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 (320 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2011
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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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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
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I took a gamble on a g 2a random Steam key and winded up with this.
D'oh!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Play Uplink instead.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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141 of 154 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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74 of 80 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I played the first Hacker Evolution and I loved it. So when I heard that there was going to be a sequel, I jumped at the chance to purchase it!

However, this game has little to recommend it, and doesn't much resemble the original at all. The original made you feel like an actual hacker, typing commands into a console. This game is a GUI based point-and-click. You don't get the feel of being a hacker that you might expect from the title.

Not only that, but the gameplay is boring, and a lot of the tools at your disposal are arbitrarily difficult to use, and the time limit placed on you just makes things stressful and not fun when the tools take almost as long or longer than the time allotted to you. Do not buy.
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
This game is absolute garbage. It's not "open world" and it sure isn't full of amazing anything. I'm sure you're thinking "Oh man this looks just like Uplink!" and you would be right it does LOOK like Uplink which suckered me into buying this hunk of digital crap. This game is nothing like Uplink and is utterly disappointing to play.
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43 of 48 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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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2014
What sort of game developer makes you pay for a tutorial? The game is glitchy, even the developers cannot give a proper one and done solution for users who have glitches. Not worth 20 dollars, certainly not worth the dlc.
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
its a simple hacking simulator, I mean simple is really simple like to hack a server is as easy as double click.
Really not interesting or chalenging, i think "hackthegame" the free hacking simulator game is far better than this game.
look at the price, its so overpriced and not worth with your money, there are so many better title with the same price.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
STAY AWAY! If you came looking for another Uplink clone, THIS IS NOT IT. Hacker Evolution: Duality tries to come across as a worthy sucessor to the masterpiece that was Uplink, and falls far, far short. The game is outright unfinished on my system, with the game menus broken and unusable, and there is no story. The game just feels wrong, and you would get more for your dollar looking elsewhere.
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33 of 38 people (87%) 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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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Let's take a look at a simple mission in the open world. You can choose your target to attack, then choose whether to hack into it or damage it (that takes like two clicks). If you were lucky, you will take victim's money and buy some +stats. Now you may choose your next target to attack. After a few attacks, everyone attacks you and tear you down. In the single player, there's a little more to do, but there could be really more content!
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2014
This is seriously one of the worst games I have ever played, not to mention bought. Not worth it by any stretch, don't spend money on this.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
I’m a sucker for hacking games, yet another reason I swooped this one up when it was on sale…and have constantly regretted it. The worst part is there’s nothing inherently wrong that this game does other than just being derivative and generic. It tries to accomplish what Uplink did and with an admittedly better interface…but just comes off as uninteresting and kinda boring. I mean, I’m not even sure exactly how else to put it.

You’re doing the same thing over and over again, which is what you’re doing in most hacking games, but this one doesn’t seem to be as lively or interesting as other hacking games, so…yeah. I guess it’s hard to explain exactly WHAT is wrong with it, but it just comes off as boring.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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39 of 55 people (71%) 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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41 of 60 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Hated it 15 minutes in-game.
Wish I could wash it away from game library and leave no trace of it.

Total failure of any expectations. Not clear. Not creative. Not artish. Repetitive. Not tech-savvy AT ALL. I can't think of anyone I can recommend this piece of hack to.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Uplink did a better job being a game about hacking computers. This is all just clicking on stuff and not actually thinking. It's also buggy as hell (the main interface randomly disappears).

Avoid!
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16 of 18 people (89%) 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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