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 (174 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
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"Do you want a little more command line typing in your hacker simulation? If that's your bag, you will certainly get your fill with Hacker Evolution."
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July 14

Steam Trading Cards now available for Hacker Evolution

Steam Trading Cards now available for Hacker Evolution.
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July 10

Hardcore Package Part 2 / New DLC available for Hacker Evolution

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We have just released a new DLC which brings new levels to Hacker Evolution.

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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

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    Mac
    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
    30 of 42 people (71%) found this review helpful
    4.9 hrs on record
    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.
    Posted: June 25
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1.5 hrs on record
    There are a lot of negative reviews about this game which I think is unfair. It's a misunderstood game, I wouldn't call it puzzle because that's misleading, but it is supposed to be a hacker simulator and nothing more than that.
    My idea of a hacker simulator (before I decided to play any, that is) is something which can be periodically frustrating as you figure out (for yourself!) what to do next. It should require thinking skills, not just point and click with a hand-holding guide. A clear set of objectives and a list of commands so you know what to type and when, and when you finally do input the right code after trying time and time again, there should be a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

    Hacker Evolution does not let me down on my expectations of a hacker simulator, it is exactly what ti should be. It is unforgiving if you don't do things perfectly, but because the levels themselves would actually be quite SMALL if it weren't for all the try/fail/try/fail/try/succeed that goes into it, it is supposed to be difficult! So that you're not just breezing through it, because that would be completely unrealistic. I'm not saying that it is so amazing that it is like a hacker's version of say... Microsoft Flight Simulator where all the controls that would be in an actual aircraft are available to you. Because that would mean you would have to actually learn a programming language in order to play the game. It can't be 100% realistic because no one would play it, because the only people who could actually play it would be out hacking/ cracking real computers.

    In saying that, it is an exciting game with a very simple, user friendly interface. The tutorial gives you enough information to learn the mere basics, it's not there to hold your hand and coddle you when you get frustrated and tell you that it loves you like in a lot of games. As far as I can see so far there's no ability to save your progress, you just have to start the level over from scratch, which isn't that big of a deal because you can generally remember what you need to do, and when you do things right in this game, it doesn't take very long to complete the levels.

    Overall I'm very glad I didn't listen to a lot of these reviews which almost made me not buy the game (which is currently $2.99 on bundlestars for the ENTIRE Hackers Evolution games!). My actual point is, if you can't be bothered thinking for yourself, or feel you will have to resort to walkthroughs, then avoid this game like the plague because you won't find it very fun, because the AIM and the FUN of the game is to actually think for yourself!

    8.5/10 - Gameplay; fun, simple to use once you get the jist of it. Helpful tutorial, but not too helpful so that it makes the game too easy.
    7/10 - Music; the techno music is a bit of a stereotype, but it works well in the game and intensifies at just the right points which adds some nice suspense.
    7/10 - Graphics; this game isn't about graphics, but they look fancier than what I imagine real hackers/ crackers work with.
    Kind of like a CTU interface from 24.
    7.5/10 - Overall rating.
    Posted: September 11
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    5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
    9.7 hrs on record
    Of course anyone, who knows Uplink (a great game from Introversion) will compare this game to it, but they are different games by playstyle. Whereas Uplink requires speed and good mouse skills, this game wants you to think ahead and search around for clues at your own pace.
    You mostly use your keyboard to control your computer (mouse only required to work on the map). By issuing commands you can bypass security layers and access data that you require.

    It may not be as impressive as Uplink, but it is still an enjoyable game.
    Posted: August 12
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    5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
    23.2 hrs on record
    Hacker Evolution is a hacking sim, there exist far too few, with puzzel solving mechanics. It does what it does very well. Unlike uplink, with its infernal clicking, you actually feel more in the role of a hacker using linux like commands to progress. This can be made fast and easy with auto complete(tab) very much like in the linux shell (most shells really). Its a bit short overall, but very replayable as there are manny solutions, tactics, and hidden parts of the plot you might have missed because you didnt hack or find a particular server etc. If this sounds interesting and you can handel typing commands and solving puzzels then you will certainly enjoy this gem of a game.
    A couple of recommendations i might make would be to not look up solutions to puzzels if you can help it. Try to find a guide that wont give away solutions (there is a good one on game faqs). Also look up how the leveling mechanic, ie. buying parts, affects gameplay (fire walls are a solid investment for your first time but makes progress a bit slower).
    Love this game and cant wait to play more.
    Posted: August 20
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Simulator of Boredom....I didn't like it, All I have to do is to write,write,read,read,write and so on.. ;( Nothing special
    Posted: September 13
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    190 of 197 people (96%) found this review helpful
    9.9 hrs on record
    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.
    Posted: November 26, 2013
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