DOS - 1985
Description of Hacker
Even today, Activision's Hacker games remain two of the best espionage games ever made. The premise of Hacker 1 is novel: you accidentally stumble upon someone else's computer system and can't resist the temptation to hack it (the game even justifies its lack of instructions this way-- after all, no one will be there to help you if this actually happens).
In Hacker 2, you are employed by the government after impressing them with your hacking skills earlier. Gameplay involves... nah, you're on your own, remember? Rest assured these are great games though.
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Comments and reviews
Mr Vampire 2019-02-08 1 point Commodore 64 version
Interesting game but extremely difficult because of the timer. The rumor back when I played this in the 80's was that when you beat this game it prints you either the document you have been collecting or maybe some sort of certificate of achievement. This is hinted at in the manual where it says to connect the printer as an optional part of the setup and installation. The manual also encouraged you to send the creators feedback and ask for hints for the game. (Don't know anyone that did).
Astcell 2018-11-13 0 point DOS version
I’ve played this game and got about 90% done when time always ran out on me. I collected all the paper strips except one. At that point I upgraded my PC from a 4.77 MHz to and 8 MHz and the game the never played properly after that.
Zack 2015-11-19 -1 point
This game was impossible to win. Even with help, the best was some near solution.
Hulsie 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version
I always like the concept of this but found the game far too difficult and not very enjoyable. I liked the sequel slightly better.
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