Hacker Evolution Duality is the hacking simulation game, developed by exosyphen studios. Based on the successful Hacker Evolution game series, it has been completely redesigned to offer an impressive and new gaming experience.
User reviews: Mixed (291 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2011
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Includes 8 items: Hacker Evolution Duality, Hacker Evolution Duality: Inception Part 1 DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Inception Part 3 DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Inception Part 2 DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Hardcore Package Part 1 DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Hardcore Package Part 2 DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Hacker Bootcamp DLC, Hacker Evolution Duality: Hardcore Music Pack DLC

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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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December 8, 2014

BIG UPDATE now available

Hello,

We just finished completely rewriting the graphics/sound/system/code for Hacker Evolution Duality, to fix several reported issues.

The Windows/MacOS update is now availabel on STEAM and it will be shortly followed by the Linux update.

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October 20, 2014

Mobile hacking game now available

Continue hacking while you are away from your computer, with the mobile companion game, available for iOS and Android

iOS:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hacker-challenges/id898868670?mt=8

Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exosyphenusa.hacker&hl=en

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About This Game

Hacker Evolution Duality is the hacking simulation game, developed by exosyphen studios. Based on the successful Hacker Evolution game series, it has been completely redesigned to offer an impressive and new gaming experience.
Hacker Evolution Duality starts in the early days of Brian Spencer when he was nothing more than a brilliant programmer. It than fast forwards to the future, where he has to stop an Artificial Intelligence he has created, unknowingly and take back control of a giant company he once used to own.
You have to hack into computers using various tools, from a basic firewall cracker, to sophisticated voice print authentication systems. Steal money to finance your objectives, buy hardware upgrades or bribe off other hackers that are present in the game. Go as far as bypassing complex security systems to make your way into buildings and steal data. Frame people or even murder them using ingenious traps.
You are not alone in the game. Other hackers controlled by a complex artificial intelligence, will stop at nothing to destroy you.
The game features a single player mode where you follow the game's story and an open world mode, where you play a death match against other hackers.

Key features:

  • Redesigned interface and game play
  • Large open world populated by AI hackers
  • Amazing new graphics, sounds and animations
  • Choice of game play: pursue the game's objectives, or play a never ending and evolving open game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 1Gb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 100 Mb
    • Video Card: OpenGL compliant video card
    • DirectX®: 8.0
    • Sound: DirectX compliant sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 512Mb 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 FreeGLUT and libSDL packages
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I bought this game really cheap, but free is the only fair price for it. It is really bad.

First of all it starts on my second display which is my TV, took a while to realize it.

Second, there is a bug where you can't read messages (gives some file not found error), apparently the dev knows about this since Jan or Feb or something and it still isn't fixed. There's a dude that posted some workaround with converting mp3 files to ogg and changing some text files around to make it work, this way you can actually read mission objectives.

The game it is kind of crap, it is not very intuitive what you need to do, in fact in the tutorial the AI hacked me down to 0 firewall and 0 integrity and I had no idea what would I need to do to counter it. Don't be mistaken by the name the game has nothing to do with actual hacking or IT skills, it's just a theme, so it's not about me not knowing what a computer is (I do, working since 15 years in IT).

I know now it's a rather old game and it's not a big financial loss to try it, but if I knew what I know now I wouldn't have paid even 1 euro for it. Angry birds is more fun and an actual game that works compared to this (I don't play angry birds, never undestood the fascination, it's a really stupid game).
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Basically the same level of gameplay as a free flash game. If you want a fun Hollywood-style hacking sim, ignore this one and grab Uplink instead.
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39 of 54 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
What an awful thing that is even considered a game. The only thing that's fun is when you get to type in your name. Definitely not worth anything, time or money wise. Got this he for free from a point trade on a website. Losing few free points is better than losing $20.00. This game is pointless, stupid and just plain misery. I've seen Children's Shows with more thought than this.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Marketing: THIS IS UPLINK BUT MORE FLESHED OUT

Actual game: THIS IS UPLINK BUT FRUSTRATING AND POORLY EXECUTED
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
I've bought this game years ago driven by curiosity, to find out what it takes to be one of the most hated kind of people in the virtual world. Well, i've gained zero knowledge thanks to the gods, and uselessness of this product. To explain myself politely, this is not a game, but a mental warfare without the cold trace of fun.
The music itself doesn't match with my style, some electronic stuff, tastes are so different between peoples, so i can't rate it but acceptable enough. The game itself lacks of game elements, we have 7 "maps" total, (which are nothing more but a desktop-like picture with a few dots named as servers) there are some crazy time limited memory games and thats all. You have to count down numbers in a box from 63 to 0 while enemy servers attacking you (rofl), and there is another component of the game which is totally the same...
I was in hope for a patch which adds some more features/maps or something to the game, but no, everything remained the same. Even the Vsync bug, which makes the HUD buttons disappear after each match, because the game have no graphics options and you have to mess with your own video card to play the game. There are random crashes and i've also lost my profile with my savegames and achievement progresses because for some reason, no idea how.
And what is the most surprising, perhaps the price, you still have to pay 20€ for this headache after years!
If i truly regret wasting money on a product, well this is it. The honest price shall be around 0,5€, so try to find something else about this genre, go away and don't look back, avoid to get robbed. I don't like to downvote games, because it is basically a waste of time, but this must be serve as warning to all, to forget this game. Like what i try to do.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
Not worth your cash no matter what the price is. You're better off playing tag with a herd of cattle.
Now, If you want graphics this isn't the game you're looking for,
If you want a good story this isn't the game you're looking for,
If you want a hacking simulator this isn't the game you're looking for,
If you want a game... I don't even consider this a game.

Stay away from this.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
The game is terrible, it tries to be uplink but dumbs the game down to "Do this, okay that is done do that" and doesn't just hold your hand the entire game but straps you to it with a harness and some objectives didn't show for me so overrall get Uplink, reasons: 1) costs less. 2) a lot more fun and in depth 3) Has onlink and a ton of other mods to get if you get bored 4) typing into a console isn't the only thing a hacker does 6) the game has varity so I rate this 1/10 poorly constructed money grabing game with DLC that sucks ♥♥♥ too.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I've played other "hacking simulators" in the past like Uplink and even though a lot of the games are very repetitive, Hacker Evolution Duality is the worst. Not only that but the tasks that you are required to do have no relation to computers. It seems like a kids game to be honest. I did not enjoy it at all.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Shame on you for ruining the Hacker Evolution series with this casual non-sense.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Steam should remove the Linux version of this game, see the forum for game-breaking bugs that the developer will be fixing 'next week'/'soon' ... for far too many months now. No status updates, no realistic timeline for patches, no good reason to keep the game installed hoping for the mythical bugfix.

Cannot comment on the actual game though as it's somewhat hard to play it when you cannot even read mission objectives.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
All the buttons are missing at the bottom on the screen. Unplayable literally a huge was of money. This bug has been known for years yet developer doesn't fix.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Incredibly boring.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Metacritic: 2.4 / 10.0
http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/hacker-evolution-duality

There is a good reason for this bad rating. Instead of makind senseless DLCs they should fix some issues. No ... this game is not comparable with Uplink.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Don't be tricked, if you have played the old versions, this is seemingly nothing like it, too much going on in too many places, I loved these when I was a kid, A KID! Now as an adult.... I cannot enjoy it.... they changed it way too much. Not worth the nine minutes I've played so far, and definitely not worth $2.49!

They should give you the achievements for just buying it.... but they didnt cause they know themselves that you dont deserve them because you in fact paid money for this, and now deserve to rot in jail with everyone else who bought this. IF YOU PLAY THIS ENJOY HELL!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
by far worst hacker evolution series ever made. the gameplay is boring. story is lame. music is so porn. nothing in this game is good. play the first one and untold then ignore this ♥♥♥♥.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Play Uplink instead.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
it gets boring after a while and at one point, i couldnt progress, because it set up a goal that I'm simply not cappable of doing with the way the mechanics work. Pure ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
A minigame requiring you to hunt down (in order) 64 numbers while a timer is counting down is quite possibly the stupidest way to make a game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Bad.
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133 of 146 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Uplink, the 12-year old "hacking simulator", is possibly the finest game of its type yet created. But it is definitely showing its age and I'm not averse to trying something new. On the face of it, Hacker Evolution Duality looks to be an excellent successor to that beloved classic. But first appearances are frequently misleading.

Hacker is not a game; it is a collection of dull and fiddly mini-games. While it has an excellent presentation, the gameplay itself is nothing more than pushing a button at the right time; an uninteresting race against the clock that you need to repeat dozens of times in each mission. It looks great - it has the appearance of Hollywood hacking nailed - but it quickly degenerates into uninteresting repetitiveness. And just to make things even less fun, the controls were stiff and unresponsive; just the thing for a game that demands quick reflexes. Despite its stylish gloss, the game fails to engage on almost every other levels and ultimately is not particularly fun.
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