

overall if you like diablo and sci-fi then buy it

also in the guides section, there is one that will give instructions to add voice-overs to the game. its awesome
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
This game was released back in late 2005 but it aged very well. You will enjoy hacking and slashing your way through hordes of bug-like aliens, finding new items to become a better slaying machine and ultimately saving the lives of the people who crash landed on this strange world for some obscure reasons. The story is simple but well tought off, the music is repetitive but catchy and add to the ambiance, the level design is childish looking but challenging from time to time, the graphics are polygonal but artsy-looking (Set the resolution to the highest windowed one if you can't see it).

Monsters never respawn and once you've cleared a path the instances available on the map are yours forever. The feeling of satisfaction when you rid an area of a huge group of aliens is real. There are also events that occurs from time to time where you have to accomplish a few tasks and quests given by your fellow crewmembers who are stuck with you on this planet.

The more you progress trough the game the fiercer, bigger and smarter the ennemies gets so be sure to check your equipments for repairs because you don't want to suffer a weapon break in the middle of a fight with one of the big guy.

I give Space Hack a 7/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
This game has no excuse. It's such a waste of time, and it is with out a doubt BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING. I don't know how I can enunciate even further how boring this game is, but I will try, brace yourselves.

First off it is obvious what this game is trying to be, Diablo in space, and I like that idea, but it just falls short (or falls off a cliff completly missing the target). So this game tries to be Diablo 2 which was released 4 years after the initial release date of Diablo 2, but it just gets everything WRONG.

The first thing this game gets way wrong is the loot system, or lack there of a loot system. There are barely any loot drops in this game, In diablo there were constant loot drops so you had enough money to repair equipment buy potions or buy items. In this game only money drops and its barely enough to repair equipment. (oh and if your equipment breaks its gone from your inventory so you can't even repair it, Ya good one.) selling something might as well be a joke since the vendors will barely give you anything. Yes the vendors do give you free healing an energy but WHY IS EVERYTHING SO OVERPRICED? AM I NOT THE ONLY FREAKING PERSON DOING ANYTHING ON THIS DAMN CAMP?! Well you know thats how all vendors are in any game, they could have Hells gate right on their door step and they would still want 2000 for the weapon to repel all evil.

Vendors, they have the Conviction of ♥♥♥♥ING Adamantium.

So anywho, there are no classes, your just Space Hack the ultimate badass of the galaxy that has no variety in his style what so ever. So there is no reason for you to replay this game, ONE HOUR AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE POWER OF SPACE HACK. Great give me another reason not to play this game.

Your stamina is a joke, It recharges rediculously slow and it takes away stamina ludicrously fast. Yes in diablo you had stamina that went away and recharged but it seemed like it was enough and if you overexerted yourself you would have to wait just a little, it was fair.

Your enemies do not respawn, Look if your going to be a hack and slash rpg you need alot of minions to kill in order to level to defeat the forces of evil, I'm still walking through the first area and Everythings dead already! I know I only played this game for a little bit but for close to an hour I should be a good level, Like in diablo I would be level 5 in about an hour or higher, guess what level I am for playing about 40 minutes. Go on guess, stop reading and guess.




Ya done guessing, cause to me its unbelieveable

My level was

2

LEVEL FREAKING 2. you know hacking away that long your gonna get bored and it has to seem like your getting some where and that you are getting stronger. Here it was getting boring cause I'm leveling up slowly, nothing is dropping, nothing special is dropping, and don't feel that what I'm battling is just as boring and tedious that looks like a smaller version of the Bugs from star ship troopers.

Oh yeah and if you do play this bore-fest you can put points into individual stats, but be warned there is an + to add in points but no - to take out a point to reconsider before finalizing your stats.

You have no special abilities, oh yeah there are items that contain special abilities but I still haven't gotten them. Further amplifiying the bordem of not feeling any accomplishments in this game, you (The developer) can't even give me some other way of killing my enemies. NOW I JUST FEEL LIKE THE GAURD RIGHT BY THE GATE!

The main Character, Space Hack, is pretty much a cardboard cut out of anything, he doesn't seem to have any crazy gestures or do anything that is considered bad ♥♥♥, Seriously if there was at least a video of him saving a baby from an exploding pod and shooting at aliens without even looking at them, all the while smoking a cigar, THEN and only then could you convince me that we are playing a bad ♥♥♥. There are no other actions from him in this game that suggests he is, all we see is a mug shot of him with an eyepatch and assume he is a bad ♥♥♥. I can't take him as a badass because for all I know he lost his eye from slipping his spork on a salad and stabbing himself in the eye. He seriously could just be a normal security gaurd asked to do this mission and it wouldn't make this any different.

The environment is boring, the soundtrack is dull, the creatures are dull, The main character is generic, the leveling sucks, the creatures suck, and I'm pretty sure they used the same sound bites from diablo 2

This game was a waste of time, The only reason I continued to play a little longer was to do a review of it, Seriously 1 buck is too much to play something so boring.

Play Path of Exile, that is at least a free to play game. Or if you want to spend money Titan Quest, Torchlight 1 or 2.
Or play Deathspank, That is a funny version of a badass and one of my favorite Diablo style games

My final Verdict: STAY AWAY from this game, it's boring and a waste of a dollar, My advice to a developer if your going to be a rip off, BE A GOOD RIP OFF. Go all the way at least it will be an entertaining game
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