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  • genre Strategy / Simulation / Modern
  • download size 28 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 334 user ratings.
  • release date October 1, 2001
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Introversion Software / Introversion Software
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • avatar
  • bonus cd
  • developer interview
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Very unique gameplay - you play as a hacker, breaking firewalls and cracking bank accounts. All this in Hollywood style!
  • Stylized soundtrack that perfectly matches the Cyberpunk game atmosphere.
  • Simple but deep interface that is easy to learn and hard to master.


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 to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases, 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. You can divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts. You can even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed--or lead the fight against it!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE, PEGI Rating: 3+

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 1.8 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: 64 MB of VRAM Patched to version 1.55

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Thrilling, atmospheric, tense: Best played at midnight in a dark room!

Posted on 2012-07-12 09:17:20 byChesko's avatarChesko:

This game is truly unique. If you're in the mood to live out your hacker fantasies and cause havoc on a global scale, there is no better game.
Gameplay: The only word I could use is thrilling (sometimes terrifying!) First off, you only have one "save" slot for a particular "character" (a login). If you are arrested or caught, the game will DELETE your save. That means, NO TAKEread more BACKS, no SAVE SCUMMING. This makes the game unbelievably tense the whole way through. And if you make a mistake, you may not be made aware of it until some minutes later; you feel the sense of ALWAYS being on your toes!
Music: Amazing. I still listen to the soundtrack today. It's haunting, cool, and melodic and fits really well.
Graphics: Minimalistic UI-based interface from where you check emails, perform various hacks, and trace your connections around the globe. Nothing to write home about, but fits this unique game perfectly. The game does take some artistic liberty with certain terms (gigaflops, and so on)

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Nothing quite like it

Posted on 2012-07-12 10:49:11 byarkan01d's avatararkan01d:

Uplink is a game where you start off as a fledgling hacker and work your way into a world wide conspiracy. The story line is optional however. You choose what you want to do. You can upgrade your PC and get better hacking software. You break down firewalls and intrude upon networks. You can even hack the banks! There is a newer hacker game out: Hacker Evolution, but it pales whenread more compared to the simplicity and open-ended nature of Uplink. If you ever wanted to be a hacker this is your game.

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a special game....

Posted on 2012-07-12 06:10:11 bydannte's avatardannte:

this game is like nothing I've played before. you should understnad that the whoke interface is almost textual, which might take some time to get used to. no graphic effects, to explosion, only boxes filled with data that you will click and drag.
you play as a hacker who connects from his own (your own) computer to a gateway and works from there. stealing and deleting data whileread more reading and being integrated in global conspericies.
this game will make your heart race as you wait for a file to finish copying before the trace on your location is completed. it's a great game, really is, a bit repeatative but engrosing. and if you'r not afraid of new experiences, you should try it

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