Reviews for Uplink
AddictiveLekes | Feb. 7, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
This hollywood style hacking game is a must play for those that have a curiosity for computer espionage. It is quite an old game and the graphics are just plain non-existant, but the Linux command line interface brings old school hacking to the comfort of your home, without the adverse affects. Once you figure out how to do most of the missions, the fun factor wears down pretty quickly, but figuring out everything on your own is not as easy as you might think. It's highly addicting for the first several hours.
Startling immersionsweetcuppincake | Oct. 18, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »
Introversion excels and immersing the player in the world of the games they create. This was even evident in their first game, Uplink. With only a very basic visual representation of a computer, they are able to place you in the role of a hacker for hire. You do odd jobs for people who contact you, or you rob banks for your own benefit. And a deeper mystery begins to unfold. You really get the sense of stumbling into something greater than what you'd been dealing with before. And it's actually somewhat tense trying to cover your tracks and keep from getting caught. Uplink is one of those games that works if you let it. If you are turned off by the simplicity of the visuals, you'll probably not enjoy it. But if you are willing to hand over your imagination, Uplink will take you for a great ride.
Pure awesomesauceCooberstooge | Aug. 28, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Uplink. You simply can't go wrong with this game if you're the least bit interested in hacking, and especially the hacker movies of the 1980s. There's so much in this little title, you'll be kept busy for hours, sneaking your way in where you don't belong, and keeping an eye out for the guys who'll always be trying to catch you.
Make no mistake, this is one involved game. Sure, there are automated tools to help you in your devious deeds, but running them, closing them, and removing all traces of them is all you. You find your jobs on a bulletin board, work your way through them, and unlock more of the story. There's hours and hours of gameplay here which, while after a time it gets repetitive, still gets you every now and then with the stress and fear of being caught.
Graphics-wise, Uplink looks old, but that is part of the charm. It would have looked super-futuristic and modern in the 1980s, but looks antiquated now. The game supports nice, big resolutions, and looks super sharp in everything it does. The game just oozes style.
Uplink is a surefire keeper, and is something you'll always find time for, even years from now. This will be one of those titles you show to your grand-kids with the "Back in my day" speech.
the best hacking "simulator" out theresoad667 | Sept. 5, 2011 | See all soad667's reviews »
The most enjoyable hacking game out there. The interface is quite static as you would expect from such a game. Prepare to see a lot of the same screens over and over again, don't forget that you're supposed to be looking at a computer's screen in the game after all. Missions are quite interesting, more than i expected, plus you have the option to choose/ignore them, giving a sense of freedom. Also, you don't have to worry about going in jail while trying some really "underground" stuff. Overall a great game which hopefully doesn't forget it's a game, keeping the hacking simulation at fun levels while not being extremely simple.
A hidden gemAscadia | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all Ascadia's reviews »
Following the hollywood school of hacking while keeping a retro style ui this game is unique both visually and in game play. This is not something I could recommend to everyone but its a niche game with niche appeal and if you like this sort of thing, then this is the sort of thing you will like. The game spins an interesting story via cryptic messages and mission objectives. Uplink will give you nothing, you have to work for everything but when you begin to scratch at the surface and really start to dig the game is unlike anything else on the market. Even the "Hacker" series pales in comparison.
Hack attack.GAMERamble | Aug. 8, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »
Ever wanted to experience the thrill of hacking without actually learning a line of code or worrying about the FBI kicking your door in? Then Uplink is your game. It's not exactly realistic but that would have made it boring in any case. This game is unlike most other games I've played and once you get hooked you'll be playing for a long time. Not everyone is going to enjoy the gameplay and the visuals are nothing to write home about but this game has plenty of atmosphere and is unique.
Well, there is an original game..Aladar | June 27, 2011 | See all Aladar's reviews »
Well, there is a game I didn't see equivalent of yet (at least at the time of release..)! Uplink is a simulator of hacking in a future. Sadly, this game seemed to get overlooked at it's release, although it was probably expected.. The game puts you in front of your trusty PC, connected to your rented box that you got from a hacker corporation.. and then lets you have your way with the Web. You can get jobs from bulletins, ranging from simple "hack to x and steal/delete data from their servers" to increasingly more difficult (and interesting) jobs like hacking into social security database and changing pieces of identities. After you progress far enough, there is a story going on as well. It's definitely original and a lot of fun, if you don't mind the minimalistic "graphics", challenging difficulty and the fact that it does get repetitive after some while..
Wow Hacking Is as Easy as Drinkingvirtualflyer | May 31, 2011 | See all virtualflyer's reviews »
This game is one of the most wonderful you can get around here, surely the best of his category.
Now hacking looks more and more easy, but even more funny than it is. The OS is very nice and it has some cool ideas I'd like to see in ours!
It's very exciting also because you can't just sit, have a look at you mission and think. You should hurry, get it before they trace you!
It has one problem, at least at the beginning missions are very similar, but the fun is behind the corner!
Buy it, it's worth it!
Destroy the Web or Save it?DragonKenji | April 19, 2011 | See all DragonKenji's reviews »
For all those who watched movies like Sneakers, The Net, Hackers and similar - Uplink is the game version of Hollywood Hacking, and boy is it a blast too! Starting out you'll be limited to basic missions and low level programs and hardware but as your money and rating builds you'll get faster machines and better software allowing you to hack more secure systems with greater ease. As well as the basic missions - there's the special awards hidden throughout the game - can you find them all?
Eventually you'll even be faced with a pivotal choice - destroy the system or save it? Uplink is an addictive experience that'll have you playing over and over again to find each special award, easter egg and secret while deciding whether to play it safe or risk a big hack.
Uplink: Mess with the best, die like the rest!srukor | April 13, 2011 | See all srukor's reviews »
HACKER HOLLYWOOD If you watched any movie that contains scenes of an American hacking into computers, you probably remember all those colored boxes, graphs, logs of scrolling speeds up the absurd, wonderful programs to crack passwords ... A Uplink is, in a shorter way, Hollywood hacker's simulator.
In the beginning, you are getting started as a newly employed by the agency Uplink noob - You hired a computer and a few simple programs. The game looks like a futuristic Windows, with simple sounds and with playing in background electronic music.
Good advantage is that, we can modify the interface skins which we choose in the options,a standard interface can be replaced by the blue one of the many different available on the web. Among them - Windows 95, MacOS X, also interface of Deus Ex.
Hacker saves the world?
At some point of our story, we received an email from a friend who send it before he died and we start hacking for the good of humanity because big and evil corporation created a nasty virus, which started to infect all the computers on Earth, and Uplink (of course) has to stop it.
In course of time, You will get promoted in the hacker's hierarchy and start to upgrade the hardware and software and by then get more complicated cases to deal with, like: stealing money from accounts, records, etc. Of course in all time you must be careful: cleaning the logs, avoid being traced by the IP to break security as quickly as possible - it's as difficult as playing the fps in a hard mode :)
The game is amazing! The most advantage is the gameplay and this is a huge plus of this production. Meanwhile playing it, we started to know what will happen next. “The appetite grows with what it feeds on’ - this proverb perfectly reflects the nature of this game. At least gameplay recompensed poor graphics and sounds.
I recommend the game because of gameplay and an original idea. There are a lot of games talking about crime, but few of them talks about offenses in the network. Were it not for the graphics and sound, the game could be a real hit.
And remember: Trust is a Weakness.
Hacker simulationfearon | April 11, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »
Have you ever wanted to be a hacker, like in movies? Uplink gives you a great opportunity to that! Maybe you won't break into Pentagon, after playing this game, but still is very interesting and fun-giving product, that'll give you a taste of stereotypical movie hacker. Good choice if you like original ideas.
Future Hacker experiencekeeveek | April 4, 2011 | See all keeveek's reviews »
Have you ever wondered how it's like to be the most dangerous hacker in the world? Uplink gives you an opportunity to taste it! The overlay looks simple, but beyond that is hiding a complex game. It's not a simulator of any kind - most hacking is reduced to graphicas interface appliactions, but it's fun!
As a hacker you have to be smart and quick. And quicker and smarter by others. And the authorities that will definitely want to chase you down. Are you going to be a "good" hacker or a cracker who's only chief is money? You decide!