If any of you dreamed of becoming a hacker, today, the Czech studio Trickster Arts presents us with such a virtual opportunity. Immerse yourself in the world of hacking and data protection with a brand new global online strategy in real-time called “Hackers.” The game has over 5 million installations. Keep reading this Hackers review to find more about its features.
In Hackers game, you can build and develop your own network, collect resources, hire units (viruses and various kinds of malicious software), fight with other users, hacking their networks. Rise in the ranking of the best hackers in the country or the whole world. Fight for world supremacy both on a personal scale and in terms of the most influential country.
The plot is, of course, a big word for a PvP oriented game. So don’t count on it at all. However, the hint system and training are well thought out. It helps you understand the essence of what is happening. As happens in this kind of game: you decided to build a brand new local network based on some Ergo system, and some stranger volunteered to help you with this. This character will gradually guide you on the path of a seasoned hacker. That’s all that somehow can be called a plot.
The game features three types of resources: dollars, bitcoins, and loans. For dollars, we buy all the equipment for our local network and some improvements for existing buildings. You need Bitcoins to purchase individual node improvements, research new malicious programs, and prepare executable files of malicious software (in other words, hiring units). Loans are a useful resource that significantly simplifies your hacker life.
The game starts with undergoing training. You have to build an underlying local network (base). In the lower right corner, there is a button Build, where on several tabs, the nodes (buildings) necessary for our life are collected. The Business tab contains economic types of Nodes that are designed to store and earn resources.
The next, no less critical tab is Security, which contains the nodes necessary to protect your network. Another tab is called Hacking and contains nodes that will help you develop and store viruses. The last tab Black Market is intended for the purchase/spending of loans.
The main structure in the system is the Core. The number of nodes that can simultaneously support a local network depends on its level. The Core should always have access to the global network. The nodes themselves are interconnected by routes and form the so-called network topology. To connect one node to another with a route, hold your finger on the selected node until it is highlighted in red. After that, swipe in the direction of the node to which you want to get directions. A connecting white line appears. You can use a similar mechanism to disconnect the nodes (only when the connecting line is red).
Replay Value 3/5
The full game can take several weeks or even months. The plot in it is practically absent, so you certainly will not get bored the second or third time, encountering the same moments. When you repeat the game, it may seem even more exciting, because you already have the necessary set of skills and do not go “blindly.”
Graphics help players immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a virtual world. Here you will find many items with an attractive design that will be useful to you on the way to victory.
Sounds and music in Hackers also contribute to immersion in the game. An unobtrusive, but memorable soundtrack, as well as sounds that interfere with actions, is an excellent accompaniment that adds to the game’s attractiveness.