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

    • 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
98 of 132 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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71 of 97 people (73%) 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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35 of 52 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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:
Posted: August 5
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34 of 52 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 9
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