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    May 19, 2014
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Hard Time is a game in which you control a character who has just been sentenced to do hard time. You can use the generic character created, or you can make your own by choosing a new nickname and adjusting character attributes including health, strength, intelligence, and crime committed. It's also possible to change the character's physical appearance. Once your character is complete, it's time to meet your fellow inmates and start to establish your reputation.

Hard Time is quick to install and to run. The controls employ various shortcut keys, and you can use the mouse to pan around the room. With your character, you are free to explore the prison and interact with other prisoners. Activities include exercising, fighting, and working. You earn money by working, which is particularly useful for acquiring friends. The decisions your character makes cause the various meters of health, reputation, and strength to go up or down.

The mechanics of this game are easy to pick up and the graphics are not high tech. They get the job done, though, if you're just looking for a fun diversion, and the game does load quickly and run smoothly. This is not a game you'll enjoy if you're interested in a hard-core gaming experience or if you take it too seriously. There just isn't a lot of substance either in the characters or the storyline options, but for a free game, it's not bad.

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2 stars


January 15, 2015  |  By heil_Argentina

 |  Version: Hard Time 1.44




ugly boring


bad bad check the gameplay on youtube

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5 stars

"loved it!!"

December 17, 2014

 |  Version: Hard Time 1.44


the reactions to the reasons your in jail are amazing


the cops and other cons are quick to beat you up

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5 stars

"A really good game with some flaws"

November 23, 2014  |  By theelectricspider39

 |  Version: Hard Time 1.44


You have lots of customization options for your character.

The game can get addicting at times.

There are lots of weapons you can use against people from combs to machine guns.

You can also make your own weapons in the workshop.

There are gangs you can join.


When your happiness meter falls to 0, you go into auto fight mode. You can't control your character and you punch everyone. It's quite annoying.

The controls are awkward and hard to get used to.

The guards are irritating at times.

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5 stars

"I made a gameplay video of this game"

October 27, 2014  |  By Jazff

 |  Version: Hard Time 1.44


Watch it here :


Nope. Just that everyone is trying to kill me in the game.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.44
Windowed mode available as an alternative executable.
Publisher MDickie
Publisher web site
Release Date April 26, 2007
Date Added May 19, 2014
Version 1.44
Category Games
Subcategory Adventure Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements DirectX 7.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 19.64MB
File Name hardtime_setup.exe
Total Downloads 614,974
Downloads Last Week 2,408
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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