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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...
Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
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Steam Trading Cards now available for Hacker Evolution

July 14

Steam Trading Cards now available for Hacker Evolution.
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Hardcore Package Part 2 / New DLC available for Hacker Evolution

July 10

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


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About the 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

    PC System Requirements

      • 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

    Mac System Requirements

      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

    Linux System Requirements

      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
    109 of 132 people (83%) found this review helpful
    4.3 hrs on record
    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.
    Posted: April 24
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    26 of 36 people (72%) 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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    4 of 4 people (100%) 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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    10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
    2.1 hrs on record
    I've seen better portrayals of comptuers on NCIS [youtube two idiots one keyboard to see what I mean]. This isn't a simulation of anything in reality at all. Highly stylized but unconnected to reality, but I can't really say I expected much from a game that equates "hacker" with "script kiddie." :Le sigh:

    As someone who uses a terminal on a daily basis, I can tell you this isn't even remotely what real digital B&E is. This game had me pulling my hair out over how terribly it portrays a CLI. Maybe the game has a decent storyline, I wouldn't know -- I was too busy head-desking over this game. Give me an open bash terminal and I'll show you some REAL hacking, and it WON'T involve using a single command to break into a box.

    tl;dr If you use Linux or are anything above a luser, don't get this game.
    Posted: June 24
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.1 hrs on record
    This game was not as fun as I expected it. Comparing it to uplink would be too dramatic because uplink is that much better with alot more cool stuff and actually more realistic than this unlike popular belief. So The game is extremely narrow, It is telling you a story but its like meh, Although the fact that the mods and expansions for it are easier to get than uplink is good. So there is plenty of narrow ♥♥♥ storys to play or maybe just 5 who gives a ♥♥♥♥ skip the ♥♥♥♥ing story and their just puzzles these are fun if you enjoyed uplink but you most likely will not enjoy it and return to uplink so I would recommend it to that person but really there is like 0 ♥♥♥♥ing people who I would recommend this to seriously I really dont know who the ♥♥♥♥ I would recommend this to ever I would probably recommend this to myself but I already played it so I will play the expansions. I say narrow because there is not more than one way to do things and you must do things exactly that way or you wont have money to continue and in order to continue you need money there is no strategy to a perfect dont need money game its just part of the game to pay to continue and the terminals you hack never have alot of money in them, thus leaving no room to ♥♥♥♥ around and go ape♥♥♥♥ on peoples servers, if you dont go in the narrow path ordered you wont have enough money to continue. It is fun to pretend this is realistic but it is not. No body half ♥♥♥ traces you and then their like oh im gonna trace you but you need 500 bucks or i will trace you a little less, thats called being someones ♥♥♥♥♥ unless this game is called work that virtual corner,♥♥♥♥♥!. You invented the security systems but some ungodly power will ♥♥♥♥ your ♥♥♥♥ up. Im guessing that power is god because i dont understand who else would trace you or do this to you as in the end of the game im guessing you just ♥♥♥♥ing DIE. You are doing the tracing in this game and you work for the goverment which doesnt pay you but your cool with it i guess... If a third party would trace you they really would just be reavealing themselfs and then they just finished your job for you. derr... but no that doesnt work here, thus in conclusion in this game the world hates you. And I am part of that world.And that means I... Hate... You...
    Posted: August 16
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    188 of 195 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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