Theme: Hacking / Pseudohacking

Group Description

Games that deal with entry into and manipulation of a computer system by various means. This could mean extracting data files or turning off security controls on various devices or sabotage of the computer system itself. These games attempt to simulate (with various levels of realism) elements of hacking/cracking and dealing with computer code. Typically pseudohacking games are also Darker science fiction themed and/or Cyberpunk, however it is not a requirement.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
TRON: Maze-A-Tron1982IntellivisionMattel Electronics2.60
2010: The Graphic Action Game1984ColecoVisionColeco Industries, Inc.2.80
The Hacker1985BBC Micro, ElectronFirebird Software Ltd....
Hacker1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, PC-88, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.51
Portal1986Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterActivision, Inc.3.12
Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.2.84
Neuromancer1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
Interphase1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSImage Works3.70
Sid Meier's Covert Action1990Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.90
Virus-Farm1992DOS3.00
BloodNet1993Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGameTek, Inc.3.75
Shadowrun1993SNESData East USA, Inc.3.81
Computer Underground1993DOSHaxoft2.50
Shadowrun1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.94
Beneath a Steel Sky1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.88
Operation: Inner Space1994Windows 3.xSoftware Dynamics, Inc.3.59
System Shock1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Electronic Arts, Inc.4.03
The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xCreative Multimedia Corporation2.67
Bureau 131995DOS, Windows 3.xGameTek, Inc.3.53
Shadowrun1996SEGA CDCompile3.36
RayCrisis: Series Termination1998Arcade, PlayStationWorking Designs...
Webmaster1999Macintosh, WindowsTivola Publishing, Inc.4.00
System Shock 21999Linux, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Front Mission 31999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.91
Hacker2000WindowsUnreal Visions3.62
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Selected Covers

Front Mission 3 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Front Mission 3
Bureau 13 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Bureau 13
The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum

Selected Screenshots

Entering the Farm
Screenshot from Virus-Farm
world in the year 2112 ad
Screenshot from Front Mission 3
Developer's logo
Screenshot from Bureau 13
Popup Pager welcoming you
Screenshot from Hacker