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: Mixed (486 reviews) - 66% of the 486 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 14, 2010

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Includes 4 items: Hacker Evolution, Hacker Evolution Duality, Hacker Evolution Duality: Inception Part 1 DLC, Hacker Evolution: Untold

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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

    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      • 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
    40 of 44 people (91%) found this review helpful
    11.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 7, 2015
    I've bought the bundle despite the mixed and negative reviews because I love the idea and the style of hacking games.
    Played the main game for about 1-2 days, and completed the story.

    This game isn't supposed to be compared to Uplink because there is a huge difference.

    Uplink is a "free-roaming freelance hacker" with minimum story. Uplink is the GTA of hacking.
    Hacker Evolution is a level-based story game. Hacker Evolution is like an NES Super Mario game.

    At first, I was upset by the lack of being able to "hack the world". But as the story progressed, I realised that this game is suppose to be a puzzle hacking game. Not to mention an interesting story and interesting ending.

    Here's the run down of what to expect if you are thinking of getting this game:

    1. You are a expert hacker which was tasked by someone to find out what caused the blackout of major business (Example: The Stock Market)

    2. This game has a money system which is used to upgrade and reduce trace level.

    3. You have a passive trace percentage, which if you reach 100%, you get caught and you'd need to restart the level.

    4. When you successfully hack a server, decrpt, crack, or even login, a fixed amount of passive trace is added. (Except connect)

    5. When you start a hack, an active trace will start. If you fail to abort the hack or hack in time, you get a huge passive trace.

    6. You can upgrade your 1GB memory, 1GHz ram, 1mbps modem, and no firewall, into a decent computer.

    7. Firewall and Ram are usually the top priority.

    8. You become a Money Savant. You know when to upgrade and when to keep your money to reduce trace.

    9. Your money, trace, and score gets moved to the next level. What ever code/exploits you store in your computer mysteriously disappears, presumably deleted for no reason.

    10. You have to learn the basic commands. Because most of the game is mainly typing.

    11. The puzzles gets harder. Sometimes your next clue is cleverly hidden. In a wall of text.

    12. Like the previous point, sometimes you might find a server which has and .exploit which can be used to bypass the cracking and save you tons of trace and money. Oh, and sometimes a $10,000 lying around in there.

    13. "Scan atm-ba" + (TAB) = "Scan atm-bankof1234567890youaregoingtoberich.bank.com"

    14. Apparently our technology broke the equation of the universe. Internet speed is faster than light. Now we got a Time Traveling internet.

    If you can look at this game as a story based, puzzle level game, instead of a free-roaming rogue hacker, I can recommand Hacker Evolution. If you are looking for a rogue hacking game, try Uplink. Or if you want a story-only hacking game, which has a blood-pumping action music, you can try Hacknet.

    I rate this game a solid 8/10 for it's curious story, good puzzles, and long term financial planning.
    The music is okay.
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    8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
    4 people found this review funny
    1.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 16, 2015
    It was more funny than fun s̶̶i̶̶m̶̶u̶̶l̶̶a̶̶t̶̶o̶̶r strategy game when it was released.
    Nowdays I wouldn't really recommend it to someone, but I remember the time when i played it on my pocket pc and it was a nice time waste.

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    10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    3.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 2, 2015
    let's review this positive
    fun game where you pretend to b a hacker and need to think ur way up in the game.
    strategic and sometimes very very complicated
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    4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    12.0 hrs on record
    Posted: November 8, 2015
    I received a copy of Hacker evolution as a gift from a friend and the game seemed like fun to me so i decided to give it a shot. First off I'd like to start on the negative points of the game. What really annoyed me is that you take your progress along every level, the amount of money you have and your 'global trace%'. So basically because I did something stupid in the second level of the game i had to completely restart the game in the late stage because I simply lacked the recources needed because of an earlier failure. Also I have an IT (wireless) networking background and you can tell the makers of the game did some homework, but not all of it if you have an IT background like me some little strange things can annoy you. I also understand people lacking an IT background may find this game very difficult.

    In the end I did enjoy the game though there are definitely more than enough positive points to cover up the negative ones. The interface itself is really simple you may say it makes the game lack a nice graphical view, but that's not what it's made for. The interface is really overviewable and helps you especially in the early stages to pick up the game as soon as possible. I like the idea of the game, it's not really a hacking simulator offcourse it reminded me more of (very) basic scripting, but as a puzzle game it's well thought out and designed. The game offers for me a right amount of content. This isn't a game that should be 200 hours long as it would only be frustrating if you don't do any screwups like me expect somewhere between 8 - 12 hours of gameplay, depending on how quickly you pick the game up. The (included) expansion pack offers another hour of gameplay. I also like the puzzles themselves, the solution isn't often easily given, but unlike some other puzzle games I didn't run into random puzzle where you're more based on guesswork than logical thinking. Sometimes it can be a bit rough to find the answer to your question, but all puzzles have a logical and explainable solution.

    So the game definitely has it flaws, but for me the positive points outweigh the negative points. It's not the best game ever made, but I enjoyed the experience of it in the end. If you enjoy this kind of genre and don't give up easily this would definitely nice for you to pick up. I'd rate it 7/10 in the end.
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1.8 hrs on record
    Posted: January 28
    I like it
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