Uplink

Uplink 1.5.4

Become a true cyber-hacker

Who hasn't dreamed of one day making millions as a hacker? In Uplink you perform all sorts of jobs for major corporations, hacking into servers, stealing files and making money in the process. View full description

PROS

  • Cyber hacking world
  • Exciting missions
  • Strategy oriented

CONS

  • Weak graphics
  • Geeks only!

Good
7

Who hasn't dreamed of one day making millions as a hacker? In Uplink you perform all sorts of jobs for major corporations, hacking into servers, stealing files and making money in the process.

Uplink adds a realistic touch to the game, as you start out by being hired and have a set of software tools, including crackers and file removers, to work with. You regularly receive missions via email, which you can decide to perform any time.

The game is obviously aimed at geeks, or anyone who was left fascinated with the Matrix as it includes a very technical side to it, where you can actually check the performances of your own PC and improve it. You'll also have to manage the money you earn wisely, as you can invest in shares and monitor the stock market.

Despite weak graphics, Uplink is a very exciting game with a strategical side to it. Will appeal to wannabe hackers.

An enigma in itself, Uplink is akin to a more cerebral incarnation of Ambrosia's uplink_globe.jpgpopular Escape Velocity series of games, with missions that interweave a threaded plot which is unveiled with each conquest. Only this time, you have only your intellect, hacking skills, and the computer systems you've compromised to aid you.

You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people.

You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and also to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases, you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available. You can speculate on a fully working stock market (and even influence its outcome). You can modify people's academic or criminal records, divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts, and even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed.

Uplink

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Uplink 1.5.4