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  • Summary: Hacknet is a terminal-driven hacking game with competitive multiplayer, a fully internally-consistent network simulation and a realistic interface. It follows the story of recently deceased hacker "Bit", whose death may not be the 'accident' the media reports. You stand in for no one, asHacknet is a terminal-driven hacking game with competitive multiplayer, a fully internally-consistent network simulation and a realistic interface. It follows the story of recently deceased hacker "Bit", whose death may not be the 'accident' the media reports. You stand in for no one, as most games have you do - play for yourself, make your own decisions, and see the world react - if you're leaving a trace that is. Hacknet has no protagonist, other than the person using it. Don't be reckless though - it's more real than you think. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 24, 2015
    100
    Simple and complex, HackNet is a thrilling and eye opening look into the world that keeps making headlines in the news. Kudos to Team Fractal Alligator for making something so complex feel accessible to everyone.
  2. Aug 19, 2015
    88
    The premise of Hacknet and my preexisting interest in the idea of a UNIX-based hacking sim had me going into this excited and hopeful. The quality gameplay and sense of reward from figuring things out kept me playing hours on end, and excited to tell others how cool of a game this was.
  3. Aug 21, 2015
    81
    Hacknet lacks the depth and freedom of the close relative TIS-100. But it gives you a sense of what goes on in the real hacking world – an interesting experience.
  4. Aug 14, 2015
    80
    The best hacking simulation videogame to date, Hacknet leaves us wanting more of its honest and detailed portrayal of the hacking underworld. Without a doubt, is the greatest (legal) hacking experience available.
  5. 80
    Hacknet is a beautiful example of compelling non-linear storytelling. While it is still a game about hacking, it is far more about solving the mystery around Bit's death using the tools he (she?) has given you. Combining an enthralling story with a truly impressive learning curve and a stellar soundtrack, Hacknet is definitely something special.
  6. Oct 7, 2015
    75
    Probably the closest you'll ever get to be a hacker. A truly unique and fun game.
  7. Aug 21, 2015
    72
    Play it because it’s different, play it because it’s a far cry from anything you’re likely to in the coming months.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 22, 2017
    10
    A very enjoyable experience, with a (very) engaging story, engaging visuals, can get very fast paced in certain parts of the game, there areA very enjoyable experience, with a (very) engaging story, engaging visuals, can get very fast paced in certain parts of the game, there are jokes littered in a few places, & I'm very glad I didn't spoil it for myself or use a walkthrough, the payoff is very worth it, there's a lot of things that are very well done, beautiful game. Earlier today I played it more than six & a half hours straight, & entirely forgot I was playing it.

    A few minor points are that the music, while very good, gets extremely repetitive, & using the mouse every now & again to connect to a new machine is a little bit of a hassle. There are also some other issues in which the game may become uncompletable if you do certain missions out of order, that was only an issue once for me, but be aware of it.
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  2. Mar 28, 2017
    10
    I love this game. It is my all time favorite game (and yes I get it, there are better games for some, but nothing beats this game for me). II love this game. It is my all time favorite game (and yes I get it, there are better games for some, but nothing beats this game for me). I feel that Matt did an amazing job on this game, it hasn't disappointed me and although some would say it gets repetitive, that is a quality that can be shared in real hacking too. I can play this game again and again and not get bored, furthermore the detail in this game is amazing, all the Easter eggs and jokes littered around the file systems really awards you for having the patience to take a look around. So far I have played the game more than 50 times and I have gotten to the point where I have memorized every password and know the best order for breaking into a system, but for some reason I still don't feel like the game is repetitive. Expand
  3. May 26, 2017
    10
    game-play is good music is really good i am loving playing it hats off to the dev i brought it in a stream sale and i watched the trailergame-play is good music is really good i am loving playing it hats off to the dev i brought it in a stream sale and i watched the trailer first and was very impressed hours of fun breaking in to systems Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2019
    8
    Really good game, gave it a 8 because the history is just small, I'll buy the Labyrinths dlc but i don't know if the dlc will be as long asReally good game, gave it a 8 because the history is just small, I'll buy the Labyrinths dlc but i don't know if the dlc will be as long as the game itself, i hope it is!
    - Good experience, it is worth the time you put in it! But it's a shame that the game has such a small story.

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  5. Aug 14, 2015
    8
    Brings back memories of Uplink but falls short a bit on audio. Music gets repetitive quickly and when you turn it off the game is eerilyBrings back memories of Uplink but falls short a bit on audio. Music gets repetitive quickly and when you turn it off the game is eerily silent without sound to match most of the visual animations and elements. Starts out a bit too easy which breaks the fiction but pleasantly surprised with the variety of things you encounter and the fiction of things you find on servers. Expand
  6. May 18, 2020
    8
    Fiyatına göre iyi içerik sunan bir oyun ancak belli bir süre sonra sıkıcı bir hâl alabilir.
  7. Sep 28, 2015
    5
    It's like a game that is very close to my heart but i sorta worse in my eyes.
    It's decent and all that jazz but its more like "Hacker
    It's like a game that is very close to my heart but i sorta worse in my eyes.
    It's decent and all that jazz but its more like "Hacker Evolution" Without the actual writing which makes (me atleast) feel more like a hacker. If you like to type and remember certain lines of input and a very hard and challenging game buy HACKER EVOLUTION and if you like casual not much of a challenge games buy Hacknet/ Hacker Evoluions Little brother
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