Uplink, probably the best game in the hack’n’crack genre, is available 50% off on GOG.com for $2.99 until next Thursday!
Uplink: Hacker Eliteset up the path for other Introversion titles--games that lack in high-end graphics (which, on the other hand, is a good thing for many of us old-laptop users), but flourish in the gameplay department. This also makes them difficult to advertise to a more action-oriented audience: “Hey, do you want to play an RTS about flat ‘somethings’ living in the computer?” or “No, it’s not a screensaver, I’ve just launched 28 nuclear missiles.” But anyone looking for a good time in front of his/her PC will not be disappointed.
Uplink: Hacker Elite is a hacker (surprise!) simulation set in a cyberpunk future world, which takes a lot from classic hacker movies like Sneakers and Hackers. The game, surprisingly, offers a really interesting story, with many side-quests and a believable world. You start as an aspiring freelance hacker and slowly build up your position in the hacking underground, earn some cash, upgrade your computer, and get comfortable with the interface so you can take on more ‘intriguing’ assignments. Missions include stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, crashing the stock market, erasing evidence, and, of course, not getting caught by the FBI.
Uplink is a non-standard game, but the hacker’s OS is accessible and enjoyable right from the get-go. Grab it for only $2.99.
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