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Hacknet

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Hacknet is a computer hacking simulator. You take on the role of a user nicknamed Bit and need to investigate the death of the previous "Bit" that was probably involved in illegal activity. To get through the story, you search for the files on other computers that can help to reveal the truth about your predecessor.  Hacknet combines a graphical interface with a text-based console creating the impression of real hacking software. As a rule, every mission consists of connecting to another computer, breaking its protection system and getting special privileges and access to the database. You need to complete the mission before the speed countdown reaches zero. If you fail, you’ll have one more try to finish the level. Hacknet is expanded with Hacknet Labyrinths DLC that adds two more chapters to the story, new hacking tools, and a fully new soundtrack.  The game can also be modified by players.
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Metacritic rating
82
Release date
Aug 11, 2015
Developer
Team Fractal Alligator
Publisher
Surprise Attack, Fellow Traveller
Age rating
17+ Mature
Website
http://www.hacknet-os.com/

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 13.4 LTS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 13.04
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Hacknet reviews and comments

Simple but feels "hacky"
I highly underestimated game. When I saw it for the first time, I thought it’s another average game with mediocre graphics. I got it with a Humble Bundle and decided to give it a chance. And I found out that this game is awesome. It’s very immersive and enjoyable to play. So now I can recommend it and advise you not to judge a book by its cover.  
«Liked before it became a hit»
The core gameplay here is simple, repetitive and boring. You connect folders, “hack” the program and then search for another computer to hack. I thought something interesting would happen later but no - that’s all the could offer. No challenging puzzles, no gameplay variety. This game is for people who don’t want to do anything but feel like a “real hacker”.  
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