Hacker Evolution is a hacking simulation game, featuring unparalleled graphics and features. You play the role of a former intelligence agent, specializing in computer security. When a chain of events sets off worldwide, leaving critical service disabled, you assume the role a computer hacker to find out what happened and attempt to stop...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (291 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
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May 11

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About This Game

Hacker Evolution is a hacking simulation game, featuring unparalleled graphics and features.
You play the role of a former intelligence agent, specializing in computer security. When a chain of events sets off worldwide, leaving critical service disabled, you assume the role a computer hacker to find out what happened and attempt to stop it.
When a stock market, a central bank, satellite uplink and transoceanic fiber optics links crash, you know this is more then a simple event. Something big is behind all this, and you have to figure out what is it.
You hack into computers, look for exploits and information, steal money to buy hardware upgrades in an attempt to put all the pieces of a big puzzle together.

Set in a virtual operating system environment, the game is packed with all the features required to bring the hacker feeling and experience to every gamer.

The concept behind Hacker Evolution is to create a game that challenges the gamer's intelligence, attention and focus, creating a captivating mind game. Solve puzzles, examine code and bits of information, to help you achieve your objectives.


Key features:
  • Modding capability to allow the creation of custom levels
  • The included mod editor, allows you to create new game levels easily
  • Multiple interface skins
  • Complex levels and gameplay to guarantee the best experience
  • Optional freelance jobs to offer more variety
  • Complex command console with over 20 commands and tools

    System Requirements

    Windows
    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 / Vista / Windows 7
      • Processor: 1 Ghz
      • Memory: 512 MB
      • Graphics: DirectX compatible video card
      • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0
      • Hard Drive: 200 MB
      • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
      OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
      Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster
      Memory: 1Gb RAM
      Hard Disk Space: 200Mb free disk space
      Video Card: 32Mb video card
      Processor: 1Ghz CPU
      Memory: 1Gb RAM
      Hard Disk Space: Hard Disk Space: 100 Mb
      Note: Requires the libSDL2, libSDL2_mixer and libSDL2)_image packages
    Helpful customer reviews
    19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
    7.9 hrs on record
    Posted: December 29, 2014
    A fun game, indeed.

    But can be frustrating at times. Since the money, upgrades and trace follow to the next level. So if you screw up in the early level you might have to pay for it later.
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    13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    4.4 hrs on record
    Posted: February 11
    It's more of a game about looking at text on the screen, and frequently typing the same things over, and over, and over again. However, I did hack the Chinese and blow up Mao's body from the inside... THAT was fun!

    11/10
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    6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    5.1 hrs on record
    Posted: February 6
    Not for beginners, requires alot of thinking and time

    5/10 would hack again
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.1 hrs on record
    Posted: February 20
    fun game, especially for those who enjoy using command line interface.
    this game is not telling you how to become a real hacker though, the developer just simplify things here and there.

    but overall quite entertaining game.

    i defintely want to play the sequel of this series, HE - Untold and HE Duality.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    6.0 hrs on record
    Posted: February 16
    Love this game, a good way to kill time during the snow.
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    3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    19.7 hrs on record
    Posted: April 2
    i hacked the fbi
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    195 of 202 people (97%) found this review helpful
    9.9 hrs on record
    Posted: November 26, 2013
    You won't be hacking the mainframes when you finish this game, but overall it is a decent puzzle game involving the concepts of network intrusions and data gathering. The whole game is presented in an Amiga amber color with a mostly command line interface and some point and clicking. You are presented with missions by invading companies, extracting data, and breaking computer securities by use of proxies and other tools you. With a pretty chill electronic music sound track to go with it, I had an overall good time with this game pretending to be a hacker. I hope you like typing. For a couple of bucks, it's not bad.
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    138 of 171 people (81%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    4.3 hrs on record
    Posted: April 24, 2014
    Hacker Evolution is more of a typing game, then a hacking simulator. I like the concept of hacker games. The sense of online omnipotence has a huge appeal. HOWEVER, this game actively punishes exploration. A lot of the game is trial and error. If you do not do things in order, you will have to restart. Restart the level? No, the entire game. Your penalties from previous levels carry over to the next.

    If you ever feel the need to check out things off the developers predetermined path, they slap you with in game monetary penalties. ex: You see that a website called dot-hackers.net. Seems cool, right, so you go to check it out. You are penalized for looking up the website. Yes, they penalize you for LOOKING UP WEBSITES! Then they penalize you for logging on, and then they penalize you for downloading files. The only way to take away your penalties is too pay in game money. They penalize you when you make money. Every. Single. Time. So if you get the game, go ahead and save yourself some headaches and use the money cheat (xmoney) to give yourself all the money you will ever need.

    The good thing about the game is that it had somewhat of a vision, but if you want a hacking game that makes you feel powerful, go with UPLINK.
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    153 of 198 people (77%) found this review helpful
    119 people found this review funny
    6.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 28, 2014
    If only it was this simple.
    /decrypt Microsoft.com
    /crack Microsoft.com
    /connect Microsoft.com
    /delete Xbox
    /logout

    still , quite enjoyable.
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    70 of 78 people (90%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    9.3 hrs on record
    Posted: November 28, 2013
    Hacker Evolution is a fun game. I't shows somewhat believable "movie" style hacking in a nice game package. Awesome idea, and clever execution. Much better than the game "Uplink" as in the typing aspect really gives you a sense of "I'm a hacker". Just don't play this on a laptop in D.C. on a tour of the White House.
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    56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    4.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 19, 2014
    Hacker evolution is NOT a hacking game, but more something like: You must dig into the servers to find new servers, clues and other things that will help you. Something between exploration and detective. This game is more about thinking ahead. Stats like trace will be carried with you to the next level, so if you finish a level with 99% trace, it will be the same in next level. For people who like to play easy games this game is really frustrating, but for those which like challenges this is a perfect game.

    Pros:
    + Great Soundtrack
    + Good Concept
    + Great UI (BUT it will not fit everyone)
    + Lots of fun if you like challenges
    + Great Story

    Cons:
    - Hardcore for some players (you have to restart whole game if you screw something up)
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    53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
    0.4 hrs on record
    Posted: November 26, 2013
    I'm glad Steam has great sales, otherwise I might have never seen this game or played it. This is only $2 right now and I think it's worth every penny and more! Hacker Evolution let's you be that hacker you always see in the movies trying to hack into something. "I only need one more minute. Just give me a minute." I played about 30 minutes so far and just think it's really cool. The whole game as far as I can tell is just typing commands into a console and it is very satisfying. Their are mods and different skins for your console too. The music is pretty decent and feels like good music to hack to. Anyone who ever thought of being a spy or just a hacker, should play this.
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    109 of 160 people (68%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    1.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 31, 2014
    The tutorial was unclear .
    Hacked The Pentagon.
    Got a job as a hacker.
    Atm hacking Iraq military and trying to find out where they hid their bio wepons.
    3000 Dollars / month
    1337/10 would hack Pentagon again.
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    45 of 59 people (76%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    0.1 hrs on record
    Posted: February 21, 2013
    For me, Hacker Evolution turned out to be a rather frustrating experience. There is a trace meter that tracks your trace level and when it gets to 100, you lose. The biggest problem is that you get penalized for successful cracks and decryptions which means the trace level increases even when you are doing things the right way. And the only way to decrease your trace level is through money, but they are pretty stingy on making that readily available. Not to mention they dangle a bunch of system upgrades that aren't cheap which gives a false impression that there is a lot of cash to be obtained in the game. So if you spend money on these upgrades, you end up with no money left to decrease your trace level and ultimately get stuck because you can't reduce your trace level. The manual even states, "Important: Don't rush to upgrade your hardware as soon as you have money. Having the best hardware is not the main objective of the game. Carefully make your decision, and only upgrade your hardware when necessary. Money is not abundant in the game, and its main purpose is to reduce your trace time." That key piece of information is not found anywhere in the game; you have to read it from the manual. Now why they decided to design a game that revolves around money, yet not make it abundant is not clear to me.

    They don't even grant you rewards for completing missions (a little money would be nice). Instead they give you a score (why?). But the real kicker is your trace level carries over from the previous mission, so if it was high and you don't have any money, you're ♥♥♥♥ed on the next mission. What this ultimately means is you must follow a very specific path on the early missions to be able to survive the later missions. So after I figured this out, the game quickly lost any open world feel of being able to solve missions in different ways. Plus you never really know if you didn't do something right until you are stuck on a later mission with no money.

    I did like the graphical interface, although the actual command execution was a bit oversimplified. It was fun for a few hours, but ultimately it was the lack of a proper reward system that really turned me away from progressing further with this game. If the simulated world of Hacker Evolution sounds interesting to you, go buy Uplink. It offers a much better gaming experience.
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    63 of 95 people (66%) found this review helpful
    28 people found this review funny
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: October 11, 2014
    This can be used as a prop when having a "hacking scene" in a movie/show.

    10/10
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    24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
    7.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 11, 2013
    you have to be a bit of a geek to enjoy something like this

    I finished it in about 7 hours and enjoyed it a lot. I did have to look up some help on ocations. But I blame adventure game logic for that. What is adventure game logic? the logic that belongs to the creator of the game and only the cerator of the game.
    in other words, puzzels and hidden hints that only ever make sens to him or her.

    I'd say it's well worth the price.
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    23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
    19.3 hrs on record
    Posted: November 27, 2013
    If you were a fan of the old text based games, along with puzzle's and brain benders, then you will like this game.
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    41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
    4.9 hrs on record
    Posted: June 25, 2014
    I'll be honest, I used to enjoy this game a bit. And then I bought Uplink. Seriously, the fact that this game increases your global trace no matter what is completely stupid. I just wish it didn't take buying a better hacker sim to see how poor this one really is.
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    19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
    9.2 hrs on record
    Posted: December 29, 2013
    I had played previous exosyphen games and they were quite enjoyable. That is until they made this pile of garbage by deciding to implement this punishing killtrace mechanic. Successfully hacked a server? LOL F*** YOU +15% GLOBAL TRACE! Feel like a boss cause you just transfered $2000 from an atm to your account? ENJOY WASTING ALL THAT MONEY ON REDUCING YOUR GLOBAL TRACE HAHA LOSER. Seriously wtf were they thinking? It went from being one of the most enjoyable hacking OPEN ENDED adventure/mystery games I had played in it's early iterations to a very frustrating, annoying, and unenjoyable LINEAR puzzle game that is easily forgetable.

    This game is not even worth one cent, save your money and buy uplink instead.
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    16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
    5.0 hrs on record
    Posted: November 1, 2014
    Overall, this is a fascinating experience! The Hacker Evolution series is a serious treat for the geekiest gamers. What makes it unique and positively special is that it's essentially played by in-game console commands! There are no other games I can name that utilize this as a core game mechanic. In fact, I wish Watch_Dogs played less like Grand Theft Auto and more like this.

    My only complaint is that there are a number of points within levels that feel like "Guide Dang It!" Either my brain is not up to snuff, or the levels barely give a clue (if at all) on how to complete the objectives (such as figuring out the names of all the servers for each level). Fortunately, it is ridiculously easy to add content and your own levels with provided mod tools. This gets even better, because the main game levels are treated the same way, meaning they can be opened up and used as an answer key or even changed to the players' liking.

    The overall scope of the game is small and simple, but it definitely uses that scale to the best measures possible. A 10-dollar price tag may be a bit iffy for some, but if it were for 5 dollars, it's a must-buy!
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