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  • Summary: Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world’s most secure networks. Plug into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and tunnel through cyber-security in an experience inspired by the classic cyberpunk vision of theDarknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world’s most secure networks. Plug into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and tunnel through cyber-security in an experience inspired by the classic cyberpunk vision of the future. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    80
    Pointless VR aside, Darknet offers great fun. It isn’t as in-depth as other games in the hacking genre, but the puzzle nature of infecting computer grids doesn’t get old, especially when the challenges ramp up. Those who are looking to find more ways to indulge in the hacker fantasy will enjoy the experience of living in the computer world like TRON. On the other hand, if you want a game that really adds a thrill to the experience of simulated computer malfeasance, I would strongly recommend checking out Hacknet as quickly as you can.
  2. 80
    While it may have unique puzzle gameplay that can truly get difficult at times, Darknet is definitely not the next game you will be using to showcase your PSVR hardware.
  3. 80
    Darknet isn’t the flashy PlayStation VR game that you’ll show to friends, but it’s absolutely one of the best games available for the headset. The puzzles are consistently challenging, and battling against the clock makes for an intense affair. The experience is really brought together by the inclusion of an interesting game world, that kept me interested enough to continue playing well after the freshness had worn off.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    80
    A hacking simulator that's actually not silly, and makes good use of VR.
  5. Mar 8, 2017
    75
    While Darknet does have a few problems, most of them tend to be more inconveniences rather than a detriment to the gameplay. The dual-layered approach to puzzles is unique and satisfying, while the games enjoyable viewpoint and challenging use of time limits come together to polish off a wonderful puzzle game.
  6. Apr 11, 2017
    75
    While Darknet is a VR game, it really doesn't need to be a VR game. There's the general VR coolness immersion factor you get from any VR game - in this case you feel like you're suspended in space while a giant network floats in front of you - but the game could easily be played as a standard, screen-based game. If you're hungry for more VR titles and that's the primary reason that you're interested in Darknet, then you should probably pass on the game. Once the initial novelty of the presentation wears-off, which won't take too long, you're left with a puzzle game. If you enjoy logic-based puzzle games, though, Darknet is certainly recommendable. It's not the kind of puzzle game that will keep you pushing to solve just one more level, but it's an enjoyable enough distraction when you're in the mood for a game in the genre.
  7. Mar 11, 2017
    72
    Darknet is a game of layers and depth in its puzzle-solving approach and economy management. Its addicting gameplay loop of capturing nodes, buying upgrades, and using the different tools pushes the player to play just one more level. But Darknet simply does not utilize virtual reality and its advantages in any meaningful way. A bob of the head is all that differentiates it from a non-VR title and these are the types of efforts that VR doesn’t need in its nascent stages.

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  1. Jan 19, 2019
    8
    Darknet is a unique and addicting puzzle game. And it's one of the most under rated games i've played. But while it's a great game, VirtualDarknet is a unique and addicting puzzle game. And it's one of the most under rated games i've played. But while it's a great game, Virtual Reality doesn't really add anything to the game. Expand