Hack the Universe

Hack the Universe

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    139,366
  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2005
  • File Size:
    3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This text-based game lets you assume the deplorable role of a thieving computer hacker, but it doesn't seem ready for prime time. Though Hack the Universe provides a text window that tells you how to play, actually operating the game requires you to dig around a bit and can be confusing. Basically, you select target IP addresses based on news tips, crack passwords, and steal money and information before being detected. You can use your ill-gotten gains to improve your computer, but the demo only lets you earn a certain amount. As you might expect the graphics are below average, and the background music quickly grows tiresome. You can choose to disable the sound, but that's really the only customization option to speak of. Stability was an issue in our tests. Hack the Universe opens both a play window and a control-center window, but when we tried to switch between them, the text and graphics from one ended up displayed on the other. Eventually, we had to disable the game via the Task Manager. Disgruntled computer geeks might take a chance on this game, so long as they don't let it influence their real-world activities.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-4 of 4

  • 2 stars

    "Not bad,but its short and has bugs."

    December 29, 2005   |   By DocAnkh

    Version: Hack the Universe 2.7

    Pros

    Its pretty simple,gets the blood going while whatching the clock going down while tring to figure out what all you can do on the demo.

    Cons

    On my computer,when loaded,only 70% of the game screen showed,until I really started,but even after that only 90-95% of the screen was present,but not enough to not be able to play it,afterall its a "demo"...

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  • 1 stars

    "What is this, deja vu all over again?"

    January 31, 2005   |   By Roboto8088

    Version: Hack the Universe 2.7

    Pros

    Not an overly complex hack, good for beginners and wannabes. May lead to something bigger and better, after all, this is the fifth or sixth itteration of "Digital Overlay." Plus, the price is good for future versions for life.

    Cons

    If you already played "Digital Overlay," don't bother with this. It's just the same exact game as DO, as Mindlink, as Digital Evil, as Missing Link, as..., only with graphic tweaks. Maybe if they concentrated their efforts on the game's content...

    How about some originallity here?!!!??

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  • 5 stars

    "good"

    January 17, 2005

    Version: Hack the Universe 2.7

    Summary

    good game, could use some more features though

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  • 5 stars

    "great idea"

    January 17, 2005

    Version: Hack the Universe 2.7

    Summary

    This game is a basic simulation of hacking into computers and stealing money and files. I like it!

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    General
    Publisher Terminal Zero
    Publisher web site http://www.terminalzero.com
    Release Date January 17, 2005
    Date Added January 17, 2005
    Version 2.7
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Simulation
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 3MB
    File Name hacktheuniverse.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 139,366
    Downloads Last Week 32
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Some features disabled
    Price $17

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