Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced. Includes both VR and non-VR versions.
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Positive (17) - 94% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 8, 2017
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July 13

7/13/17 Patch!

Darknet has just received it's first patch!

This includes an adjustment to allow for both seated AND standing play in VR mode, plus the addition of haptic feedback.

In the non-VR mode, several bugs have been fixed, including some that led to accidentally quitting or switching languages, losing mouse focus, and eating up unlimited CPU time.
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Reviews

“I'd consider it one of the Oculus' must-have games”
8/10 – Destructoid

“Darknet is an extremely well made puzzle game that continued to build upon its simple elements in smart and creative ways.”
9/10 – TechRaptor

“Darknet is a cool, futuristic hacking puzzle game with endless potential, and for only $15 you are easily going to find plenty of hours of thoughtful strategy waiting for you inside this visionary and virtual new take on the dark side of the Internet.”
4/5 – Game Chronicles

About This Game

Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced!

After winning awards on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR, Darknet is now available for the HTC Vive and also INCLUDES A NON-VR VERSION for those without a headset!

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DEEP GAMEPLAY: “Darknet is the closest thing to a killer app for the system... It seems simple at first, but Darknet quickly grows to require a lot of second- and third-order logical thinking, under what can be a strict time limit. More than anything else, Darknet was what I was excited to play every time.” - Ars Technica

CYBERPUNK HACKING: “Darknet is the hacking VR game we’ve all been waiting for since our first viewing of HACKERS, Johnny Mnemonic, or Tron… Everything I wanted out of a hacking game since 1995. The future is finally here and I’m cracking nodes, dropping viruses, staying one-step ahead of security.” - BigSushi.fm

GREAT FOR VR: “When I dove into the cyberspace simulation, I lost myself in the illusion. My relationship to meat space was momentarily forgotten. And that’s precisely what a virtual reality game ought to do for the player… It is the best Oculus Rift game I’ve ever played.” - DailyDot

AWARD-WINNING:
  • BEST GAMEPLAY - Proto Awards 2014
  • FINALIST - IndieCade 2015
  • GRAND PRIZE- Oculus VR Jam

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED:
  • "Darknet is one of the oldest VR games around, and still one of the best.” - The Verge
  • “Enjoy solving puzzles? Strategizing? Does the description ‘cyberpunk hacking in virtual reality’ light up your eyes like Christmas morning? Darknet is reminiscent of Hollywood's appalling movie interpretation of "hacking" from the '90s, but it's fun and engaging.” - CNET
  • “Completely worth your time. An interesting puzzle game where you have to hack into different computer system using an array of tools, it also winkingly makes fun of the 90s-era version of VR. If you ever wanted to pretend you were a hacker from the 1995 film Hackers, this is a pretty good place to start.” - Polygon
  • "And therein lies the beauty of Darknet. The game is simple on its surface, yet it's filled with challenges that keep you pressing on to beat the next one. I thought I was going to play Darknet for 20 minutes or so to get a feel for the game. Little did I know, three hours would pass before I gazed upon (actual) reality again." - Tom's Hardware

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8,
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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