Abandonware DOS title

Games featuring some sort of hacking

There's a unique kind of simulation games that can be described only as "hacking simulations". The gameplay of hacking sims is centered around some kind of computer hacking, but can involve other types of activities usually part of different genres (adventure, strategy, etc.). Hacking is often implemented in games as a mini-game or a subset of non-mandatory skills (take, for example, Deus Ex, or System Shock).

Most popular hacking games

System Shock
action-adventureDOS
System Shock 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac
BloodNet
adventureDOS
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BloodNet

DOS1993protected4/5 MicroProse Software
BloodNet is a blend of point & click adventure (it has puzzles and an adventure style dialogue system) and RPG (player statistics, combat, random encounters), set in a dark cyberpunk New York. BloodNet was developed and published by MicroProse software in 1993. You are Ransom Stark who's goal in the game is to defeat a vampire called Van Helsin...
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Computer Underground

DOS1993freeware3.5/5 Haxsoft
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Deus Ex

DOSMac2000protected4.2/5 Ion Storm
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Hacker

DOSMac19864/5 Activision
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Hacker 2: The Doomsday Papers

DOS19863.7/5 Activision
Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers is a video computer game developed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision. It was released in 1986 and is a sequel to the original Hacker game. The game was available for various home computer systems of the time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS.In Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers, players take...
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Igor Objective Uuklaonia

DOS19953.5/5 Péndulo Studios
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Interphase

DOS19894/5 The Assembly Line
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Neuromancer

DOS19894/5 Interplay Productions
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Sid Meier's Covert Action

DOS1990protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software
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System Shock

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Looking Glass Studios
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System Shock 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1999protected4.2/5 Irrational Games
System Shock 2 is a Windows science fiction cyberpunk game developed by Irrational Games, designed by Ken Levine and published by Electronic Arts in 1999. System Shock 2 is a blend of more than one genre: RPG, action-adventure, shooter, stealth game.
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Uplink: Hacker Elite

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac2001protected4/5 Introversion Software Limited
Uplink is a computer hacking simulation game released in 2001 by Introversion Software. The game allows players to take on the role of a hacker for hire and engage in various hacking activities.In Uplink, players perform tasks such as hacking into systems, stealing data, and covering their tracks. The game features a realistic representation of hac...
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