Hope has a new name – Space Hack
User reviews: Mixed (221 reviews)
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
    • 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
OK, IF you have played Diablo II, and you are expecting to get a similar satisfaction from this game, don't try it. Better go buy Torchlight II.

First of all i must say that i got this game in a bundle for free, not even with that i managed to like this game. I wanted to like it because, c'mon, is you vs lots of monster aliens to kill. But the flaws are just to much for me to even enjoy it.

First, the curiosity is what makes you play the first levels. But after a while, you realize the game is just walk-kill, and is not even that rewarding, most of the time you will get items you can't even use, and most of your money will be spent in repairing. And when you got the money, there is actually not much to buy. There are not many weapons.

The mechanics of the technological weapons are not explained at all. And that reminds me, the interface is... not really good. You will be guessing what all those numbers and symbols on screen means in the first 40 minutes of play.

i didn't get as far as 3 biospheres or whatever they are called, not a single boss. Pity.

The mouse interface is a pain too, sometimes you will be fighting to get a tiny pistol or med kit that was droped on the floor. And that reminds me that if you are not carefull, you will be missing some items on the floor because they are hard to spot most of the time, i wish the had left the "alt" key as a toggle key.

No stashes, no place to keep things stored, no secrets or hidden places.

Story is not good, if there is any.

Music goes with the mood of the game but is not good either. i belive there is only two background music pieces.

After a while of playing it, you will be playing with some kind of strategy using run/walk, hiding behind objects to ambush the aliens coming for you, but after a while of doing it, it gets awfully boring.

I know the developers put a lot of effort in this game, it can be noted, but is just a big "no" for me. The graphics are probably the best thing here. And for me, thats exactly the problem. It lacks good gameplay, good story, good music, even good ambient, i didn't feel inside a spaceship, neither a biodome.

If you don't give a damn about the things i mentioned, and just want good graphics (for 2005) and just go around maps killing everything at your path and destroying objects to complete your missions, feel free to play it. I strongly advice playing a demo, or looking at gameplays before buying it.

If you care about any of the details i mentioned, you won't be able to play this game a lot, is just plain boring and repetitive, no surprises, no misteries, just go around killing. Once again, if you played Diablo and you are looking for a similar experience, go for Torchlight II.
Posted: September 26
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
nothing to say
Posted: September 27
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Yes
Posted: September 30
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
ware is da tutorial at
Posted: October 5
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
10/10 ¨its like skyrim with guns¨-ign
Posted: October 5
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥. that. ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: October 23
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0.3 hrs on record
Slow. Clunky. Boring from the word go. I like a good ARPG, but this is far from that. Sorry, devs ... needs a lot of TLC for it to be an entertaining game.
Posted: September 25
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0.6 hrs on record
it's an all right game. but not very engaging or extremely fun not even any cards for those who want a few cents from the game LOL. Anyways just 6/10 on all categories for a critical review. and Personally a 4/10 just very dull to me at least. Not a must have.
Posted: October 15
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0.2 hrs on record
This game sucks! It's lags on a VERY GOOD computer -_- and the graphics are not good at all. It's really glitched when you walk around, for example shadows, lighning effects and the map are really buggy. I would not recommend this game! Not worth the money at all (lol it's only 0,99€, but still would pay 0,20€ for this) (Update, even free to play games are better, so this game is the worst. such a high price for something so bad. If it was free to play and that they fix the lag then i would recommend it)
Posted: October 5
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1.5 hrs on record
Continually bugs out on me, making me lose all of my progress. UI disappears, buttons don't work, and all I can do is force-close the game. Combine that with the already very slow grind, and this thing is a piece of total crap. Save yourself the time and money, and buy something else.
Posted: October 13
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0.2 hrs on record
This game is boring. Don`t buy it! I got it free from a PCGamer Magazine.
Posted: October 5
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0.3 hrs on record
It really stretches the limits of the word "game".
Posted: September 29
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0.2 hrs on record
It's so bad, it's good.

I actually like it.
Posted: October 1
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0.1 hrs on record
I played this game for around 20 minutes and got annoyed quick. It pretty much throws you into the game without very much direction on where to go. It gives you a story and an almost idea of what to do, but you're kind of left at the start and you don't know what to do even after that intro. This ♥♥♥♥ed me off. What point is there in playing a game if you don't know what the ♥♥♥♥ to do? It's impossible to do so and have fun. Also, the mechanics were really messed up, even for an old game like this from 2005 - not because of a lot of glitches or anything like that, but because they're unbalanced and confusing. The controls are somewhat okay, but what annoyed me about THIS was that it's hard to access anything or find some kind of inventory. Apparently you have a club, but I couldn't even find an inventory, which SHOULD be located somewhere on the main screen, near your health bar for example but on the other corner. That would make it less of a pain. The combat isn't bad, it followed Diablo's system, but the confusion makes it tough, not as if I NEEDED to say that. In general, this game SHOULD be free. It's just not that good.
Posted: October 8
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14.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 3
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0.2 hrs on record
well they gave it a shot. but didnt make it to be worth the money in my opinion.
Posted: September 27
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99 of 133 people (74%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
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,
Posted: August 5
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73 of 99 people (74%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 11
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46 of 65 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 5
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