High tech computer crime and industrial espionage on the Internet. You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available. You can speculate on a fully working stock market (and even influence its outcome). You can modify peoples academic or criminal records. You can divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts. You can even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed.
From Introversion comes this gem of a game, Uplink. In the futuristic year of 2010, you are hired as an agent of the Uplink Corporation. A Corporation that specializes in computer crimes. From there you will hack, steal and sabotage your way to wealth and infamy.
What is left to say about this game? Besides being extremely addicting I found it to be great fun. The thrill of braking into a bank or framing someone for crimes is made all the more exciting by the increasingly faster pings of the tracert on you from the authorities.
Any gamer be it casual or elite would find find this game interesting
- The Open world is very enjoyable, Allowing you to take up jobs on the BBS for credits or work as a freelancer on your own terms and laugh as you ruin the lives of fellow hackers for such crimes as "Stealing Pop-tarts" or "Paroling Parole".
- An interesting story with the fate of the Internet in your hands. Choose to save it or lead in its destruction.
- Addicting gameplay and thrills where the slightest trace of your crimes can lead you your capture.
-While the game is incredibly fun after you have completed it twice (for each ending) you will have seen 90% of all the game has to offer. There are some funny and interesting easter eggs and references to films but while it might be fun to go back and beat the game once in awhile that is about the extent of its re-playability.