Hacker Evolution Duality
You are Brian Spencer. Your background is mostly classified and you have done pretty much everything related to computer hacking and cyber crime both on and off the record. But when you got involved in working for the Xenti Corporation, things didn’t go as planned. Your knowledge and work was used to create Artificial Intelligence that can replace human hackers. With the help of this technology, the Xenti Corporation is one step away from controlling the entire internet, and virtually every device that is connected to it. They can create as many hackers as they want, with the click of a mouse, and have them perform anything on their behalf. When you tried to stop this, they tried to kill you.
You are on your own. Without any limits to what you can do. You have to go back against them, and stop them if you can. Hack into computers, steal money and get your hands on anything you can, and use it to stop them.
Redesigned interface and game play
Large open world populated by AI hackers
Amazing new graphics, sounds and animations
Choice of game play: pursue the game's objectives, or play a never ending and evolving open game.
The worst of themdeathm00n | Sept. 3, 2012 | See all deathm00n's reviews »
If you played the other Hacker Evolution games don't bother with this one, what was fun with the other two was doing everything with the keyboard, but in this one all is graphical and how fast you are with a mouse. Even if it still has all the features of the previous one, like decrypt, cracking, stealing money, it does so with boring minigames instead of a logical calculation about how much RAM or CPU you would need to decrypt a server for instance. Even if you have the upgrades you can fail the minigames.
I've spent some good hours in the other two game but this one doesn't live up to them, played it for 2 hours maxed and hated it.
Up-to-date partial Uplink cloneCooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
While it's nice to finally see someone attempt to make an Uplink for today's generation, Hacker Evolution Duality fails in several key ways, and ends up being not much of an advance from the previous titles in the series.
Clicking a few buttons is all most hacking attempts require, and most activities overall just don't feel like they try to get the player really involved in anything - it's like you're just sitting there watching a video play. While it's got that whole Uplink vibe going, I found myself wishing I was just playing Uplink instead.
There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Hacker Evolution Duality, but there's not a whole lot going for it either. It looks better, and a couple of the puzzles are quite interesting, but that's about it.
Boring and not worth ithotmando1 | July 1, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »
There is barely any sense of real hacking in this. The closest you'll get is the typical voice of "accessing", "engaging", "complete", etc. You only get eight choices to hack from as well. There is almost no action in this game. Also, the game appears more or less an offshoot of "Uplink". The game-play mechanics, graphics, etc all feel similar. While stealing money, hacking computers, etc seem tempting: it is not all that worth while. you do all this in one or two clicks of a button. It is utter boredom under the guise of action and adventure. It's better to just read articles about hackers than to pay twenty dollars for this.