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Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced!

After winning awards on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR, Darknet is now available for the HTC Vive and also INCLUDES A NON-VR VERSION for those without a headset!Features

DEEP GAMEPLAY: “Darknet is the closest thing to a killer app for the system... It seems simple at first, but Darknet quickly grows to require a lot of second- and third-order logical thinking, under what can be a strict time limit. More than anything else, Darknet was what I was excited to play every time.” - Ars Technica

CYBERPUNK HACKING: “Darknet is the hacking VR game we’ve all been waiting for since our first viewing of HACKERS, Johnny Mnemonic, or Tron… Everything I wanted out of a hacking game since 1995. The future is finally here and I’m cracking nodes, dropping viruses, staying one-step ahead of security.” - BigSushi.fm

GREAT FOR VR: “When I dove into the cyberspace simulation, I lost myself in the illusion. My relationship to meat space was momentarily forgotten. And that’s precisely what a virtual reality game ought to do for the player… It is the best Oculus Rift game I’ve ever played.” - DailyDot

  • BEST GAMEPLAY - Proto Awards 2014
  • FINALIST - IndieCade 2015
  • GRAND PRIZE- Oculus VR Jam

  • "Darknet is one of the oldest VR games around, and still one of the best.” - The Verge
  • “Enjoy solving puzzles? Strategizing? Does the description ‘cyberpunk hacking in virtual reality’ light up your eyes like Christmas morning? Darknet is reminiscent of Hollywood's appalling movie interpretation of "hacking" from the '90s, but it's fun and engaging.” - CNET
  • “Completely worth your time. An interesting puzzle game where you have to hack into different computer system using an array of tools, it also winkingly makes fun of the 90s-era version of VR. If you ever wanted to pretend you were a hacker from the 1995 film Hackers, this is a pretty good place to start.” - Polygon
  • "And therein lies the beauty of Darknet. The game is simple on its surface, yet it's filled with challenges that keep you pressing on to beat the next one. I thought I was going to play Darknet for 20 minutes or so to get a feel for the game. Little did I know, three hours would pass before I gazed upon (actual) reality again." - Tom's Hardware
Release date
Broken Rules
E McNeill
Archiact Interactive
E McNeill
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PlayStation 4

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8,
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Aimbot Skills
Successfully hack a node using the hexpad
A Hackers Dozen
Purchase 12 Viruses
A Worm Named Morris
Use a Worm
A Ghost Within A Shell
Captured all nodes in a network before capturing the Root Node
Script Kiddie
Complete the Tutorial
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Darknet reviews and comments

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Product received for free ▒ █ █ ▒ █ █ ▒ █ ▒ █ ▄ ▄ █ ▒ █ ░ ▒ █ ░ ░ ░ ▒ █ ▄ ▄ ▄ ▒ █ ░ ░ ░ ▄ █ ▄ ▒ █ ▄ ▄ █ class game, Continue to be this! I would recommend it to anyone who likes to do something next to it. The Game is based on Hacking Man trying to break into Different Systems. One has Firewalls, and others are very Complex. In addition, there are also orders where the Network should be completely hacked in the best time. For the whole game I can issue a Clear Buy recommendation. Rating: 10/10-Fun 10/10-Pleasant Environment 10/10-Graphic (Gives a the Hacker feeling) Sense of time lost (check) hack dirty (Check) Clueless penetrated into a Network to look for it 10 Out of 10 points (Check) Thank you for the Great Game, hope Very much that it will please others as well.
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Product received for free Developed by only one Developer within 3 Weeks. All I can say about this is: Hats off! The Game runs super fluid and the Concept in itself is well worked out. However, when Buying note, it's more of a thing for Casual Players. One quickly refutes what has been learned and then applies it to increasingly difficult Cases. Once you have left the Tutorial behind, there is one factor to come, namely time. You have to complete the Hacks within a predetermined Time, otherwise you don't get anything for it. That makes it really exciting in places when you push into more difficult Areas later. Can only recommend the Game, but if you want to get an Impression of the Gameplay, you can do so here: Let's Play Darknet #01-Hack Attack • HTC Vive VR Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZExskubCt4
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Product received For free I received Darknet for free. It describes itself as a VR Game, but I played it without VR as I don't own one. Even worked out without super. Darknet Describes itself as a Puzzle game and I can totally agree with that. You click into a System, which you select beforehand and try to spread your Viruses there. To do this, you start one or more Viruses at a blue Point and from there they spread. If it First gets to a next Point, instead of to the Center to The core, the Firewall turns on and eliminates the Virus. So Here it's time To Think about how best to solve it. The Game reminds me very much of the Windows Game Minesweeper, who still knows it ^ ^ By successfully Hacking you always get some Money with which you can buy new Viruses or similar Technology that make the Game easier. The Goal of each Mission is to successfully hack the Stem Cell, before that you have to of course hack the smaller Cells. Once you have done this, you get Points that you can spend again. I think the Game has a total Playing Time of so about 5-10 Hours. Think For the Puzzle Leafines, the Price could be really worthwhile. Still, it's the Same thing over and over again and you have little Variety. Voice and texts have no Translation errors and Bugs did not occur to me either. A rather mixed Buy recommendation:/
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