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The best hacking games

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 2
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS
Uplink: Hacker Elite
simulationWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS

System Shock 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1999protected4.2/5 Irrational Games
System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios. It was released in 1999 and is known for its innovative gameplay, atmospheric setting, and deep narrative.The game is set in a futuristic cyberpunk universe aboard the starship Von Braun in the year 2114. Players assume the role ...

Sid Meier's Covert Action

DOS1990protected4.1/5 MicroProse Software


DOS19894.1/5 The Assembly Line

Deus Ex

DOSMac OS2000protecteddemo4/5 Ion Storm
Deus Ex is a critically acclaimed action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2000 and was designed by Warren Spector, combining elements of first-person shooters, stealth games, and role-playing games. The game is set in a dystopian future where society is fraught with conspiracy the...

Uplink: Hacker Elite

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS2001protected4/5 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...


DOS19894/5 Interplay Productions


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...


DOSMac OS19863.9/5 Activision

System Shock

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Looking Glass Studios

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...

Igor Objective Uuklaonia

DOS19953.5/5 Péndulo Studios



Computer Underground

DOS1993freeware3.5/5 Haxsoft
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